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From The Washington Post: Report finds KIPP students outscore public school peers


Middle school students in the Knowledge Is Power Program, a charter school network with a major footprint in the District and other cities, significantly outperform their public school peers on reading and math tests, according to a new study.

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From The New York Times: Gone Fishing on Scholarship, With Hopes of Turning Pro

Jake Lawrence and Jacob Hardy became the first students in the United States to receive athletic scholarships for competitive bass fishing

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From NPR: Parents In Santa Monica Raise Money For Schools

Public schools are letting out for the summer, but for many budget-strapped school districts this year, there isn't going to be time for vacation. In wealthy Santa Monica, Calif., parents will be spending the summer trying to raise $7 million to keep class sizes the same, teachers employed and school nurses and librarians on the job.

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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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