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Newsweek names St. Pete Collegiate High one of nation’s best

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St. Petersburg Collegiate High School has been named one of the best high schools in America, according to the annual rankings released this week by Newsweek magazine. St. Petersburg Collegiate, on the Gibbs Campus of St. Petersburg College at 6605 Fifth Ave. N., made the list at No. 55. It is only one of 10 in the state of Florida to make the top 500 rankings, second only to Stanton College Preparatory in Jacksonville (ranked No. 6 overall). Newsweek’s list,…

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Report: Black America doing much better than 40 years ago

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African-Americans are doing about the same as they have in previous years as the nation rises out of the Great Recession, and much better than they did when its first “State of Black America” report came out 40 years ago, the National Urban League said Tuesday. The new report, “Locked Out: Education, Jobs & Justice,” looks at how blacks and Hispanics have been doing in the United States over the last few years and how they were doing in 1976,…

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