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Eddie Van Halen Donates 75 Guitars to School Music Programs

Being in the school band just got a whole lot cooler for some of the kids in the Los Angeles area: Eddie Van Halen has teamed up with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation to donate 75 guitars from his personal collection to schools that don’t have enough funding to pay for instruments. For Van Halen, it was a simple case of giving back — as he put it simply, “Music education and families are dealing with the economic times, and I wanted to help them.”

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You Won’t Believe What a Group of Parents Did to Get Better Schooling for Their Kids

Parents upset about the education their children are receiving at the Notre-Dame de Caderot school in southern France didn’t merely hold meetings or complain to the school board.

Instead, they stormed the building and took several teachers and the school headmistress hostage.

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Professor Resigns After Skipping Classes and Giving Everyone an A

A professor and department chair at George Washington University has resigned from her position after failing to show up to teach two of her classes, resulting in a litany of complaints from students — even though she gave them all As.

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Indiana Is No Longer Requiring Its Public Schools to Teach Cursive Writing

According to the Indiana Department of Education, cursive is becoming obsolete.

In a memo sent to school leaders in the state, it was recommended that schools stop teaching cursive, and instead use that time to make its students more proficient in keyboard use.

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Student Takes First Steps At Graduation [VIDEO]

Angeline Lavasseur didn't want to break the time-honored tradition of graduates walking to get their diplomas at graduation.

The 18-year-old girl, who has been confined to a wheelchair throughout her childhood after being born with spina bifida, recently walked across the stage to pick up her diploma at Pinckney High School's graduation in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Teen Faces 8 Years in Jail for Leaving Prank Blow-Up Doll in School Bathroom

Any teen in high school looks forward to their last day of classes as a senior; if not because it's the last day of high school, then because they've planned a hilarious prank to play on underclassmen, teachers and staff.

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Taste of Home Cooking School [VIDEO]

We're all pretty excited that the Taste of Home Cooking School is coming to Yakima on May 21st. If you're not exactly sure what it is, here's a quick video that explains it all...

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School Kids Rock Out to Iron Maiden

The legendary British heavy metal magazine Kerrang! recorded a group of schoolchildren at the Watville Primary School yelling and headbanging along to Iron Maiden's 1983 classic "Flight of Icarus...

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