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    10 min ago | 680News

    About 2,000 public high school teachers in Durham region are getting ready to go on strike beginning on Monday morning. CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt has more on what parents of students can expect as the picket lines go up.


  2. Tennessee Tech engineering program visits Spring HillRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | Columbia Daily Herald

    Students from Spring Hill High School and Mount Pleasant High School look over a custom built race car by students from Tennessee Tech University on Thursday morning. The Makers by Design program combine the efforts of all engineering disciplines and 2,000 students to build cars such as this to promote engineering programs.


  3. Peaceful Pot Rally coming to Centre Square in Easton on MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago |

    That's the day the Lehigh Valley chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws will host a Peaceful Pot Rally. "Right now the fight is in medical marijuana and letting people who are ill in Pennsylvania have medical access," said the Easton woman.


  4. Vouchers are not the right choiceRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | Fort Bend Star

    There are two voucher bills being considered during the 84th Legislative Session in Austin, Senate Bill 276 and Senate Bill 642. Though these bills are being touted as designed to give poor kids in struggling schools a choice, upon closer examination they leave a lot to be desired.


  5. Child Safety Matters: How you can make a differenceRead the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago |

    MBF is dedicated to protecting children from all forms of child abuse and bullying by providing the best prevention education programs. Did you know that according to a report by OnlineFamily , the top 10 search terms for kids between the ages of 6 and 12 years old included YouTube, Facebook, Taylor Swift, Sex and Porn ! With today's digital society, combined with the recent survey that now 53% of kids under the age of 7 years old are receiving their first cell phones, we as a community need to work together to keep our children safe - both online and off.


  6. Keeping busyRead the original story w/Photo

    43 min ago | Observer

    City of Dunkirk Police Chief David Ortolano recently released the 2014 annual report for his department, and as elsewhere across the country, drugs are a problem. "One of the major issues that we have seen an increase in is narcotic cases involving methamphetamine and heroin.


  7. Seniors breathe new life into old tomes at bookbinderyRead the original story

    43 min ago | New Jersey Herald

    Tucked into a third-floor room in a brick building in Atlantic City, a small group of people is saving history. In the workroom of Myriam's Dream Bookbindery, senior citizens bind, cut and print books to make them close to new.


  8. How students can earn university credits tuition-freeRead the original story w/Photo

    51 min ago | SooToday

    Algoma University, in partnership with the Algoma District School Board and Huron Superior Catholic District School Board , are pleased to announce the launch of the Early Access Program . EAP provides high school students with the opportunity to earn university credits tuition-free while completing their secondary school diploma.


  9. Teen e-cigarette use triples, government debates regulationsRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , which says vaping has tripled for both age groups. In numbers released by the CDC , 13.4 percent of high school students reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days in 2014.


  10. Canobolas students set off on trip of a lifetime to Anzac commemorationRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | Central Western Daily

    HONOURING SOLDIERS: Member for Orange Andrew Gee farewelled Canobolas Rural Technology High School students Jacinta Percival, 16, Alissa Meagher, 16, Andrew Gray, 17 and HSIE head teacher Kirsten Hutchinson before they headed to Gallipoli for the Anzac centenary. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0417anzackids1 The Canobolas Rural Technology High School year 11 students Rebecca Steedman, Alissa Meagher, Jacinta Percival, year 12 student Andrew Gray and HSIE head teacher Kirsten Hutchinson will attend the 100th anniversary commemorations at Gallipoli including the dawn service and a service at Lone Pine.


  11. Student earns national award for work with SAVE programRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Jacksonville Daily News

    A White Oak High School student is passionate about making sure others feel included, whether it's during a school activity or within the community they live in.


  12. Join MLive Muskegon Chronicle to run, walk, volunteer in the Seaway RunRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    The June 27 celebration of health, fitness and community is a great antidote to health rankings showing Muskegon County is the least healthy county in Michigan in behaviors such as smoking, obesity and lack of exercise. For those reasons, the staff at MLive Muskegon Chronicle has selected the Mercy Health Seaway Run and Expo as our second "mini-day of caring."


  13. High school teachers in Durham go on strikeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    Ontario's education minister says she is disappointed that high school teachers in Durham Region will be going on strike after talks broke down with their union. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation says its members will be on the picket lines Monday after talks fell flat late Friday.


  14. Should GRPS tear down vacant building in historic neighborhood?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    That is the sentiment of Grand Rapids Public Schools and neighbors in the historic Heritage Hill district when it comes to a building on a high school campus. Adjacent to the architecturally-rich, century-old Innovation Central High School building, located at 421 Fountain St. NW, sits a vacant building from the 1970s that most recently housed students in GRPS' University Preparatory Academy.


  15. Middle school students arrested, accused of making threats against schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    According to Oxford police, a student told a school resource officer they heard threats against the school. At that point, the school contacted police, who talked to students, teachers, and an accused student.


  16. Bike Friendly Farmington Presents First Kevin Adorno Memorial Ride and FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    The ride and festival will honor the life and legacy of Adorno, who was killed in an attack in Florida just 140 miles from his destination. Editor's note: We recently ran this piece, but wanted to run it again in case you missed it during the week.


  17. EXCHANGE: Computer program used to help math students learnRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    In this March 11, 2015 photo, Joliet Central High School math teacher Israel Velazquez, left, works with freshman Abraham Rodriguez, 14, during an accelerated math class in Joliet Ill. Velazquez, a former accountant and Chicago middle-school teacher, said the support class tries to meet each student's ability level and bring them as close to the ninth-grade level as possible.


  18. Incoming school superintendent announces transition team; includes charter advocatesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Universal Hub

    Among the key initiatives the transition team will immediately focus on is embarking on a 'listen and learn' tour that will ultimately help establish a 100-day entry plan to guide the district during the first semester of the 2015-2016 school year and beyond. Among the members: Interim Superintendent John McDonough, a number of BPS headmasters, teachers and central administrators, the mayor's chief of operations, two students, a parent and four representatives of groups and companies with an interest in privatizing public education: the New Teacher Project , McKinsey & Company , BPE and the UP Education Network .


  19. In Our Opinion: Music adds richness to our schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Ukiah Daily Journal

    For a long lean time, our schools had no funding for anything in the arts. Now that the state's improving economy has allowed for increases in funding for schools, the Ukiah Unified School District board of trustees has moved forward with bringing music back into our schools through band programs.


  20. Molly visits Pickens Elementary SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Easley Progress

    Pickens Elementary School students raised $146.80 to give to the Pickens County Humane Society. The director, Samantha Gamble, came and brought a 4-month-old puppy named Molly.