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  • Poverty: A growing problem in America's schools

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    The majority of children in America's public schools now are low-income. And that has major implications for the future of the nation's workforce.

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  • White House drops college savings proposal

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    The White House is giving up on a costly fight with Congress over the Obama administration's increasingly unpopular proposal to effectively end 529 college savings plans.

    A White House official confirmed the move on Tuesday as fierce opposition to the...

  • 2 ex-Vanderbilt players found guilty of rape

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    Two former Vanderbilt University football players were found guilty of rape and sexual battery by a Nashville jury on Tuesday, CNN affiliates reported.

    Corey Lamont Batey, 21, and Brandon Robert Vandenburg, 21, were each convicted on four counts of a...

  • Brooklyn boy's viral image pays tribute to principal

    Users give in to Facebook fatigue

    It took about 45 minutes for an online campaign to raise $100,000 this week, the start of an initiative that has grown beyond its original goal of funding a class trip to Harvard.

  • Obama proposes scaling back benefits of 529 college savings plans

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    The most compelling reason to save for college in a 529 plan is the tax savings.

    You can put away $14,000 each year for a child, pay no tax on the money while it's growing, and no tax when you withdraw it to pay for education costs.

  • Obama wants to cut questions from FAFSA

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    President Obama wants to make the FAFSA easier.

    Students are required to complete a FAFSA form -- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid -- in order to get aid from the federal and local governments.

    Funding can include loans as well as money tha...

  • Six ways to get free money for college

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    President Barack Obama wants to make community college free -- but don't hold your breath.

  • How to talk to kids about racism

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    It was one of a thousand little conversations that fill each day in a third-grade classroom.

  • 2 frats: UVA forced us to sign party rules

    UVA fraternity at center of Rolling Stone article

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    Two University of Virginia fraternities that threatened they would not sign a new safety agreement with the school have now "reluctantly" signed under pressure, each organization said.

    Signing the new agreement means they will abide by new rules the u...

  • Duke reverses OK of Muslim call to prayer

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    Duke University officials on Friday cited security concerns as part of the reason for the school's reversal of its decision to allow a Muslim call to prayer to sound from a campus chapel bell tower.

    Neither the Durham, North Carolina, school nor the ...

  • Two UVA fraternities won't sign new rules

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    Two fraternities at the University of Virginia say they won't sign an agreement dictating new safety procedures after a student's claim of being gang raped.

    The policy calls for fraternities to have security at doors, guard their stairs, have keys to ...

  • UVA reinstates frat after rape claim unproven

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    Months after a troublesome Rolling Stone article detailed rape claims on campus, the University of Virginia has reinstated its chapter of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

    The decision came after Charlottesville police told UVA "that their investigation ...

  • Ex-band member sentenced in FAMU hazing death

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    A former Florida A&M University band member has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for organizing the hazing that killed drum major Robert Champion Jr.

    Dante Martin, 27, was one of 15 people charged in the 2011 hazing incident. Prosecuto...

  • 7 Georgia judges say they can't be fair in lawsuit

    Lawsuit stems from 2013 death of Kendrick Johnson

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    All seven judges in Georgia's Southern Judicial Circuit recused themselves from a lawsuit filed by the parents of Kendrick Johnson against the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and a second action, filed by CNN.

  • Does free community college work?

    Tennessee leads way in offering free community college

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    When it comes to free education, Tennessee leads the way. "Tennessee Promise" will welcome its first class of students this fall, but many have already benefited from free community college thanks to tnAchieves.

  • Obama wants community college to be free

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    Free education "for those willing to work for it."

    That's what President Obama announced Friday in a bid to make the first two years of community college free for "responsible" students.

    The president announced the proposal at Pellissippi State Commu...

  • School apologizes for taking away blind boy's cane

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    A school in Missouri is apologizing after taking away a blind boy's cane as punishment and replacing it with a foam pool noodle.

  • Johns Hopkins mistakenly welcomes wrong students

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    Nearly 300 applicants to Johns Hopkins University had their hopes dashed after they were sent acceptance letters by mistake.

  • Learn science while hacking your Roomba

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    Want a programmable robot of your very own that you can teach anything from playing your favorite songs to cleaning up after the party? iRobot says go ahead and hack your Roomba.

  • First-grader denied bag lunch at school

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    The only thing 7-year-old Xavier loves more than his math homework are his fruits and veggies.

  • Snow days a thing of the past for some in Minnesota

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    Classes were canceled in one Minnesota town after 10 inches of snow fell on Monday. But that didn't mean a snow day for local schoolchildren.

  • Student drains half-court shot to win $10,000

    Student wins $10K

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    A soccer player who had never played basketball before sinks a layup, free throw, 3-pointer and a half-court shot to win $10,000.

  • Kids successfully petition to extend trick-or-treat hours

    Kids successfully petition to extend trick-or-treat hours

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    Big Creek Elementary students can be pretty persuasive. Last week, 53 first graders from the school in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, marched to city hall to ask Mayor Gary Starr to extend the hours for trick or treating this Halloween.

  • Proposition 1 Could Help Salton Sea Restoration Project

    There's new hope to restore the sea and it's called Proposition 1, a $7.5 Billion state water bond on the November 4th ballot, up to voters to pass.

  • 100-year-old teacher not interested in retiring

    100-year-old teacher not interested in retiring

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    For most of us, hearing about your birthday on the radio is a seldom occurrence. However, in the case of Brooklyn math teacher Madeline Scotto, it's pretty much warranted.

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