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NASA Offers Aerospace Summer Program for High Schoolers

High school juniors interested in science and math could get an opportunity to learn about space exploration with NASA, at the annual High School Aerospace Scholars program next summer.

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Lawsuit Challenges School Funding Cuts

Texas school districts are headed back to court in another effort to get more equitable funding for public schools.  A coalition representing more than 150 independent public school districts, taxpayers and parents has filed a lawsuit against the state.  All six school districts in Angelina County are in this coalition.

They claim the state's public school finance system is unconstitutional because it does not treat Texas taxpayers and school children fairly.

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East Texas College Deliberately Shrinks Enrollment Almost Half

We've heard of businesses downsizing, but a college?  It's true. Officials at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville say efforts to shrink the school's enrollment are working, and it's now a little over half of what it was last year.  What's going on?

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Seven Arrested in New York SAT-Cheating Scandal [VIDEO]

Six unidentified current and former students from a Great Neck, New York high school were arrested Tuesday and now face misdemeanor charges on allegations they paid a college student to impersonate them, take the SAT college-entrance exam and deliver high scores.

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Are Schools Just “Teaching the Test?” Some Educators Say Yes They Are

As Texas school districts learn more about how much time they have to spend preparing students for a new state-required standardized skills test, more and more educators worry that they are now just “teaching to the test.”

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NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team via Getty Images
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New Earth & Space Planetarium in Tyler

East Texans don't have to drive to Houston to see a planetarium show any more.  Tyler Junior College has completed a major expansion of its well known  Hudnall Planetarium, which has allowed East Texans to get a glimpse of outer space for more than 40 years.

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NASA Creates New Internet Tool to Explore the Solar System

NASA has gone more high-tech than ever to give the public the power to journey through the solar system using a new interactive Web-based tool.

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Parents Outraged Over Rhyming ‘Diet’ Book For Teenagers

Messages of good health and positive self-esteem for girls are common themes in books for kids. So why are so many people upset over a rhyming picture book about an obese, unhappy 14-year-old named Maggie?

Well, for starters, they don't like the title:  "Maggie Goes on a Diet."

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