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6 Birth Control Questions Answered

You’ve settled into your dorm room and checked out your classes, but there is one more thing you need to do to start the school year right: make sure you can get your birth control! Now that you’re ba…

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A Classroom Without Walls: The Power of Outdoor Learning

At the edge of a sprawling pine forest in southern Sweden, a blond boy who is just shy of his second birthday fearlessly scales some tall, moss-clad boulders like it was nobody's business. Below the r…

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The New Way to Track Heart-Healthy Fitness in Schools

Are kids putting enough effort into physical education class? Educators in Dubuque, Iowa are determined to find out. Starting this school year, middle and high school students will be required to w…

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Study Shows Girls Have Always Been Better at School

A new international peer-reviewed study has concluded that over the last century, girls have always outperformed boys to get higher grades in school.  The findings, published in the American Psycholog…

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8 Best & Worst Foods for Energy

Forget caffeine -- with some simple diet retooling, you can eat your way to an active, productive and focused day. Read on for tips and tricks on what to eat and what to avoid for long-lasting energy.…

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School Buses & Idling: Toxic Air in the Making

by Laura Michelle Burns After 16 days soggy straight days of rain here in North Central Ohio, the beginning of school caught me by surprise. Our summer passed in the blink of an eye, and now I’m walk…

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Why Are We Getting Rid of Gym Class?

Students all over the country are heading back to school this month. For many, this means saying goodbye to the activities and exercise opportunities of summer. Instead, students will take on more sed…

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What Do America’s Teachers Really Make? (Infographic)

America ranks 17th in global education. What many are calling an "education crisis" greatly impacts students, but what about our educators? It's no secret that teachers work long hours in exchange for…

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Students: Just Say No to Dissection

Every year millions of students around the United States dissect animals with no regard as to where that animal came from or how it suffered. Although the dissections are for learning purposes, does t…

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Stop Bullying: In Memory of Amanda

I feel compelled today to write about bullying after reading the tragic story of Amanda Todd, a beautiful girl from Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada who committed suicide after being bullied and abused by k…

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