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    US students score poorly on national arts and music exam

    When it comes to music and visual arts, American teenagers could use some help.

    The National Center for Education Statistics reported Tuesday that in 2016, American eighth graders scored an average 147 in music and 149 in visual arts on a scale of 300. Some 8,800 eighth graders from public and private schools across the country took part in the test, which was part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, often called the Nation's Report Card.

    Acting Commissioner Peggy Carr said the test shows students have a lot to learn in art and music and that no progress has been made since the same test was administered in 2008.

    "When I saw the results, clearly there is room for improvement, because clearly there is a lot of content that students weren't able to interact with correctly," Carr told The Associated Press.

    When asked to listen to George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," only about half of the students were able to identify that the opening solo is played on a clarinet. Students who scored 182 were able to label all the eight notes in C major, students who got 150 were able to label one note.

    While most students could point to one or two structural differences between two mother-and-child portraits, they usually struggled to explain the technical approach and meaning in an artist's self-portrait.

    "The average student does not know a lot of the content that was asked of them on this assessment," said Carr. "It was a difficult assessment, a challenging assessment."

    On the bright side, the achievement gap has narrowed between white and Hispanic students from a difference of 32 to 23 points in an average score in music and from 26 to 19 points in arts since the previous test. Girls continued to outperform boys.

    The black-white achievement gap, however, remained unchanged. While white students scored an average of 158, black students got 129 on the music test and the margin of difference was similar on the arts portion of the exam — 158 for white students and 128 for black students,

    "Every student should have access to arts education to develop the creativity and problem-solving skills that lead to higher success both in and out of school," said Ayanna Hudson, director of arts education at the National Endowment for the Arts. "Arts education can be especially valuable for our nations' underserved students, leading to better grades, higher graduation rates and increased college enrollment."

    Faye Dunaway speaks on Oscar's best picture fiasco

    Actress Faye Dunaway says she thought co-presenter Warren Beatty was joking when he paused before showing her the envelope that should have contained the Oscar's best picture winner.

    Dunaway tells Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News she thought Beatty was stalling for effect.

    Dunaway read "La La Land" as best picture winner rather than "Moonlight" after PwC partner Brian Cullinan mistakenly handed them the back-up envelope for Actress in a Leading Role instead of the envelope for Best Picture.

    She says she read the movie's title on the card but didn't notice Emma Stone's name.

    Dunaway says she felt "completely stunned" and later felt guilty because she thought she could have done something to prevent the debacle.

    Holt's interview with Dunaway will air Tuesday on the "Today" show.

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    This story has been corrected with the accurate spelling of Warren Beatty's first name.

    Ex-reality TV star arrested in Phoenix for car theft, drugs

    A former reality television star has been arrested in Phoenix for alleged vehicle theft and drug possession.

    Phoenix police say 31-year-old Jacob Harris was released on his own recognizance Monday after his initial court appearance. He faces a May 5 status conference.

    Harris was on Discovery channel's "Deadliest Catch" series.

    According to court documents, Harris traveled from Washington state to Arizona with a female companion and was staying at a Phoenix hotel.

    The unidentified woman called police Saturday to say Harris took her vehicle without her permission while she slept.

    Harris was found at a gas station and told police he was getting breakfast for himself and the woman.

    Police say a baggie of Xanax pills fell out of his pocket and Harris also had crystal methamphetamine in his possession.

    Writers Guild votes to authorize strike as talks continue

    Members of the Writers Guild of America are one step closer to striking come May 2. In a letter to its members Monday, the WGA said 96.3 percent voted to authorize a strike as the May 1 contract expiration deadline looms. Negotiations between the Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers will resume Tuesday.

    Responding to the strike authorization, the producers group said in a statement that it is committed to reaching a deal that keeps the industry working.

    The producers group aims to avoid a work stoppage like the 100-day strike of 2007.

    While many issues are at play, members of the Writers Guild are largely focused on the way in which streaming platforms have affected compensation.

    The WGA did not immediately respond to request for comment.

    Nintendo Switch emulator: It’s a scam, feds say

    Don’t slip on this banana peel, federal officials say; there is no Nintendo Switch emulator on which you can run Switch games on your desktop.

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    “It’s a scam,” said the Federal Trade Commission.

    Online ads may come with Nintendo branding, but when you try to download an emulator, it can install nasty things such as phony computer problems and a pitch to get you to pay to fix them, officials said.

    Also, don’t fill out a survey that you must complete to get a code to unlock the emulator. It’s fake, according to the FTC.

    If you find a scam, report it to the FTC.

    “Play Nintendo Switch at your friend’s house until you’re able to buy the real one yourself,” an FTC advisory said.

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