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Baylor Among the Top Ten Religious Schools

Parents looking for the best college to send their kids -- one that's close to home -- will be interested to know that Baylor University, the country’s largest Baptist college, has once again been listed 10th on the Princeton Review’s ranking of the most religious schools.

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Galveston Flight Museum Moving to Houston

The Lone Star Flight Museum, a popular tourist attraction in Galveston for 23 years, is all set to move inland to a new and safer home at Houston’s Ellington International Airport.

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Law School Grads Sue Over Lack of Jobs

What do brand new lawyers do when they can't get that six figure job they say they were promised?  They sue the law school, of course.

Graduates of New York Law School have filed a class-action lawsuit against their alma mater, claiming they were duped into enrolling with false promises of high-paying legal jobs.

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Obama Waives National Test Requirements – Too Many Kids Failing

State and local education officials have been begging the federal government for relief from student testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan has heard their cry, with a waiver system that will give schools and states a break.

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Texas Cracks Down on Unsafe Boaters

Starting this year, Texas boat operators — and teenagers taking driver’s education courses — will be introduced to new state laws covering safe boating practices, boat handling and emergency procedures, all in an effort to make recreational boating safer.

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New High School Allows Students to Earn College Degree and Land Job with IBM

The IBM International Foundation and the New York City Public Schools have collaborated to create the new Pathways in Technology Early College High School, which will open in September.

Dubbed “P-Tech,” students can earn a standard four-year diploma, or opt to stay for two extra years — after which they’ll graduate with an associate’s degree in computer science from CUNY’s College of Technology (City Tech) for free. They can then continue their studies at City Tech, attend other colleges and apply the credits they’ve already earned, or be considered for employment by IBM’s IT department and at other companies.

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Black Valedictorian Sues Her School After Being Forced to Share Honor with White Student

In 1957, nine black students were denied entry at the illegally racially-segregated Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas, setting off a firestorm that became a watershed moment in the civil rights movement.

Now, a young woman claims another school in the state is still discriminating against minority students.

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America’s Kids Don’t Know Much About Geography

American schoolchildren may know their way around their smartphones and PC's, but they know next to nothing about geography, and educators are alarmed.

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