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‘Bad Education’ Wins Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie

Television Academy voters took to HBO’s “Bad Education,” which won the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie on Saturday.

“Bad Education” is a comedy-drama that centers on the true story about the Roslyn Union Free School District 2004 financial scandal, the largest public school embezzlement inthe nation. The film stars Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney as Frank Tassone and Pam Gluckin, who were accused of stealing hundreds of thousands from the district’s budget. Though their school district is on the up and up the scandal threatens to ruin everything the duo have built, spurring Jackman’s character to do everything in his

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Trump plans panel to promote ‘patriotic education’ in appeal to conservative base

By Jeff Mason

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday he planned to establish a commission to promote “patriotic education” in the United States, taking issue with efforts to highlight the United States’ history of slavery and racism.

In remarks delivered at the National Archives, which houses the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence, Trump railed against people who have taken to the streets around the country this year to protest racial injustice.

Republican Trump has sought to portray himself as a “law and order” candidate in the Nov. 3 election against Democratic rival Joe

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Sussexes Donate $130,000 to African Girls Education Charity for Prince Harry’s Birthday

Photo credit: Mark Cuthbert - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mark Cuthbert – Getty Images

From Harper’s BAZAAR

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have matched a generous donation of $130,000 towards CAMFED, a pan-Afrian charity that supports education for young girls across the continent.

  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex wrote a sweet note to their fans who spearheaded the fundraising campaign on Twitter in honor of both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s summer birthdays.

  • “No better way to celebrate what really matters,” the couple said.

The Sussexes are celebrating Prince Harry’s 36th birthday in their signature fashion—with a charitable donation to an organization close to their hearts.

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Laureate Education Soars 9% On Walden University Deal

Shares of Laureate Education rose 9.2% on Friday after the education company announced entering a definitive agreement to sell its Walden University business unit to Adtalem Global Education Inc. for $1.48 billion in cash. The deal is anticipated to complete toward the end of 2021.

Laureate Education’s (LAUR) Walden University is a for-profit online education provider focusing on graduate, bachelor’s, masters, and doctoral certificate programs. According to the company, Walden University was a pioneer in distance education and is currently the leader in digital learning in higher education. The university offers over 80 educational degree programs and students

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Bronx school closes after two staffers test positive for COVID; 17 other DOE staffers have tested positive across NYC

A Bronx elementary school had to be shut down after the city Education Department confirmed two people there tested positive for coronavirus.

The school, PS 811X in Crotona Park, will remain closed for 24 hours under city COVID protocols that dictate closure when two cases are confirmed within seven days of each other in the same location.

“As we get ready for in-person learning, we’ll stop at nothing to ensure principals, teachers and school staff have the protections they need to stay safe and prepare for the school year,” said Education Department spokeswoman Miranda Barbot. “We are putting people’s health

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