Denver teacher strike, Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: 5 things to know Tuesday

Government shutdown: Will Trump agree to new agreement? After President Donald Trump used an El Paso, Texas, rally to make his case for border wall funding, details of the agreement lawmakers made “in principal” to avoid another government shutdown are expected to be released Tuesday. A bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Republican Sen. Richard Shelby and Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey, announced the deal following […]

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‘We’re just fed up’: Teachers running for office in record numbers, motivated by low pay and education cuts

For decades, said Craig Hoxie, there’s been a joke in education that goes something like this:  Those who can, teach. And those who can’t, legislate.  Hoxie, who teaches physics and sports science at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, laughed when he repeated the line. But it’s not actually that funny, he said, because of the sobering truth […]

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4 tax breaks for teachers

The flood of education-related tax advice that seems to crest during back-to-school season often centers on students or their parents. But teachers can score a few tax breaks, too — if they do their homework. Three tax pros share their own lesson plans for cutting teachers' tax bills. Continue Reading Below 1. Educator Expense Deduction WHAT IT IS: A $250 […]

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