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Universities warned over potentially misleading claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The consumer watchdog says universities need to make sure marketing information is reliable Universities have been warned against making “potentially misleading claims” in their advertising. The Which? consumer group says some universities are claiming high status without any “verifiable” evidence. The Advertising Standards Authority ...

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Imprisoned suffragette letter discovered – BBC News

Image copyright LSE Library Image caption Annie Kenney (left), with Christabel Pankhurst, was worried about her family’s reaction to her jailing A previously unknown letter from the first suffragette to be jailed in the campaign for the vote has been discovered by an Oxford historian. Written the day after Annie ...

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Officials call for statewide lead testing in schools

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Health recommends every school test its water for lead after the state found contamination in 16 schools. Vermont Public Radio reported Thursday that test results released this week show each of the 16 schools had at least 1 part per billion of ...

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Mississippi education board delays letter grade rankings

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s state Board of Education balked Thursday at approving A to F ratings for schools and districts until October, citing discontent with the proposed ratings. The refusal disrupted a carefully choreographed release process, meaning unofficial or projected grades will come out before the board approves them. ...

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Mississippi education board delays letter grade rankings

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s state Board of Education balked Thursday at approving A to F ratings for schools and districts until October, citing discontent with the proposed ratings. The refusal disrupted a carefully choreographed release process, meaning unofficial or projected grades will come out before the board approves them. ...

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More fake diploma claims for Spanish university

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The university already faces claims of awarding fraudulent master’s degrees to two Popular Party (PP) politicians. A Spanish university is being investigated for allegedly giving away diplomas to hundreds of Italian nationals. King Juan Carlos University in Madrid reportedly granted law diplomas to around ...

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US Rep: Atheists trying to spy on Christian student groups

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A northwest Louisiana congressman says “Atheist litigation groups” are trying to spy on Christian student groups at a school in his district. Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson made the allegation Tuesday on what he describes as his “campaign/personal Facebook page” — not on his official House ...

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School district says finances to cause closures, layoffs

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A county school district in Mississippi says it’s going to close two elementary schools and lay off workers to help curb its financial troubles. The Clarion Ledger reports the Noxubee County School District will transfer the affected students to other schools effective Oct. 5. Interim Superintendent ...

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Eugene high school teacher named Oregon’s teacher of year

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Eugene high school teacher has been named 2019 Oregon Teacher of the year. Keri Pilgrim Ricker accepted the award at an assembly Tuesday at Churchill High, where she teaches health occupation classes. Ricker says she’s honored and humbled. She credited the work of teachers and ...

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