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    White House officials and Hispanic artists visit Concord elementary school

    Meadow Homes Elementary, a turnaround school with a high percentage of English learners and Hispanic students, was chosen by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics as a model for similar schools throughout the nation who want to boost arts instruction to excite students and engage them in creative and critical thinking. 
    Hip-hop singer Jay "Young Jeezy" Jenkins and five others pleaded not guilty Tuesday to illegal gun charges in Irvine following a fatal shooting at a tour stop in Mountain View last weekend, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said.  
     
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    What began several months ago as a relatively principled debate about the environment versus jobs has devolved into hot buttons and flash points that have little to do with the substance of the bag ban.  
     
    On her Twitter feed, a Newark Memorial High School teacher was explicit about her desires for her students. She wanted to pour coffee on them. She wanted to stab them. Some of them, she said, "make my trigger finger itchy."  
     
    Meadow Homes Elementary, a turnaround school with a high percentage of English learners and Hispanic students, was chosen by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics as a model for similar schools throughout the nation who want to boost arts instruction to excite students and engage them in creative and critical thinking.