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Texas special education fix calls for more staff, training

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has unveiled an initial draft of how it will overhaul special education after federal officials found that the state for years illegally denied services to students with disabilities. The 13-page plan released Thursday would create a professional statewide special education deployment system. It also calls ...

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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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Children draw their future job ambitions

Image caption Many girls in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Colombia and Indonesia aspired to be a doctor Young people in developing countries often have more aspirational career ambitions than boys in the UK, an international survey suggests. While boys in the UK aimed to be footballers or YouTube stars, their counterparts in ...

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What do children draw when asked about their future jobs?

Young people in developing countries often have more aspirational career ambitions than boys in the UK, an international survey suggests. The findings are from a survey of 20,000 children by the Education and Employers careers charity. While boys in the UK aimed to be footballers or YouTube stars, their counterparts ...

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Michigan House votes to let charters get regional taxes

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation nearing Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk would let charter schools receive revenue from voter-approved property tax hikes. The Republican-led House narrowly approved the bill 55-52 Thursday, largely along party lines, after a different version previously cleared a divided Senate. The taxes now go to the counties’ ...

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Illinois school officials seek double state education aid

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois education administrators are seeking to double the amount of money public schools get in the coming year. The State Board of Education has approved a request for $7.5 billion in additional state aid — a 91 percent increase. Board members argued that the $15.7 billion ...

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More changes ahead for grading public schools

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi could have to reset the scale used to assign A-to-F grades to public schools once again in 2018. State Department of Education officials said Thursday that rejection of parts of Mississippi’s system by the U.S. Department of Education may make the changes necessary. State officials ...

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Facebook won’t retreat from Stories as it adds desktop posting

Facebook Stories might feel redundant since 300 million people use its other Snapchat clones on Instagram and WhatsApp. But Facebook is convinced that the narrative, ephemeral, camera-first format is the future of sharing…and advertising. So despite criticism and a slow start for traction, Facebook is doubling down on Stories by ...

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