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Increase in SAT Participants is Encouraging

"News that national results on the SAT dropped this year is practically welcome. The figures are down, in large part, because more students are...

Web Sites Provide Big Savings on College Textbooks

Because the average first-year college student today spends over $900 on textbooks, Web sites have sprung up offering price-comparison tools that help save 50...

Millions of Books Going to Burkina Faso Children

The Burkina Faso government will distribute millions of free books to primary school students and launch a pilot project to eliminate fees for schooling...

‘House of Plastic Bottles’ Rises in Serbia

A retired Serbian physics professor has built a house with plastic bottles in the place of bricks, using 14,000 containers his students collected as...

Jordan to Allow Iraqi Refugees into Schools

When Jordanian public schools start classes on 19 August, all children, including expatriate Iraqi students will be able to attend classes in the country's...
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Boomers Answer Call to Service, in Legislatures and Classrooms

In the last four years, a growing number of boomers — those born between 1946 and 1964 — are showing up in the freshman class of...
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“Free Hugs” Campaign Aims to Inspire Reserved Japanese

FOLLOW-UP: A group of university students were on a mission earlier this year to change Japan — and make hugging more acceptable. Inspired by...
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Young Scholars Tell the President “No” on Torture

141 Presidential Scholars were being honored recently at the White House. After the president told them that it was important in their future careers...

Teenagers Use Internet to Raise $300K for Darfur

"In a campaign to raise money for the people of Darfur, two high school students, using social networking sites Facebook and MySpace, have raised...

Study: Men Talk Just as Much as Women

One goal of the Good News Network is to break stereotypes of society that no longer serve. "An article in this week's issue of...
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Newman’s Own College Scholarships Funded with $10M

"Hollywood star Paul Newman is donating $10m (£5m) to start a scholarship fund at the US college he attended, Kenyon College in Ohio. The...

Happiness on Your License Plate

Caroline Miller, besides being a coach and motivational speaker, is also known as “the license plate lady” to her children's friends who have become...
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Ton of Pharmaceuticals Kept Out of Michigan Rivers (Earth Day Follow-Up)

Pharmaceuticals in the water supply likely are responsible for crises of sexual mutation in fish found in the Potomac River and deformed frogs in...

The VA Tech Shootings and the Need for Good News

EDITOR'S BLOG — What is one to say after the worst school shooting in history? And on the very same day, the worst bombings...

Virginia Tech Shooting: Crisis Charity Offers Tips, Tools to Deal with Aftermath

Following the fatal shooting of dozens of students at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, the national children's crisis charity KidsPeace is issuing expert tips...
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School Enrollment Rates Double in Southern Sudan

The number of students enrolled in school in southern Sudan has more than doubled since the end of the long-running civil war two years...

World Bank Gives Africa $164.5 Million for Internet Connections

The World Bank approved a financing package of US$164.5 million in grants and credits for Kenya, Burundi and Madagascar to establish high-speed connectivity to...

Schoolgirl Hero Acted on Common Sense to Save Busload

"A Queensland schoolgirl who police say may have saved the lives of a busload of students with her quick wits and steely nerve has...
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Free Online University Lectures Offer Eclectic Mix

As we alerted you last year, major Ivy league universities have begun offering lectures — and whole courses — on the Internet for free....
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1,500 Volunteers to Build 6 Playgrounds in One Day for New Orleans Schools

Students at six New Orleans elementary schools will soon have new places to swing, slide and play, after 1,500 volunteers gather in a one-day...