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CNNMoney: What's missing for back-to-school? 135,000 teachersupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 15:21:00

More children are crowding into classrooms in Modesto, Calif. Parents are paying extra to send their kids to full-day kindergarten in Queen Creek, Ariz. And the school buses stopped rolling in one St. Louis area school district.

Montana city's sex ed plans draw fireupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 03:36:00

A proposed health curriculum in Helena, Montana, public schools has riled up some parents who say it starts teaching students about sex far too early.

Sex education for kids in kindergarten?updated: Fri Jul 16 2010 03:36:00

A school district in Montana is considering a curriculum that would teach sex education to kids as young as 5 years old.

Meat cleaver attack leaves nine deadupdated: Thu May 13 2010 01:27:00

A murder-suicide in China leaves seven kindergarten students and two adults dead. CNN's John Vause reports.

China: School killer in property disputeupdated: Thu May 13 2010 01:27:00

The man who hacked seven kindergarten students and two women to death in northwestern China owned the building where the attack occurred and was in a property dispute with the school, police said, according to state-run media.

What's driving attacks on China's kids?updated: Mon May 03 2010 10:11:00

What's behind a series of violent attacks on young students in China? CNN's Jaime Florcruz reports.

Execution does not stop Chinese knife attacksupdated: Mon May 03 2010 10:11:00

Early in the morning on March 23, Zheng Minsheng walked in front of an elementary school in Fujian province. Wielding a knife, he attacked the students who happened to be around, killing eight and wounding several others.

Man with knife attacks kindergarten in Chinaupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 12:17:00

At least 28 children were injured when a man with a knife attacked a kindergarten in east China on Thursday morning, state media said.

Little improvement in 4th-graders' reading skillsupdated: Wed Mar 24 2010 21:26:00

The national report card for reading by fourth-graders was flat for 2009 compared with 2007, leaving Education Secretary Arne Duncan unsatisfied with the trend.

106 backpacks for the children of Moberlyupdated: Sun Nov 22 2009 11:01:00

Every Friday afternoon, the backpacks are placed carefully on the floors of the hallways in the elementary schools of Moberly, Missouri.

The day my name got changedupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 09:42:00

The case of the New Mexico hotelier who required Latino employees to adopt English names and avoid speaking Spanish at work reminds us of the need for balance as we grapple with cultural evolution in America. Jaycee Dugard's Abduction Haunted Her Young Classmatesupdated: Sun Sep 06 2009 22:26:00

"Everybody was scared," a former student recalls, "and the parents were even more scared than the kids" PHOTO: Gosselin Sextuplets Start Schoolupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 14:26:00

Jon and Kate see Collin, Hannah, Leah, Joel, Aaden and Alexis off to pre-K Gosselin Kids Go Back to Schoolupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 17:27:00

The twins start third grade and the sextuplets head to junior kindergarten The Bonus: What's next for Lance Stephenson? The world will find out soonupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 16:28:00

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Less than two minutes into his Public Schools Athletic League semifinal, Lance Stephenson, the leading scorer in New York schoolboy history, pilfers a cross-court pass and pushes the ball up the middle. Inside a stuffy Carnesecca Arena, the one they call "Born Ready" looks back at a defender and gauges his lead. No Boys & Girls High player can catch him. His Abraham Lincoln High teammates stop near half court and watch. Approaching the rim, the 6-foot-6, 200-pound wunderkind wags his tongue and elevates for a thundering right-handed dunk.

Data: U.S. teachers contracted to work longer than G-8 counterpartsupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 19:40:00

Teachers in the United States are contracted to work more hours than their counterparts in other Group of Eight countries, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Education.

I spy ... future gamblers in your kindergarten class?updated: Wed Mar 04 2009 17:56:00

Is your kindergartner easily distracted? Maybe a little hyper? This might seem like typical child behavior but a new study published in the March 2009 issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine suggests it could be a red flag for a potential gambling addiction as he or she ages.

Is your child a gambler?updated: Wed Mar 04 2009 17:56:00

It may be possible to tell if a kindergartner will become an adult gambler. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Children of foreclosure falling behind in schoolupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 17:08:00

Some of the people hit hardest by this bad economy are the youngest. Almost 2 million children nationwide have had or will have their lives disrupted by home foreclosures, according to one study.

