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Parents Revolt Against High School’s New Approach to Teenage Contraception

While the United States takes measures such as abstinence initiatives, sexual education and sometimes criticizing Bristol Palin as a scare tactic to prevent teenage pregnancy, some schools in the UK are taking a much more direct route.

A report from the British National Health Service announced that many girls were given long-term contraceptives at school.

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Battle Over ‘Fighting Sioux’ Name Goes On

In the face of a controversy that has embroiled the entire state, the University of North Dakota will continue to use its contentious nickname, the "Fighting Sioux."

Even so, many school fans are growing weary of the seven-year fight over a name many people think is demeaning to Native Americans.

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Are Teachers Overpaid or Underpaid? – Survey of the Day

Although it varies from state to state, the average salary of a public school teacher in the United States is about $50,000 a year. For comparison sake, the average full-time worker in any profession has a median personal income of about $39,000 a year. Are teachers getting the better end of the stick?

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Lufkin Still in Class 5-A – But Just Barely

Lufkin High School is still a Class 5A school in District 14-5A, in the latest realignment by the University Interscholastic League.  In what turned out to be a minor reshuffling, the UIL is keeping Lufkin's "Friday night lights" in the same district with four high schools in Montgomery County, but has added two new schools.

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NASA Cameras Reveal Far Side of the Moon

A camera aboard one of NASA's twin Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) lunar spacecraft has returned its first unique and historic view of the far side of the moon.

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Pennsylvania Middle School Bans Ugg Boots [VIDEO]

Ugg boots may not seem like a contributing factor to bad behavior at school, but Pottstown Middle School in Pennsylvania claims they are a distraction and have banned the student body from wearing them.

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When It Comes to Accepting Evolution, Gut Feelings Trump Facts

Students will only accept the theory of evolution if they feel in their gut that its actually true, according to a new study conducted by Ohio State University. Researchers found that am immediate internal confirmation, or a “gut feeling”, heavily affects whether a person believes evolution is a true and proper theory.

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Twitter Helps Shy Students Take Part in Classroom Discussions Without Saying a Word

Twitter isn’t just a place for news or idle chatter. In fact, a new study reveals the microblogging service could be a powerful tool for educators, too.

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