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Parents Get All Bent Out of Shape Over School’s Yoga Program, Cite Religious Objection

Over the last couple decades, yoga has gone from being thought of as a mystical ancient Indian discipline to a mainstream exercise practiced the world over.

In fact, all students in the Encinitas Union School District, which is in the San Diego area, now do yoga twice a week as part of their physical education curriculum. But this isn't sitting well with some parents, who are worried that the Hindu philosophy on which yoga is based is seeping into these lessons.

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Indiana Mom Stirs Up Big Trouble By Sending Gay Son to School with a Stun Gun to Confront Bullies

An Indiana mother is making headlines today because she sent her 17-year old gay son, Darnell Young, to school at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis one day last month armed with a stun gun to protect himself against bullies.

Now the teen is facing expulsion.

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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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Burgers for Breakfast — Florida Schools Serve Lunch Before 10 AM [VIDEO]

Is a cheeseburger or a corn dog appropriate early-morning fare for kids? Some Florida schools think so.

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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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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 e

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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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10 Great Songs About School

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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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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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