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Bert the Oak lives another day

A social media campaign begun by University of Florida students has succeeded, for now, in stopping the axe from falling on a massive tree they have named Bert.


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Docs to Columbia U.: We want Dr. Oz out

Talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against a group of doctors who accuse him of "manifesting an egregious lack of integrity" in his TV and promotional work, and who call his faculty position at Columbia University unacceptable.

In a…


Teacher in drug bust out of jail

The teacher who was arrested on drug charges has bonded out of jail.


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Testing problems with Common Core jeopardize funds

Common Core testing problems in Nevada, North Dakota and Montana could jeopardize their federal funding.



Atlanta educators say they're innocent

Educators sentenced to prison in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal proclaimed their innocence Friday. Eight administrators and teachers were given prison terms ranging from one to seven years Tuesday.


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US fines Corinthian Colleges $30 million

The for-profit Corinthian College network has been fined $30 million by the Department of Education for overstating job placement rates for graduates.

The department found that the Corinthian-owned Heald College, based in San Francisco,…


Guns in schools bill dies in Senate

A bill that would have allowed designated individuals to carry guns in Florida public schools appears to be dead.


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College enrollment rate surges for black HS grads

The percentage of black high school graduates enrolled in college jumped last year, exceeding that of both white and Hispanics, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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Brevard teachers protest workload increase

Nearly 200 teachers rally outside Brevard Public Schools headquarters in Viera.


Atlanta educators sentenced in test-score scandal

There was nothing routine about a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Atlanta that wrote the final legal chapter of one of the most massive school cheating scandals in the country.

Educators were convicted April 1 of racketeering and other lesser crimes…


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