Education

White Teachers Sue Philadelphia School, Charge Race Bias

Four white Philadelphia teachers charge in federal race-bias lawsuits that a black principal suggested they were unfit to teach black students.

Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Can’t Read

According to a new report, 47 percent of Detroiters are ”functionally illiterate.” The alarming new statistics were released by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund on Wednesday.


Foreign influx 'threatens uniquely British identity of public schools'

Private schools risk diluting their ‘uniquely British identity’ as pupils numbers are kept buoyant by an increase in overseas students. A national census of fee-paying schools shows the number of new overseas pupils in independent schools has reac...

Arizona State University, City University of Hong Kong team up in education, innovation

A new partnership between Arizona State University (ASU) and the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) will open up opportunities for students, scientists and entrepreneurs alike.


California Senate bill mandates gay history in schools

Gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people would be added to the lengthy list of social and ethnic groups that public schools must include in social studies lessons under a landmark bill passed Thursday by the California Senate.

'A true tragedy'; Yale student asphyxiated in lathe accident at chemistry lab

A Yale University student from Massachusetts died in an accident Tuesday night at the Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Yale officials said Wednesday.


Teacher Critically Wounded Breaking Up Fight Between Students in High School Cafeteria

Whitley County High School teacher and state Rep. Dewayne Bunch was critically injured Tuesday when he was knocked unconscious after trying to break up a fight between two students in the school cafeteria, authorities said.

Elementary School Principal Apologizes for Mock Auction of Black Students...

The principal of Sewells Point Elementary School has apologized to parents for a teacher's classroom exercise last week that cast her black and mixed-race fourth-graders as available for sale.


Maryland House passes bill allowing illegal immigrants in-state tuition

The Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill to allow in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants in the state's community colleges.

Plastic surgeon brings breast implants to elementary school career day

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – Some angry Henrico parents are demanding answers after their kids were allowed to feel a breast implant at school It was all a part of Shady Grove Elementary's Career Day last Friday, but some parents feel things went a bit to...


High School Ditches Chalkboards, Textbooks For Laptops

Times are changing. Technology is everywhere at the Pascack Valley Regional High School District in northern New Jersey. Forget about the chalk and blackboard.

Obama says too much testing makes education boring

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Obama says too much testing makes education boring

President Barack Obama said Monday that students should take fewer standardized tests and school performance should be measured in other ways. Too much testing makes education boring for kids, he said.


82 percent of US schools may be labeled 'failing'

The number of schools labeled as "failing" under the nation's No Child Left Behind Act could skyrocket dramatically this year, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday.

After exam success, HK twin prodigies release book

Ten-year-old Hong Kong twins who sailed through British high school exams and fuelled debate over the "Tiger Mother" approach to parenting released a book Friday detailing their road to success.


Report: Naked Party At Yale University Prompts Sexual Assault Investigation

A naked party at Yale may have crossed the line from salacious fun and into sexual assault and hazing, according to a report.

Texas group launches scholarship for white men ONLY... because they 'need an equal shot'

A non-profit group has launched a college scholarship for a demographic it claims are under-represented in society - white men.


Hong Kong math whiz gets 'world's highest mark'

A 16-year-old Hong Kong student has notched up the highest mark in an international maths test, his secondary school said Friday, despite barely studying for an exam he claimed "wasn't very difficult".

California Schools To Track Truant Students With GPS

Call it a last-ditch effort to tackle truancy in Orange County. Two Anaheim schools have become the first in California to adopt GPS tracking to prevent students from cutting class.


NYC 'Spier' education: Officials pull plug on website promoting hidden camera gadgets for principals

School principals-turned-Inspector Gadgets had their online spy-gear store shuttered after the Daily News exposed their link to the sleuthing market.

Teacher Suspended For Profanity-laced Blog About Students

This is a clear case of what happens online, stays online. The Central Bucks School District has suspended a high school English teacher after parents complained to administrators about her blog in which she railed on her students for more than a ...



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