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She Got $10 for Top Grades, but What She Really Wanted Was 50 Books

  Yanely Reyes Cruz was still a little sleepy Monday morning when Fresno Unified Trustee Keshia Thomas arrived at her fifth-grade classroom at Kirk Elementary School with an armful of books. So Yanely didn't quite remember that a couple of weeks ago, when she was presented a $10 award for...

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, author of 'Beloved,' Dies

NEW YORK — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in "Beloved," ''Song of Solomon" and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced...

How Fresno State Helped Students Save $1 Million on Books

For many college students, taking a class where the textbook is free would be a dream come true. After tuition and room and board, textbooks are the next biggest cost for college students. Between 2002 and 2013, the price of college textbooks rose 82 percent — nearly three times the...