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Skimpy Dresses Banned From High School Prom [VIDEO]

Did the weird clothes you wore when you were a teen hurt anything or anyone? I didn't think so.

Prom dresses that show too much skin are banned from the high school prom in Southington, Connecticut. A committee made up of parents, students and faculty agreed on the adoption of a new prom dress code. Must be everything else is taken care of.

 

See the dresses after the jump.

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Student Reprimanded For Wearing A T-Shirt That Read ‘All The Cool Girls Are Lesbians’

A Massachusetts high school has set off a national free speech debate after a student was reprimanded for wearing a T-shirt that proclaimed, 'All the Cool Girls Are Lesbians.'

The student, who hasn't been publicly identified, complained in a letter to the chairwoman of the Lynn, Mass School Committee  and mayor of the town that in January, she was asked by a vice principal to cover up the T-shirt and never wear it again.

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Girl Borrows Asthma Inhaler And Gets Expelled From School

A girl who borrowed her friend's asthma inhaler at a school in Colorado got expelled because officials say she broke the school's drug policy. The school says no one is allowed to share prescription drugs, but the families of both girls are saying it was an accident.

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Fatty Foods Under Attack In Texas Schools
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Fed Up With Lunch Menu, Students Boycott Cafeteria Food

Students at a junior high school in Texas staged a four day boycott of cafeteria food because they wanted healthier lunch options on the menu. The students brought lunch from home because they wanted to get the point across for the school to add healthier alternatives including salads.

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Michigan Co-Ed Entrepreneur Launched A ‘Walk Of Shame” Shuttle Service [VIDEO]

Just five bucks gets you a ride, a bottle of water, a five dollar-off coupon for the 'morning after' pill and a complimentary high-five. Meet the University of Michigan Senior Kellyann Wargo, who just launched a Walk of Shame Shuttle to ferry the lovesick and hungover home on Valentine's Day.

Basically Kellyanne is a college student in Ann Arbor. She's become a bit of a local celebrity with her Walk Of Shame Shuttle. Her motto '"Faster than a taxi because I speed (and I don't judge).'

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Teacher Has Students Write Cards To Inmates

How would you feel if you found out your child wrote a Christmas card to an inmate? One teacher in New York is on leave right now, after the school found out she had her students make Christmas cards for lonely inmates. Some of the cards even had students' names and addresses on them.

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Think You’ve Got It Tough? Meet The Omaha Wrestler Who Competes With No Hands [VIDEO]

There's an Omaha, Nebraska Westside High School wrestler who proves the difference between the impossible and possible lies in a man's determination. Meet Maks Richards, he was born without hands. Maks is a wrestler and the sophomore is no slouch. He has two varsity wins.

Richards has been surprising people throughout his career. Read more and watch Maks in action after the jump.

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Britain’s New Approach to Teenage Contraception

Sexuality among teens has always had a challenge being addressed by parents and educators. Stopping teens from being sexually active takes many forms, preaching abstinance, sex education and scare tactics have never really worked. Now, some schools in the UK are trying a different approach

A report from the British National Health Service announced that many girls were given long-term contraceptives at school.

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Make It Tougher To Be A High School Dropout?

Here is an idea that just might have opportunities all across America. With so many young people dropping out of school, the state of New Jersey is going to make it more of a challenge to quit.

It's no surprise that kids  between the ages of 6 and 16 are required attend school regularly, but there is a new bill being discussed in the state’s senate seeks to raise the mandatory age of high school attendance to 18.

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Home-Schooled Kids Playing On Public School Sports Teams? Tim Tebow Says Yes

There's a new bill that has the preliminary approval of the Virginia House of Delegates, which would allow home-schooled students a chance to play on public school sports teams.

The Tebow Bill is named after home-schooled Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, who thinks these kids should have a chance to play sports, while others say it wouldn't be fair.

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Free Financial Aid Seminar Sunday at UM-Flint

Going to college costs a fortune. If you compare how much college graduates make vs. what high school grads make over a lifetime, the high cost is worth the investment. If you're willing to do some homework and legwork, you can get a lot of that paid for by other people. Sunday, February 12th, the University of Michigan-Flint will host College Goal Sunday with volunteer assistance in properly filling out the FAFSA forms (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

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Principal On Leave For Letting Students Swallow Cinnamon

Students at a school in Connecticut participated in a "cinnamon challenge" during lunch and now the principal is on leave for allowing it to happen. The students were swallowing spoonfuls of cinnamon, but some say this has resulted in fits of coughing and even vomiting in other cases of this challenge going on at other schools.

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