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Article posted March 12, 2011 at 06:45 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 297

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Some school districts in Texas have police officers write tickets to students who disrupt class, skip school, or misbehave in other ways. Kids can be sent to court and face fines of up to $500. Some people think this is fair punishment that troublemakers will learn from quickly. Others say that it's not right to punish kids in the same way as adults. What do you think?

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Article posted September 5, 2010 at 09:27 AM GMT-5 • comment (27) • Reads 63

Silly Bandz—the colorful wristbands kids have gone crazy for—have been banned in many schools. Many educators say the wristbands are a major distraction. They say kids are playing with and trading them while in class. But some adults and kids think banning the wristbands is silly. They say Silly Bandz are a harmless fashion choice. What do you think? Should schools ban Silly Bandz?



Check out the results of this survey at: [LINK]



Article posted September 5, 2010 at 09:27 AM GMT-5 • comment (27) • Reads 63



Article posted September 5, 2010 at 09:05 AM GMT-5 • comment (22) • Reads 93

Scholastic News Sticky Situation



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Sarah is visiting her friend Rana's house. Rana's family has a pool, and Rana suggests that they go swimming. Sarah's mother has told her not to swim if no adults are there to supervise. Rana's parents are away. Sarah wants to swim with Rana. What should Sarah do?

Article posted September 5, 2010 at 09:05 AM GMT-5 • comment (22) • Reads 93



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Mrs. Douthard is the former Instructional Technology Specialist for Cleveland Elementary School. She is now teaching 5th grade. She helps teachers and students connect with technology in and out of the classroom.

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