• Does poetry still matter?

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    Quick: Name a famous living poet. Somebody. Anybody. No, not Maya Angelou. She died last year.

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  • Apple upgrades its education features

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    Unless they have a particularly large and hungry dog, some kids just lost an excuse for not turning in their homework.

    Apple updated its iTunes U app on Thursday, adding a new feature that lets students turn in their homework directly from their iPad ...

  • Columbia University to divest from prisons

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    Columbia University has become the first college in the United States to divest from private prison companies, following a student activist campaign.

    The decision means the Ivy League school -- which boasts a roughly $9 billion endowment -- will sell ...

  • When school's out, millions of kids go hungry

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    No more teachers. No more books. No more free lunch.

  • Magic unfolds at preschool in retirement home

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    Filmmaker Evan Briggs had spent a long time thinking about aging in America, our relationship to the elderly and how dysfunctional it seemed.

  • Study: 1 in 4 kids exposed to weapon violence

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    Sometimes it's hard to get our heads around statistics and comprehend what they mean, but the findings of a new study on our children's exposure to violence are easy to grasp -- and stunning in their scope.

  • Help wanted: Cambridge seeks Lego professor

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    Get your cover letters and resumes ready. The University of Cambridge is on the cusp of hiring a Lego professor.

  • High school senior awarded $3 million in scholarships

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    College is expensive, but it appears to be taken care of for one Chicago high school senior.

  • Top employers for new grads in Europe

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    European graduates just can't get enough of Google.

    For the fourth year in a row, Google is the most attractive employer among European business students, and also ranks in the top five for those studying engineering and IT.

    According to the latest ann...

  • Why some comics don't like college campuses

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    Did you hear the one about the comedian and the college? The two usually go well together. But, sometimes, it's as if students and comedians are speaking different languages.

  • Government will erase debt for Corinthian students

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    The Department of Education will relieve much of the remaining student debt for those who attended the now shuttered Corinthian Colleges. If all eligible students take advantage, the price tag could cost the government up to $3.5 billion.

    Corinthian, ...

  • Study: Kids who watch 'Sesame Street' do better in school

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    Even Oscar the Grouch won't be annoyed by this. Kids who watch "Sesame Street" do better in elementary school, according to a new study by two economics professors.

  • The highest paid public university presidents

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    As tuition at public colleges and universities has continued to climb, so have the salaries of public university presidents.

    The average public college president earned just over $428,000 in 2014, up 7% from a year earlier, according to an analysis of...

  • Family served arrest warrants for cheering

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    Four people who cheered -- allegedly excessively -- for their loved ones at a high school graduation ceremony in Senatobia, Mississippi, say they've now been slapped with an excessive punishment.

  • SAT prep courses now free online

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    Two nonprofit organizations have teamed up to make SAT preparation materials available free online.

  • Actor Vince Vaughn speaks out for guns in schools

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    Actor Vince Vaughn says he supports guns in schools to prevent mass shootings, detailing his stance in an interview in British GQ's July issue.

    Vaughn, star of screwball comedies such as "Wedding Crashers," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and...

  • Bill would allow guns on Texas campuses

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    The Texas Legislature has voted to allow guns within buildings on public college campuses throughout the state.

    Senate Bill 11, which the state House passed by a vote of 98-47 Sunday, will now head to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott, who is expected to ...

  • HS student earns 8 associate degrees

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    For one senior in Texas, he isn't just set to graduate from high school -- he's also graduating from college.

  • Ariz. bus driver refuses to let kids leave

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    A school bus driver in Arizona was placed on administrative leave after a bus ride got out of control last week has voluntarily resigned.

  • Testing problems with Common Core jeopardize funds

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    Common Core testing problems in Nevada, North Dakota and Montana could jeopardize their federal funding.

  • Teacher of year fired over dirty diaper

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    A teacher of the year award winner in St. Louis, Missouri, is being fired over a dirty diaper, Fox News reports, to the chagrin of parents of children in her classroom.

  • Police: Elementary teacher was drunk in classroom

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    Police said they were called to East Elementary School after receiving a report that a teacher was observed with a can of beer in her classroom.

  • 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.

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