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What Would Happen To Kids If There Was No Homework Or Tests At School, That’s The Alpha School In Canada, See What Happened To These Kids.

The Alpha Alternative School in Toronto, Ontario is celebrating 40 years. It's a school that doesn't give homework and doesn't ever test it's students. The students, parents and teachers are in together on deciding what the children learn. Some studies are working with other kids and going out in nature and learning.

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Duluth Police Announce Annual School Patrol Movie Day

When I was a kid it was a honor to be a school crossing guard and we were given a knife and a certificate for our service to the school system. I think we may have received a day at the zoo too.

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New Prague Minnesota School in Lockdown, Students Reported Okay [UPDATED]

WCCO TV in Minneapolis is reporting a middle school in New Prague, Minnesota was placed on lockdown this morning after someone called 911 reporting a shooting within the school.

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Description Of Hippies In Middle School Textbook Hits Too Close To Home For Some

Apparently a lot of aging hippies are looking to re-write history and gloss over the late 1960's and early 1970's;  An eighth-grade history textbook being used in Louisiana is getting slammed by the mainstream press for it's description of what hippies were - aimed at children who weren't even alive to see the 1990's - yet alone the heady-days of the '60.s

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School Suspends Boy, 7, For Biting Pastry in the Shape of a Gun

The issue over guns in our schools has taken on a very strange twist in one Maryland school.

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Bizarre New Rule Bans Kids from Blowing Out Birthday Candles in School

Australia has decided to blow out the candles on a birthday tradition.

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Source: J Stephen Conn
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Grand Rapids Minnesota Schools Offer Fast Response After Caller Threatens Suicide Nearby

Officials with the Grand Rapids Public Schools acted swiftly when law enforcement contacted them regarding a "suicidal" caller that had called a local crisis center in the community. The caller was not calling from school property, but his calls had been tracked to areas nearby

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New Trail Is Safer Route To Lincoln Park Middle School

Students will find it easier to walk to Lincoln Park Middle School, thanks to a new trail connection that they and community volunteers will be building on Saturday, November 17th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. The gravel footpath will connect the neighborhood just east of the school to the existing paved walkway that the ISD 709 school district constructed.

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Detroit Bribes Kids with Free Pair of Shoes to Get Them to Come to School

There is no better motivation to get kids to show up for school quite like some good old fashion bribery, right? Well, the city of Detroit seems to think so.

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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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Ozzy Osbourne And Al an Jackson Help Find Missing Autistic Boy

A missing 8 year old boy in California was found when searchers blasted music from his two favorite artists:  Ozzy Osbourne and Alan Jackson.
Joshua Robb, who ran away from a school playground in Twin Peaks on Monday to look for his mom and dad, was found in good shape Tuesday afternoon, more than 24 hours after he went missing, the Los Angeles Times reported

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10 Great Songs About School

We've got ten good reason schools shouldn’t be cutting arts budgets: these great songs about their hallowed halls. After all, if they eliminated music classes, who’s gonna write songs about how cool school is?

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