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Robert Simpson, a Denton High School senior, has accepted an appointment to enter the U.S. Air Force Academy. U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, nominated the student for an appointment to the academy last fall because of his outstanding academic record and extracurricular achievements, Robin Vaughn, Burgess’ deputy district director, wrote in an email.

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Hawk principal tapped for new job

In the schools

In the schools

Emily McPherson: New policy sends the wrong message to DISD students

The Denton school district has made a controversial (or, as the school board called it: courageous and brave) move regarding grading policies to take effect next year. The new policy throws deadlines out the window by allowing students to turn in late work at any time and retake tests over and over. It also does away with the six-week grading periods, replacing them with nine-week periods.

Ashlyn Foss: Media feeding into vicious cycle of mass shootings

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Student makes a sound of success with music career

Cancer survivors start website