Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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Maine bans ‘conversion therapy’ for minors

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 5/30/19, 10:31 am

Maine Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, signed a bill into law Wednesday that prohibits so-called “conversion therapy” for minors struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction.

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Scores upon scores

Education | Colleges weigh the costs and benefits of using student data in admissions
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 5/29/19, 05:19 pm

Recent changes to the way the SAT presents student information have critics concerned about the misuse of data in college admissions. The College Board, the organization responsible for administrating the SAT, the PSAT, and Advanced Placement tests, released more detailed information last week on its new Environmental Context Dashboard (ECD).

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Illinois bulldozing pro-life protections

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 5/29/19, 10:41 am

The Illinois House of Representatives and its Democratic majority on Tuesday passed a bill that would strip all protections from unborn children, allowing for abortions up to the moment of birth. The so-called “Reproductive Health Act” also allows partial-birth abortions and removes protection for pro-life doctors and insurers who object to the practice. “A fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent rights under the laws of this state,” according to the bill, which passed in a 64-50 vote after an emotional floor debate.

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