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Aid group says millions of Afghan children are not in school

Nearly a third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed groups, early marriage and other forms of exploitation, an aid group said Thursday.

High school rape gets drawn into immigration debate

As officials reported that one of two students charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland high school bathroom entered the United States illegally, the crime became part of a national debate on immigration.

Construction students to compete in statewide event

A small group of Aberdeen High School students studying advanced construction are busy building their entry for a statewide competition later this month in Olympia: A tiny homeless shelter. The event is the state’s first Career and Technical Education Showcase of Skills Homeless Shelter Project. The competition on March 27 will occur within walking distance of the State Legislature. It’s purpose is to serve as a demonstration that allows state lawmakers and the media an opportunity to learn about the importance of CTE programs.

Senate kills bill adding Idaho questions to civics test

An Idaho Senate panel has spiked a proposal suggesting that high school students should have to pass a civics test that included at least 25 questions on the history of Idaho. Members on the Senate Education Committee said Tuesday they liked the overall concept of the bill, but couldn't sign off on...