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Teacher’s Aide Fired for Refusing to Let Employers Access Her Facebook Account

A few schools have made the news lately for over-policing students’ social media accounts.

Now it seems to be happening to employees, too, because a Michigan teacher’s aide claims she was fired for refusing to give her bosses access to her Facebook page.

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School Forces Students to Delete Facebook Pages

Schools these days seem to have no compunctions about policing students’ use of social media. An Indiana teenager was recently expelled for swearing in a tweet, and now a Brooklyn, New York school is forcing its charges to delete their Facebook accounts — or face expulsion themselves.

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Recent College Grads Make Less Now Than a Decade Ago — Dollars and Sense

Since the economy took a turn for the worse, more and more young adults are moving back home with their parents after graduating from college, and this could be one reason why: recent grads are making less now than they did a decade ago.

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Senate Dems Announce Scholarship Competition to Highlight Michigan 2020 Plan

Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer announced the MI2020 Scholarship Competition today that will provide the winner with a year's worth of tuition, up to $10,000, at any on Michigan's community colleges or public universities

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Will Computers Replace Human Tutors?

Human tutors are usually good teachers — but what if a computer program could do the same thing, right down to identifying students’ emotions and boredom levels?

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Hero Bus Driver Rescues Students From Burning Bus

You can’t get much more heroic than rescuing school children from a burning bus.  Which is why public school officials and firefighters in Charlotte, North Carolina are raving about school bus driver Lindora Richardson, whose calm in the face of potential catastrophe may have saved the lives of the six children on her bus last Wednesday afternoon.

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Parents Revolt Against High School’s New Approach to Teenage Contraception

While the United States takes measures such as abstinence initiatives, sexual education and sometimes criticizing Bristol Palin as a scare tactic to prevent teenage pregnancy, some schools in the UK are taking a much more direct route.

A report from the British National Health Service announced that many girls were given long-term contraceptives at school.

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President to Give 10 States a Pass on No Child Left Behind Deadline

President Obama is going to give 10 states a pass on an approaching deadline for the No Child Left Behind law. According to Fox News, the states have struggled to meet the proficiency standards for both reading and math.

The executive action taken by the president will circumvent Congress, which has been stuck trying to figure out how to rewrite the law. A

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NJ Makes It Harder for Potential High School Dropouts to… Well, Drop Out

Sorry kids, but dropping out of high school in New Jersey may soon become more of a challenge.

As of now the Garden State requires that those between the ages of 6 and 16 attend school regularly, but a new bill being discussed in the state’s senate seeks to raise the mandatory age of high school attendance to 18.

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Are Teachers Overpaid or Underpaid? – Survey of the Day

Although it varies from state to state, the average salary of a public school teacher in the United States is about $50,000 a year. For comparison sake, the average full-time worker in any profession has a median personal income of about $39,000 a year. Are teachers getting the better end of the stick?

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