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3 hrs ago | 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.

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

7 hrs ago | 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.

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

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KLKN

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, Africa, World News

CBC News

'They could have been rescued': Nearly 300 missing after ferry sinks

A family member of a missing passenger who was on the South Korean ferry Sewol, which sank in the sea off Jindo, cries as she waits for a rescue team's arrival at a port where family members of missing passengers gathered in Jindo on Wednesday.

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

Wed Apr 16, 2014

KAKE

Kansas school confirms 6th-grader's death from meningitis

A Kansas sixth-grader has died from complications of bacterial meningitis, but his school district and state health officials insist the disease is not contagious and does not pose a public health risk.

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KMIZ

No more $5 vocab words on redesigned SAT

The days of memorizing arcane, recondite vocabulary words might be ending for high school students who will take a redesigned SAT in two years.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

KSAT-TV San Antonio

'Nightmarish' obstacles in Korea ocean rescue

It began as a routine ocean passage on calm seas. Passengers bound for a resort island were just stirring, some eating breakfast.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, South Korea, World News, Asia, US Military, US Navy, US News

Agassiz Harrison Observer

BCTF prepares for school strike action

Education Minister Peter Fassbender has been instructed by Premier Christy Clark to seek a long-term agreement with teachers to stop the cycle of labour disruptions in public schools.

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KFVS12

Land Between The Lakes offering field trip grants

Grants are now available to educators interested in taking students on field trips to Land Between The Lakes, a 170,000-acre recreation area on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

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National Public Radio

Classes To Resume At Pennsylvania Stabbing School

Students planned to gather in prayer and in support of one another on the football field of a Pittsburgh-area high school where classes were scheduled to resume Wednesday, a week after a mass stabbing.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania

WXII 12 Winston-Salem

3 dead, many missing in sinking S Korean ship

Rescue boats and helicopters scrambled to pluck passengers, most of them high school students, from a ferry as it slowly sank off the southwest coast of South Korea early Wednesday.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, US Military, US Navy, US News

National Public Radio

Dress Codes: Where Should Schools Set Limits?

Younger girls often wear them as pants with little fuss. But as those same girls approach middle school, leggings have become a clothing accessory that's increasingly controversial - and seemingly, the favorite new target of the school dress code.

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Related Topix: Morgan Hill, CA, Lehigh University

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Brandon Sun

Hundreds, including students, rescued after ferry sinks off South Korea, no deaths reported

South Korea coast guard police officers work to rescue passengers from a South Korean passenger ship, at Mokpo Coast Guard in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia,

WFIE-TV Evansville

Ferry with 476 people sinking off SKorea

A South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country's southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said.

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Related Topix: South Korea, World News

The Jersey Journal

Hoboken educator named 2014 Hudson County Teacher of the Year

Mark Mautone, a special education teacher who leads the Hoboken Public School District's Applied Behavior Analysis Program for children with autism at the Wallace Elementary School, has been named the Hudson County Teacher of the Year.

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Related Topix: Hudson County, NJ, Hoboken, NJ

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