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Ariz. Girl, 15, to Graduate College, Then High School

Ariz. Girl, 15, to Graduate College, Then High SchooliStockphoto/Thinkstock(COOLIDGE, Ariz.) -- A 15-year-old Arizona girl will don two different caps and gowns in May, but the first won't be at her high school graduation. Kimberly Koerth will graduate Saturday from Central Arizona College in Coolidge, w...

Obama Cracks Down On For-Profit Schools That Prey On Veterans

Obama Cracks Down On For-Profit Schools That Prey On VeteransJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In front of thousands of service members, President Obama on Friday signed an executive order aimed at protecting veterans from for-profit educational institutions trying to “swindle” and “ho...

New Jersey Autistic Boy Records Teachers’ Alleged Abuse

New Jersey Autistic Boy Records Teachers’ Alleged AbuseCourtesy Stuart Chaifetz(NEW YORK) -- A New Jersey dad who suspected something was "horrifyingly wrong" at school when his autistic son began acting violently, had the boy wear a digital recorder and discovered teachers verbally abusing him. Stuart Cha...

Obama Honors National Teacher of the Year

Obama Honors National Teacher of the YearHemera Technologies/ThinkStock(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama honored Rebecca Mieliwocki as the 2012 National Teacher of the Year on Tuesday, saying she is “the definition of above and beyond.”“When kids finish a year in Rebecca's cla...

Obama to Make Student Loan Rates Next Big Fight

Obama to Make Student Loan Rates Next Big FightOfficial White House photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- Move over, Buffett Rule. Interest rates on federal student loans are set to become the next election-year flash point between President Obama and congressional Republicans. The White House announc...

California 14-Year-Old Goes for 2nd College Degree

California 14-Year-Old Goes for 2nd College Degree Hemera/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- At an age when most teenagers are barely surviving homeroom, 14-year-old Moshe Kai Cavalin is  debating between courses in astrophysics and theoretical physics as he works towards his second college degree.After ...

Miami Valedictorian Could Be Deported

Miami Valedictorian Could Be DeportedABC News(MIAMI) -- North Miami High School senior Daniela Palaez has a 6.7 GPA, the valedictory nod from her classmates, a brother in the U.S. Army and deportation papers to Colombia.In a hearing on Monday, a federal immigration judge ordered the 18-ye...

Chicago School Nets $190,000 in Student Fines

Chicago School Nets $190,000 in Student FinesCreatas/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Forget watching the clock, chewing gum, or slouching. At the Noble Network of Charter Schools' 10 Chicago campuses students are on their best behavior-- otherwise it will cost them."Students tell us by and large they don'...

Santorum’s Rhetoric Aimed at Obama

Santorum’s Rhetoric Aimed at ObamaAFP/Getty Images(STEUBENVILLE, Ohio) -- As Rick Santorum makes his way toward a two-man race with Mitt Romney, he has ratcheted up his rhetoric, displaying an increasingly angrier tone on the stump, and painting a doomsday picture of this country that ...

Child Obesity Grows: School Desks Too Small for Heavier US Kids

Child Obesity Grows: School Desks Too Small for Heavier US KidsComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- More than one-third of children and teens are overweight or obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And it’s starting to show in U.S. classrooms as more children are proving too la...

Los Angeles School Sex Abuse Scandal Implicates Fourth Staffer

Los Angeles School Sex Abuse Scandal Implicates Fourth StafferKrista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A fourth staffer at a Los Angeles elementary school is under investigation for inappropriate conduct with a student after the boy's mother went public with a classroom aide's love letters to her fourth gr...

Student Pens Letter of Rejection to Oxford

Student Pens Letter of Rejection to OxfordHemera/Thinkstock(HAMPSHIRE, England) -- Every year, thousands of students are rejected from Oxford, one of the most elite universities in the world. But how many times has Oxford been rejected by a student? The answer is at least once, thanks to Elly ...

72 Students Graduate from Oprah ‘s Leadership Academy

72 Students Graduate from Oprah ‘s Leadership AcademyFoto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images(HENLEY-ON-KLIP, South Africa) -- To most people Oprah Winfrey is known as one of the world's most powerful media moguls. But to the students who attend her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa, she's simply ...

Biden Shadowboxes Columnist George Will at Ohio Event

Biden Shadowboxes Columnist George Will at Ohio EventJoe Raedle/Getty Images(GAHANNA, Ohio) -- Vice President Joe Biden couldn’t explicitly go after the Republican presidential candidates during his town-hall meeting on college affordability Thursday in Gahanna, Ohio. It would have been unseemly to...

Georgia School Investigates ‘Slave’ Math Problems

Georgia School Investigates ‘Slave’ Math ProblemsFuse/Getty Images(NORCROSS, Ga.) -- A Georgia school insisted Tuesday there was no “maliciousness” intended when a third grade math quiz asked students to compute the number of beatings a slave got a week and to calculate how many baskets o...

Academic Performance Linked to Physical Activity, Study Finds

Academic Performance Linked to Physical Activity, Study Finds Creatas Images/Thinkstock(AMSTERDAM) -- A healthy body means a healthy mind, and according to a new report by a group of Dutch researchers, there's some truth to that old adage.Spending more time in the classroom and less time playing outside may, in ...

Schooling Boosts IQ, Study Suggests

Schooling Boosts IQ, Study SuggestsHemera/Thinkstock(OSLO, Norway) -- The more time you spend in school the smarter you get, according to a Norwegian study. Researchers at the University of Oslo found that people who had more years of education under their belts had higher IQs. Scientis...
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