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Two tie as winners of National Spelling Bee

Until last year, it hadn't happened for more than five decades.

Now, they've done it for the second year in a row: Two competitors tied to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday.

Vanya Shivashankar, 13, of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul…


College-educated workers took biggest pay cut last year

Here's a twist ... workers with college or advanced degrees saw their wages slip last year, while those with less education fared better.



15 indicted in test-taking scheme

Fifteen Chinese nationals have been accused of participating in a cheating scheme that helped foreign students fraudulently gain admission to American colleges and universities and obtain student visas.



Schools to monitor social media

Orange County Public Schools acquires software to monitor social media "to proactively prevent, intervene and (watch) situations."


'Power Hour' gives students freedom

Lunch time will be extended at some Brevard high schools so students can ...


Cost of repeating classes 3rd time goes up

The University of Central Florida is raising the price on students who have to repeat classes they have flunked.


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Jack Black speaks at Florida school

Actor Jack Black gave some tongue-in-cheek advice to high school graduates in central Florida.


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Bon Jovi writes song for Rutgers grads

New Jersey-born rocker Jon Bon Jovi used his commencement speech at Rutgers University to unveil a new song.


Dad fears son got MRSA at school

A Brevard County father says he fears his son got an infection from Merritt Island High School.


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Study: 1 in 5 college women raped, assaulted

A new study about the incidence of rape involving college freshmen women will likely add to the ongoing debate about whether enough is being done on campuses to keep students safe.

The study, conducted at a large unnamed private university in…


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