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Vergara vs. California: Are the top 0.1% buying their version of education reform? - The Washington Post

On Tuesday, a California superior-court judge ruled that the state’s teacher tenure system discriminates against kids from low-income families. Based on testimony that one to three percent of California teachers are likely “grossly ineffective”—thousands of people, who mostly teach at low-income schools—he reasoned that current tenure policies “impose a disproportionate burden on poor and minority students.” The ruling, in Vergara v. 86 more words

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Grandfather Of American Killed In Malaysia Airlines Crash Speaks To CBS 3

By Natasha Brown

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Quinn Schansman is the only known American victim in the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine (see related stories… 388 more words

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Vigil Held In Philadelphia To Mourn Victims Of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

By Dan Wing

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A group of people gathered in Center City Philadelphia Friday night to hold a vigil for the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and to call for Russian leader Vladimir Putin to be held accountable for lying to world leaders. 305 more words

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Ukrainian Community Reacts To Malaysia Plane Crash

By Jan Carabeo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As the world mourns the loss of 298 people, and as world leaders call for a full investigation of the Malaysia Airlines plane crash, Ukrainian Americans in the Philadelphia region are are left stunned about what’s happening in their homeland. 266 more words

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Local Experts Weigh In On How Malaysia Airlines Crash Will Impact World Travel

By Natasha Brown

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — U.S. intelligence officials confirming now that the unthinkable did indeed happen over the skies of eastern Ukraine.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is believed to have been shot down by a ground to air missile over the war-torn area of Ukraine. 327 more words

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Local Professor Weighs In On Malaysia Airlines Crash In Ukraine

By Dan Wing

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As the situation in the Ukraine continues to unfold, a Villanova Professor and expert on Russian Studies has weighed in on the Malaysian Airlines plane that was shot down on Thursday. 258 more words

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Local Rabbi In Israel Speaks To CBS 3 As Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Continues To Escalate

By Pat Ciarrocchi

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For Rabbi Neil Cooper and his wife Lori, posing with their children and grandchildren who live in Israel is infrequent and precious. 349 more words

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