WASHINGTON (AP) â Proposed federal guidelines would allow states to decide how to use a mix of test scores, academic growth and other measures like chronic absenteeism to identify failing schools and children who are struggling the most.
ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Risks to the global economy remain despite signs of stable growth, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, adding that low commodity prices were a problem for many countries. "The world economy is showing signs of stable growth, but there are risks," Merkel said in Japan where Group of Seven leaders are meeting. Turning her attention to European Union sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, Merkel said it was too early to talk about lifting the punitive measures. (Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Caroline Copley)
ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Group of Seven (G7) leaders agreed on Thursday they need to send a strong message on the South and East China Sea in which China is locked in territorial disputes with Japan and some Southeast Asian neighbors. "Prime Minister (Shinzo) Abe led discussion on the current situation in the South China Sea and East China Sea. Other G7 leaders said it is necessary for G7 to issue a clear signal," Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroshige Seko told reporters. (Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Nick Macfie)
By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Net migration to Britain reached its second highest level on record in 2015, according to the final set of official data to be released before an EU referendum in which the number of new arrivals from Europe has driven much opposition to the bloc. Net migration, the difference between the number of people entering and leaving Britain, hit 333,000 in 2015, the second-highest level for a 12-month period since records began in 1975, the Office for National Statistics said. The numbers were seized upon by those campaigning for Britain to vote to leave the EU in a June 23 referendum, who have blamed the bloc's freedom of movement rules for high levels of immigration.