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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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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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Amarillo And Area Children Preparing To Get Back To School; Registration Begins

From the restless children itching to learn to the unruly kids worried only about a fun time the news is the same.  It's time to get back to the books.

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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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Principal Causes Uproar By Banning Kindergarteners from Singing ‘God Bless the USA’ at Graduation

The principal at a Coney Island, NY elementary school is under fire from both parents and some members of the community after she banned the kids from singing Lee Greenwood’s patriotic anthem ‘God Bless the USA’ at a kindergarten graduation.

But you won’t believe what she says they can sing.

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97-Year-Old Finally, Finally, Gets Her Diploma

Eighty years is a long time to wait, but for Ann Colagiovanni, the wait was worth it. This 97-year-old grandma’s road to a diploma spans eight decades and is simultaneously incredibly sad and utterly heartwarming.

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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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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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