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Report: Phillips Exeter Student Did 'Penance' For Sexual Assault By Baking Bread For Girl He Groped

The elite Phillips Exeter Academy is once again coming under fire for how it handles sexual assault allegations. In a particularly bizarre and unsettling incident, a male student found responsible for assaulting a classmate was sentenced to “penance,” which meant baking bread for her. He delivered it for part of the…

Wisconsin School Receives Federal Funding, Discourages 'Sinful' Gay and Trans Students From Enrolling 

A Lutheran school in Baraboo, Wisconsin gets federal funding for things like its free lunch and transportation programs. It also says it has the right to discipline and expel students who are gay or transgender. The school’s principal admitted in a letter to parents that he can’t outright refuse admission to students…

A City in Mississippi Is Finally (Maybe) Integrating Its Schools 62 Years After Brown v. BOE

A federal court has ruled that administrators in Cleveland, Mississippi have three weeks to execute a timeline to integrate the small Bolivar County city’s middle and high schools. They have, rather improbably, remained segregated by race since Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 landmark Supreme Court case that…

27 Things I Learned At My First Electric Daisy Carnival

Late last week, Julianne Escobedo Shepherd asked the Jezebel staff if anyone else wanted to go to the Electric Daisy Carnival in New York. Although I didn’t know what the Electric Daisy Carnival was (and basically still don’t), I said “Yes, I will,” because I’m trying to live más (when I said this to Kate Dries, she…

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