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Michigan Senate OKs concealed guns in schools, bars

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Licensed gun owners with extra training could legally carry inside schools, churches, bars and other pistol-free zones under hotly contested legislation that was approved Wednesday by the Republican-led Michigan Senate, days after the Texas church massacre. The bills were sent to the GOP-led House for consideration ...

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Jackson school takeover back on table under separate law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A state takeover of the Jackson school district is back on the table, less than a month after Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant decided he wanted a more collaborative approach to its problems. A Mississippi Department of Education panel on Wednesday decided to recommend to the state ...

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P-TECH school in Brooklyn giving students innovative boost

An experimental Brooklyn high school that was heralded by then-President Barack Obama as a game-changing force in U.S. education is now quietly changing lives. Boosters say the model established by Crown Heights’ 595-student Pathways in Technology Early College High School — better known as P-TECH — signals an ...

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State’s third largest district transformed after controversy

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The board for the state’s third largest school district has been transformed in an election that followed the departure of the controversial superintendent. The Kansas City Star reports that Shawnee Mission voters overwhelmingly voted out the race’s only incumbent Tuesday and elected three first-time candidates. They’ve ...

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West Virginia technical students to work on state parks

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia education and parks officials have signed a compact authorizing the state high schools’ career and technical education students to design and carry out projects at state parks near them. According to the state agencies, more than 24,000 students will complete needed restorations and updates ...

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