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Unions Scold School For Not Celebrating Cop Killer

A group of unions in California have gotten together to criticize the Oakland Unified School District for refusing to allow a lesson plan to appear on its website that compares murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal to civil rights icon Dr. Martin...Show More Summary

Unions Scold School For Not Celebrating Cop Killer

A group of unions in California have gotten together to criticize the Oakland Unified School District for refusing to allow a lesson plan to appear on its website that compares murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal to civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The “Urban Dreams” lesson plan tells students to “critically examine a possible parallel […]

Hate Group Leader Linda Harvey Issues Study Guide For Her "Ex-Gay" Book

11 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Hate group leader Linda Harvey has issued a student study guide for her "ex-gay" title, Maybe He's Not Gay. Via press release: "Youth groups, college roundtables, and adult Sunday school classes can now explore the many facets of the...Show More Summary

LinkedIn Groups You Should Join if You're Looking for a Job

The Internet has spawned a new era of job searching. LinkedIn groups have further refined the online job search process. Unless you're old school and believe in scouring the local newspaper's classified section, online job boards such...Show More Summary

Native Activist Charges Art Students with Plagiarism

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

A Native activist and organizer is claiming that a group of students at the California College of the Arts stole her work for a project that received a monetary award from the school's Center for Art and Public Life.

To Fight for Public Schools Is to Fight for Democracy

Friends, when a small group of parents and educators formed the Network for Public Education in 2013, we had a singular goal: to mobilize the allies of public education against the powerful forces supporting privatization and high-stakes testing. Show More Summary

To Fight for Public Schools Is to Fight for Democracy

Friends, when a small group of parents and educators formed the Network for Public Education in 2013, we had a singular goal: to mobilize the allies of public education against the powerful forces supporting privatization and high-stakes testing. Show More Summary

What Does the ABA Proposal for an LSAT Waiver Mean? Dual Degrees

Hate the LSAT? If this American Bar Association proposal goes through, you maybe able to sneak into law school without taking the ubiquitous exam. But don't get too excited: the waiver only applies to a very narrow group of students -- those with high scores on other standardized entrance exams,......

‘Say this, not that’: A slick PR guide to selling charter schools by key charter group

It appears as if the charter school sector believes that it needs to better hone its public messaging. At its recent annual convention, the National Alliance for Public Charter School handed out an 18-page “Charter School Messaging Notebook” that actually has sections that include, “Say This, Not That,” and “Who Are ‘Our People?’ ” (See […]

Prince Harry Really Hates Twitter - Find Out Why!

Prince Harry gets animated while addressing pupils during a visit to Bethnal Green Academy on Monday (July 21) in London, England. The 29-year-old royal posed for pics with a group of 60 students from schools across East London, who are set to receive training to become digital media champions for the Invictus Games. PHOTOS: Check [...]

High School Kids Brave the Anti-Vax Jihadists

Here's a heartwarming story for you. Prompted by the decline in vaccination rates among children in San Diego, a group of students at Carlsbad High School decided to make a short documentary about "the science of disease and the risks...Show More Summary

Kids React to Old School Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Make Us Question Our Youth - Thanks. Now I'll have that theme song stuck in my head for another 20 years.

last weekOdd : Geekosystem

I think we all know that not everything from childhood holds up as well as we remember it. Going back and watching something you loved as a kid doesn't always go so well, but what about when you have a group of kids watch that thing for you? That's what the Fine Brothers did with their Kids React kids. Watch. Feel old.

Race Matters: Charter School Under Fire For Teaching Kids That Black People Benefitted From Slavery

Charter School Teaches Kids About The “Benefits” Of Slavery A Charter School in Arizona is facing backlash for lessons teaching students that African-Americans benefitted from slavery. via AZ Central A national group that advocates for the separation of church and

Gaza Rockets Hidden in UN School

Some 20 rockets were found Wednesday in a school in Gaza operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, the organization confirmed Thursday. "UNRWA strongly condemns the group or groups responsible for placing the weapons in one of its installations," the statement read. Show More Summary

Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation

Co-authored with Paul Brown, CEO, Arby's Restaurant Group, Atlanta, Ga. "Are you excited for summer?" asked Miss Nelson on the last day of school. With tears beginning to roll down his face, Andrew shook his head. Miss Nelson was all...Show More Summary

'Support' cells in brain play important role in Down syndrome

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – Researchers from UC Davis School of Medicine and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California have identified a group of cells in the brain that they say plays an important role in the abnormal neuron development in Down syndrome. Show More Summary

Reading, Writing, and Rockets? The UN Discovers 20 Rockets Hidden At School In Gaza

Israel has long accused Palestinian groups of using schools and hospitals as launching or storage areas for weapons. The practice effectively uses patients, children, and others as human shields and increases civilian fatalities when Israel retaliates after rocket attacks. It is obviously a despicable practice that violates basic rules of international law as well as […]

The Food Industry Lobby Groups Behind the New School Nutrition Standards

There's plenty to be glad about in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, and some of the law's standards for school lunches went into effect this month. But as my colleague Kiera Butler has reported, something is wrong when when those standards still allow empty-calorie snacks and fast food pizza to make the cut. Show More Summary

AM News: 7 Seattle Charter Schools Proposed

Seven groups file charter-school proposals, judges uphold affirmative-action ruling Seattle Times: Tuesday was the deadline for the second round of charter-school applications in Washington state, and seven groups filed proposals for new schools. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush Pushes Common Core As Extension Of His FL School Reforms, Enrages Grassroots

As the governor of Florida, Jeb Bush (R) was known for improving his state’s public schools. Now, however, his ardent support for the Common Core standards has stoked the wrath of grassroots groups of constitutional conservatives and...Show More Summary

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