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After Months Without Power, Puerto Rico School Ditches Grid

High in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, a school that’s been without power for five months since Hurricane Maria has given up on the island’s utility.   Classrooms at the SU Matrullas school in Orocovis are now entirely powered by solar panels…

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Minority parents sue over racial quotas at magnet schools

Seven African-American and Hispanic families sued Connecticut and Hartford officials on Thursday, saying race-based student quotas at high-performing city magnet schools are unconstitutional and have kept their children from attending. Eight parents from Hartford filed the lawsuit in federal court…

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Children With Food Allergies Face Bullying

There is a a “widespread” bullying problem in which children with food allergies are taunted with foods that could cause them to have a reaction. The Times says that “most of the bullying is done by other children who are…

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Academicians Celebrated in ‘Black Scholars Matter’ Series

Dr. Melanye Price is an associate professor of Africana studies at Rutgers University and a well-known Black political scientist. Price’s 2016 book, The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race, analyzes the manner in which Obama used race strategically to…

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At least 17 dead in Florida school shooting, law enforcement say

The suspect in a deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, is in custody, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said. A shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Broward caused "numerous" fatalities, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said.…

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Gates focuses on schools while examining US poverty issues

Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world's top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any…

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