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Activists reveal more dark-money donors to campaigns against unions and schools-funding tax

The campaign for extending a schools tax on high-income Californians kicked off this week with the release of undisclosed donors involved in fighting against the levy when it last appeared on the ballot. The new group, California Hedge Clippers, released the names Tuesday as part of a broader campaign to...

America’s national priorities: Police thuggery, broken schools, and the 'wages of whiteness'

A budget is a statement of priorities and values. In a political community, a budget also prioritizes the interests of some individuals and groups over those of others. For example, the city of Chicago has spent more than $ 500 million since 2014 in literal blood money for the victims of police brutality. Show More Summary

Brooklyn teacher builds strong network for LGBTQ students

5 days agoNews : NY Daily News

There were no support groups for LGBT students at the Academy for Young Writers when Michelle Eisenberg joined the school in 2012.

State laws aimed at curbing opioid abuse may not be working for one group with high rates of use

Lebanon, NH -- A new study by researchers from The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice and UCLA School of Law found state laws aimed at curbing prescription opioid abuse have had no measurable effect on opioid use by a vulnerable population with high rates of use. read more

Students for Life of America Reaches 1,000 Clubs

The pro-life group Students for Life of America hit a milestone this week: 1,000 schools across the country now have Students for Life chapters....

Students for Life Groups Now Outnumber Planned Parenthood Campus Groups 27-1

Students for Life of America (SFLA) announced today that they now serve more than 1,043 college, high school, law and medical school, and young professionals pro-life groups across the United States, 568 of which were started by the SFLA National Field Team. This means that Students for Life campus pro-life groups now outnumber pro-abortion groups nearly […]

Fund set up to raise money for L.A. Unified merges with group starting two charter schools

Two organizations set up to work within the traditional public school system are moving away from their original mission — and from the Los Angeles Unified School District — in the name of better helping students. The governing boards of the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education and the group LA’s...

This season of 'Big Brother' is basically a high stakes school group project

Big Brother — your favorite annual summer fling — is officially back and as twist-filled as ever, with four surprise houseguests and a twist that turned the whole competition into a nightmare for anyone who hated group projects in school.  In...Show More Summary

Mutants With Odd and Useless Powers Audition for a Spot at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The Norwegian comedy group PistolShrimps recently created “Rejected X-Men,” a great comedy sketch where mutants with odd and useless powers audition for a spot at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. Professor X interviews a man with fiery nipples, Batman, a peculiar fellow who can make himself cry on command, and more. PistolShrimps fans can help […]

Pakistan’s ‘University of Jihad’ is getting millions of dollars from the government

last weekNews : BlogPost

After terrorists killed more than 100 Pakistani school children 18 months ago, the country’s leaders vowed to crack down on religious seminaries that are recruiting grounds for domestic and international Islamist militant groups. U.S. officials have also continued to pressure Pakistan in their decade-long effort to get the government to deny safe-havens to insurgent groups […]

Tracking the aluminum used to purify tap water

A Kobe University research group including Associate Professor Maki Hideshi (Center for Environmental Management), PhD candidate Sakata Genki (Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, currentlyShow More Summary

AOTS Hosts the 3rd Annual Wrightslaw Training in Los Angeles, CA!

The AOTS Group welcomes back Pete Wright, Esq. for it’s 3rd Annual Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference on Thursday, October 20, 2016. The training takes place at the Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, CA. Conference...Show More Summary

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Was Sexually Harassed in Elementary School

last weekLifestyle : xoJane

When I was 10 years old, a group of boys in my class took it upon themselves to make the cafeteria an unbearable place for me. At the time, I didn't know that what they were doing was sexual harassment. In fact, I only half-understood the perverted jokes they made as I sat there trying to... Continue reading

Privatized school construction and Legislative corruption

The Ethics Commission might as well not exist: A group interested in local economic development called Robeson for Advancement is lobbying for the bill. The group’s manager is Aaron Thomas, president of the construction company Metcon. Show More Summary

Selfless Schoolboys Spot A Retiree Struggling With Yardwork, Finish It For Him

A group of schoolboys in southeast Australia are being hailed as heroes for their collective act of kindness toward an 81-year-old man. The young students from Cooma North Public School, in New South Wales, were about to board a busShow More Summary

AM News: Charter Association Critiques Online Schools

Online Charter Schools Need To Better Serve Students, Charter Groups Say ow.ly/sSZj301r1U6 Charter School Groups Call Out Virtual Schools | US News ow.ly/L5KY301r3vK Virtual charter schools need “bold action” for change, says national...Show More Summary

What My Dad Thinks I Do in College

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) Scott from the group Sing Bird Sing wrote a little song for Fathers Day when he was in school. When your kids re away at school, it’s often prudent to follow the “don’t ask, don’t tell” philosophy. Especially if you are trying to avoid ulcers.

IEP Compliance: SCHOOL IS HARMING MY CHILD, WHAT CAN I DO?

Gayle: My child had bad grades last year and then failed English this year, on an IEP, before the school would put her in small group classes. I asked for after school tutoring, which they would not provide, as they had done in 6th grade. Show More Summary

Calif. schools busted for ignoring atheist scholarships because of ‘anti-religious expression’

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Schools in Los Angeles County’s northernmost communities known as the Antelope Valley will have to dole out $10,000 in legal fees for refusing to list atheist groups’ scholarships on student publications, according to the Friendly Atheist. The Antelope Valley Freethinkers and Freedom...

AT&T, Fullscreen Announce New Season Of Interactive Reality Series ‘Summer Break’

Summer Break, a real-time online reality series not unlike Laguna Beach for the Gen Z set, is poised to kick off its fourth season on June 26. Thus far, the show -- which chronicles the lives of of a group California high school students...Show More Summary

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