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Virginia attorney general admits to wearing blackface

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/06/19, 01:40 pm

The political crisis in Virginia worsened Wednesday when state Attorney General Mark Herring admitted he once wore blackface to a party in college. Herring is second in line for the governorship behind Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who was recently accused of sexual assault, and embattled Gov. Ralph Northam. All three are Democrats.

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Restorative justice in the classroom

Education | A study to reduce out-of-school suspension gets mixed results
by Laura Edghill
Posted 1/23/19, 04:36 pm

Pittsburgh Public Schools reduced suspensions but reported troubling racial disparities in test scores following the recent implementation of a sweeping restorative justice initiative. A study of the program by the Rand Corporation, funded by a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, found that “proactively improving relationships among students and staff and building a sense of community in classrooms and schools may make students less inclined to misbehave.”

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School at center of viral video clash reopens

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 1/23/19, 01:37 pm

A private Kentucky high school reopened Wednesday after closing one day earlier due to threats of violence over a viral video of a confrontation Saturday between members of its student body and Native American protesters in Washington, D.C. Administrators from the all-boys Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Ky., told parents they were taking extra safety measures, including a heavy police presence, as classes resumed Wednesday morning.

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