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Education: Morning Roundup, Teach for America's Job Guarantee


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From The New York Times: A Chosen Few Are Teaching for America


Teach for America has become an elite brand that will help build a résumé, and in a bad economy, it’s a two-year job guarantee with a good paycheck.

From The Wall Street Journal: Giving Back to School

Stephen Meringoff is putting New York City kids to work. This summer, the commercial real-estate developer gave $300,000 to Pencil, an education nonprofit, to provide 135 New York City high-school students with paid internships at companies ranging from Estee Lauder Cos. to J.P. Morgan Chase.

From The New York Times: Computers at Home: Educational Hope vs. Teenage

Researchers measuring a home computer’s educational value to a schoolchild in a low-income household are finding that test scores tend to go down, not up.

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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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