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Al Qaeda condemns Taliban massacre of Pakistani children: 'Our hearts are bursting with pain'

A regional Al Qaeda branch on Sunday condemned the Taliban's slaughter last week of 149 Pakistanis at a school in Peshawar. "Our hearts are bursting with pain and grief over this incident," Osama Mehmood, a spokesman for the group's South Asia chapter, said. Show More Summary

What happened to the key tenets of Islamic humanity and spirituality that we grew up with?

Tehreek-e-Taliban of Pakistan is loose knit group of Jihadi militants responsible for thousands of unwarranted Pakistani deaths since its inception in 2007. The act of horror that they perpetrated against a kids' school in Peshawar, killing 148 of whom 132 were children is outrageous, inhuman and unforgivable. Show More Summary

The Real Divide In College Football Paints A Scary Picture For A Lot Of Schools

In the first year of the new college football playoff, the ten FBS (formerly division 1-A) conferences have been divided into two groups dubbed the "Power 5" (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC) and the "Group of 5" (everybody else) and the chart below shows just how different those two groups are. Show More Summary

Reflecting on the Loss of Life in Pakistan

It's every parents worst nightmare. A group of gunmen enter the school and just begin shooting. School, which is such a privilege in Peshawar, is supposed to be a safe haven for the information-thirsty youth to drink from the well of knowledge. Show More Summary

'Glee' Season 6 Cast Photos

Official cast photos for the sixth and final season of Glee, which premieres Friday, January 9, 2015, at 8pm on FOX. From FOX: "Over the last five years, the series has followed a dynamic group of high school students from the halls of McKinley to the mean streets of New York City, as they embarked on life after high school. Show More Summary

Emanuel opponents to continue elected school board push

Opponents of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the Chicago Teachers Union and other groups are trying to keep the spotlight on their call for an elected school board with a Wednesday morning a news conference. They will also call on the mayor's hand-picked school board to end costly school borrowing deals.

Pakistan Taliban Defiantly Justifies Mass Slaughter of Schoolchildren; Iran, Afghan Taliban Condemn Attack as 'Un-Islamic'

The Pakistani branch of the Taliban has attempted to justify its attack on a school on Tuesday in the city of Peshawar that left 132 children and nine staff members dead, calling it revenge for the army's offensive against the group. The attack has been condemned by world leaders, including the government of Iran as well as by the Afghan branch of the Taliban.

Taliban Massacre Of School Children May Have Been In Revenge For Malala Peace Prize

As Pakistan reels in the aftermath of yesterdays Taliban massacre in Peshawar the New York Post is reporting that, Ahmed Rashid, an expert on the Taliban group, claims that the atrocity “may have been committed to send a message to those who support Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai”, an advocate for education of women and children. Show More Summary

Pakistan mourns #BlackDay in wake of Peshawar massacre

The world is collectively mourning a massive loss of life after Tuesday's brutal attack on a school in Peshawar. Tehreek-e-Taliban, a Pakistani militant group, has claimed responsibility for an attack that left at least 141 people dead,...Show More Summary

Horrific Bloodbath in a Pakistan School

5 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Militants carry out a savage attack on kids and teachers at an army-run school in Peshawar. They tell The Daily Beast that it’s in retaliation for American-backed efforts to crush a group that has helped protect Al Qaeda.

Industry groups applaud passage of spending bill

Congressional passage of the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill preserved fruit and vegetable standards for school meals and also eased some hours of service provisions for truck drivers.

Industry groups applaud passage of spending bill

Congressional passage of the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill preserved fruit and vegetable standards for school meals and also eased some hours of service provisions for truck drivers.

GOP governor forces school districts to partner with ‘faith-based’ groups for taxpayer-funded program

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A newly launched mentoring program funded with taxpayer dollars requires Ohio school districts to partner with a faith-based organization and a business in order to have access to the money, reports Cleveland.com. The mentoring program, championed by Republican Governor John Kasich, provides $10...

California University 'De-Recognizes' Christian Group for Accepting Only Christian Leaders; School Deems This 'Discriminatory'

San Jose State University in California has intimated Ratio Christi, a grassroots campus student ministry, of its decision to "de-recognized" the campus chapter as punishment for the ministry's "discriminatory" policy for leadership positions.

First Slice 12/14/14: Parent groups call for city to pay outstanding Beltline debt

Numerous parent organizations are calling upon Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta City Council to settle up its debt with Atlanta Public Schools. In 2014, APS officials said that the city owed approximately $7 million as part of a prior agreement to fund the Atlanta Beltline.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Harvard Business Students Raise A Ton Of Money For Charity After Professor's Rant Goes Viral

A group of first year Harvard Business School students have raised over $5,000 for a local food bank after one of their professors gained notoriety on the internet this week for a series of tense emails with a Chinese restaurant over...Show More Summary

Fit Club and Mammogram Observations

Every Monday morning until April I have a date at my son’s school for Fit Club. The gym teachers and I gather a group of about 40 kids for 45 minutes before classes start. They run, do a series of Plyometrics for warm up, work on some strength and then play a game. Today we [...]

Republican Senator’s Speechwriter Moonlights Hunting Ghosts

Brett Talley, who writes speeches for Ohio Senator Rob Portman, is a ghost hunter in his spare time. Talley began going out with the Tuscaloosa Paranormal Research Group while clerking for a judge after law school. The group would explore old plantation homes or abandoned insane asylums armed with thermal cameras, electromagnetic field meters and [...]

Columbia law school and the apotheosis of race-based admissions and critical race theory jargon

(Paul Mirengoff) Columbia Law School agreed to postpone exams for “traumatized” students in response to, in effect, a demand by “The Coalition of Affinity Group Student Leaders and Students of Color” at Columbia. Here is the full text...Show More Summary

Watch These 5th-Grade Girls Send A GoPro Into Space

An 80-mile flight and 700 pages of data—all in a school day's work. For years, enterprising students have been launching GoPro cameras into space and posting the results online. The most recent group of students to send a GoPro skyward comes from The Baldwin School, an all-girls school in Pennsylvania. Read Full Story

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