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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

Norwalk Citizen News

Drivers in California crash had clean records

California Highway Patrol Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team Lt. Scott Fredrick, center right, speaks at a news conference in Willows, Calif., Friday, April 11, 2014.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Willows, CA, Orland, CA

Whittier Daily News

Fund set up for families affected by Northern California bus crash

Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino and Sharefest have launched an assistance fund for the families affected by last week's bus crash that killed five Los Angeles Unified School District students and injured several others.

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WBAL-TV Baltimore

Blood moon: Gaze upward for a total eclipse

Once you're logged in, at the top of each article, video or slideshow you will see a list of your Facebook friends who recently visited Choose to share stories you'e read with your friends or turn sharing OFF to keep your reading experience anonymous .

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology, NASA

SFGate

18 given scholarships named after bullying victim

A foundation named after a Springfield sixth-grader who hanged himself after being relentlessly bullied has handed out $19,000 in college scholarships to 18 high school students.

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Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Easthampton, MA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Sunherald.com

MGCCC to offer courses at Ocean Springs schools

Four college courses will courses will be offered to juniors and seniors at Ocean Springs High School this fall.

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Related Topix: Ocean Springs, MS, Standardized Testing, Education

WTEN-TV Albany

Proposal calls for new strategies on autism

The House of Representatives will consider a bill later this week to create a state Autism Commission and develop a training program to help school districts and teachers educate students with autism and keep them in regular classrooms, whenever possible.

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ABC 33/40

Teachers return to school where 22 were stabbed

In 22 years at the Miami-Dade Police Department, Lt. Ralph Mata broke up major gangs, supervised an airport canine unit that sniffed out drug smugglers and investigated police wrongdoing.

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Related Topix: Murrysville, PA, Prison, Gay/Lesbian

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