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Police arrest 11-year-old over 'inappropriate' stick figure drawing

http://www.kdvr.com

His parents say they understand what he did was inappropriate, but are outraged by the way Arvada Police handled the case. The parents do not want their real names used.

They say “Tim” is being treated for ADD and his therapist told him to draw pictures when got upset, rather than disrupt the class. So that’s what he did. Last October, he drew stick figures of himself with a gun, pointed at four other stick figures with the words “teacher must die.”

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Teen fined $637 for using foul language in school

http://www.nbcdfw.com

A suburban Dallas teen-ager had to take on a waitressing job to pay $637 after being ticketed for using bad language in a high school classroom.

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What you already knew: college is a bad investment

http://news.yahoo.com

You are told that to make it in life, you must go to college. You work hard to get there. You or your parents drain savings or take out huge loans to pay for it all.

And you end up learning ... not much.

A study of more than 2,300 undergraduates found 45 percent of students show no significant improvement in the key measures of critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing by the end of their sophomore years....

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Bill Would Yank Your License if Your Kid Misses School

http://www.parentdish.com

The Parkersville News and Sentinel reports State Sen. Erik Wells has introduced a bill to yank your driver's license if your kid misses 10 or more days of school. You'd get a warning after the fifth unexcused absence.

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High School coach whips basketball players

http://edition.cnn.com

High School coach whips boys as a way to "save these young men from the destruction of self,"

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Worthy pushes plan aimed at truant parents

http://www.mlive.com

A Detroit-area prosecutor pushing a proposed statewide law that could jail parents for up to three days for repeatedly missing parent-teacher conferences continues to make her pitch.

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The Informal University

http://www.e-pages.dk

The Hippo interviews Kevin Bloom, co-founder of The Informal University. The Informal University offers low stress learning of a variety of interesting topics, most sprinkled with the ideas of liberty.

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NH teen who zapped nipples during shop class sues

http://www.wtop.com

Kyle Dubois and his parents claim teacher Thomas Kelley did not warn Dubois and other students of the dangers of the electrical demonstration cords in their electrical trades class.

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Innovation in Education -- Doesn't Require Coersive Force

http://money.cnn.com

Khan Academy, with Khan as the only teacher, appears on YouTube and elsewhere and is by any measure the most popular educational site on the web. Khan's playlist of 1,630 tutorials (at last count) are now seen an average of 70,000 times a day -- nearly double the student body at Harvard and Stanford combined. Since he began his tutorials in late 2006, Khan Academy has received 18 million page views worldwide.

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school with no pupils stays open

http://www.bbc.co.uk

A Carmarthenshire primary school is being told it must stay open at the cost of up to £110,000 - despite not having a single pupil.

education officials say the school must be ready to open in the autumn - with a fully paid head teacher.

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