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California legislature toughens mandatory vaccination law

Sacramento - The Golden State would become one of three U.S. states to require childhood vaccinations before most kids could attend public school under a bill being considered by the state Assembly.

NYC Mayor de Blasio under fire from Al Roker for school decision

New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is keeping a low profile after weathering a storm of his own by keeping the public school system open during Thursday's blizzard and angering celebrity meteorologist Al Roker.

Madrid public school to be named after former UK PM Thatcher

Madrid - A decision to name a school after the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who some call an enemy of public schooling, is causing widespread anger in Spain. This after a similar attempt to name a street after her failed in April.

Public school crossword claims US conservatives restrict freedoms

Union Grove - Are American conservatives a bunch of authoritarian ideologues that want to restrict personal freedoms? Eighth-grade children may think so after they were assigned a public elementary school crossword.

Security guard handcuffs six-year-old school student

Chicago - At Carver Primary School, security guards were authorized to discipline multiple children for talking in class. They were subsequently handcuffed and told, “They were going to prison and would never see their parents again,” according to one parent.

Better public schools, teachers promised in 2011 for Philippines

Manila - The Department of Education in the Philippines promises that Filipinos will see more qualified teachers and better facilities in the public schools in 2011 as part of the nation's commitment to meet its Millennium Development Goals (MDG) program.

Teachers fired for flirting with students on Facebook

New York - At least three educators from city public high schools have been fired in the past six months for having inappropriate dealings with students on Facebook -- one of which allegedly culminated in a sexual relationship.

Teacher sex cases in U. S. public schools unreported, unpunished

An estimated 4 to 5 million U.S. public school students may be at risk or become victims of sexual assault by school employees and teachers. Even so, media outlets and public officials remain tight-lipped, cover-up allegations, and fight disclosure.

NC judge orders home schooled children be put into public schools

Three children have been home schooled for four years. They have been ordered back into public schools beginning this fall. According to the judge it will challenge the ideas the mother has taught them.

Chicago Students Boycott First Day of School to Protest District Funding

In a protest geared at bringing light to supposed inequities in public school funding, Chicago students are expected to boycott day one. With state funding based upon attendance, the expected 2,000 absences could decrease overall funding.

School Locked Down For Fear of Eminent Ninja Attack

A ninja was reportedly witnessed creeping around the wooded area near a Barnegat, New Jersey elementary school. He was wielding what was believed to be a deadly sword, probably a ninjatō.

It Pays to Stay in School. Literally.

The animated Mr. T used to bark at the children watching: "Don't be a fool. Stay in school." Back in the day, this was good enough reason to take education seriously. Otherwise, Mr. T would find you and rip off your face.

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