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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 …

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

Even changing the way homeless students are defined could help alleviate the crisis.<p>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 …

Number of homeless students in U.S. has doubled since before the recession

By Lyndsey Layton<p>, Editor<p>Emma Brown<p>, Reporter<p>The number of homeless children in public schools has doubled since before the recession, reaching a record national total of 1.36 million in the 2013-2014 school year, according to new federal data.<p>The latest homeless count, an 8 percent increase over …

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 …

High School

Half of children are bullied with most abuse taking place at school, survey finds

Figures reveal a quarter of young people are picked on because of the way they look<p>Half of children have been bullied with most of the abuse taking place at school, a study has revealed.<p>A quarter of young people said they were picked on because of the way they look and 13 per cent think they were …

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. …

High School

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 …

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?<p>Shutterstock<p>In a court case in New …

Parenting

Jewish Bullying Victim Recalls Slurs and Beatings in N.Y. School

The Pine Bush Central School District of New York has agreed to pay $4.48 million to five Jewish students who filed a 2012 lawsuit, saying they were intimidated by swastika graffiti, “white power chants,” Holocaust jokes and even physical beatings.<p>The settlement, announced last Thursday, also …

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 …

LGBTQI

Teen Girl Fakes Triplet Pregnancy For 10 Months

The girl is accused of buying fake ultrasounds and a fake belly from a prank website.<p>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 …

Pregnancy

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 …

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, …

Domestic Violence

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

Photograph: Ali Safran<p>When the system didn't help, Ali Safran put this sign up on a spot where a high school friend sexually assaulted her. Photograph: Ali …

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 …