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1 hr ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Feds probe district's immigrant teacher hiring

A North Texas school district is facing a federal investigation and a payout of more than $500,000 to reimburse international teachers after their recruitment violated regulations.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Las Cruces Sun-News

Las Cruces' Young Women in Computing take third at supercomputing challenge

LOS ALAMOS >> Organizers of the New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge say two high school students from Albuquerque have taken the top prize at this year's competition.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Las Cruces, NM, High Performance Computing, Science, Computer Science, Albuquerque, NM

CBS Local

Abbott: Pay Teachers Bonuses For High Exam Scores

Republican Greg Abbott says that as Texas governor he would seek bonuses for high school teachers whose students perform well on college readiness exams.

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Related Topix: Texas

ABC News

4th Grader Sells Pot in Northern Colorado

School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Colorado

The Reporter

Reports: Miracle stowaway sought mom in Africa

The California teen who survived a five-hour flight in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 was trying to return to his family in Africa but got confused and stowed away in a Hawaii-bound flight, local media reported Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 767, Santa Clara, CA, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

ABC News

Washington School Bus Driver Accused of Bullying

A school bus driver in Olympia, Wash., has been placed on leave while the school district investigates accusations that he bullied a developmentally disabled 14-year-old girl.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Pledge of Allegiance Prompts Lawsuit by NJ Family

A New Jersey family is suing their local school district, charging that the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance turn atheists into "second-class citizens."

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Related Topix: Matawan, NJ

KMPH-TV Fresno

LA school board OKs $25M lawsuit settlement

The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to settle a lawsuit over teacher layoffs by spending $25 million to hire more staff for dozens of struggling schools.

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NBC Chicago

FedEx Sued Over Deadly California Bus Crash

The 911 call released Thursday, April 17, 2014, reveals audible cries of fear in the moments after a tour bus carrying high school students crashed in Northern California.

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Related Topix: Orland, CA, Los Angeles County, CA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The News Tribune

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 23

Several Florida school districts are having trouble administering the state's standardized test because of a computer glitch.

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Related Topix: Tax, Piracy News, US Governors, Rick Scott

Daily Herald

Mayor orders air conditioning for Chicago schools

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered that air conditioning be added to every classroom in the Chicago Public Schools during the next five years.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Rahm Emanuel, Weather

KLBJ AM 590

Texas teacher facing improper relationship charge

A North Texas teacher is free on bond after being arrested by authorities on a charge of having an improper relationship with a student.

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KRGV

Mercury cleanup at Texas school cost nearly $900K

The preliminary cost of cleaning up the West Texas school where a student brought a container of mercury inside has reached nearly $900,000, an Ector County school district spokesman said Monday.

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ABC News

New Jersey School Sued Over 'Under God' in Pledge

A family is suing a New Jersey school district, contending that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist children.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

WCAX-TV Burlington

NYC jury hears tape defending 9/11 terror attacks

A man who has accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen has also sued a former TV programming executive and two other industry figures.

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Related Topix: X-Men, Action Movies, Thriller, Science Fiction Movies, Terrorism, Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, Explosion

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

Glitches prompt suspension of Oklahoma tests again

Oklahoma's public schools superintendent suspended online testing across the state on Monday after middle and high school students systemwide experienced disruptions during high-stakes standardized tests for the second consecutive year.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

Sunherald.com

Prosecutors: Prep school graduates ran drug ring

Montgomery County district attorney Risa Vetri Ferman holds a rifle that was part of the drugs, guns, money and other illegal items seized when Lower Merion Police broke up a drug distribution ring in Montgomery County, Pa.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Montgomery County, PA, Marijuana, Philadelphia, PA, Haverford, PA

WIS-TV Columbia

New SC law deletes high school exit exam mandate

South Carolina is replacing its high school exit exam with tests considered more useful to students' lives beyond 12th grade.

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Related Topix: Nikki Haley, US Governors

NewsCenter 25

$6.6M school district debt remains for Buena Vista after shutdown

Residents of a Michigan community where a school district closed are on the hook for its $6.6 million in debt.

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Related Topix: Buena Vista, MI, US Governors, Rick Snyder, Autos

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Divers in South Korean Waters Reach Sunken Ferry, Find More Bodies

Divers Sunday were finally able to enter the capsized ferry that sank near South Korea last week, discovering more bodies, with the death toll expected to climb substantially as they make their way through the vessel.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Park Geun-hye

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