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Arkansas Tax Free Weekend is August 4 – 5, 2012

You can always tell when it's getting close to the school season. Those tax free shopping days start coming around to help with your back-to-school shopping. Fortunately, we live in a town where we get to enjoy two Tax Free Days.

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Lose Yourself in Time at Ashdown’s Two Rivers Museum

Located at the corner of Constitution Avenue and Main Street, the Two Rivers Museum welcomes visitors beneath a charming black sign with fanciful scrollwork. This place showcases the diverse story of a county caught between the Red and Little rivers, a community rich in history and abundant in earthy, hard-working people.

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Tight Budgets Reduce School Programs – But Should Music Education Be Cut? [POLL]

In Philadelphia, Penn., the Great Valley School Board proposed in March that athletic programs, social workers and elementary school music lessons be cut in order to close a $5.6 million financial gap and stay within budget for the 2012-2013 school year, according to Pete Kennedy on Patch.com. To date, no final decisions have been made.

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Musician Esperanza Hurley and Strings Teacher Jimmy Jones
Musician Esperanza Hurley with Music Teacher Jimmy Jones at College Hill Elementary School (Photo © Jathan Fink/Townsquare Media)
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College Hill Elementary School Students Bid A Fond Farewell to Music Education Teacher Jimmy Jones

Music educator Jimmy Jones retires after 39 years of teaching students about the rich history of music and the joy of performing classic masterpieces.

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Jean Cotten Wins Texarkana College Special Election

Texarkana College President James Henry Russell has sent an email declaring Jean Cotten the winner of the special election for Place 2 on the Texarkana College Board.

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Central Mall Offers New Kids Program That Could Earn Money For Them

Kids, do you have a dream of someday owning your own business? Maybe you already have an idea of what you would like to do? Good news! Central Mall is inviting kids age 6-15 years old to a new program called "Kids, Inc."

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Students and Faculty Make Big Plans at Texas A&M University – Texarkana

Although another year is wrapping up out at Texas A&M University in Texarkana, it doesn’t mean that students and faculty have stopped making plans for summer.

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My son attended Liberty Eylau Pre-K. One of the best Pre-K's in Texas!
My son attended Liberty Eylau Pre-K. One of the best Pre-K's in Texas!
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Should Pre-K be the New Kindergarten?

Arkansas colleges have seen record enrollment lately, but the graduation rates are some of the worst in the nation. To help bolster that, state officials are looking to expand the states pre-k programs.

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Bakes Sales: Banned in Massachusets Schools [POLL]

In a (pathetic) attempt to curb childhood obesity, state lawmakers in Massachusetts have voted to ban bake sales in public  schools.

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Lighting not only looks cool, but helps control the energy level at school dances.
Lighting not only looks cool, but helps control the energy level at school dances.
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How to Curb “Grinding” at School Dances

Schools concerned with "grinding" really don't need to have chaperons out on the dance floor with rulers making sure kids maintain six inch separation to stop this problem.

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Dorks Unite Against Bullying!

 

These days I wear the title of “Dork” with honor.

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Encyclopedia Britannica Will be Printed no More — What Paper Product Will be Next? [Poll]

There will be one less salesperson knocking on your door now that Encyclopedia Britannica has announced they will no longer be publishing the print version of the Encyclopedia.

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