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Polls close and count begins in L.A. City Council, school board races

The polls are now closed in Los Angeles’ municipal primary election, and campaigns across the city are awaiting the first wave of results from the city clerk’s office.

Prince William Plays Soccer — and Meets Paddington Bear! — in China

Prince William plans to be an air ambulance pilot, but he might be missing his calling as a great soccer coach. He certainly looked like one while visiting a Shanghai high school on Tuesday – a busy day in which he also attended the Chinese premiere of the British film Paddington. The prince, who’s a…

Nearly half of city schools are overcrowded beyond capacity

Nearly half of city schools are bursting at the seams, officials said Tuesday.

Who Will Take Round 2 of the Charter School Debate in Albany This Year?

41 minutes agoNews : NYMag: Intelligencer

Evapalooza returns to Albany on Wednesday morning. Once again Eva Moskowitz, the ferocious founder and leader of the Success Academy charter school network, and a coalition of charter operators and advocates will bus thousands of kids, parents, and teachers to the state capitol for a noisy rally. Just like last... More »

Good Grades—Nice to Have, But at What Cost?

46 minutes agoParenting / Fatherhood : Ask Mr. Dad

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m really worried about my 9-year old daughter. She’s very smart and does well in school but lately she’s become obsessed with grades. A lot of her classmates have private tutors and she’s feeling more and more pressure from her teachers to study all the time. Show More Summary

What Day Is It?

58 minutes agoHealth / Weight Loss : Roni's Weigh

It’s Tuesday, right?  All my days are running together. The kids got out of school early for an ice storm. The went in late yesterday and tomorrow apparently we have a few more inches on the way.  We, by no means have have it bad. I mean, I don’t even know how those of you […]

Hard Drive… Speakers?

Speakers really aren’t that complex to make. In fact, if you’re clever about it, you can make a speaker out of just about anything. [Afroman] is kicking it old school with a hack he first did back in 2001, but now, in video form: Make...Show More Summary

South Africa’s Madeleine McCann Is Found

1 hour agoNews : The Daily Beast

As a 3-day-old infant, Zephany Nurse was snatched from a Cape Town hospital. Now she has been reunited with her family—after befriending her biological sister at school.

Why I'm Speaking Up to End Hunger in Our Schools

As the mother of two little girls, I think a lot about what their lives will be like, and my responsibility to protect them, nourish them and give them the best start I can, every single day. And it's not just about my daughters. I know...Show More Summary

Poland’s LARPing Harry Potter Fans Are Back and Crowdfunding a “Permanent School of Sorcery”

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Remember last year, when The Czocha College of Wizardry's teaser video made us all want to head to Poland and LARP in a castle for the rest of our days? Everyone's favorite enterprising witches and wizards are back, and this time they hope to set up permanent castle residency!

Woman arrested in 2002 slaying of girl who vanished on way to school

Investigators announced Tuesday the first in what could be several arrests in connection with the 2002 kidnapping and death of an East Los Angeles teenager who vanished while headed to school.

NOM to gay families: Your relationships are 'simply about adult sexual desires'

3 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

I have a husband, a child, and in-laws. I have bills and wills and taxes. I have decisions about schools and meals and whether that sweater will be warm enough for that day. I have a teething toddler and an...

The Federal Government Has A Lot Of Work To Do In Fixing Up Native American Schools

Numerous schools for Native American students are in abysmal physical condition, and it is the federal government’s fault, according to a preliminary report from a congressional watchdog group. A 29-page interim report from the Government...Show More Summary

Newswire: Labor strike halts production on Sharknado 3

What do you get when you cross a school of sharks with a tornado? A labor dispute. As a joke, that needs some fine-tuning, but it’s an apt description of the current status of Syfy’s Sharknado 3, which ran into a production snag this week when 30 to 40 crew members declared a work stoppage. Show More Summary

Kickass Woman Of The Day: 90-Year-Old Priscilla Sitienei Proves It’s Never Too Late To Get An Education

At 90-years-old, Priscilla Sitienei attends elementary school alongside six of her great-great-grandchildren and often scores better than them in class. Sitienei, who lives in Kenya and is lovingly known by her classmates as Gogo (“grandmother” in her local language of Kalenjin), is believed to be the oldest primary school student in the world. She lives in the village […]

MOTS-c: Newly discovered hormone mimics the effects of exercise

Scientists at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology have discovered a new hormone that fights the weight gain caused by a high-fat Western diet and normalizes the metabolism - effects commonly associated with exercising. Hormones are molecules that act as the body's signals, triggering various physiological responses. Show More Summary

Paramedic School, Is It For You?

The question goes through many future firefighters heads often. Its the great question "Should I go to Paramedic School?". I've personally been there, I know what your thinking. There are so many perks, but all of the unknowns, the money, the time...I know a lot of you have been searching the internet to find articles about firefighter paramedics. Show More Summary

Following the 20th Massachusetts From Antietam to Gettysburg

It’s that time of year again. In three weeks students at my school will spend time outside the classroom setting engaged in a broad range…

The War On Pizza Will Be Fought With Lobbyists

Did you know that there are lobbyists for the important, quintessentially American cause of…pizza? Every part of the industry from family-owned pizzerias to companies that sell mass-produced frozen pizza sheets destined for school lunch trays has people schmoozing members of Congress on its behalf. Show More Summary

Sweet Briar College to Close

4 hours agoIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Sad news breaking today, if not from VMI proper than from the larger VMI sphere of influence, so to speak: Sweet Briar College was founded in 1901. The school’s current enrollment is 561 students. “This is a sad day for the entire Sweet Briar College community,” Paul G. Show More Summary

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