American jazz legend Wynton Marsalis brings jazz music, message of unity to young Cubans

Wynton Marsalis brings music, message to Cuba

Argh, classmates! Johnny Depp visits UK school after kids ask for pirate lessons

Argh, classmates! Pirate Johnny Depp at UK school

Arr classmates! Johnny Depp in surprise visit to UK school, after kids ask for pirate lessons

Arr classmates! Pirate Johnny Depp at UK school

RI’s Brown University names hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean visiting fellow in Africana studies

Wyclef Jean named fellow at RI’s Brown University

‘In his DNA’: A comic book collector’s donation helps him discover the fine art of letting go

Comic book collector learns fine art of letting go

1970s college-student upheaval rocks academia for laughs, in A.R. Gurney’s ‘Office hours’

Students kickin’ the old school in ‘Office Hours’

Troubles of US education system get big screen close-up in 4 new documentaries

Troubles of US education get big screen close-up

Facebook founder tells Winfrey why he’s friending Newark, NJ, schools with $100M donation

Facebook CEO makes $100M gift to NJ school

On what would have been Ray Charles’ 80th birthday, his namesake library opens in Los Angeles

Ray Charles Memorial Library opens in L.A.

Facebook friending Newark, NJ, schools; it could mean big education changes for battered city

Facebook founder’s $100M gift could change Newark

Troubles of U.S. education system get big screen close up in 4 new documentaries

Education in U.S. gets big screen close up

Friending a whole school system: Facebook founder giving $100 million to Newark, NJ, district

Facebook founder giving $100M to Newark schools

Troubled school system in NJ’s biggest city to receive $100M donation from Facebook founder

Newark, NJ, schools to get $100M Facebook donation

Decades after last hit, ’70s rockers Kansas carry on _ now playing with college symphonies

Rockers Kansas carry on, play with college groups

Microsoft’s Gates joins ‘Superman’ mission to promote film on fixing public schools

Microsoft’s Gates joins ‘Superman’ school mission

Watch out Emeril! Teens raise money for New Orleans cooking school, hope for culinary stardom

Future chefs help raise money for cooking school

They Might Be Giants band to help launch new K-12 arts education website for Kennedy Center

Kennedy Center to feature They Might Be Giants

Hank Aaron sad for Bonds, Clemens, baseball in wake of steroids stories

Aaron ’saddened’ by Bonds, Clemens steroid stories

Teens flock to camps based on TV series ‘Glee,’ say show has made choirs cool for school year

Teens mimic ‘Glee’ at summer camp and into fall

Twinkling toes on tap at the White House for first event in new series celebrating dance

Michelle Obama hosts first White House dance event

‘Bed Intruder’ songster tries to turn Web fame into a future; some says he’s being exploited

‘Bed Intruder’ songster turning fame into a future

In with the new for Emmy comedies, in with the old for drama

Split personality for Emmy Awards

Emmy had a split personality this year. Television’s annual awards show honored hot new broadcast comedies “Modern Family” and “Glee,” while sticking with more familiar favorites from cable in drama.

Billionaire Broad chooses downtown LA site for art museum after getting committee approval

Billionaire picks downtown LA site for art museum

For some college freshmen, essays on summer reading assignments pay off with prizes, tuition

Colleges award prizes, tuition for summer reading

Depleted WAC looking at rebuilding _ again _ after ’selfish’ departures

WAC commish calls latest departures ’selfish’

Zach Galifianakis’ reading for children at North Carolina library also draws adults

Galifianakis’ children’s reading attracts adults

In polyglot Lebanon, some fear Arabic language is losing ground

Lebanon tries to retain Arabic in polyglot culture

Breakthrough role propels Donnie Yen from shadow of action co-stars Jackie Chan, Jet Li

Yen emerges from shadow of action stars Chan, Li

Tom Sherak re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Tom Sherak re-elected president of film academy

Breakthrough role propels Donnie Yen from shadow of Jackie Chan, Jet Li

Yen emerges from shadow of Chan, Li

HONG KONG — For years, Donnie Yen worked in the shadow of Jackie Chan and Jet Li. Having fought both on-screen, the 47-year-old actor was considered a worthy opponent but not necessarily a leading man in his own right.

Last Carnegie Hall tenant forced from studios that nourished a century of America’s top talent

Last Carnegie Hall resident forced out of towers

Brother of famed Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher, father of Michael Jackson’s co-executor dies at 86

Brother of famed Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher dies

From regal to ruin: 100-year-old Gilded Age mansion quietly crumbles outside Philadelphia

Regal ruins: palatial mansion near Philly crumbles

Educators turn to gross-out humor for boys as study sounds alarm on reading achievement

Boys trail girls in reading; can fart jokes help?

Pat Haden to replace embattled Southern California athletic director Mike Garrett

Garrett out, Haden in as USC athletic director

Coming soon to campus near you: Schools raise cash through Hollywood filming

Calif. schools seek Hollywood deals to raise cash

Colleges become reluctant allies in fighting online music, movie piracy under new rules

New rules bring online piracy fight to US campuses

High school students make Broadway debut; 5 win college scholarships at music theater awards

HS students make B’way debut; 5 win scholarships

High school students make Broadway debut, compete in NYC for music theater awards

HS students compete for top music theater awards

High school students making Broadway debut, competing in NYC for music theater awards

HS students compete for top music theater awards

The 100 Percenters: Inner-city boys school marks first graduation, sends 107 to college

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Books telling gay and lesbian stories for young people become a survival tool for LGBT teens

Books with gay themes for young readers take off

Study finds small high schools in NYC show improved graduation rates for struggling students

Small NYC high schools found to boost achievement

LA teacher puts hip-hop beat to algebra and raps math songs to drill concepts into pupils

LA teacher makes algebra cool with a hip-hop beat

LA teacher puts algebra formulas to rap music to help inner-city middle schoolers learn

LA teacher raps to students to teach algebra

White House accentuates the positive, obscures the negative for Supreme Court nominee Kagan

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Kansas official says smaller Big 12 schools offered money to Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma

Big 12 wheeling, dealing explained

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins said Wednesday that the five Big 12 schools in danger of being left without a conference came up with a plan that included offering money to keep Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma in the league.

Big 12 commish says league ready to cash in with new TV deals, even with 10 schools

Promise of bigger TV dollars drove Big 12 survival

College students get a taste of Hollywood as Student Academy Award winners

Student Academy Award winners experience Hollywood

Indonesians cast aside social taboos to grapple with first-ever celebrity sex-tape scandal

Celeb sex-tape scandal hits taboos in Indonesia