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1 hr ago | Living in Rwanda

Pressured by a demanding labor market, more Rwandans head to university

Denys Migambiyabagabo, 27, always thought a high school certificate was all he needed to be a high school teacher until a district meeting he attended proved otherwise.

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Related Topix: World News, Rwanda, Africa, Paul Kagame

5 hrs ago | ABC News

Pesky Pig That Scared Kids on Maine Trail Captured

An 80-pound domestic pig that chased children and adults on a walking trail in Maine during three weeks of freedom has been nabbed.

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Related Topix: Weird

9 hrs ago | WMTV Madison

Some school districts sound off on future of Common Core

Wisconsin school districts have spoken out against Gov. Scott Walker's recent statement calling for a change in the state's curriculum standards.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Wisconsin Government

10 hrs ago | Times Herald

Survey: 56% of parents grade tech at kid's school adequate

Two students attend a technology class at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 23, 2012.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, University of Southern California

10 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Parents Sue Georgia School System in Gym Mat Death

The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at school filed a wrongful death lawsuit against local school administrators Monday.

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Related Topix: Lowndes County, GA, Valdosta, GA

14 hrs ago | KSWO

Texas school trustee penalized in cheerleader case

A Central Texas school board has ordered a trustee to attended professional conduct training after parents and teachers said he used his position to get his daughter onto a cheerleading team.

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19 hrs ago | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Education Students In SD Get State Scholarship

Nineteen South Dakota college students who have committed to work in critical teaching areas after graduation have been awarded a state scholarship.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Dennis Daugaard

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Three plead not guilty to theft from English program

A retired school district leader appeared in court for the first time Monday, since she and four others were indicted on charges of misusing public money.

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Journal Gazette

Indiana teachers worry about revamped ISTEP test

Some teachers and district administrators worry the exam that's still being revamped by a state contractor could negatively impact them and their students, since performance on the high-stakes test helps determine whether teachers get a raise and how schools are graded on an A-to-F rating system.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Indiana, US Governors

The Modesto Bee

Cleveland opens school focusing on digital arts

Their dedication inspired Dobrzynski, of the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning in Cleveland, to consider how a curriculum that incorporates video production, game design and digital music recording might work in a school setting.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, OH, Family, Teenagers

KCRG

Tornado-Stricken Nebraska Town Gets Help From Iowa

The Sioux City school district is donating excess desks, tables and shelving units to help out some northeast Nebraska students whose middle school in Pilger was heavily damaged by a tornado.

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Related Topix: Pilger, NE, Wisner, NE

KBCI CBS 2

Teens describe narrow escape from sinking Korean ferry

Students who survived the South Korean ferry disaster testified Monday they were repeatedly ordered by loudspeaker to stay in the sinking ship but eventually helped each other flee after finding their cabins were flooded too much.

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

WFTV Orlando

Sinkhole damages portion of Deltona school

A small sinkhole that opened up inside of Deltona High School will likely keep students and teachers out of the band and chorus rooms during the first few weeks of school.

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Related Topix: Deltona, FL

Hindustan Times

Student survivors testify in South Korea ferry trial

Teenaged student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster began giving video testimony under tight security on Monday in the murder trial of the vessel's captain and crew.

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

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

Chinese school provides 'excitement and adventure' for Kirtland mother and daughter

Fed up with the public education system in the U.S., a Kirtland mother and daughter have found a new school on the other side of the globe.

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Related Topix: Kirtland, NM, World News, China, Farmington, NM

The News-Star

Why I fight for local education

People often ask, what do I think is the most important issue facing Louisiana? Or, if I could accomplish just one thing as governor what would it be? These are tough questions.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Louisiana Government, Family, Kids, Standardized Testing, Education

WITN

NC Teachers Wooed By Texas Salaries

The Charlotte Observer reports that the Houston Independent School District held a job recruitment fair in Charlotte on Friday, following similar events in Greensboro and Raleigh.

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Related Topix: Greensboro, NC, Raleigh, NC

Berkshire Eagle

Sexual harassment at Comic-Con in the spotlight

Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual comic book convention.

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CBS Local

Boy, 12, To Be College's Youngest Full-Time Pupil

A 12-year-old Southern California boy who hopes to become a computer engineer will be the youngest full-time student in the history of MiraCosta College when he enrolls next month.

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Related Topix: Oceanside, CA, Education, Home Schooling, UC San Diego

Windsor Beacon

Marijuana poses more risks than many realize

Doctors say they're increasingly fielding questions about the safety of marijuana, as use of the drug rises and more communities consider legalizing it.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Family, Teenagers

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