How this Thai educational movement empowers rural students

How this Thai educational movement empowers rural students

More and more in Thailand, rural students learn in traditional classrooms, but with an emphasis on hands-on activities.
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How This Philanthropist Hopes To Boost Mid-Career Women Artists

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Until 2018, Florida was one of only a few states that banned felons from voting for life. But that year, a two-thirds majority of the state passed an initiative to restore voting eligibility to felons who had served their sentences.
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