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Detroit Bribes Kids with Free Pair of Shoes to Get Them to Come to School

There is no better motivation to get kids to show up for school quite like some good old fashion bribery, right? Well, the city of Detroit seems to think so.

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Two Reported Dead in College Station Shooting

Police confirm two people have died after today’s shooting near the Texas A&M campus. KBTX reports the gunman is in custody.

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College Kids Can Save $$$ on Textbooks

The cost of going to college goes higher every year -- especially the costs of textbooks.  Fresh-faced high school grads enrolling in college and signing up for classes often go into "sticker shock" when they go to the campus bookstore to buy the textbooks they need.

There was a time -- in mom and dad's day -- when a student could get all the textbooks she or he needed for a couple of hundred dollars - tops.  Not any more.  Those days are long gone history.

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Teachers Need School Supplies Too

Everybody knows kids need school supplies, but we don't usually think about their teachers and their needs.  They need supplies too, but the school district isn't always able to provide everything they need. Well take heart, because their friends and neighbors at Angelina Beautiful/Clean are riding to the rescue.

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source: The First Tee
source: The First Tee
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First Tee Golf Program Comes to Diboll ISD

The Diboll Free Press reports that Diboll ISD's Temple Elementary School has been chose to participate in The First Tee National School Program, which promotes character development and life-enhancing values while teaching kids to play golf.

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Federal Budget Cuts May Kill LISD Pre-K

The Lufkin News reports Lufkin School District officials are worrying out loud about the federal funding the district stands to lose when the Federal Budget Control Act goes into effect in January.

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Were the NCAA Sanctions Too Much for Penn State? — Sports Survey of the Day

The scandal at Penn State is one of the worst in the history of sports. The NCAA handed down its punishment on Monday, but was it too harsh?

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Is College Still Worth the Money It Costs? — Survey of the Day

It used to be a given that a college education was worth the money. But the price of a four-year education has skyrocketed over the last couple decades, and — due to the bad economy –a college degree has become less of a surefire job guarantee.

So have these factors changed opinions on college’s worthiness?

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