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7-year-old boy, Josh Welch, suspended for shaping his food into a gun

Posted March 1st, 2013 by Sussex County Angel
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Josh Welch is a seven-year-old-boy who attends Park Elementary School in Brooklyn Park. The Maryland school has a breakfast “snack time” and provided pastries on Friday. Josh was trying to turn his pastry into a shape. Josh chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun and was suspended for two days.

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Fontana, Calif. schools get "high powered rifles"

Posted January 24th, 2013 by darklotus23
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A California school will have police officers with "high powered rifles", also known as "assault rifles" in the hands of citizens

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Celebrities call to ban guns from government

Enough is enough. It's not too soon. It's too late. Ban guns from government now.

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6 Out Of 10 Colleges and Universities Severely Restrict Free Speech.

Posted December 20th, 2012 by ddpaulbell
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The Foundation For Individual Rights In Education(FIRE) surveyed 409 schools and found 6 out of 10 maintain severely restrictive 'red-light' speech codes.

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Children and adults gunned down in Connecticut school massacre

Posted December 14th, 2012 by ecigarettes
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There's been a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We're told "close to 20" people are dead, including at least 10 children. Below are the latest updates as they come to us: [Updated at 12:48 p.m. ET] "Close to 20” people have been killed, including at least 10 children, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation says. [Updated at 12:47 p.m. ET] President Barack Obama has been informed of the school shooting in Connecticut and will receive regular updates throughout the day, the White House said on Friday.

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Brazilian schools microchip T-shirts to cut truancy

Posted March 23rd, 2012 by DaveD
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Schools in Brazil have started to place computer chips in school uniforms to keep track of pupils and reduce truancy.

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The "Serve" America Act

This is a bill, passed on March 9th 2009 titled "Edward Kennedy, Serve America Act."
I'm uncertain if this bill is well know, I just discovered it myself.
Please read through the first few pages and you won't get passed page three without feeling slightly disturbed.

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"to encourage more individuals to engage in lifetimes of service by teaching young people the value of service early in their lives; and "

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Cincinnati High School Paying Students To Come To School

Posted February 15th, 2012 by mrtruth
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A Cincinnati high school is paying its students to come to school.

The Dohn Community High School has launched a $40,000 incentive program to get students to come to class.

The school’s CEO Ken Furrier told CBS Cleveland that students will get Visa gift cards for showing up every day for school, being on time for class and not getting into trouble. Seniors would get $25 while underclassmen would get $10.

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Are schools making kids sick?

Posted January 14th, 2012 by Cyphase
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As a third-grader in Winsted, Connecticut, last year, Matthew Asselin was sick -- a lot. He was lethargic and plagued with a persistent wet cough, respiratory infections and painful headaches. As the school year wound down, Matthew's health worsened. In all, Matthew missed 53 days of school. But over the summer, a strange thing happened. Matthew was healthy. He was energetic. "When we put him back in school this year, within three weeks, he missed 10 days with a respiratory infection," Melissa Asselin said. That's when she had an a-ha moment. "When he was out of school, he was well.

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Imagining the classroom of the future

Posted November 18th, 2011 by DarkEmber
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Found this post talking about what the classroom of the future might look like and loved how decentralized and non-state dependent it all was.

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