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NEWS: Furloughs, Lazy Passwords, Swine Flu

Just your typical Friday morning news roundup.

Furloughs alter teachers' schedules, paychecks Atalanta Journal Constitution
The teacher furloughs — believed to be a first for Georgia — are altering the schedules and paychecks of the majority of the state’s 120,000 school teachers.

Ohio high school tightens computer security after cheating scandal Cleveland.com
a 17-year-old boy got access to a computer file containing world studies tests when he figured out that some teachers hadn't changed a generic password -- the word "admin" -- when they received classroom computers two years ago.

Want a Rich, Happy Country? Start Young Newsweek
The trend's most prominent spokesperson is probably Shakira, the Colombian pop singer who is also a founder of a group known as ALAS.

Government to advise schools on what to do when swine flu strikes AP
“We hope no schools have to close, but realistically, some schools will close this fall,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said this week during a forum with administration officials that was broadcast online.

Beach school board member resigns LA Times
A Long Beach school board member who is being sought by authorities and has not attended a board meeting in three months has resigned, district officials said Thursday.

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