School districts CANCEL classes on Monday over fears the solar eclipse will damage students’ eyes

School districts CANCEL classes on Monday over fears the solar eclipse will damage students’ eyes

A school district in Ohio has canceled classes on Monday over concerns about students damaging their eyes while looking at the solar eclipse. The superintendent of Jefferson Area Local Schools said Thursday that the eclipse could pose a risk to students who view it even inadvertently while at school or on the bus ride home. The day will be used as a service day for faculty and staff. +8 Some school districts have cancelled classes for the entire day or are keeping kids inside +8 There is real worry that…

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High court quashes Punjab decision to cancel recruitment of jail warders

High court quashes Punjab decision to cancel recruitment of jail warders

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana high court on Saturday quashed the Punjab government’s decision to cancel the process for recruiting 527 jail warders and ordered it to start the procedure again. Justice Daya Chaudhary passed these orders while allowing a bunch of petitions that challenged the state government’s June 5, 2014, decision to cancel the recruitment process. The court asked the state government to initiate the process according to the instructions it issued for the recruitments in an October 2011 advertisement. The recruitment process was cancelled after the physical test…

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Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes

Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes

Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day. The fear is that the ugly rhetoric of the campaign could escalate into confrontations and even violence in school hallways, endangering students. “If anybody can sit there and say they don’t think this is a contentious election, then they aren’t paying much attention,” said Ed Tolan, police chief in this seaside community, which decided to call…

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Lake, Osceola, Volusia, Brevard schools cancel classes Thursday, Friday

Lake, Osceola, Volusia, Brevard schools cancel classes Thursday, Friday

hools in Lake, Osceola, Brevard and Volusia counties will be closed Thursday and Friday because of approaching Hurricane Matthew. Additionally, Seminole State College announced it will close at 10 p.m. Wednesday and not reopen until Monday. The Orange and Seminole county school districts are expected to make a decision about school closings after getting weather updates today. The University of Central Florida also said it would decide this afternoon whether to cancel classes for later in the week. UCF student Brooke Jones said she felt “annoyed” as she waited Wednesday…

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