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Newark, N.J., schools investigated after claims of race discrimination

By David Jones NEWARK N.J. (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Education said on Wednesday it is investigating claims that a plan to reorganize public schools in Newark, New Jersey, discriminates against black students. A parent-led group in New Jersey’s largest city has said that school closings and conversions to charter schools under the “One Newark” plan disproportionately affect black students. “We can confirm that the Office for Civil Rights is investigating whether the Newark Public Schools’ enactment of the ‘One Newark’ plan at the end of the 2013-2014 school year discriminates against black students on the basis of race,” an Education Department spokesman said in a statement. …read more

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MIT Offers A Really Cool Course – Oh, And It’s Free

Many colleges and universities offer free online courses for students, including giants in the higher-education industry like Harvard and Yale. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the OpenCourseWare program allows students to choose from literally thousands of free online courses ranging from business to art. According to Gizmodo, one course of note is MIT’s “Documentary of Photography” and “Photojournalism: A History of the World in Motion” course. …read more

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