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Officials to double-check school safety plans

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State auditors are reviewing safety plans for schools across New York state in an effort to ensure local districts are as prepared as possible for a school shooting. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced the review on Monday. The Democrat says auditors from his office will check to ...

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Apple gives Siri new powers over apps

Image copyright Apple Image caption Tim Cook said 20 million developers are now working on software for Apple products Apple has overhauled its virtual assistant Siri to control third-party apps without users having to open them. A new Shortcuts function allows device owners to assign their own phrases to different ...

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School meal smoothie ban in obesity fight

Image copyright Getty Images Smoothies and fruit juices could be banned from school canteens, as part of a campaign to tackle childhood obesity in Scotland. The Scottish government wants to impose lower sugar limits on school meals in a move that would also affect yoghurts and some breakfast cereals. A ...

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Apple’s AR bet still has a lot to prove – TechCrunch

As Apple gears up for its developer keynote conference tomorrow, one of its bigger announcements is likely to be new changes coming to its augmented reality platform. Since announcing ARKit last year, the tech giant has hardly been sheepish about its belief in AR’s potential. “I think AR is big ...

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Cambridge University asks for help attracting black students

Image copyright PA Cambridge University says it needs the “support of schools and parents” to help increase the number of black British students it enrols. A freedom of information request by the Financial Times showed some Cambridge colleges admitted no black British students between 2012 and 2016. The university told ...

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Exams 2018: The ‘myth’ of the visual learner

Image copyright Getty Images If you’re a visual person, do you always need pictures in order to learn best, even if the thing you’re learning is a musical instrument? And what about aural learners who like to hear their information in order to remember it – do they need to ...

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