Teacher Fired for Facebook Post: Facebook Troubles

Teacher Fired for Facebook Post: Facebook Troubles

by: Ann Bibby Dr. June Talvitie-Siple, a high school math supervisor in Cohasset, Massachusetts, learned her lesson about Facebook privacy settings the hard way – she lost her job. Arrogant and Snobby Not realizing her status update wasn’t restricted to friends only, Dr. Talvitie-Siple groused about the upcoming school year calling the residents of Cohasset […]

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 10 New (School) Year Resolutions

10 New (School) Year Resolutions

by Terri Hall-Jackson As summer vacation comes to an end, for many of us, thoughts turn back towards school.  Late August to early September feels as much like a beginning to me as January 1st.  It’s that school year rhythm that’s embedded deep in my psyche.  As I consider the new school year, I ask […]

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Teen Sex Doesn’t Equal Bad Grades

Teen Sex Doesn’t Equal Bad Grades

by: Ann Bibby Although it probably isn’t the news some adults want to hear, researchers now say that teenagers who engage in sex are not any more likely to perform poorly in school than their virgin peers. In fact, teens in committed relationships are just as likely to earn good grades and go on to […]

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College Kids Plagiarize A LOT! Blame the Internet?

College Kids Plagiarize A LOT! Blame the Internet?

by: Kristina Chew 40 percent of undergraduates in the US admitted to copying at least a few sentences on written assignments. When asked whether copying from the Internet is ‘serious cheating,’ only 29 percent of students answered yes. A few years ago, 34 percent said such copying—plagiarizing—was ‘serious cheating.’ Plagiarism On the Rise at US […]

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How Parenting Advice Just Makes You Feel Like a Big Loser

How Parenting Advice Just Makes You Feel Like a Big Loser

by Eric Steinman Something happened to parenting in the last few decades. Maybe it was Dr. Spock with his watershed Baby and Child Care book released in 1946? Or possibly the hardbound avalanche of parenting advice books (type in “parenting advice” on an Amazon.com search and you will get 87,608 experts eager to show you […]

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Bad Apples and Good Parents: Can Decent People Raise Indecent Children?

Bad Apples and Good Parents: Can Decent People Raise Indecent Children?

by Eric Steinman I have known so many parents in my life that repeatedly, and habitually; take credit for their children’s good behavior and achievements in life. I have a somewhat contrary view of assuming the acclaim or glory for a child’s success and accomplishment, and this is a view that doesn’t win over proud […]

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Adderall: The New Study Buddy?

Adderall: The New Study Buddy?

by: Ann Bibby The last all-nighter I pulled was as a college sophomore. Diet Coke and No Doz were my study aids, but after being laid low several days later with a migraine borne of sleep deprivation, I was a convert to actually studying throughout the semester rather than trying to cram months worth of […]

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She Was Old; She Deserved To Die

She Was Old; She Deserved To Die

by: Judy Molland On this Mother’s Day, let’s re-affirm that every life is equally valuable, from the very old to the very young. A few days ago I came across some news that I was sure I must have misunderstood. I hadn’t. A Freeport, Long Island, teenager charged with crashing a van into a house, […]

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Schools, Not Parents, Should Teach Kids about Sex

by: Ann Bibby A new sex education program proposed by the Ontario government outraged parents so much that the Premier backed down and the program was scrapped. Among other things that had parents reaching for their pitch forks was that the curriculum, which would have begun at grade three, threatened to teach children the proper […]

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