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Bomb squad called in for old metal lunchbox

It was a tense morning for students at a Berks County high school as a bomb squad was called in for a suspicious item.

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Quarrel over Common Core: A Pennsylvania Primer

It’s almost impossible to find common ground on Common Core.

Health Beat: Stopping schizophrenia before birth

Scientists have long called it a "brain booster." Choline is a nutrient found in animal cells, like meat and fish, that is essential for human development. Not only does it aid in memory and learning, but researchers now believe choline could help prevent mental illness.

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BASD directors remove one of their own from delegate post

The Bethlehem Area School Board removed Director Basilio Bonilla Jr. as the district's voting delegate to the Pennsylvania School Boards Association Delegate Assembly meeting.

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East Penn still having problems with new school bus company

East Penn School District superintendent J. Michael Schilder again has publicly expressed dissatisfaction with STA of Pennsylvania, which is transporting students in the district for the first time this school year.

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East Penn defends handling of buried asbestos-filled debris

Charges that the East Penn School District violated environmental laws by burying construction waste containing asbestos near one of its elementary schools were disputed by school officials Monday night.

Search for Eric Frein turns up nothing Thursday night

Pocono Mountain reopens for first day since Frein ID'd as police shooting suspect

For the first day since State Police identified the shooter accused of gunning down a state trooper and injuring another, Pocono Mountain School District will be open.

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Food service company in hot water in Bangor

Smaller lunch portions are served to Bangor Area School District students by the international food service the district hired to manage the cafeteria.

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Student homelessness hits another record high

A growing number of students don't have homes to return to once classes are out.

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Football coach suspended for praying with team

A Valley football coach was ordered to stay away from the field on Friday night while his team played their homecoming game, and he won't be at next week's game either.

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Homecoming queen gives crown to bullied friend

A homecoming queen in Texas gives up her crown to a friend who was pranked by classmates.


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