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Former education minister says Covid-19 an opportunity to ‘reset’ evaluation of students

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China urges U.S. to reopen dialogue after Trump

China says it wants to hit the reset button on its relationship with the U.S.Ties between the two sank to their lowest in decades under former U.S. president, Donald Trump.Now with Joe Biden in the top job, on Monday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing stood ready to reopen constructive dialogue with Washington. “It is natural that both sides have differences and conflicts. What is key is utilising dialogue to get to know more about each other, and not be defined by differences between both countries.”But he also laid

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State education officials pledge to reduce discipline disparity between Black, white students | News

Public schools in West Virginia have suspended Black students at twice the rate of white students over the past five years, underscoring a disparity highlighted in 2015.

State education officials earlier this month pledged to partner with minority leaders, study the problem and review statewide discipline policies.

“We’re going to make sure that we’re providing for opportunities for mentoring processes in there, restorative practices in there, structures in there that our schools and districts can use,” said state Education Department official Drew McClanahan.

But the Rev. Matthew Watts, a long-time community activist on Charleston’s West Side, is skeptical. He has

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How former education minister Maszlee is making sure ‘lost generation’ of students don’t drop out

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Duke Bootee, Rap Pioneer Behind Seminal Track ‘The Message,’ Dies at 69

Edward G. Fletcher, better known as the pioneering hip hop producer and rapper Duke Bootee, died Jan. 13 from heart failure. He was 69. His death was confirmed Thursday by his wife, who told the New York Times that he died at their home in Georgia. Born in 1951 and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Fletcher is widely celebrated as one of the seminal creative forces in the development of hip hop, having served as the primary songwriter on “The Message.” That 1982 track, a hit

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States challenge Biden on rights for transgender students

Lawmakers in at least six states plus Congress this month introduced bills aimed at limiting opportunities for transgender athletes, hoping to curb rights for the same group of people for whom President Joe Biden just restored military service access.

The raft of legislation is intended to keep transgender female athletes from competing on sports teams — in elementary school through college — that don’t match their sex assigned at birth. The effect of most of the measures would be to keep people assigned male at birth from competing in girls’ sports.

Supporters of such limitations had a champion in the

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College Students From South Windsor Achieve Great Feats

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT — Here are some recent notable accomplishments by local college students, as provided by readMedia Newswire.

Assumption University, Worcester MA

  • The Assumption University Office of Student Activities has announced that Gina Marie Savino, of South Windsor, is currently serving as President and editor-in-chief of the Education Club and Le Provocateur for the 2020-21 academic year. The Education Club is a place to foster community within the University and its students majoring and minoring in education. She is also serving as editor-in-chief of Assumption’s student newspaper, Le Provocateur, which chronicles campus news and life at Assumption while

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