Share Your Best Tales of Back-to-School Triumph and Humiliation

After Labor Day, students and teachers across the country will be headed back to classrooms for the beginning of a new school year. For some, this time of the year is brimming with opportunity. (What will you learn? Who will you meet?) For others, it’s a time of dread. (What WILL you learn? WHO will you meet?) The… »9/04/15 8:00pm9/04/15 8:00pm


Tired of Misogynist Bullshit, Edinburgh Students Ban ‘Blurred Lines’

If Robin the director of the “Blurred Lines” video that the internet has gender-swapped to the power of infinity (just twice, really), could talk to the Edinburgh University Students’ Association, he’d probably say that “Blurred Lines” was, like, a feminist movement in itself, or whatever. LOL, IT’S CALLED… »9/14/13 12:00pm9/14/13 12:00pm

High School Students Design Curriculum, Surprisingly It's Not Seven Periods of Pizza

Thanks to the innovative curriculum at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Massachusetts, students work on semester long projects that they themselves design. Tasked with imaging their dream learning situation, the students are then set free to explore. (Well, they still have to run everything past teachers;… »3/05/13 11:30pm3/05/13 11:30pm

Selfless Fifth-Graders Used Their Snow Day to Visit Their Sick Classmate in the Hospital

Kids aren't always the selfish, dream-devouring monsters we may think they are. In fact, sometimes they're really selfless, like, Patch Adams selfless only without the mitigating annoyance of sitting through a basic cable edit of Patch Adams while your grandmother asks for the sixth time if the the doctor with the… »2/03/13 1:30pm2/03/13 1:30pm

This Dance-Off Between Students and School Administrator is the Best Teen Movie We've Ever Seen

In a scene we can only imagine was deleted from the remake of Footloose, a high school kid challenges a school administrator to a motherfucking DANCE OFF. At least, that's what I think is happening, he might also be running from a mouse? Either way, it's pretty much the funniest, sweetest, and weirdest thing we've… »10/24/12 9:00pm10/24/12 9:00pm

Conservative Group’s For-Sure ‘Unbiased’ Poll Reveals That New Yorkers Are Not Cool with Plan B in Schools

New York, as in the city where dreams are dreamed, nourished, and unceremoniously flattened by overloaded subway cars and undermining drinking partners named Slack, recently launched a pilot program to freely and discreetly dispense the emergency contraception pill Plan B in 13 schools across the city. Soon after the… »10/21/12 2:30pm10/21/12 2:30pm

Teachers in the U.S. Seem to Be Getting a Raw Deal Compared to Teachers in the Rest of the Developed World

With news that public school students in Chicago have successfully goaded summer into an encore performance, the New York Times thought it'd be a really opportune time to ask current and prospective shapers of young minds: is being a teacher in the U.S. really worth all the bullshit? »9/12/12 6:00pm9/12/12 6:00pm

Classrooms Around the World Share One Thing in Common: Bored Students

School is laaaaaaaaame, isn't it? Of course education is important so children learn about the dinosaurs and don't grow up to really, honestly believe that every animal in the world can travel for forty days on the same cramped pleasure cruise ship captained by a 600-year-old amateur mariner. Such thinking is exactly… »8/20/12 9:45pm8/20/12 9:45pm

Charming Food Fetishist Teacher Harassed Girls Over the Internet

A former teacher at the quaintly-named Coatbridge College in Canada has finally been struck off the teacher registry after allegedly making improper sexual suggestions to female students via webcam. 37-year-old Gavin Bradford was said to have asked 20 girls (some as young as 12) to turn on their webcams while they… »7/26/12 10:00am7/26/12 10:00am

Teacher Idiotically Brags About Illegally Blocking an Atheist Student Group to the Wrong People

Imagine that you're a high school teacher who prioritizes your love for the baby Jesus over your legal responsibilities as an educator and thus, in the name of all that is holy, successfully stops an atheist group from forming on campus. Nice work! But you're not done. You're so pleased with yourself that you can't… »7/16/12 4:40pm7/16/12 4:40pm

MIT Offers Awesome Classes to Give Nerds Social Skills

Nerds may be able to let their freak flags fly in the protected confines of the MIT campus, but the same can't necessarily be said for the real world. That's why the school has wisely been offering something called "Charm School" for its students. CBS Sunday Morning went inside this elective day of classes that covers… »3/04/12 10:15pm3/04/12 10:15pm

Virginia School District Wants to Ban Kids From 'Cross-Gender Dressing'

There are plenty of schools that have banned kids from wearing certain kinds of clothing—everything from short skirts to baseball hats and even pajama pants—but one Virginia school district is considering taking things to the next level. The Suffolk school board has proposed banning children from "cross-gender… »2/13/12 6:00pm2/13/12 6:00pm

Should Teachers & Students Be Allowed To Interact On Facebook?

In the past year people have proven that they have a truly undeniable urge to say and do stupid things on Facebook, and that includes plenty of teachers. From the elementary school teacher who made fun of a student's hairstyle on the site to a nursery school teacher fired for tricking her ex into thinking they had a… »12/19/11 2:50pm12/19/11 2:50pm