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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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No Bagged Lunches

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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Wendy Brochu from Maine Education Credit Union, Randy, Molly Gallivan of  Hall-Dale Elementary, Sharon, Principal Dan Folsom

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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Back to School Guide

How to Win at Going Back to School

It's that time of year once again. School is back in session. Don't be so glum about it. There are plenty of ways to make sure you have a successful year at school. Here's our guide to winning this year.

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Getty Images, photo by Michael Buckner
Getty Images, photo by Michael Buckner

Back to School Shopping Doesn’t Have to Break Your Budget

Back to school is getting closer and closer and parents are looking at their budget wondering where all the money is going to come from for back to school shopping. Many parents overspend when it comes to back to school because that’s what they have always done. The reality is you don’t have to.

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Getty Images, photo by Joe Raedle
Getty Images, photo by Joe Raedle

Back to School Costs Going Up This Year

It looks like back to school costs are going to be higher this year. According to Huntington Bank’s ‘Back Pack Index’, parents can expect to pay 25 percent more this year than last. This is largest increase in the index’s six-year history.

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Beach Anderson
Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon And Anderson On A Field Trip To Lincolnville Beach

He crept into our room yesterday morning at 5am and whispered "Mama, just wanted to tell you we have our field trip today."

Can you tell he was excited?

And who could blame him. So was I!

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Anderson reading
Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon Buck’s Son Anderson’s 1st Grade Spelling Words

Last night after dinner, Anderson and I decided to work on his first grade spelling words. The teacher gives them out at the very beginning of the year and throughout the year the kids practice spelling them. We have been practicing a lot lately.

Being the INCREDIBLE reader he is, I thought he would do well.

But how well DID he do?

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Elvis Presley
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School Bans Musical Because Elvis’ Lyrics Are Too Sexual

Nearly forty years after his death, Elvis Presley is still getting some parents in Utah “All Shook Up” over lyrics they say are too sexual for students to perform in their high school musical. The complaints that ultimately led the school administration to ban the production.

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