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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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Takeover votes delayed on Humphreys, Noxubee schools

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s state Board of Education will again delay deciding whether it will take two rural districts into a statewide district aimed at improving academic performance. State Superintendent Carey Wright said Thursday that she won’t now ask the board to vote on takeovers of Humphreys County and ...

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Indiana House passes bill to shore up public school funding

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House approved a bill that would stabilize funding for public schools across the state, which have seen an unexpected surge in enrollments. The measure by Republican Rep. Sally Siegrist of West Lafayette was approved Thursday on a 96-0 vote. It could pump millions of dollars ...

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Catcher Tiers 1.0

More Draft Prep: Top 100 prospects Do I have to? Draft a catcher, I mean. Can’t I just sit this one out? If you don’t get one of only a handful of standouts at the position, you might as well. Eight players in, we’re already into The Fallback Options, which ...

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Opinion: Americans pay a fearsome price for global warming

Americans are paying a fearsome price for global warming. The federal government’s National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported earlier this week that the three powerful Atlantic hurricanes of 2017 — Harvey, Irma and Maria — cost Americans $265 billion, and massive Western forest fires another $18 billion. Scientists have shown ...

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