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Poverty: A growing problem in America's schools

The majority of children in America's public schools now are low-income. And that has major implications for the future of the nation's workforce.

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White House drops college savings proposal

The White House is giving up on a costly fight with Congress over the Obama administration's increasingly unpopular proposal to effectively end 529 college savings plans.

A White House official confirmed the move on Tuesday as fierce opposition to…

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2 ex-Vanderbilt players found guilty of rape

Two former Vanderbilt University football players were found guilty of rape and sexual battery by a Nashville jury on Tuesday, CNN affiliates reported.

Corey Lamont Batey, 21, and Brandon Robert Vandenburg, 21, were each convicted on four counts of…

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Brooklyn boy's viral image pays tribute to principal

It took about 45 minutes for an online campaign to raise $100,000 this week, the start of an initiative that has grown beyond its original goal of funding a class trip to Harvard.

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Stewart: Students cannot opt out of testing

Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart responds to questions about a grassroots movement for students to "opt out" of state exams.

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Obama proposes scaling back benefits of 529 college...

The most compelling reason to save for college in a 529 plan is the tax savings.

You can put away $14,000 each year for a child, pay no tax on the money while it's growing, and no tax when you withdraw it to pay for education costs.

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Volusia superintendent calls it quits

Longtime Volusia County Superintendent Dr. Margaret Smith called it quits after the district said she emailed top district administrators that her last day will be Tuesday.

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Gun found in Cocoa HS student's car

A student is under arrest after a gun was found in his car on school campus Thursday morning at Cocoa High School.

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Gov. Scott wants textbook tax breaks

Florida Gov. Rick Scott will ask legislators to exempt college textbooks from state and local sales taxes.

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Obama wants to cut questions from FAFSA

President Obama wants to make the FAFSA easier.

Students are required to complete a FAFSA form -- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid -- in order to get aid from the federal and local governments.

Funding can include loans as well as money…

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