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U.S. Education Department Reaches Settlement with Lodi Unified School District in California

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that the Lodi Unified School District in Lodi, California, has entered into a resolution agreement to end the racially discriminatory impact of the district’s discipline policies and address … Continue reading

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First Lady, Education Department Announce Winner in the Reach Higher Career App Challenge

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative and the U.S. Department of Education today announced ThinkZone Games as the grand prize winner in the Reach Higher Career App Challenge (Challenge), a prize competition to promote the development of mobile app … Continue reading

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University hit 21 times in one year by ransomware

Universities and NHS trusts in England have been hit hard by ransomware in the last year, according to Freedom of Information requests carried out by two cybersecurity firms. Bournemouth University, which boasts a cybersecurity centre, has been hit 21 times … Continue reading

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New Research Shows Nearly Half of American Parents Underestimate the Harm of School Absences

A student who misses just two days of school each month — 18 days total in the year — is considered to be chronically absent. However, many parents don’t realize that, even when excused or understandable, absences add up and … Continue reading

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Newry school students disqualified from A-level exam

A number of pupils at a County Down school have had their grades cancelled after being disqualified from an A-level exam. Some 15 students at Our Lady’s Grammar School, in Newry, are affected, the BBC understands. It is understood the … Continue reading

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Parents: 9 Back to School Pro Tips

Back to school time can be a hectic time for both you and the kiddos. These are some of our best back to school tips to help ensure this school year gets off to a great start! Walk or ride … Continue reading

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Ofsted boss in Isle of Wight row quits

The chairman of the Ofsted education watchdog David Hoare has announced his resignation. Earlier this month, Mr Hoare apologised after calling the Isle of Wight a “ghetto” where there had been “inbreeding”. On Tuesday, Ofsted issued a statement saying he … Continue reading

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Department of Education Releases New Public Service Loan Forgiveness Application Data

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) today posted a series of updates to its Data Center, a collection of key performance data on the student loan portfolio. For the first time, the Data Center will … Continue reading

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'More Rio medal winners were state-school educated'

The proportion of Team GB medal winners who were state-school educated has grown since London 2012, says an education charity. Just under a third (32%) of Team GB’s medal winners went to private school, down from 36% four years ago, … Continue reading

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Learning to Let Go: It’s Time for Preschool

This year, I sent my youngest child to preschool. Over the summer, we had the luxury of hours of cuddle time, reading books together, jumping on the trampoline and building endless Lego and wood block structures. Chowin’ down! (photo courtesy … Continue reading

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