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OH Woman Graduates High School at 106 Years Old

OH Woman Graduates High School at 106 Years Old
A woman in central Ohio has done something for the first time at age 106 that no other person her age has ever done. Reba Williams has received her high school diploma.
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Judging by Our Priorities, Weapons Are More Important Than Schools

Judging by Our Priorities, Weapons Are More Important Than Schools
While Philiadephia's school district is forced to save $20 million by closing 23 public schools, we're buying F-35 fighters that we don't need at a cost of $618 million each. Talk about misplaced priorities.
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Strange: Half a Pie Delivered to Every PA Legislator to Symbolize Tax Cuts

Strange: Half a Pie Delivered to Every PA Legislator to Symbolize Tax Cuts
Advocates delivered half a pie to every Pennsylvania legislator Tuesday. Why half a pie? To remind them that a decade of large tax cuts for businesses has left schools, health care services and local communities with a smaller share of the state budget pie.
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TX Teachers Rally at State Capitol: We Are Not Order Takers!

TX Teachers Rally at State Capitol: We Are Not Order Takers!
Some 3,000 Texas American Federation of Teachers (AFT) members converged on the state capitol Tuesday from all across Texas to lobby their legislators to restore school funding.
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Einsteins Don't Make Front Page News

Einsteins Don't Make Front Page News
Let’s pretend you’re a scholar. Even in the world of rampant grade inflation, you’re running an “A” average and are in the top 5 percent of your class. You just aced the SATs and are heading to a Division I university. You probably won’t get your picture in the paper.
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TX Education Rally Draws Crowd of 3,500 at State Capitol

TX Education Rally Draws Crowd of 3,500 at State Capitol
On Saturday afternoon, about 3,500 people (according to the Texas Tribune) from around the state marched up Congress Avenue for a rally in support of Texas’ children, its schools, its economy, and its future.
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War Break: Obama Plays with Preschool Kids

President Obama spent some time playing with four-year-olds on the day he announced a plan pushing preschool for all. He visited the Decatur Community Recreation Center in Decatur, Georgia to make his announcement.
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New Report Calls for More Grants to Low-Income Students, End to Federal Parent Loan Program

New Report Calls for More Grants to Low-Income Students, End to Federal Parent Loan Program
The report, released on Tuesday, lays out more than 30 recommendations for fixing the nation’s increasingly strained system of paying for college, chief among them a more substantial and permanent investment in direct aid to students through Pell grants.
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In Wake of TX Shooting, Teachers Think Arming Themselves is 'Bad Policy'

In Wake of TX Shooting, Teachers Think Arming Themselves is 'Bad Policy'
Texas AFT, the Dallas ISD chief of police, and a spokeswoman for the Texas PTA argued that arming teachers and administrators with guns and expecting them to serve as adequate substitutes for trained officers is bad policy.
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Weird: Zuckerberg 'Admires' Christie for NJ Education Report Card

Weird: Zuckerberg 'Admires' Christie for NJ Education Report Card
This year, Christie is trying to change the school funding formula in a way that will take as much as $50 million from Newark schools. It actually lowers per-student funding for poor students and English language learners throughout the state - the very students Zuckerberg said he is trying to help. In other words, Christie wants to take away half of what Zuckerberg offered Newark in the first place.
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