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Education: Morning Roundup, Data, Rankings, Evaluation

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From The Washington Post: Education Secretary Arne Duncan wants schools to give parents, teachers more data


Education Secretary Arne Duncan, stoking a national debate over a Los Angeles Times series that examines how much individual teachers have raised test scores, urged public schools to give educators more data on student achievement and parents a full report on teacher effectiveness.

From the Los Angeles Times: USC beats UCLA in U.S. News & World Report rankings

After a long and steady climb, it's the first time the Trojans' campus has bested its Westwood rival in the annual listing.

From The New York Times: University to Manage Home Costs of President

The University of California has appointed an official to manage spending at the private residence of its president, Mark G. Yudof, after he ran up nearly $700,000 in expenses.

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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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Danielle Reno of Missouri left her car running and it was stolen by thieves. But she wasn't going to let her car go so easily.

For 48 hours this owner of a pet rescue tracked the charges being made on her credit card. Ultimately, she found her car at a local Applebee's, and then went after the thieves.

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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