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Orange County teachers to get pay raises

Orange County teachers will get their pay raises, but it took the Orange County School Board more than five hours to approve how exactly it will be structured.

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Adderall

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The rise of college 'study drugs'

Around this time of year, you're more likely to find college students in the library cramming for final exams than out partying. In an environment where the workload is endless and there's always more to be done, a quick fix to help buckle down and…

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Obama Biden jobs near Pittsburgh

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Obama, Biden announce millions for job training

Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers.

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School testing, SAT

No more $5 vocab words on redesigned SAT

The days of memorizing arcane, recondite vocabulary words might be ending for high school students who will take a redesigned SAT in two years.

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Shopping for prom dress

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Distressed parents: Prom dresses too sexy

For Holly Manson, a mom of three teens in Oakland, Maine, one simple saying has made the difference between absolute dread during prom season and actually welcoming the rite of passage.

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Poorly written paper earns UNC Chapel Hill student A-minus

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UNC: Experts see flaws in whistleblower work

The University of North Carolina says that three independent experts in the field of adult literacy have finished a university-commissioned review of whistleblower Mary Willingham's research and found flaws in her claims that some athletes were…

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Charlie Lundell

Beloved teacher loses battle with cancer

A beloved Deltona high school teacher loses his battle with cancer.

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Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak

Laurie Halse Anderson's 'Speak' turns 15

During 15 years of talking to high school students about sex and bullying, Laurie Halse Anderson has continued to get the same questions from boys: Why was the main character in her book, "Speak," so upset about what happened to her?

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Billy Joel at school

Billy Joel surprises NY school kids at tribute concert

When a New York elementary school invited rock star Billy Joel to a tribute concert of his greatest hits, the last thing they expected was for him to actually show up.

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Police car outside Franklin Regional Senior High School

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Pennsylvania school stabbing: Why?

A day after a Murrysville, Pennsylvania, teen allegedly rampaged through his high school's hallways, stabbing wildly with two kitchen knives, the first hints of a possible motive began to emerge.

The attorney for 16-year-old Alex Hribal raised the…

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