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A delegate sign is seen in front of the stage during preparations for the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 3, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Class Requirement: Go To Political Convention

A communications class at the University of Pennsylvania has an unusual requirement: Students must attend the Republican or Democratic national conventions.


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Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The Ages

Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.


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Fire The Teachers, The Cops And The Firefighters?

Remember when Republicans praised first responders? Remember when Republicans where Leaving No Child Behind? There was a time, not so long ago, when the people who kept us safe and the people who educated our […]


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NC Senate Works To Revamp Education Policy

The North Carolina Senate is working to revamp public school laws ranging from stripping job-protecting tenure laws from teachers to adding more classroom days without shortening summer vacation.


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NC Senate Head Pushes $440M Education Package

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An education reform package pushed by the North Carolina’s Senate leader is estimated to cost nearly $440 million over the next five years if it becomes law. Sen. Phil Berger explained […]

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Cops: 9th Grade Teacher Gave Student Drugs To Sell

Authorities say an English teacher in Gaston County was arrested after she gave prescription drugs to a student to sell and they split the money.


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Cops: School Teacher Arrested For Biting Bouncers At Bar

A local middle school teacher was arrested and now faces multiple charges for allegedly biting two bouncers early Sunday morning.


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GRAMMY Camp 2012 To Be Held In Los Angeles, New York and Nashville

The GRAMMY Foundation recently announced that GRAMMY Camp, its signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students, will take place in Los Angeles, Nashville and New York this summer.


Two elementary schools locked themselves down after reports of an armed man running through the neighborhood. (credit: Phil Mislinski/Getty Images)

2 Raleigh Grade Schools Locked Down Over Possible Gunman

Reports of an armed man in camouflage closed Riverbend Elementary and Fox Road Elementary in Raleigh this morning.