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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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College Graduates from Poor Backgrounds Less Likely to Marry

In general, a college education doesn’t just mean more job opportunities — graduates are also more likely to get married and less likely to divorce. But new research finds this isn’t always true for those who are economically disadvantaged.

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Why Aren’t More Kids Interested in Working in Science and Technology?

Millions of Americans may be out of work, but numerous surveys have shown lots of job opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (dubbed STEM by the analysts) — so why aren’t more students considering them?

A new study indicates many kids feel getting into those professions would simply be “too challenging.”

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Researcher Find that Early Intervention Can Curb College Drinking

In an interest to curb drinking among college students, Penn State researchers have created a new scientific approach, involving early intervention, that they believe will help students avoid becoming heavy drinkers in the future.

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Pennsylvania Middle School Bans Ugg Boots [VIDEO]

Ugg boots may not seem like a contributing factor to bad behavior at school, but Pottstown Middle School in Pennsylvania claims they are a distraction and have banned the student body from wearing them.

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Study: Using Math Could Help You Win Basketball Games

When it comes to shot selection in the game of basketball, a players instruction from a coach, or their own intuition, may cause them to shoot for the basket. But a new study from the University of Minnesota, reveals that using mathematics could play a more successful role.

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Study: High Academic Achievers in High School Still Have Trouble Reading

A significant portion of high school students that are high academic achievers, do not have the same type of academic success once they get to the college level, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Alberta, in Canada.

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