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Our great friends over at KHOU.com has been covering ways to prevent bullying in our community. As Houston-area school districts tackle the issue of bullies in schools, a growing number of parents have turned to new tactics to protect their children. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor Marcos Cerqueira, of the Heights Jiu-Jitsu Club, said the number of […]

77% OF STUDENTS ADMITTED TO BEING BULLIED IN SOME FORM OR BULLIED SOMEONE THEMSELVES . BULLYING CAN CAUSE KIDS TO GET DEPRESSED AND IN SOME CASES LEAD TO SUICIDE IN MENTOR, HOUSTON THEIR HAVE BEEN SEVERAL PRE-TEEN AND TEEN SUICIDES DIRECTLY RELATED TO BULLYING. Watch how Bullying is effecting your community and world. Click here to watch […]

Let the animal house jokes begin. At Florida’s Stetson University in Deland, Nemec Hall begins the semester with 31 students and 20 pets. The roster includes eight cats, seven dogs, two rats, two guinea pigs and a fish, according to an AP story. The dorm policy allows fish, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, rats, mice, cats […]

Lunches were packed, backpacks were filled and parents were scrambling Monday morning as tens of thousands of Houston-area kids headed back to school. But this year, many local districts have made some changes. High schools in Brazosport ISD will start classes earlier, while some schools in Fort Bend ISD will start a little later. Classes […]

HOUSTON – HISD is trying to entice kids to come to class at some of the district’s under-performing schools by offering them a chance to win prizes. The district is holding drawings for sports tickets, gift cards and MP3 players in a bid to get kids to participate in HISD’s new Apollo 20 project. Each […]

An analysis by economist Todd Elder at Michigan State University suggests that about 900,000 children who have been told they have ADHD in America may not have the condition at all. The study will appear in the Journal of Health Economics.   An estimate of $320 million to $500 million is annually spent on ADHD treatments […]

DALLAS — A new state law for college students might stop some incoming freshmen from moving on campus. The law requires all new or transfer students living on campus to get vaccinated against meningitis, a disease often spread in college dorms. More than 10 percent of people who contract the disease die — often within […]

KCBD.com is reporting that Health Sciences Professor Rod Hicks was caught searching for porn on his computer by his students. The 50-year-old was teaching a class from Austin, Texas via teleconference, but forgot to close the video feed following his lecture. Unfortunately for Hicks, his error allowed his students to watch him as he browsed […]

HOUSTON — The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo gave out more than $5 million in scholarships Wednesday to Houston-area students. More than 300 kids gathered at the Reliant Center to pick up their scholarships. Each student received $15,000 to attend the Texas college or university of their choice. Via: KHOU.com

// VIA CNN: There are ways to prevent or mitigate the damage bullying can do to a child, experts stressed after nine Massachusetts teens were charged with harassment in the suicide of a 15-year-old. “Adults can have better control if they know what to ask a child and how to ask it,” said Barbara Coloroso, […]

Grier wants to make it easier to get rid of ineffective educators..