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Nevada HS graduation rate tops 80 percent for first time

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s high school graduation rate has topped 80 percent for the first time on record. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Canavero says the 80.85 percent grad rate for 2016-17 is great news for Nevada’s economy in need of more skilled workers. That includes 83.2 in ...

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School ditches online learning program after parents revolt

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — The fast-growing online platform was built with help from Facebook engineers and designed to help students learn at their own speed. But it’s been dropped because parents in this Connecticut suburb revolted, saying there was no need to change what’s worked in a town with a ...

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Donald Trump reimagined as famous villains

’45 Villains’: Donald Trump reimagined as famous villains In response to the politically charged year 2017 has been, New York City-based artist Jake Kahana turned to his creativity as an outlet for his disapproval of the current commander-in-chief. As a result, the ’45 Villains’ series was born, reimagining the 45th ...

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Michigan Supreme Court: Return $554M to school employees

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the state to return $554 million to school employees who saw a portion of their pay illegally deducted for retiree health care for about two years, ending a lengthy legal battle that stretched across two governorships. The court, in ...

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Student receives virtual reality glasses to help sight

PORTAGE, Pa. (AP) — In this digital-driven era, technology can do wonders for society, whether it’s a prosthetic leg for a war veteran who lost a limb in battle or virtual reality glasses for a high school student who is visually impaired. Alyssa Baxter, a 16-year-old Portage Area High School ...

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Sesame Street to help Syrian refugees

Image caption Sesame Street will be used to rebuild trust among millions of displaced children from Syria Characters from the children’s television programme Sesame Street are going to be used to help teach children displaced by war in Syria. The Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee have won a ...

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Michigan Supreme Court: Return $554M to school employees

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the state to return $554 million to school employees who saw a portion of their pay illegally deducted for retiree health care for about two years, ending a lengthy legal battle that stretched across two governorships. The court, in ...

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Rail strikes due in new year over RMT guards row

Image copyright EPA Image caption Workers at six train operators will walk out in January Train strikes are looming in the new year as rail workers plan a series of 24-hour walkouts in the long-running row over the role of guards. RMT members at five operators will walk out on ...

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