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Parkland students bring the March for Our Lives summer tour to an end in Newtown

Parkland students bring the March for Our Lives summer tour to an end in NewtownThe organizers of the Road to Change tour have visited over 50 cities in an effort to register and mobilize voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections — and to build a coalition of youth in communities affected by gun violence.



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Harvard rated Asian American applicants lower on personality scores than other students, study finds

Harvard rated Asian American applicants lower on personality scores than other students, study findsHarvard admissions officers consistently rated Asian American students lower on “personal qualities” than students of other races, according to admissions data analysed as part of a racial discrimination lawsuit against the prestigious university. A study of 20 years’ worth of admissions data shows Asian American applicants to Harvard scored much better than all other racial groups on measures of academic merit, but worse on subjective analyses of their personal qualities completed by Harvard admissions staff. In fact, the study found Asian Americans had the lowest admission rate of any racial group between 2000 and 2019, despite having higher test scores than every other racial group over the two-decade period.



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Indonesian students fast, and study, during Ramadan

Indonesian students fast, and study, during RamadanFor students at one of Indonesia's oldest Islamic boarding schools, the holy month of Ramadan doesn't only mean fasting from dawn till dusk. It also means intensive study of the Koran.



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New Jersey special education teacher leaves $1m to her students after death

New Jersey special education teacher leaves $  1m to her students after deathGenevieve Via Cava taught special needs students in the Dumont school district for nearly 45 years, according to local news reports. When she died in 2011, with no immediate family to speak of, she left the small fortune she had amassed to her students. The donation will now go towards one $ 25,000 scholarship per year, to fund the post-secondary education of a special needs student.



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No Charges For Teacher Who Drowned Raccoons In Front Of Students

No Charges For Teacher Who Drowned Raccoons In Front Of StudentsA high school teacher in Ocala, Florida, who was caught on camera getting his



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Hero teacher who stopped shooter says he had to save students

Hero teacher who stopped shooter says he had to save studentsAn American teacher who was shot while tackling and disarming a student inside his classroom said on Monday that his swift decisions "were the only acceptable actions" to save his seventh-grade students. Jason Seaman, speaking publicly for the first time since the shooting in suburban Indianapolis on Friday, thanked the local community for its support and stressed that he wanted the focus to be on the other person shot during the incident: 13-year-old student Ella Whistler, who was seriously wounded. "Her courage and strength at such a young age is nothing short of remarkable," Mr Seaman said during a news conference at the school district's administrative building. "We all should continue to keep her in our minds as she continues to recover." School officials said Ella was improving and making progress while recovering at an Indianapolis hospital. Her family has said she was in critical but stable condition following the shooting, though no other details about her injuries have been released. Mr Seaman is credited with stopping an armed student who entered his classroom at Noblesville West Middle School. Witnesses said the 29-year-old former college football player ran toward bullets as he tackled the student. The teacher was shot three times, according to his brother. Students and staff after being evacuated from Noblesville West Middle School Credit: Getty Images North America "I want to make it clear that my actions on that day, in my mind, were the only acceptable actions I could have done given the circumstances," Mr Seaman said on Monday. "I deeply care for my students and their well-being. That is why I did what I did that day." Mr Seaman, who was released from the hospital on Saturday, didn't appear to show any pain or other sign of his injuries during the news conference. He spoke for just a few minutes and declined to answer questions from reporters. Friends of hero Jason Seaman @SeamanNWMS are here showing their support for his first press conference. #NobStrongpic.twitter.com/b9iKcCxEKs— Frank Young (@FY3TV) May 28, 2018 He wore a white T-shirt emblazoned with the message: "#NOBStrong. You are the reason I teach." His shirt also showed the wounded student's initials, EW. Police have said the shooter was quickly arrested following the shooting and didn't appear to be injured. His name hasn't been released. In brief | Worst US mass shootings "We're so grateful for Jason's quick and brave actions," Noblesville Schools Superintendent Beth Niedermeyer said during the news conference. "He put his own life in danger for his students. That alone tells you about his character and his big heart."  



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The Parkland students stopped a huge corporation from donating to the NRA

The Parkland students stopped a huge corporation from donating to the NRAThe Parkland students are continuing to advocate for gun control, one issue at a time, and their efforts are creating real change. The latest proof of that is Publix, a supermarket chain found based in the southeastern United States. After boycotts and protests on Friday, the grocery store has publicly announced it will stop making political contributions, including those for Florida gubernatorial candidate and proudly vocal "NRA sellout" Adam Putnam. It's all thanks to Parkland'sDavid Hogg and his peers, who spearheaded a protest against the chain with a successful "die-in" at one of the store's locations.  SEE ALSO: Parkland activists had breakfast with the Waffle House hero and they were all thrilled "Anyone who supports an NRA sellout is an NRA sellout," Hogg tweeted on Tuesday in his call to arms to boycott Publix.  Anyone who supports an NRA sellout is an NRA sellout. That is why I am calling on everyone to stop shopping at Publix until they pull their endorsement of Putnam publicly. Publix is supporting the inaction after pulse, strozier, Douglas, liberty city. Don’t support an NRA sellout — David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 23, 2018 Just a few days later on May 25, students — in partnership with an organization birthed out of the Parkland shooting, Change The Ref — led the protests in Coral Springs, Florida inside and outside the store, with chalk outlines in the parking lot to commemorate the lives lost during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  Early this morning @davidhogg111 teamed up with @ChangeTheRef to create an art instillation outside of @publix in protest of the corporation and their support of Adam Putnam. 17 chalk outlines in multiple parking spots were drawn and wrapped in caution tape. #msd #neveragain pic.twitter.com/043cC2o6kA — Emilee McGovern (@EmileeRose) May 25, 2018 Inside, people staged a "die-in," lying on the floor of two local Publix stores on Friday. Additionally, Hogg put out a call for 12-minute die-in's to occur in various locations that afternoon as well.  Together we can do anything. Together the young people will win by choosing love. pic.twitter.com/TRrfTJL2Wb — David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 26, 2018 Guac’s parents Manuel and Patricia lied down together at “die in “ protest to Publix’s contributions to pro-NRA Adam Putnam’s campaign #ChangeTheRef #MarchForOurLives #parklandstrong pic.twitter.com/dYZSd6u9M7 — Change the Ref (@ChangeTheRef) May 25, 2018 The action worked, and Publix released a statement announcing that its donations to political candidates would cease.  "We regret that our contributions have led to a divide in our community," the statement read, according to Tampa Bay Times. "We did not intend to put our associates and the customers they serve in the middle of a political debate. At the same time, we remain committed to maintaining a welcoming shopping experience for our customers. We would never knowingly disappoint our customers or the communities we serve." The corporation and its leaders have donated $ 670,000 to Putnam specifically over three years, as reported by Tampa Bay Times. Hogg is also asking Publix to donate $ 1 million to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund, though it's not clear if that's going to happen. I call on @Publix to donate double the money they gave to Putman to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund, $ 1,000,000. And never support an A rated NRA politician again. — David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 24, 2018 WATCH: These celebs brought their star power to March for Our Lives



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Parkland students on Texas: "They're part of this now"

Parkland students on Texas: "They're part of this now"PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are expressing outrage and heartbreak after authorities said a student killed 10 people Friday at a high school in Texas.



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Santa Fe High School student claims students and coaches 'emotionally bullied' suspected shooter

Santa Fe High School student claims students and coaches 'emotionally bullied' suspected shooterA student who survived the Texas school shooting on Friday has spoken out



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Students Stage Fake Car Wreck for Their Senior Prank

Students Stage Fake Car Wreck for Their Senior PrankIt looked pretty real!



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