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Tanzania president says teen mothers should quit school

Tanzania President John Magufuli said students who become pregnant should not be allowed to finish their studies after giving birth, sparking outrage from women's rights campaign groups. "I give money for a student to study for free....Show More Summary

Kenya to provide sanitary pads for girls in public schools

Kenya's government says it will supply sanitary pads to teenage girls enrolled in public schools. President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday signed the act into law. Child rights groups say many … Click to Continue »

Students of all races & ethnicities benefit from ethnically diverse middle schools

(Society for Research in Child Development) More than half of school-age youth in the United States are members of ethnic minority groups, yet the nation's public schools are becoming less ethnically diverse. Recognizing these conflicting...Show More Summary

Scientists Search for Clues to Identity of Ice Age ‘Mystery Beast’

Something is causing quite a stink in Siberia right now. More specifically, a group of school children in the Yakutia region were recently alerted to the presence of an ancient deceased creature, believed to date back to the last Ice Age, by the stench of its remains. The question remains, however, as to precisely what... Read more »

Rope-skipping world record set by Japanese schoolchildren

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A group of 14 Japanese schoolchildren from Fuji Municipal Harada Elementary School earned the Guinness World Records title for "most skips over a single rope in one minute by a team." Each of the 12 skippers leap over the rope more than...Show More Summary

19-Year-Olds are Just as Sedentary as 60-Year-Olds

In order to measure the physical activity levels among various age groups, researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health compiled data from 12,529 participants who were instructed to wear tracking devices for seven straight days, removing them for only bathing and sleeping. Show More Summary

Step is Life - New Featurette for Inspiring, Energetic Dance Doc 'Step'

"Strong women together are unstoppable." Fox Searchlight has released a new featurette for the fantastic documentary Step, profiling a step dance group at a school in Baltimore. This doc premiered at Sundance to rave reviews, and was one of the audience's favorites. Show More Summary

Boko Haram Back in the News: Two Abducted Girls Graduate from American High School

For two Nigerian girls, tragedy spurred a desire to impact the world for good. Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu—abducted by terrorist group Boko Haram in April 2014—just graduated from Oregon’s Canyonville Christian Academy. From the bright...Show More Summary

A First-Grader's Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met

On Tuesday evening, a group of students ? pre-kindergarteners to 12th graders from New York public schools in all five boroughs ? converged at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The young people were not gathering for some sort of field...Show More Summary

Florida city, businesses helps hate crime victims

The Tampa Police Department has launched a partnership with local businesses, schools and community groups to provide a sanctuary for victims of hate crimes and bullying. As part of the … Click to Continue »

Charter schools see opportunity with Republicans in power: lobbying group

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Having Republicans control both the White House and Congress could deliver more federal funds to charter schools and also create competition for dollars from alternative approaches to education, the head of a charter school lobbying group told its members on Monday. President Donald Trump and...

Missouri sued over psychotropic drugs for foster care kids

Missouri is being sued over allegations of inappropriately providing psychotropic drugs to foster care children. Two national child advocacy groups and Saint Louis University School of Law Legal Clinics filed … Click to Continue »

How Schools, Parents And Organizations Are Trying To Close The Achievement Gap

'College graduation rates are up for Americans in nearly every racial and ethnic group. But the so-called achievement gap is still pretty big. As of 2016, according to Pew, 55 percent of white 25- to 34-year-olds had attained at least an associate degree. Show More Summary

High school students call out dress code for labeling bra straps a distraction

A pair of rival signs posted at a Canadian high school is the latest in the debate on dress codes and sexism. As CNN reports, it began with a group of young women angered by the often sexist ways in which school dress codes are enforced. Show More Summary

Atheist Group Supports Public School Providing TWO Classrooms For Muslim Prayer

It’s currently Ramadan, one of the holiest months in the Islamic calendar. Ramadan is marked by fasting throughout the entire month, as well as regular prayers throughout the day. One

TLC Takes Us Way Back With Their First Music Video In 14 Years — Oh, & The Girl Group Is Still Not Looking For Any Scrubs FYI!

It's been a long, long time comin'! TLC released their first music video in 14 years — and it really takes us Way Back! LOVES it!! The video features Snoop Dogg and gives us all the old school party vibes we didn't know we needed! And T-Boz and Chilli's dance is LIT! Rank: What Will Be The Song [...]

Florida School District Will Consider New Advertising Policy to Block Satanist’s Sign

Satanic activist Chaz Stevens has spent months trying to put his church's sign up alongside ads for other religious groups at Florida's Boca Raton High School. The administrators wouldn't do it... and now they're changing the rules so they can legally say no to him.

Supreme Court Saves Christian Hospitals from Crushing Pension Payments

Unanimous victory for religiously affiliated health care groups will affect 100 lawsuits. The US Supreme Court unanimously affirmed today that religiously affiliated organizations—including hospitals, schools, and daycares—are exempt...Show More Summary

Jamie Oliver Schools Oprah on Her Vegetables

Plus, all the food news to know today Over the weekend, the internet collectively rolled its eyes at a group of twentysomethings who placed a Craigslist ad for a “barbecue dad” — aka, a “generic father figure” who could show up to a backyard party and act as the de facto grill master. Show More Summary

What Parents Need to Do When Their Kid Comes Out as Transgender

Dayton has been advocating for LGBTQ rights since high school, when she did a complete 180 away from her upbringing and founded an alliance group. Since then she has remained vigilantly aware of the social and political issues facing her closest friends. Show More Summary

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