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NJ Makes It Harder for Potential High School Dropouts to… Well, Drop Out

Sorry kids, but dropping out of high school in New Jersey may soon become more of a challenge.

As of now the Garden State requires that those between the ages of 6 and 16 attend school regularly, but a new bill being discussed in the state’s senate seeks to raise the mandatory age of high school attendance to 18.

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5 African American Icons Your Kids Can Write Black History Month Projects On

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If you are the parent of a school-age child you know the month of February means its time for a Black History Month project. W

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Are Teachers Overpaid or Underpaid? – Survey of the Day

Although it varies from state to state, the average salary of a public school teacher in the United States is about $50,000 a year. For comparison sake, the average full-time worker in any profession has a median personal income of about $39,000 a year. Are teachers getting the better end of the stick?

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Twitter Helps Shy Students Take Part in Classroom Discussions Without Saying a Word

Twitter isn’t just a place for news or idle chatter. In fact, a new study reveals the microblogging service could be a powerful tool for educators, too.

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What to Teach Your Kids About Money, and When You Should Do It — Dollars and Sense

A solid education is important for kids. But while you’re busy making sure their reading and math skills are up to par, don’t forget to teach them about money, too — it could keep them from falling into bad habits later on.

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To Learn More, Don’t Study Harder — Take a Nap

While dreams are still largely a mystery, some scientists now believe they may actually help us learn.

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Seniors Can Think Just as Quickly as College Students

While it’s generally assumed that our ability to think quickly diminishes as we age, a new study indicates that isn’t always so. In fact, the decision-making skills of older people can parallel even those of college students.

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Police Shoot and Kill Armed Eighth-Grader in Texas School

In Brownsville, Texas on Wednesday, an armed eighth-grader "engaged" police officers in the hall way of his school where officers then shot and killed the student.

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