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Illinois Treasurer warns of college savings tax penalties

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs says families in the state that have college savings plans won’t get a break on their state taxes if they use those accounts to pay for private K-12 tuition. Frerichs warns that families with Bright Start or Bright Directions college savings plans, ...

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Senate passes conversion ban, transgender bullying bills

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Senate has passed a bill seeking to ban therapists from trying to change a minor’s sexual orientation. Senate Bill 5722 passed on a 32-16 vote Friday and now heads to the House. The measure would deem it “unprofessional conduct” for a licensed health care ...

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Baker seeks $15M for schools educating hurricane victims

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker plans to recommend $15 million in additional state funding for school districts that are educating students displaced by hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Republican told the Massachusetts Municipal Association on Friday that he planned to make the request ...

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Widespread snow hinders travel across Scotland

Image copyright Cameron Scott Image caption Carluke in South Lanarkshire was one of many towns affected by snow Commuters are facing a difficult journey home as heavy snow falls in parts of Scotland. A Met Office amber weather warning for snow and ice is in force for many areas until ...

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Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons finally taught in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons are finally getting taught in space. Thirty-two years after the Challenger disaster, a pair of teachers turned astronauts will pay tribute to McAuliffe by carrying out her science classes on the International Space Station. As NASA’s first designated teacher in space, ...

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Baker seeks $15M for schools educating hurricane victims

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker plans to recommend $15 million in additional state funding for school districts that are educating students displaced by hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Republican told the Massachusetts Municipal Association on Friday that he planned to make the request ...

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Turkey steps up Syria shelling as invasion of Afrin looms

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Thousands of Kurds in northern Syria have held protests against Turkish attacks on Afrin Turkey has intensified its shelling of Kurdish militia in northern Syria, ahead of a threatened ground offensive aimed at driving them out of the area. The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units ...

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Ever-changing grade system for public schools in flux again

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s system for assigning A-to-F letter grades to public schools keeps changing, and it looks like the state may have to reset the scale again in 2018. The U.S. Department of Education rejected parts of Mississippi’s system in December. Mississippi is among several states that have ...

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