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L.A. Teen Nabs Award for Rallying Her Peers to Help Animals

Desiree Hernandez started the first animal rights group at Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School, organized a donation drive to support her local open-admission animal shelter, and held a... The post L.A. Teen Nabs Award for Rallying Her Peers to Help Animals appeared first on PETA.

Teaching Endgames

2 days agoHobbies / Chess : Chess Skills

My advanced group and a few from the beginning group met together this week becuase of a schedule change for another after school activity. They struggled to find the moves in a game played by Alexander Alekhine when he was a young man. Show More Summary

‘After School Satan’ club starts in Mormon country — thanks to Christian groups

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Christian evangelicals only have themselves to blame for a new After School Satan club that has popped up at Vista Elementary School in Taylorsville, Utah. According to the Salt Lake Tribue, the club was approved after other Christian based clubs sprung up at the school, Patheos explained....

'For The Children' Cyberbullying Law Running Into Opposition From Groups Actually Concerned About Children

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A Texas cyberbullying law is running into unexpected opposition. The law [PDF], which would criminalize any "electronic harassment or bullying" of anyone under the age of 18, is intended to give schools more resources to deal with cyberbullying. Show More Summary

Legal Insurrection, your headline is embarrassingly misleading.

The headline is: "Young Americans for Freedom Labeled ‘Hate Group’ at UW Madison."I thought maybe something new had happened here at my school, but it's just a link to a College Fix story about how a student group, The Student Coalition...Show More Summary

For sale: one 19th century Quebec village, slightly fake, $2.8M

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Canadiana Village is an hour north of Montreal and sports 45 buildings that are intended to recreate rural Quebec life in the 19th century (though only one is habitable); and once served as a destination for school groups and film-crews. Now it's for sale for CAD$2.8M. (more…)

Fulton Street's face-lift continues in Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn Law School’s November sale of 1 Boerum Place for $76.5 million has helped keep the revival of Fulton Street Mall fully energized. The property, which was purchased by a group of... To view the full story, click the title li...

Law Professors Come Out Against Sessions

“A group of more than 1,100 law school professors from across the country is sending a letter to Congress on Tuesday urging the Senate to reject the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) for attorney general,” the Washington Post reports.

I Support The Philadelphia Soda Tax - As A Legitimate Means Of Raising Money For Philadelphia Public Schools

A Local Group Of Voters, who possess a State Chartered School District, and are responsible for Funding the operation of the schools, have the right and the obligation to use taxes to raise the revenue.When given the choice I would prefer...Show More Summary

Humanist Group Gets “Ebenezer Award” from Conservative Group for Daring to Defend the Constitution

The American Humanist Association just received the "Ebenezer Award" from a conservative legal group for fighting a school district that's promoting a religious ministry. I guess we're supposed to think this award is a bad thing, but I fail to see the problem.

Social groups key to preserving natural resources

Cooperation may be the key to successful sustainability, says Timothy Waring, an associate professor in the School of Economics and the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions.

Why Asians Have A Fascination For Hitler And The Nazis

Taiwan is in the spotlight again over mimicking the Nazis. A group of high school students staged a mock Nazi rally this month, apparently part of an approved project to reenact phases of history. Taiwan used to have a Nazi concentration camp-themed restaurant. Every year or two someone on the [...]

Minorities do better at school but struggle for jobs

Report blames employer discrimination for lack of social mobility for members of Britain's ethnic minority groups.

Teachers Union Boots Santa For Violating Work-to-Rule Job Action

Dateline – Cape Breton, Nova Scotia: The Christmas spirit took a hit in one Cape Breton elementary school Monday when Santa Claus and a group of volunteer firefighters were told to leave because their annual visit violated work-to-rule job action. Show More Summary

Students Surprise Teacher with Perfect Xmas Gift

The days of getting one's favorite teacher a red ad shiny apple are apparently long gone. At least for one group of students in California. In the following video, we see a classroom in Edgewood High School in West Covina ad a teacher...Show More Summary

Frieze Education engages New York City students in year-round exploration of contemporary art field

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Frieze Teens is a key component in the ongoing Frieze Education program, supported by Deutsche Bank for the fourth consecutive year. Through the Frieze Teens program and onsite programming for school groups visiting Frieze New York, Frieze Education reaches hundreds of students in the region annually. Show More Summary

How Trump's Education Department Could Actually Help Some Muslim Schools

When it comes to religious education, President-elect Donald Trump could be a boon not only for the groups that cheered on his campaign, like evangelical Christians, but also for those he antagonized, like Muslims. One of Trump’s signature...Show More Summary

How Trump's Education Department Could Actually Help Some Muslim Schools

When it comes to religious education, President-elect Donald Trump could be a boon not only for the groups that cheered on his campaign, like evangelical Christians, but also for those he antagonized, like Muslims. One of Trump’s signature...Show More Summary

Only in France: Pupils (and their teacher) pose naked for school photo

A group of French high school pupils have caused a buzz by ditching their school uniforms for their end of year school photo. And their teacher joined in too.

Zillow removes school colour coding from its websites

Zillow Group, who also owns real estate listing site Trulia.com, has taken a down its traffic light colour system for assisting users to find the best schools after the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) investigates whether school and crime ratings may steer homebuyers away from communities with high concentrations of minorities, reports Inman.

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