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South Dakota’s longest-serving education secretary retires

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The longest-serving education secretary in South Dakota history is retiring this week. The Argus Leader reports that Melody Schopp will retire from her role at the state’s Department of Education Friday after serving as secretary since 2011. She has worked for the department for about ...

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Charter school dispute leads to withholding of state funds

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is withholding some education funding from North Kingstown as the result of a tuition dispute between that school district and a charter school. The Providence Journal reported Friday that education Commissioner Ken Wagner has decided to withhold an amount matching the tuition the ...

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Timeline presented for hiring Alabama schools superintendent

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Board of Education has presented a timeline for hiring a state superintendent next year. AL.com reports that Gov. Kay Ivey’s general counsel, Bryan Taylor, explained the plan during a board meeting Thursday. The board appointed interim state Superintendent of Education Ed Richardson in September after ...

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Ketamine shown to reduce suicidal thoughts

Ketamine, more than other sedatives, was exceedingly more effective in calming and lessening suicidal thoughts in depressed people, a new study found. The drug’s effects were felt more rapidly, too, just hours after being administered. “There is a critical window in which depressed patients who ...

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Fitbit is having a bad day

Fitbit is, once again, not having a good day after spending the year in mostly middling status as it looks to prove there’s a market for fitness trackers as well as its own smartwatch. The culprit today is a Wall Street firm slapping a “sell” rating on the company’s stock, ...

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