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Parents Sue Fayetteville School District Over Girls' Sports

Parents Sue Fayetteville School District Over Girls' Sports
Parents at Fayetteville High School complained in a federal lawsuit that the girls’ softball field, right, isn’t equivalent to the boys’ baseball field, left. The facilities are just one area where female athletes aren’t treated the same as their male counterparts, according to the complaint.

The families of three Fayetteville High School softball players have hauled the Fayetteville School District into court over allegations that the district treats the boys' teams better than the girls'.
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Tim Griffin: Changes Needed to Common Core Standards

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin says he thinks Arkansas should keep some elements of Common Core but make changes where necessary and rename the controversial education standards to more closely reflect the state's needs.
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Fort Smith School Board Votes to End Rebel Mascot, 'Dixie' Song

The Fort Smith School Board votes to drop a high school's "Johnny Reb" mascot and "Dixie" fight song after the shooting deaths of nine people in South Carolina.
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