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Outrage After Male Vice Principal Spanks Female High School Student

Springtown (Texas) High School sophomore Taylor Santos had a difficult decision to make after her teacher determined that she allowed a classmate to copy her work: she could either serve two days of in-school suspension, or get paddled.

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Lafayette School Board To Review 30 Million In Proposed Renovations

The Lafayette Parish School Board will review a list of $30 million worth of proposed renovations, expansions and repairs proposed for six area schools at its Wednesday meeting.

The list includes

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What Type of School Provides Kids with the Best Education? — Survey of the Day

Every child in the United States is entitled to a free public school education. However, according to a new survey from Gallup of 1012 adults, public schools rate lowest among all the education options children have.

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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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