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School Courts Controversy After It Tells Bullied Gay Student to ‘Tone It Down’

A school in southern Sweden is under fire after telling a female student to “tone down” her homosexuality after she complained she was being bullied for her sexual orientation.

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Dan Foley
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Stage Three Political Correctness Almost Ruined My Daughter’s Graduation

I distinctly remember the first time I heard the term “politically correct.”  It was in East Lansing at the Peanut Barrel, circa 1989.  I was talking to an attractive young woman who was apparently smitten with Mitch Albom; she thought it lovely he was also “politically correct

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Entire High School Graduating Class Forced to Take Breathalyzer Tests — Is It Fair? [VIDEO]

Some Minnesota parents are furious after a local high school gave all its seniors breathalyzer tests at their graduation rehearsal, with school officials claiming that since they smelled alcohol on some of the kids, they were justified in screening everyone.

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Mother Arrested for Cheering at Daughter’s Graduation — Is it Fair? [VIDEO]

South Carolina parents attending a high school graduation at the Florence Civic Center in South Florence last Saturday were warned in advance not to cheer for their children as they received their diplomas or they’d risk being thrown out of the ceremony.

Well, one particularly proud mother choose not heed the warning and cheered, anyway. And, boy, did she pay the price.

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‘Back-to-School Saturday’ Is the Newest Shopping Holiday — Dollars and Sense

You know about shopping holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but how about Back-to-School Saturday?

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Eighth-Grader Snigdha Nandipati Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee — What Was the Clinching Word? [VIDEO]

If someone approached you on the street and asked you to spell “guetapens,” could you do it? If you’re San Diego eighth-grader Snigdha Nandipati, you could — that’s the word she correctly spelled on Thursday to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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Mother Outraged Over Daughter’s Award for ‘Most Homework Excuses’

Humorous academic superlatives are generally handed out in high school yearbooks. Maybe it’s best to keep it that way because a ”Catastrophe Award” for having the most homework excuses given to a third grader at Desert Springs Academy in Arizona is causing controversy.

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GISD CHILL Program Receives Grant for Prevention of Youth Violence

The LOEB Charitable Trust awarded the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) $3,000 to continue the Civility Helps Individuals Live Longer (CHILL) program this year. The funds were used to sustain the parental support component of the program

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Cover Photo of Tony DiTerlizzi's first book in the WondLa trilogy courtesy of Facebook
Cover Photo of Tony DiTerlizzi's first book in the WondLa trilogy courtesy of Facebook
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Tonight On The Tom Sumner Program

Award winning children's author/illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi (Spiderwick Chronicles) has made the New York Times best seller list again with the first installment in his WondLa trilogy for young readers

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Over 230 Flint School Teachers to be Laid Off

Over 230 teachers will be laid off after the Flint school board approved the move on Tuesday. According to MLive, the move is expected to help the district avoid a $20 million shortfall next year.

Earlier this month, the board voted to close both middle schools and shut down two of the element

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