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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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(Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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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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Celebrity Mom Brooke Burke-Charvet, Alliance For A Healthier Generation And Brita Team Up To Launch The Brita Bottle For Kids
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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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(Photo by Paul Grover - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
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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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andrewmalone, Flickr/jacksonwes, Flickr/byggekloss, Flickr
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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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Russian Teacher Gets What’s Coming To Him [VIDEO]

Being the first week of school, I figured I'd share this with you.  From what I can tell, this Russian teacher is trying to teach English, but the poor little girl isn't quite grasping it.

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emeryjl, flickr
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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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BACK TO SCHOOL: Were The ’90s Really as Scary as These Commercials? [VIDEOS]

I’ve got to start with a confession: I don’t remember most of the commercials on TV during my high school years. But if the commercials were as mind-bogglingly strange as the ones from the 1990s seem to be, I think I might have asked for home schooling.

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What Kind of Lunch Box Did You Have as a Kid?

One of the things that stands out about elementary school for me was my Flintstones lunch box. I remember my mom would tape my milk money to the outside of the metal box every day. My favorite sandwich was, and still is, a "CLT!" That would be cheese, lettuce and tomato (with sweet pickles and mayo) on white bread

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