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1 hr ago | SFGate

Classes canceled after Danville teachers strike

Parents, students and others say they're hoping for a resolution of the teacher strike that began this week in the Danville Area School District.


Related Topix: Danville, PA

5 hrs ago | KOB-TV

Schools fear lawsuits by stocking medication

Some New Mexico officials are concerned schools could be left vulnerable in the wake of a new law requiring they stockpile medicine to treat students who experience severe allergic reactions or asthma attacks.


Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Island Packet

Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

Relatives of missing passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol struggle with policemen as they try to march toward the presidential house to protest the government's rescue operation at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Boat Disaster,


Thousands skip school in Houston on make-up day

Thousands of Houston students and teachers stayed home on Good Friday instead of reporting to class to make up for a school day canceled by bad weather.



Kansas students, parents not thrilled about having Michelle Obama at high school graduation

If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend.


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, Topeka, KS, Kids, Family


Chester launches school construction effort

A southwestern Illinois school district has begun work to replace an elementary school's gymnasium and two classrooms rendered unusable because of structural issues.



10 Things to Know: This Week's Takeaways

Talks involving Ukraine, Russia, the U.S. and the European Union produced an agreement Thursday to take tentative steps toward calming tensions in Ukraine.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster

Journal Gazette

IPFWa s musical challenges students

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Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Into the Woods, Musical Movies, Theater, Arts

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Florida principal arrested

A Tampa Day School principal was arrested after deputies said he admitted in a phone call to inappropriately touching a 14-year-old male student he had befriended.


Related Topix: Tampa, FL, Hillsborough County, FL

Greenwich Citizen

Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

File - In this April 10, 2014, file photo, massive flames engulf a tractor-trailer and a tour bus just after they collide on Interstate 5 near Orland, Calif.


Related Topix: Orland, CA, La Verne, CA, University of La Verne

Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ferry captain

Investigations into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and whether a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers scrambled to find 270 people still missing and feared dead.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, South Korea, World News,

ABC News

Kansas Speech by Michelle Obama Draws Complaints

Some parents in Topeka, Kansas are upset because there will be a limited number of people allowed to attend a combined high school graduation ceremony at which first lady Miche Obama is scheduled to speak next month.


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, Topeka, KS

WTOP-FM Washington

Michelle Obama: High school diploma is not enough

It may be a few years before the first daughters head to college, but Michelle Obama is already brainstorming a dorm room checklist while encouraging high school students to dream big about their education beyond graduation.


Related Topix: Michelle Obama, Howard University, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin Madison

Windsor Beacon

Ferry captain left third mate at helm: Korea prosecutor

APRIL 17: South Korean Coast Guard and rescue teams search for missing passengers at the site of the sunken ferry off the coast of Jindo Island on April 17, 2014 in Jindo-gun, South Korea.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Boat Disaster

Thu Apr 17, 2014


Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

Kansas City's police chief says a suspect in a string of random highway shootings that have wounded three people is in custody.


Related Topix: Explosion, Prison, US Military, US Navy, University of Mississippi

KCRA-TV Sacramento

911 calls capture chaos after I-5 bus, truck crash

With shrieks in the background, a shocked passenger struggled to recount to an emergency dispatcher how a FedEx tractor-trailer smashed into a tour bus carrying high school students.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

4 students taken to hospital after smoking spice

Officials say central Indiana high school students were taken to a hospital after becoming ill from smoking the synthetic marijuana known as spice.


Related Topix: Drugs

The Toronto Star

School's 'Don't tattle' advice on bullying draws fire

A Nebraska school principal has apologized for sending fifth-grade students home with a flier that advises those who are bullied to not tattle on their tormentors.


KCCI-TV Des Moines

Ferry air pockets offer hope for survivors

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, US Military, US Navy

ABC News

Nigeria: Fate of 100+ Abducted Girls Unknown

The fate of more than 100 girls and young women abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied a report from Nigeria's military that almost all the students were free.


Related Topix: Nigeria, Africa, World News