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Awesome Kid Beatboxes In Class

This is way more impressive than anything any of our classmates ever did. This kid can seriously beatbox.

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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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School Forbids 13-Year Old Boy From Growing Mustache For Movember

Gus Hooker of Bedforshire, England has a couple really good reasons to take part in "Movember," the month-long initiative to raise awareness and funds for men's cancer research.

The first is that the 13-year old's grandfather is currently recovery from cancer. The second is that Hooker is the rare 13-year-old who can grow a solid mustache.

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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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Crocodile Infestation Gives Kids a Day Off From School

Everyone loves a good snow day, but that's nothing compared to a vicious onslaught of man-eating crocodiles.

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Autistic Boy Denied Lunch at School Because Parents Owed Money

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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New Research Reveals Overweight Teens Get Bad Grades

There are many dangers that can come from being an overweight or obese teenager, including the risk of developing chronic conditions like heart disease, Type-2 diabetes and stroke.

However, new research indicates that teens suffering from obesity might be at risk for acquiring more than just poor health, but lower school grades as well.

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What Are the Worst Back-to-School Beverages to Give Your Kids?

Some parents are under the illusion that just because they give their little curtain climbers juice instead of bouncing them off the walls with soda that they are somehow providing them with a lesser evil.

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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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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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