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LeVar Burton Recalls Reading Rainbow’s $5.4 Million Raise in Emotional Video

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It was barely 6 a.m. in California when LeVar Burton clicked “submit” on the Kickstarter campaign that, in just over a month, would go on to become the fifth-most successful in the crowdfunding site’s history.

More than 105,000 backers pledged a total of $5,408,815 to bring Reading Rainbow, Burton’s educational TV classic which ran from 1983 to 2006, back to life — this time, in a web version.

The campaign broke the record for most donors for a single project, beating out the similar pushes…

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Berklee Hits High Note With New Online Music Degree

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The Berklee College of Music is trying to keep you off campus

The top-notch school in Boston is rolling out a new undergraduate degree option for students next fall, in music business and music production. While the school has taught courses online for the past 12 years, this is the first time students can earn a degree via the Internet

Berklee isn’t alone in this advancement. Plenty of colleges, like the University of Massachusetts,…

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10 Fresh Vegetarian Recipes for Your Summer Cookout

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The beauty of summer cooking is its simplicity. Head to the local farmer’s market and you’ll find tons of fresh, seasonal vegetables that taste equally delicious on their own or cooked into dishes

After a long, cold winter full of heavy, protein-rich meals, summer is the best time to take a break from meat and embrace the best foods nature has to offer.

Mashable asked the Institute of Culinary Education to share a few fresh, vegetarian…

‘Reading Rainbow’ Kickstarter Ends With $5.4 Million (Take Our Word for It)

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LeVar Burton’s campaign to raise $1 million on Kickstarter has reached the end of the rainbow, finishing its 35-day crowdfunding effort with a $5.4 million pot of gold

The donations from 105,855 backers will be used to bring Burton’s cult TV classic, Reading Rainbow, to a new generation of readers by building a web version for families at home, creating a classroom version for teachers and providing free access to it for schools in need.

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Starbucks Plans to Send Its Employees to College for Free

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People working at Starbucks just got a lot smarter, literally.

The coffee chain plans to launch a new program on Monday that will pay for its employees to attend online college classes at Arizona State University

I believe it will lower attrition, it’ll increase performance, it’ll attract and retain better people,” Starbucks CEO Howard D. Schultz told the New York Times.

The program will be available to any of…

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8 Delightful Doughnut Recipes to Make at Home

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Happy National Doughnut Day, lovers of deep-fried, circular, yeasty goodness.

It’s tough to beat a fresh doughnut from your favorite shop, but it’s surprisingly worthwhile to make your own at home

Though the prospect of a pot of hot oil may intimidate some, with a little bit of precaution and patience, you’ll be making doughnuts as good (if not better) than the ones from your local hot spot.

Mashable consulted the pastry experts at the

NASA, Khan Academy Team Up for STEM Education

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YouTube education sensation the Khan Academy debuted a series of tutorials on astronomy and space exploration made in collaboration with NASA Thursday.

The announcement at the fourth annual White House Science Fair made it clear that the new tutorials are meant to generate more interest in science, technology, engineering and math (also known as STEM) education.

The tutorials on Khan Academy, a non-profit, educational website,…

‘Reading Rainbow’ Kickstarter Doubles Goal, Soaring to $2 Million

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Like a butterfly in the sky going twice as high, LeVar Burton’s campaign to bring back Reading Rainbow has doubled its Kickstarter goal of $1 million, eclipsing $2 million Thursday.

After reaching the $1 million mark Wednesday on the campaign’s first day, supporters continued to flood the crowdfunding website with donations. Around 4 p.m. ET Thursday, the campaign hit $2 million, with 33 days remaining for people to contribute.

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$1 Million in 1 Day: ‘Reading Rainbow’ Kickstarter Earns Pot of Gold

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You did it, Internet readers. In just half a day, LeVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow campaign to raise $1 million on crowdfunding website Kickstarter has reached its seven-figure goal.

The money from nearly 23,000 donors will be used to bring Burton’s cult TV classic to a new generation of readers by building a web version for families at home, creating a classroom version for teachers and providing free access to it for schools in need.