Despite the fact Phanachone was 7th in her graduating high school class and has a 3.9 GPA, school officials said she was “illiterate” because she refused to take the English Language Assessment. They called her refusal “insubordination” and suspended her for three days.
46 states and the District of Columbia will announce an effort to craft a single vision for what children should learn each year from kindergarten through high school graduation, an unprecedented step toward a uniform definition of schools.
Secretary Duncan said American schools should be open six days a week, at least 11 months a year. "I fundamentally think that our school day is too short, our school week is too short and our school year is too short." "You're competing for jobs with kids from India and China. I think schools should be open six, seven days a week; 11, 12 months a year," Duncan said.
Charlotte Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first...
Some parents in Frisco, Texas, are fuming because their public school district allowed Christian evangelists to provide Bibles to students on school grounds
Gavin says he wore the kilt twice in the past two weeks to Rocky Mountain Junior High as a prop for an art project. Jessop told the boy that the outfit could be misconstrued as cross-dressing.
Had you noticed that Obama's campaign slogan is right out of the children's video series "Bob the Builder"? It just goes to show the intellectual level at which he aimed his pitch. Here's a funny graphic send-up of Barry theEntered By: Jefferson Paine
The Tolleson Police Department and Tolleson Elementary School District held a community meeting at Arizona Desert Elementary School, where Officer Ray Granillo shot himself in his right middle finger during early dismissal last week.
A recent survey showed that a large number of Americans prefer socialism to capitalism. Don't worry. They don't mean it.
5 years later, the same Val Edrington who embraced John Singer and tearfully thanked him for saving the life of his son would call for Singer to be murdered under color of "law" for the supposed crime of protecting his own children from the
When a Fairfax County mother got an urgent call from school last month reporting that her teenage daughter was caught popping a pill at lunchtime, she did not panic. "It was probably her birth-control pill," she thought. She was right. Her
Tickets were selling fast for Saturday night's showing of a "XXX blockbuster" at the University of Maryland's student union. (Pirates! Skeletons! An orgy of belly dancers!) Then, like a douse of cold water, the state Senate stepped
A jury ruled Thursday that the University of Colorado wrongly fired the professor who compared some Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi, giving him only $1 in damages but a chance to get his job back.
The program, run by the Association of Chief Police Officers, asks teachers, parents and other community figures to be vigilant for signs that may indicate an attraction to extreme views or susceptibility to being "groomed" by radicalizers.
School officials were not wild about the idea, but Pocatello High School Principal Don Cotant relented after Harrison explained the advertisements could help illuminate such topics as the Great Depression.
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Savana Redding still remembers the clothes she had on — black stretch pants with butterfly patches and a pink T-shirt — the day school officials here forced her to strip six years ago. She was 13 and in eighth grade.
A former University of Colorado professor, assailed for likening Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi leader and fired for alleged plagiarism, testified in court Monday that the 2001 terrorist attacks were "perfectly predictable."
An 8th-grader has been suspended from riding the school bus for 3 days after being accused of passing gas. "Jonathan passes gas on the bus to make the other children laugh and it is so stink [sic] that you can't breathe after he does it,**QQ
The principal & other staff at South Oak Cliff High School were supposed to be breaking up fights. Instead, they sent troubled students into a steel utility cage in an athletic locker room to battle it out with bare fists and no head protection, reco
The State Department of Education estimates that preliminary notices will be given to 26,500 teachers by the Sunday cutoff. An additional 15,000 bus drivers, janitors, secretaries and administrators are also expected to receive the written warnings.
3 administrators at Porter Middle School have been reassigned for allegedly asking a boy to buy marijuana as part of an informal sting operation against another student. LAPD is investigating both the alleged marijuana supplier and the administrato
A 15-YEAR-old schoolgirl in England earned £14,000 over 2 months by working as a prostitute. Her unusual weekend job was exposed when a teacher at her school found condoms, lubricant and details of the agency she worked for in her bag.
A 14-year-old Wisconsin girl who refused to stop texting during a high school math class was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct...after she ignored a teacher's demand that she cease texting. The girl was frisked by a female cop.
A father allegedly shot his 9-year-old son in the buttocks with a BB gun, a revelation that came to light after the boy wrote a school essay about the incident: The "painful afternoon my Dad shot me with a BB gun." The teacher turned the es
A full federal appeals court has declined to reconsider a three-judge panel’s ruling that upheld most of a Florida law requiring public school students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day.
During the last school year, the district spent almost half a million dollars on fire guards. The fire watchers are uncertified, unarmed with fire-fighting equipment and according to parents, often unaware.
There are signs that this bastion of free enterprise and innovation has begun to rot from within.
Thanks, in part, to the new leadership of Arizona Governor, Jan Brewer, our children’s educational future is in the sewer.