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Crossing Guards Topic of Special Augusta School Board Meeting

The Augusta school board will be holding a special meeting tonight (Sept. 25) at 6:30 p.m. at the Capital Area Technical Center. The public is invited to discuss the elimination of crossing guards.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

New High School Won’t Be Named Obama

A new elite high school in Chicago was to be named after President Barack Obama but that will not happen. Mayor Rahm Emanuel thought it would be a good idea but after on going complaints from African-Americans, they will look for another name.

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Scott Olsen, Getty Images

San Diego School Buys Ambush Protection Vehicle

San Diego Unified School has landed a new vehicle for its campus, a mine resistant Army truck. It was received through the Pentagon’s excess property giveaway program with a huge allotment coming to San Diego.

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China Photos, Getty Images

ChapStick Banned From School

An 11 year old girl from Stuarts Draft elementary School in Virginia was not allowed to use ChapStick when her lips became chapped. In fact, none of the students in the school are allowed to use ChapStick, it is deemed ‘inappropriate’.

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‘Question Of The Day’: Do You Think The School Day Should Start Later?

A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics says that teens need more sleep to function, and that middle and high school students should not start school until 8:30 a.m.

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Enter Your Nominations For The ‘B98.5 Teacher of the Month’

Once again this school year, we will be presenting "The B98.5 Teacher of the Month" brought to you by: Maine Education Credit Union, serving Maine educators and anyone living or working in Kennebec and Somerset counties.

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Augusta Eliminates School Crossing Guards

With the start of school just weeks away, the city of Augusta has eliminated school crossing guards.

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Mark Kolbe, Getty Images

Swedish School Considers Banning Homework

Summer vacation means no more school but even more appealing to kids, no more homework. The small town of Hallstahammars, Sweden is considering banning homework completely.  Leena Millberg, the head of schools in the town says government officials are investigating the proposal.

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7 DAYS LEFT: Vote for YOUR School to Win $25,000 from US Cellular!

Chad's son, Bradley, was so excited to call me last night and tell me what was happening with his school, Fairview Elementary, in Auburn. All schools are in the running for this great promotion and you can vote for yours today!

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Controversial Policy Bars Children From Bringing Bagged Lunch to School Without Doctor’s Note [POLL]

A school in Richmond, Virginia has recently started enforcing a new rule that has parents up in arms. Following instructions laid out by the federal government, children are not allowed to bring their own bagged lunch to school without a note from a physician.

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