Bringing song to Obama's inauguration, students savor fameupdated: Tue Jan 20 2009 13:18:00

There was no shortage of superstars in Washington this week, including the middle school students of Atlanta, Georgia's Ron Clark Academy.

Kids sing at inaugurationupdated: Tue Jan 20 2009 13:18:00

Students from Atlanta's Ron Clark Academy sing "Dear Obama" on the inauguration grounds.

The accidentupdated: Wed Dec 17 2008 16:29:00

Don King discusses the day Jonathan took his own life.

Children forced into cell-like school seclusion roomsupdated: Wed Dec 17 2008 16:29:00

A few weeks before 13-year-old Jonathan King killed himself, he told his parents that his teachers had put him in "time-out."

Banning sugar at schoolupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 11:00:00

Dr. Yvonne Sanders-Butler banned sugar at her school with great results. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

10 years later, school still sugar free and proudupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 11:00:00

The children in the cafeteria drink low-fat milk, shovel corn kernels on their sporks and munch on tuna sandwiches on wheat.

Hit the slopes without busting the budgetupdated: Mon Nov 10 2008 15:31:00

Forget the beach. Bridget Kerr, 10, would rather play in the snow. Jennifer Aniston Shares Water Wisdom with Kidsupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 06:53:00

A spokeswoman for bottled water, the actress tells elementary school children about "water nutrition"

Only seconds before tornadoupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 21:58:00

A 15-year-old describes being in the middle of a tornado at a Boy Scout camp.

4 teens remembered as model Scoutsupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 21:58:00

Four Boy Scouts who died Wednesday when a tornado swept through a wilderness camp were remembered for the very qualities that had brought them to the camp in the first place. China Police Face Off With Protestsupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 10:00:00

Chinese police cordoned off quake-hit schools and towns Thursday in an apparent attempt to quell protests by parents angry over shoddy school construction

Parents' losses compounded by China's one-child policyupdated: Thu May 15 2008 09:30:00

Li Yunxia wipes away tears as rescue crews dig through the ruins of a kindergarten class that has buried her only child -- a 5-year-old boy.

Weak dams threaten villagesupdated: Thu May 15 2008 09:30:00

Officials warn of dangers from dams weakened in the earthquake in China. CNN's Eunice Yoon explains.

Five surprising salariesupdated: Wed Apr 09 2008 09:07:00

Much has been made of people who live beyond their means. When you see a neighbor bring home a fancy new car, you can't help but wonder how she can afford it on her salary. However, you can't assume you know how much she (or anybody) makes unless you've seen her tax returns.

Alleged third-grader plotupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 18:17:00

CNN's Sunny Hostin looks at the legal ramifications of an alleged plot to harm a third-grade teacher. Kelli Anderson: Brook and Robin Lopez are proving that Stanford's latest story line updated: Wed Feb 20 2008 14:16:00

There are a few areas in which you challenge Brook and Robin Lopez -- the twin 7-foot sophomores who anchor ninth-ranked Stanford -- at your peril. Take trivia about their hero, Walt Disney. You will not stump them. Where did Walt grow up? "Born in Illinois, moved to Marceline, Missouri," says Brook, as he sits on steps inside Maples Pavilion. Donald Duck's first cartoon? "The Wise Little Hen." When did Steamboat Willie come out? "November 18, 1928," he says, shooting you a withering who-doesn't-know-that? look. Where Students Can't Hugupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 17:00:00

Draconian bans on public displays of affection in a growing number of schools have parents and students up in arms. Has the concern about harassment gone too far? Teacher Who Fled With Boy Arrestedupdated: Sat Nov 03 2007 09:00:00

A female schoolteacher and the 13-year-old boy she allegedly ran away with have been arrested in Mexico, a prosecutor said Saturday Birth Control for Kids?updated: Thu Oct 18 2007 14:00:00

The outcry over Portland, Maine's decision to provide the pill to young girls shows that adults still have trouble discussing sex with each other, much less with our kids

Contraceptives for 6th-gradersupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 12:45:00

A plan to offer birth control to middle school students angers parents, but passes. WGME's Jeff Peterson reports.

