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  1. Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUVRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | Chilliwack Times

    Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania. State police have warned the public that 31-year-old Eric Frein of Canadensis is dangerous, saying he's talked about committing mass murder.


  2. Two school districts close as search for shooting suspect continuesRead the original story

    37 min ago | KSL-TV

    Two school districts in northeastern Pennsylvania are closed today because of safety concerns for students and staff. This, as authorities continue their search for a man they describe as a heavily-armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement.


  3. School task force leader makes recommendationsRead the original story

    38 min ago | KSL-TV

    The head of a school efficiency task force is recommending several changes to education policies in Kansas, including incentives for school districts to consolidate and potential restrictions on teacher bargaining rights. The recommendations from Wichita businessman Sam Williams, which were mailed to committee members last week, are only in a draft report and have not been considered by other committee members, said Shawnee Mission Superintendent Jim Hinson, vice chairman of the committee.


  4. Superintendents say teaching positions remain openRead the original story

    58 min ago | KSL-TV

    A new survey of school superintendents shows that more than 20 percent of school districts in South Dakota had at least one teaching position open on the first day of school. The School Administrators of South Dakota has released the follow-up results of a survey it conducted of superintendents in June.


  5. 6 slightly hurt in Houston school bus accidentRead the original story

    1 hr ago | KSL-TV

    Six people on a Houston Independent School District bus have been slightly hurt when the vehicle rear-ended a car. Houston Fire Department Capt.


  6. CATEC Board weighs facility, curriculum questionsRead the original story

    10 min ago | Charlottesville Tomorrow

    A special work session to discuss the future of the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center Wednesday left the school's Board with more questions than answers. The Board called the September meeting in an effort to expedite the planning process that will see CATEC form five new institutes and align curriculum with Piedmont Virginia Community College .


  7. Arsenal Garrison Commander visits Williams school to support Impact AidRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Colonel Bill Marks, Garrison Commander for Redstone Arsenal, will visit with students at J.E. Williams Elementary School Wednesday afternoon to encourage a Tennessee Valley-wide effort to raise millions of dollars in federal Impact Aid for local school districts. Federal Impact Aid is an education grant program that provides funds to school systems that are financially burdened or impacted by a federal government presence.


  8. mark_bermanRead the original story

    12 min ago | The Washington Post

    An undated photo of Eric Matthew Frein, released Tuesday by the Pennsylvania State Police. Hundreds of law enforcement officers continue to search for the man police say ambushed and shot two Pennsylvania state troopers last week, killing one and seriously injuring the other.


  9. Officeholders to get small salary increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | The Times

    's elected officials will be getting a small increase, just over one-quarter of 1 percent, in their annual pay next year.


  10. Forget The Pink Slip, This Principal Is Fighting Tardiness With BMX StuntsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 min ago | Switched

    A high school principal is hoping his bike skills can convince his students to get to school on time. Well, not his skills, per se, but a look-alike's skills.


  11. Test group: Some student data released in errorRead the original story

    19 min ago | KWQC-TV Davenport

    The ACT college entrance exam organization says it inadvertently released personal information on some Colorado Springs-area students to other students. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Wednesday that when ACT sent emails to about 180 students telling them that the test date had changed, it inadvertently attached a list of the students' names, mail and email addresses, birthdates and ACT testing ID numbers.


  12. LA schools police to return grenade launchers to USRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | New York Post

    L.A. Unified's police department reportedly received a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle like the one above, through a federal program. Los Angeles schools' police said on Tuesday it would give up three grenade launchers it acquired for free through a federal program now facing mounting scrutiny for supplying local agencies with military-grade equipment, the L.A Times newspaper reported.


  13. Helping hand: Photo of the DayRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | The Times-Picayune

    Head of School, Joan Reilly helps a student with a scraped knee while showing off the damage and repairs to Homer Plessy Community School, Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The Homer Plessy Community charter school moved into the A.P. Tureaud building this summer -- right after the Recovery School District moved a couple hundred kids out -- to find the building needed $1 million in immediate repairs and was not safe for children to eat in.


  14. Manhunt for Accused Pennsylvania Cop Shooter Closes SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | KTUC-AM Tucson

    Schools in one northeastern Pennsylvania district are closed Wednesday morning as authorities search for a sharpshooting survivalist suspected in a deadly ambush against state police troopers. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, is accused of firing at police during a shift change at the Blooming Grove barracks in Pike County Sept.


  15. School NotesRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | Aurora Advocate

    The Newsweek online website -- The Daily Beast -- has announced its top high schools 2014 listing, and Aurora was ranked 202nd nationally and sixth in Ohio, which places the district in the top 1 percent. Six indicators were used based on school surveys to compare public high schools nationwide.


  16. Faith & ReligionRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | Aurora Advocate

    Aurora United Methodist Church will participate in the annual CROP Walk on Sept. 21 at 2:30 p.m. at the Bicentennial Park gazebo.


  17. Dist. 86 Board Makes Contract Proposal Available OnlineRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago |

    The board of education of Hinsdale Township High School District 86 has released a document of its latest proposal . The board discussed the proposal at a Sept.


  18. CHC Oriole Connect Now OpenRead the original story

    24 min ago | WMSH-AM Sturgis

    Quincy, MI By: Mike Stiles - Students in the Quincy School District now have someone to see if they are feeling sick and not have to leave the building. The Oriole Connect opened their doors on September 3 in Room 112 at Quincy Middle School.


  19. Wasting educationRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | Victorville Daily Press

    California Attorney General Kamala Harris issued a report the other day about truancy, which her office had investigated because of the continuing belief that student truancy costs school districts millions of dollars since their budgets are partially based on student attendance. Formulas are used by the state government to divvy up education dollars, and the higher a district's average enrollment, the more money it receives.


  20. Dreamcatcher Rep offering Improv, Acting and Audition classesRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago |

    Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, the professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will offer Improv, Acting and Audition classes for kids, teens and adults this fall and winter, with the first class beginning on September 20. Improv expert Lulu French will teach a 5-week Improv Comedy for Teens and Adults class, running from September 20 through October 18 on Saturdays from 12:00-2:00 pm. The class delves deep into the craft of improv with more complex games as the weeks progress.