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 Florida A&M Band Member Is Convicted in Hazing Death
A former band member of the university?s celebrated Marching 100 was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a popular drum major after a violent hazing ritual aboard a bus in 2011.






 The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Some of Our Favorite Student Comments on Fears and Phobias
Favorite student answers to the question, What are your fears and phobias? Some are funny, some are poignant, and a few are so descriptive they made us leery of things that previously hadn?t scared us at all.






 Motherlode Blog: An Illustrated Guide to Eight Kinds of Halloween Candy You Won?t Like and Should Give to Me Immediately
Heath bars. Twix. Reeses. Spree. Seriously, you?d just hate those. Isn?t your bucket getting awfully heavy anyway?






 Motherlode Blog: Candy. It?s What?s for Dinner.
I?ll be cooking next week, but I?m sure not cooking tonight!

 Beverly Hills to boot non-district K-8 pupils
After more than four hours of emotional and sometimes contentious debate, the Beverly Hills Unified School District approved a controversial proposal Tuesday to boot out more than 400 out-of-district students.

 ?At hope? kids better than ?at risk??

Sen. Rosa Franklin, D-Tacoma, is sponsoring a bill this session that would replace references to low-income children such as "disadvantaged," and "at-risk" with a more-positive term, "at hope." Decades ago, poor children became known as "disadvantaged." Then they were "at-risk." Now, a Washington lawmaker wants to replace those euphemisms with a new one: "at hope."


 Hawaii legislators seek to lengthen school year
Stuck with the nation's shortest school year, Hawaii lawmakers will consider proposals for longer and more school days when this year's legislative session opens Wednesday.

 Loophole frees mentally ill youth offenders

In this undated file photo provided by Jan Henry, her husband Todd Henry is shown playing a guitar in Tyler, Texas. Todd Henry, a special education teacher, was fatally stabbed by a student at the school.Recent slaying cases highlight the complexities of a 1997 law meant to keep mentally ill juveniles from being held in detention centers where they can't get proper treatment.


 Ofsted 'will not win' on popularity
Ofsted is unlikely to win any popularity contests, the chief inspector has admitted in a speech.

 Lavish praise 'does not help pupils'
Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.

 ChildLine seeing more suicidal children
More children who have talked about killing themselves are contacting ChildLine for help, the counselling service says.

 Independent review of Ofsted urged
Ofsted is in urgent need of an independent review in light of concerns about its objectivity and reliability, say local government leaders.