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Life inside Raqqa

It’s notoriously difficult to get information out of Raqqa. ISIS monitors everything inside the city and CNN has a policy of not contacting anyone in the city directly as it would put their lives in danger. Much of the information in this gallery has been provided by activist group Raqqa ...

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Kansas math test scores unchanged from last year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas students’ performance on the annual state math test essentially stayed flat from 2016 to 2017, while performance on the English and language arts portion decreased slightly. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Kansas State Board of Education reviewed data Tuesday on students’ performance on the ...

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Schools Mount Fight Against Chronic Absenteeism

Samantha Bearface, a 5th grader at Willamina Elementary School in Willamina, Ore., participates in a spelling lesson. In an effort to lower chronic absenteeism among its Native American elementary school students, the district worked with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde to hire a coordinator who worked with families ...

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For English-Learners, a Positive Side to Peer Pressure

As a veteran theater professor, Andrew Kahn knows a great acting job when he sees one. During his twice-a-week visits to Lafayette International High School in Buffalo, N.Y., there’s a newly arrived student from the Congo who pretends to struggle with his locker combination. The student knows the numbers to ...

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To Fill a ‘Mentoring Gap,’ Schools Get Creative

On the sunny turf of Greene Central High School’s football field one recent morning, new 9th graders gathered to play games and to meet the mentors who will help guide them through their transition to high school. The mentors don’t fit the stereotype of middle-aged adults who eat lunch with ...

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Who’s faster? The Ultimate State Comparison for Marathons

RunRepeat.com has analysed 6 million marathon results and found Massachusetts to have the fastest runners. In their newly published report, they compare 51 states on a large number of factors based on results from 2000 to 2016. The study was conducted by Ivanka Nikolova, Ph.D. in Mathematical Analysis, and Jens ...

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The Austrian elections should terrify Europeans

The commanding victory of populist parties in Austria’s national election on Sunday is certain to reverberate beyond the borders of the nation of 8.5 million. Coming on the heels of record gains made by the far right in Germany last month, nationalist and anti-immigrant forces across the European Union are ...

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The School Discipline Conversation Starts With Girls and Police

Commentary —Getty Policy solutions are needed to improve school discipline By Rebecca Epstein & Monique W. Morris School-based police officers, known as school resource officers (SROs), have become a common and growing presence in schools across the country. According to the U.S. Department of Education, over 30,000 SROs were working ...

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