Schools

Accuser's schoolmate says she recalls hearing of alleged Kavanaugh incident

Supreme Court<p>WASHINGTON — A former schoolmate of Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser wrote a Facebook post saying she recalls hearing about the alleged assault involving Kavanaugh, though she says she has no first-hand information to corroborate the accuser’s claims.<p>"Christine Blasey Ford was a year or so …

Politics

Texans slam local school official's racist comment about Deshaun Watson

Houston coach Bill O’Brien and defensive end J.J. Watt spoke out Wednesday against a racist comment about Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson posted on Facebook by a Texas school superintendent.<p>Commenting on a post linking to coverage of the Texans’ 20-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, …

Deshaun Watson

The Curse of America’s Illogical School-Day Schedule

It starts too early for teens’ sleep patterns, and ends too early for working parents. Does the country have to be stuck with it?<p><i>The world does not revolve around you</i>, teens are often told. Indeed it doesn’t, as they are reminded every school-day morning when disabling their alarms. The average …

Education

California district latest to modernize 'sexist' dress code

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The relaxed new dress code at public schools in the small city of Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, is intentionally specific: Midriff-baring shirts are acceptable attire, so are tank tops with spaghetti straps and other once-banned items like micro-mini skirts and …

San Francisco

Texas' twisted excuse for removing Helen Keller

<b>(CNN) —</b> On September 14 the Texas State Board of Education made a series of key votes that could transform the way students learn to understand the world around them -- and themselves. Texas wants to remove some content from the social studies curriculum, said board chairperson Donna Bahorich, so …

Opinion

Tenn. Senate candidate says Kavanaugh accuser is credible

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "has a very credible story." But he said the Judiciary Committee should consider proceeding with a vote if she does not testify under oath.<p>"She has …

U.S. Politics

How This Teacher Left The Classroom And Built A Million Dollar Education Business

Did you know that nearly one out of five public school teachers hold down a second job during the school year?<p>According to <i>EdWeek</i>, half of teachers with second jobs currently work in a role outside of education, and 5% of teachers take on a second teaching or tutoring job outside of their school …

Education

The FDA's Plan To Get Teens To Stop Vaping Includes These Gross School Posters

The FDA has launched a campaign to discourage teen vaping, which includes posters and videos that show young people with squiggly parasites on their …

eCigarettes

Suspect at large, multiple schools on lockdown following shooting on city bus

MONONA, Wis. - Multiple schools in the Monona area are on lockdown because of an incident on a city bus near the schools, officials say.<p>A Madison …

High School

Oregon candidate Amanda La Bell bows out over false claims about university degree: reports

An American Working Families Party candidate quit an Oregon state legislative race Wednesday amid false claims about her university degree, according to reports.<p>Amanda La Bell, 41, dropped out of the race for House District 54 in Bend, Ore., the Oregonian reported, citing an announcement from the …

Working Families Party

Kavanaugh’s accuser is the poster child for why young women don’t come forward about sexual assault

Before Christine Blasey Ford first publicly alleged Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her during a teen party in the early 1980s, she told the Washington Post one of her biggest fears was looking like she had been attacked. As a 15-year-old, she worried about what her …

Title IX

Roses thistles: Des Moines is wrong to hold hostage bullied student (and her school funding)

CLOSE<p>First Lady Melania Trump spoke on cyberbullying just days after President Donald Trump called former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog” on …

Des Moines

50 People Are Asked To Cut A Watermelon Into Triangles, And Why Does No One Know How To Do This?

High schools need to start teaching personal finance, career readiness and — this video has made it abundantly clear — how to slice a goddamn …

High School

Three in four London students 'from ethnic minorities by 2030'

<b>Almost three quarters of university students from London will be from ethnic minorities by the end of the next decade, say researchers.</b><p>The analysis, based on demographic changes and university entry rates, shows 27% of students from London will be white - down from 37% at present.<p>White students …

Race & Ethnicity

Toronto won't fix pothole-ridden laneway owned by a dead man

A mystery Good Samaritan has filled in potholes on a Toronto laneway that went unmaintained for years because it is apparently owned by a dead …

School Administration

Martial law anniversary rallies prompt Manila to suspend Friday classes

FILE PHOTO<p>Manila suspended classes in both public and private schools in the city for Friday because of the expected massive demonstrations to …

Private Schools

Is It Time to Turn The Page on How Schools Teach Reading? - Education Writers Association

Across the country, the way most students are being taught to read is out of step with more than 40 years of scientific research on how children …

Education

Private schools to gain billions under new parental-income funding model

The Catholic and independent schools sector has secured $4.5 billion in extra funding under major changes to the way non-government schools are …

Private Schools

Louisiana Rep. Johnson Claims California Atheists Are Trying to Spy on Students

Accusation relates to a federal lawsuit against public schools accused of teaching Christianity<p>Rep. Mike Johnson, who represents a vast swath of …

Politics

Debt-ridden Oakland Unified to get $34.7 million state bailout

OAKLAND — The debt-ridden Oakland Unified School District is poised to receive a $34.7 million bailout from the state over the next three years, but …

School Administration

17-year-old suffers 'life-threatening injuries' after being shot at school bus stop: Police

A high school student in Florida was shot on his way to the bus stop Wednesday morning and was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, …

School Administration

New Haven school board ‘probably’ hiring lawyers to investigate ethics complaint

NEW HAVEN — In response to an anonymous email alleging ethics violations by several members of the school board, President Darnell Goldson said he is …

School Administration

After Florence, NC leaders want to limit school make-up days

Some North Carolina school districts remain closed after Hurricane Florence, leaving the prospect of make-up days looming.<p>State law requires schools …

School Districts

Prime Minister unveils new funding deal for non-government schools

20/09/2018|11min<p>FULL MEDIA CONFERENCE: The Prime Minister has confirmed he is committing more than $4 billion in Commonwealth funding to the Catholic …

Nip student loan debt in the bud by applying to these three types of colleges

If you want to head off a massive student loan balance, steer your high schooler toward the colleges with the best merit and grant aid packages.<p>With …

Student Finance

High School Journalists Fight for Their 1st Amendment Right to Report on Their School's Administration

According to a report in the <i>Burlington Free Press</i>, the co-authors of the story, Halle Newman, Nataleigh Noble, Jenna Peterson, and Julia …

School Administration

Stand up for AZ students' right to learn accurate information about climate change!

Science education is under attack in Arizona. Urge the Board of Education to stand up for Arizona students and science education!

School Administration

Serena Williams cartoon is not 'politically incorrect.' It's just racist.

An Australia Herald Sun front page last week doubled down on cartoonist Mark Knight’s disturbing drawing depicting a wild Serena Williams throwing a …

Donald Trump

Employee pay dominates Pasco schools budget debate

LAND O' LAKES — The Pasco County School Board unanimously adopted a $1.26 billion budget Tuesday with a slightly lowered tax rate and funding for new …

School Administration

Pennsylvania lawmaker introduces bill to ban teachers from discussing politics, government in classrooms

A Pennsylvania state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would ban public school teachers from discussing politics or government in their …

School Administration