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Lunch Lady Fired for Giving Free Lunches to Needy Student

Missouri School Lunch Lady Fired for Giving Free Lunches to Needy Student

Given the time of year, you might think that helping the needy would be encouraged. But that's not what happened when 60-year-old school cafeteria worker Dianne Brame gave free lunches to a student who couldn't afford them. Instead, she was fired. 

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Five States Set to Expand Classroom Hours by 300 Hours

Earlier this week, five states announced plans to add a minimum of 300 extra hours to molding young minds in the classroom next year in hopes of strengthening the American student performance.

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Crocodile Infestation Gives Kids a Day Off From School

Everyone loves a good snow day, but that's nothing compared to a vicious onslaught of man-eating crocodiles.

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Mom Gets Thrown in Jail for Letting Kids Miss School
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Mom Thrown in Jail for Allowing Kids to Miss School

As any parent knows, getting multiple kids ready for school in the morning can be a real hassle. But before you decide to leave them to their own devices, consider this 34-year-old California mom who was sentenced to six months in jail for letting her kids skip too much school. Truancy ain't no joke!

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100-Year-Old Driver Hits 11 People Near Los Angeles Elementary School [VIDEO, POLL]

Main Street Elementary School in South Los Angeles was a scene of confusion and mayhem Wednesday when a 100-year-old driver backed his car onto a sidewalk and injured nine children and two adults at the end of the school day.

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10 Great Educational Trips to Take During the School Year

School is back in session in a lot of places, but that doesn’t mean that travel is completely off-limits for your family.

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10 Ways to Give Your Kids a Boost By Helping Them Study Better

When your kids go back to school, it’s almost like you go back to school, too. Teachers and childhood development professionals agree that when a child’s parents are involved in his education, he learns more and gets better grades. That means, you have just as big a responsibility in his schoolwork as he does.

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Should Kids Be Fined for Skipping School?

You may already know some lucky kids are being rewarded with things like shoes, iPads and even cars just for showing up to school. But if they don’t, is it fair to fine them — and their parents?

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Knob Noster School: No Classes for Friday, August 24th, 2012

The school year may have just started,  however the Knob Noster School District will not have classes on Friday, August 24th, 2012 due to a water issue...

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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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