Education

Parents Furious Over Apparent Use Of ‘Scream Rooms’ Inside Connecticut Elementary School

Parents in a Connecticut suburb are outraged over disturbing disciplinary actions at a local elementary school. They claim students are being locked in unsupervised “scream rooms,” where some children have harmed themselves, reports CBS 2’s Hazel ...

Georgia School Math Assignment References Slavery, Beatings

Figuring out how many oranges were picked by slaves and how many beatings per day Frederick Douglass received was allowed to help teach elementary students their multiplication and division tables at one school.


UK school turns heating off to 'save planet'; Fury as kids shiver on coldest day

A HEADTEACHER got a roasting yesterday for turning the school heating OFF on one of the coldest days of the year — to save the planet.

Store Santa Clauses taught to size up recession-hit parents' wealth and manage children's gift expectations

It will soon be time for every child to draw up their list for Santa. But now they could be in for something of a surprise - when Santa asks them to take a few things off of it.The largest Santa school in the U.S. has been advising its students on...


Asian Americans most bullied in US schools: study

Asian Americans endure far more bullying at US schools than members of other ethnic groups, with teenagers of the community three times as likely to face taunts on the Internet, new data shows.

Middle school security guard uses PEPPER SPRAY to break up a food fight

A middle school security guard used pepper spray on children after a food fight broke out in the cafeteria. Schools officials are investigating after the unnamed female guard used the powerful weapon to break up a fight during lunch at Lafayette-W...


Reports of Hispanic Students Vanishing From Alabama Schools After Immigration Ruling

Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration.

Student Says She Was Forced To Drop Class After Seizure

A former student at Colorado Mountain College says she was forced to drop a class because she had a seizure.


Teacher penalizes students for saying 'bless you' after someone sneezes

A Northern California teacher says he doesn't want to hear a common courtesy in his classroom. He's even lowering students' grades if they say "bless you" after someone sneezes.

Obama rolling back Bush-era education law

KIMBERLY HEFLING 6abc.com 24.09.2011
Obama rolling back Bush-era education law

President Barack Obama is giving states the flexibility to opt out of provisions of the No Child Left Behind law, a move he says is designed to energize schools but Republicans challenge as outside his authority.


Calif. schools turn away unvaccinated students

MARCUS WOHLSEN and SHEILA V KUMAR Breitbart.com 17.09.2011
Calif. schools turn away unvaccinated students

Some California schools are turning away middle and high school students who have not received a required whooping cough vaccine while others are defying a law passed last year after a historic spike in cases of the potentially fatal disease.

LA Schools To Teach LGBT Curriculum In Anti-Bullying Effort

Students in the Los Angeles Unified school district may soon be taught “age-appropriate” curriculum promoting positive images of homosexuals and their contributions to society.


School woes for expats in Hong Kong

Moving to Hong Kong? If you have school age children, prepare for a prolonged campaign to crack the outer perimeter of the international school system. In the words of one frustrated mother, it’s “harder than getting into Fort Knox.”

South Dakota schools cut costs with 4-day week

When the nearly 300 students of the Irene-Wakonda School District returned to school this week, they found a lot of old friends, teachers and familiar routines awaiting them. But one thing was missing: Friday classes.


City May Make It Illegal To Cut Class; Fines Up To $500

It could soon cost kids, and parents in Concord upwards of $500 if the teenager continues to cut class.

Hypnotist principal faces questions after suicides

High school principal George Kenney acknowledged using hypnosis to help people: students who needed to relax before tests, a basketball player having trouble making free throws and even school secretaries who wanted to quit smoking. But now the po...


Maryland makes 'environmental literacy' requirement to graduate

Maryland is the first state in the country to impose a new requirement to graduate from high school -- something called environmental literacy.

Yale Pulls the Plug on Anti-Semitism Institute

The Anti-Defamation League is balking at Yale’s decision to eliminate its course of study on anti-semitism.


Parents outraged after school application asks: 'Was your child delivered by C-section?'

School chiefs in California have come under fire for asking intimate questions about how its children were delivered during birth. Parents hoping to enrol their children in the Dry Creek School District have to complete an application form that as...

Hong Kong's 'tiger parents' face the pressure

Since Amy Chua published her "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" it has dominated school-gate conversation in Hong Kong, with parents soul-searching over how much they demand of their children.



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