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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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Category: Education
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Should Teachers Be Allowed to Strike? [POLL]

Chicago is in the midst of teacher strike that is affecting roughly 350,000 students.

There is some debate over whether the strike is permitted under Illinois law since the unions' list of grievances extends beyond pay and benefits -- which are the only issues they have the legal right to strike over.

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Schools Cause Furor By Installing Bathroom Cameras — Is It Fair?

Teenagers attending hundreds of schools across Britain are now being watched by Big Brother every time they use the toilet.

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Category: Education, Weird News
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Research Finds That Life Is Just Plain Better If You Graduate from College — Here’s Why

It is a given that college graduates make more money. In fact, according to a new OECD study the average college graduate in America earns over $20,000 a year more than their counterparts without a degree, making the United States one of the best countries in the world to have completed college.

But it turns out there are even more benefits to college.

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Category: Education
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What Type of School Provides Kids with the Best Education? [POLL]

Every child in the United States is entitled to a free public school education. However, according to a new survey from Gallup of 1012 adults, public schools rate lowest among all the education options children have.

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15 Addictive Ways to Waste Time Online Now That the Kids Are Back at School

The school buses are running again, and the kids are out of the house. Finally. With the end of the far-too-long summer break, this return to school days can leave you with a little extra time on your hands during the day, right? Well, maybe not too much, but your daily schedule should ease up a bit, so now what do you do? You get back on the Internet, that’s what.

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Category: Education

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