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Who Is the ‘Piggyback Bandit’ and Why Is He Acting So Creepy at High School Sporting Events?

There is a short, 240-pound man who will show up at high school sporting events, do things on the sidelines to help the team, then talk someone into giving him a piggyback ride and leave. No, it’s not a joke.

He started this practice in 2008 on the West Coast, but continues it to this day and recently turned up in North Dakota.

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twix, Flickr
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Ohio School Is Paying Students For Showing Up In Class

Teen truancy is a real problem for a lot of schools, but especially so for the Dohn Community High School in Cincinnati. It only has a 14% graduation rate and has been deemed an “academic emergency” by the state of Ohio.

So the school is trying out a novel approach: it’s paying students to show up and behave themselves.

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
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Twitter Helps Shy Students Take Part in Classroom Discussions Without Saying a Word

Twitter isn’t just a place for news or idle chatter. In fact, a new study reveals the microblogging service could be a powerful tool for educators, too.

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goodncrazy, Flickr
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What to Teach Your Kids About Money, and When You Should Do It — Dollars and Sense

A solid education is important for kids. But while you’re busy making sure their reading and math skills are up to par, don’t forget to teach them about money, too — it could keep them from falling into bad habits later on.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
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To Learn More, Don’t Study Harder — Take a Nap

While dreams are still largely a mystery, some scientists now believe they may actually help us learn.

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Lafayette Education Foundation to Honor Teachers

Tickets are available for the 14th Annual LEF Teacher Awards to be held on Thursday, January 26 at the Heymann Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased through the Heymann Center Box Office and all TicketMaster outlets.

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Why Sixth Grade May Be the Most Important Factor for Your Child Graduating High School

The latest numbers show about eight percent of American kids drop out of high school before graduating. Want to keep your kids from becoming a statistic? Then pay attention to how they do in the sixth grade.

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Dinosaur Exhibit At Lafayette Science Museum Pretty “Big” Deal

If you are looking for something to occupy yourself and the kids while they are out of school this week (or the Christmas break, etc), the Dinosaur Exhibit at the Lafayette Science Museum is a pretty big deal!

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Awesome Professor Offers the Best Thanksgiving Lesson Ever [VIDEO]

If you watch carefully, it’s not hard to see how Biola University professor Matthew Weathers seamlessly goes from speaking to his class in person to appearing in a YouTube video projected on the classroom’s movie screen. But it’s still a neat trick, and it even comes with a timely lesson about the spirit of Thanksgiving. Watch the coolest lesson ever below.

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Professor Resigns After Skipping Classes and Giving Everyone an A

A professor and department chair at George Washington University has resigned from her position after failing to show up to teach two of her classes, resulting in a litany of complaints from students — even though she gave them all As.

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Prestigious Waldorf Private School Keeps Computers Away from Kids

The 160 Waldorf private schools in the United States boast an impressive student body: the children of tech luminaries from firms like eBay, Google, Apple, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard.

But what makes Waldorf a seemingly odd choice for such parents is that until kids are in the eighth grade, the school is completely unwired with not a computer screen to be found.

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Bathroom Visits Limited for Some Students at Illinois High School

Students at Evergreen Park High School in Illinois may be well-advised to avoid excessive water intake — or find themselves with longer school days.

Some teachers there have implemented a policy of allowing each student only three bathroom visits during class each semester. Any subsequent visits require students to make up the class time later in the day.

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