Interview With an Asexual Clarifying What I Got Wrong About Asexuality

Recently, I wrote about an interview in Wired's sex issue that sought to shed light on asexuality. After it ran, I received an email from an agender, asexual person I'll call Cody who felt I had mistakenly conflated a few key aspects and wanted to set the record straight. » 3/17/15 4:00pm 3/17/15 4:00pm

Jezebel Bestie Andrea Tantaros Says to Get Rid of AP History 

Andrea Tantaros, Fox News host and BIG TIME Jezebel fan, supports Oklahoma's House Common Education Committee's recent decision to cut funding for high school AP history courses. In fact, she thinks the subject—dubbed by her as meaningless liberal crap"—should be gotten rid of entirely. » 2/19/15 6:30pm 2/19/15 6:30pm

How to Get Your Fetus Ready for College

It's not an exact science, but there are little ways you can tell if you're carrying a child who is college-bound. One kick to the uterus every now and then with no discernible rhyme or reason? Eh. Roundhouse kicks to the bladder every hour on the hour? You've got yourself an overachiever. » 2/09/15 2:00pm 2/09/15 2:00pm

Girls Outscore Boys on Math Tests, Unless Teachers See Their Names

Over at the New York Times' Upshot, there's a pretty interesting study that outlines just how much elementary school teachers' biases can influence girls' attitudes towards math and science. Some of findings aren't particularly surprising: girls from low-income homes are disproportionately affected and early… » 2/07/15 3:00pm 2/07/15 3:00pm

Here's the State With the Highest Teacher to Student Sex Ratio

The holder of this dubious distinction will likely not surprise you, but, fortunately for one state in this fine union, it's not Florida this time. » 1/16/15 11:00am 1/16/15 11:00am

North Carolina School District Wants to Ban Selfies

It's always a relief to know your local school board officials are diligently pursuing everything they can possibly do to make sure your kids have the best education possible. In the case of one North Carolina school, that includes banning selfies, apparently. » 12/03/14 12:30pm 12/03/14 12:30pm

​Kimora Lee Starts Scholarship Fund to Groom Future Kimora Lees

I don't know how some of you make it through fashion school without killing someone. The process of designing clothes is grueling, and it takes a lot of talent, patience and... fabulosity? Kimora Lee Simmons to the rescue. » 10/23/14 2:00pm 10/23/14 2:00pm

Malala Yousafzai Tells Obama to Do Diplomacy with Books, Not Guns

In a talk with Ronan Farrow, living inspiration and recent Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai discussed the many encounters she's had with world leaders, including President Barack Obama. "It's very important to reach those people and [tell] them that it is their responsibility to contribute to education and… » 10/22/14 6:15pm 10/22/14 6:15pm

Malala Yousafzai Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Committee announced today that 17-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, exactly two years one day after the Taliban attempted to murder her for advocating for the education of Pakistani girls. She's the award's youngest ever recipient. » 10/10/14 9:00am 10/10/14 9:00am

​Colorado School Board Attempts to Censor History Because Patriotism

For three straight days, high school students from multiple schools in Jefferson County, Colorado, have staged walkouts in protest of an ongoing attempt by the JeffCo school board to change the curriculum of American history courses, removing political dissent and instead promoting patriotism and respect for authority. » 9/24/14 3:40pm 9/24/14 3:40pm

Chemistry Teacher Arrested For Drugs Allegedly Had 'Date Rape Recipes'

A high school teacher in Texas who was arrested at school was reportedly found with recipes for date rape drug cocktails. » 9/14/14 10:41pm 9/14/14 10:41pm

Cops Violently Tackle High School Student for Using Her Phone

Police at a school in Texas are being rightfully scrutinized over a brutal and blatantly excessive take down of a sophomore student. » 9/12/14 10:00am 9/12/14 10:00am

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

Northern Illinois University Bans Social Media, Happiness for Faculty

Northern Illinois University is denying its students access to Twitter, Facebook and other sources of happiness in one’s wistful early twenties. » 8/20/14 4:20pm 8/20/14 4:20pm

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 … » 8/17/14 10:02pm 8/17/14 10:02pm

School Board Cancels Reading List Rather Than Allow Lesbian Novel

A coming-of-age novel about a teenager's struggle with being sent to an ex-gay conversion camp has not only been removed from a summer reading list, but the entire list has been canceled rather than allow the book to be included. » 8/13/14 6:00pm 8/13/14 6:00pm

California Teacher’s Nude Selfies Hacked, Emailed To 287 Students

Police say nude photographs of a California high school teacher were sent to more than 200 students from his hacked email account. » 7/22/14 11:30pm 7/22/14 11:30pm