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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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