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Three to receive William Williams Award

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Three to receive William Williams Award

The Brown University Library will pay tribute to three individuals for their extraordinary service and generosity by giving them the William Williams Award. Established in 1988, the William Williams Award is the Library's highest honor. The award commemorates William Williams, Brown Class of 1769, who sequestered the College library in his home in Wrentham, Mass., throughout the Revolutionary War This year the Friends of the Library Board has unanimously approved the nominations of Abbott Gleason, Brenton Thurston, and Don Wilmeth.


By Brown University, USA.


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Tar Heel Bus Tour introduces new Carolina faculty members to the state

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Tar Heel Bus Tour introduces new Carolina faculty members to the state

New members of the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will spend the week after Commencement on the road, getting to know the state and its people a little better. For five days, May 12-16, the 36 participants in the 11th Tar Heel Bus Tour will travel more than 1,100 miles, crossing the state from Morehead City in the east to Cherokee in the west. At numerous stops along the way, they will find out more about their students’ hometowns and meet people involved in programs and projects with a Carolina connection.


By UNC, USA.


Education Policy Resource.


Secondary Education in the United States

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Secondary Education in the United States

In the past decade, American secondary education in general, and high school education in particular, experienced a surge of critical attention from government leaders, policy analysts, nonprofit organizations, researchers, and philanthropic foundations. The challenges of American high school education have been explored, measured, and described in reports that aim to raise awareness and stimulate change in state and local education systems. In response, states and foundations seeded reform efforts with planning grants and start-up funds to support new programs.


By LBJ, USA.


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Roma children and the right to education Factsheet

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Roma children and the right to education Factsheet

An estimated 500,000 Roma live in Slovakia, concentrated mainly in the east and south of the country. They are the second largest minority constituting 9.25 per cent out of a population of over 5.4 million. Approximately one third of the Romani population in Slovakia, live in settlements situated outside towns and villages, with limited or no water or electricity supplies, sanitation systems, paved roads or other basic infrastructure


By Amnesty International USA.


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