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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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Alex Wong, Getty Images
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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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At What Grade Level Does Congress Talk? The Answer May Surprise You

If you’ve ever listened to a member of Congress speak and felt like you were being addressed as a child, it’s not your imagination. A new study shows congresspeople now talk at a 10th grade level — a full grade lower than they did just seven years ago.

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School Fined a Whopping $15,000 for Selling Sodas During Lunch

You might not think selling a soft drink during a school lunch period is that big of an issue, but the truth is it could cost a school thousands of dollars.

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House Committee on Education and the Workforce Dem, Flickr
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Former W.Virginia Governor to Testify Before MI Senate Education Committee

Former West Virginia governor, Bob Wise, will testify before the Michigan Senate Education Committee about the online education revolution on Wednesday, May 23.

Wise will discuss how digital technology can move education systems into the 21st century by expanding options and giving parents and students flexible education choices

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