On Thursday, Ellen Degeneres appeared via video conference to the students and staff at Spain Elementary-Middle School in Detroit, a school beset by poor funding and abysmal conditions, to announce a surprise donation of $500,000.
Sean Shaynak, formerly a math and science teacher at the elite Brooklyn Tech High School, pleaded guilty Tuesday to kidnapping, obscenity, and sexual abuse, among other crimes. Prosecutors say Shaynak sexually abused seven of his female students between 2011 and 2014; the kidnapping charge resulted from taking one of…
On Tuesday morning, Fox & Friends distinguished itself once more, cementing its place as a television program unafraid to offer you the lowest common denominator of American reactionary politics.
An Orange County, Florida public elementary school has become the target of a Change.com petition after its parent-teacher association announced a STEM evening event only for its male students and their mothers.
New York City high school students are getting a chance to see the fantastic (so I’ve heard) Broadway play Hamilton for much less than the ticket price.
Dakota Nafzinger, age eight, was born with bilateral anopthalmia, which means he has no eyes. Normally he uses a cane to get around, but on Monday of this week, a staff member at Gracemor Elementary School in Kansas City took his cane away on the bus as punishment and replaced it with a pool noodle.
Today, the New York Times ran a crucial piece about school-age girls and the massive disciplinary imbalances that effectively segregate them, both by race and also by skin color. Tanzina Vega's report begins with the case of Mikia, a 12-year-old in Georgia who was caught vandalizing a school bathroom with a friend.…
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.
You would think that most people have at least a semi-firm grasp on the idea that Africa is not one small place with a single culture. That something that occurs in one isolated part of Africa does not mean the entire continent (which has 54 countries and thousands of ethnicities and languages) is similarly affected.…
A mother in Mobile, Alabama, is reasonably pissed off after E.R. Dickson Elementary School had her 5-year-old sign a contract stating she would not kill or injure herself and/or others after pointing a crayon at another student and saying "Pew pew."
Police at a school in Texas are being rightfully scrutinized over a brutal and blatantly excessive take down of a sophomore student.
A school in Florida forced a teen girl to wear a "shame suit" in an effort to publicly humiliate her for violating the dress code policy.
Los Angeles Unified School District plans to end zero tolerance policies at all of its schools.
The parents of a teenage boy who committed suicide after being targeted by bullies filed a lawsuit against district where he attended school, alleging officials knew their son was being targeted but did nothing to protect him.
A new poster from a Japanese school informational materials publisher explains lesbian, gay, bisexual, and asexual identities with easy to understand (Japanese) explanations and cute illustrations.
Results are in from the first large scale study of the experiences of LGBT youth in Japanese schools, and unsurprisingly, those experiences suck.
California's Rialto School District, north of San Bernardino, has announced that they're officially striking an assignment from the 8th grade curriculum that asked students to argue "whether or not you believe this was an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and…
An elementary school in Florida has agreed to stop giving Mountain Dew to kids before tests.
A school in Lincoln, Nebraska is wiping some major egg off its face after a horrible bullying advice flyer was sent home with kids.
After a student newspaper published a feature on rape culture, district officials in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin have set new rules governing the subject matter that appears in the publication.