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Marketplace Staff Aug 13, 2015

That’s the average score on the ACT college entrance exam for students in the New Orleans Recovery School District, where schools were ordered to become charters post-Hurricane Katrina. That’s well under the national average score of 21. Ten years into recovery, some New Orleans educators are left wondering what the huge overhaul has actually achieved.


That’s how many authenticated Elvis artifacts will be auctioned Thursday evening at —where else? — Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. As part of a celebration commemorating the rock star’s death, the auction has been open to online bids for several weeks, with all bids brought to the floor during the live auction. As the Associated Press writes, among the wares available is a personal handgun made in West Germany in 1974. Engraved on the wooden grip is “TCB (Taking Care of Business).”


That’s how many seasons of the beloved children’s television show Sesame Street will air and stream on HBO. As part of the deal, the show will ramp up its production from 18 shows a season to 35, and will produce exclusive content for the cable network. As the New York Times writes, as the children’s television group has suffered in recent years from sagging DVD sales.

3 out of 10

That’s the GreatSchools rating currently held by the Compton school district. The city also still has an unemployment rate twice the national average. But with the release of Dr. Dre’s newest album, “Compton,” and the forthcoming movie about the origins of N.W.A., Compton mayor Aja Brown points out that the city is on its way up“At the height of N.W.A.’s success, Compton had triple the homicides than we have today,” she says. “Compton is much safer then it was before.”

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