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Mid-Michigan School To Add Cameras To Classrooms [VIDEO]

This is not only for safety but to help teachers deliver the day's lesson.

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Buda Mendes, Getty Images
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Some Schools May Want To Run A Back Ground Check On You

This idea is being kicked around in the United States.  Parents have been banned from watching their children compete at sporting events unless they have had and passed a criminal records check.

Would you support a law like this in Michigan?

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Gun Range Near a School – Is That OK?

In most cities there are ordinances that prevent liquor stores, strip clubs, or bars from being too close to to schools. So, what do you think about the close proximity of  a gun range?

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Today Show
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Should Kids Get Cash For Good Grades? [Video/Poll]

I was watching this segment on the "Today Show" the other day and a professor was talking about paying kids for good grades. He gave the example of someone running a school where kids come from tough backgrounds and they aren't reading or motivated.

He said let's say administrators decided to give cash incentives for good grades. The idea was to pay $2 every time a child read a book and he used third graders as an example. Is this is a good idea? Should schools pay kids for good grades? Check out the video and take the poll after the jump.

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Sarah B Brooks, Flickr
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School Bans Dr. Seuss Book

Most of us love Dr. Seuss books and most of us remember reading them all the time in school. It's always one of those staples that you must have at least one of the books.

This is not the case for one school in Canada. They are not pleased with the 'Yertle the Turtle' story because officials think there's a political message behind it. Now the school has banned the book as a result.

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Julie McLeod, Flickr
Julie McLeod, Flickr
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Middle School Principal Bans Hugging

A principal at a middle school in New Jersey has banned hugging. The school says they did this because of the excessive welcomed and unwelcomed hugging or physical contact with students.

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Teacher Has Students Make Cards For Inmates
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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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Students participate in a cinnamon challenge
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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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FightHIVinDC, Flickr
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HIV Positive Boy Denied School Enrollment

A 13-year-old HIV positive boy in Pennsylvania has been denied enrollment because of his health status, so his family is suing the Milton Hershey School for discrimination, according to Yahoo. The school says they can't meet the boy's needs. The lawsuit seeks immediate admission, compensatory damages and mandatory HIV/AIDS sensitivity training.

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911 Call Released From Genesee County Bomb Threat [Video]

This past Friday was pretty scary for Genesee County as news broke in the early afternoon about an alarming phone call made to 911 that there were five bombs in five schools. ABC-12 has obtained the first call made which is the voice of an older man saying they had two hours to disarm the bombs.

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Michigan State Police
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State Police Say Caller Warned of Five ‘Dirty’ Bombs in Genesee County Schools (Updated)

Michigan State Police say a caller warned of five 'dirty' bombs located in Genesee County schools, at least one school has gone into lock-down. The Genesee County Sheriff asks that all area residents please not call 911 for information; the calls are blocking the 911 lines

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Flint School District Considering Outsourcing Busses [Video]

ABC-12 reports that the Flint School District is considering outsourcing bussing, which means several people could lose their jobs. The district is looking at the possibility of hiring a private company and union leader for the bus drivers Howard Gordon is not happy with this news:

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