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BREAKING: Ohio passes bill to allow "shared use" of school facilities

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Ohio lawmakers made it easier for schools to open their gymnasiums, pools, playgrounds, running track, athletic fields and other facilities to public use during non-school hours by passing legislation Wednesday that clarifies liability issues.

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New UAH Center Consolidates Use of Simulators to Train Student Nurses

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) College of Nursing's new Learning and Technology Resource Center (LTRC) consolidates its use of technology and lifelike patient simulators to train student nurses.

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Students Attending Summer Learning Programs Returned to School in the Fall with an Advantage in Math

Students attending voluntary, school district-led summer learning programs entered school in the fall with stronger mathematics skills than their peers who did not attend the programs, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

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SU's Siers Earns Degree 55 Years After First College Class

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In 1961, after two years in college, Ron Siers dropped out to focus to his career and starting a family. More than a half century later, approaching age 74, he earns his B.A. in interdisciplinary studies, with honors, as a member of Salisbury University's Class of 2014.

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UK Students Tackle Food Insecurity By Helping Fellow Students

This video feature tells the story of a new initiative helping to battle hunger on the University of Kentucky campus. The program isn't just helping those in need, but offering valuable educational experience to students interested in human nutrition & food insecurity issues.

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Texas Tech Grad Goes From Prison Jumpsuit to Cap and Gown

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At age 50, after a lifetime of drug abuse and jailtime, Leo Pereida is graduating from college. He credits his turnaround to his faith in God.

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New Report Explores the Use of Digital Games in the Classroom During the Learning Process

A new report from the A-GAMES project, a collaboration between New York University and the University of Michigan, examines how teachers are using digital games in their classrooms to monitor student learning and provide ongoing feedback.

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Higher Birth Weight Indicates Better Performance in School

It’s no secret that low-birth-weight babies face significantly greater risks for certain health problems early on, such as respiratory distress or infection. Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Florida and Northwestern University shows that lower weights at birth also have an adverse effect on children’s performance in school, which is likely due to the early health struggles small babies often face.

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Strong Neighborhoods, Parenting Can Bridge ‘Achievement Gap’

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A University of Illinois at Chicago study of academic achievement suggests that urban youth may benefit from strong families and safe neighborhoods in addition to child-centered interventions.

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Ask the Experts: Coping with Stress

Richard A. Lenox, director of the Student Counseling Center and a licensed psychologist discusses ways college students can cope with stress.

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