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Patriotism Is Alive And Well In Texas

This is yet another reason I am proud to now call Texas my home! In Cypress, TX (near Houston), during the pledge of allegiance and moment of silence that opened Friday’s school day at Cy-Fair High School. Groundskeeper Clayton Allen Jr. set aside his equipment to honor the moment and a teacher took a picture of him doing it. That picture--and the story behind it--are quickly going viral!

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VISD Pre-Kindergarten Registration

VISD Pre-K preregistration will be held from March 17-April 4, 2014 at you neighborhood elementary campus during school hours. Application forms will be available in the school's front office, and if your child is deemed eligible for prekindergarten, you will have the opportunity to preregister them for the upcoming school year.

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Area School Closures, Late Starts

With the threat of temperatures hovering near or at freezing in the overnight/early morning hours tonight and tomorrow. some area schools have announced they will be closed, or starting classes late. We have the latest listings here!

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Earl Pitts 11/15/13: Food Allergies

Earl is suspicious of food allergies. Schools these days are quite often "peanut-free zones." But Mr. Pitts believes there may be more to the recent trend of kids being "allergic" to certain foods. If you missed it this morning, you can listen here!

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Kid Calls 911 For Help…With Math!

We hear every so often of people calling the 911 Emergency line for things that are far from emergencies; whether it's because their favorite fast food restaurant ran out of chicken nuggets, or they think they're dying from eating too many pot-laced brownies, the stories are nearly endless. But here's a 911 call that will no doubt make you smile!

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Almost Impossible Trivia for 8/19/13

Congratulations to David Taylor of Victoria! He knew the answer to today’s Almost Impossible Trivia Question, and won a couple of yummy Jack In The Box Tacos!

Q:  There are around 480,000 of these on the road each day in the U.S. What?

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10 Ways to Give Your Kids a Boost By Helping Them Study Better

When your kids go back to school, it’s almost like you go back to school, too. Teachers and childhood development professionals agree that when a child’s parents are involved in his education, he learns more and gets better grades. That means, you have just as big a responsibility in his schoolwork as he does.

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MyTudut, Flickr
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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

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Fall means school, and school means homework, and homework –- for many a family -– means stress and arguments. But getting homework done doesn’t have to be a daily battle. Here are a few easy

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Indiana Is No Longer Requiring Its Public Schools to Teach Cursive Writing
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Indiana Is No Longer Requiring Its Public Schools to Teach Cursive Writing

According to the Indiana Department of Education, cursive is becoming obsolete.

In a memo sent to school leaders in the state, it was recommended that schools stop teaching cursive, and instead use that time to make its students more proficient in keyboard use.

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Middle School Students Take Field Trip to Hooters
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Middle School Students Take Field Trip to Hooters

It's every eighth-grade boy's dream: a field trip that involves lunchtime at Hooters, a restaurant more renowned for its bust lines than its menu.

Though the central Pennsylvania middle school students may have been pleased, others were a little astounded at the teachers' restaurant of choice.

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Sarah's reasons for keeping it together
Sarah's reasons for keeping it together
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The Morning Of A Stay At Home Mom

I’m a stay-at-home mom. When I tell people that, I get a lot of “What do you do all day?” I really wish I could say that I do nothing, that I sit around and watch soaps and internet shop all day long.

In all honesty, at the end of the day when I look back, I haven’t gotten anything noticeable done. I’m sure my husband wonders what I do all day, too. So I decided to write down every single thing I did for one day. Just to give you a glimpse of what I do. Here is a typical Tuesday morning.

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