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Crocodile Infestation Gives Kids a Day Off From School

Everyone loves a good snow day, but that's nothing compared to a vicious onslaught of man-eating crocodiles.

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Should Kids Go to School Year-Round? — Survey of the Day

The two-and-a-half-month summer vacation that kids get was a mid-19th century compromise between rural school districts, which had children who needed to help out on the family farm, and urban districts, which often dealt with extreme heat in the summer.

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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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NJ Makes It Harder for Potential High School Dropouts to… Well, Drop Out

Sorry kids, but dropping out of high school in New Jersey may soon become more of a challenge.

As of now the Garden State requires that those between the ages of 6 and 16 attend school regularly, but a new bill being discussed in the state’s senate seeks to raise the mandatory age of high school attendance to 18.

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Philadelphia School Bans Ugg Boots

 

Where does it end?  Now a school in Philadelphia has banned students from wearing Ugg boots to class.  You won't believe the reason why.

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Computer Program To Help Kids Lose Weight Is A Fail

A group of Doctors, scientists and researchers conducted a two-year study of overweight and obese adolescent children (12 and 13 years old). The group tried to to modify dietary behavior by incorporating a web-based computer-tailored intervention program. The program aimed to increase physical activity, decrease sedentary behavior, and promote healthy eating among adolescents. The "FATaintPHAT" study did not produce the desired positive long-term outcome researchers were hoping for. However, there were positive short-term effects on eating behaviors, according to the report published online by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine and on the JAMA/Archives journals.

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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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Some School Districts Going To 4 Day Weeks Instead Of 5 [VIDEO]

With budgets being cut and school districts taking a big hit more and more. It's not enough, it seems, to cut programs like music and physical education now they want to cram a 5 day week into 4.

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5 Fun After School Activities That Keep Kids Learning

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A child’s day doesn’t end when the final school bell rings. In fact for many children it’s just beginning. Where to go for ideas? Oddly, pull from what your kids love most about school — and think outside the sandbox. From the physical, to the

Another Winter Storm & Schools Get A Slow Start
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Weather Delays & Closings

When crippling weather hits the Big Country, rest assured TownSquare Media will keep you updated, whether it's  school, church, daycare, civic, governmental and business closings / late starts or pertinent information you will find it all right here.

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Bikers Rally to Help Boy [VIDEO]

A 13-year-old boy named Cody Alicea rode his bicycle with an American flag on the back of it. Until School officials said no more American flag. Bikers to the rescue.

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