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Does poetry still matter?

Quick: Name a famous living poet. Somebody. Anybody. No, not Maya Angelou. She died last year.


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Apple upgrades its education features

Unless they have a particularly large and hungry dog, some kids just lost an excuse for not turning in their homework.

Apple updated its iTunes U app on Thursday, adding a new feature that lets students turn in their homework directly from their iPad…


Outage closes EFSC campus for third day

Eastern Florida State's Titusville campus will be closed for classes on Wednesday and Thursday as crews continue to try to repair a power outage at the campus.


Orange County School Board approves recess resolution

The School Board of Orange County approved the resolution Tuesday recommending that all elementary schools to offer 20 minutes of recess each day.


Orange Co. to vote on school recess

Orange County school board members are set to vote Tuesday, on a resolution recommending all elementary schools offer 20 minutes of recess a day.


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Columbia University to divest from prisons

Columbia University has become the first college in the United States to divest from private prison companies, following a student activist campaign.

The decision means the Ivy League school -- which boasts a roughly $9 billion endowment -- will…


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When school's out, millions of kids go hungry

No more teachers. No more books. No more free lunch.


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Magic unfolds at preschool in retirement home

Filmmaker Evan Briggs had spent a long time thinking about aging in America, our relationship to the elderly and how dysfunctional it seemed.



Study: 1 in 4 kids exposed to weapon violence

Sometimes it's hard to get our heads around statistics and comprehend what they mean, but the findings of a new study on our children's exposure to violence are easy to grasp -- and stunning in their scope.



Help wanted: Cambridge seeks Lego professor

Get your cover letters and resumes ready. The University of Cambridge is on the cusp of hiring a Lego professor.


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