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One in 10 Children Attend Schools Near Chemical Plants

Nearly 4.6 million children in 10,000 schools are located within a mile of a chemical facility, according to a group that is pushing new regulations. The Center for Effective Government released a report and an interactive map that shows one in 10 students attend such a school, The Hill reports. The report was released one […]

Love Your Neighbor by Carol Pipes

This week on Thursday is for Thinkers, Carol Pipes shares how God's love for us in Christ motivates us to love others. I met Mr. Balentine in the summer of 1993. A group of 10 high school students and their leaders had been sent to Mr. Show More Summary

What The Hell Just Happened In Nigeria?

The Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped some 100 teenage girls from a government school in the northeastern state of Borno on Monday. Zack Beauchamp expects the group to hold the girls for ransom: “Their goal is almost certainly to ransom [the girls],” Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, a senior fellow at the Foundation of the Defense of Democracies who follows Boko Haram, […]

Center for Public Integrity smacks down ABC bid to tag along on their Pulitzer

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

Remember in school, when you had to do group projects, and there was always that one kid who showed up late, only worked on part of the project, half-assed what they did do and then demanded full credit that other people earned?

‘We’re real parents in a real crisis’

QUEST, or Quality Education for Every Student, is a volunteer parent group in Massachusetts working to persuade state legislators to adequately fund public education and maintain the current cap on the number of charter schools. Mary Battenfeld, a member of QUEST and a parent of three Boston Public School students, writes in this post why […]

Bronx Borough Courthouse still empty

The Grey Lady is looking for company. Nearly 40 years after shuttering in the 1970s, the derelict Bronx Courthouse on Third Ave. and E. 161st St. in Melrose is ready to house a charter school or a community group, its owner Henry Weinstein told the Daily News on Friday.

Architect Allegedly Bribed Two South Texas School Districts

Architect Jesus Bustos allegedly bribed school board members in two Texas districts--Progreso and Weslaco--for expensive design contracts. Bustos' McAllen-based design company, IDEA Group, performed services for school systems in both towns. Show More Summary

A Group Prom Picture for the Ages

6 days agoOdd : Neatorama

Lane Rohrich and his friends went to the high school prom last weekend. They took pictures beforehand, including a group picture on a bridge. The wooden bridge could not hold the weight of 21 teenagers at once, so you know what happened. Show More Summary

Students Not Drinking Enough Water, Even When It’s Free

Less than one-third of kids and teens meet the daily recommended daily water intake for their age group. To improve that statistic, the USDA issued a mandate to go into effect at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year stating the schools participating in the National School Lunch Program must provide free drinking water to [...]

Proposed For-Profit College Watchdog Group Would Call Out Which Problem Schools To Avoid

For-profit colleges have been dominating the news cycle lately; from a newly proposed “gainful employment” rule to federal agencies suing schools for deceptive marketing tactics. The fight to rein in these sometimes predatory higher-education institutions doesn’t appear to be losing steam. Show More Summary

Flatiron School pulls in $5.5M to train the next generation of coders

Hacker bootcamps are hot. The unaccredited institutions may have raised the ire of California’s regulators, but it’s been smooth sailing for learn-to-code programs here on the East Coast. That group includes New York City’s Flatiron School, which today announced $5.5 …

Coalition of 114 education groups: Ryan 2015 budget would ‘devastate’ schools

The 2015 budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan’s House Budget Committee would “devastate funding for education and make college less affordable,” a  coalition of  114 national education associations and institutions charged in an open letter sent to the panel. The Ryan budget would, according to this story by my Post colleague, Ed O’Keefe, cut more than […]

Them, tea, and me

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

In the early summer of 2013, I decided to make tea for an assembled group of my friends. We had just come together to celebrate the last day of school. I had tasked it upon myself to carry a full tray of tea upstairs, unassisted. Continue reading ? The post Them, tea, and me appeared first on T Ching.

More funding urged for L.A. Unified's neediest schools

A citywide coalition of community groups and civil rights leaders Monday unveiled a comprehensive new measure ranking L.A. Unified's neediest schools and urged more targeted spending on them.

5 plays, 15 minutes each

Hungry for some fresh theater? The folks at Pavement Group, in collaboration with 20 high school students from Steppenwolf's Young Adult Council, are cooking up the fourth annual Amuse Bouche project-a sampler platter of five 15-minute...Show More Summary

Latino Evangelical Leaders Disappointed With 'Absolutely Unnecessary' NYC Ban on Worship Services in Public Schools

Hispanic evangelical leaders are speaking out after a federal appeals court ruled that New York City has a constitutional right to bar religious groups from using public schools for worship services after hours.

Let them worship, Bill

For many years, small churches around the city have been doing absolutely no one absolutely no harm by renting out empty public school space on weekends, exercising the same right afforded to community groups that happen to be secul...

In Response to Public Elementary Schools’ Bible Giveaway, Atheists Offer Their Own Books… and Parents Keep Kids Home

Remember how, earlier this year, Gideons International was allowed to leave Bibles at a Kentucky public elementary school for children to pick up? And remember how atheist groups wanted to take advantage of the same rules and leave books promoting Humanism at the school? Well guess how that went?

A new goal for Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders legend

by George Riba March 31, 2014 DALLAS — When you see the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders take the field these days, they carry with them lots of history. The group – formed in 1960 and originally with high school students – were then known as the Cowbelles & Beaux’s. By 1970, General Manager Tex Schramm [...]

Former Bush admin official comes out against charter schools

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

In an interview with Bill Moyers, Dianne Ravitch, former assistant secretary of education for Bush and advocate for charter schools, has changed her mind. Why? The push for charter schools is coming from political groups and commercial...Show More Summary

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