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Watch How This Rude Law Professor “Educates” Students

If there's one thing you can say about politics, it certainly brings out the best in people.

As you can see in the above video, a political "debate" went awry when a University of Oregon Professor physically pushed two students subsequent to making "racists remarks" towards them

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What Type of School Provides Kids with the Best Education? — Survey of the Day

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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RelaxingMusic, flickr
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Can We Learn Even When We’re Asleep?

All-night cram sessions are commonplace for students. But even though we know being sleep-deprived could be counter-productive, it seems learning doesn’t have to stop just because we nod off.

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skehley @ Flickr
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The Future In Area Schools

Blake here tells me that when he was in school things were done differently most of the work was done on paper or in textbooks. Also he was always copying from the boards and taking notes by pencil. Well now lately more and more schools are turning to use more technology in their classrooms.

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Utah State Library, flickr
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Are ‘Street Smarts’ More Important Than Book Smarts? — Survey of the Day

While receiving a formal education is the recommended path to success in the United States, plenty of people have made comfortable lives for themselves by relying on the skills they were able to acquire outside a classroom setting.

So does this mean “street smarts” are as important as “book smarts?”

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blmurch, flickr
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Who’s Smarter — Men or Women? [POLL]

For the past century, women haven’t done as well as men on IQ tests, lagging behind by as much as five points. But it seems all that has changed — the fairer sex is now getting higher scores than guys are.

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You May Not Believe How Much Parents Will Spend On Back-to-School Supplies This Year — Survey of the Day

For a kid, there may be nothing more depressing than the first advertisements for back-to-school sales, which remind them that their summer vacation won’t last forever.

The only thing more depressing for parents may be the cost of sending their little ones back to a new classroom.

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azgbabygrl, Flickr
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Student Caught With 35-Foot Long Cheat Sheet

Anyone who’s been faced with a difficult test has at least been tempted to scribble some notes on their hand, or maybe try to stuff a small answer key under their watch. But a high school student in Kazakhstan (yup, that Kazakhstan) took the cheat sheet concept to what should be its ridiculous conclusion when he was caught with 35-feet of crib sheet during an university entrance exam.

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Six-Year-Old Girl Becomes Youngest Ever to Qualify for National Spelling Bee

In general, most youngsters like six-year-old Lori Anne Madison are squarely focused on toys and cartoons. But Madison recently became the youngest person ever to qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the contest’s 87-year history.

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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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BBC Online/Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
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Newest Mensa Inductee Has 159 IQ and Is… 4 Years Old?

What were you doing when you were 4? If you were anything like us, you spent your days trying to keep up with the complex plots of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’

Four-year-old Heidi Hankins from Winchester, England, however, taught herself how to read at a rapid pace, complete basic arithmetic and even draw accurate pictures of people. Her latest IQ test gave her a score of 159.

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Ohio School Is Paying Students For Showing Up In Class

Teen truancy is a real problem for a lot of schools, but especially so for the Dohn Community High School in Cincinnati. It only has a 14% graduation rate and has been deemed an “academic emergency” by the state of Ohio.

So the school is trying out a novel approach: it’s paying students to show up and behave themselves.

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