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Holocaust survivors expect satisfaction in facing aged Nazi defendant

Oskar Groening, the elderly German known as “the accountant of Auschwitz,” faces a Nazi war-crimes trial Tuesday. But what he says about his role in the 300,000 deaths with which he’s charged may not matter as much as the fact that his audience will include at least two of the Hungarian Jews who survived sharing an unloading platform with him.

Education

Q&A on Wake schools budget

The public will have its first chance this week to comment officially on a Wake County school budget proposal that includes a request for $48.3 million more in local funding. Here are some questions and answers about the budget proposal.

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Wake Ed

New book looks at Wake County student assignment politics

“The End of Consensus: Diversity, Neighborhoods, and the Politics of Public School Assignments” by N.C. State professors Toby Parcel and Andrew J. Taylor looks at the ways diversity and neighborhood schools have influenced school assignment policies in Wake County, particularly during 2000-2012. The authors say some pieces of conventional wisdom about Wake’s diversity efforts are wrong.

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