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New Year Likely to Bring More Teacher Strikes

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"Teachers are fed up with the poor working conditions and salaries, and with the learning conditions that our students are having to endure," Keith Brown, the president of the Oakland Teachers Association, said in a statement. "We are fighting to end Oakland's teacher turnover crisis and to bring stability for our students. We demand a living wage, lower class sizes, and increased student support."

Portland Teacher Put on Leave for Actions in Student Walkout

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In a message to parents, principal Paula McCullough said students were directed to walk in the street as well as lie down in a busy intersection as part of a die-in. She said the district supports student activism, but has "zero tolerance" for students being placed in unsafe conditions.

Duluth Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Former Student

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Winterfeld is a health teacher at Lincoln Park Middle School. The Duluth School District says she has been placed on administrative leave, and that the district is cooperating with police during their investigation.

Teacher-Student Relationships Matter

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After each of the two years, both reading and math scores of the kids who'd been taught by specialists were worse than those who'd been taught by a single teacher. Even the low-stakes science tests scores were worse. More troubling: suspensions and absences were suddenly higher in the schools that tried platooning. The most vulnerable students were especially harmed. Special needs students scored three times worse on high-stakes tests and two times worse on low-stakes tests compared to students who were taught traditionally.

Former Teacher's Aide Convicted of Having Sex With Student

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The boy, now 16, testified that the relationship started in the fall of 2016 when he was a 14-year-old transfer student at Jefferson Junior High School in Greeley. The relationship included inappropriate texts sent by Enriquez to the student, and the boy said the two had sex twice.