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You're Not Special - Graduation Speech delivered near Boston
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Full Transcript – ‘You’re Not Special’ Graduation Speech [VIDEO]

There has been a bit of controversy about a brutally-honest graduation speech with the theme 'You're Not Special' which was delivered in Boston recently. The commencement address, given by David McCullough, an English teacher at Wellesley High School, tells it like it is.

Some are critical of the speech because it's not 'positive'. I say, "Bravo, Mr. McCullough, bravo!"

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Mr. Rogers re-mix
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Check Out Catchy New Mr. Rogers Re-Mix [Video]

Fred Rogers, beloved host of 'Mr. Rogers Neighborhood' on PBS, died in February of 2003. Thanks to Youtube and digital technology, he will never be forgotten. Check out a snappy Mr. Rogers re-mix after the jump.

 

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Fenton High School Juniors produce Bully video, but it's pulled by FHS administrators`
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‘Bully’ Video Produced by Fenton High School Students, Banned by Administrators [Watch Here]

A controversial video titled 'Bully', produced by Fenton High School Juniors Abby Barnard and Kirsten Humitz, has been pulled from YouTube at the request of FHS administrators.

The video features some rather disturbing accounts of bullying from victims, as well as those who've participated in bullying other students.

Is the school upset because students say school administrators sometimes look the other way?

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'My Live With Autism
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Eight Year Old Flushing Boy With Autism Writes Book – Available On Amazon

Ethan Rice, an eight year old boy from Flushing has been diagnosed with Autism. What he did with that diagnosis will inspire you! Details after the jump.

 

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Where Do You Believe The Origin Of Mankind Began? (Poll)

Some people believe we were creates by God. Others believe in the theory of evolution for our appearance, and a third group believes there is a combination of God and evolution at work. How we came to be on this earth has long been a subject of debate. So which school of thought do you follow?

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How Much To Spend On A Graduation Gift?

It looks like this years graduates will be rolling in the dough at their grad party — a new survey shows that we will spend almost $5 billion on graduation gifts this year.

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Adorable Hair Style Gets 4 Year Old Sent Home From School [VIDEO]

Her father is a hairdresser, and this cute four year old told him that she wanted to look like a princess for her school pictures. He fixed her up, but her school sent her home because they say the style violates their dress code. Watch the video after the jump, and see if you agree!

 

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Bruno Mars
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800 Students And Teachers Sing Bruno Mars Song In A Touching Flash Mob For Their Principal’s Sick Baby [VIDEO]

She took a leave of absence from Woodlake Elementary School in Mandeville, Louisiana to be with her baby son as he battled cancer. On the last day of school Tara Dragon Hernandez returned as the vice-principal for the school's year end assembly and was surprised, overwhelmed and moved to tears by this...watch the video after the jump!

 

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Bills Would Raise Age For Kindergarten Start In Michigan [POLL]

Backers of a later starting age for kindergarten in Michigan say it would bring the state in line with most of the country and reflects the more academic focus of early education in our time.The Michigan Senate unanimously passed legislation May 3 that would move up the date by which a child needs to turn 5 in order to enter kindergarten to Sept. 1 from Dec. 1.

Michigan is just one of just a few states with such a late cutoff date. Sen. Darwin Booher says research shows delaying kindergarten by as few as three months leads to significantly improved test scores.

Do you think it's a good idea? Take our people poll after the jump.

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Flint Children’s Museum ‘Messy Art Tuesday’ and More Fun Days

The Flint Children's Museum is closed on Monday, but it's rockin' for kids of all ages the other six days of the week. The Flint Children's Museum features over 40 "hands-on" educational and fun exhibits every day, plus plenty of special activities.

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True-Color Deep Space Image Taken In Southern Sky
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Telescope Users Workshop Saturday at Longway Planetarium

If you own a telescope, or are thinking of getting one, here is a great opportunity to learn how to properly use different types of telescopes from Longway Planetarium Astronomer, Richard Walker.

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Recent Flint Weather Inspires Family Emergency Preparedness Course

We probably all passed the flooded yard, driveway, or house after last Thursdays torrential downpour, and in the last few days we've seen the cleanup marked by bags of wet garbage moved to the curb.

The recent extreme flooding in Flint has inspired Mott Community College to offer a course to help families prepare for the challenges of weather and other emergencies

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