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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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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Obama addressing the issue of academia
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Children in school in Mali.
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A Greenpeace radiation expert checks contamination levels at the Minami Fukushima kindergarten
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Students in the class.
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