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Second Grade Teacher Allegedly Taped Students’ Mouths Shut

Sure, kids can be a handful sometimes, but a second grade teacher in Colorado may have taken things too far when she allegedly taped the mouths of 28 students shut because they were being noisy.

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University of Oregon Charges $5 Per Person to Watch Cheerleading Tryouts

The University of Oregon athletic department is completely underwritten by UO alum and Nike president Phil Knight. It’s not like they’re hurting for money. They still came up with a novel approach to fundraising—allowing the general public to watch Ducks’ cheerleading tryouts for $5 apiece.

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Girl, 12, Makes Waves By Showing Up to School with $20,000 in Cash

They say you’ll have more earning power if you stay in school.

Never has that theory been proven more than it was this week in Taylor, Michigan.

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Rodney Atkins Dishes On His Most Influential Teacher [VIDEO]

If we take a minute and think bad to our school days, there is probably one teacher that will always stand out.  The one teacher that no matter how much you hated school, she or he wouldn't give up on you.  For Rodney Atkins that was Ms. Butler.

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Utah School Suspends Girl for Having Hair That’s Too Red

The actions of school officials in Utah have one student seeing red.

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Bushland I.S.D. To Add Armed Deputy To Campus

With so much violence going on throughout the world, it is common sense that we try and protect our children.  A local school district is doing just that.

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Five States Set to Expand Classroom Hours by 300 Hours

Earlier this week, five states announced plans to add a minimum of 300 extra hours to molding young minds in the classroom next year in hopes of strengthening the American student performance.

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Parents Get All Bent Out of Shape Over School’s Yoga Program, Cite Religious Objection

Over the last couple decades, yoga has gone from being thought of as a mystical ancient Indian discipline to a mainstream exercise practiced the world over.

In fact, all students in the Encinitas Union School District, which is in the San Diego area, now do yoga twice a week as part of their physical education curriculum. But this isn't sitting well with some parents, who are worried that the Hindu philosophy on which yoga is based is seeping into these lessons.

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10 Ways to Make Parent-Teacher Night More Interesting — The Funnies

So your kids are back in school, which is great for you, considering you now have some peace and quiet around the house. You've bought them new pens and notebooks, and sent them on their way. Here's hoping that this year is a great one!

You're sure your kids will excel in school this year, and the best way to make sure that'll happen is by attending Parent-Teacher Night. Unfortunately, this is extremely boring. Lucky for you we've come up with a list of 10 ways to make Parent-Teacher Night more interesting:

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Do Bad Teeth Equal Bad Grades?

There are some obvious pitfalls for those children with bad teeth, including self-esteem issues, poor quality of life, and uncontrollable pain.

However, a new study suggests that kids walking around with busted-out, rotten grills may actually suffer more academically.

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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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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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