Kids use yoga to learn mythology, fight pre-test jittersupdated: Mon Oct 08 2007 11:08:00

Fourth-grade teacher Elisabeth Beckwith wants her students at Fernbank Elementary School in Decatur, Georgia, to pay attention to a lesson on Greek mythology. Sixth Graders Take on Wall Street updated: Fri Sep 07 2007 16:00:00

A trailblazing Chicago school starts economic education early to give inner-city black kids a leg up

Money Magazine: Buy. Hold. Profit. Give Back.updated: Fri Jul 06 2007 04:38:00

John W. Rogers Jr. is a patient man. The head of Ariel Capital Management in Chicago and manager of the flagship Ariel Fund, Rogers typically holds a stock for four or five years, an eternity compared with the 14-month holding period of the average mutual fund.

Money Magazine: Buy. Hold. Profit. Give Back.updated: Sun Jul 01 2007 00:00:00

John W. Rogers Jr. is a patient man. The head of Ariel Capital Management in Chicago and manager of the flagship Ariel Fund (ARGFX), Rogers typically holds a stock for four or five years, an eternity compared with the 14-month holding period of the average mutual fund. In the past decade his fund has earned nearly 14% a year, beating the market by more than five percentage points annually and outperforming three-quarters of all similar funds. Rogers has pulled off this feat while investing much of his own time in two problems that many other leaders have long since given up on: improving inner-city schools and encouraging African Americans to save and invest more. Rogers donates a hefty share of his firm's profits, helps design teaching curriculums, meets with children and educators, and brings students along to board meetings. Here too, patience is paying off: 80% of the eighth-graders who graduate from Ariel Community Academy have been accepted to elite high schools in the Chicago Balancing actupdated: Wed Feb 14 2007 12:47:00

Not one to shy away from a class project or school activity, Maggie Ronan has refused to be pigeonholed by one task. The 10 Spot: Feb. 9, 2007updated: Fri Feb 09 2007 09:46:00

A hot trend in the publishing industry these days is children's books "written" by sports stars. Alex Rodriguez released his effort, Out of the Ballpark, this week, featuring a baseball-crazed boy named Alex who makes an error in a key game because he's trying so darn hard. That joins, among others, Terrell Owens' trenchant Little T Learns to Share. (T.O. apparently hails from the "write what you don't know" school.) Here are some other children's books that we can imagine being penned by sport figures:

Martin Luther King Jr.: Your Opinionupdated: Tue Jan 16 2007 19:49:00

CNN Student News asked viewers for their thoughts on this question: "Who embodies the vision and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today?" Here is a sampling of the responses we've received, some of which have been edited.

Study: Teens getting high on legal drugsupdated: Thu Dec 21 2006 09:01:00

Slightly fewer adolescents abused illegal drugs and alcohol in 2006, but fairly high numbers of them continued to abuse prescription narcotics, according to a new study.

No excuses or short cuts at Atlanta charter school updated: Mon Oct 02 2006 15:11:00

Students at the West Atlanta Young Scholars Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, are expected to go to college.

Pluto's demotion not a cause for classroom panicupdated: Fri Aug 25 2006 10:55:00

Science teachers consider Pluto's flunking out of planet status a plus rather than a minus.

Your Opinion: Flag burningupdated: Thu Aug 24 2006 18:07:00

One story we brought you this week concerned a teacher who, as part of a class exercise, burned the American flag in a civics lesson for seventh graders. We asked for your opinion on the story, and here are a few of your responses, some of which have been edited:

No child left out of the dodgeball game?updated: Sun Aug 20 2006 18:55:00

As more of America's school-age children are growing fatter, the physical education curriculum that might help them win the fight is gasping for air, says a recently released report.

Money Magazine: Everything You Know About Kids and Money is Wrongupdated: Tue Aug 01 2006 00:01:00

AMERICAN STUDENTS MAY BE POOR AT MATH, but when it comes to understanding the money in their lives, they are positively bankrupt. A recent national survey testing high school seniors about basic fi...

