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April 11, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Round-up: Students killed in Calif. bus crash, study finds e-books hurt reading comprehension

Bus crash claims lives of students taking college tour: At least 10 people were killed and dozens hospitalized when a FedEx truck crashed into a tour bus taking Los Angeles-area high-school students to a college tour in Northern California on Thursday. The bus was headed to Humboldt State University for a two-day Preview Plus program designed for low-income and first-generation prospective students.

Oregon’s special-education students now eligible for financial aid (The Oregonian): Students in Oregon who have earned modified high-school diplomas are once again eligible for financial aid following reversal of an earlier federal ruling. At issue was whether the state’s modified diploma qualified as a genuine high-school diploma.

Study finds students comprehend more when reading actual books (The New York Times): Researchers from West Chester University found students who read e-books often skip over the text itself and only pay attention to the books’ interactive features.

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