Will my child be forced to switch schools? What parents need to know about N.J. desegregation suit

Will my child be forced to switch schools? What parents need to know about N.J. desegregation suit

The statistics are undeniable. Across New Jersey, hundreds of thousands of black and Hispanic students attend schools that are almost entirely non-white. The question is whether the state should step in to do something about it. A lawsuit filed earlier this month accuses the state of being complicit in allowing one of the most segregated school systems in America and calls for a comprehensive desegregation plan. The legal challenge, filed by a coalition of civil rights groups, has spurred questions about what segregation really means and what changes could be in store for students if the…

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4 books to make you smarter about your career in 2018

4 books to make you smarter about your career in 2018

While it’s tempting to stream your favorite show in your down time, reading a helpful book instead can give you the tools you need to actually achieve your goals. Billionaires such as Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Elon Musk credit much of their success to reading and learning. As Tesla and SpaceX founder Musk recently told Rolling Stone, “I was raised by books. Books, and then my parents.” Here are four reads that will help you make 2018 a year you accomplish something meaningful in your work life: 1. “Believe It to Achieve It” by Brian…

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Worries about the safety of bank deposits may further erode the economy of trust

Worries about the safety of bank deposits may further erode the economy of trust

ndian villagers queue outside a bank as they wait to deposit and exchange 500 and 1000 rupee notes in Hanuman Ganj village on the outskirts of Allahabad | Sanjay Kanojia/AFP The Big Story: Fear and savings “This tsunami will wipe out your money lying in the banks,” warned a message that went viral on WhatsApp recently, spreading panic among depositors. It was referring to the new Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017, lying with a joint parliamentary committee at present and expected to be tabled during the winter session. Among…

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Poll: 46% of Americans believe major news outlets make up stories about Trump

Poll: 46% of Americans believe major news outlets make up stories about Trump

Attacks on the “fake news” media have become a staple of the Trump administration — and nearly half of voters, including the vast majority of Republicans, believe the president when he claims that the media is making up stories about him. Forty-six percent of voters believe that major news organizations fabricate stories about Trump, while 37 percent do not and 17 percent are undecided, according to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll. Among party lines, 76 percent of Republican voters believe the media puts out untrue stories about the president, while only 11…

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Is Breitbart about to turn on Donald Trump?

Is Breitbart about to turn on Donald Trump?

If anything has been predictable in the chaos of the early Trump presidency, it’s the unstinting support he has received from Breitbart News. Until now. In recent days, Trump has attacked the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Twitterand in an interview with the New York Times over his recusal from oversight of the investigation into Trump’s possible Russian connections. As a result, there has been widespread speculation that Trump might fire his attorney general, or that, faced with an untenable position, Sessions might resign. Trump’s public attacks on Sessions seem to be alienating…

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Lewis Hamilton unsure about what future holds in F1 career

Lewis Hamilton unsure about what future holds in F1 career

Lewis Hamilton has hinted he could walk away from Formula One at the end of the season, while also indicating it was highly unlikely. The triple world champion, so often an enigma shrouded in contradiction, offered little certainty after winning the British Grand Prix for a record-equalling fifth time. What came across strongly, however, was that the Mercedes driver felt in the form of his life and would always want to be a winner. “Apart from being with my family, the happiest moment I ever have is when I’ve got…

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Know about Universities in India and the different types

Know about Universities in India and the different types

The Oxford dictionary defines ‘University’ as a high-level educational institution in which students study for degrees and academic research is done. Etymologically, ‘university’ is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, which crudely means “community of teachers and scholars.” During medieval times, association of students and teachers with collective legal rights given by princes and statesmen or the towns in which such associations were located came to be known as university. India’s higher education system works at both private and public level universities. Public universities function under the directives issued by the Government of India and the state governments whereas private universities function under…

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UPSC Civil Services: Here’s everything you need to know about The Interview

UPSC Civil Services: Here’s everything you need to know about The Interview

The personality test, which is the final gateway to the so-called corridors of power – to the foreign, civil, police and other services, is perceived as the proverbial X-factor in the success story of a candidate. The Civil Services examination, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, is one of the most arduous and keenest competitions in India, involving over five lakh aspirants vying for a mere 800-1000 seats. Spread over a period of nearly a year, the preliminary, main examinations and the interview (personality test) represent the three phases…

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Institutes not kicked about autonomy

Institutes not kicked about autonomy

Even as the Human Resource Development Ministry (HRD) wants to give more autonomy to educational institutions, the institutions are not in favour of this idea, calling it a move towards privatisation of education. After Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) were granted autonomy recently, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the government wants to grant autonomy to educational institutions based on their performance. However, institutions are not very happy with the idea, specially after a recent circular from the Finance Ministry, which talks about fund cuts from the government to autonomous…

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All you need to know about secondary school league tables

All you need to know about secondary school league tables

As new-style secondary school league tables for England are published, the BBC News website takes you through the changes that are taking place this year. How have the league tables changed? Until this year, secondary school performance has been judged mainly by what proportion of pupils get five GCSEs at grade A*-C, including English and maths. Instead two new measures, known as Attainment 8 and Progress 8, have been adopted. These will now be used by the government to judge whether schools are performing adequately. Why have they been changed?…

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