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Brilliant Babies Learn to Read [VIDEOS]

It may seem that our modern culture doesn't really encourage children to read much these days. With all the cartoons, video games and social media sites available today, it is no wonder that our young people are easily distracted. That's one of the reasons I'm so delighted when I see parents who work hard to engage their children and teach them the power of literacy.

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(Photo courtesy of Sesame Workshop)
(Photo courtesy of Sesame Workshop)
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Brad Paisley Fights Hunger Sesame Street Style [VIDEO]

Everybody loves Brad Paisley and who doesn't love Sesame Street? That's why I think this is a great combination! Sesame Street and Brad Paisley!

Brad and wife, actress Kimberly Williams Paisley will take part of the Sesame Street special "Growing Hope Against Hunger" airing this Sunday night at 7 on PBS, be sure to check your local listings.

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Back To School For Arkansas Side!

The Texarkana Arkansas School District is beginning another year and Texarkana Arkansas Police Department needs everyone’s help to ensure the safety of our children.

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(Photo by:San Mateo County Library/flickr.com)
(Photo by:San Mateo County Library/flickr.com)
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Kids Who Read to Dogs Maintain Reading Skills

I know summer is almost over, but new research shows that children that read to dogs during the summer actually maintain or increase their reading skills.

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If You Get Green Postcard in The Mail, Don’t Call The Number

Telemarketers are getting tricky! Watch out for this one, coming to a mailbox near you.

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(Photo by: *clairity*/flickr.com)
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Senior Prank Turns Into Big Punishment

Oh my! Eight high school seniors at Porter High School in Brownsville, Texas were arrested for, get ready, TP'ing some trees on the school campus!

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Have You Seen This Ring?

As school comes to an end for the summer season and I watch all the graduating seniors prepare for college, and some moving off to accomplish their dreams elsewhere, I'm reminded about that special ring. The immortal class ring, something we were all happy to wear during our final year of high school.

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Teacher Tapes Student’s Mouth Shut

Oh no! Tell me, she did not do this!
A local Florida teacher took discipline to a whole new (read: bizarre) level last week when she reportedly taped her chatty student's mouth shut with packing tape.

13-year-old seventh grader Jazlyn Freel claims the incident took place during a routine science class.

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Arkansas Residents Not So Happy?

A new Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index Poll ranks Arkansas in the bottom 10. The phone poll, conducted throughout the year in 2010 looked at six categories of well being: life evaluation (self-evaluation about your present life situation and anticipated one in five years); emotional health; work environment (such as job satisfaction); physical health; healthy behavior; and basic access (access to health care, a doctor, a safe place to exercise and walk, as well as community satisfaction).

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PA Teacher in Trouble For Telling It Like It is.

A Pennsylvania high school teacher has been suspended after writing in her blog that her students were ""disengaged, lazy whiners", among other things. I think this lady is spot on in her assessment of teenagers in this country.

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Winter Storm Fizzles, But Schools Still Made The Right Call.

The winter storm that swept through Texarkana on Wednesday didn't turn out to be anywhere near as bad as forecasters thought it would be. While the National Weather Service stuck with their forecast (until it was painfully obvious it just WASN'T going to happen) of anywhere from 4-8 inches of snowfall around the area, the actual snowfall recorded in Texarkana was only two inches

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