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Prestigious Waldorf Private School Keeps Computers Away from Kids

The 160 Waldorf private schools in the United States boast an impressive student body: the children of tech luminaries from firms like eBay, Google, Apple, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard.

But what makes Waldorf a seemingly odd choice for such parents is that until kids are in the eighth grade, the school is completely unwired with not a computer screen to be found.

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Bathroom Visits Limited for Some Students at Illinois High School

Students at Evergreen Park High School in Illinois may be well-advised to avoid excessive water intake — or find themselves with longer school days.

Some teachers there have implemented a policy of allowing each student only three bathroom visits during class each semester. Any subsequent visits require students to make up the class time later in the day.

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What Are America’s Most Expensive Colleges?

Forbes, along with the Center for College Affordability & Productivity, tallied up the cost of tuition, books, transportation, computers, and room and board to determine the new list of America’s most expensive colleges. And some of them may surprise you.

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Steve Jobs’ Inspiring 2005 Stanford University Speech About ‘Living Before You Die’ [VIDEO]

As the world mourns the death of Apple visionary Steve Jobs, a commencement speech he gave at Stanford University in June of 2005 — just a year after his initial diagnosis with cancer — has begun making the rounds once again.

The topic? How to live before you die.

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Seven Arrested in New York SAT-Cheating Scandal [VIDEO]

Six unidentified current and former students from a Great Neck, New York high school were arrested Tuesday and now face misdemeanor charges on allegations they paid a college student to impersonate them, take the SAT college-entrance exam and deliver high scores.

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Gleason, Ananich Hear from Parents on Education Cuts at Townhall

State Senator John Gleason and State Representative Jim Ananich held a town hall meeting last night which focused on the current state of education. The event was attended by other local leaders including Genesee Intermediate School District Superintendent Lisa Hagel and Assistant Secretary Treasurer for Flint Schools Isaiah Oliver. Concerned parents were also on hand to voice their concerns over school funding and issues in the classroom.

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UC Berkeley Bake Sale Discriminates [VIDEO]

A bake sale being held by the Republican student group at the University of California, Berkeley is garnering nationwide attention.

Why? Because the advertised prices show men pay more than women, and whites pay more than Asians, Latinos, African-Americans, and Native Americans.

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British School Bans Students from Wearing Makeup

If you think girls these days just grow up too darned fast, you’ll like this.

Shelley College, a secondary school in Britain, thought its female students were painting themselves a little too heavily and spending too much time primping in the bathrooms, so officials banned anyone 16 and younger from wearing cosmetics.

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