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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Two top public schools attended by Prince Charles and Tony Blair are investigated as part of major inquiry into child abuse

Two top public schools attended by Prince Charles and Tony Blair are investigated as part of major inquiry into child abuse

Two top public schools attended by Prince Charles and Tony Blair are being investigated by a major national inquiry into child abuse. Gordonstoun, the alma mater of the heir to the throne, and Fettes College – where the former Labour Prime Minister was a pupil – both feature in the statutory probe. Other private schools under investigation include Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh, Loretto School in Musselburgh and Morrison’s Academy in Crieff. The boarding schools are being probed as part of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry into more than 60…

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CBSE invites applications for single girl child scholarships

CBSE invites applications for single girl child scholarships

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is inviting online applications from students who have passed Class 10 examination 2016 from CBSE-affiliated schools for its scholarship schemes: the CBSE Merit Scholarship for Single Girl Child for 10+ 2 Studies 2016 and the renewal of online applications for last year’s scheme. The details and eligibility conditions along with the application form are available here. The deadline for submitting applications is December 15, 2016. Offline applications have to be submitted on or before December 31, 2016.The CBSE Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single…

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Isil ‘kills 50 deserters and goes on recruitment drive for child soldiers’ in Mosul, as Iraqi forces recapture six districts

Isil ‘kills 50 deserters and goes on recruitment drive for child soldiers’ in Mosul, as Iraqi forces recapture six districts

Isil militants have killed hundreds of people, including 50 deserters and 180 former Iraqi government employees, around their stronghold of Mosul, UN human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said on Friday. The 50 were executed for desertion on Monday at the Ghazlani military base in Mosul, and the 180 died on Wednesday as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) was retreating from Kokjali town, she told a regular UN briefing in Geneva, citing “credible reports” from multiple sources, including from Isil-occupied areas. The militants transported 1,600 abducted civilians from the…

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