Student Uses Beyoncé's Birthday as an Excuse to Skip Class

Today is the 33rd year of Beyoncé's presence on this earth. Many are celebrating the birthday of a woman they don't know but would probably still take a bullet for in the appropriate, 2014-esque manner—dedicated tweets, elaborate Tumblr posts and of course, Instagram shootouts. But one Towson University student didn't… » 9/04/14 5:10pm 9/04/14 5:10pm

Philly Schools already strapped and bracing for deeper cuts

The Philadelphia school system has been notoriously underfunded, in part because our governor Tom Corbett has slashed state support to the school district because reportedly he wants to crush the teacher's union and move the school system to using primarily privately run charter schools and other types of programs (it… » 8/17/14 10:02pm 8/17/14 10:02pm

Teacher's Sweet Viral Letter to Kids Lists the 'Many Ways to Be Smart'

I hope you're ready to deal with a big wet face right now, because this story IS MEGA ROUGH ON THE CRY-BONES. A primary school in Lancashire, UK, sent home a letter with students' test scores, explaining that tests only measure a very narrow set of skills, while the value of individual human beings shines bright from… » 7/17/14 5:00pm 7/17/14 5:00pm

'Conservative University' Video Says Feminism Ruins Women's Studies

Prominent Tea Party Thought-attempters have launched something they're calling "Conservative University," a series of online video lectures designed to spread the tenets of conservatism to a younger, plugged in generation of dweebs who are into watching online lectures in their free time. So far, the only course… » 6/24/14 1:00pm 6/24/14 1:00pm

Florida GOP Rep: New School Curriculum Will 'Turn Your Child Gay'

Like any other change to educational standards, Florida's implementation of the new "Common Core" has come under fire for all the reasons you'd expect of new curriculums. However, if you believe one Florida politician, the worst part is the new standards are totally capable of turning all Floridian children gay. » 5/20/14 9:14pm 5/20/14 9:14pm