At home and school, kids are sedentaryupdated: Tue Jun 20 2006 10:08:00

At home, the phrase "Go watch TV" to kids has replaced "Go outside and play" in many families. At school, the daily hour of recess is dwindling. The combination is contributing to many kids not getting enough exercise, according to some experts.

Red Cross opens storm sheltersupdated: Tue Jun 13 2006 08:03:00

The Red Cross has opened the following emergency shelters in Florida for people affected by Tropical Storm Alberto:

Your e-mails: 'Moment I'll never forget'updated: Sat Jan 28 2006 07:20:00 asked readers to share their most vivid memories of the day of the Challenger disaster. That day, millions watching the shuttle take off realized, at the same moment, something had gone terribly wrong. Here is a sampling of those responses, some of which have been edited:

CNNMoney: Soda makers aim to sweeten imageupdated: Wed Aug 17 2005 09:38:00

Preteens have another reason to wish they were older.

An education in organizationupdated: Fri Aug 12 2005 09:24:00

Ever made a midnight run to buy poster board for a school project due the next morning? Afraid of what forms, homework and other forgotten but important pieces of paper might be unearthed in a thorough backpack search? Have a Top 10 list of excuses for missed assignments?


Whether you are the parent of a toddler with a burgeoning vocabulary, a kindergartener just learning to read or a 12-year-old headed off to middle school for the first time, there are days when you...

An education in goin' old schoolupdated: Mon Jul 19 2004 09:52:00

There are lots of ways to tell you're officially old. There's a "Sixteen Candles" remake in the works. Madonna's writing children's books. And you go to a David Byrne concert to find yourself surrounded by 50-year-olds. OK, that kind of makes sense since Byrne's hair is now completely gray.

Money Magazine: Each One Teach One With the average college grad $20,000 in debt, our kids need to learn more about finance. updated: Tue Jun 01 2004 00:01:00

For my son Jake, who is now nine and may be none too pleased that I'm telling this story, learning to ride a bike was difficult. His dad and I tried everything we could think of to get him to balan...

Political battle surges over Bush education policyupdated: Thu Jan 08 2004 13:18:00

Gearing up for an election-year fight over the centerpiece of his education agenda, President Bush hailed his "historic" No Child Left Behind Act Thursday and announced he will seek a substantial increase in its funding for 2005.


It's lunch hour at the Kent Denver School. The cafeteria is serving chicken over rice. Backpacks lie strewn across the common area. Some students sit and do homework, others sprawl on couches and t...

Fortune: Tapping the Last Big Labor Pool The right training programs can turn people in dead-end jobs, as well as the unemployed, into baupdated: Mon Sep 04 2000 00:01:00

It wasn't one of the usual explanations for a plant closing. In early May, Dana Corp. announced it was shutting down an injection-molding facility in Marine City, just northeast of Detroit, where s...

Fortune: To Fix Schools, Discriminate on Spendingupdated: Mon Sep 04 2000 00:01:00

The presidential candidates have seized on education in the hope of finding an issue that will ignite voter excitement. Bush's and Gore's plans differ in nuance, but both men advocate policies that...

Fortune: Nashville Online a case study: has the internet changed anything at all? For all the hype, the Internet sometimes seems like jusupdated: Mon Jul 06 1998 00:01:00

I've come to Nashville to find out if and how the Internet has changed life for normal people--for folks who aren't programming for Microsoft or writing columns for FORTUNE. I'm thinking of the cit...


Lillian Micko had a vision. It was around five o'clock one evening last spring. She was pulling out of a McDonald's drive-through in her hometown of Mount Laurel, N.J. with her boys Danny, 11, and ...


7:46 a.m.: The mother's face tightens into a fist: "It isn't fair! The other kid started the trouble with my boy yesterday." The mother nearly shouts the words into the face of the principal of P.S...

Money Magazine: A POTENTIAL 48% GAIN PUTS THESE EDUCATION STOCKS AT THE HEAD OF THE CLASSupdated: Mon Jan 01 1996 00:01:00

YOU KNOW THE BULL MARKET IS LONG IN THE hoof when a tightwad like me is attracted to three small growth stocks that each rose 100% or better in 1995. Yet I'm convinced that as long as the bulls don...


