The parents of a group of black female students are protesting their school's culturally limiting dress code. Several teen girls at The School for Creative Studies in Durham, North Carolina, wore geles, a head wrap worn as a symbol of pride to represent their connection to Africa, to school to celebrate Black History Month. Show More Summary
Two homeschooling families in Ohio could face hefty fines and many years in prison for failing to properly fill out a form with their local school districts.
It is pretty clear now that requiring boys to dress as boys for school is sexist, Mic.com says. A co-ed group of students at Buchanan High School in Clovis, Ca. responded to the Clovis Unified School District’s decision not to change its dress code by cross-dressing. Girls wore men’s collared shirts, and boys wore dresses with thin straps.
It started as a collective expression of pride. A group of young women at the School for Creative Studies in Durham, NC, decided to wear headwraps—also called geles—to align with and honor their culture at the start of Black History Month. Show More Summary
For weeks, Mary Stevenson’s phone has been ringing off the hook. A pawnbroker in Detroit; a New York City police officer; a teacher in Chicago; the “Sleep Doctor”; the “Weedkiller”; a tech start-up; a high school hockey team; peopleShow More Summary
Baltimore, Md., Feb. 8, 2015 -A multi-disciplinary group of researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) have for the first time determined the genetic makeup of various strains of E. coli, which every year kills...Show More Summary
A select group of smaller American cities have been magnets for highly educated workers, spurring investments in downtowns, green space, schools and cultural attractions over the past ten years -- now they're reaping the benefits.
Anti-gay parents at a Tennessee high school are planning a rally Monday against a school club for LGBT students and their straight allies, the Tennessean reports. The new club, called the Franklin County High School Gay Straight Alliance, or GSA, has faced controversy since it formed in the rural...
Springboard for the Arts offers Work of Art, a free workbook and video series, for individual study or use by artist groups, organizations, and schools, to help artists develop practical business skills.
American schools are hotbeds for racial discrimination, according to a preliminary report from a group of United Nations experts. The U.N.'s Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent traveled around the U.S. last month to learn more about the various structural barriers and challenges African-American face. Show More Summary
Raku firing is expressive, exciting and fun. Whether you’re raku firing in your own studio or taking part in a group raku firing at a school, workshop or community center, raku offers many rewards. Raku firing is one of the most exciting processes in ceramics. Show More Summary
A group of girls graduating from high school dropped the mic on their way out, in a photo surfacing on Imgur this week. Using the space allotted for a cheesy, inspirational senior quote, they seized the opportunity in their "Year 12"...Show More Summary
Laura Greanias, former city editor of the LA Daily News, will now run the site for NYC nonprofit The Seventy Four.
Jared Fox, 28, knows first-hand about the perils of intolerance. Just two years ago, when Fox was visiting his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, from New York, he was brutally attacked by a group of teenagers. They beat him, stole his belongings and called him anti-gay slurs. Show More Summary
Robert Weide, an assistant sociology professor at the California State University at Los Angeles, doesn't think much of that school's chapter of the Young Americans for Freedom. After the group announced it would host a speech by conservative...Show More Summary
A group of anti-Choice extremists have come to Washington, DC to protest at the site of a future Planned Parenthood office, but because they are barred from the Planned Parenthood site, they've set up camp at a nearby charter school,...Show More Summary
In 1952, Lou Kueltzo, a 17-year-old high school graduate from Forest Park, joined the military at the Oak Park Post Office. By Christmas, he was a Navy petty officer third class, freezing on the deck of a destroyer off the Korean peninsula. Whenever a pilot plunged into the water near his ship,...
Washington, D.C. was much too far for a group of Arizona elementary school students to travel for the March for Life, so the students created their own pro-life rally at their Catholic school instead. The Catholic Sun reports that students ages 5 to 14 from the Most Holy Trinity School in Sunnyslope, Arizona, participated in […]
After a group of teens were suspended for spelling out a racial slur with their t-shirts, one has come forward to apologize, and insists that she's "not racist." Last week, six female senior students at Desert Vita High School in Phoenix caused controversy after a photo of them wearing t-shirts that spelled out "NGER" went viral online. Show More Summary
When I was in high school there was a fellow my age who liked me, lets call him Patrick. Patrick had a crush on me for some time but I was not interested in him - his long hair, his introverted style, his small group of friends who always seemed a little moody - in the slightest. Show More Summary