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Parents Demand School Let Their Kids Wear African Head Wraps

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

Ohio Homeschooling Families Unjustly Threatened With Jail Time, Says Legal Group

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.

Mic.com: Cross-Dressing Boys Fight School’s “Sexist” Dress Code

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.

Black Girls in Durham Schools Denied Right to Honor African Heritage

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

The Flint Crisis Will Last Decades, And These Groups Are In It For The Long Haul

11 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Researchers identify most dangerous strains of often-deadly bacteria

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

How Emerging Entrepreneurial Hubs Are Becoming America's New Boomtowns

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 compare LGBT student group at rural Tennessee high school to ISIS and drunk drivers

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Learn How to Make a Living as an Artist with Springboard for the Arts’ Free Toolkit

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

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.

U.N. Experts Seem Horrified By How American Schools Treat Black Children

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

Successful Tips and Techniques for Raku Firing: How to Select Raku Clays, Glazes, Kilns and Combustibles

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

Fed up with a racist question, 4 high school seniors with the last name Nguyen nailed their yearbook quote.

5 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

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

LA School Report merges with Campbell Brown group, gets new editor

Laura Greanias, former city editor of the LA Daily News, will now run the site for NYC nonprofit The Seventy Four.

New York City Schools Take Historic Step Forward For Gay Kids

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

Brickbat: I Lift, Bro

6 days agoNews : Reason

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 would-be clinic-bomber & friends are terrorizing a charter school for being too close to a future Planned Parenthood office

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

Group to start offering honor flights to D.C. for Korean War veterans

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,...

Elementary School Students Hold Their Own March for Life: “A Person’s a Person No Matter How Small”

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 […]

Girl Suspended For N-Word Shirt Apologizes, Say She's 'Not Racist'

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

How to Be More Alluring By Doing This One Simple Thing.

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

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