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More time given to some students after Printing Error on SAT test

More time given to some students after Printing Error on SAT test

A printing mistake was found in the instructions on many SAT tests given by US students on June 6.

There was a chaos among students taking the SAT as the error found on exam's instructions affected the time they had for completing a section.

Students usually have 20 minutes to complete sections 8 and 9 of the 10-section college admission exam. That allotment for 20 minutes appeared in proctors' scripts and manuals for those sections Saturday.

Corinthian Colleges announces closure of 28 colleges in California and New York

Corinthian Colleges announces closure of 28 colleges in California and New York

Corinthian Colleges has announced closure of 28 campuses in California, New York effective Monday, a decision that will impact nearly 16,000 students. Due to several inquiries into the unfair practices used by Corinthian Colleges Inc., the management has already sold majority of its schools. The for-profit Corinthian Colleges was having a strong presence across California.

No malicious intent behind threats against Providence High School: accused man says

No malicious intent behind threats against Providence High School: accused man s

Patrick Brehm, a 22-year-old charged in connection with threats against a high school, claimed that there was never any malicious intent behind the illegal act.

Police say Brehm posted threatening messages on social media site Yik Yak last Saturday, telling students at Providence High School to enjoy the weekend with their families because they would be repaid for all the pain on Monday.

In another post, he warned that bullets would come down on students and blow their brains out of their heads.

Providence organizes annual bowl of soup charity event

Providence organizes annual bowl of soup charity event

Providence Junior-Senior High School on Sunday invited the community to enjoy soup in bowls created by students during art classes, and pay a donation for the needy.

Nikki Riggs, a senior at the school, put a lot of work to transform a simple bowl into an expertly sculpted, glazed bowl that features a sprawling octopus hiding inside.

Speaking about her art work, Riggs said, "It's just the finished product. I love being able to use these as gifts when they're done. When you work with your hands on something, it just makes it that much more special."

N.H. university system requests additional $52 million

N.H. university system requests additional $52 million

New Hampshire state universities have requested Governor Maggie Hassan for additional $52 million so that they could meet various expenses and give more scholarships to science and math students.

Representatives from the state university system made the request to Governor Hassan Thursday morning, marking the start of three days of budget proposals for the financial year 2016-17.

The university system has asked the governor to grant it total $205 million in the next two-year budget, which would restore the system's funding slightly above the level recorded in 2009.

At least five Massachusetts schools receive bomb threats

At least five Massachusetts schools receive bomb threats

Many educational institutions across Massachusetts received bomb threats Wednesday afternoon, which put the state police as well as the FBI into action.

Boston College High School confirmed that it received a bomb threat at 12:08 p. m. The threat was immediately reported to police, which conducted an extensive search as students remained in classes. Luckily, no bomb was found in the school.

UNH to expand sexual violence prevention program to high schools

UNH to expand sexual violence prevention program to high schools

The University of New Hampshire has decided to expand its sexual violence prevention program to high school students in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

The so-called "Bringing in the Bystander" program not only focuses on potential victims and perpetrators, but also teaches bystanders how to intervene safely whenever they detect a risk of dating violence or sexual assault.

The program will be expanded to 30 high schools starting January 2015. In most cases, the nationally recognized program will be implemented as part of high schools' existing health or psychology classes.

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