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Should Kids Go to School Year-Round? [POLL]

The two-and-a-half-month summer vacation that kids get was a mid-19th century compromise between rural school districts, which had children who needed to help out on the family farm, and urban districts, which often dealt with extreme heat in the summer.

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8 Back-to-School Items Your Kids Really Need — The Funnies

As the summer winds down you’re counting down the days to freedom. Admit it — you can’t wait for your kids to go back to school.

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What Are the Top Party Schools in America?

With amateur boozehounds, junkies and derelicts of all shapes and sizes now flocking to makeshift dormitory brothels on the campuses of some of the finest facilities of higher education across the United States, we thought the time was right to unleash the list of the 2012 top party schools in America.

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MIT Students Create Ingenious Way to Strike It Rich in the Lottery — Dollars and Sense

The odds of striking it rich in the lottery are remarkably small, but apparently it really helps if you’re a math genius.

Several years ago, a group of students from the famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology cracked the lottery code that enabled them to win millions of dollars — and state officials did nothing to stop it.

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Are ‘Street Smarts’ More Important Than Book Smarts? [POLL]

While receiving a formal education is the recommended path to success in the United States, plenty of people have made comfortable lives for themselves by relying on the skills they were able to acquire outside a classroom setting.

So does this mean “street smarts” are as important as “book smarts?”

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You May Not Believe How Much Parents Will Spend On Back-to-School Supplies This Year [POLL]

For a kid, there may be nothing more depressing than the first advertisements for back-to-school sales, which remind them that their summer vacation won’t last forever.

The only thing more depressing for parents may be the cost of sending their little ones back to a new classroom.

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Report Finds Penn State Showed ‘Total Disregard’ for Victims in Sex-Abuse Scandal [VIDEO]

An investigation into the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has revealed that other university leaders “repeatedly concealed critical facts” that could have stopped the abuse long before it was made public.

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Russian Teacher Orders Students to Take a Bizarre 23-Hour Exam

Final exams are never fun, but for one university class in Russia, their test was particularly bad.

Not only did the instructor treat the class as her own personal happy hour, she also made it an impromptu sleepover.

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