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Hawaiian High School Senior Goes 2,000 Days Without Missing School — How’d She Do It?

While many students invent illnesses in order to play hooky, 17-year-old Hawaiian teen Ciara Cetraro has the unique distinction of never missing a day of school in her entire academic career, dating back to kindergarten. She is hoping to graduate on May 19 with a perfect attendance record.

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Two-Year-Old Genius Accepted Into Mensa

Every parent likes to think their toddler is a genius. But the parents of two-year-old Anthony Popa Urria have the Mensa membership to back that up.

Still in diapers, Anthony has been admitted into the high IQ-society on the strength of his 154 IQ, which is just short of the scores of great thinkers Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawkins.

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Tennessee Bans Students from Holding Hands in School — Claims It’s a ‘Gateway Sexual Activity’

Despite some studies that have shown the ineffectiveness of abstinence-only education for teenagers, several states and even the federal government have doubled down their stance on the controversial sex-ed program.

Tennessee has taken the idea one step further.

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12 Ways to Tell That Student Loan Interest Payments Are Getting Too High

If you’re still carrying the huge financial burden of a student loan, chances are you’re trying to decide between living in a home with running electricity and lights or something more substantial than a jar of lukewarm mayonnaise in the fridge.

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Student Loan Interest Rates Could Double

Taking on any amount of debt can be scary, but for college students who rely on student loans to pay their tuition and fees, a possible hike in interest rates could make their debt situation even scarier.

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Controversy Erupts After Father Secretly Tapes Teachers Verbally Abusing Autistic Son [VIDEO]

Confused by reports that his autistic son had suddenly become violent at school, New Jersey dad Stuart Chaifetz made the child wear a recording device in an attempt get to the bottom of things. Shockingly, he discovered that a teacher and a teacher’s aide were verbally abusing learning-disabled children at Horace Mann Elementary School in the town of Cherry Hill.

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Ravalli County Bans Unvaccinated From School

Ravalli County health officials trying to stop a whooping cough outbreak are banning all unimmunized students from schools in Corvallis and Victor until May 13.

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Recent College Graduates Having a Ridiculously Tough Time Finding Work

As the debate rages over whether getting a college degree is worth the money, a new set of statistics is giving many people pause — seems half of recent college grads are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge.

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Actors, Artists Aim to Turn Around Failing Schools

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington and Forest Whitaker are signing up for a new initiative with the Obama administration to adopt failing schools and help turn them around by integrating arts education throughout the schools.

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Graduation Matters Carnival, May 31st – June 3rd [EVENT]

In an effort to continue meeting graduation goals in the Missoula school district, Superintendent Denise Juneau has spearheaded Graduation Matters Montana. This local organization is on a mission to ensure that students in Montana state graduate and advance towards college and real-world professions.

According to their website, 65% of all Montana high schoolers are part of their community’s Graduation Matters program. That is 27,991 students! And in celebration, Townsquare Media is honoring graduates, along with their families and friends with a unique and exciting 3 days of fun:

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