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Are Teachers Overpaid or Underpaid? – Survey of the Day

Although it varies from state to state, the average salary of a public school teacher in the United States is about $50,000 a year. For comparison sake, the average full-time worker in any profession has a median personal income of about $39,000 a year. Are teachers getting the better end of the stick?

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Frank & Clay Answer the Tough Questions at MMS Career Fair

What time do you get up?  Do you enjoy your job?  Do you get paid well?  Just a few of the questions asked during the MacArthur Middle School Career Fair. 

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You Won’t Believe What a Group of Parents Did to Get Better Schooling for Their Kids

Parents upset about the education their children are receiving at the Notre-Dame de Caderot school in southern France didn’t merely hold meetings or complain to the school board.

Instead, they stormed the building and took several teachers and the school headmistress hostage.

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Why Sixth Grade May Be the Most Important Factor for Your Child Graduating High School

The latest numbers show about eight percent of American kids drop out of high school before graduating. Want to keep your kids from becoming a statistic? Then pay attention to how they do in the sixth grade.

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What the Heck Does ‘Tergiversate’ Mean? It’s Dictionary.com’s Word Of The Year

If you find yourself looking for a dictionary (or more likely heading to Google) after reading that ‘tergiversate’ is Dictionary.com’s word of the year, you’re probably not alone.

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Lawton Teen Enters National Film Competition [video]

Tyler Franz has always been interested in video/film making. But it wasn't until Tyler entered a national contest that his skills in editing and directing and producing were tested. Tyler is a student in the media department at Lawton High School, and found the contest Voter's Choice Vids 4 Kids

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Awesome Professor Offers the Best Thanksgiving Lesson Ever [VIDEO]

If you watch carefully, it’s not hard to see how Biola University professor Matthew Weathers seamlessly goes from speaking to his class in person to appearing in a YouTube video projected on the classroom’s movie screen. But it’s still a neat trick, and it even comes with a timely lesson about the spirit of Thanksgiving. Watch the coolest lesson ever below.

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Guthrie May Be Out Of Oklahoma 5A State Playoffs Due To Illegal Player

With tonight being the last night of the regular season for high school football and the state playoffs due to start next Friday night across the state, the Oklahoma 5A bracket has been turned upside down with a scandal involving the # 1 team in 5A the Guthrie Bluejays, and could cost them the state playoffs.

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Basketball Fans Earn Team Technical But It Tradition[VIDEO]

The College Basketball season gets underway this week and there are many traditions like Rock Chalk Jayhawk at the University of Kansas or the Cameron Crazies at Duke, but John Brown University in Arkansas has a tradition of their very own and it takes place after the first basket of the season of the first home game.

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Bathroom Visits Limited for Some Students at Illinois High School

Students at Evergreen Park High School in Illinois may be well-advised to avoid excessive water intake — or find themselves with longer school days.

Some teachers there have implemented a policy of allowing each student only three bathroom visits during class each semester. Any subsequent visits require students to make up the class time later in the day.

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Study Shows TV Can Hinder the Development of Children Under 2

Pediatricians and development experts have strongly urged parents, once again, to limit the amount of television their young children watch.

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a recommendation to all parents of children under 2 years old Tuesday. It stressed that any time spent in front of a video screen provides no educational benefits for children under age 2 and can even delay development by leaving less time for important interaction and play.

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What Are America’s Most Expensive Colleges?

Forbes, along with the Center for College Affordability & Productivity, tallied up the cost of tuition, books, transportation, computers, and room and board to determine the new list of America’s most expensive colleges. And some of them may surprise you.

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