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The Swampby Mark Silva Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have sort of danced around one another since that election in which, you know... But they joined this week at something which has become a personal matter for the former president,......
One in four Indiana students didn't finish high school last year, according to the UnitedHealth Foundation. That amounts to almost 10,000 students in Marion County alone. While students who drop out have the option to get a General Educational...
To the surprise of few, the state House Thursday passed the Parent Empowerment Act. By an 80-34 spread, lawmakers voted up the so-called "parent trigger' bill. The scornful proposal would arm parents with more firepower to put underperforming public...
Tags: Public Schools, Teachers, Volusia County, PTA, Dylan Thomas
L.A. NOWA typically overlooked corner of the dropout problem became a little more visible Thursday when state officials for the first time released the dropout rate for eighth-graders. Statewide, about 3.5% of eighth-graders -- 17,257 in all -- left school and......
Cooking GalÂ» Orlando Sentinel â Cooking GalThe 21st Annual Taste of the NationÂ at the Marriott World Center (8701 World Center Drive,Orlando, FL 32821) on Saturday, June 5, 2010. This foodie event, which raises funds for local hunger relief efforts, offers attendees the opportunity to sample...
At age 59, Rita Kowalski decided she wanted to use the computer for more than emailing her kids and looking up salmon recipes. Forty-two years after she dropped out of high school to start a family, Kowalski, now a grandmother of 12, is using it to...
The Island Packet OnlineWhile some girls complain about having to go to school and do homework, many others would give anything for the chance to learn. Some girls around the world aren't given the opportunity to attend school. They are forced into marriage at a young age,...
Florence Morning News, S.C.When Gail Elmore used to teach in high school, she always kept a copy of the GED study guide in her desk, at the ready for every student threatened to drop out saying, "I'll just take the GED." "My response was always take this book home tonight, take...
The Leader-TelegramSarah Borntreger didn't have a traditional education. Growing up as one of more than 20 children in an Amish home, Borntreger said she attended first through eighth grade in a one-room schoolhouse. At age 18, Borntreger left the Amish community....
Anchorage Daily NewsAn Anchorage man linked to a teenager's death at a party in 2009, then caught last year with drugs he planned to sell in Fairbanks, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Tuesday. Paul T. Baldwin, 22, pleaded guilty in February to having heroin, both...
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Duluth News TribuneAfter providing 24 years of military service to his country, Anthony "Tony" Klar is looking forward to a new career of service, assisting veterans, their families and others in need of a little support. The 51-year-old Moose Lake man graduated from...
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Daily American Staff WriterThousands of people who are working to earn their GEDs are running out of time. The American Council on Education will introduce a new General Educational Development high school equivalency test program in 2014. Tom Wojcicki, adult education...
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