Education

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.


Yearbook causes controversy afer it names George W. Bush in list of 'worst people' of all time

A middle school yearbook in Arkansas has created controversy around the country after it named Former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney in a list of the "worst" people of all time.

Elite schools lead education boom in Asia

Adrian Addison AFP 02.06.2011
Elite schools lead education boom in Asia

A strong brand name can go a long way in Asia. From watches to cars, clothes to fine artwork, food to handbags -- even education. The offspring of the booming region's wealthy elite are enrolling in some of the world's most famous schools and univ...


Gay Student Crowned Prom Queen at Va. High School

Becoming prom queen at Blacksburg High got harder this year. Young women aspiring to wear the tiara don't just have to worry about the other girls anymore - guys can become prom queen at the high school now too. The proof: Senior student Jake Boye...

Exam-obsessed Hong Kong makes celebrity tutors rich

Cut-throat competition for exam success in Hong Kong's high-pressure education system has spawned a new breed of teacher -- celebrity tutors with near cult-like status and millionaire lifestyles.


Transgender Clownfish Controversy

Mathew Luschek NBC Bay Area 26.05.2011
Transgender Clownfish Controversy

Redwood Heights Elementary School, in Oakland, is in the hot-seat after the school decided to education students about gender diversity.

Hong Kong has 3 of top 5 Asian universities

Three of the top five Asian universities are in the Chinese city of Hong Kong, while the other two in Japan and Singapore, according to latest Asian university rankings published on Monday.


School Wants To Allow Bus Drivers To Search Students

A western Indiana school district wants to give its bus drivers the authority to search students for weapons or drugs.

Student, 12, duct-taped to chair and beaten by classmates while teacher ignored attack: mom

A 12-year-old Dallas student was bound to a chair with duct tape and beaten by four classmates as a substitute teacher stood and ignored the attack, according to the victim's mom.


Third of Berlin university students consider sex work

Eric Kelsey Yahoo! News Canada 19.05.2011
Third of Berlin university students consider sex work

One in three university students in the German capital would consider sex work as a means to finance their education, a study from the Berlin Studies Center said Wednesday.

Obama Administration to Honor ‘Green’ Schools That Teach ‘Environmental Literacy’

Next year on Earth Day, the Obama administration plans to announce which U.S. schools have been selected as “Green Ribbon Schools,” a designation that will “honor” schools for “creating healthy and sustainable learning environments” and for “teach...



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