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Denver Parents Raise Money For School Programs With Pub Crawl

Now this puts the "fun" in FUNDRAISING!

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Niagara-Wheatfield Saves Kindergarten … For Now

Niagara-Wheatfield was faced with a tough decision on how to fit their Kindergarten class into the budget. The school board has been pondering several different options for the decision they needed to make today.

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Local School District May Cut Kindergarten

Meeting the budget: It’s a tough thing for local school districts in the past few years.

Niagara Wheatfield has to make $1 million worth of cuts in order to make the upcoming budget. The school district is considering the option to modify or cut Kindergarten completely.

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Local School Districts Tighten Up Security

In the wake of Sandy Hook you begin to think "Could it happen here?" Schools around Western New York have come to see more security measures.

 

 

 

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Parents & Kids In Outrage; New School Policy

Do you remember your high school prank? This one went so bad that the school is having a problem nearly two years later. The kids just love to clog the toilet and watch them overflow which, clearly causes a disaster (and a nasty one at that). But, here’s how they’re ‘solving’ the problem that has parents and kids in an outrage.

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Should New York Have Longer School Years? [POLL]

Is increasing the length of the school year a good idea?  One of Governor Andrew Cuomo's  ideas is extending the length of school days, and/or school years.

If schools move ahead with the governor's idea of increasing learning time by 25 percent, your child could spend approximately 225 days in school instead of the current 180.

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Schools To Add 300 More Hours Per Year — A Good Idea? [POLL]

Five states, including New York, are part of an experiment that will add at least 300 additional hours to the school year.

The three-year pilot program will affect almost 20,000 students in 40 schools over the next three years

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At What Grade Are Kids Smarter Than Their Parents?

Kids are learning more stuff at an earlier age.  It amazes me that by the end of Kindergarten they know how to read. At what point do us as parents become useless in helping with homework because it's beyond us?

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Do Bad Teeth Equal Bad Grades?

There are some obvious pitfalls for those children with bad teeth, including self-esteem issues, poor quality of life, and uncontrollable pain.

However, a new study suggests that kids walking around with busted-out, rotten grills may actually suffer more academically.

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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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10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Teacher — The Funnies

It’s time to go back to school. It’s time to hit the books. Nothing is going to stop you from being head of the class.

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10 Great Educational Trips to Take During the School Year

School is back in session in a lot of places, but that doesn’t mean that travel is completely off-limits for your family.

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