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Children study under open skies as quake rocks education in Pakistan

Peshawar - Ishtiaq Khalid is having a snow day, forced to stay home from his school in the Pakistani district of Shangla due to inclement weather -- but unlike most 12-year-olds, he is not happy about it.

Teen novel banned after outcry from New Zealand Christian group

Auckland - New Zealand censors sparked outrage on Monday after banning an award-winning teen novel that includes sex and bullying, making it the first book removed from shelves in more than two decades.

13 million children denied education by Mideast wars: UN

Amman - More than 13 million children are being denied an education by Middle East conflicts, the UN said Thursday, warning "the hopes of a generation" would be dashed if they cannot return to classrooms.

French court to rule on pork school dinners for Jews and Muslims

Dijon - A French court will rule this week on the decision by a right-wing mayor to ban non-pork meals in schools for Muslims and Jews, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Two for-profit schools have to pay students $2.3M

Former students at Kaplan Career Institute and Lincoln Technical Institute in Massachusetts will receive redress from the colleges.

New call for healthy eating in schools

Politicians in Europe are calling for a new scheme to be introduced to promote healthy eating in schools throughout the European Union.

Op-Ed: Say no to creationism being taught in schools

Wake up Americans, our education system is under attack, and not by the government but by creationists who believe they have the right to indoctrinate your children with their version of intelligent design.

New Pop-Tart gun bill headed to Nevada Senate

Lawmakers in Nevada will soon vote on a bill that would allow students to shape their fingers like guns and bring toy guns to school, which are currently actions that go against the strict zero tolerance firearms policies put in place by several schools.

Stephen Colbert gives over $500K to schools in South Carolina

Late night host and comedian Stephen Colbert announced that he would fund every classroom project request made by public schools in South Carolina.

Children return to Taliban massacre school in Pakistan

Peshawar - Survivors of Pakistan's worst-ever militant attack returned Monday to the school where Taliban gunmen massacred their classmates, with students and parents expressing a mixture of defiance and apprehension.

Schools evacuated around French town where massacre suspects holed up

Dammartin-en-go - Several schools are being evacuated around the French town of Dammartin-en-Goele where the suspects in the massacre at Charlie Hebdo magazine are holed up, town authorities said Friday.

Op-Ed: What the MOOC should become

The end of the MOOC is significantly closer than more people realize or care to believe. It has been, charitably, a failed experiment, one at which some people threw a lot of money and to which were pinned far too many hopes.

Junk food banned in schools in Poland

Lawmakers in Poland decided to ban junk food in schools in an effort to reduce the obesity rates among children. The ban will go into effect next school year.

Chicago schools among best in Illinois according to demographics

Chicago - Chicago came out on top in Illinois school standings. U.S. News ranked five Chicago high schools in the top 10 Illinois high schools. This is an important factor for those looking to purchase a new home in Chicago.

NFL team helps Ferguson students, provide needed distraction

Saint Louis - The shooting death of Michael Brown and subsequent violent protests has prompted one NFL football team to reach out to area youth, offering them not only a safe place to practice football, but an experience none of those involved will soon forget.

White students to no longer be majority in U.S. public schools

Public schools in the United States are projected to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, which is a first.

Supreme Court case deals with cheerleaders cheering for Jesus

Kountze - Cheerleaders are taking a case to the Supreme Court of Texas. Team members had banners removed or censored and are claiming that this infringes on their right to free speech.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.
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