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Big Brother Is Watching You, so Get Your Butt to Class

Any kid who has more than six unexcused absences has to carry a Global Positioning System device about the size of a cell phone. Credit: G...Potentially truant students can't go to restroom with officials knowing about it.
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Help! My Children's Mother Teaches Our Kids to Cheat and Lie

Dear AdviceMama, My ex-wife, who has primary custody, has created Facebook pages for our 10 and 12-year-old children. The photos make my son look...Your children need and deserve two caring and attentive parents, which requires you to do your utmost to make peace rather than war with their mother, if at all possible.

How Important is Middle School?

Middle school is a pivotal time in a student's education, according to Laura Bush. Credit: Getty Images Former First Lady Laura Bush's ...Former first lady Laura Bush says middle school doesn't get enough attention.

Would You Want Your Child to Be Required to Learn Arabic in School?

Two Texas schools have scrapped their plans for mandatory Arabic classes. Credit: Joseph Barrak, AFP / Getty Images
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Two schools in Texas were about to make classes in Arabic language and culture mandatory, but the program is on hold after protests from parents.

Should Schools Be Teaching Creationism?

An apple for the teacher, or Eve? Credit: Getty Images Evolution. Creationism. Unlike chocolate and peanut butter, these are not typica...Thirteen percent of bio teachers "explicitly advocate creationism," using "at least an hour of class time presenting it in a positive light."

How to Prepare for Your Next Parent-Teacher Conference

Help make parent-teacher conference constructive. Credit: Getty Images We all think our chil...We know you think your little angel is perfect, but if you try to see things from his teacher's perspective, it will make the oft-dreaded parent-teacher meetings much more constructive.
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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!

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