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Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs. “In just a couple easy steps they can figure everything out,” Biden told The Associated Press [...]

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College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Anxious students — not to mention their parents — can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years. Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance test were released on Wednesday by the College Board, which announced last month that the new test will include [...]

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Va educators unveiling online Spanish courses

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia educators are launching a new series of online Spanish courses for students. The Virginia Department of Education is unveiling the prototype for the program on Tuesday, April 22. Officials say the new virtual courses for beginning, intermediate and advanced Spanish will be available this fall through the department’s Virtual Virginia online [...]

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Va. honors 2 schools for black students

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two former Rosenwald schools in Virginia are being recognized for their education of young black students. Two historic highway markers have been approved for the schools, one in Southside Virginia, the other in Orange County. St. Paul’ s Chapel School in Brunswick County was among the earliest of more than a [...]

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Colleges seek to improve remedial programs

  BALTIMORE (AP) — The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels’ remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College. Only about a quarter of students nationally who take developmental — or remedial — classes ever graduate. The problem is so profound that the advocacy group Complete College America dubs [...]

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Authorities say hate motivated Kansas shooting

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have enough evidence to pursue hate-crime charges in the shooting spree that killed three people at a Jewish community center and retirement complex near Kansas City, authorities said Monday, April 14th, 2014 a day after the attack. Frazier Glenn Cross of Aurora, Mo., a known white supremacist, [...]

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Space station launch Monday despite dead computer

  CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station is about to get some fresh groceries and material for an urgent repair job. An unmanned SpaceX rocket was scheduled to blast off at 4:58 p.m. Monday, April 14th, 2014 with more than 2 tons of supplies. NASA spent much of the weekend debating whether [...]

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Flavor Flav taking plea deal in Vegas battery case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Flavor Flav is poised to take a plea deal that would avoid trial in a Las Vegas domestic violence case. A prosecutor and defense attorneys say the 55-year-old former rapper and reality TV star, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., is scheduled to enter a plea Monday, April [...]

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Va. college ‘free-speech zones’ latest to fall

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The latest in a string of successful court challenges to college “free speech zones” is unfolding in Virginia, where lawyers are negotiating a settlement in the case of a student who was barred from preaching on campus. The Virginia Community College System has agreed to suspend its student demonstrations policy [...]

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Va educators partner to help disabled students

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Educators in Virginia are partnering to help students with disabilities succeed after they leave school. The Center on Transition Innovations is a collaboration between the Virginia Department of Education and Virginia Commonwealth University. Officials say it will serve as a statewide resource to support school divisions, service providers, students with [...]

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Police: No known target in school stabbing rampage

  MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — No evidence has surfaced yet to show that a boy charged in a stabbing rampage at his high school was targeting any particular student, and efforts to establish a motive are stalled because the suspect isn’t talking and many victims remain hospitalized, a police chief said Friday, April 11th 2014. [...]

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