Students wear clear backpacks outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Monday. The bags are one of a number of security measures the school district has enacted as a result of the Feb. 14 shooting at the school that killed 17.
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The one-room schoolhouse of Colonial days was a simple design built from local materials. Kids sat on benches with the oldest in the back. While nostalgia has kept these in our minds, they were hardly conducive for much beyond basic rote learning.
Maggie Webb, a junior high school math teacher at Clark Avenue School in Chelsea, Mass., volunteered to teach in a high-needs area in exchange for a federal grant called the TEACH grant. But a new report found that Webb and thousands of others had their grants converted to loans because of seemingly minor issues.
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