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Protesters set up ‘tent city’ outside the Department of Education, demand equity in education

Protesters have put up a huge sign that reads “Black Education Matters,” and pitched tents in front of the U.S. Department of Education building in Southwest D.C. to demand equity in education.

About 15 tents have been pitched outside the Department of Education building in D.C., where protestors are demanding changes to make our education system more equitable.
About 15 tents have been pitched outside the Department of Education building in D.C., where protesters are demanding changes to make the education system more equitable.

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Howard University junior Aniyah Vines, the main organizer of the protest, stands next to a display of their list of demands.
Howard University junior Aniyah Vines, the main organizer of the protest, stands next to a display of their list of demands.

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A sign put up outside the Department of Education building by protestors, who are mostly students from universities around our region.
A sign put up outside the Department of Education building by protesters, who are mostly students from universities around the D.C. region.

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The art for the protest has been put on display by demonstrators who say they will occupy the area outside the Department of Education building in D.C. until their demands are met.
The art for the protest has been put on display by demonstrators who say they will occupy the area outside the Department of Education building in D.C. until their demands are met.

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Protesters put up a huge sign that reads “Black

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Bowdoin College student athletes of color demand action, equity from athletic department

BRUNSWICK — For months, Lester Jackson felt like he had a weight on his chest. Walking around the Bowdoin College campus, his home for the past three years, felt different, less enjoyable. The “imaginary bubble around Bowdoin” had popped and the mood among his football teammates had soured, he said, following an incident last fall when an assistant coach, who is white, used a racial slur in the locker room — something Jackson, co-president of the school’s Athletes of Color Coalition, said left him and his teammates “shook to the core.” 

While there was no malice behind it (the coach was reportedly asking players to turn off a song he said used the n-word too many times), that he “felt the need to comment on how inappropriate a song was but did not recognize how wrong it was for him to say that word,” was inexcusable, Jackson said in a

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Indiana governor challengers name education department picks

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Indiana governor is trying to spur support in the last days of the campaign by highlighting the state schools superintendent position that isn’t being decided by voters for the first time in more than a century.



Democrat Woody Myers participates in the Indiana Gubernatorial debate with Indiana Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Donald Rainwater, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Indianapolis. The candidates were in separate studios to allow for social distancing guidelines. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)


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Democrat Woody Myers participates in the Indiana Gubernatorial debate with Indiana Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Donald Rainwater, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Indianapolis. The candidates were in separate studios to allow for social distancing guidelines. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Woody Myers, a physician and former state health commissioner who is challenging Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb’s reelection bid, announced during Tuesday’s gubernatorial debate that he plans to appoint current state schools Superintendent Jennifer McCormick to lead the state education department if he’s elected.

Under new state law, the state schools chief is no longer on the ballot. Instead, a secretary of

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CACI Awarded $86.5 Million Task Order to Provide Data and Analytical Support Services to the Department of Homeland Security

CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) announced today that it has been awarded a five-year task order, with a ceiling value of $86.5 million, by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide mission expertise in support of the Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) division.

CACI will use its expertise in working with interagency partners, law enforcement agencies, and the Department of Defense to analyze proprietary, commercially available, and open source data to help HSI thwart criminal, fraud, risk, and terrorism activity by more precisely targeting certain investigations and transform data into actionable insights. Uncovering patterns using data analysis methodologies enables detection of criminal activities, criminal conspiracies, and criminal networks.

John Mengucci, CACI President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “CACI’s extensive experience in analyzing data to detect patterns and trends helps support our customer in identifying terrorist threats before they result in an attack against the United States or its people.”

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Education Department survey shows sex assault reports at schools on rise

Reports of sexual assaults at primary and secondary public schools across the U.S. jumped by 55% in 2017-2018 from the previous two years, according to new Education Department data.

The increase in the department’s latest Civil Rights Data Collection survey “may reflect under-reporting in 2015-16, an increased sensitivity to this issue in 2017-2018, or an actual increase in incidents of sexual violence from 2015-16 to 2017-18,” the Office of Civil Rights said in a news release.

The biennial survey, which collects data from more than 17,000 public school districts comprising 50 million students, documented 14,152 reports of sexual assault during the 2017-2018 school year. Two years earlier, the same survey reported fewer than 9,500 such incidents.

Officials in the Office of Civil Rights say schools received 15 times more complaints of sexual harassment in 2019 than a decade earlier.

