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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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Category: Education, Weird News
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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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Friends of the Abilene Public Library Help Keep Our Local Libraries Relevant

Public libraries aren't like they were when I was growing up. I remember my class taking weekly field trips to the local public library to check out a new book to read, and return the book from the previous week. As I grew older, I would go to research my school projects. But that was the extent of what you could do at the library. Times have changed. If you haven't been to one of the Abilene Public Libraries in a while, you may be surprised.

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School Bans ‘God Bless the USA’ From Kindergarten Graduation, Lee Greenwood Reacts

How young is too young to sing Lee Greenwood‘s patriotic anthem ‘Proud to Be an American’? According to PS90 principal Greta Hawkins, the country classic is not “age appropriate” to be performed during the Brooklyn, N.Y. elementary school’s kindergarten graduation. 

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Category: Education, Music News
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High School Teacher Tells Seniors They Aren’t ‘Special’ In Inspirational Graduation Speech

There are ten of thousands of high school and college commencement speeches every year in America, making it difficult for the speaker to say something particularly original.

However David McCullough, Jr. figured out a unique to make his words stand out when he did the commencement duties at Wellesley High School in Massachusetts.

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Category: Education, Weird News
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97-Year-Old Finally, Finally, Gets Her Diploma

Eighty years is a long time to wait, but for Ann Colagiovanni, the wait was worth it. This 97-year-old grandma’s road to a diploma spans eight decades and is simultaneously incredibly sad and utterly heartwarming.

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Eighth-Grader Snigdha Nandipati Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee — What Was the Clinching Word? [VIDEO]

If someone approached you on the street and asked you to spell “guetapens,” could you do it? If you’re San Diego eighth-grader Snigdha Nandipati, you could — that’s the word she correctly spelled on Thursday to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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Mother Outraged Over Daughter’s Award for ‘Most Homework Excuses’

Humorous academic superlatives are generally handed out in high school yearbooks. Maybe it’s best to keep it that way because a ”Catastrophe Award” for having the most homework excuses given to a third grader at Desert Springs Academy in Arizona is causing controversy.

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Category: Education, Weird News

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