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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...

Improvisation Boosts Reading in Poor Inner City School

Rachel Farmer is a fourth-grade teacher in Brooklyn who defies the stereotype of the exhausted teacher, run down by poor inner-city schools. Instead of...
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Alpha Achievers Celebrate Decade of Success for Young Black Men

Alpha Achievers are celebrating 10 years of encouraging academic excellence among ethnic minority male high school students in Howard County, Maryland. The program was...
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Teen Drug Use Declines by 23 Percent in Five Years

Reality must be improving for young people across the U.S. Teen drug use has declined by 23 percent since 2001, with reductions in the...
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New 2007 Laws Protect Consumers from ID Theft and Citizens’ Rights

State Lawmakers have been busy and their new laws for 2007 are mostly good news for consumers, common citizens and people struggling to make...