In a move labelled "ridiculous" by parents, Opposition Leader John-Paul Langbroek's office proposed handing teachers the 50,000 volt electro-shock weapons for protection against rising school violence.
If you ever wondered how much difference just one letter can make when it comes to a message, ask the thousands of people who drove by a digital billboard near the intersection of Ironwood and State Road 23 between Thursday and Monday morning.
A father tearfully apologized Tuesday for acting like a bully himself when he stormed onto a school bus to confront students he believed were harassing his 13-year-old daughter who has cerebral palsy.
A soft-spoken 14-year-old's nose piercing has landed her a suspension from school and forced her into the middle of a fight over her First Amendment right to exercise her religion. Ariana Iacono says she just wants to be a normal teenager at Clayt
In 1971, the initial year for the reading test, the average score for 17-year-olds was 285; in 2008, the average score was 286. The math test started in 1973, when 17-year-olds averaged 304; in 2008, the average was 306.
In a bid to set parents' nerves at ease, a southwest suburban school district has become one of the first in the state to begin tracking students riding buses to and from school each day with Global Positioning System and Radio Frequenty Identificati
A federal judge says a suburban Philadelphia school district embroiled in a laptop spying scandal must pay a family's lawyer about $260,000. In a civil case involving school officials improperly used webcam-enabled laptops to spy on students
Educators say Sun City residents used intimidation tactics to ward off a charter school, but in the end, paid off state and county officials found school officials had not followed proper procedures.
After 30 years of barring black students from running for class president, a Mississippi public middle school, reversed a Jim Crow era policy today and announced students of all races would be allowed to run for student government.
Students at an Australian school were asked to plan a terrorist attack "to kill the MOST innocent civilians in order to get your message across" as part of a class assignment. The teacher asked students to plan chemical or biological attack in Austr
In 1787, Thomas Jefferson lamented the fact that the newly minted Constitution lacked any specific provisions on standing armies. “I do not like the omission of a Bill of Rights providing… protection against standing armies,” Jefferson wrote Madison.
Students might someday get tracking tags along with their textbooks. No decisions have yet been made, but school officials plan to look into the possibility of adding radio frequency tags to student or staff ID cards, or place them on school property
All those amenities add up to an enormous price tag, which works out to about $250,000 per pupil. That $578 million cost is more expensive than the Bird's Nest stadium built for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, which cost $500 million. It's
A pair of mischievous Swedish schoolgirls ended up in court for bugging their teachers' staff room in a bid to get better grades. The girls were only caught when one of them was so excited about the scam that she blabbed about it on her Facebook page
Two of the protesters allegedly involved in hitting Sen. Carl Levin with a pie Monday were arrested last year while protesting U.S. war policy at the senator's office in Lansing.
Schools across the country are beginning the new school year with shrinking budgets and outsize demands for basic supplies. And while many parents are wincing at picking up the bill, retailers are rushing to cash in by expanding the back-to-school ca
At the time, I was so frustrated that those public school bureaucrats were meddling with my son and our family, but now I’m more than a little pleased.
The United States of America, aka the District of Criminals, is a gigantic fraud we have been falsely taught to revere as a lawful represenmtative and accountable taxing authority wielding great powers of police and military forces to achieve goals w
State Controller said without a state budget, California's government would be unable to pay its bills in late August. That means issuing IOUs to some people. Possible dates for IOUs could be either Aug. 27 or Aug. 31, when big payments to schools ar
Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took my $2—meanwhile I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies, while looking at th
The following speech was delivered by top of the class student Erica Goldson during the graduation ceremony at Coxsackie-Athens High School on June 25, 2010
"School is not all that it can be. Right now, it is a place for most people to determine that their goal is to get out as soon as possible."
Proposals for universal preschool and all-day kindergarten are an increasingly popular policy solution for everything from low academic achievement, to reducing crime, to lowering the dropout rate. Inception - the planting of ideas in young minds<
How the education system indoctrinates our children to become mindless slaves.
In a handful of laboratories around the world, computer scientists are developing robots like this one: highly programmed machines that can engage people and teach them simple skills, including household tasks, vocabulary or...
What if teachers starting running the schools where they taught? That's what a group of educators at Barbara Jordan Elementary are going to find out next year, when they open their Detroit charter school without a principal in charge. The school w
Several high school students in La Quinta, California have been disciplined for their involvement in a late-night game of tag called "Beat the Jew " on school grounds last month.
Some of the nation's largest and most elite universities stand to gain millions of dollars from selling the names and addresses of students and alumni to credit card companies while granting the companies special access to school events, the Huffingt
"My youngest daughter graduated from high school this year, or as I like to call it, the government indoctrination center."