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Stony Brook University Celebrates 55th Commencement Ceremony Honoring Billy Joel and Charles B Wang with Honorary Degrees

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At Stony Brook University’s 55th commencement ceremony today at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, 6,298 students had their degrees conferred, becoming the University’s newest alumni. They joined more than 155,000 of their forerunners around the globe whose lives and work personify the mission of Stony Brook

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Thomas Schneid Named Executive Dean for Uniformed Services University Postgraduate Dental College

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Retired Air Force dentist Thomas R. Schneid, DMD, was named as the new Executive Dean of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Postgraduate Dental College. USU President Charles L. Rice, M.D., made the announcement following a nationwide search.

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American Indians Disproportionately Disciplined at School Compared to White Students

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School disciplinary actions handed down to students at Utah public schools disproportionately impact American Indian children over all other ethnicities enrolled in the state’s public education system, new research from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Public Policy Clinic reveals. Researcher and law student Vanessa Walsh found that although American Indian students comprise the smallest student demographic in Utah, they have the largest percentage of students referred to law enforcement and arrested at school. The rates for disciplinary actions taken against American Indian students are much higher than for white students. Studies show that suspension and expulsion rates are closely correlated with dropout and delinquency rates, and have tremendous economic costs. Referrals to law enforcement and arrests at school are the harshest forms of school disciplinary action and expose students directly to the juvenile justice system. Such students often become part of the “

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Report on Expanded Success Initiative Points to Changes in Schools, Including Greater Focus on College and New Approaches to Student Discipline

A new report on New York City’s Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), which is designed to boost college and career readiness among Black and Latino male students, finds that the schools involved are changing the way they operate and offering students opportunities they would not otherwise have.

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The George Washington University Expands Malala Yousafzai Resource Guide to Include High School Students

The supplement offers terms and discussion questions for high school students to study the resource guide.

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Mobile Phone Bans Lead to Rise in Student Test Scores

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Banning cellphones in schools reaps the same benefits as extending the school year by five days, according to a study co-authored by an economist at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Olympic Gold Medalist Challenges Ithaca College Graduates to ‘Fail Forward’

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Noting that she was cut three times before finally making the United States Olympic team, Meghan Musnicki challenged the Ithaca College class of 2015 to “fail forward.” Musnicki, who won a gold medal as a member of the women’s crew team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, delivered the main address at Ithaca College’s 120th Commencement ceremony.

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346 Graduate from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences on Armed Forces Day

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Medical students, advanced practice nurses, military dentists, and scientists, clinical psychologists, and public health professionals will move from student to alumni status on Saturday, May 16 – Armed Forces Day – as they receive their degrees at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) 36th commencement exercise at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

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AdvancePath Academics, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of the Assets of SHW Enterprises, LLC dba ScholarCentric

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AdvancePath Academics, Inc. (APA), a leading provider of K-12 Alternative Education solutions, today announced its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of SHW Enterprises, LLC dba ScholarCentric, a provider of Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL) assessments, predictive analytics and related services.

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Binghamton Commencement Speaker Overcomes Challenges of Delivering Speech on Jewish Day of Rest

Don Greenberg was thrilled to be announced as one of this year’s student Commencement speakers for Binghamton University’s Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. However, when he learned that his Commencement ceremony was on Shabbat, it appeared as if all hope was lost. Growing up as an Orthodox Jew, Shabbat had always been a time for Greenberg to spend with friends and family, while also resting. For many Jews, Shabbat is a time to disregard many of the typical demands of modernity, such as driving, using electronics, writing, cooking and other forms of “work.”