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Black students disproportionately disciplined in district

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An annual report produced by Kentucky’s education department found roughly twice as many black students as white students were suspended in the school district serving the state’s second-largest city. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported on Sunday that black students constituted 22.4 percent of the Fayette County public ...

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Pools and sports halls ‘could be forced to close’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Council leisure facilities ‘need a cash boost’ At a town hall meeting last week, Pendle Council in Lancashire heard a solution to a looming £4bn deficit may be to close a sports hall or pool. Councillors told the meeting such a closure would be ...

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Betsy DeVos Is Giving Special Ed. Advocates a Big Headache

Move to roll back regulations reignites suspicions about DeVos The gulf of distrust between disability advocates and the U.S. Department of Education has been on full display in the wake of the Trump adminstration’s regulatory rollback efforts, illustrating how anger stirred up during Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ confirmation hearing has ...

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Hattiesburg High students make prosthetic arm for toddler

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Hattiesburg High students gave a local toddler a chance to enjoy many new activities when they presented her with a robotic arm Thursday. Arabella Ruff, 17 months, was born without a left forearm. The students in Stephen Jordan’s engineering and robotics class used a 3-D printer ...

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School honoring Confederate general has a new name: Justice

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board has chosen “Justice” as the new name for a high school that has honored a Confederate general since the 1950s. The Fairfax County school board had solicited input from families inside the school’s attendance boundaries after deciding to rename J.E.B. Stuart ...

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University admissions: The art of the personal statement

The half-term holiday is almost over and, for many students in their final year of school, university applications are high on the agenda. So, you’ve chosen your preferred courses and universities and started to fill in your personal details, education, qualifications and details of any paid jobs. So far, so ...

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