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Venezuela Shuts Schools and Tells Workers to Stay Home After Big Power Cuts

Venezuela Shuts Schools and Tells Workers to Stay Home After Big Power CutsWhile the communications minister and vice president initially said that the blackout that began Monday afternoon had been resolved, laying blame on an “attack” of the system by political opponents, the lights went out again in the capital city Caracas in the evening. The South American country was recovering from a crippling week-long power failure earlier this month that sparked looting in major cities, exacerbated emergencies in hospitals without generators and spoiled food at a time when many Venezuelans are struggling to eat three meals a day. President Nicolas Maduro continues to blame the U.S. and domestic opponents for sabotage and attacks on the grid while the opposition says his regime has failed to invest and maintain the aging infrastructure.



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I got into 39 colleges without cheating: What applying to schools looks like in 2019

I got into 39 colleges without cheating: What applying to schools looks like in 2019Jordan Nixon got into 39 colleges without any celebrity parents or $ 500,000 bribes. But that doesn't mean it wasn't "stressful to say the least."



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Pakistan seizes religious schools in intensified crackdown on militants

Pakistan seizes religious schools in intensified crackdown on militantsThe move represents Pakistan’s biggest move against banned organizations in years and appears to be targeting Islamic welfare organizations that the United States says are a front for militant activities. Pakistan is facing pressure from global powers to act against groups carrying out attacks in India, including Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which claimed responsibility for the Feb. 14 attack that killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police. Pakistani officials say the crackdown is part of a long-planned drive and not a response to Indian anger over what New Delhi calls Islamabad’s failure to rein in militant groups operating on Pakistani soil.



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Parents of bullied CPS students seek to make changes in schools

Parents of bullied CPS students seek to make changes in schoolsParents of Chicago Public Schools students who have been bullied gathered Saturday to find a way to keep their kids in school.



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Fox Business Network presenter blames schools teaching ‘fairness’ as poll shows support for higher taxes on multi-millionaires

Fox Business Network presenter blames schools teaching ‘fairness’ as poll shows support for higher taxes on multi-millionairesA Fox Business Network presenter blamed the fact schools have being teaching children “fairness” after the organisation’s own polling showed there was overwhelming support for higher taxes on multi-millionaires. Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren has proposed a “wealth tax” for those earning more than $ 50m and has won support from both Democrats and Republicans. In response to the poll, Charles Payne, host of Fox Business Network’s Making Money with Charles Payne, said: “The idea of fairness has been promoted in our schools for a long time.



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L.A. school board seeks pause on charter schools, after teachers' strike

L.A. school board seeks pause on charter schools, after teachers' strikeThe Los Angeles school board voted on Tuesday to ask state lawmakers for a moratorium on new charter schools in the area, as demanded by a union for more than 30,000 teachers in a six-day strike that ended last week. The 5-1 vote by the school board represented a dramatic shift for a panel on which at least half the members had previously supported charter schools, which are publicly funded but privately managed. Charter schools operate in most of the United States with teachers who often are not represented by a union.



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Trump boosts bills to teach his favorite book — the Bible — in public schools

Trump boosts bills to teach his favorite book — the Bible — in public schoolsSteven Fitschen, president of the National Legal Foundation, reacts to the president's tweet praising his effort to teach teach the Bible in public schools.



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The March for Life is a different kind of field trip for schools like Covington Catholic

The March for Life is a different kind of field trip for schools like Covington CatholicCatholic schools have been sending students to the anti-abortion event for years, but the nation's politics make that a dicier proposition today.



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Los Angeles teachers strike, claiming 'existential battle' over schools

Los Angeles teachers strike, claiming 'existential battle' over schoolsMore than 30,000 Los Angeles teachers demanding pay raises and smaller classes walked off the job in America’s second-largest school system on Monday, marching downtown in the rain after negotiations over a new contract broke down. Students arriving for classes at some 900 campuses across the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) were met by their teachers carrying picket signs in the city’s first teachers’ strike in three decades. “It’s an existential battle for the future of public education,” teacher Mike Finn told Reuters outside John Marshall High School in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz.



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'You Can't Teach Dead Kids.' Safety Report Warns Florida Schools to Do More After Parkland Shooting

'You Can't Teach Dead Kids.' Safety Report Warns Florida Schools to Do More After Parkland Shooting"There must be a sense of urgency — and there is not," the report states



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