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School Asks Deaf Toddler to Change the Sign Language for His Name Because It Looks Like a Gun

Sometimes I think people can go way to far, especially those in a position of authority.  Hunter Spanjer is a 3-year old boy who cannot hear so he uses sign language. 

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emeryjl, flickr
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Should Kids Be Fined for Skipping School?

You may already know some lucky kids are being rewarded with things like shoes, iPads and even cars just for showing up to school. But if they don’t, is it fair to fine them — and their parents?

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quinnanya, flickr
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If You’re Looking for Better Grades, Make Sure to Get Some Sleep

Parents who admire their kids’ late-night study habits might be better off encouraging them to get some shut-eye instead — new research suggests well-rested students fare better academically.

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The 12 Most Essential Back-to-School Supplies Your Kids Need for a Great Year

Somehow another summer has flown by and the kiddos are headed back to school again. Sure, that means vacations are over, the house will be empty and days at the pool are numbered. But what it also means is that it’s time to shop for supplies.

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Is It Better to Buy School Supplies Online? — Dollars and Sense

Shopping online can incredibly convenient, but should you do it for basic school supplies? That depends on what’s more important to you: time or money.

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Do School Food Laws Help Kids Lose Weight?

In an effort to curb rising child obesity rates, many states across the US have limited the unhealthy foods that kids can buy at school — and new evidence shows it could be paying off.

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Stock Photo by Sean Locke
Stock Photo by Sean Locke
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Texas Sales Tax Free Weekend Is This Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Get ready to save some money this weekend while you are out an about doing your Back to School shopping.  This weekend is officially Sales Tax Free Weekend in the state of Texas.

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Charles Pieters, Flickr
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Should Kids Go to School Year-Round? — Survey of the Day

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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Louisiana School Forcing Students Suspected of Being Pregnant to Take Tests — Is It Fair? [POLL]

If the administration at the Delhi Charter School in Delhi, Louisiana suspects a student of being pregnant, they are forcing the girls to take pregnancy tests.

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Can Too Much Homework Lead to Bad Grades?

It may seem like summer’s just begun, but parents are already focused on the upcoming school year — and some are even encouraging their kids to study now and get a head-start on all the work ahead.

But does all that extra time with the books pay off?

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Did You Cheat When You Were in School? — Survey of the Day

New York City is just the latest school district to be rocked with a large-scale high school cheating scandal, this one involving state exams and cell phones.

Earlier this year there were also high profile cases of mass cheating in Houston and Long Island.

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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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