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Parents Can No Longer Hug Other Children in One Maryland School District

I've spent many hours in local schools reading to youngsters, at assemblies and of course at events with my own children. So I am quite shocked to hear about this new policy from a school district in Maryland. Parents can no longer hug any

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What Are the Chances of Sex Education at the Age of 5 in Shreveport or Bossier City Schools? [POLL]

It hasn't happened here in the Ark-La-Tex yet. And maybe it never will. However, if you lived in Chicago, you would have to deal with the possibility of sex education as your child enters Kindergarten.

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Top Louisiana Educator Steve Monaghan Talks Guns in Classrooms, Says Teachers Could Have ‘Make My Day’ Situation

Lots of talk about guns these days. Some even suggest that teachers should be allowed to have guns in their classrooms. This prompted Steve Monaghan, President of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, to say that's a bad idea.

But he went one step further, envisioning a scenario where a teacher having a rough day could use a gun as a disciplinary tool, or worse.

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[UPDATED] Winter Weather Causes School Closings in Shreveport-Bossier & the Ark-La-Tex

This week's blast of winter weather in Shreveport, Bossier and other nearby cities have led to a round of school closings. Here is how Caddo Parish schools, Northwestern State University and more are dealing with the weather.

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Obama Daughter’s School Has 11 Armed Guards

The conservative website Breitbart.com is reporting that the two daughters of President Barack Obama attend a school where armed guards are present as a matter of fact.

While the President seeks tighter gun control restrictions in the wake of the murders in Newtown, Connecticut, the Washington D.C. school Sidwell Friends, has 11 security officers and is preparin

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Job Market (Finally) Improving for College Grads — Dollars and Sense

For recent college graduates, the economic downturn and very, very slow recovery of the past few years have been brutal. But things may be looking up.

According to the Job Outlook 2013 survey, employers are on track to hire 13 percent more graduates from the class of 2013 than they did for those who walked away with their degrees in 2012.

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School Lunch Changes Spark Protests Around the Country

School lunches have changed across the country and many parents and students are not too happy about what's being served in the lunchrooms.

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photo by Thompson Smithson for Getty Images
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Parents and Students Not Happy About New School Lunch Guidelines [VIDEO]

School lunch calorie limits are on the way. New federal guidelines are trimming the number of calories that can be served in all public school cafeterias.

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Bossier Parish Community College Offering Beginner’s Paranormal Investigation Course

Ever want to explore the mysteries of the paranormal while having fun being spooked by the unknown? Here is your chance! Join paranormal investigators from Louisiana Spirits at BPCC as they take you through three sessions.

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Are School Supplies Poisoning Your Kids?

You may be surprised to find out how many items that your kids have with them at school can make them sick. An organization tested backpacks, three-ring binders, and lunchboxes, and found that 75% had elevated levels of toxic chemicals called phthalates.

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Check Out School Dress Codes from the 60′s

School rules from 1966

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Back to the Books for Caddo Students

photo by Erin McCarty

Buses are rolling and Caddo Parish students are headed back to class today. Parents were out in force snapping up school supplies to make sure their children were ready for day 1.

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