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  1. Most of God's work done outside the churchRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Bladen Journal

    Lately, I've been thinking about my friend, Charles, and missing him. He was a husband, father, English teacher, social worker, canoeist, bluegrass player, therapist, connoisseur of green-apple moonshine, and a good friend.


  2. ASU offers ticket specialsRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Montgomery Advertiser

    ASU offers ticket specials Fans who purchase basketball season tickets get a discount on baseball tickets as well Check out this story on Alabama State University officials recently announced ticket specials for next weekend's football game against Jackson State, as well as the upcoming basketball and baseball seasons. Tickets may be purchased at the New ASU Stadium Ticket Office on Harris Way, by phone at 334-229-4551 for individual tickets or 334-229-8489 for group tickets.


  3. Literacy initiative set to debutRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

    The Greenville Public School District is kicking off its citywide reading initiative Nov. 7 at the Jessie McBride Pre-Kindergarten Academy . School officials tell the Delta Democrat-Times the events are intended to bring together volunteers, mentors and supporters of the initiative to share ideas to help enhance the program.


  4. M-P: Report card shows improvementRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Madison Press

    By the curriculum director's analysis, Madison-Plains Local School District's report card could be like many of its students: fruits of its work are there, but there's room for improvement. In her report at a recent board of education meeting, Karen Grigsby said while the central Ohio school district saw a break-even result - advances were balanced by declines - "we saw a much clearer picture of improvement."


  5. Design SquadRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | KISU-TV Pocatello

    DESIGN SQUAD, a series aimed at 9 to 12-year-olds, borrows from the reality competition format and intends to get its viewers excited about engineering. Two teams of high school students (ages 16-19) design, build and test whimsical machines and innovative products for real clients.


  6. Kentucky counties get waivers for virtual schoolsRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | WKRN

    A southern Kentucky county is the latest to get a waiver to keep students in class in cases of inclement weather. The Todd County School District applied to pursue non-traditional instruction through an application process through the Kentucky Department of Education, one of 13 Kentucky school districts chosen to do so.


  7. Graduation rates improve for Cobb, MariettaRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    Reflecting a statewide trend, graduation rates in the Cobb County School District and Marietta High School have increased, the Georgia Department of Education announced Thursday.


  8. Groton seeks to build new middle school on Merritt propertyRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Day

    The School Facilities Initiative Task Force decided Thursday to pursue plans to build a new middle school on the Merritt property, with an entrance off Fort Hill Road and the building as close to Robert E. Fitch High School as possible. The task force reviewed three options presented by educational consultants Milone & MacBroom and SLAM, an engineering, architecture and construction management firm.


  9. Corner Brook students trading treats for food donationsRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Western Star

    Hayley Gardner, a Level 3 student and member of the Next Step organizing committee, may be knocking on your door today looking for donations for the Bay of Islands Ministerial Food Bank Network. Students at Corner Brook Regional High are once again participating in Halloween for Hunger.


  10. Thank you for supporting United Way of Wyoming ValleyRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

    Since the start of the United Way of Wyoming Valley's 2014 campaign in early September, I have been asked to speak nearly three dozen times to civic groups, social clubs, students, school administrators, business and labor leaders, and at many long-standing workplace campaigns as well as new companies wanting to support the community through the work of the United Way. I really enjoy these opportunities to talk about the transformational changes being made at the United Way.


  11. Northwest suburban educators a will not standa for cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Herald

    Three Northwest suburban school districts held a joint forum Thursday night to rally parents and taxpayers against Senate Bill 16, a controversial proposal that would redistribute state funding among the 860 school districts in Illinois. Instead of expanding the pool of money, the current measure would shift state dollars to poorer school districts and take away from wealthier ones, forcing the biggest losers to cut their staffs, opponents say.


  12. Teen cancer patient asks Aichi governor to arrange schooling in hospitalRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    Cancer patient Yoshiki Ito sketches a soft drink can from his Nagoya hospital bed. He passed his high school entrance exam but can't progress further because the hospital doesn't offer a program at that level.


  13. Five vie for three seats on Byron Union School BoardRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

    Four challengers and one incumbent are vying Nov. 4 for three seats on the Byron Union School District Board of Trustees. The school district serves 1,600 elementary and middle school students at Timber Point and Discovery Bay Elementary schools in Discovery Bay and Excelsior Middle School in Byron.


  14. Carthage twins earn National Merit recognitionRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

    When Mary E. and Frances K. McCurry were born in 1996 after being diagnosed with twin-to-twin transfusion, they were considered holiday miracles. Twin-to-twin transfusion sees one fetus receiving all of the blood while the other's supply is depleted, usually resulting in the fatality of one or both of the twins.


  15. faceTeen Used as Bait in Rape Case: 'I was set up'Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WRIC-TV Richmond

    She says she didn't want to do it, but was convinced by a teacher's aide to act as bait to catch an accused sexual predator. What happened next was horrific: The then-14-year-old girl says she was sodomized by a fellow student in a school bathroom.


  16. Redwood City school district fights ruling that says it can't transfer teacherRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

    The Redwood City School District is challenging a ruling that overturned its decision to transfer a teachers union president to another school for "not adequately supervising students, not following directives and not working well with administrators and colleagues." The district's petition, filed Wednesday in San Mateo County Superior Court, states that moving physical education teacher Bret Baird from Kennedy Middle School to Clifford Elementary at the start of the 2013-2014 school year was done "for just cause and ... not done for disciplinary reasons."


  17. November programs set at Northwest Regional LibraryRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    Next month's roster of activities at Northwest Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Available during normal library operating hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, noon to 8 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A walk through time.


  18. Religion NotesRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Cape Coral Daily Breeze

    The Branch of Life Christian Fellowship is at 4818 Coronado Parkway in Cape Coral and is a non-denominational, Spirit-filled, contemporary Christian fellowship. Contact the church office for a listing of weekly programs, outreach ministry opportunities and the Master's School of Ministry Seminary.


  19. Mayor Fulop sitting out this year's raceRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

    Among the players jockeying for power in this year's Jersey City school board race, one name is conspicuously absent: Steve Fulop. The mayor built his political brand partially on his involvement with the school district, championing almost every single successful Board of Education candidate since 2010.


  20. Teachers contract backdrop for school board raceRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

    The year-long struggle to settle a new contract for Jersey City teachers is the backdrop for this year's school board race, which finds the same trio of school district critics who failed to win spots on the board last year trying again next week. Teachers have worked without a contract since August 2013, and the local teachers union, the Jersey City Education Association, is making a massive push to take more control of the nine-member school board after publicly sitting out last year's race.