Education Secretary John B. King Jr. has championed the regulation as a way of improving education for low-income students by requiring school districts spend the same amount of state and local dollars at their low-income schools as they do at higher-income schools. An Education Department study in 2011 found many low-income schools were receiving less […]

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The Obama administration is considering a major last-minute policy shift that could force hundreds of school districts to cut spending at well-financed elementary and secondary schools and move nearly $1 billion dollars to schools with large numbers of low-income students. The policy, written by the Department of Education, is under review by the White House […]

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(Not image of victim) A 36-year-old Scottish tourist wearing traditional Muslim garb had her blouse set on fire in a bizarre incident outside a pricey Fifth Ave. boutique, police sources said Monday. The victim noticed the sleeve of her blouse was charred and smoldering and was not badly hurt in the Saturday night attack, just […]

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It may seem too early to call, but we already have a winner in the 2016 election. He’s someone the pundits wrote off long ago. An improbable outsider who rode an insurgent wave to snatch the nomination from the establishment. An unconventional politician whose raucous rallies underscored his appeal to voters far outside his party […]

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Singer Ben E. King, whose classic hit “Stand By Me” became an enduring testament of love and devotion for generations of listeners, has died. King died Thursday in New Jersey, his booking agent, Randy Irwin, told CNN. He was 76. Born Benjamin Earl Nelson in North Carolina, King moved to New York as a boy […]

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The body of an Oklahoma inmate who died after a botched execution of what corrections officials have said was an apparent heart attack was returned from an independent autopsy without the heart or larynx, a state medical official said Monday. The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office, which is conducting an independent autopsy on the body […]

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Dr. Lawrence Williams, a research consultant with the Scientific Research Council is certainly one Jamaican who has achieved great things and his hard work and dedication certainly make him worthy of recognition and emulation. Williams obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in 1987, after completing undergraduate studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI) with a major in Zoology […]

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) College of Law achieved a 56.5 percent passage rate on the February Florida Bar Exam, ranking fourth among all Florida law schools and besting the state average. Of the 23 FAMU graduates who took the exam for the first time in February, 13 passed. The first-time bar passage rate […]

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President Obama commuted the sentences of 61 inmates Wednesday, part of his ongoing effort to give relief to prisoners who were harshly sentenced in the nation’s war on drugs. More than one-third of the inmates were serving life sentences. Obama has granted clemency to 248 federal inmates, including Wednesday’s commutations. White House officials said that […]

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