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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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SLCC Extending Registration Deadline

We received an 'official press release' from the good folks at South Louisiana Community College today, regarding their registration period.  I am attaching the press release, but, in a nutshell, SLCC has extended their registration for one week

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Could Texting Make Kids’ Grammar Worse?

We already know texting while driving is bad, but new research seems to indicate that even before kids are old enough to get behind the wheel, texting might have another downfall: it’s making their grammar worse.

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Is College Still Worth the Money It Costs? — Survey of the Day

It used to be a given that a college education was worth the money. But the price of a four-year education has skyrocketed over the last couple decades, and — due to the bad economy –a college degree has become less of a surefire job guarantee.

So have these factors changed opinions on college’s worthiness?

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Social Media Safety Training for Parents and Kids

Are you feeling a little overwhelmed trying to keep up with the latest digital threats to your children's safety? Jaci Russo of the Russo Group is offering some help. Digital Citizen U will take place at the LITE center July 18 and 19 and will help educate both parents and children on internet security and etiquette. 

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Lafayette Youth Leadership Program Teaches Life Skills

The program is designed with fun activities that offer students an opportunity to enhance their confidence, their communication abilities and their relationship skills.

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Kindergarten Not Allowed to Sing ‘God Bless the USA’

A kindergarten class in New York will not be allowed to sing 'God Bless the USA' at the 'Moving Up' ceremony in favor of Justin Bieber's 'Baby.' Their principal thought that the song was "too grown up" for five year olds. This same principal has tried to stop the school's tradition of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing 'America the Beautiful,' according to Syracuse.com. A parent who was upset by the decision appeared on Fox and Friends this morning with her son and the totally adorable child sang the song for viewers.

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Scores of Graduating High School Students Suspended After Harmless Senior Prank

A small group of seniors at Cascade High School in Clayton, IN celebrated their upcoming graduation with a prank, covering school doors, offices and windows with more than 12,000 colorful Post-It notes.

But the school superintendent apparently didn’t think it was so funny — he suspended almost 60 students, and a janitor accused of helping during the prank could lose her job.

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Is Getting a College Degree Worth the Money? — Dollars and Sense

As college tuition and contributions to college savings funds rise, experts are again examining the value of higher education and wondering if the cost is a good investment in someone’s future.

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Teurlings Wins State Debate Championship. Two Other Acadiana Schools Finish In Top Five.

Congratulations to the Teurlings Catholic High

Speech and Debate Team. They  won the Louisiana High School Speech League's 2012 State Championship Saturday night.

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High School Students Play a Real Life ‘Hunger Games’

When the ‘Harry Potter‘ franchise was all the rage, some students brought the fictional game of Quidditch to life, even giving the sport a league of its own. With the impending release of the next big teen franchise, ‘The Hunger Games,’ a high school in Connecticut has created a real life version of the game — minus the ‘battle-to-your-death’ part. And would you believe it’s being hosted by the school’s library?

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Teacher Buyouts: Good Idea? Some School Districts Think So

In a nutshell:  Some school districts are starting to offer experienced teachers 'buyouts', dangling the money carrot in front of them if they take an early retirement.  Schools in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Texas have offered the program

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