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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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(Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
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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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Swedish Preschool Does Away With Boys and Girls

The “Egalia” preschool in Stockholm, Sweden is taking that nation’s goal of breaking down gender roles in early education to the extreme.

Not only are boys encouraged to play with toy kitchens, and girls with building blocks, but the pronouns “him” and “her’ (or “han” and “hon” in Swedish) are banned from usage.  Instead, everyone is refereed to with the invented pronoun of “hen.”

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(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Frigidaire)
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10 Signs Your Child May Be Gifted

I know most people think their child is gifted in one way or another. Otherwise, there wouldn't be "Brag Books". My JJ loves to read, he reads above his level, and can retain information from what he reads. My Sam is writing his own songs, sings with rock bands like KISS and AC/DC and can play with 60% acuracy on rock band. (Which means I'm in trouble now, both kids are going to be smarter than me and will never be in radio...) Sure, I think they are gifted, you may not, but here are some tips to see if your child or grand child is gifted.

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Food Czars Take Aim At The School Lunch Box

As a parent, you reserve the right to say what's right for your child.   Well, think again.

One public school in Chicago has banned home-packed lunches.  In other words, the children are required to eat the school's hot lunch

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Mom Forces Son To Wear Sign Detailing His Bad Grades [VIDEO]

15-year-old James Mond is being forced by his mother to stand on various Tampa, Florida street corners with a sign that details his poor GPA and bad score on an achievement test.

The sign encourages motorists to "Honk if I need an education."

Rhoda Holder says James will have to perform this task for a week, and believes her tough love will prevent her child from becoming a drop out.

Psychologist Stacey Scheckner, who My Fox Tampa spoke to, thinks this humiliating technique will backfire and result in James acting out more.

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