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Maine Middle Schoolers To Get iPads?

Maine was first in the nation to supply each each Maine seventh and eighth grader with an Apple MacBook laptop. Now the state is negotiating five options for its next Maine Learning Technology Initiative contract. Two new options include computer tablets for the first time.

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Anderson Started Karate At The Alfond Youth Center

My baby's a little fighting machine!!

Not really.

What karate DOES teach is discipline, patience and defense. Something I think all kids should know! And he's doing it all at the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville!

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Sharon And Anderson Read ‘Green Eggs And Ham’

NOTHING is better than reading with your child before bedtime. We do it every night. Sometimes, it's the same book 5 days in a row because he loves it and laughs each time you get to a certain part.

And sometimes, it's a classic!

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Main High School Graduation Rates Rise For 3rd Consecutive Year: A Closer Look

Last week, the Maine Department of Education released a report that showed that the four-year graduation rate for Maine schools rose for a third year in a row to an average of 85.34 percent. The good news is the trend is in the right direction, but why are the numbers getting better?

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Tweens And Cell Phones…Yes or No?

Remember this conversation:

Kid: "Mom, can I have a puppy?"
Mom: "Go ask you father."
Kid: "Dad, can I have a puppy?"
Dad: "No."
Mom: "What did your father say?"
Kid: "No."
Mom: "Then it's a no. Respect your father's decision."

When did this all go away?

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2013 Oscars Red Carpet Fashion – Jennifer Hudson Laces Up in Blue Roberto Cavalli

Jennifer Hudson, a onetime Best Supporting Actress winner, donned a long-sleeved, midnight blue lace dress by Roberto Cavalli for the 2013 Oscars. It was certainly a shade not worn by other celebs on the red carpet, and it made her stand out.

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16 Year Old Girl From England Has an I.Q. of 161

Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates all have (or had) an I.Q. of 160, but it is time for the old guard to move over and make room for 16 year old Lauren Marbe of Loughton, Essex, England, who has an I.Q. of 161. Marbe, who gets straight A’s, said her teachers always thought she was clever, but the 161 I.Q. test score shocked everyone. Lauren is a typical 16 year old girl enjoying tanning, fake nails, make-up and dating and she’s blond. She says people didn’t take her too seriously because she’s a blond, but she wants to show people just because you’re hair is light you don’t have to be ditzy.

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Augusta School Board Considering Natural Gas For Cony High School

The Augusta Board of Education will be holding a board meeting this Wednesday. They will consider joining with the city of Augusta in a lease-puchase proposal, to spend up to $732,000 for upgrades in the school's energy efficiency. Upgrades would include a new gas boiler that would run on propane until natural gas becomes available. That would heat Cony High School and the technical center buildings.

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