U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Special Education Students

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that school districts MUST make sure that those students not integrated into a “regular” classroom environment have opportunities to advance beyond the bare minimal standards of support:

“When all is said and done, a student offered an educational program providing “merely more than de minimis” progress from year to year can hardly be said to have been offered an education at all. For children with disabilities, receiving instruction that aims so low would be tantamount to “sitting idly . . . awaiting the time when they were old enough to ‘drop out.’” (14) Read the full opinion here.

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NATO Encyclopedia

This work presents overviews of all the missions and policies that fall under the aegis of NATO. Given the rising tensions between NATO and Russia (read this entry – Relations with Russia), this resource provides a plethora of information. You can search this work via an alphabetical index or a thematic index.

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Where Is President Trump on the 2017 Forbes Billionaire List?

Yes, he is on it, but his ranking has tumbled as a result of the downturn in Manhattan real estate, a sector in which he is heavily invested. While his worth has increased from last year by $25 million, his overall raking has dropped more than two hundred spots. The full list is available and is sortable by any number of variables.

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President Trump Jeopardizes Libraries

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Jimmy Breslin on Donald Trump

The great chronicler of New York – Jimmy Breslin – who just passed away, wrote about all manner of people, from gamblers to politicians, from the (in)famous to the mundane. Here are three Newsday columns he wrote about Donald Trump; they are from 1988, 1989, and 1990.

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Live – First Day of Confirmation Hearings For Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

The ever-reliable C-SPAN will cover these hearings day by day, gavel to gavel. He is appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Live – House Hearing on Russian Election Interference

FBI Director James Comey testifies today before the House Select Intelligence Committee on whether or not there is evidence pointing to Russian meddling in the just-concluded presidential election. Also, this hearing will undoubtedly touch on President Trump’s unsupported allegations that he was wiretapped by former President Obama. The hearing begins at 10am EDT; C-SPAN will permanently archive this proceeding, so if you can’t watch it live, you can visit at a later date.

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