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  1. Quotable QuotesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Rep. Bradford Hill, R-Ipswich, commenting to the State House News Service on the decision that former Public Safety Secretary Andrea Cabral qualifies for Group 4 classification usually reserved for frontline police officers and firefighters who risk their lives every day. "Once the issues are diagnosed, I look forward to helping implement a strategy to restore our system to full strength, and restoring our customers' faith in our ability to provide safe, reliable, efficient transit service."


  2. Leominster school funds on holdRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

    The Department of Education has already withheld nearly $500,000 in special-education funding for city schools and is threatening to withhold an additional $3.6 million in Chapter 70 money in an attempt to make the city comply with the state's request to provide "supporting documentation" on how the city funds the district. However, according to Mayor Dean Mazzarella, the city cannot provide supporting documentation of its spending on schools until an audit of fiscal 2014 is completed sometime in the next three weeks, and that is contingent on receiving a year-end financial report from the district and "tens of thousands of invoices outstanding as of June 30, 2014" that must be reviewed by the city for accuracy.


  3. The Most Scandalous Thing About Mike Miles' 'Scandals' Is How They're not ScandalsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Dallas Observer

    DISD's Mike Miles vs. the scandals: It looks painful, but they're actually just Nerf balls -- big, soft things mostly composed of air. Last week the Dallas school system saw the most appalling example yet of Scandalgate -- the scandalous scandal of skimpy school scandals.


  4. 'Jihadi John' was hardworking student, says former principalRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    The man who became the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" was a relatively hardworking student who showed no signs of being radicalized, his former school principal said Monday. FILE - This undated image shows a frame from a video released Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, by Islamic State militants that purports to show the militant who beheaded of taxi driver Alan Henning .


  5. Fayetteville-Manlius High School students present 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast' as...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Post-Standard

    Allie Giordano as Belle and Andrew Tongue as Beast rehearse Fayetteville-Manlius High School's version of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast." Students at Fayetteville-Manlius High School will perform "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" 7 p.m. March 6, 7 and 13 and 2 and 7 p.m. March 14 in the high school auditorium, 8201 E. Seneca Turnpike, Manlius.


  6. Sound Off: It's not all about the studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Kane Co. Chronicle

    Kaneland's school board does need change. The majority of the current members and the ones running for the election state it is all about the students.


  7. Students hunt tarballs on Pensacola BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Forty seniors from Washington High School Marine Science Academy hunted lingering tarballs from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on a beach at Pensacola Naval Air Station. Students hunt tarballs on Pensacola Beach Forty seniors from Washington High School Marine Science Academy hunted lingering tarballs from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on a beach at Pensacola Naval Air Station.


  8. Federal trial begins over gay-straight alliance clubRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Orlando Sentinel

    A trial is set to begin today in federal court over the Lake County school district's refusal to allow a middle-school student to start a gay-straight alliance club. U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges is presiding in a bench trial.


  9. Mathematics Olympics at Sapienza UniversityRead the original story

    1 hr ago | PressReleasePoint

    Sapienza University will host the Mathematics Olympics 2015 for high schools on Wednesday, March 4. The event aims to promote the enrollment of high school students in university Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry programmes. Each participating school presents a team composed of 8 students.


  10. 'I am the proud son of an immigrant'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KURB-FM Little Rock

    If my father had not been brave and hungry for a better future in America, there would be one fewer public administrator, one fewer third grade teacher and one fewer student in medical school in my family. Had so many young people not given their youth, their energy, their strength and their love for this country, the America we know would not exist.


  11. Detroit Public School To Suspend Kids If Parents Miss Common Core Test MeetingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Daily Caller

    Teachers at Coleman A. Young Elementary in Detroit, Mich. sent a letter home with children last week threatening the little kids with suspension if their parents do not show up to a parent-teacher meeting.


  12. Students@Work offers valuable experience for middle schoolersRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Local Tech Wire

    Middle school students throughout North Carolina will get a unique opportunity this week to connect what they are learning in school to future career opportunities with Students@Work . All this week more than 100 companies will look to help raise North Carolina's graduation rate by offering 22,500 middle school students a chance to look at the local workplace.


  13. Utah holds lessons for Colorado in improving vaccination ratesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | LongmontFYI

    When it comes to giving parents the choice whether or not to have their children vaccinated, Colorado and Utah look very much alike.


  14. 'Girls' season 4, episode 7 review: 'Ask Me My Name'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | TheCelebrityCafe

    To have a firm opinion on Girls is a fool's errand. For better or worse, Lena Dunham's HBO series is rarely, if ever, consistent.


  15. The Shawn Sharkey case: A timeline of the Susquehanna Twp. School District sex scandalRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    Shawn Sharkey is set to begin serving his sentence on Tuesday in a sex crime case that has rocked Susquehanna Township School District. Sharkey was charged with, and eventually pleaded guilty to , counts of sexual contact with a student, corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor.


  16. St. Angela Merici to host Gumbalaya Cook-Off in MetairieRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Times-Picayune

    St. Angela Merici Church is looking for teams of cooks to compete in their annual Great Gumbalaya Cook-Off on April 18. The teams may have a maximum of four members and may compete in the gumbo or the jambalaya category or both. Funds raised through the event will help the school build a playground for students in first through seventh grade.


  17. Ann Arbor schools without most bus service; classes continueRead the original story

    1 hr ago | WTOL-TV Toledo

    District spokeswoman Liz Margolis says the Washtenaw Intermediate School District on Monday wasn't able to provide service for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The Ann Arbor district says buses are available for special education and preschool students.


  18. PARCC Testing Begins In School Districts Across New JerseyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CBS Local

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  19. Governor ousts chairman of Philly's School Reform CommissionRead the original story

    1 hr ago | KSL-TV

    Gov. Tom Wolf has removed the chairman of Philadelphia's School Reform Commission a week after the panel drew his ire for approving five new charter schools. Wolf said Sunday he's replacing Bill Green with commissioner Marjorie Neff, a former principal.


  20. Read Across America to honor Dr. Seussa birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WTNH

    New Haven students will spend the morning celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday with a day of reading. More than 75 community volunteers, firefighters, police officers and the mayor of New Haven will pick out a good book and read with elementary students at three schools in New Haven.