The numbers, while alarming, are not surprising to federal officials who

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New Mexico Public Education Department launches series of workshops to support parents

LAS CRUCES – The New Mexico Public Education Department urges parents to participate in a new series of virtual workshops designed to help parents prioritize their own self-care and support their children in remote learning.



a close up of an open laptop computer sitting on top of a table: Reliable internet access still remains an obstacle as schools jump into the fall semester completely online.


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Reliable internet access still remains an obstacle as schools jump into the fall semester completely online.

The workshop series was funded by PED and created by CNM Ingenuity, an outreach program of Central New Mexico Community College. The three sessions are open to all New Mexico residents at no cost and are available in both English and Spanish.

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The first workshop, “Survival 101 for Parents As Virtual School Partners,” provides insights into the emotional challenges parents and children may be experiencing and provides simple ideas parents can use to build resiliency and support at-home learning. It was pre-recorded in both English and Spanish and is already available on the CNM

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94% of requests for student loan forgiveness rejected; judge slams Education Department

Months after vowing to process a backlog of 160,000 requests for loan forgiveness from students who say they were defrauded by their schools, the U.S. Education Department has rejected 94% of claims it has reviewed, according to a federal judge who is demanding justification for the “blistering pace” of denials.

In a biting decision issued Monday in California, U.S. District Judge William Alsup said the department has been denying claims using template letters that are “alarmingly curt.” Alsup threatened to suspend the agency from rejecting further requests, saying its approach “hangs borrowers out to dry.”

He said that although Education Secretary Betsy DeVos blamed the backlog on the hard work that goes into processing claims, she has now “charged out of the gate, issuing perfunctory denial notices utterly devoid of meaningful explanation at a blistering pace.”

The Education Department said it is studying the ruling. Spokesperson Angela Morabito said many

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U.S. Universities Received Billions in Unreported Foreign Funds, Education Department Finds, Warning of ‘National Security Risk’

The Department of Education on Tuesday warned that funding from foreign adversaries at U.S. universities could pose a risk to national security in a report detailing its year-long investigation that found a number of universities had not appropriately reported funding received from entities in China, Qatar, and Russia.

The department found that “many large and well-resourced institutions of higher education have aggressively pursued and accepted foreign money,” while failing to properly report the funding.

“The Department’s investigations highlight the fact that foreign adversaries are likely targeting specific institutions for their R&D and technologies. This information highlights the critical national and economic security risks created by institutions’ failure to be fully transparent with respect to foreign gifts and contracts,” the 34-page report warned. 

The agency says foreign state and non-state actors have, for decades, “devoted significant resources to influence or control teaching and research, to the theft of intellectual property or

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Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation, Scholastic and TN Department of Education to Provide 580,000 Books to K-3 Students and Teachers in Tennessee

 Public-private initiative works to prevent “COVID Slide” and to support student learning in the classroom and in the home

Today, Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF) and the Tennessee Department of Education, in collaboration with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced the launch of a new K-3 Book Delivery program to deliver 580,000 books to 58,000 kindergarten through third grade students and teachers across the state.

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Over 50 school districts are participating in the K-3 School Year Book Delivery program, which will deliver books and literacy resources directly to the homes of students and teachers, at no cost to families or participating school districts. Book packs consist of ten high-quality, grade appropriate books with guided activities and tips for parents to engage with students as they read. Book packs and resources are expected to be delivered

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Mitsubishi Strada boosts Department of Education’s mobility efforts

The Japanese automaker Mitsubishi’s local arm is set to power the Department of Education (DepEd) anew after handing over a new fleet to the department’s office in San Fernando, Pampanga.

Mitsubishi Motors Philippine Corporation (MMPC), through its Mitsubishi Motors Carworld Pampanga dealership, handed over the keys of a total of 166 Strada 4×4 GLS MT units. The latest number will add to the 88 trucks that were initially delivered back in December last year.

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All in all, the latest Mitsubishi units that were purchased by DepEd are now at 254 units.

The Mitsubishi Strada trucks—which were received last October 1—will be the official service vehicles of the Field Engineers of DepEd for their regular field inspections.

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mmpc strada

 During the turnover ceremonies, Education Undersecretary Alain Del Pascua expressed their vision towards meeting their goals.

“No school division office will be left behind, as we continue to gear

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