NBA superstar LeBron James opened his first elementary school for at-risk students in his hometown of Akron, Ohio on Monday, July 30. "If we get to them early enough, we can hopefully keep them on the right track to a bigger and brighter future for themselves and their families,” the father-of-3 said at a press conference in the school's temporary building on Monday, July 30.

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Bullying in high schools

Florida's legislature is giving hope (literally) to parents of students who are bullied relentlessly in public schools. Florida lawmakers plan to use Hope Scholarships to pay for private school vouchers for vulnerable students to attend private schools. The scholarships will be paid for by redirecting $105 from car registration fees.

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Holy Bible

Swarthmore College, a liberal university in Pennsylvania, is offering a new course next semester that will translate the Bible into queer (or LGBT-friendly) language.

The class, titled “Queering the Bible”, will be instructed by Gwynn Kessler, an associate professor of religion, according to Swarthmore’s course catalog.

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Schoolboy smiling in class

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania teachers have had enough of violent altercations with students in grades K-12. The Harrisburg Education Association says at least 45 teachers have resigned since July and October. More teachers have resigned after October, according to Association President Jody Barksdale.

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Ila Adu

Spelman College alumni are outraged at the historically black all-women college changing its admission policy to exclude biological women for the first time in the school's history.

Spelman College, which is part of the Atlanta University Center, has announced it will ban biological females who identify as men.

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