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When I was 8 years old, my teacher told my parents that I was failing third grade, that I was mentally retarded (a label used frequently in those days) and that I was essentially unteachable.
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Beth Dugan, 58, loved volunteering at her kids’ elementary school. Now that her kids are adults she wanted to help out in a classroom again.
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Most graduates in the Class of 2013 left campus with more than a diploma. Nearly 7 out of 10 also had  student loan debt. The average amount: $28,400, up 2 percent from the debt of those who graduated a year earlier.
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Raymond Burse believes in spreading the wealth. The interim president of Kentucky State University is giving up more than $90,000 of his annual salary to boost pay for the school's minimum-wage employees.
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You can say that Chris Cook is living her past every day. But it's helping her to prepare a generation for tomorrow.
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The following is a guest post from Bill Hogan, a writer and editor on the AARP Media News team.
Hey blog readers! Jenn here from the AARP Communications team - sharing the story of one of our volunteers Zig Sokolnicki. He gave the commencement speech this past weekend in Chicago to a group of students at Wilbur Wright College. Eleven Gerontology students completed the Basic Gerontology Certification. As Zig's speech proves - you're always young enough to learn something new!
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It's  National Teacher Day, and I have a question. Do you remember your first-grade teacher's name? How about your third-grade or sixth-grade teachers? Mine: Ms. Giest, Ms. Hall and Ms. Hughes. Come to think of it, I could probably name all of my teachers throughout my entire school career. There's a reason for that - they made an impact on my life in one way or another.
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Kids, even very young ones, pick up on cues from adults. If you act bored and impatient around your children, they will sense that they don't matter. Love rules!
While most would think that seniors have already had their fair share of school, this isn't the case for all of us.
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