Nikole Hannah-Jones, a writer who is defining the landscape of education journalism, has written a landmark story at the New York Times magazine on school segregation in New York City.
A 24-year-old Houston teacher who confessed to having sex with her then 13-year-old student was arrested on Wednesday for repeated sexual abuse.
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…
The Alabama Legislature approved a law Wednesday night that will prevent abortion clinics from operating within 2,000 feet of a public elementary or middle school. If signed by the governor, the law will force one clinic in Huntsville to move for the second time in two years. The legislature also approved a bill…
A Michigan substitute art teacher says she was fired after she said the most terrible word of all: vagina.
Administrators at Bullard Elementary School in Kennesaw, Georgia, have had to change elements of its yoga and mindfulness practices after parents protested that their children were being corrupted by evil non-Christian beliefs.
The Oklahoma State House approved a new bill Tuesday that would create a new fund dedicated to spending money on public anti-abortion efforts, especially in schools. The idea, according to the bill, is to “clearly and consistently teach that abortion kills a living human being and is against public policy.”
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.