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Schools using video conferencing to get experts into classrooms

Many schools are increasingly using video conferencing to allow experts and well-known personalities to talk and interact with students.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Young boy stabs another to death over alleged bullying

New York - It is clear that Noel Estevez stabbed Timothy Crump to death at a school in the Bronx. It is not so clear what their relationship was before the event.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Indiana drops the Common Core standards for students

In January, the Indiana Senate education committee approved a repeal of Common Core standards, the national benchmark for preparing students for colleges or careers.
In the Media by Simon Crompton

Op-Ed: There's still one book your school can afford

It seems that school districts are being hit from every direction with financial burdens these days. Everything from the rising cost of textbooks to skyrocketing fuel expenses for buses has brought spending under ever-greater scrutiny.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Finger bang: 10-year-old suspended for shaping finger like gun

Columbus - A 10-year-old boy in Ohio was recently suspended after he shaped his finger like a gun, which was apparently a violation of his school's strict zero tolerance weapons policy.
In the Media by Alex Allen

Michael Gove denies political agenda after removing Labour peer

London - Michael Gove, UK Education Secretary, has denied removing Ofsted boss Baroness Morgan from her post just because "she was Labour."
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

CA schools prepare to implement new school transgender laws

Sacramento - The law allowing transgender K-12 students to choose what bathroom they want to use, what gender-specific sports they want to play, and what dress code they adhere to is set to go into effect, and public schools are gearing up to comply with the law.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 10 comments

Op-Ed: How to end school violence — close schools

Sacramento - What would Gulliver say if he were to stumble upon a gun crazy country with kids being killed in schools? Perhaps he would say close them.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 3 comments

Why Christian schools matter: A return to truth Special

What is the language, a part of the worldview, your child is bringing home from school? Is it Scripture? Or is it cursing? Is it Scriptural or is it anti-God?
Digital Journal Report by Kelly Jadon - 20 comments

Op-Ed: Are police killing more people?

Santa Rosa - While a week hardly passes without a report of questionable shooting deaths by police, it is difficult to determine whether the number is increasing. There is no national data.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 1 comment

California teachers suing to end mandatory union dues

Los Angeles - Ten teachers and the Christian Educators Association International have filed a lawsuit in California to stop the practice of teacher's unions collecting dues from non-members.
In the Media by Kelly Fetty - 2 comments

Review: The Freedom Writers Diary by The Freedom Writers

Los Angeles - Diving into a heartfelt book is something that's a novelty today but diving into a book that teaches us something is a rare treat. The Freedom Writers leave something unique between the pages.
In the Media by Robert Kingett

MSNBC host espouses in new ad that your children are not yours

New York - Melissa Harris-Perry, a university professor and weekend host at MSNBC, stated in a new advertisement that children do not belong to their parents but rather they belong to whole communities and are everyone's responsibility.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 10 comments

Parents outraged after students forced to throw out lunches

Attleboro - Parents are furious after they learned their children were denied school lunches. Not only were they upset about their children missing lunch, but school workers forced the students to throw away lunches over concerns they could not pay.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 28 comments

Canadian teams get ready for food fight Special

Canadian students, enrolled in food science, culinary arts or a related discipline, will be taking part in an event based around pulses. Some forty teams are set to take part in Mission ImPULSEible, to test their culinary and economic skills.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

March wintry weather closes Northern Virginia area schools Special

Fairfax - Snow began falling in the early hours of the morning, causing many Northern Virginia school districts to close. While areas closer to the beltway remained open, schools west chose to call a snow day.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

South Dakota legalises guns in schools

South Dakota has officially passed a law granting schools the authority to allow employees to carry firearms within the school premises.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Arming teachers, a law enforcement and educators' perspective Special

Shortly after the Sandy Hook School shooting, some gun advocates suggested having teachers carry guns in the classroom, a prospect some educational organizations, teachers and law enforcement officers don't support.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 17 comments

Op-Ed: Are our children safe at school?

Gun violence appears to be on the rise and putting our nation's youth at risk. Are schools failing at keeping our kids safe?
In the Media by Star Garcia - 14 comments

New Jersey town places armed officers at schools

Marlboro - Protecting American children from falling victim of another Sandy Hook type tragedy has been a topic of conversation for more than a week, and one New Jersey town is taking the NRA's suggestion to heart.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 56 comments

Scientists behind GM rice study sacked

A study, carried out in China, where Chinese schoolchildren were fed genetically modified rice, has been condemned as 'unethical' and the Chinese scientists behind the study have been sacked.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 8 comments

Washington area schools and government offices closed on Tuesday

Washington - As Hurricane Sandy hovers over the Washington, D.C. Metro area, many additional closings for government offices and schools have been announced.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

Flamin' Hot Cheetos banned from schools in three states

Los Angeles - The popular snack has been dumped by schools in Illinois, New Mexico and California for possessing high fat and salt counts and still inconclusive proof that it may be a "gateway" snack due to possibly addictive quotients contained therein.
In the Media by Richard Mccallum

How are kids getting ready for Halloween and how to help

Days, weeks or even months go into preparing the perfect costume which is essential to getting the most out of any Halloween experience. Today we ask just children are preparing for the holiday and what you can do to help them.
In the Media by Chace Elliott

Op-Ed: Should schools monitor students with 'spychips' in student IDs?

Schools have been tracking student attendance for some time, but the methods of how students are tracked has significantly evolved over the decades. Currently, using "spychips" in schools appears to be an issue that keeps emerging its controversial head.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 12 comments

Op-Ed: Young, educated, and underemployed

You’ve just graduated with a bachelor’s degree. You work full-time at Starbucks to pay off your student loans, while you search for jobs in your discipline on the side. Months later, you find yourself back where you first started.
In the Media by Julianne Keu - 11 comments

Teachers prepare for new school year in Arkansas Special

Booneville - The summer holiday is over and it's time to think of the new school year. While parents and students eagerly shop for new back to school supplies and clothing, most do not stop to think about what the new school year is like for a teacher.
Digital Journal Report by Tiffany Romine - 2 comments

State schools 'fail' most able children

England's state schools are failing to meet the needs of the most able children, according to research commissioned by the Sutton Trust. The research ranks England 26th out of 34 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.
In the Media by Steve Hayes - 2 comments

Jackson, Mississippi schools barred from handcuffing students

Jackson - Public schools in Jackson, Mississippi, have been barred from handcuffing students to poles or other objects as punishment. The decision is under a settlement with the Southern Poverty Law Center reached in a U.S. District Court.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Millions protest in Spain over education austerity cuts

Madrid - Most educational institutions, at all levels, closed today as teachers and students took to the streets to protest austerity cuts.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments
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Obama addressing the issue of academia
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The fetus dolls were distributed to 7 to 10 year old students along with religious themed literature at the Norfolk Virginia elementary school.
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A scene encountered by Gulliver
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Students in the class.
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A Greenpeace radiation expert checks contamination levels at the Minami Fukushima kindergarten
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A Greenpeace radiation expert checks contamination levels at the Minami Fukushima kindergarten
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Children in school in Mali.
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