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Common Core Concerns Lead to Homeschool Increase

More parents are removing their children from traditional school environments and are choosing to homeschool them instead due to increased concern over the use of the Common Core standards. The Heartlander reported earlier this month...Show More Summary

How I'm Honoring My Mother, My #1 Fan, Who Passed Away 7 Years Ago Today

Seven years ago today my mother Ann passed away 26 days after being diagnosed with four types of cancer. My mom was my rock, my confidant and my best friend. She was an elementary school teacher who worked with students with disabilities and she lived every day giving back to her family and her community. Show More Summary

This 24 Year Old High School Dropout Is Tackling A Problem Every Startup Hates To Deal With

Jessica Mah, the founder and CEO of Indinero, was only 11 years old when she started her first business. Having learned how to code in fifth grade, Mah built websites for people and got paid a few thousand dollars a month. That experience led her to do something more serious for her next business. Show More Summary

If A Girl Has A Low IQ, She Won’t Suffer Much After Repeated Sexual Assaults, Said A LAUSD Expert

If a girl happens to have a low Intelligence Quotient (IQ), she isn’t likely to suffer much from mental trauma, said a psychologist hired by Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The expert testified last year that a 9-year-old...Show More Summary

Only One Complaint Causes School to Change ‘Christmas Break’ to ‘Holiday Break’

We are a nation of wimps, folks, when a single complaint can cause a school to cancel its Christmas break and turn it into “Holiday break.” Seriously, there is no

Injury ruins Jeremiah Martin's storybook comeback, but not his spirit

6 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Having covered high school sports since the 1970s, one lesson I've learned is that the best way to project the future of an athlete on and off the field is to see how they respond in a time of adversity. Winning is easy; losing tests the soul of a competitor.

Hey Kathleen Wynne! This is wrong: Catholic school principal shuts down Grade 6 students' project on gay rights

Polly Hamilton, left, and Quinn Maloney-Tavares, both 11, wanted to do a social justice school project on gay rights, but their principal at an Ottawa Catholc Catholic School vetoed the idea. I'm getting really tired of Catholic school...Show More Summary

Kickin' it Ol' School: Earlez Grille's version of LAUSD coffee cake

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

If you grew up in the Los Angeles, your fond memories of high school may include the warm coffee cake served mornings in district cafeterias — a dense, fragrant confection of yellow cake dusted with a sandy topping of cinnamon sugar, plain but comforting, especially when you chased it...

A Bizarre Video Shows 17 Children Crammed In A Tiny 'School Bus' Rickshaw In China

A bizarre video has emerged from China of police stopping a driver transporting 17 children to school in a small, motorized rickshaw in Guangxi Province on Thursday. Produced by Devan Joseph. Video courtesy of Associated Press. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

The Grammar of Equality - Has Selection been Discredited?

A week ago several newspapers carried stories about a report ( jointly prepared by the Institute of Education and the University of Manchester) which was said to show that Grammar Schools were no better than comprehensives at getting working class...

Linda Hardan: 21-Year-Old Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teenage Student In New Jersey

Linda Hardan has been accused of sexually assaulting a student in a New Jersey school where she worked as a substitute teacher. According to the Canada Journal, Hardan is facing charges of sexual assault of a minor, as well as a third-degree...Show More Summary

WSJ: Law School Deans Question Sharp Drop in Bar Exam Scores

Following up on my previous posts: Bar Exam Scores Dip to Their Lowest Level in 10 Years (Oct. 15, 2014) MBE, Brooklyn Dean Debate Cause of Declining Bar Pass Rates: Students or the Test? (Nov. 11, 2014) Class of 2014 LSAT Scores Did Not Portend Sharp Drop in MBE Scores...

Thankful for being a physician

On this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for many things, my family especially. But this post is about how thankful I am for being a physician. 1. Finding internal medicine – when I started medical school I had no idea what type of physician I would become. In November 1973 I started my internal medicine rotation, […]

People Ain’t Isht: 17-Year-Old Student Arrested For Running $40 Sex For Alcohol Prostitution Ring Through Facebook

SMH!!! Florida Teens Arrested For Running Prostitution Ring Venice police arrested a second teenager in a prostitution ring going around three Sarasota County high schools. Via WTSP reports: Police say the ring leaders were a 17-year-old girl and a

College Football Playoff Rankings 2014: Latest Odds and Dark-Horse Contenders

There was no movement this week at the top of the college football playoff rankings, but that isn't expected to be a trend. With only the rivalry and championship weeks remaining before bowl season, every school in the championship picture still faces significant tests. Show More Summary

Gymkhana 7 with 1965 Ford Mustang and Ken Block - Ken Block goes all old school with the new Gymkhana 7 video. For this new Gymkha... [...]

Tristram Hunt is right: private schools do need to do more for the state sector

Please can we give Tristram Hunt a break? I’m right behind him when it comes to getting private schools to share their largesse with the state sector, and I mean,… Continue reading The post Tristram Hunt is right: private schools do need to do more for the state sector appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

The delicate politics of school holidays (COMMENTARY) - Religion News Service

13 hours agoReligion / Islam : islamicate

The delicate politics of school holidays (COMMENTARY) - Religion News Service. Changing school calendars is a politically difficult maneuver because it makes statements about community identity. Our initial school calendar was determined by a mix of agricultural schedules and dominant religious thought. The result: summers off to work the land,...

Adjusting Earth's thermostat, with caution

A team of researchers from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has outlined how a small-scale 'stratospheric perturbation experiment' could work. By proposing, in detail, a way to take the science of geoengineering to the skies, they hope to stimulate serious discussion of the practice by policymakers and scientists.

No TIF Funds Will Be Used If Stewart School Reopens As Decatur

In an article entitled Decatur Parents Want to Expand into Stewart Building, the Sun-Times explores the question of what will happen to the building that formerly housed Graeme Stewart School, located at 4525 North Kenmore. At community...Show More Summary

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