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Truck driver is the No. 3 on a American Staffing Association list of in-demand jobs

Top 10 hot jobs and top 20 best-paying college majors

So many people have been unemployed or underemployed over the last 7 years. At a time when it seems the doors are closed, where is the opportunity? I've talked pretty extensively in the past about the geography of opportunity. Thanks to an energy boom, the prospects for employment are rosy in ...

See which schools ranked as America's top universities

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90-year-old gets H.S. diploma 71 years after dropping out to serve in World War II

A 90-year-old man has his high school diploma after he dropped out of high school to serve in World War II. Jack Koolik graduated from Darnell Cookman High School in Jacksonville on Monday evening. He left his New York high school 71 years ago to join the U.S. Army Air ...

Deaf valedictorian gives inspirational speech at graduation

Deaf valedictorian gives inspirational speech at graduation

RAW VIDEO: Deaf valedictorian gives inspirational speech at graduation

Archie R. Cole Middle School in East Greenwich, R.I.

School cancels honors night because of event's 'exclusive nature'

Officials at a middle school in Rhode Island ended a tradition of a student “Honors Night” because of the event’s “exclusive nature.” School administrators said students will instead be recognized at “team-based” ceremonies, but that hasn’t prevented the school’s decision from becoming the latest hot topic in America’s culture wars. ...

School district apologizes over yearbook quote incident

UPDATE: Paris Gray and her family met with the school's principal and the area superintendent on Tuesday. They apologized for the miscommunication and said they would not deny her giving a speech at graduation. The superintendent challenged her to "give the best speech ever." This an update to a previous ...

Fallout over yearbook quote may ruin girl's senior year

Fallout over yearbook quote may ruin girl's senior year

Fallout over yearbook quote may ruin girl's senior year

Florida lawmaker slams Common Core, claims homosexual agenda

A Florida lawmaker has expressed opposition to the hiring of a company to produce a new state test based on Common Core Standards.  In March, The Florida Deportment of Education hired the American Institute of Research, or AIR, to produce a new test based on Common Core Standards at a ...

Teacher reprimanded for spanking student on birthday

A teacher was reprimanded after an incident that was caught on a student's cellphone in March during a class at a North Carolina high school. Avery High School Superintendent David Burleson said the unidentified teacher was giving the student a birthday spanking and it was meant in fun. In the cellphone video, ...

Mom outraged her daughter was told to pick cotton in class

A mother in Washington is outraged a middle school teacher assigned her daughter to pick cotton in class. Students were each given a cotton plant last Friday, to see what it was like to pick it. Carolyn Walker believes the students were supposed to "see what it was like to ...

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