Two weeks ago, XO Jane published an essay by a woman who told of being sexually harassed in high school by a teacher who touched her and flirted with her. Now, the incident has become a full blown scandal at one of L.A.'s most prestigious private day schools.
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…
Kaden Tiger is a senior at Seminole High School in Oklahoma. Earlier this week, he told a reporter that he planned on wearing an eagle feather on his graduation cap, even though the school had declared that doing so would be against he rules. Ironic, since Seminole's school mascot is a feather-headdress-wearing…
Earlier this year, New York State's Regents released outline of required knowledge for 9th and 10th grade World History students that contained the names of 35 male historical figures and only one woman. Unsurprisingly, this did not go over well.
New York State's Department of Education recently published the state's new, improved educational standards designed to guide the minds of The Next Generation into a great Sea Of Fact-Knowing so that they may Succeed in the World of Tomorrow (or, you know, in practical terms, the Shit They Will Be Tested On Before…
Working a shit job in a cube zoo hell-Labyrinth is a soul-sucking way for a woman to spend her twenties; attending graduate school so she can compose a thesis on menstrual shaming in early Gaelic literature is a money-sucking way for a woman to spend her twenties. But there's one way a woman can waste a few years of…
Want to hear something depressing? According to teachers' estimates, two-thirds of students in some public schools rely on school lunch as their primary source of caloric intake. Want to hear something else depressing (YES!) According to government data, between 16 and 33% of American children and teens are obese.…
School uniforms can range in glamour from the over starched bane of a student's existence to the oversexed star of a music video. In Great Britain, they're used as a tool with which girls explore their sexuality, and this is causing an ass-ache for educators.
You'd think, after the furor that surrounded teacher Natalie Munroe's blog-related firing, that those in the pedagogical professions might give social networking a wide birth. Not so Catholic school teacher Elizabeth Cucinotta, who, with her cousin launched what she terms "Facebook for Angry People." The site, "Burn…
A now-classic study found something curious: when they posed 5th graders with tough problems, the brightest girls were the quickest to give up. And apparently not much has changed.
Some Arizona schools are going to be weighing and measuring students — and sending notes home to the parents of those who are overweight.
Researchers surveyed students studying abroad and found most double their alcohol consumption while in foreign lands. Psychologists attribute this to lower drinking ages and cultural misperceptions like, "Germans drink all the time" — so don't tell college kids about Oktoberfest.
According to researchers, American children are getting smarter, but they are also getting less creative. Is there anything we can do about this crisis of creativity?
Yesterday the Columbia Missourian (staffed by students at the Missouri School of Journalism) published a really excellent, extremely sad, piece on a student who just graduated, but was forced to spend her senior year reeling in the aftermath of rape.
Andrea sent us a link to a post at Carpe Diem about the growing sex gap in college degrees. Current Department of Education estimates have women earning over 60% of all college degrees within 8 years:
You know what's kind of funny about sexuality? It's surprisingly tough to talk about. Sex, that's easy (although certainly you could argue that, well, why talk about it…) Actions are simple and straightforward like that.
Students at Bard College have started a blog called Boobs@Bard, which (you guessed it) hosts pictures of topless co-eds. Harvard now has their own spin-off. Is this a symptom of our hypersexual culture, or a brave step towards body acceptance?
Right before Valentine's Day, my orthopedist decided that I should be hospitalized for tests. I'd been having crippling low-back pain for several weeks and the rest, pain medicine, and muscle relaxants he'd prescribed were not making me feel any better.