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Ottawa junior high teacher — the drummer in Stephen Harper’s band — pleads guilty to molesting girl

An Ottawa junior high teacher who molested a 13-year-old student in his office and during an end-of-the-year school trip has pleaded guilty to sex …

Canada

In Washington, D.C., Homeless Students Fight The Statistics

<i>The U.S. high school graduation rate is at an all-time high. But why? NPR Ed partnered with 14 member stations around the country to bring you the stories behind that number. Check out</i> the whole story here. <i>And find out what's happening i</i>n your state.<p>Delonna Jones is a 10-year-old with twisty braids …

Number Of Homeless Public School Students Hits Record High. Here's Who's Helping

The number of homeless students enrolled in public schools hit a record high last year. But simply changing the way agencies define homeless youth could ensure that this vulnerable population gets the services they need.<p>Last year, 1.36 million public school students were homeless, according to data …

Income Inequality

Nearly 1,600 students homeless in IPS

Each school day, a bus pulls up to InTown Suites to pick up students who call it home, for now.<p>Without that bus, Latrice Owens says she doesn't know …

Homelessness

Bullied 14-Year-Old High School Student Kills Himself, Family Says

A 14-year-old high school student ended his life after being bullied by older students, according to <i>The Dallas News</i>.<p>The body of Raymond Howell Jr. …

Education

Bullied 12-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide After School Allegedly Tells Students to "Toughen Up"

Her mom says other students tormented her after she came out as bisexual.<p>Alyssa Morgan was just 12 years old when she committed suicide in her home in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, on April 3. Her mom, Nicole, is speaking out against the middle school that she says didn't protect her daughter when she was …

Empathy

Should Parents Be Held Accountable for Their Kids' Bullying?

A court case questions who is at fault for bullying: the bullies, the school or the parents—or is it all three?

Judiciary
Parenting

Few School Districts Have Anti-Bullying Policies Protecting LGBT Students

A majority of American school districts have no policies protecting LGBT students from bullying, according to a report released Wednesday.<p>Nearly 30 percent of school districts have no official anti-bullying policy, according to the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, which surveyed more than …

Teen Girl Fakes Triplet Pregnancy For 10 Months

A 16-year-old girl in Wyandotte, Michigan, could be in triple trouble after she allegedly faked a pregnancy for 10 months.<p>The friends and family of the unnamed girl were shocked when she announced she was pregnant with three babies, but none more shocked than her boyfriend, Jordan <b>Wyrabkiewicz</b>.<p>"I …

US schools introduce mental health programs to address teen cutting problem

Schools around the country have begun offering new classes and mental-health programs to help stem a sharp rise in the number of adolescents found to be engaging in self injury, especially cutting.<p>School officials, from high school to elementary levels, are working with adolescent psychologists to …

Mental Health

Almost half of British girls seek help for mental health

We need to talk about girls. Following last week’s revelation that English girls are among the most unhappy in the world with low self-esteem and practically zero satisfaction with their bodies and appearance, the pressures on them are evidently more dehabilitating than previously assumed. …

Mental Health

Schools Have a Responsibility to Be Courageous About Teen Dating and Domestic Violence

The root of domestic violence lies in power and control over another human being. The outcome is the mental and physical abuse that follows.<p>As we see an increased number of domestic violence incidents among high school, college and professional athletes, we should be acting to have schools, …

After progress on college rape, why ignore sexual violence in high school?

We have politicians trying to do something on campus. Now we need to do more on behalf of the nearly 50% of victims who are under 18<p>This week, three star athletes were arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a young woman at a post-prom party. It wasn't in Steubenville, or Torrington, or …

Pregnancies more common among lesbian, gay, bisexual youths

(Reuters Health) - Pregnancies are more common among lesbian, gay, bisexual youths than among their heterosexual counterparts, suggests a new study of New York City high school students.<p>Overall, sexual-minority students who were sexually active were about twice as likely as other students to report …

LGBTQ