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Why Sixth Grade May Be the Most Important Factor for Your Child Graduating High School

The latest numbers show about eight percent of American kids drop out of high school before graduating. Want to keep your kids from becoming a statistic? Then pay attention to how they do in the sixth grade.

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Can Electricity Shock Your Brain Into Learning Faster? It Works for the Air Force

One of the toughest things to teach Air Force pilots who guide unmanned attack drones is how to accurately spot targets in complex radar images. Researchers, however, have found a way to cut that lengthy training time in half.

Delivering a mild electrical current to pilots’ brains through EEG electrodes placed on the scalp — a process called transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) — can accelerate learning and improve pilot accuracy. In addition, that accuracy is sustained for up to 40 minutes, whereas it otherwise typically declines after 20 minutes.

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Facebook and Twitter Are Harming Our Kids, Says Majority — Survey of the Day

Facebook, Twitter and all the other social media sites have changed the way young people interact with each other, but according to a survey from Poll Position, the majority of Americans don’t think this has been a change for the better.

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Teacher Realizes ‘The Daily Show’ Is More Harmful to Students Than He Thought [VIDEO]

Back in the day, high school classes would only show “how a bill becomes a law” videos, but Rhett Felix, a teacher at Eureka High school outside of Peoria, Illinois, tried to spice things up a bit. He used clips from Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart‘ to educate his students about current events, but the local school board placed him on paid suspension once word got out.

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Wiley College and USC Will Repeat Famous 1935 Debate Match

Little Wiley College in Marshall, Texas made history in 1935, when its debate team dethroned the powerful and formidable debate team from the University of Southern California and won the national championship.

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DA Who Never Prosecuted Penn State Ass’t Coach Has Been Missing for 6 Years

It's been learned that the Pennsylvania District Attorney who decided against prosecuting a former Penn State assistant football coach on child rape charges has been missing without a trace since 2005.

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Updated GI Bill Expands Veterans’ College and Job Training Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs -- VA -- is spreading the word about new updates to the Post 9/11 GI Bill that now covers vocational, on-the-job training, apprenticeship training, and correspondence schools.

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State’s Fastest Growing Community College is Panola, in Carthage

Panola College in Carthage is growing faster than any other community college system in Texas, according to the Texas Association of Community Colleges.  Panola's enrollment is a little over 2550 students, which is 10.1 percent higher than last year.

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