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President Barack Obama records students on a classroom iPad while visiting a seventh grade classroom before speaking about goals of connecting students to next generation broadband and wireless technology within five years, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Md. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama secures $750M in pledges to get kids online

WASHINGTON (AP) — Claiming progress in his goal to put the world at the fingertips of every American student, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced $750 million in commitments from U.S. companies to begin wiring […]

02/04/2014

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CSU commits $50 million to degree completion program

LONG BEACH (CNS) – The California State University system will commit $50 million to bolster students’ ability to complete their degrees through steps such as enhanced advising services and an increase in the number of […]

01/30/2014

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Expulsion vote due for kids in OC computer hacking

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County school district board is set to vote on whether to expel 11 high school students accused of hacking into computers to change grades and access tests. The […]

01/28/2014

Woman files legal claim against 2 school districts in Riverside County

PASADENA (CNS) – A second woman who alleges she was molested by a former Riverside County teacher who recently resigned as assistant principal at Arcadia High School filed legal claims today against a pair of […]

01/23/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about college education, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama urges expanding access to higher education

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tested his persuasive powers Thursday, summoning university presidents to the White House to win their commitments to expanding access to higher education and to demonstrate a new determination to […]

01/16/2014

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UC Irvine reversing course on e-cigarette use

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Just weeks after instituting new smoking rules that allowed electronic cigarettes at the University of California, Irvine, campus officials have reversed themselves and banned the nicotine-vapor devices. University spokeswoman Cathy Lawhon […]

01/14/2014

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USC receives $50 million gift

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The University of Southern California has received a $50 million donation from retired orthopaedic spinal surgeon Gary K. Michelson to fund a new hub for research in biomedical engineering and life and […]

01/13/2014

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Calif. poised to implement school funding reform

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After months of sometimes angry debate, California education officials are set to take up rules this week aimed at making good on Gov. Jerry Brown’s promise to invest in the state’s […]

01/12/2014

An entrance to the U.S. Naval Academy campus in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

‘Culture of disrespect’ fuels academy sex assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — A culture of bad behavior and disrespect among athletes at U.S. military academies is one part of the continuing problem of sexual assaults at the schools, according to a new Defense Department […]

01/09/2014

Sally Raftery, program coordinator and GED examiner at Bellevue College, holding a booklet for the math portion of the Washington GED test. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

GED test overhauled; some states opt for new exam

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GED test, for decades the brand name for the high school equivalency exam, is about to undergo some changes. On Thursday, an upgraded GED exam and two new competing equivalency tests […]

01/01/2014

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SDSU bans smoking on campus

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State University has eliminated the remaining 12 designated smoking areas on campus, adopting a no-tobacco policy. U-T San Diego reports the university will be smoke-free when students return for […]

12/30/2013