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Arizona high school apologizes for 'inappropriate quotes' in yearbook

PHOENIX — A San Tan Valley high school has apologized for publishing "inappropriate quotes" from students in the yearbook, drawing debate on social media.<p>Meanwhile, many students and parents have said the quotes were funny and the controversy has been overblown.<p>At least 15 to 20 "inappropriate" …

Brazil

The Ethos of the Overinvolved Parent

Colleges are adjusting to increasing contact with adults who are more ingrained in their children’s lives than ever.<p>Stacy G.’s daughter was having a meltdown. Her daughter, a sophomore at a prestigious private college, wanted an internship at Boston Children’s Hospital, a plum job that would look …

College & University

What to know if your child fails out of college

When I was a graduate student teaching English 101, one of my students came to me in late May to beg for a higher grade to avoid dismissal in June. We went over remaining assignments for the term, and I determined he would be unlikely to be able to raise his grade in the time left.<p>“What have you …

College & University

Blasting tiny bubbles at broken pig bones makes them heal on their own

Bubble bubble oink and trouble<p>Scientists have healed severe bone fractures in pigs by blasting tiny bubbles with ultrasound in the animals’ bones. The technique encourages the pigs’ bodies to regenerate themselves, and could one day be used to help humans — especially the elderly — heal dangerous …

Cell Biology

LGBT Youth | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

<i>Historically, YRBS and other studies have gathered data on lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth but have not included questions about transgender and</i> …

Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes

For the last ten years, we've worked one-on-one with students from elementary school through graduate school. No matter their age, no matter the …

Supreme Court upholds prayer at government meetings

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday narrowly upheld the centuries-old tradition of offering prayers to open government meetings, even if the prayers are overwhelmingly Christian and citizens are encouraged to participate.<p>The 5-4 ruling, supported by the court's conservative justices and …

Why I Launched My Startup Without Social Media (and You Should Too)

With the clock ticking and no capital, I realized social media would take too long.<p>When I launched my online course in 2014, I faced the same dilemma all lean startups do: how to market my business and get the word out without breaking the bank. I was coming off unpaid maternity leave with my …

Public Relations

They ‘liked’ Instagram posts suggesting school violence. Should they be suspended?

In February 2016, Facebook rolled out “Reactions,” a new feature that allowed users to do more than just “like” a post, but express five other …

Springfield's failure to fund schools is a form of child neglect

Standing in front of a room of public school administrators, Michael Jacoby explained the latest organized push in Springfield to change the state’s …

Red Deer public school board advocates elimination of Catholic school system

Red Deer’s public school board has voted to advocate for a single publicly funded school system in Alberta.<p>"Having two publicly funded education …

Video Shows Bullies Kicking Unconscious 8-Year-Old Who Later Killed Himself

London private school may let boys wear skirts

<b>Boys could be allowed to wear skirts at a north London private school if a plan for gender neutral uniforms comes in.</b><p>Highgate School is considering mix-and-match outfits for pupils after head teachers said that growing numbers of children were questioning their gender.<p>The school, which charges up …

Gender

Mass. Charter School Students Sent to Detention, Banned From Prom Because They Wear Braids 

School district pulls ‘13 Reasons Why’ book from libraries

DENVER — As a Colorado community mourns the loss of seven students who recently killed themselves, a school district official ordered librarians to …

When You're Married to Your Startup, What's Left for Your Spouse?

The singular focus you need for startup success can make you neglect what really matters.<p>"This is the hardest year of our life,” I told my husband as I collected my things to go to work. "Hey, you look good, did you get a haircut?"<p>"Yeah, I got it cut two days ago," he said, "I was waiting for you …

Therapy for the therapy founder

Why I decided to go to therapy<p>My therapy story starts with a really bad night. Six weeks ago, I left my office and cried for 40 minutes as I walked …

Teenage girls who 'beat 19-year-old to death' on Facebook Live charged

"This was a horrific tragedy and our hearts go out to the family and friends of Ms. McKay," said Facebook.<p>Two Canadian schoolgirls, aged 16 and 17, …

Crime

Kids Who Use Smartphones Start Talking Later

Growing evidence suggests that screen time may have some negative consequences for young children’s development.<p>In a new study of nearly 900 children …

California high schoolers suspended for liking racist Instagram post say it's free speech

Four Albany, California, high school students are suing their school for suspending them after liking and commenting on racist Instagram posts. In …