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How Teacher In-Service and Planning Days Benefit Students

Many people don’t know what teachers do on planning and in-service days. They wonder what these days are, why teachers need them, and how they benefit students. There’s a lot that goes into putting these days on the academic calendar. It’s worth it to find out what’s really going on in schools when teachers go …

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Grade Retention: Getting Left Back in Middle School and High School

Are you and your child worried about him/her failing too many classes and repeating a grade? Depending on which state you live in, failing one or two classes may not be enough to hold someone back. Even if they repeat a grade, there are benefits to getting held back. How many classes do you have …

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How to Provide the Discipline that Children Crave

Discipline is one of those ideas that everyone understands in concept, but applying it can be tricky. Most parents know the importance of instilling discipline in their child to ensure they grow to be mature and responsible adults. But implementing your ideas on discipline presents a path filled with challenges and traps that can have …

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Top Reasons Why Kids Can’t Vote (and How to Get Them Ready)

Some people believe kids should have the right to vote. They argue that government policies impact children more than adults because kids will have to deal with the consequences of today’s decisions long into the future. Opponents of the idea think that minors are not ready for the responsibility that comes along with voting. Why …

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