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Poverty, Robotics, Healthy Food, Video Sex, Abstinence

By Alexander Russo — April 17, 2007 1 min read

Dealing With Poverty in the Schools Washington Post
According to Ruby K. Payne, a consultant to school systems locally and nationwide, teachers need to know more about the poor.

Robotic trio wins ‘Super Bowl of Smarts’ CNN.com
After six weeks of strategy and sweat, a coalition of high school teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Nevada took the top prize at the FIRST Robotics competition, otherwise known as the “Superbowl of Smarts.”


Principal, teacher videotaped having sex AP

A principal and a teacher at a suburban elementary school quit amid allegations they were caught on video having sex in the principal’s office, authorities say.

Healthier food, drinks slowly enter U.S. schools CNN.com
These are welcome changes since 17 percent of Americans between the ages of 2 and 19, or 12 million of them, are overweight. But nutrition experts said the food and beverage industry needs to do more.

With Homework, a Helping Hand Can Sometimes Be a Hindrance Washington Post
Joe knew just what to do when his daughter, who was studying Roman history, came home with an assignment to build a catapult. He ordered a catapult kit from the Internet and put it together himself.

Abstinence students still having sex AP

Students who participated in sexual abstinence programs were just as likely to have sex a few years later as those who did not, according to a long-awaited study mandated by Congress.

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