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Malia Obama's Harvard boyfriend revealed to be British student Rory Farquharson who was head boy at Rugby School

Malia Obama's boyfriend has been revealed to be a former British public schoolboy who met the former first daughter at Harvard University.  Rory Farquharson, a former head boy at the prestigious Rugby School, was linked to Barack...Show More Summary

Ten Law Schools Sanctioned By ABA For Lax Admissions

Following up on last month's post, ABA Notices To Law Schools About Potential Non-Compliance With Accreditation Standards: Law.com, 10 Law Schools Sanctioned by ABA for Lax Admissions: The American Bar Association has publicly disciplined 10 law schools since August 2016 for enrolling students that it says are unlikely to graduate...

Hear Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s Thoughts on Making Art

17 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Akunyili Crosby will be giving a lecture at the USC Roski School of Fine Arts, free and open to the public. The post Hear Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s Thoughts on Making Art appeared first on Hyperallergic.

How a Racially Polarized New York School District Is Violating Voting Rights Law

In East Ramapo, a white voting bloc has taken control of the school board and shut out public school supporters. Even if your school district isn't as deeply troubled as the East Ramapo Central School District in the Lower Hudson Valley,...Show More Summary

Science Is Still Under Attack in the Public Schools

This video is a great primer if you're trying to understand what the controversy is about.

Poll: Most LGBTQ Americans report violence, threats, or sexual harassment

(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) This report is part of a series titled 'Discrimination in America.' The series is based on a survey conducted for National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard T.H....Show More Summary

New Award Honors Innovative LIS Students

Gwinnett County Public Library in Snellville, GA, and the San José State University School of Information are cosponsoring the Innovative Librarians Award, which will shine a light on Library Science graduate students who are pushing the envelope to advance library services and going above and beyond to improve libraries.

University of Illinois-Chicago May Absorb John Marshall, Creating Chicago's First Public Law School Law Schoo

Crain's Chicago Business, UIC May Absorb John Marshall Law School: The University of Illinois at Chicago is in "preliminary discussions" with John Marshall Law School about the law school becoming a part of the university, which would create the only public law school in the city. UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis...

New Mexico Supreme Court to debate textbooks, again

New Mexico's highest court will again debate whether the state should use public funds to pay for textbooks at private schools. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the parties in … Click to Continue »

Los Alamos school board faces heat on immigrant policy

The Los Alamos Public Schools board is facing heat for over a proposal aimed at protecting immigrant students amid fears of increased federal immigration enforcement. The Los Alamos Monitor reports … Click to Continue »

Capistrano comedy class draws gags from the mouths of youth

Teacher to kid: “You think you’re funny?” Kid: “Try me!” And the class erupts. In a public school, an exchange like that between teacher and student might be deadly serious. Not at Capistrano Acting Academy, where the object in this class is to learn to be funny. For the last seven years, stand-up comedian Tom […]

Get to know Irvine Public School Foundation’s Neda Eaton

Maybe Neda Eaton is driven to help kids because she remembers what it was like to be young and need help. She was 9 years old when her family pulled up stakes in their home country of Iran and resettled in Corona del Mar. “Not speaking any English, it was kind of rough for me […]

Kansas lawmakers' panel on school funding to meet Dec. 4

A special Kansas legislative committee on public school funding is having its first meeting next month to start work on a response to a state Supreme Court order to boost … Click to Continue »

This Is Just How Badly Scott Walker Has Decimated Public Schools in Wisconsin

In the six years since Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed the union-busting Act 10, which curtailed collective bargaining rights for public employees, the state’s labor movement has been decimated. Wisconsin was once a leader in organized labor, but its share of workers belonging to unions plummeted from 14.2 percent in 2010 to 8.1 percent in 2016. In 2015, the […]

Should Children Learn About Religion in Public School?

By Starfunker226 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link I have mixed feelings about this report of a Bristol, Connecticut, middle school canceling a Muslim speaker after the community freaked out. On one hand, I can see the merits of the school trying to teach students about world religions. Show More Summary

Accountability a question in Nevada school-choice program

Standardized tests are a given in public school, and they're mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state's budding school-choice program. "We're not one of those schools that find … Click to Continue »

Judge dismisses lawsuit against W.Va. public school district that taught Bible

The court found no reason to act because the district suspended the classes for a year while it evaluates the Bible in the Schools program. The classes had been taught in Mercer County schools for decades and are widely popular.

Police dog to regularly search public schools in Springfield

Springfield Public Schools officials have hired a canine handler to regularly search middle and high schools for drugs, bombs and guns. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that the school board … Click to Continue »

Chance the Rapper Sings a Thanksgiving Song for His 'SNL' Monologue (Video)

Chance the Rapper debuted a new song for Thanksgiving during his opening monologue on Saturday Night Live! The 24-year-old rapper told the audience that he is pledging $1 million to Chicago public schools for Thanksgiving, but he doesn’t have the money so he is planning to earn the bucks with a holiday song. Chance said [...]

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