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A high school teacher in the Little Cypress-Mauriceville district was suspended this week for five days without pay for showing students a French movie that contained brief nudity, school district attorney Quentin Price said Tuesday. The district's seven-member board voted...
GARY SCHARRER Houston Chronicle Texas middle and high school students who speak limited English lag about 60 points behind white children on the state's TAKS test, underscoring problems with bilingual education, civil rights lawyers testified Monday before a federal judge. The...
RAY MASSEY Daily Mail First Class travellers on a British Airways transatlantic flight were horrified when they were forced to sit next to a dead body for three hours. The elderly passenger had died of a heart attack just minutes earlier and was carried into their cabin to...
STEVEN GREENHOUSE The New York Times With the Democratic Congress expected to move quickly to raise the minimum wage, many Democrats, women’s organizations and liberal groups are gearing up for a fight on another workplace issue: paid sick days. Supporters point to studies...
HOLLY K. HACKER The Dallas Morning News It's been praised for keeping public universities in Texas racially diverse. It's been criticized for hurting talented students with less-than-stellar grades. Now almost 10 years old, the "top 10 percent law" on college admissions still...
JUSTIN POPE The Associated Press Josh Zalasky should be the kind of college applicant with little to worry about. The high school senior is taking three Advanced Placement courses. Outside the classroom, he's involved in mock trial, two Jewish youth groups and has a job with a...
Oscar-winning US actress Gwyneth Paltrow feels dinner talk is far more interesting in her adopted homeland Britain than back in her native country. "I love the English lifestyle, it's not as capitalistic as America. People don't talk about work and money, they talk about...
Off-the-job smoker sues over firing Says company policy is a slippery slope By Sacha Pfeiffer, Globe Staff | November 30, 2006 A Buzzards Bay man has sued The Scotts Co. , the lawn care giant, for firing him after a drug test showed nicotine in his urine, indicating that he had...
School offering cars and trucks for good attendance CASPER, Wyo. – Sixteen-year-old Kaytie Christopherson was getting ready to do her homework on a Friday when she got a call that made a big improvement in her life: She had won a brand-new pickup truck for near-perfect school...