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Kindergarten Students Need To Focus On College And Career? [Video]

That's why one school decided to cancel an end of the year school play.

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Did Your Teacher Ever Go Crazy? [Video]

We've all had that one teacher who either went crazy, or was crazy. What's your story?

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Getty Images/ Thomas Holton
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Girl Banned From School For Shaving Her Head [Video]

Spoiler: The 9-year-old shaved her head to show support to her 11-year-old friend who is fighting cancer.

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City High, Jenison, And Spring Lake Lead West Michigan In U.S. News’ High School Rankings

Educational rankings are never perfect.  In fact, they are often controversial.  Still, they remain a useful tool.

A number of West Michigan schools have done well in the U.S. News rankings which were just released today.

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flickr/ sabrina ioana
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Grand Valley State University has Three Fulbright Scholars

Hearty Congratulations to Grand Valley State University, tied for second place in a ranking of faculty Fulbright Scholars among Master’s institutions, compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Is College Worth It? (Video)

Not going to college really wasn't an option in my family. It's what you did after high school. We all grew up hearing that college was the way to succeed- to get a good job, to make more money. But in today's economy, does that still ring true? With the brutal job market and student loan debt now surpassing credit card debt in the US, is college still a good investment?

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Black River High in Holland is top school in Michigan!
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Top West Michigan Schools For Your Kids

A Holland charter school is ranked first in the state for a top notch education for your kids.

Over the Memorial Weekend, The Washington Post released its annual list of top schools in the country and ranked Black River High -- a charter school -- the best in the state!

Four other West Michigan high schools also got the nod including: Forest Hills Central (18th); East Grand Rapids, (23rd); Lowell, (29th); and Jenison, (34th).

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Are Charter Schools the future of education?
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Will Charter Schools Replace Public Schools?

Parents who have been on the look out for a superior education for their children may not have to work so hard to get his or her children enrolled in a charter school.

I'm not 100% versed on all of the controversy surrounding funding and accredidation requirements, but I do know that public school districts have been battling the challenge of offering a higher educational standard or else parents will take state funding for their child(ren) elsewhere.  Of course, there is home schooling and parents then opt to pay out of their pocket -- as do parents who choose to send their kids to parochial or boarding schools.

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Can your baby learn a second language?
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Bilingual Babies Beat The Pack!

Pushing your kid to learn a bunch of stuff at an early age is a question every parent faces.

I think you and I would agree that it's a delicate balance between letting your child be a kid and motivating him or her to get a jump start in school

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