Schools in Flagstaff, Ariz. are sending letters to parents of overweight students, urging lifestyle changes.
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August 03, 2010
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July 13, 2010
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June 28, 2010
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June 18, 2010
A teacher in British Columbia cut a student's picture out of all but one copy of their school's yearbook after discovering the student made a disparaging comment about the principal.
May 25, 2010
After allowing four students to dress in Klan hoods in school for a film project, an Atlanta teacher is now facing suspension or termination.
May 24, 2010
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May 18, 2010
A geometry teacher in Jefferson County, Ala., was paid a visit by the Secret Service after he reportedly attempted to elucidate a lesson on parallel lines and angles by illustrating where one would need to be positioned in order to shoot President Obama. The secret service did not find a "credible...