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School Zero Tolerance Policies Are Just Intolerable

Zero tolerance policies in schools seem like a good idea, until you realize it's zero tolerance for common sense, too.

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Common Core Gets Ripped By High School Senior

Tennessee high school student schools the board on Common Core

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Ready or Not: WFISD Bond Election Coming In May

WFISD bond election coming in mid-May

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Texas Student Gets Jailed over Truancy-But A Rapist Can get Probation?

That makes it even harder to believe that a judge anywhere, much less Texas, would do this: a teen in the Houston area is jailed over truancy. Truancy? Really? The nasty rapist could get probation but a teen girls gets jail?

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City to Allow Gun Range Near School — Is It Right?

Most city ordinances prevent liquor stores and strip joints from being too close to schools. But what about a gun range?

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School Fined a Whopping $15,000 for Selling Sodas During Lunch

You might not think selling a soft drink during a school lunch period is that big of an issue, but the truth is it could cost a school thousands of dollars.

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Students Won’t ‘Like’ This — Elementary School Threatens Expulsion If Kids Use Facebook

A while back, we told you about the Jewish girls’ school in Brooklyn that instituted a Facebook ban for its students, saying using the social media site violated its religious tenets.

Now an elementary school in Australia is following suit, but its demand that kids delete their Facebook pages has an entirely different reason: it’s an attempt to wipe out cyber-bullying.

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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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