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When perfection becomes a hindrance for students

There are some students who strive to be "perfect." They want perfect attendance, a perfect score on a test or a perfect academic experience to put into a college application. While some people admire young students for this type of determination, there are some students for whom perfectionism is a hindrance to their learning.

The legal ramifications of trying to do the right thing

Parents and educators know how difficult it can be to teach children to make smart, good decisions in their lives. But because this is one of the most important lessons children can learn, most people go to great lengths to set a good example and strive to send the message that doing the right thing -- even when it's difficult -- can be best for everyone.

Local school closing gap between black and white suspension rates

The most recent report of discipline data by the Florida Department of Education found black students in the state are suspended six percent more than white students. In the Hernando County School District, the report showed schools suspended black students almost 15 percent more.

What accommodations are available for ADHD students?

School can be extremely difficult for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, they are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 11 percent of children ages 4 to 17 years old in the United States have ADHD.

What do schools do about cheating?

Like it or not, there are students who cheat in school. And ever since the first student peeked at another student's test answers, kids will find a way to cheat. Today's cheating methods may be far more advanced than ever before, but they can still result in some of the same traditional punishments. 

Student suspended after protests on backpack ban

High school students can find themselves caught between being an adult and being a teenager in school. Finding ways to express themselves and take ownership of their beliefs can therefore be a struggle within the context of school. And in some cases, their efforts result in unfortunate penalties.