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November 8, 1991 | From Associated Press
The Board of Education has abandoned plans for all-male schools designed to keep black youths from dropping out, saying that the legal battles involved were too costly and probably could not be won. "We could not justify the expenditure of between $500,000 and $1 million of taxpayers' money on litigation we were . . . unlikely to win," board President Lawrence C. Patrick Jr. said Wednesday.
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November 8, 1991 | From Associated Press
The Board of Education has abandoned plans for all-male schools designed to keep black youths from dropping out, saying that the legal battles involved were too costly and probably could not be won. "We could not justify the expenditure of between $500,000 and $1 million of taxpayers' money on litigation we were . . . unlikely to win," board President Lawrence C. Patrick Jr. said Wednesday.
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September 2, 1985
Negotiators for the Chicago School Board and the Chicago Teachers Union broke off contract talks, and a union spokesman said a strike was certain in the nation's third-largest school district. Elsewhere, strikes continued in seven smaller school districts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Illinois, and contract talks resumed for Philadelphia's 19,000 teachers, whose contract expired Sunday.
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April 21, 2005 | From Associated Press
The nation's largest teachers union and school districts in three states sued the Bush administration Wednesday over the No Child Left Behind law, aiming to free schools from complying with any part not paid for by the federal government. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for eastern Michigan, is the first major challenge to President Bush's signature education policy.
BUSINESS
November 2, 1994 | From Associated Press
An asbestos property damage settlement totaling more than $200 million has been reached in lawsuits affecting thousands of school districts across the United States. The 10 companies involved in the settlement announced Tuesday included some of the most prominent manufacturers in the country, ranging from construction materials leaders such as U.S. Gypsum Co. and Georgia Pacific Corp. to chemical conglomerates W.R. Grace Co. and Union Carbide Corp.
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March 5, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
A winter storm system stretched from Wyoming to upstate New York Monday, spreading snow, sleet and freezing rain that closed airports and schools, knocked out electrical power and triggered traffic accidents. The National Weather Service called the storm the worst of winter for Minnesota and South Dakota. Forecasters said that up to 36 inches of snow was expected on the ground in South Dakota by today.
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