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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

Fall means school, and school means homework, and homework –- for many a family -– means stress and arguments. But getting homework done doesn’t have to be a daily battle. Here are a few easy ways for parents to make the routine a little easier for kids.

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Illinois’ Elmhurst College Questions Potential Students About Their Sexuality

“Would you consider yourself a member of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community?”

That’s what Elmhurst College recently asked prospective students on its application form. The private liberal arts school in suburban Chicago, which is affiliated with the United Church of Christ, is believed to be the first college in the US to ask the question.

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Motown
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10 Great Songs About School

Motown

We've got ten good reason schools shouldn’t be cutting arts budgets: these great songs about their hallowed halls. After all, if they eliminated music classes, who’s gonna write songs about how cool school is?

 

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Be True to Your School
The Beach Boys, 1963

 

 
Good clean fun.

 

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Wonderful World
Sam Cook

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woodleywonderworks, Flickr
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South Dakota School District Is the Latest to Adopt a Four-Day Week

More than 120 school districts in 20 states, mostly in the western region of the US, now have three-day weekends because of state budget cuts to education.

Now the Irene-Wakonda School District in southeastern South Dakota is the latest to eliminate Friday classes, adding to the 25 percent of South Dakota schools that have already adopted a four-day week.

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Ivy Dawned, Flickr
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Back to School – How to Plan the Perfect Carpool Ride

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it, too? With a good carpool in place, you can save time and money. It just takes a little bit of planning and a willingness to flow with whatever the morning gives you. Here are five tips to help your carpool get off without a hitch.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Facebook Can Cause Psychological Disorders and Other Issues in Teens

A new study suggests that using Facebook too much triggers the development of anti-social behavior in teenagers.

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Getty Images, Tom Pennington/Stringer
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Teenagers Learn Science By Playing Baseball

Summer school has met the national pastime in Boston.

The tuition-free summer MIT Science of Baseball program teaches 30 inner-city teenage boys “baseball-related math and physics” during morning classes and then show the players how to translate those lessons to the diamond during afternoon games, reports The Boston Globe.

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New High School Allows Students to Earn College Degree and Land Job with IBM

The IBM International Foundation and the New York City Public Schools have collaborated to create the new Pathways in Technology Early College High School, which will open in September.

Dubbed “P-Tech,” students can earn a standard four-year diploma, or opt to stay for two extra years — after which they’ll graduate with an associate’s degree in computer science from CUNY’s College of Technology (City Tech) for free. They can then continue their studies at City Tech, attend other colleges and apply the credits they’ve already earned, or be considered for employment by IBM’s IT department and at other companies.

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Bob Levey, Getty Images
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Middle School Students Take Field Trip to Hooters

It's every eighth-grade boy's dream: a field trip that involves lunchtime at Hooters, a restaurant more renowned for its bust lines than its menu.

Though the central Pennsylvania middle school students may have been pleased, others were a little astounded at the teachers' restaurant of choice.

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