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Charter school at risk of closing after sponsor severs ties

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An academically struggling Kansas City charter school is at risk of closing after its university sponsor announced it would no longer provide oversight. The Kansas City Star reports that the University of Central Missouri decided to severe ties with Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology ...

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Police fatally shoot man holding California teacher hostage

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A SWAT team shot and killed a man who held a 70-year-old first-grade teacher hostage at his daughter’s Southern California school during what his family said was an emotional crisis. The parent, who died at a hospital, was identified by Riverside authorities late Tuesday as Luvelle ...

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A Polarizing Pick for Education Department’s No. 2 Slot

A retired U.S. Army brigadier general and former South Carolina schools superintendent, Mick Zais is the nominee to be U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ right-hand man at the Education Department. As South Carolina’s top schools officer, he championed school choice and rebuffed what he saw as a heavy federal ...

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Peers Guide 9th Graders Through ‘Make-or-Break’ Year

Senior Melvin Rivas, right, chats with his freshman mentee, Terrace Manley, during breakfast at Summit High School in Fontana, Calif. During their breakfasts, Melvin checks on how Terrace is doing, offers him tutoring when classes get tough, or encourages him to join a sports team—all are aimed at helping Terrace ...

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What happens to Mexicans returned from US?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There were protests over the threats to deport undocumented young migrants from the US Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans are deported to their home country each year from the United States. The Trump administration’s pressure on undocumented young migrants – the so-called “Dreamers” – ...

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Data shows vast disparity among Illinois high schools

CHICAGO (AP) — Data shows thousands of students in Illinois’ public high schools are struggling as the state pushes students to achieve higher scores. The Chicago Tribune reports that the SAT college entrance exam was offered to high school students for free last spring. Illinois Report Card data shows average ...

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‘My relation was stabbed as a witch’

Image copyright National Archives Image caption Emily Ward-Willis discovered accusations of witchcraft in her family It’s Halloween and the shops are full of make-believe witches and ghosts. But Emily Ward-Willis has a more personal connection. Her research into her family history found an ancestor accused of being a real witch, ...

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Black students disproportionately disciplined in district

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An annual report produced by Kentucky’s education department found roughly twice as many black students as white students were suspended in the school district serving the state’s second-largest city. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported on Sunday that black students constituted 22.4 percent of the Fayette County public ...

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