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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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Elon School of Education has hosted ‘white caucus’ since fall, now faces backlash

Elon University’s School of Education is hosting, for the second semester in a row, a “white caucus” for “white-identifying” education majors or minors. The program, which has the goal to explore race and systemic oppression in education, comes after a summer of protests against racial injustice.

“White caucuses allow white-identifying allies to have these conversations in a way that does not burden or re-traumatize people of color,” an email sent about the program to School of Education students Tuesday reads. “White caucusing is one part of a lifelong and multifaceted commitment to antiracism for white-identifying people who are passionate about

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Chris Cuomo Shreds Trump White House Staffers Now ‘Running For The Exits’

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‘Stop the Steal’ Organizer in Hiding After Denying Blame for Riot

Two weeks before thousands of Trump rioters breached Congress, “Stop the Steal” organizer Ali Alexander said his group wasn’t violent—“yet.”“One of our organizers in one state said, ‘We’re nice patriots, we don’t throw bricks,’” Alexander told a crowd at a Dec. 19 rally at Arizona’s state capitol. “I leaned over and I said, ‘Not yet. Not yet!’ Haven’t you read about a little tar-and-feathering? Those were second-degree burns!”Alexander, who has described himself as one of the “official originators” of the Jan. 6 rally in Washington, went

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Here are the White House resignations triggered by Trump’s incitement of this week’s mob violence

The White House is lit in pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month on Oct. 9.
The White House (Eva Hambach / AFP/Getty Images)

They stuck with President Trump through Charlottesville, Helsinki and Lafayette Square. They defended him through the Russian investigation and his impeachment. But now, with two weeks left in his term, some of Trump’s loyalists are quitting his administration.

Here’s a look at who has left so far, and we’ll be updating this page if more people resign.

Betsy DeVos

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)

DeVos has led the Department of Education since the beginning of Trump’s term. She announced her resignation Thursday.

In a letter to the president

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White Plains School District Voters Guide

WHITE PLAINS, NY — New York residents are asked to vote on their local school district’s budget and board of education by mail this year because of the new coronavirus pandemic. New York’s 700 districts ordered absentee ballots and envelopes for every registered voter.

That meant that problems such as the paper shortage plaguing communities during the beginning of the pandemic became problems for the districts.

Under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order, ballots must be returned to the District Clerk by 5 p.m. June 9 though some political officials are trying to have the deadline extended.

Here are fast facts

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