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Enrollment For Medicaid Expansion Begins Today

Enrollment through Medicaid expansion begins today (Thursday November 1st), and there's no end date for enrollment.

You may be familiar with the term “qualifying life event.” It’s when you start a new job or get married and have about 30 days to change health insurance coverage. Then there’s open enrollment, another window of time every year when you can switch health plans.

Online Tool Aims To Provide Easier Access To School Discipline Policies

A report released Wednesday from the Legal Aid Justice Center found African American students are 4 1/2 times more likely to be suspended from school than their Hispanic or White peers.

An online tool called the Virginia School Discipline Project aims to change that by helping parents more easily access and navigate certain school policies.

Lucas Ames with data non-profit, Smart Cville, says he thinks the disparity in suspension rates is partly because parents often don’t have the information they need to advocate for their kids.

New Study On Students Attending Private School Versus Public School

There’s been a longstanding public debate about whether private school students truly have an academic edge over students attending public schools. It’s also the subject of a recent study from the University of Virginia.

Researchers at the University of Virginia followed a group of more than 1,000 students from birth through ninth grade. About half attended public school, and the other half private.

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