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Chinese School Gives Honors Students the Cold Shoulder By Rewarding Them with Air Conditioning

At a school in China, hard work isn’t just rewarded with success — it’s rewarded with air conditioning, too.

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School Bans Kids from Using Acronyms When Signing Yearbooks

For the past few years, language purists have bemoaned the way “text speak” like LOL and OMG has wormed its way into written communication.

But according to parents, a Georgia elementary school went too far when it made students sign a pledge stating they wouldn’t use acronyms when signing each other’s yearbooks.

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Local Pest Control Expert Reveals What’s Up With All The Black Beetles

I swear, you can’t go anywhere in Wichita Falls these days without running into them. The large, black, ground beetle that seems to be everywhere this year.

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Half of Recent College Grads Don’t Have Full-Time Jobs

The unemployment rate for college graduates is lower than that for people without degrees, but that doesn’t mean they’re having an easy time of it.

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What Are the 10 Best High Schools in America?

US News & World Report has released its list of the best high schools in America, teaming up with the Washington, DC-based American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world.

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Texas School Has Been Misspelling Its Own Name for Nearly Nine Years

An elementary school in Forth Worth, Texas, is finally correcting its name after having misspelled it for nearly nine years. Oops! That can’t bode well for literacy rates.

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Indiana Mom Stirs Up Big Trouble By Sending Gay Son to School with a Stun Gun to Confront Bullies

An Indiana mother is making headlines today because she sent her 17-year old gay son, Darnell Young, to school at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis one day last month armed with a stun gun to protect himself against bullies.

Now the teen is facing expulsion.

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From Homeless to Harvard – Incredibly Determined Teen Reaches the Ivy Leagues

People always say, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” but Dawn Loggins, an 18-year-old student from North Carolina, actually experienced this life lesson in one of the most heart-wrenching ways.

Finding herself homeless several times and earning a living as her high school’s janitor, her dreams of a better life finally came true when she got accepted to Harvard University.

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