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Why Chicago is mandating coding education

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Reuters

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel believes the language of the future is code writing -- and he wants every kid in Chicago to be prepared.

100-year-old teacher not interested in retiring

100-year-old teacher not interested in retiring

WPIX

For most of us, hearing about your birthday on the radio is a seldom occurrence. However, in the case of Brooklyn math teacher Madeline Scotto, it's pretty much warranted.

Syracuse University disinvites journalist over Ebola fears

Ebola

Centers for Disease Control

Photojournalist Michel du Cille was scheduled to appear before students at Syracuse University this week.

But his invite was rescinded on Thursday over concerns about his potential contact with the Ebola virus.

Teens face 'like' and 'FOMO' anxiety

Facebook

Ariana McLaughlin/CNN

Ask any teen whether he or she suffers from social media anxiety, and the answer will probably be no.

That's what happened when six teens and adolescents -- five from New York and one from Los Angeles -- got together recently for a unique weeklong wo...

Man brings hatchet to school; 'seemed like a good idea'

Man brings hatchet to school

WTKR

A Virginia man is accused of bringing a hatchet into a high school, telling a TV reporter it "seemed like a good idea at the time."

Texas college bans students from 'Ebola countries'

Navarro College

Billy Hathorn/Wikimedia Commons

A college in Texas is apologizing after banning students from Nigeria and other "Ebola countries."

Bus driver arrested for DUI while driving students

School bus

drouu/SXC

A school bus driver in Utah is accused of driving under the influence while transporting elementary students on a field trip.

Business schools are on a hiring spree

Jobs listings classifieds

iStock/slobo

Business schools are trying to solve their own problem of supply and demand: finding enough professors.

Schools are on a hiring spree. There were 15,000 more business professors in 2013 than in 2008, according to the most recent U.S. Labor Department...

Seven teens charged in high school assaults

Football season canceled bullying

Six teenage football players accused of hazing and sexual assault at a New Jersey high school were taken into custody Friday evening, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutors office.

Upperclassmen howled as they flipped off the lights then sexual...

Debt has some college students thinking about dropping out

college classroom lecture hall

iStock/VM

Some college students are having buyers' remorse.

Nearly half of current students said that they might drop out because they're worried about debt in a recent survey. And about the same number of former students said in the same survey, conducted by ...

Today is International Walk to School Day

School crosswalk

CNN

"Back in my day, we used to walk five miles uphill, carrying all our books in the blistering cold and the pouring rain..."

Starbucks sending 1,000 workers off to college

Starbucks

Ferre' Dollar/CNN

Starbucks is sending 1,000 people to college next week. They're the first wave of workers who will get online classes at Arizona State University all or partly paid for by the coffee chain.

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Man to Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'

Man jokes don't touch my girlfriend

WBBM

Even the President of the United States has to deal with jealous boyfriends.

'Wasabi Ginger:' America's favorite new Lay's chip

Wasabi Ginger potato chips

Frito-Lay

America has spoken, and "Wasabi Ginger" has come out on top in this year's Frito-Lay potato chip contest.

Is this super fan the Royals' good luck charm?

SungWoo Lee

KMBC

He's a bespectacled, middle-aged South Korean guy with a corporate job. But he has already swept Twitter and the international media, which swarmed him at the airport as he departed.

Lonely Planet's top 10 cities for 2015

Duomo Milan cathedral, Italy

Jiuguang Wang via Wikimedia Commons

Whether you want a cosmopolitan city, a central spot from which to explore nature or a hidden gem not yet discovered by great hordes of tourists, Lonely Planet's top 10 cities for 2015 has a spot for you.

Authorities ID man held after 7 bodies found

Darren Vann

Lake County Sheriff's Office

An Indiana man told police he "messed up" by killing a woman in Hammond, then came clean, leading them to several more bodies in nearby Gary, Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said Monday.

Doughty stopped short of calling Darren Deon Vann a suspected...

Expect meteor showers early Tuesday

Shooting star from space

If you wake up early enough on Tuesday, you might see some shooting stars.

Grimes and her family's Hugh Jass Burgers

Alison Grimes

From Alison Lundergan Grimes

In her race to defeat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes has barnstormed Kentucky, talking up her support for raising the minimum wage and criticizing what she calls the GOP's "war on women."

Scientist stumbles upon puppy-sized spider

Huge birdeating spider

Snakecollector/Wikimedia Commons

Arachnophobes, this story isn't for you.

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