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After viral video, how should school districts, parents handle bullying?

It’s a heartbreaking video that’s going viral: a Tennessee boy’s tearful message to his bullies. The video struck a nerve with celebrities around the …

Destroying Our Public Education Systems: Educating Our Children Should Not Be Politicized.

{source} Why do we make education a partisan issue?There’s actually a very simple answer to that question. You probably already know what it is, but …

New schools under construction in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) - The growth in Spartanburg is expanding all across the county, from businesses, to homes, and even schools.<p>Spartanburg High …

Energy drinks should be banned in schools because ‘they’re legal highs’ say teachers

There we were thinking that energy drinks were just legally available soft drinks – but no, they’re ‘legal highs’, according to a teaching union.<p>The …

Why schools close for a snow day: A head teacher explains

Thousands of schools closed on Monday - but how tough a decision was it after heavy snowfalls?<p>BBC News visited what was thought to be the only school open in Birmingham to meet its head teacher.<p>About 70 pupils attended lessons at West House Independent Preparatory School for Boys, in Edgbaston.<p>The …

Universities, Companies Fight to Keep Tax-Free Tuition Assistance

Nearly 40-year-old provision is under threat as Congress overhauls tax code<p>Universities and companies are joining forces to lobby Congress to keep a tax provision that allows employers to give staff as much as $5,250 in yearly tax-free tuition help.<p>The tax-overhaul package passed by the Senate …

College Isn't a Waste of Time

Higher ed does more than reassure prospective employers; it teaches skills used for a lifetime.<p>In a recent Atlantic article, George Mason University economist Bryan Caplan declares that college is, mostly, a waste of time. Caplan’s claim is sure to appeal to those who feel that their own higher …

College & University

France to ban mobile phones in schools from September

The French government is to ban students from using mobile phones in the country’s primary, junior and middle schools.<p>Children will be allowed to bring their phones to school, but not allowed to get them out at any time until they leave, even during breaks.<p>A proposed ban was included in Emmanuel …

Middle School

All These Colleges Have Now Gone 'Loan-Free' to Help Keep Students Out of Debt

Brown is the latest to join the list.<p>The number of “no-loan” colleges just increased again.<p>After raising $30 million in less than three months, Brown …

10 cities where your degrees earn you the most money

It's hard to overstate the value of an education. An education can boost long-term earnings and open up new career paths. But it can be tricky to measure the precise impact of pursuing higher degrees. Is a high school diploma enough? Should you pursue a master's degree? The answers to those …