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School in Jamaica bans dreadlocks, high court agrees

The school and the Virgo family have been fighting this battle for the past two years.

This Friday, Jamaica’s high court said that Kensington Primary School was well within its rights to require a 5-year-old to cut off her dreadlocks before attending classes.

Kensington Primary told Sherine and Dale Virgo that their daughter would have to cut her hair for hygiene reasons.

The school, which is located just outside of Kingston, has rules that explicitly ban dreadlocks. The Ministry of Education also issued guidelines that state all hairstyles must be “neat.”

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Howard County high school students worry about what’s lost in online schooling

When Doniele Cooper, a rising senior at Wilde Lake High School, heard last week that Howard schools will start the new school year online, he was stunned.

“Oh my god, are you kidding me?” he asked. “I can’t believe this.”

The Howard County Board of Education approved a plan on Thursday, July 16 to teach students solely via online instruction until at least Jan. 28, answering the much-anticipated question: Would students be headed back to the classroom anytime soon amid the coronavirus pandemic?

A minute later, Cooper began processing the news. Half, if not all, of his senior year of

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Howard High School Student Elected To Education Board

COLUMBIA, MD — Zach Koung, a Howard High School rising senior, was recently elected the 2020-2021 student member of the board of education. The Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC) held the election online earlier this month, since the originally scheduled April election date was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic-related school closure.

As the new student member of the board of education, Koung will be eligible to vote on all issues except those pertaining to budget, personnel or other restricted matters.

“My desire to help bring change in Howard County is what inspired me to run for SMOB,”

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Emily Brady Of Yorktown High School

YORKTOWN, NY — Many senior students in the Hudson Valley were expecting to celebrate their final year with prom, graduation, and other milestone events. However, the new coronavirus crisis has meant that dreams and long-awaited celebrations have been put on hold.

Patch would like to shine a light on these amazing young people and their accomplishments; a new series “Celebrate Your Senior,” inviting proud parents and others to spotlight the young people whose accomplishments can’t be derailed by the pandemic.

Margaret and Jim Brady nominated Emily Brady, a senior at Yorktown High School.

Here’s what the proud parents had to

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Headrick sextuplets from Kansas graduate high school

The town of Norwich, Kansas — population 450 — is about to get even smaller.

Earlier this month, the Headrick sextuplets, whose birth made national headlines in 2002, graduated from Norwich High School, and come fall, the siblings will be heading off in different directions.

It’s understandable that their parents, Sondra and Eldon Headrick, are experiencing a range of emotions.

The Headrick sextuplets at six-months old.Travis Heying of the Wichita Eagle
The Headrick sextuplets posed for cap and gowns photos. Left to right are: Ethan, Grant, Sean, Danielle, Melissa and Jaycie.Travis Heying of the Wichita Eagle

“I can’t

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