Ask educators to name the nation's top public school systems, and you're likely to get a familiar list of tony suburban districts such as New Trier on Chicago's North Shore; Newton, west of Boston;...

Fortune: WHAT COMPANIES ARE DOINGupdated: Mon Nov 29 1993 00:01:00

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Fortune: WHY KIDS LOVE COMPUTER NETS Using technology to escape the bounds of the classroom, children are learning to work in ways you neupdated: Mon Sep 20 1993 00:01:00

THE RALPH BUNCHE public school sits squarely in Harlem, surrounded by the splintered glass and concrete trappings of inner-city life. Nearby avenues echo with police sirens, blaring music, and angr...

Money Magazine: THE WORLD'S BEST 5 IDEAS JAPAN How to fix our grade schoolsupdated: Tue Jun 01 1993 00:01:00

If you live in a suburban U.S. school district that isn't plagued by violence or a high dropout rate, you may think that only our inner-city schools need improvement. Test statistics say you're wro...

Fortune: HOW BUSINESS CAN HELP THE SCHOOLS Results from the fourth annual FORTUNE poll of companies show more commitment to education -- updated: Mon Nov 16 1992 00:01:00

THE EDUCATION message is getting through. When asked how concerned corporations were about the problems in American public schools, 98% of the companies responding to FORTUNE's fourth annual educat...

Fortune: MOST DANGEROUS AND ENDANGERED As both victims and perpetrators of crime and other pathologies, America's boys updated: Mon Aug 10 1992 00:01:00

WHEN DETROIT announced a plan to open three all-male, all-black public schools last year, the National Organization for Women and the American Civil Liberties Union rose up and defeated it. In resp...

Fortune: WHY KIDS SHOULD LEARN ABOUT WORK They don't know much now. For a better work force -- with a better work ethic -- updated: Mon Aug 10 1992 00:01:00

WHAT DO KIDS know about the world of work, that mysterious adult realm hidden behind the concrete walls of factories and the reflective windows of office towers? Not much, and not nearly enough to ...

Fortune: 'I'M THE LUCKIEST PERSON I EVER MET' Nine successful men and women tell how they managed to overcome often updated: Mon Aug 10 1992 00:01:00

Carl Bernard, a senior at Connecticut College who considers himself so lucky, credits a teacher and a businessman for his change from a ninth-grade dropout to a campus leader. For many of these sur...

Fortune: HOW BUSINESS HELPS THE SCHOOLS A FORTUNE poll shows that many more companies are spending their education dollars on young childupdated: Mon Oct 21 1991 00:01:00

CORPORATE America's commitment to reading, writing, and arithmetic in 1991 was bigger, broader, and better than ever. Even more encouraging, CEOs of the leading companies believe their considerable...

Fortune: Incredible shrinking humans, a king's troubles, Mario Cuomo's ambition, and other matters. KORRECT IN KINDERGARTENupdated: Mon Sep 23 1991 00:01:00

And now, the item everybody has been waiting for -- the report, promised a fortnight ago, about the ideological attack on Babar the elephant by politically correct educators. We had learned of the ...

Money Magazine: Can Your Kid's School Pass This Quality Test? If you want to make sure your children get the best possible updated: Fri Nov 09 1990 00:01:00

At a time when the news is full of alarming reports of the crisis in U.S. education, how do you know whether your kid's school is doing the job? All parents want their children to get the best educ...

Fortune: Big Applesauce, the Supreme Court gets an editor, sinful moments in tax policy, and other matters. WHY EDUCATION COSTS KEEP RISIupdated: Mon Aug 27 1990 00:01:00

YORKSHIRE, N.Y. -- The parents of a girl who broke her arm in a gym class are seeking $250,000 from the Pioneer Central School District, the school board was told . . . It was the second recent cla...

Money Magazine: CAN YOU AFFORD YOUR KIDS? The answer can be upsetting -- unless you make the right financial moves now to meet the truly staggerupdated: Sun Jul 01 1990 00:01:00

Like most parents, Blake Magee's mother and father want only the best for their 15-month-old son. Since both Jennifer and Donald work, they pay a nanny to take care of Blake (left), and hope to pla...

