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Opt Out of School Lunch

Posted May 23rd, 2012 by Mattfree88
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Opt Out of School Lunch

Should schools force kids to eat USDA-approved food, or should families take back control of what their kids are eating?

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Nurse refuses student inhaler during asthma attack

Posted May 23rd, 2012 by jarvis
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DELTONA, Fla. -Volusia County School officials stand by a Deltona High School nurse's decision to refuse a student his inhaler during an asthma attack, citing a lack of a parent's signature on a medical release form.

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Quit Facebook or be expelled, school says

Posted May 16th, 2012 by aaronclark1989
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A Queensland primary school principal is threatening to expel students aged under 13 who refuse to delete their Facebook accounts, in a bold bid to stamp out cyber bullying at her school.

The policy has been applauded by cyber safety experts who say schools are grappling to deal with a surge in problems caused when children use social media sites designed for adults.

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SC Teacher Drags Boy, Saying "This is what Nazis do to Jews."

Posted May 1st, 2012 by ZEUSLGN
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A middle school teacher in South Carolina has been accused of dragging a student under a table during class, telling the boy 'this is what the Nazis do to Jews,' police said today. The 12-year-old student said he got up to sharpen a pencil at Bluffton Middle School on Wednesday when Patricia Mulholland grabbed him by his collar and said, 'come here, Jew,' police said. The 7th-grade teacher claims she was trying to teach the students a lesson about the Holocaust.

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Parents sue district for kicking son out of honors class for cheating

Posted April 29th, 2012 by seejase
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The parents of a sophomore at Sequoia High School in Redwood City have sued the district for kicking the student out of an honors English class last month for copying a classmate's homework

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Yertle The Turtle Banned For Being 'Too Political'

Posted April 27th, 2012 by Syd Roc
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Yertle The Turtle Banned For Being 'Too Political'

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Half of College Grads Under 25 are Unemployed or Underemployed

Posted April 26th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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Half of College Grads Under 25 are Unemployed or Underemployed

Recent projections have job prospects improving for 2012's college graduates. But there's a lot more room for improvement than we're likely to see:

About 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of bachelor's degree-holders under the age of 25 last year were jobless or underemployed, the highest share in at least 11 years. In 2000, the share was at a low of 41 percent, before the dot-com bust erased job gains for college graduates in the telecommunications and IT fields.

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How My Son Was Humiliated and Tormented by his Teacher and Aide

Posted April 25th, 2012 by orion
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A New Jersey father sent his 10 year old autistic son to school wearing a wire, and what is heard is truly disturbing.

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Father Tapes His Autistic Son being bullied at School.

Posted April 24th, 2012 by Jed I. Knight
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"The morning of February 17, I put a wire on my son, and I sent him to school," Chaifetz says in a video he created to showcase the audio clips. "What I heard on that audio was so disgusting, vile, and just an absolute disrespect and bullying of my son, that happened not by other children, but by his teacher, and the aides -- the people who were supposed to protect him. They were literally making my son's life a living hell."

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FIRE’s 12 Worst Colleges for Free Speech in 2012

Posted April 4th, 2012 by iamodd999
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The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) released its 2012 list of the 12 Worst Colleges for Free Speech in The Huffington Post. Harvard is new to the list this year, joining Yale, Syracuse, and the University of Cincinnati at the top of the list.

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