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THIS WEEKEND IN MEMPHIS!

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Your source of information for where to go and what to do each weekend in the Greater Memphis area.
 
FRIDAY
 
* Memphis Bike Fest
All day | Tiger Lane
 
* UCAN Teen Conference
11am-2pm | Bridges USA

Teen’s complaint seeks schooling during pregnancy

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ATLANTA (AP) – An east-Georgia teen says in a civil rights complaint that she should have been allowed to complete her schoolwork from home while she was pregnant and on doctor-ordered bed rest.
 
Eighteen-year-old Mikelia Seals was a junior at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School when her doctor ordered bed rest seven months into her pregnancy, according to the complaint. It says a guidance counselor told Seals the school did not have a program letting her take classes from home, and that the principal later told her the school has a homebound program but pregnancy was not an eligible condition.

Biden, in Ohio, urges infrastructure, job training

Biden
CINCINNATI (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that more investment in infrastructure and job training is needed to increase economic opportunities in the nation's cities.
 
Biden spoke at the National Urban League conference, where the theme is
“One Nation Underemployed.” Biden said the keys to putting more people in better-paying jobs and spurring economic growth in cities are workforce training to meet today's business needs and improving roads, bridges and other transportation.

Metro Nashville Schools kicks off school discipline reform

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District officials, educators, and community members came together Wednesday in Nashville to kick off an initiative aimed at reducing racial disparities in school discipline. Their ambitions were not merely local.
 
District leaders and the national organizations backing the initiative, called PASSAGE, hope Nashville can help Tennessee and the nation change a status quo that President Barack Obama has called unacceptable. Across the country, students of color are suspended and expelled at a far higher rate than white students.

Made In Rural America

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“Only the Serious Need Attend” could have been the slogan for the Made In Rural America forum held at Southwest Tennessee Community College – Macon Cove Campus last week (July 17th).
 
In a small amount of time a tremendous amount of information was shared with those serious enough to consider doing business outside of their perceived comfort zone. The context was this: While most businesses focus on a local market and a few become national, there are some that have their business so together that they can pursue business on an international level.