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'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…


County denies Avalon relief school

The Orange County Commission denied the relief school for Avalon Park Middle School after months of a heated debate.


School: Some end-of-course exams nullified

The Orange County Public Schools superintendent announces that some end-of-course exams will not affect students' final grades.



HS student earns 8 associate degrees

For one senior in Texas, he isn't just set to graduate from high school -- he's also graduating from college.


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Kids do a lot better when schools ban smartphones

Do you want your children to do better in exams? Then take away their smartphones. (Sorry, kids!)

Schools that ban students from carrying phones see a clear improvement in their test scores, according to a study by the London School of Economics.



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