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Students with unusual talents and interests often find themselves uniquely suited to art scholarships, creative scholarships, and many others that require "special" talents.

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The U.S. Department of Education has finished putting meat on the bones of the new Every Student Succeeds Act, the legislation that superseded the No Child Left Behind Act and its heavy emphasis on state standardized tests.

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Each year, a different curator evaluates the artists’ submissions before the recipients of the awards are chosen. This year’s judge was assistant curator at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, in New York’s Brooklyn Museum.

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The “Jimmy Awards,” as they are called, took place at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre, hosted by two-time Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris, now on Broadway in "Fun Home" at Circle in the Square.

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Added Eibler, who won the Shuler Award for his role as Jimmy Winter in West Forsyth’s production of "Nice Work If You Can Get It": “I am so thankful that I was able to accomplish one of my dreams of performing on Broadway. I was honored to be able to learn from current Broadway performers, and will carry forward that knowledge as I pursue my musical theater degree starting this fall.”

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Congress , and President Barack Obama quickly signed it, downplaying the emphasis of test scores as an accountability tool for schools. The federal education agency then had to make rules to operate under the new law, and Education Secretary John B. King Jr. on Thursday announced his department's proposal.

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Participating in community service activities as a high school student can be highly beneficial, and not just in acing a college interview. Students who get involved can expect to reap many benefits from their extracurricular work, than those who don't.

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Neither Milton High School graduate McKenzie Kurtz nor West Forsyth High School grad Nick Eibler took the top prizes at the seventh annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York on Monday. But both nonetheless sounded like winners after the experience.

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The presentation was attended by representatives of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government, as well as international and local non-governmental organizations. The presentation was followed by a discussion, during which attendees had the opportunity to voice their views and recommendations on IDFI’s findings, proposed legislative amendments and in general on improving the existing practice of access to court decisions in the country. IDFI will continue to actively work on this issue and update the public with any developments in this area.