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Charter school dispute leads to withholding of state funds

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is withholding some education funding from North Kingstown as the result of a tuition dispute between that school district and a charter school. The Providence Journal reported Friday that education Commissioner Ken Wagner has decided to withhold an amount matching the tuition the ...

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Timeline presented for hiring Alabama schools superintendent

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Board of Education has presented a timeline for hiring a state superintendent next year. AL.com reports that Gov. Kay Ivey’s general counsel, Bryan Taylor, explained the plan during a board meeting Thursday. The board appointed interim state Superintendent of Education Ed Richardson in September after ...

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Britvic confirms Norwich factory closure

Image caption Britvic co-owns the site with Unilever, which owns Colman’s Mustard Britvic has confirmed it will leave its Norwich site, with the loss of hundreds of jobs in the city, in 2019. The drinks manufacturer, which co-owns Carrow Works with Unilever, said it would transfer production of Robinsons and ...

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Ketamine shown to reduce suicidal thoughts

Ketamine, more than other sedatives, was exceedingly more effective in calming and lessening suicidal thoughts in depressed people, a new study found. The drug’s effects were felt more rapidly, too, just hours after being administered. “There is a critical window in which depressed patients who ...

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Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport: Police shoot knifeman

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInstagram user @aapopski shared this video of police responding to the incident Dutch police say they have shot and arrested a man who wielded a knife at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. The emergency prompted the authorities to evacuate part of Schiphol, one of ...

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Schools told not to dismiss sexual harassment ‘as banter’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Teachers should be aware of the likelihood that that harassment can spread on social media Sexual harassment or violence at school should never be dismissed as “banter”, new Department for Education guidance to schools and colleges has stressed. “Sexting” explicit images and videos of ...

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce a wedding date

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot on May 19 at Windsor Castle. The announcement was made on Friday by Kensington Palace, which also confirmed the previous details of their wedding ceremony location at St. George’s Chapel. “His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and ...

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Newspaper headlines: Disney deal and ‘deadly’ festive flu

Image caption The FT reports that Disney has agreed to a $66bn (£49bn) deal for 21st Century Fox assets. The paper says the deal – if approved by regulators – would “shake the global media landscape”. Image caption The Guardian says the Disney-Fox deal is the beginning of the “break-up” ...

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Australia child abuse inquiry: Final recommendations released

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Supporters of the inquiry gather in Canberra on Friday A five-year inquiry into child sexual abuse in Australia has released its final report, making more than 400 recommendations. The royal commission uncovered harrowing evidence of sexual abuse within institutions, including churches, schools and sports clubs. ...

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