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    7-year-old gets suspended for imaginary weapon

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    Since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in December, 2012, teachers and administrators are taking a close look at anything involving weapons on campus. This includes all students regardless of age or grade. Student violence is front and center on the national landscape and with …


    Tip for teen politicians: Do your homework

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    This is one admonition you’re used to hearing from your parents and teachers. It also applies if you run for public office whether that be on a local board or for your state legislature. In 2013, seventy years after the Supreme Court decided the issue regarding the …


    Is a C+ worth $1,300,000?

    Megan Thode photo from NPR.org

    Graduate student, Megan Thode, thinks so. In the fall of 2009 Megan was a student at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.  In one of her classes she received a C+ grade which she claims was unfair and affected her future earnings. Megan was taking a fieldwork …


    College student granted protection from parents

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    Are you familiar with the term “helicopter parents?” These are moms and dads who hover over their kids even after they’ve graduated from high school and gone off to college. It’s not an uncommon phenomenon but few students take formal action to stop it. Ohio …


    Inmate wants to be prosecuted for her brother’s murder

    Amy Bishop in court

    You didn’t misread the title of this article. Amy Bishop was a professor at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. In 2010, she walked into a faculty meeting and shot and killed three of her colleagues, wounding three others. She had recently been denied tenure which was suspected as a …


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