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Texas School Has Been Misspelling Its Own Name for Nearly Nine Years

An elementary school in Forth Worth, Texas, is finally correcting its name after having misspelled it for nearly nine years. Oops! That can’t bode well for literacy rates.

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Will The Sugar Police Strike Wichita Falls Next?

As far as I am concerned, it is my wife and myself who’ll make the call on what the kids eat and when and how much. Likewise, I will decide what I put into my stomach.

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New York Department of Education Removes References To Dinosaurs and Halloween In Tests

Apparently, the unalienable human rights laid out by our forefathers were life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and to never be offended.

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[UPDATE] Alleged Ohio High School Shooter Detained as Third Victim Passes

A shooting Monday at a high school in Chardon, OH has now claimed a third victim, Demetrius Hewlin, who died of his wounds on Tuesday morning.

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Professor Resigns After Skipping Classes and Giving Everyone an A

A professor and department chair at George Washington University has resigned from her position after failing to show up to teach two of her classes, resulting in a litany of complaints from students — even though she gave them all As.

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Online Courses for Elementary and High School Students?

In an effort to accommodate students with varying levels of advancement and in reaction to state budgetary cuts, at least 30 states in the US now let elementary and high school students take all their courses online.

According to Evergreen Education Group, a consulting firm that works with online schools, an estimated 250,000 students nationwide are enrolled in full-time virtual schools, a 40 percent increase in the last three years. And the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, a trade group, says two million kids take at least one class online.

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Where’s The Paddle Mr. Principal?

When I was a student at Kirby Junior High School, Mr. Otis C. Polk, Sr. was our principal.  Or, as he told it, he was our princi-pal.  It was Mr. Polk's way of 'killing two birds with one stone".  One,

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No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

Every year, we get the same paperwork from the school system prodding us to sign up for free and reduced meals.  Nowadays, we don't qualify.  Even back when my daughter was just entering school and we could qualify, we didn't take it

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