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Harvard University ‘discriminates against Asian-Americans’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvard is one of the world’s most prestigious universities Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-American applicants, a non-profit group suing the flagship US academic institution has claimed. Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) said Harvard preferred white, black and Hispanic applicants, some less qualified than ...

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North Dakota voters want school board minutes in newspapers

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Voters in about a dozen North Dakota school districts have overwhelmingly approved publishing local school board minutes in newspapers, while lawmakers consider a bill draft allowing counties to move their minutes online. The Bismarck Tribune reports that election results Tuesday for publication of school boards’ minutes ...

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New Jersey Superfund site now an open-air classroom

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Can Toms River’s most notorious Superfund site become an open-air classroom to teach students about the environment? That’s the hope of the former Ciba-Geigy property’s current owners, BASF, who believe the 1,350-acre property is the perfect place for students to learn about the site’s decades-long ...

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Yelp shuts down teachers’ account sharing student reviews

BOSTON (AP) — Yelp is shutting down accounts used by a Boston teacher to post rave restaurant reviews written by her third-grade students. The reviews were part of an assignment designed to teach students at the Boston Teachers Union School about opinion writing. They described some restaurants glowingly with praise ...

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Parent apologises to teacher for Facebook abuse

Image copyright other Image caption Roisin Corr said she was relieved the matter had finally come to an end A teacher who was the subject of derogatory online comments from a pupil’s parent is relieved a libel case has restored her “good name”. Caroline Coulter apologised for posting the offensive ...

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Five generations ‘before poor reach average pay’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Social mobility declined for those born after 1975, the economics think tank says Social mobility is so frozen that it would take five generations for a poorer family in the UK to reach the average income, an OECD report says. The economics think tank ...

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