Education: Teens


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Mom Behind Bars for Trying to Give Kids a Decent Education

A 40-year-old Ohio mom is heading to jail for trying to sneak her kids into a better school. Kelley Williams-Bolar pretended her two daughters li...She was found guilty of a felony and told that she can forget about finishing up her teaching degree.

What Kids Should Learn From President Obama's State of the Union Address

For many kids, the night a United States President delivers the State of the Union address is the most productive night for homework –- the ...Let the State of the Union speech be a fun civics and history lesson, all taught by you!

American Kids Really Stink at Science, Obama Tells Nation

President Obama said America is trailing other nations when it comes to math and science education in his State of the Union address. Cred...It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize America's not turning out a lot of rocket scientists.

Did You Like What President Obama Said About Education?

Credit: Nicholas Kamm, AFP/Getty Images We've been talking a lot about education on the Chatterbox recently. Perhaps President Obam...
He emphasized the importance of parents in the educational process, saying that "It's family that first instills the love of learning in a child. Only parents can make sure the TV is turned off and homework gets done."

How Involved Are You In Your Child's School?

Are you an involved parent? Credit: Getty Images Parental involvement at school these days has gone way beyond the PTA. At Central Fall...Is increased parental involvement at school a growing trend?

College Student Pays Tuition in Dollar Bills

You know that cute piggy bank perched atop your kid's dresser? Don't pooh-pooh the fiscal power those nickels, dimes and dollar bills could add up...University of Colorado, Boulder sophomore Nic Ramos recently marched into the bursar's office and emptied out a 33-lb.duffel bag filled with $14,309.51 in $1 bills, a 50-cent piece and a penny to pay his out-of-state tuition bill.

Would You Want the 10 Commandments Displayed at Your Child's School?

Thou shalt not display at school? Credit: Rob Sheridan, Flickr The Giles County School Board in Virginia recently voted to display the ...Is it wrong to display the 10 Commandments, a religious document, at a public school?

Memphis Officials Take Action After Spike in Teen Pregnancy

Prompted by news reports last week that 90 girls at one Memphis high school are pregnant or have had a baby this school year, local officials are laun...Local officials are launching initiatives to stem the tide of teen pregnancy.


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