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  • Bon Jovi writes song for Rutgers grads

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    New Jersey-born rocker Jon Bon Jovi used his commencement speech at Rutgers University to unveil a new song.

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  • Study: 1 in 5 college women raped, assaulted

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    A new study about the incidence of rape involving college freshmen women will likely add to the ongoing debate about whether enough is being done on campuses to keep students safe.

    The study, conducted at a large unnamed private university in upstate ...

  • 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.

  • Kids do a lot better when schools ban smartphones

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    Do you want your children to do better in exams? Then take away their smartphones. (Sorry, kids!)

    Schools that ban students from carrying phones see a clear improvement in their test scores, according to a study by the London School of Economics.

    "We f...

  • 10 things we know about bullying

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    The U.S. Department of Education is hailing what it calls the "first significant decrease" in school-based bullying since the federal government started gathering such data back in 2005.

  • Asian-American groups accuse Harvard of discrimination

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    A coalition of Asian-American organizations says the federal government should step in to change Harvard's approach to admissions, accusing the university of racial discrimination.

    In a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education and the Ju...

  • Obama: Class segregation is holding Americans back

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    Americans are becoming increasingly segregated by class, and that's making it harder for many to get ahead, in President Obama's view.

    One of the main reasons the American Dream is fading for so many is that the rich are increasingly living with and ...

  • Man completes college 76 years later

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    It took NBA star Shaquille O'Neal 11 years to earn his undergraduate degree. Wisconsin grandmother Mary Jo Meyer needed 42 years to get hers.

  • Will.i.am tells kids: Dream of being Steve Jobs, not me

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    Many kids dream of becoming the Black Eyed Peas, but will.i.am has a message for them: "Our business isn't the business."

  • Starbucks workers getting free tuition could double

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    One month after extending its free tuition program, Starbucks may nearly double the number of its workers using it to get a degree.

    There are currently 2,200 Starbucks workers enrolled in Arizona State University. Now, another 1,800 employees have app...

  • This game's like Mario Bros. but with tampons

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    Try bringing up menstruation in your next conversation and notice the uncomfortable responses. Periods are still a taboo topic reserved for women's bathrooms and hushed conversations.

    Enter Andy Gonzales and Sophie Houser, two New York City high schoo...

  • Study examines affects of concussions on school work

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    If your school-age child suffers a concussion, how well will he or she do when returning to school and trying to learn? A new study in the journal Pediatrics says that depends on two major factors.

  • Ga. educator calls out 'black people' at ceremony

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    The director of a Georgia school apologized for calling out "all the black people" who left a graduation ceremony during the valedictorian's speech.

    Nancy Gordeuk, director of TNT Academy in Stone Mountain, said "my emotions got the best of me" as she...

  • N.Y. teen accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools chooses Yale

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    The New York high school senior who was accepted to all eight Ivy League colleges has made his decision. He's heading to Yale.

    Harold Ekeh actually got into all 13 schools he applied to, including MIT and Johns Hopkins.

    He announced his decision to b...

  • Colbert gives $800,000 for school supplies in South Carolina

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    Late night host Stephen Colbert has jokingly called himself an American hero on "The Colbert Report." On Thursday, Colbert became a real hero for South Carolina schools.

  • Teacher accused of burning 'I (heart) Mom'

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    An Oregon science teacher burned students' arms with a Tesla coil after students volunteered for the experiment, police said.

  • Job-seekers will mostly be from one continent

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    No matter what job you're applying for, one thing is almost always true -- someone else will be applying for that role too. Competition may bring nerves to the interview room, but it also keeps applicants on their toes -- perfecting their resume, lea...

  • 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.

  • Fiat Chrysler wants to give dealership workers a free ride to college

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    If the cost of college is weighing you down, now's a good time to get a job at a Fiat Chrysler dealership.

    The automaker announced Monday that it will roll out a program to cover the cost of college degrees for those who work at Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge,...

  • Smith College to admit transgender women

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    In yet another sign of evolving attitudes toward gender identity, venerable Smith College will begin admitting transgender women.

  • Sentences reduced in Atlanta cheating scandal

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    A judge, declaring he wasn't "comfortable" with seven-year prison terms given earlier to three educators in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal, on Thursday reduced their sentences to three years in prison.

    "I'm not comfortable with it," Fulto...

  • Columbia student accused of rape sues the school

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    A Columbia University student who was accused of rape is suing the New York City school for allowing his accuser to publicly brand him a "serial rapist"

    According to the lawsuit, Paul Nungesser was cleared of responsibility in Emma Sulkowicz's 2013 r...

  • For-profit Corinthian Colleges to close all campuses

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    The for-profit Corinthian Colleges network will shutter its remaining 28 campuses effective Monday.

    The closures include 13 Everest and WyoTech campuses in California, Everest College Phoenix and Everest Online Tempe in Arizona, the Everest Institute ...

  • 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.

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