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In this June 6, 2017 photo, Daniel Buscaglia, 17, looks through the program from the previous night's senior awards banquet at Lancaster High School in Lancaster, N.Y. Buscaglia's 101.9 grade point average earned him the honor of valedictorian of his graduating class of nearly 500 students, but at many American high schools, the tradition of ranking students from No. 1 on down is being replaced by honors that recognize everyone who scores at a certain threshold. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

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Richard Watson, pastor and pharmacist from Gorman, Texas--and a former member of the Texas Board of Education.

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Butler athletic director Barry Collier, left, congratulates LaVall Jordan during an NCAA college basketball news conference introducing Jordan as the new men's head basketball coach at Butler, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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Butler athletic director Barry Collier, left, congratulates LaVall Jordan during an NCAA college basketball news conference introducing Jordan as the new men's head basketball coach at Butler, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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FILE – In this Feb. 6, 2017, file photo, Celiah Aker, a ninth grader in her fifth year of enrollment in an online charter school named the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow or ECOT, works on her business and administrative services class at her desk in her home in Medina, Ohio. Members of Ohio's State Board of Education voted Monday, June 12, 2017, to seek repayment of $60 million in funding for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, one of the nation's largest online charter schools, in a dispute over how attendance is tracked. Aker addressed the board members Monday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

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FILE - In this May 26, 2016 file photo Harvard President Drew Faust, center, receives applause while proceeding toward the podium at the start of Harvard University commencement exercises in Cambridge, Mass. President Faust, who was the first woman to lead Harvard University, announced Wednesday, June 14, 2017, that she will leave her post after the upcoming academic year saying in a letter "it will be the right time for the transition to Harvard's next chapter, led by a new president." (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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FILE - In this May 30, 2013 file photo Harvard University President Drew Faust clasps hands with a graduate as she walks in the procession at commencement ceremonies in Cambridge, Mass. President Faust, who was the first woman to lead Harvard University, announced Wednesday, June 14, 2017, that she will leave her post after the upcoming academic year saying in a letter "it will be the right time for the transition to Harvard's next chapter, led by a new president." (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

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FILE - In this May 29, 2014 file photo Harvard University President Drew Faust, left, speaks with former President George H. W. Bush, right, before Harvard commencement ceremonies in Cambridge, Mass. Bush was presented with an honorary doctor of laws degree during the ceremonies. President Faust, who was the first woman to lead Harvard University, announced Wednesday, June 14, 2017, that she will leave her post after the upcoming academic year saying in a letter "it will be the right time for the transition to Harvard's next chapter, led by a new president." (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

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FILE - In this March 16, 2015 file photo Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, poses with Harvard University President Drew Faust for photos at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. President Faust, who was the first woman to lead Harvard University, announced Wednesday, June 14, 2017, that she will leave her post after the upcoming academic year saying in a letter "it will be the right time for the transition to Harvard's next chapter, led by a new president." (AP Photo/Feng Li, Pool, File)

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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo Harvard University President Drew Faust, left, and Facebook CEO and Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg, right, speak while standing for a photograph before the start of Harvard University commencement exercises in Cambridge, Mass. President Faust, who was the first woman to lead Harvard University, announced Wednesday, June 14 that she will leave her post after the upcoming academic year saying in a letter "it will be the right time for the transition to Harvard's next chapter, led by a new president." (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

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FILE - In this May 26, 2016 file photo filmmaker Steven Spielberg, left, speaks with Harvard President Drew Faust, right, while sitting for a photograph before Harvard University commencement exercises, in Cambridge, Mass. President Faust, who was the first woman to lead Harvard University, announced Wednesday, June 14, 2017, that she will leave her post after the upcoming academic year saying in a letter "it will be the right time for the transition to Harvard's next chapter, led by a new president." (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

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In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017, photo, Moscow High School senior Chandler Miller attaches a plaque to a little free pantry outside the First United Methodist Church in Moscow, Idaho. (Geoff Crimmins/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)

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In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017, photo, Moscow High School senior Chandler Miller organizes food donations in a little free pantry outside the First United Methodist Church in Moscow, Idaho. (Geoff Crimmins/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)

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President Donald Trump, accompanied by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, left, waves to members of the media as he takes a tour of Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wis., Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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The exterior of the library, right, and a classroom building are shown on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Holmes Community College in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The state’s 15 public community and junior colleges are raising tuition by 13 percent, on average, for the school year beginning fall 2017, partly in reaction to budget cuts by the state Legislature. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

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Alexa Stamey is photographed Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at at Holmes Community College in Ridgeland, Miss. Stamey, a freshman from Canton, Miss, is studying preradiologic sciences at Holmes Community College. She says that her family can probably afford increased tuition, but said she worries that increases could hurt many students who enroll in community college to save money. Mississippi’s 15 public community and junior colleges are raising tuition by 13 percent, on average, for the school year beginning fall 2017, partly in reaction to budget cuts by the state Legislature. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

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Temeria Payton, a sophomore from Canton, Miss is photographed on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Holmes Community College in Ridgeland, Miss., on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Payton is studying liberal arts and foreign languages that cost has been an obstacle in her studies and she worries that higher tuition could exceed her aid package. Mississippi’s 15 public community and junior colleges are raising tuition by 13 percent, on average, for the school year beginning fall 2017, partly in reaction to budget cuts by the state Legislature. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

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President Donald Trump laughs with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, second from right as he tours Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wis., Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Also pictured is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, left, and Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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FILE - In this May 23, 2013 file photo, part of a wall stands amid the wreckage of Plaza Towers Elementary School, where seven children were killed when a tornado hit Moore, Okla. The Moore public school system has reached an agreement with the families of the seven children ending three years of litigation. Moore Public Schools said Monday, June 12, 2017 that the families have agreed to accept $14,000 each to settle the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley File)

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FILE - In this May 23, 2013 file photo, rain falls on the wreckage of Plaza Towers Elementary School, where seven children were killed when a tornado hit Moore, Okla. The Moore public school system has reached an agreement with the families of the seven children ending three years of litigation. Moore Public Schools said Monday, June 12, 2017 that the families have agreed to accept $14,000 each to settle the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley File)