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(Patricia Glogowski@Flickr)
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Dale’s Spelling and Word Usage Lesson

Schools seem to be moving away from teaching such basic things as spelling and vocabulary, and it’s only going to get worse.

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UB Students Are Smart + Can Party!

Congrats to the students of the University at Buffalo!  You not only are well educated, but apparently you know how to party as well.

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Dodgeball (Facebook)
Dodgeball (Facebook)
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Buffalo Schools To Ban Dodgeball? Why Bother!

No doubt about it. The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary will be burned in our minds forever. We may never know what makes people act the way they do or even think about murdering innocent school children. Is it something that is learned? Is aggression, anger and violence something that is learned? Or are certain peoples brains/chemicals made up differently preventing them from seeing right vs wrong?

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Parents & Kids In Outrage; New School Policy

Do you remember your high school prank? This one went so bad that the school is having a problem nearly two years later. The kids just love to clog the toilet and watch them overflow which, clearly causes a disaster (and a nasty one at that). But, here’s how they’re ‘solving’ the problem that has parents and kids in an outrage.

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U.B. Makes The Best Value List

U.B. has once again made the Kiplinger list of the top 100 best value public colleges.

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How Would Your Kid Complete the Sentence?

A 1st grade school teacher presented each child in class the 1st half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb.   It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders.  Their insight may surprise you.

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How Sick is Sick Enough For A Day Off?

When I was in school, it was near to impossible to get a sick day.  The only way to get out of school was for a dentist/orthodontist appointment, a death in the family, or if we were on our own death bed.  I've found that as a parent, I'm not as strict when it comes to that as my mom and dad were.

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Kansas City To Shut Down Half Of Its Public Schools
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Here’s What Could Happen If You Don’t Stop For School Buses Flashing Red Lights! [VIDEO]

We all know how annoying morning and afternoon commutes can be.  Accidents, disabled vehicles, volume delays and the "cheese bus."  Yes, the dreaded cheese bus.  How many times have you been stuck behind a cheese bus and waited on the bus aide, a slow walking kid, a kid

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Kids

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WYRK’s DJs Offer Back-to-School Advice For Buffalo’s Students

It's almost that time of year again. In just a few short weeks, Buffalo's students -- from kindergarteners to college seniors -- will be headed back to school. We know hindsight is 20/20 and that you're supposed to learn from, not regret, your mistakes, but our DJs wanted to offer some advice.

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Brett Alan’s Top 5 Favorite Things To Find In His Lunchbox

You waited all day for it.  It was that moment that you could stop paying attention to a teacher for a couple minutes and just relax.  It was halfway through the day.  It was lunchtime, and your mom could make it or break it for you depending on what she packed in your lunchbox.  I was a pretty happy kid if it was any of these things.

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P.S 90 (Photo courtesy Buffalo Public Schools)
P.S 90 (Photo courtesy Buffalo Public Schools)
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Funny “Back To School” Commercial [VIDEO]

It's that time of year...BACK TO SCHOOL!! Three words that bring joy to Mom and Dad and that sick feeling to those returning to the place of higher learning. I just happen to remember one of my favorite "Back To School" commercials that expresses those emotions perfectly.

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