Students honored by Career Tech Center

FLORENCE — A senior at Central High School and a senior from Brooks High School have been honored by the staff and faculty at the Allen Thornton Career Technical Center for their outstanding efforts in the month of November. Gary Dan Williams, director of the Allen Thornton Career Technical Center, said monthly awards are given for the career and technical student of the month and employee of the month at the Simulated Work Place at Allen Thornton. Williams said students from throughout the Lauderdale County School System are recognized for their…

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Boston’s First-Ever Education Chief Leaves His Position

Boston’s first education chief left his position on Wednesday. Rahn Dorsey — who has served in the position since 2014 when Mayor Martin Walsh first tapped him for the role — is stepping down due to personal reasons “and in anticipation of the need to address family matters in 2019,” Walsh’s office said in a statement. “It has been an honor to serve the Walsh Administration and, more importantly, Boston’s young people, educators and families,” Dorsey said in the statement. “I look forward to supporting efforts to guarantee all of Boston’s children…

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How much was a vote worth in the D.C. State Board of Education races?

How much was a single vote worth in the D.C. State Board of Education elections? Maybe $3? $5? Even $8? Those races gained increased visibility courtesy of generous donors who contributed more than $250,000 to 10 candidates vying for positions that hold little power. In one race, the second-place finisher raised more than $66,000 and received about 8,500 votes. That amounted to nearly $8 per vote. The winner in the Ward 1 race spent about $3 per vote, while the third-place finisher spent more than $5 for every vote she…

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