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Teacher Wanted Her Union Dues to Go to Pro-Life Groups. Their Response Has Her Suing

In Pennsylvania, a public school teacher is suing the state’s education association for preventing her from giving her mandated union dues to a pro-life organization. The teacher, Linda Misja, said the following about her lawsuit against the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA): “Plain and simple, it is my money that I worked hard for. I […]

Online Safety and Cell Phones

I’ve written about online safety for children plenty of times, posted videos of me talking about this subject at a local high school, and even led discussions at parenting groups on the subject. There are a couple of problems with the...Show More Summary

Local Material Design and Construction for Ilima Primary School

An update in Design Boom: MASS design group uses materials from congolese jungle to build ilima school the ilima primary school is so far away. it takes three flights and a six hour motorcycle ride to get there, which takes about three days. Show More Summary

School Kids Invent Condom That Changes Color When It Comes Into Contact With An STI

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Sex just is about to get even safer thanks to a group of middle school students in the U.K. Daanyaal Ali, 14, and Chirag Shah, 13, of Isaac Newton Academy in Essex have invented a concept for a condom that detects potential STDs. Related: STUDY: Does Size Matter? Report Examines Links Between Penis Size And Condom Failure The condom is […]

White supremacists condemn church killings — but they share gunman’s anger

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Leaders of America’s core white supremacist groups have a laundry list of perceived grievances. They say the media ignore black on white crime; that desegregation has led to poorer schools for white students; that white people in the United States have lost power to black people. And while they...

Jiangxi schoolgirls gang up on fellow classmate and viciously beat her

6 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Cell phone footage showing a group of Jiangxi middle school girls kicking and slapping one of their female classmates for nearly five minutes before stripping her of her clothes and forcing her to take photos with them has gone viral. [ more › ]

Virginia Judge Approves Deal to Keep Sweet Briar College Open

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

A settlement brokered by Virginia’s attorney general will allow the school to remain open for at least another academic year with new leadership and $12 million from an alumnae group.

Buy a basket and keep a girl in school

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Kalebo village in North Eastern Ghana isn't fertile enough for extentsive agriculture. Instead, the Kalbeo Women's Trading Group create traditional cloth, pottery and other handicrafts such as this beautifully handwoven Bolga basket. Read the rest

How I Found Opportunity in the Turning Point

I recently had a fantastic opportunity to speak to a group of young women at Hult International Business School in Boston, MA for the "Women in Business Series: Walk in Her Heels" hosted by the Women in Business Club. I discussed myShow More Summary

Adults taunt Girl Scouts with racist insults for speaking out against animal abuse at Maryland public meeting

last weekNews : The Raw Story

“If you didn’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.” These words from 11-year-old Girl Scout Lily Talley could have schooled a group of grown adults caught on video taunting and making racially-tinged insults at her troop, whose members came to speak during public...

‘Turbo Kid’ Gets August Release Date; Eric Goldberg Joins USC School of Cinematic Arts

Epic Pictures Group has set an August 28 release for Turbo Kid, the "retro-futuristic" pic that premiered at Sundance in January. The film from Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell, the Canadian trio known jointlyShow More Summary

Teen Rallies His Classmates To Throw Prom For Women In Need

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

A high schooler helped make a group of women all feel like prom queens, no crowns required. Isaac Chan, an 18-year-old at Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington, organized a charity prom at a local women’s shelter on Saturday, Seattle Times reported. Show More Summary

How to Pose Groups for Portrait Photography

For many years the gold standard for posing groups looked just like my first grade school photo. Everybody would be lined up and asked to stand as awkwardly as possible, feet together and for the lucky ones in the front, hands clasped together in their laps. Show More Summary

Michigan High School Students 3-D Print Prosthetic Arm for 4-Year-Old Girl

When Maeli Gottschak was born, she was missing her left forearm and hand. Nobody ever thought she’s be able to do the things she is today thanks to a group

Mill Creek Hike with Seventh Graders!

Earlier this week, I and two other Virginia Master Naturalists along with Justine and Connor from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation led hikes for Narrows Middle School seventh graders in groups of two. In total, 58 students trekked about 1/2 mile along Mill Creek up to the reservoir. Show More Summary

Union-backed group calls for pause in federal money for charter schools

A labor-backed group is objecting to a U.S. Department of Education proposal to expand federal funding for public charter schools, after the agency’s inspector general issued a scathing report that found deficiencies in the way the department handled federal grants to charter schools between 2008 and 2011.Read full article >>

Photo Of Over 100 Students Lining Up For Rockstar Custodian's Yearbook Signature Goes Viral

Shepard Custodian Steve "Mr. Steve" Weidner has reached Rock Star status as he autographs yearbooks for his "fans"! Posted by Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53 on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 A group of awesome second-graders have...Show More Summary

SUV Plows Into Gym Class, Kills 2 Boys

An SUV jumped a curb and plowed into a group of Washington state high school students out for a gym class walk yesterday, killing two boys and seriously injuring two others. About 30 students from Windward High School in Ferndale were out walking with a teacher when the vehicle left...

Creationist Group: Kansas Schools Are Indoctrinating Students into Atheism by Teaching Them ‘Science’

Leave it to the Kansas State Board of Education to lead the way in the fundamentalist agenda. Kansas educators are on the defensive for teaching science in science classes, with a pro-creationist group accusing them of “indoctrinating”...Show More Summary

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