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  • A dropout at 14, he started college at 27 and became an academic star

    SEATTLE David Yama dropped out of school when he was 14, and by the time he was in his mid-20s had worked enough odd jobs to last a lifetime. He'd volunteered as a sailor on a replica of a historic tall sailing ship, worked as a set crew member on a...
  • Mom: Middle school student attacked on way home from school

    A Virginia mom says she's worried about sending her 7th grade daughter back to school after a violent attack. Sarah Sackett, the girl's mother, told WRC-TV (http://bit.ly/1ETONGz ) the Lake Ridge Middle School student was attacked by three girls last...
  • Should you give education the 'old college try' a second time around?

    Should you give education the 'old college try' a second time around?
      4 things to consider when deliberating going back to college (BPT) - Returning to school later in life is a decision that requires careful thinking. As an adult, you must consider many factors before signing up for a second - or first - round of...
  • Mario López estuvo en Orlando para ayudar a estudiantes

    Mario López estuvo en Orlando para ayudar a estudiantes
    El actor y presentador de televisión Mario López, quien saltó a la fama interpretando a un atleta de secundaria en la serie Saved by the Bell, visitó Orlando la semana pasada para ayudar a niños y jóvenes estudiantes de escasos recursos. La estrella...
  • A guidance counselor has taken more than a dozen students into her home over the last 25 years

    A guidance counselor has taken more than a dozen students into her home over the last 25 years
    It’s 9:30 a.m. on a Wednesday, just before the start of spring break, and students are impatiently counting down the hours until their week of freedom. Some students are also anticipating graduation, but they have to get their schedules in line,...
  • 'Mad Men' recap: Zou bisou boohoo

    'Mad Men' recap: Zou bisou boohoo
    If there's one thing I learned from "New Business," it's that calling your ex an "aging, sloppy, selfish liar" is a pretty effective negotiating strategy -- or at least it is for Megan, who guilt-trips Don to the tune of $1 million. (Adjusted for...
  • Mayo: Back to school - and tests - in Broward

    Mayo: Back to school - and tests - in Broward
    Spring Break is over for Broward school students, and that means it's back to school -- and tests. High-stakes standardized testing (the new Florida Standards Assessment) is in full gear over the next six weeks. In the case of third-graders (such as...
  • Career before college? 11 Clippers say earning degree is still a goal

    Career before college? 11 Clippers say earning degree is still a goal
    Spencer Hawes has spent seven times as long in the NBA as he did at the University of Washington, where he starred for one season before becoming a lottery pick in the draft. The Clippers forward-center was on campus so briefly he didn't even choose a...
  • Manes: She's a long way from the bayou

    Manes: She's a long way from the bayou
    "Day by day night after night ... Blinded by the neon lights Hurry here hustlin' there ... No one's got the time to spare Money's tight nothin' free... Won't somebody come and rescue me I am stranded ... Caught in the crossfire Stranded .....
  • Barbara Schmidt advocates for inner peace

    Barbara and Dick Schmidt keep three sets of schedules: his, hers and the Schmidt Family Foundation. The largesse of Dick Schmidt's family fortune continues to be seen and felt all over town. Florida Atlantic University has the Charles E. Schmidt name on...
  • Alcohol, tobacco, firearms and -- marimbas?

    Tax season is in full swing, with more than 39 million returns already processed, thanks to the ruthless efficiency of the Internal Revenue Service, America's second least-loved federal agency. Yes, I said second least-loved, even though most citizens...