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Student Expelled for Refusing to Wear Tracking Device

Big Brother is watching the students of John Jay High School in San Antonio, Texas. They have all been given RFID badges so the administration will "always know where they are in the building."

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School Forbids 13-Year Old Boy From Growing Mustache For Movember

Gus Hooker of Bedforshire, England has a couple really good reasons to take part in "Movember," the month-long initiative to raise awareness and funds for men's cancer research.

The first is that the 13-year old's grandfather is currently recovery from cancer. The second is that Hooker is the rare 13-year-old who can grow a solid mustache.

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What Are the Best 529 College-Savings Plans — Dollars and Sense

Earlier this week, the investment ratings firm Morningstar released their annual list of the year’s best 529 college-savings plans.

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What Colleges Have the Lowest- and Highest-Paid Graduates? — Dollars and Sense

The dream of many college graduates—to earn a good-enough starting salary to pay off student loans without being rendered homeless or forced into starvation—comes easier or harder depending on where they graduate.

With that in mind, which American colleges offer the worst possible opportunity for a earning a decent entry-level salary, and which offer the best?

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Job Market (Finally) Improving for College Grads — Dollars and Sense

For recent college graduates, the economic downturn and very, very slow recovery of the past few years have been brutal. But things may be looking up.

According to the Job Outlook 2013 survey, employers are on track to hire 13 percent more graduates from the class of 2013 than they did for those who walked away with their degrees in 2012.

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Outrage After Male Vice Principal Spanks Female High School Student

Springtown (Texas) High School sophomore Taylor Santos had a difficult decision to make after her teacher determined that she allowed a classmate to copy her work: she could either serve two days of in-school suspension, or get paddled.

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Category: Education, Texas News
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What Are the Most Educated Countries in the World?

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its Education at a Glance 2012 report, and two of its conclusions jumped out at us: 1) countries that spend more on education tend to have more highly educated populations, and 2) the more educated you are, the more likely you are to be employed.

While that may not sound too surprising, it’s an important reminder of just how valuable education is in the current globalized economy—especially following a calamity like the 2008 financial collapse and subsequent recession that America is still ever-so-slowly recovering from.

Taken as a whole, the report is a good indicator of which countries are the most educated, and, helpfully, the OECD showed us how they made those determinations.

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Category: Education, World News
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Autistic Boy Denied Lunch at School Because Parents Owed Money — Is It Fair? [POLL]

Parents of a 5-year-old autistic boy are upset with their son’s school because, they say, the staff refused to feed him lunch due to an unpaid bill and left him to finish out the remainder of the day hungry.

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