KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Hundreds of primary schools in England have failed to hit tougher literacy and numeracy targets brought in this year, according to reports in the BBC.
The BBC in a report Thursday said that targets were missed by 767 of more than 15,000 schools in which final-year pupils took national Sats tests.
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CHICAGO (AP) — Prison-bound former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr plans to sell his home in Washington, to help pay $750,000 in penalties stemming from his sentence for illegally spending campaign funds on personal items.
The ex-Illinois congressman's lawyers and prosecutors mentioned the plan in a joint filing Friday in US District Court in Washington. They asked the judge to give Jackson more time to come up with the money.
They also noted one effort to raise cash fell through.
An online auction to sell celebrity memorabilia owned by Jackson was cancelled after the authenticity of a guitar supposedly signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen was questioned. The filing says no memorabilia will now be sold.
The 48-year-old Chicago Democrat is expected to begin serving a 2 1/2-year prison term within weeks.
In this file photo, Jesse Jackson Jr leaves federal court in Washington.
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