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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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Brave Students Rescue Man Stuck in Mud for Three Days [VIDEO]

Thanks to a group of high school students on a field trip, a homeless man stuck in thick mud for three days near the Rio Grande River in Albuquerque, New Mexico is alive and recovering at a local hospital.

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Twitter Helps Shy Students Take Part in Classroom Discussions Without Saying a Word

Twitter isn’t just a place for news or idle chatter. In fact, a new study reveals the microblogging service could be a powerful tool for educators, too.

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Fourth-Grader Suspended for Sexual Harassment After Calling a Teacher ‘Cute’

A 9-year-old North Carolina boy was suspended from school after saying a teacher was “cute” — a remark the school principal called sexual harassment.

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Teacher Realizes ‘The Daily Show’ Is More Harmful to Students Than He Thought

Back in the day, high school classes would only show “how a bill becomes a law” videos, but Rhett Felix, a teacher at Eureka High school outside of Peoria, Illinois, tried to spice things up a bit. He used clips from Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart‘ to educate his students about current events, but the local school board placed him on paid suspension once word got out.

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Dinosaur Scares Australian School Children
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Dinosaur Scares Australian School Children [VIDEO]

One of the first things a youngster learns about dinosaurs is that they have long been extinct. On a certain level, these Australian school children have internalized that lesson. However, when the life-like prehistoric beast starts to roar in this video (after the jump), some of them no longer seem so sure.

In defense of the scaredy cats, that's a pretty impressive movie-quality dinosaur suit they are being confronted with.

Read on to hear the high-pitched squeals of childhood.

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Linden Students Volunteer Against Hunger [VIDEOS]

Three Linden High School students are helping fight kids hunger in other countries reports mlive.com:
Seniors Taylor West, Rachel Welch and Savannah Duplanty came up with a song as they packaged soy, dried vegetables and chicken and rice into bags that will be used to feed area residents and those in other countries as part of Kids Against Hunger, a food-aid organization. About 80 students from the district’s elementary through high schools filled 10,137 bags Thu

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Teacher in Hot Water for Blogging About ‘Rude, Lazy’ Students
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Teacher in Hot Water for Blogging About ‘Rude, Lazy’ Students [VIDEO]

Pennsylvania resident Natalie Munroe started teaching English in 2006. In August of 2009, she began blogging under the name Natalie M. The controversy started when she began to write about her workplace -- calling students "rude, lazy whiners" as well as lashing out at school administrators.

Now she's been suspended with pay and may lose her job. Keep reading to see video of the teacher defending her choices.

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