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  1. MERCER ISLAND, Wash. – A 14-year-old self-described feminist at Islander Middle School is drawing inspiration from her idol Hillary Clinton to campaign for free tampons in school bathrooms. Eighth-grader Cordelia Longo had a rough day at school this year when she went to a school bathroom and found it did not have a sanitary napkin/tampon […]
  2. WATERVLIET, N.Y. – Two teens face criminal charges after a massive brawl that broke out following Watervliet High School graduation ceremonies on Thursday. Watervliet Police Chief Mark Spain told the Albany Times Union that officers responded to a 911 call shortly after 8:30 p.m. Thursday and found dozens of people duking it out in the […]
  3. MIAMI – Miami and Dade County taxpayers are now footing the bill for a lobbyist to advocate for local schools in Washington D.C. The Miami-Dade school board voted Wednesday to pay the Florida lobbying firm Ballard Partners $108,000 a year to represent its interests at the federal level, in Congress and with several federal agencies, […]
  4. BUFFALO, N.Y. – A Trump-supporting member of the Buffalo School Board is facing an unprecedented hearing before New York’s highest education official this week amid public backlash from comments criticizing the Obamas. Board member Carl P. Paladino is facing calls to remove him from the school board from social justice groups, the Buffalo Federation of […]
  5. TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s State Board of Examiners has suspended or revoked the licenses of at least 5 educators over the last month for accusations or convictions of student sex abuse. The Board recently named six former teachers who lost their credentials in June, including so-called educators who allegedly sent explicit text messages, fondled, […]
  6. TORONTO, Canada – Black students at Canada’s largest university are having a special graduation ceremony just for them, a student-organized celebration of their triumph over alleged systemic racism at the University of Toronto. Jessica Kirk told The Canadian Press that black students face racism on campus all the time in the form of microaggressions, a […]
  7. BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University student Ana Ramirez is blaming Donald Trump for losing her student government position because she’s an illegal immigrant. The 19-year-old was recently elected to the university’s Student Board of Directors, but university officials blocked her from taking office because she’s not a U.S. citizen. WWU officials told King 5 […]
  8. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Schools across Illinois are bracing for the worst as the state continues to miss promised funding payments amid a years-long budget standoff between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats in control of the General Assembly. Last year, the governor and General Assembly agreed to a stop-gap school funding measure that increased education […]
  9. MURRIETA, Calif. – The advisor for Vista Murrieta High School’s Associated Student Body resigned her post after parents and students uncovered vote rigging that altered the outcomes of three races. Principal Mick Wager confirmed in an email to parents that an investigation into the school’s recent student body elections showed the races for 2019 Class […]
  10. WALL, N.J. – President Trump recognized several teens from a New Jersey high school who spoke out when references to his campaign were edited out of the yearbook. “Thank you Wyatt and Montana – two young Americans who aren’t afraid to stand up for what they believe in,” Trump posted to Facebook. “Our movement to […]
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