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What Are America’s Top Colleges?

When the shocking cost of going to college nearly constitutes selling a kidney to an international ring of black market organ dealers, would-be students should probably ask themselves whether their education is really worth waking up in a bathtub full of ice just to pay for it.

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Walk With Pride Program Provides New Shoes for Abilene Area School Children

Walk With Pride is an annual program that helps provide a new pair of back-to-school shoes for Big Country students. 'Walk With Pride' is a cooperative effort of the Salvation Army and the Abilene Association of Realtors. The program has been going on for over 25 years and is available to all children ages 4 through 12 years of age, the kids must be enrolled in head-start thru the 5th grade. Here's how to apply.

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Free Immunizations Clinic for School Aged Children in Abilene is August 2nd

Get your kids immunizations all caught up before school starts this Thursday, August 2nd, 2012. The Medical Care Mission will be holding a free immunization clinic at their offices on Pine Street. There are some things you'll need to bring with you in order to get your kids their shots.

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Can Too Much Homework Lead to Worse Grades?

It may seem like summer’s just begun, but parents are already focused on the upcoming school year — and some are even encouraging their kids to study now and get a head-start on all the work ahead.

But does all that extra time with the books pay off?

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Texas Tech ‘Red Raider Send Off’ in Abilene is August 3rd [VIDEO]

The Big Country Chapter of the Texas Tech Parents Association will be hosting their annual 'Texas Tech Red Raider Send Off' August 3rd, 2012 at Frontier Texas. Tech supporters from Abilene are invited to come out and assist friends and family of area students that will be leaving for Texas Tech University in Lubbock,  for a big send off gathering.

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You May Not Believe How Much Parents Will Spend On Back-to-School Supplies This Year — Survey of the Day

For a kid, there may be nothing more depressing than the first advertisements for back-to-school sales, which remind them that their summer vacation won’t last forever.

The only thing more depressing for parents may be the cost of sending their little ones back to a new classroom.

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Summer Safety Camp Comes to Safety City in Abilene

Looking for something your kids can do this summer? Look no more, because the folks at Abilene' Safety City are holding a 'Summer Safety Camp' for students entering 2nd through the 4th grade. Summer Safety Camp will include pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular safety, just for starters. The only down side to this, they are limited to the first 40 kids to sign up, here's all the details.

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The Abilene Public Library Will Host a “Conquer Your Kindle” Class

My wife was given a Kindle by her employer for Christmas 2010. Christmas 2011, her boss gave her a 'Kindle Fire', and I was handed down her first one. At first I said "wow, an over grown iPhone for books, great." I didn't appreciate this hand me down e-book, until Janis Test with the Abilene Library, told me that I can check-out books with my Kindle and that the library has a 'Conquer your Kindle' class that I needed to take. That class is coming up again.

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Georgia Teachers Go Way Above and Beyond By the Call of Duty By Offering Free Tutoring This Summer [VIDEO]

Even after an $89 million budget cut forced the Gwinnett County school system in Georgia to cut 600 jobs, some teachers there are so dedicated that they’re now volunteering their time to tutor kids for free.

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If You Want Your Kids to Turn Out Well, Get Them Involved in Music

Want to make your kids better people?

Here’s new that will be music to your ears.

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Family Claims 19 Straight Years of Straight A’s

For the past 19 years, at least one of Maureen and Allan Kogut’s six boys have attended Marley Middle School in Glen Burnie, MD. And for the past nearly two decades, none of them has received a final grade of anything less than an A.

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Student Caught With 35-Foot Long Cheat Sheet

Anyone who’s been faced with a difficult test has at least been tempted to scribble some notes on their hand, or maybe try to stuff a small answer key under their watch. But a high school student in Kazakhstan (yup, that Kazakhstan) took the cheat sheet concept to what should be its ridiculous conclusion when he was caught with 35-feet of crib sheet during an university entrance exam.

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