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Teens Have Easy Access to Alcohol
This week, we're talking about underage drinking and a new study that shows where teens who drink get the alcohol. I remember sneaking booze from my parent's liquor cabinet as a teenager and apparently I'm not alone. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, or SAMSHA, nearly half of kids, between the ages of 12 and 14, who drink get their alcohol for free from their family or at home. The study found that about 6-percent of kids between the ages of 12 and 14 had consumed alcohol in the past month. The study was part of a national survey on drug abuse and health. It shows that family members can play a big role in reducing kids' access to alcohol to prevent underage drinking.

Give us your take on this. Are you a parent who thinks it's better for your kids to drink at home than elsewhere? Do you keep alcohol under lock and key in your house? Scroll down to leave your comments.

iSchool
Imagine a school with no paper, no pens, and no textbooks. A group of college students says it's the future of learning. With one post on YouTube, Georgia high school student Travis Allen launched a revolution: The iSchool Initiative.

Frustrated with traditional teaching techniques, he envisioned an education system that embraced digital learning. Two years later, Allen is now in college and holding seminars across the country for students, teachers, and parents. He shows them the educational potential that different devices and apps can offer.

The movement appears to be catching on. Some schools, like the Webb School in Tennessee, require students to have a tablet computer. They expect the tablets to replace textbooks before long. Proof that from kindergarten to college the classroom is changing.

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