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Yonkers, N.Y., District Commits to More Inclusion of Students with Disabilities – On Special Education – Education Week

The U.S. Department of Education’s office for civil rights said that some students were placed in self-contained special education settings without an individualized justification for doing so.

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STDs Becoming More Common, Especially Among Teens

Rates of three major sexually transmitted diseases—syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea—are increasing. In many cases, young people ages 15 to 24 are driving increases in these STDs. Nineteen-year-old girls, for example, now have higher rates of chlamydia than anyone else. STDs like syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea can cause pain and fertility problems. In addition, gonorrhea is becoming resistant to antibiotics.

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9 Things That Got More Attention Than Mental Health During The Debates

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump sparred on the debate stage three times.

A topic that was glaringly missing in the mix? Mental health.

Despite the fact that mental health issues are growing and suicide rates are at a 15-year high, the matter was barely mentioned during the discourse ― but there were a few unimportant issues that were highlighted extensively.

Below are just a few topics that got more focus than psychological conditions:

1. Rosie O’Donnell

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Russia May Be Hacking Us More, But China Is Hacking Us Much Less

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Russia May Be Hacking Us More, But China Is Hacking Us Much Less

In a rare bit of good cyber security news, Chinese hacking thefts of American corporate secrets have plummeted in the 13 months since China signed an agreement with the Obama administration to curb economic espionage, U.S. officials and outside experts

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3 Things That Make You More Likely to Be a Fraud Victim

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3 Things That Make You More Likely to Be a Fraud Victim

Using social networks and sharing personal information online can dramatically increase your risk for fraud, a new study has found.
It makes sense that consumers who disclose the most about themselves online are at greater risk of becoming fraud victims.

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Ohio May Seek Repayment From More Online Charters – Education Week

On top of the more than $60 million they may seek to recover from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, Ohio education department officials also could demand about $23 million more from other online schools for inflated attendance.

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Black Children Are More Likely To Get Hit By School Teachers, Report Says

When Wendy Chandler received a back-to-school packet from her daughter’s Alabama elementary school in 2013, she was stunned. Included in the packet was a permission slip asking if school staff members could administer corporal punishment on her child as a form of discipline. 

Chandler said that she did not give permission and wrote a note at the bottom of the slip that said: “I can not imagine how it would ever be ok to show violence towards anyone. Hitting a child is beyond disgraceful. Anyone who could hit a child should be put in jail.”

At the time, Chandler had assumed that corporal punishment was no longer allowed in schools.

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Corporal Punishment in School: More Evidence Shows Decline Across States – Inside School Research – Education Week

A new study finds more evidence of disparities in corporal punishment for boys, students of color, and students with disabilities.

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More than 100 UCF students say credit, debit cards hacked

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More than 100 UCF students say credit, debit cards hacked

More than 100 University of Central Florida students said their debit and credit cards have been hacked.
This latest data breach comes just months after tens of thousands of students’ Social Security numbers were stolen.
WESH 2’s Matt Grant has

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13 Cool STEM Books for Kids Who Love Science (and More)

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