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School Bans ‘God Bless the USA’ From Kindergarten Graduation, Lee Greenwood Reacts

How young is too young to sing Lee Greenwood‘s patriotic anthem ‘Proud to Be an American’? According to PS90 principal Greta Hawkins, the country classic is not “age appropriate” to be performed during the Brooklyn, N.Y. elementary school’s kindergarten graduation. 

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Entire High School Graduating Class Forced to Take Breathalyzer Tests — Is It Fair? [VIDEO]

Some Minnesota parents are furious after a local high school gave all its seniors breathalyzer tests at their graduation rehearsal, with school officials claiming that since they smelled alcohol on some of the kids, they were justified in screening everyone.

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Mother Outraged Over Daughter’s Award for ‘Most Homework Excuses’

Humorous academic superlatives are generally handed out in high school yearbooks. Maybe it’s best to keep it that way because a ”Catastrophe Award” for having the most homework excuses given to a third grader at Desert Springs Academy in Arizona is causing controversy.

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How Much Will People Spend on Graduation Gifts This Year? — Dollars and Sense

Student loan debt may be skyrocketing, but the students themselves will likely leave school with some nice presents — a new survey shows Americans will spend almost $5 billion on graduation gifts this year.

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Nine-Year-Old Girl’s Funny Food Blog Inspires School Lunch Change

A nine-year-old girl in Scotland caused quite a stir when she began reviewing school lunches in a hysterical blog called “NeverSeconds.” Now, thanks to her efforts, the school is serving healthier, better-tasting alternatives. Way to go, kid!

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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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Worst Case of Autocorrect Causes School-Wide Lockdown

It’s happened to everyone — you text your husband or wife, “I love you with every fiber of my being,” but your phone actually sends, “I love you with every fiber of malaysia.” Most of the time it’s funny, but one person experienced the worst case of autocorrect ever. So bad, in fact, that it prompted a school-wide lockdown.

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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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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

Fall means school, and school means homework, and homework –- for many a family -– means stress and arguments. But getting homework done doesn’t have to be a daily battle. Here are a few easy ways for parents to make the routine a little easier for kids.

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School Closings & Delays

It's not snowing today but a lot of the snow from yesterday hasn't left.  Be careful while driving today because of snow packed roads gradually turning to ice. Below is a list of closings and delays, plus help links and phone numbers for highway conditions. If you have a closing or delay that is not listed, please leave a comment below. Stay warm.

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