Education

Plastic pellet incident at Virginia school ends in expulsion, assault charges

Andrew Mikel II admits it was a stupid thing to do. In December, bored and craving attention, the 14-year-old used a plastic tube to blow small plastic pellets at fellow students in Spotsylvania High School. In one lunch period, he scored three hits.

Hong Kong 10-year-olds pass UK high school exams

Two Hong Kong 10-year-olds reared on a punishing schedule of study and swimming have sailed through British high school exams, fuelling debate over the “Tiger Mother” approach to parenting.


Ohio Mom Jailed for Sending Kids to Better School District

ANDREA CANNING and LEEZEL TANGLAO ABC News 27.01.2011
Ohio Mom Jailed for Sending Kids to Better School District

An Ohio mother's attempt to provide her daughters with a better education has landed her behind bars. Kelley Williams-Bolar was convicted of lying about her residency to get her daughters into a better school district.

School defends experiment to separate black students in a bid to boost their academic results

A high school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is defending its decision to segregate its students by race and gender.The scheme, at McCaskey East High School, separates black students from the rest of the school body, and then further breaks it down i...


Getting Into Harvard Easier Than McDonald's University in China

Zhou Xiaobu runs from one end of a table to another, grasping a piece of a puzzle she and her team are assembling as part of a leadership training exercise for McDonald’s Corp. managers. “Go, go, go,” yells their Taiwanese teacher, exhorting them ...

New Jersey Town Proposes Random Drug Test -- Of 6th Graders

BELVIDERE, N.J. (CBS 2) – A proposal to conduct random drug tests of young students in one New Jersey town is raising some eyebrows.


U.S. Teens Lag as China Soars on International Test

John Hechinger Bloomberg.com 07.12.2010
U.S. Teens Lag as China Soars on International Test

Fifteen-year-olds in the U.S. ranked 25th among peers from 34 countries on a math test and scored in the middle in science and reading, while China’s Shanghai topped the charts, raising concern that the U.S. isn’t prepared to succeed in the global...

Classroom Beating: Florida Student Gets Pummeled While Teacher Sits Back

The pummeling of a Palm Beach, Fla., middle school boy by another student has infuriated the boy's family who say the teacher did nothing but sit by his computer while the fight raged in his classroom.


The calls started pouring in as soon as William Floyd schools superintendent Paul Casciano arrived at work. Parents and taxpayers wondered why the district had proposed opening a drug clinic inside William Floyd high school.

In-state tuition for illegal immigrants is preserved with California Supreme Court ruling

The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that illegal immigrants may continue to be eligible for in-state tuition rates at the state's colleges and universities rather than pay the higher rates charged to those who live out of state.


The China education boom on US campuses

In her ballroom dance class, Li Wanrong has learned to tango and cha-cha. At lunch one day, she tried a strange mix of flavors -- pepperoni pizza, the spicy sausage and oozing cheese nearly burning her tongue. Then there was that Friday night befo...

Parents who skip kids' school conferences could face jail in Detroit

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is pushing for a law that calls for jail time for parents who skip parent-teacher conferences, a plan some call inspired and others consider the nanny state run amok.


New York Teacher Accused Of Attacking Student

Teacher rage has rocked Westchester County. A high school teacher is accused of manhandling and throwing a student into a brick wall.

Tracking devices used in California school badges

JENNIFER RADCLIFFE HOUSTON CHRONICLE 11.10.2010
Tracking devices used in California school badges

Radio frequency identification — the same technology used to monitor cattle — is tracking students in the Spring and Santa Fe school districts.


US school system to get Muslim holiday

Brock Parker The Boston Globe 11.10.2010
US school system to get Muslim holiday

As a Muslim and a high school senior at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 17-year-old Dunia Kassay faces a tough choice every year on Islamic holy days: go to school or stay home to be with family and friends.

UCLA-Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Student Exchange Program

Beginning in Spring, 2011, UCLA graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to enroll at HKUST in the School of Humanities and Social Science for up to one year (two semesters or three quarters) through the UCLA-HKUST student exchange program.


UK schools install £9,000 facial recognition cameras to stop students turning up late... and teachers could be next target

It could make the time-honoured tradition of taking the school register a thing of the past. Cutting-edge cameras are being used to scan children’s faces as they enter school.

Los Angeles To Biometrically Scan Students At Lunchtime?

The Los Angeles Unified School District is pushing a plan to fingerprint some students before they can get their lunches.


Elementary school plans to sell ad space on permission slips, school notices

Ads for cigarettes and liquor won’t make the cut. But ads for local ice cream shops or hair salons could soon be appearing on permission slips, class calendars, and school notices sent home with Peabody elementary school students after a unanimous...

A Week Without Facebook? Pennsylvania College Tries It Out

A central Pennsylvania technological college with fewer students than many Facebook users have friends is blacking out social media for a week.



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