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ICY ROADS: Most Mat-Su schools closed, police urge caution on Glenn Highway

Most Mat-Su schools are closed today due to ice road conditions, according to the district. The Anchorage Police Department is warning drivers to beware of freezing rain and slick road conditions this morning on the Glenn Highway.

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Education Stories

Stranger pledges $1 million to put kindergartners through college

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Two mothers ran to hug and thank a stranger at Rio Vista Elementary School in Anaheim last week. Few words were spoken, given a language barrier, but there were tears of joy.

Los Angeles STEM school shattering stereotypes

STEM School in LA


At STEM3 Academy, sticking to the norm doesn't work.

Calming the teenage mind in the classroom

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At the start of the school year at Marblehead High School in Massachusetts, students started moving their desks out of the way, grabbing a mat and laying down on the floor for guided meditation before French class. Lexxi Seay, a senior, was skeptical...

370 mph 'bullet' car fueled by batteries

Electric car is project of Venturi Automobiles and Ohio State University students

Venturi Automobiles via Ohio State University

Speed freaks have been flocking to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats for more than a century. The latest arrival on the salt flats is an electric car -- the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3.

University of Phoenix owner gets out as 50,500 students flee

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The University of Phoenix lost 50,500 students last year, and now its parent company is selling.

Cornell fraternity president arrested on sex charges

Cornell fraternity president Wolfgang Ballinger arrested on sexual assault charges

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The president of a Cornell University fraternity was arrested after an alleged sexual assault in his fraternity house bedroom, according to court documents.

Applications soar after university drops SAT

George Washington University


George Washington University got rid of its SAT requirement, and applications soared 28%.

This kind of jump is unprecedented, the school said. About 6,000 more students applied compared to the year before.

It also saw a "significant" increase in appl...

#1000BlackGirlBooks for your reading list

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By fifth grade, Marley Dias decided she had grown tired of reading books about "white boys and their dogs."

Thousands of French words change spelling

French speakers angry about spelling change for thousands of words

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French speakers will soon have to think twice about how they spell certain words.

Detroit teachers: District blocked health inspectors

Detroit teacher protest

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The Detroit Public School District refused to allow environmental inspectors hired by a teachers union to investigate its schools, according to a news release from the Detroit Federation of Teachers.

"All we're trying to at the DFT is to work with the...

Can Bernie Sanders deliver free college for all?

Bernie Sanders December 2015

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Free college for all may sound appealing, but it's not as simple as Bernie Sanders makes it out to be.

What your college major says about your job potential

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Baby boomer parents relax: your millennial kids with college degrees are far from doomed. Unemployment for young college grads -- ages 22 to 27 -- fell to 4.9% by September.

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