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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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Want to Go to Harvard or MIT? Now You Can with Free Online Courses

Two of America’s most prestigious universities are doing something that any other private university would consider a sign of clinical insanity. They are offering education, knowledge and enlightenment for free.

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Hawaiian High School Senior Goes 2,000 Days Without Missing School — How’d She Do It?

While many students invent illnesses in order to play hooky, 17-year-old Hawaiian teen Ciara Cetraro has the unique distinction of never missing a day of school in her entire academic career, dating back to kindergarten. She is hoping to graduate on May 19 with a perfect attendance record.

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How Can the Dr. Seuss Book ‘Yertle the Turtle’ Possibly Be Considered ‘Too Political’ by a Canadian School?

Teachers and management in Prince Rupert, a province of British Columbia, Canada, are currently embroiled in a labor dispute. Now one teacher has been scolded for violating a ban on political messages in schools by having a quote from a Dr. Seuss book visible in her car that was parked on school property.

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New Study Reveals Bullied Kids Show Signs of Aging Faster Than Normal

Being bullied or physically abused isn’t just tough on kids emotionally — new research reveals it’s also rough on their bodies, making their DNA actually age faster than it otherwise would.

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Controversy Erupts After Father Secretly Tapes Teachers Verbally Abusing Autistic Son [VIDEO]

Confused by reports that his autistic son had suddenly become violent at school, New Jersey dad Stuart Chaifetz made the child wear a recording device in an attempt get to the bottom of things. Shockingly, he discovered that a teacher and a teacher’s aide were verbally abusing learning-disabled children at Horace Mann Elementary School in the town of Cherry Hill.

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Recent College Graduates Having a Ridiculously Tough Time Finding Work

As the debate rages over whether getting a college degree is worth the money, a new set of statistics is giving many people pause — seems half of recent college grads are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge.

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