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11-year-old forced to clean toilets by school as punishment

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The mother of an 11-year-old boy is outraged after finding out her child was forced to clean toilets during detention. Henry Hawkins, a fifth grader at Longfields Elementary School in Forestville, MD, says an argument with a classmate led to the punishment. 

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High School student receives Gates Millennium Scholarship, graduates early

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An Indianapolis teen has been awarded the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. Alex Dunlap, 16, who attends Broad Ripple High School, is one of only 1,000 students in the country to receive the honor. She’ll be graduating a year early in May. 

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Family of teen boy killed by girlfriend’s father wants daughter charged

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The family of a teenage boy who was killed after getting caught in his girlfriend’s bedroom wants the girl charged. Johran McCormick was shot and killed by his girlfriend’s father on March 13.

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Adorable Kid President lands TV show

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The adorable child we’ve grown to know and love as the Kid President will be getting his own television show. 10-year-old Robby Novak, known for his inspirational viral videos, will be featured on the Hub Network’s “Kid President: Declaration of Awesome.” 

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Cop allegedly pulls gun on 5th grader

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A Georgia police officer allegedly pulled a gun on a 5th grader who was building a tree fort. Omari Grant, 11, said he and his friends play often in a wooded area behind his home and were building a fort when a neighbor called police to complain. 

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School Board candidate: ‘Ethnic students aren’t up to standards’

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A candidate for Alaska’s school board in Anchorage has a theory on why the Anchorage School District is having financial problems. In an interview with Alaska Public Media, Don Smith, 75, compared the ethnic makeup of students in the district today to when he was in school. 

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Chief Keef’s manager’s home site of shooting

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Chicago rapper Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, is once again dealing the aftermath of a violent matter. A Northfield, IL, home that is rented Cozart’s manager was the site of a shooting. The victim is described as an acquaintance of Cozart. 

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Report: New York has the most segregated public school system in the country

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According to a report released by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project, New York is home to the most segregated public school system in the nation. Evidence as outlined in the report, “New York State’s Extreme School Segregation: Inequality, Inaction and a Damaged Future,” shows that public school students in the state are increasingly isolated by race and […]

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For fourth straight year, Chicago high school graduates all college-bound

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Chicago hasn’t been receiving the best attention for its educational offerings to students in the city. But one college preparatory academy is continuing to make leaps and bounds. For the fourth straight year, Urban Prep Charter Academies’ campuses in Englewood and University Village will be sending its entire senior class to college this fall. 

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BYP Memo: What Young People Think About the Affordable Care Act

Next week, the first round of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will close until October. Policymakers and pundits have speculated about how young people will respond to the ACA general, and the individual mandate in particular. The success of the ACA depends in part on the willingness of young people to either sign up for health […]

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