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Why Is There No "E" Grade?
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Learning to Write in Cursive Might Not Be as Important as Your Teachers Told You
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Irish Elementary School Displays Forgotten Roald Dahl Poem
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The History of the Trapper Keeper
Until now, the full story of the Trapper Keeper had only been told in a marketing textbook. Here's how your favorite school supply became an icon.... READ ON
Olympian Publicly Thanks First Grader for Returning Stolen Gold Medal
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4th Grade Science Teacher Performs 'Welcome Back' Rap for Students
“Welcome to the 4th grade/So happy to meet you/Can’t wait ‘til I see you/We’re going to have a good time..."... READ ON
This New York City Warehouse Is Full of Free School Supplies for Teachers
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15 Back-to-School Products for Grownups
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