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State detects chemicals in 2 schools’ drinking water supply

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation says two elementary schools in the state have chemical levels in their drinking water above a safe standard. Officials say Grafton Elementary School and Warren Elementary School both tested above the state standard for PFAS, a group of man-made chemicals ...

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Every university ‘needs’ Alcoholics Anonymous meetings

Image copyright Getty Images Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings should take place in universities across the UK, student leaders have said. Charity AA says the number of younger people attending their meetings is on the increase. NUS Wales president Gwyneth Sweatman said Cardiff University’s sessions for problem drinkers, one of the ...

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Pupils unable to read is ‘a scandal’, says minister

Image copyright Getty Images Education Secretary Damian Hinds says it is a “scandal” that some children still start school unable to speak in full sentences or read simple words. Children who start school behind their peers rarely catch up – “the gap just widens”, he will say in a speech. ...

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