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Bridging The Gap
Latino students than ever are trying to get their degree, but it’s fraught and costly Latino students than ever are trying to get their degree, but it’s fraught and costly
The USA TODAY Network is launching a series on the Latino community in the U.S. called Hecho en USA, or made in America. Roughly 80% of all Latinos living in the U.S. are American citizens. But media coverage of Hispanics tends to focus on immigration and crime, instead of how Latino families live, work and learn in their hometowns. Hecho en USA tells the stories of the nation’s 59.9 million Latin...
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With expanded Red Flag laws, educators are now key to thwarting school shootings With expanded Red Flag laws, educators are now key to thwarting school shootings
ALBANY – On Nov. 19, Suffolk County police were able to secure an order that allowed it to remove any weapons from the Long Island home of a student who claimed, "He intended to bring a gun to school and shoot everyone," records showed. The case was brought under New York's new Red Flag Law that allows school officials or police to request an "extreme risk protection order" from a judge to take...
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'Sitting in class hungry': Schools wary of Trump plan to end free school lunches for some 'Sitting in class hungry': Schools wary of Trump plan to end free school lunches for some
Nearly 1 million low-income students would lose automatic access to free school lunches under a proposal from President Donald Trump's administration that aims to limit the number of people receiving federal food stamps. And advocates say even more could lose free meals as the implications of the cuts ripple across low-income schools. But the Trump administration says those concerns are overblo...
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Reading at home and school attendance shot up with this cheap, easy 'nudge': Texting moms Reading at home and school attendance shot up with this cheap, easy 'nudge': Texting moms
CHICAGO — As a single mom who works full-time, Elizabeth Diaz doesn’t always have time to read bedtime stories to her four children each night. But a few years ago, the time Diaz spent reading to her young children increased sharply. As part of a local study, Diaz was receiving text alerts on her phone that urged her to read stories loaded on an iPad researchers had given her. “When they rem...
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What's different about Bernie Sanders' student loan plan? It would help more rich people What's different about Bernie Sanders' student loan plan? It would help more rich people
WASHINGTON — If Bernie Sanders' student loan plan evoked deja vu Monday, it’s because of its remarkable similarities with the one Elizabeth Warren proposed earlier this year. The biggest difference? Sanders' plan doesn't have caps or limits. It would offer loan forgiveness no matter how much people earn or how much debt they have. Put another way: His plan would forgive the big college and g...
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Senate Negotiators Slog Through Higher Education Act Updates Senate Negotiators Slog Through Higher Education Act Updates
Don't expect to see a draft anytime soon of the Higher Education Act rewrite that Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray have been negotiating for the last three months. The chairman and ranking member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, still have their teams huddling, according to committee staff, but while progress is being made and optimism abounds, a number of outstandi...
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Students Receive ‘Target Letters’ in College Admissions Scandal, Lawyer Says. Students Receive ‘Target Letters’ in College Admissions Scandal, Lawyer Says.
After 50 people, including parents and coaches, were charged last month with crimes, the nation’s largest-ever college admissions prosecution appeared to be ensnaring another group — students. According to a lawyer involved in the case, at least some children of the parents who were charged in the scandal have received so-called target letters, which notify people that they could be targets of ...
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Dominica State College Now Offers Associates Degree in Social Work. Dominica State College Now Offers Associates Degree in Social Work.
Dean of Academics at the Dominica State College (DSC), Dr. Hermancia Eugene-Zamore announced that after taking in requests from various persons and local institutions, the DSC will start the recruitment process of students for an Associate Degree in Social Work. Dr. Eugene-Zamore is encouraging unqualified persons who are practicing Social Work to take advantage of enrolling in the program in ...
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Ruling Orders Dominican Woman to Repay Brother 1.7 Million Dollars for Unauthorized Sale of Property. Ruling Orders Dominican Woman to Repay Brother 1.7 Million Dollars for Unauthorized Sale of Property.
Gloria Shillingford is to compensate her brother Angel Andrew 1.7million EC dollars after he gave her power of attorney over a property belonging to him. Ms. Shillingford consequently made unauthorized payments to herself, her daughter and their cousin Hillary Shillingford, with whom she had entered into an exclusive agreement and had paid a commission. The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) exam...
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Library and Information Service Celebrates Drug Awareness Month 2019. Library and Information Service Celebrates Drug Awareness Month 2019.
As part of Drug Awareness Month 2019, the Library hosted a songwriting competition under the theme: “Listen First – Listening to children and Youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe” where three participants competed. On January 25th a prize-giving ceremony was held at the Portsmouth Secondary School. The winner was Vinyssa and Vinera Valerie with a song entitled: “Gone for g...
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