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Research Finds That Life Is Just Plain Better If You Graduate from College — Here’s Why

It is a given that college graduates make more money. In fact, according to a new OECD study the average college graduate in America earns over $20,000 a year more than their counterparts without a degree, making the United States one of the best countries in the world to have completed college.

But it turns out there are even more benefits to college.

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Mom Does a Happy Dance as Kids Go Back to School
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Mom Does Happy Dance as Kids Head Back to School

After a long, hard summer of chasing after kids, there's no better time for parents than the first day of school. As proof, check out this mom who literally dances in the street as her grumpy kids board a bus to start a new school year. Go mom!

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Shannon Shanning, a Special Education Teacher at Poland Whittier Middle School, Named 2013 Maine Teacher of the Year

This morning, Monday September 10, at a school assembly at the Bruce M. Whittier Middle School in Poland, Shannon Shanning was surprised with the announcement that she has been named the 2013 Maine Teacher of the Year by the Maine Department of Education.

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15 Addictive Ways to Waste Time Online Now That the Kids Are Back at School

The school buses are running again, and the kids are out of the house. Finally. With the end of the far-too-long summer break, this return to school days can leave you with a little extra time on your hands during the day, right? Well, maybe not too much, but your daily schedule should ease up a bit, so now what do you do? You get back on the Internet, that’s what.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Keith Urban to Teach High School For a Day

You can add “educator” to Keith Urban’s resume. The country singer-songwriter and guitarist has agreed to take part in a program in which he will teach a group of Nashville-area high school students.

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10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Teacher — The Funnies

It’s time to go back to school. It’s time to hit the books. Nothing is going to stop you from being head of the class.

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Photo by Sharon Buck
Photo by Sharon Buck

Music Education is Needed!

A-B-C...easy as 1-2-3...or simple as Do-Re-Mi...

The Jackson 5 had it right when they said learning is easy. Even easier when children are exposed to music and learning about it. The studies have shown that by playing a musical instrument

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Photo by Sharon Buck
Photo by Sharon Buck

Anderson Starts 1st Grade!

All parents go through it...and I'm no different. We all wish we could stop time at a particular moment. Where has the time gone? When did they grow up? Do they still need us? There are simple answers for those questions...Time has gone by so fast. No matter how much summer is left it's never long enough to keep them home and play.

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quinnanya, flickr

If You’re Looking for Better Grades, Make Sure to Get Some Sleep

Parents who admire their kids’ late-night study habits might be better off encouraging them to get some shut-eye instead — new research suggests well-rested students fare better academically.

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