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Posted Friday, April 29, 2016 by WLRH News

Shane Kennedy directs the Heritage Ringers, one of the longest-running performing groups in the Huntsville area. Shane knows the complexities of playing handbells and working with a handbell choir; he talked with WLRH's Beth Norwood on Friday's Morning Blend about music, techniques, arrangements and other special details of the Ringers' upcoming spring concert. Their conversation, and some magical music, follows...

  • Kennedy Park, 4, is in her second year of pre-K in Camden. All 3- and 4-year-old kids qualify for two years of preschool in New Jersey's lowest-income cities.

    Posted Saturday, April 30, 2016 by NPR News

    In 1997, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered millions of dollars in additional funding to 31 of the poorest school districts in the state. Camden alone spends about $23,000 per student per year.

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