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Principal Loses Job Over Misspelled Sign [VIDEO, POLL]

If you ever wondered if good spelling actually matters, here's your answer.

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Ranking the Best and Worst States for Teachers

The profession of teaching is a labor of love.  It takes a person with a beautiful and strong soul to be a great teacher.  It's pretty much a given that teachers nationwide are underpaid and under the thumb of state and federal mandates which end up doing much more harm than good for the teacher and student. 

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Students Told Not to Speak Spanish at School

A school principal in Hempstead, Texas, a small town located 50 miles west of Houston, was suspended with pay and will not have her contract renewed after announcing on the school's public address system that students were not to speak Spanish on school grounds.

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Teachers – How Much Out of Pocket Money Will You Spend? [POLL]

The activity around area campuses has already started as teachers and school employees make ready for the upcoming school year.  As teachers get their classrooms ready for students, one thing is pretty much a certainty, teachers are spending their own money for various needs. 

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Scotty McCreery Balancing College Finals With Being a Country Star

Finals week is a challenging time for your average college student, but Scotty McCreery is far from your average university co-ed. North Carolina State University's most famous student recently took to his official Twitter account to effectively demonstrate the drastic difference in his double life.

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22-Year-Old Man Becomes First Paraplegic to Graduate from US Naval Academy

Kevin Hillery, a 22-year-old man who was paralyzed last year after a tree fell on him, made history yesterday when he became the first-ever paraplegic to graduate from the United States Naval Academy. Way to go, Kevin!

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Is The Quality Of Our Kid’s Education Going Downhill? [POLL]

We have a major problem when it comes to our kids getting the education they need and deserve.  Now, before I go on, this has nothing to do with our local teachers and administrators...I sincerely believe that these folks are the glue that is holding our weak fabric of education together.

It seems that every East Texas teacher, administrator, and superintendent is at the very least disappointed with the state and federal level lawmakers and boards that make the education decisions. 

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Ohio School Is Paying Students For Showing Up In Class

Teen truancy is a real problem for a lot of schools, but especially so for the Dohn Community High School in Cincinnati. It only has a 14% graduation rate and has been deemed an “academic emergency” by the state of Ohio.

So the school is trying out a novel approach: it’s paying students to show up and behave themselves.

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