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White students to no longer be majority at school

White students to no longer be majority at school
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. – The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county reads "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting.
 
Inside, giggling grade-schoolers who mostly come from homes where Spanish is the primary language worked on storytelling with a tale about a crocodile going to the dentist. This poster and classroom at the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center are a subtle representation of America's changing school demographics.

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  • Written by Kimberly Hefling and Jesse J. Holland-Associated Press
  • Category: National

Health care at college: Can your teen manage?

Health care at college: Can your teen manage?
NEW YORK – Lauren Davies had a desperate thought while stuck in traffic as she frantically drove upstate to reach her 19-year-old.
 
"If I drive on the shoulder and a cop stops me, will he believe me when I tell him I think my daughter's dying in a hospital?"

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  • Written by Leanne Italie-Associated Press
  • Category: National

DOJ investigation sought into police killings

DOJ investigation sought into police killings
WASHINGTON, DC –  The National Bar Association (NBA), the largest African American Bar Association in the United States, is calling for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown of Ferguson, Mo., and the recent death of 42 year-old Eric Garner, who died from a chokehold allegedly used by a member of the New York Police Department while Garner was in police custody.
 
Witnesses in the Staten Island and Ferguson cases accuse police of using unjustified and excessive force.

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
  • Category: National

Lincoln’s handwriting found on book about race

Lincoln’s handwriting found on book about race
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – For years, librarians at a small central Illinois library gossiped that a tattered book lying on one of its shelves justifying racism may have been in the hands of none other than Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator.
 
On Tuesday, state historians confirmed that theory by announcing Lincoln’s handwriting had been found inside the cover of the 700-page text, at the same time taking great pains to offer reassurance that the former president who ended slavery in the U.S. didn't subscribe to the theories at hand, but likely read the book to better educate himself about his opponents' line of thinking.

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  • Written by Kerry Lester-Associated Press
  • Category: National

Racial, ethnic look at U.S. public school students

Racial, ethnic look at U.S. public school students
This year, for the first time, there will be more minority students than white students in the U.S. public school system, according to federal government projections. A look at how the numbers break down for public schools from 2014-19, according to the projections from the National Center for
 
Education Statistics:

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  • Written by The Associated Press
  • Category: National

Congressman’s son, Fattah Jr., charged with fraud

Congressman’s son, Fattah Jr., charged with fraud
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The son of a Philadelphia congressman has been indicted on bank fraud, tax and theft charges, accused of stealing federal funds for city schools and using business loans to pay off mostly personal expenses, including more than $30,000 in gambling debts, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
 
Chaka Fattah Jr., 31, surrendered at the federal courthouse and vowed to clear his name. He was scheduled for a court appearance later Tuesday.

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom
  • Category: National