Fortune: COMPUTERS COME OF AGE IN CLASS And VCRs, laser discs, and telecommunications systems too. Electronics makes updated: Mon May 28 1990 00:01:00

STEVE JOBS remembers vividly the day he began to understand supply and demand. As a 12-year-old visitor to a NASA research center, he started fiddling on a computer with a game called King Hammurab...

Fortune: HOW BUSINESS HELPS SCHOOLS All but 2% of the companies responding to a Fortune poll contribute to educatupdated: Mon May 28 1990 00:01:00

BY NOW it is clear: Corporate involvement in public school reform has become serious business. Since the education system has failed to check the erosion of basic skills, companies are proposing in...

Fortune: HOW WASHINGTON CAN PITCH IN George Bush wants to be Education President. He gets A for rhetoric; Incomplete for updated: Mon May 28 1990 00:01:00

By the year 2000, every child must start school ready to learn. The United States must increase the high school graduation rate to no less than 90%. In critical subjects, at the fourth, eighth, and...

Fortune: MAKING EDUCATION WORK Tutors, mentors, and money help. But business also needs to back radical long-term solutions.updated: Mon May 28 1990 00:01:00

ON THE DAY he was leaving for college, Benny (not his real name) had a last- minute crisis. His mother and her boyfriend, both crack addicts, stole his train fare. At a loss about what to do, Benny...

Fortune: A BIGGER ROLE FOR PARENTS Giving mom and dad a choice of schools is only one of many new programs to pull parents updated: Mon May 28 1990 00:01:00

EDUCATION EXPERTS, hardly a conforming lot, tend to agree on one thing -- the best way to turn out smarter students is for their parents and teachers to work together. Says Bettye Caldwell, a profe...

Money Magazine: Your Stake in Local Schools TOO OFTEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS WASTE YOUR TAX MONEY. HERE'S HOW TO FIX THAT.updated: Tue May 01 1990 00:01:00

America's 83,000 public schools are spending more but educating our 40 million schoolchildren less. Last year, U.S. taxpayers paid about $4,500 per pupil, up an inflation-adjusted 28% just since 19...

Fortune: A LOOK INSIDE A JAPANESE SCHOOL Don't expect fancy fixtures or lots of expensive electronic gadgets. But you will find plenty ofupdated: Mon Dec 04 1989 00:01:00

JAPAN'S STUDENTS score so high against other youngsters in standardized international tests, and its schools turn out such able workers and managers, that the country's educational system has becom...

Fortune: HOW TO HELP AMERICA'S SCHOOLS A FORTUNE conference of corporate leaders, educators, and politicians suggests a wealth of ways toupdated: Mon Dec 04 1989 00:01:00

BUY A BURGER and catch a disturbing glimpse of America's future. When they ring up your order, those bustling teenagers behind most fast-food restaurant counters are pressing pictures of hamburgers...

Fortune: HOW TO SMARTEN UP THE SCHOOLS Will the education crisis torpedo U.S. economic preeminence? Business leaders, stuck with undereduupdated: Mon Feb 01 1988 00:01:00

SO IGNORANT and benighted are many young recruits to the U.S. work force that ) one executive after another has recoiled in horror, gasping with astonishment. These are the troops we're supposed to...

Money Magazine: The best places revisited updated: Sun Nov 01 1987 00:01:00

In your August issue you mentioned that Muskegon, Mich. is the second worst city in the U.S. I disagree with you! When I came to America from Vietnam seven years ago, my family settled in Muskegon ...

Fortune: Democratic Maidens, Infinity in the Big Apple, The Deeper Meaning of Oga, Oga, Boo, Boo, and Other Matters. Only in America (conupdated: Mon Jul 06 1987 00:01:00

Last month some sixth graders in Brandon, Vt. were seen ''drinking, or pretending to drink'' from beer bottles left the night before by ''young adults'' at the playground of the Neshobe Elementary ...

Money Magazine: The ABCs of Making Itupdated: Mon Jun 01 1987 00:01:00

James Underwood memorized every question in the driver's license handbook, then persuaded the exam administrator to test him orally. ''People who can't read and write have very good memories,'' he ...

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