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Life as a medical photographer at Addenbrooke’s Hospital

A medical photographer has spoken to the BBC about her career capturing images of disease, injury, surgery and occasionally death. Martha Whiffen, 27, is based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and has won a number of awards for her work. The photos, which often require a strong stomach, are used ...

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Spanish classes for toddlers teach kids languages early

When’s the best time to start learning another language? How about before you’ve even mastered your native tongue? That’s the idea behind this Spanish class in Rutland, where most of the students are still in nappies. The parent-and-child sessions use musical instruments, bubble machines and other props to keep children ...

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Kobach disputes ad, says he never called schools overfunded

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is disputing a new television ad in which his Democratic rival in the governor’s race says he’s called the state’s school overfunded. The Kansas City Star reports that Kobach says Sen. Laura Kelly should change or take down the ...

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State Board of Education to soon decide school mergers

CHESTER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Board of Education has held its last public meeting before it decides which school districts should merge. Vermont Public Radio reports the board ended its series of meetings in Chester Wednesday after hearing from school districts and residents in Newark, the Northeast Kingdom and ...

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Ohio’s largest school district selects new superintendent

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s largest school district has announced the selection of a new superintendent. Columbus City Schools says Talisa Dixon will be offered the job to lead the district and its more than 50,000 students after a unanimous school board vote Thursday. The district says Dixon could assume ...

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