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Thousands of Kentucky teachers rally for education funding

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Thousands of Kentucky teachers hoisted signs and chanted “we love our children” on Friday as they called on legislators to reject the Republican governor’s vetoes and restore increases in education spending. Classes were canceled around Kentucky as teachers descended on the Capitol, wearing red T-shirts and ...

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Policy on bullying eyed after 12-year-old hangs himself

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A month has passed since a 12-year-old boy hanged himself after being bullied at school in Mississippi. While Andy Leach’s family waits for answers, experts say the school district’s bullying policy lacks key elements, such as written consequences for bullies and detailed support for victims. Matthew ...

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University staff suspend strikes over pensions

Image copyright PA Image caption University staff will decide on Tuesday whether to back the deal announced by unions and employers University staff have suspended strikes which were set to hit summer exams after agreeing to fresh pension plans. Planned changes to staff pensions prompted 14 days of strike action ...

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Donkey Kong champion loses title for ‘using emulator’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Billy Mitchell was Donkey Kong world champion The Donkey Kong world champion has been stripped of a record he set for the 1981 arcade classic following claims he did not use an original machine. Twin Galaxies, which tracks video games records, believes that Billy ...

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Google loses ‘right to be forgotten’ case

A businessman fighting for the “right to be forgotten” has won a UK High Court action against Google. The man, who has not been named due to reporting restrictions surrounding the case, wanted search results about a past crime he had committed removed from the search engine. The judge, Mr ...

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Open University vice-chancellor Peter Horrocks resigns

Open University vice-chancellor Peter Horrocks has resigned after a vote of no confidence by academic staff. He said he was “ready to move on” but added the OU faced “a scale of challenge that is unprecedented”. The university, which has suffered a collapse in student numbers, aims to save £100m ...

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Panel tackles lack of high-speed internet in Indian Country

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two western senators are proposing to expand access to a $4 billion federal program that has allowed public schools and libraries throughout the U.S. to obtain high-speed internet at affordable rates as one way to close the digital divide that persists across American Indian communities and ...

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Student suicide increase warning – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The suicide rate among UK students is higher than among the general population of their age group, claim researchers. The study, to be presented next month at the International Suicide Prevention Conference in New Zealand, has analysed figures for student suicides between 2007 and 2016. But ...

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