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Validating My Seat at the Table

“We as students, and people of marginalized communities, belong at the table.” The idea of belonging is something I’ve struggled with for years. From my lived experiences, growing up as an Asian American and Filipino American low-income student often made … Continue reading

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The First Lady’s New Tool for Students: Up Next

When we talk about improving educational outcomes, we talk about all kinds of critical issues: poverty, accountability, school climate, teachers and curriculum to name a few. These are all essential pieces of the puzzle and deserve our attention as educators, … Continue reading

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Tuition fees heading over £9,500

A second wave of tuition-fee rises has been signalled, which will apply to all standards of university in England. This will take tuition fees over £9,500 for students beginning university courses in autumn 2018. The government has said higher fees … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $6.5 Million in Grants to Help Schools and Communities Promote Equity in Education

The U.S. Department of Education is awarding more than $6.5 million in grants to fund four regional Equity Assistance Centers to support schools and communities creating equitable education opportunities for all students. These centers, authorized under Title IV of the … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $26 Million in Grants to Support Literacy in High-Needs Schools

The U.S. Department of Education is awarding more than $26 million to 29 grantees to develop and improve high-quality literacy programs in high-needs schools. The Innovative Approaches to Literacy grants will focus on the literacy needs of children in grades … Continue reading

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Killyleagh: Children avoid injury after classroom ceiling collapse

Children at a County Down primary school have avoided injury after a ceiling collapsed in a classroom. The incident happened at about 11:00 BST while pupils were being taught at Killyleagh Integrated School. No-one was injured, but the collapse reportedly … Continue reading

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Child abductions

Police have stepped up patrols in Oxford after a teenage girl walking to school was abducted and sexually assaulted. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. But how common are child abductions? The charity Action Against Abduction, formerly Pact, estimates that roughly … Continue reading

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Record number of centenarians in the UK

A record number of people in the UK, some 14,570, are surviving to the age of 100, the latest official data shows. The number of people aged 100, or over, has quadrupled over the last two decades, according to Office … Continue reading

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Testing decision

Ninety per cent of people in the UK who know their child will be born with Down’s syndrome have an abortion – so there are concerns a new, highly accurate test to identify babies with the condition, will lead to … Continue reading

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Childcare costs to 'sky-rocket' as free scheme expands

Childcare costs could “sky-rocket” in parts of England as nurseries grapple with less funding for a free government childcare scheme, a charity says. A quarter of councils are set to see falls in government funding when the free 30 hours … Continue reading

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