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The Detail: Where New Zealand lets its children down

The Detail is produced for RNZ by Newsroom and is published on Stuff with permission. Aotearoa is constantly making “world‘s best” lists for beaches, ease of doing business, volunteering, tourism. But where it counts, educating our children, we are falling well back. In particular, our inequality figures are dismal. “We’re …

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Connor Betts: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Facebook Connor Betts Connor Betts was named by CBS News as the body armor-wearing, masked active shooter who shot at least 9 people to death, wounding at least 27 more, in a popular bar and restaurant district in Dayton, Ohio. CBS News attributed the name to law enforcement sources and …

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The old rules for building wealth are obsolete

Sophia Bera wants to make something crystal clear: She is not your father’s financial planner. That’s Bera’s marketing tagline, and evidence of it is all over the 35-year-old’s website. There’s the personal brand on display at her company, Generation Y Planning. There’s the focus on values and meaning: “Money doesn’t …

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3 things parents should remember on exam-results day

I didn’t particularly enjoy exams as a participative event during my own schooldays but it turns out that, for me anyway, it has been even more stressful as a spectator sport. On Tuesday, my eldest son will receive his last ever school exam results at the same time as teens …

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Migrant children removed from controversial Florida facility

All unaccompanied migrant children housed at a controversial south Florida facility have been removed, the federal Administration for Children and Families said Saturday. The Homestead facility, south of Miami, sheltered about 14,300 children since it was activated in March 2018 to house unaccompanied minors apprehended by the US Department of …

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Autistic Girls Should Have Equal Access to Education, Safety and Success

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0. 8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”As spring waned, my social media feed brimmed with prideful graduation stories from friends and family; most came with before pictures of kindergarteners split-screened with the after photos of their advancing tweens, teens or young adults. In turn, my wife and I …

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