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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Hundreds of Kentucky teachers protest outside Gov. Matt Bevin's office Friday in Frankfort, Ky. They crowded into the building, shouting "Vote them out," less than a day after lawmakers quickly passed a surprise overhaul of state employee retirement benefits.
In this April 30, 1974, file photo, Linda Brown, right, and her two children pose for a photo in their home in Topeka, Kan. Brown, the Kansas girl at the center of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down racial segregation in schools, died March 25 at age 75.
Simone Biles (left) and Aly Raisman in 2016. Both gymnasts say they were sexually abused by Larry Nassar. A public relations firm monitored both of their Twitter accounts, according to a report.
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The TEACH grant helps teachers-to-be pay for college or a master's. But many teachers, like Maggie Webb (left) and David West, say when they began teaching, they were forced to pay it back.
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Calvin College in Michigan is affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church, which holds that "homosexual practice ... is incompatible with obedience to the will of God as revealed in Scripture."
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