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Should Kids Go to School Year-Round? [POLL]

The two-and-a-half-month summer vacation that kids get was a mid-19th century compromise between rural school districts, which had children who needed to help out on the family farm, and urban districts, which often dealt with extreme heat in the summer.

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Have You Been Overpaying for Groceries This Whole Time?

Would you rather get 50 percent more for the same cost or would you rather get the regular amount at 50 percent off? Click through to find out which will save you money.

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Category: Education, Shopping
5 Crazy Animal Myths
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5 Crazy Animal Myths That You Probably Believe

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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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Local Pest Control Expert Reveals What’s Up With All The Black Beetles in Wichita Falls

I swear, you can't go anywhere in Wichita Falls these days without running into them. The large, black, ground beetle that seems to be everywhere this year. But why so many?

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School Forces Students to Delete Facebook Pages

Schools these days seem to have no compunctions about policing students’ use of social media. An Indiana teenager was recently expelled for swearing in a tweet, and now a Brooklyn, New York school is forcing its charges to delete their Facebook accounts — or face expulsion themselves.

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Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, Dennis M. Walcott
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New York City 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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A Step-By-Step Guide For What To Do When You Win The Mega Millions Jackpot

So, when you win the Mega Millions jackpot tonight and find yourself 540 million dollars richer,  what are you going to do?

If you answered, "Take a deep breath and then do some careful legal and financial planning" . . . well, you're a better person than me.  I plan to buy Australia.  Here's a step-by-step guide on the right way to deal with winning the lottery.

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Schools and Employers Demanding Access To Social Networking Profiles

In a practice that is sparking a First Amendment debate, some schools and employers are requiring access to students'/applicants' Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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Megan Piper Twitter Pic
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Student Tries To Take Adult Film Star To Prom, Banned By School

The film "The Girl Next Door" has become a reality.

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High School Students Join Campaign to Stop Using the “R-Word” [VIDEOS]

If we are very honest with ourselves, we've all been guilty of this as some point.  Using the word "Retard" or "Retarded" to describe someone or something we think is stupid or dumb.  Its become a word so commonly used by people in our country that they forget its derogatory and insulting

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"Bully" Documentary
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New Documentary Addresses Bullying In Schools [VIDEO]

Bullying in schools today is an on-going battle, with many parents, teachers, and school administrators taking the stance of "Well, kids can be cruel" and not even attempting to fix the problem.  Thousands of children every day are subjected to bullying in some way at school, either physical violence or verbal attacks to break down their self esteem and ideas of self worth

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