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Should Local Teachers Take Mandatory Sensitivity Training?
A teacher recently gave a young student a trophy that’s being deemed inappropriate. Could proper training on awareness avoided the issue? Are kids and parents a little too sensitive or was this just a bit ridiculous? In a story from the Washington Post, two teachers in Georgia are under some …
Should Kids Have to Worry About “Work Life Balance”?
How do you maintain a work life balance as an adult?  Is it something that’s actually important or should we just toughen up and be grateful we even have a job? Should kids have to worry about being over worked at school? Or is it something kids should just get used to? A woman recently …
Another Vaccine Is Now Mandatory for NY School Children
This week a new law was signed that will make it mandatory for all New York State students entering grades seven through twelve to receive a new vaccine. The Journal News reports that Governor Cuomo has signed a bill that requires students to be vaccinated against meningitis. The bill was strongly s…
Which Hudson Valley Schools Face Takeover?
Governor Cuomo has announced that over 170 schools face being taken over if their academic performance doesn’t improve. Which Hudson Valley schools are affected? The budget recently passed in our state allows for outside “receivers” to come in and correct the problems facing sch…
High School Requiring Pre-Approved Prom Dresses [VIDEO]
One high school has its students–and parents of students–up in arms over a new prom dress policy. Prom is a coming-of-age institution for American teens; it’s something that most kids look forward to and, in most cases–young women especially–view as an opportunity …

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