G7 Nations Denounce Taliban Restrictions On Afghan Women, Girls

The G7 Foreign Ministers strongly condemned the Taliban’s new decree enforcing Hijab on Afghan women and new punishments for family members to enforce compliance with these restrictions. “We stand with the Afghan people in their demand for equal rights in …

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Stanford Announces First Climate Change School With $1.1B From Venture Capitalist

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Stanford University is launching a new school focused on climate change, with funding from John Doerr, a renowned Silicon Valley venture capitalist. Doerr and his wife Ann donated $1.1 billion to fund the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, the largest …

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Iran Security Forces Arrest Dozens of Teachers On Labor Day Protests

Iranian security forces have arrested dozens of Iranian teachers who joined May Day marches across 21 cities of the country to demand salary increases and to criticize government officials for their failure to meet their demands. The protestors urged the …

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Georgia Governor Signs Controversial Education Bills into Law

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on April 28 signed several controversial education bills into law, including those that would restrict classroom discussions on race and ban transgender athletes from sports. Kemp, a Republican, said at the signing ceremony that the bills …

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Harvard Acknowledged Slavery in its History

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Harvard University acknowledged that nearly 100 people were enslaved by the university after its foundation in 1636 in a 130-page report released on Tuesday. The report focused on Harvard University’s involvement in slavery and, after slavery was abolished, the university’s …

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Florida Rejects 54 New Math Textbooks, Citing References to Critical Race Theory Among Its Reasons

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The Florida Department of Education on April 15 rejected 54 new mathematics textbooks from next school year’s curriculum, citing references to critical race theory among its reasons for the rejections. The Department announced that they rejected 54 of the 132 …

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Scientists Find New Discoveries on the Differences Between the Near and Far Side of the Moon

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Researchers from Brown University in Rhode Island identified new differences between the Moon’s near and far sides that are linked to a massive ancient impact. According to a new study published in Science Advances, the impact that created the Moon’s …

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Netherlands Opens Schools for Ukrainian Refugee Children

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The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education announced that temporary educational facilities for children from Ukraine have opened at various locations in the Netherlands on Monday.  Minister Dennis Wiersma said the facilities are now available in Arnhem, Ederveen, Eindhoven, Hengelo, …

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Pope Francis Apologizes for Catholic Church’s Role in Canadian Residential School System

Pope Francis apologized on Friday for the Roman Catholic Church’s involvement in a system of Canadian boarding schools that abused Indigenous children for 100 years. “I feel shame… sorrow and shame— for the role” that Catholics played in the abuses …

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