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Out Of Pocket: 4 Wisconsin Middle School Students Busted For Having & Recording After School ‘Sex Party’

Middle School Students Have A Sex Party Families in Brown Deer, Wisconsin are reeling after four middle schoolers were busted for having a secret “sex party” after school. Four Brown Deer Middle School students could face serious charges. Police say

Is Buying a Snowplow a Good Investment?

Have you ever had one of those winters? It feels like it’s been snowing here for days. We got 22 inches earlier this week, and now another six inches are on the way. Schools in Boston and our city of Quincy have been closed for four straight days, which seems crazy to me — buck... The post Is Buying a Snowplow a Good Investment? appeared first on The Simple Dollar.

Former North Carolina Athletes Sue School and the NCAA Alleging "Academic Fraud"  

Rashanda McCants and Devon Ramsay, two former student athletes from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, filed a lawsuit last Thursday against their alma mater and the NCAA because they contend that they were veered away from “academically sound classes” and did not receive “legitimate educational instruction” USA Today reports.

How Important Is It to See Minorities in Movies?

By Jia Ling Guan; she is a 15-year-old sophomore at Kenwood Academy High School in Chicago. She was born in Guandong, China and is a participant in The OpEd Project's Youth Narrating Our World. I often hear people say, "The black guy in horror movies always dies first!" But, it's not only the black guy and it's not just the horror movies. Show More Summary

A Crayon for Iqra

I only knew Iqra's name because it was written in neat, teacher handwriting on her school folder. I asked her if she had homework, even though I knew she couldn't understand what I was asking, so I pointed at the folder, then looked through it to see for myself. Show More Summary

When bread bags weren't funny

Last week, in her State of the Union response, Joni Ernst mentioned going to school with bread bags on her feet to protect her shoes. These sorts of remembrances of poor but honest childhoods used to be a staple among politicians — that's why you've heard so much about Abe Lincoln's...

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

Above the Law, Law School Dean Urges Students To Stop Making ‘Wildly Inappropriate’ Sexist Comments About Female Professor Above the Law, Students Allege Women Drugged At Off-Campus Law School Parties American Lawyer, Meet the Law Professor Who's Giving Dershowitz Hell Business Insider, Why Law School Is A Waste Of Money...

Movie Review: It would take a time machine to fix the problems with Project Almanac

What would you do if you had a time machine? For the coveted teenage demographic of Project Almanac, the answer probably isn’t radically different from how the film’s high school heroes exploit their newfound power. Discovering someShow More Summary

Old-Time Plein Air Painting Adventures

Santa FeWorthington Whittredge8 1/8 x 23 1/8, oil on paper on canvasYale University Art Gallery Hudson River School painter Worthington Whittredge, probably most known for his woodland scenes and panoramas of the Catskills and Shawangunks back east, made several trips out west. Show More Summary

High Schoolers Discover Love for Local TV Weather

When Eastern Connecticut schools closed for a few days because of the recent storm, some of the school kids wanted more. A student at Fitch High School in Groton, Ct. didn’t turn to some fancy internet to see if she could extend her snow vacation, she turned to WTIC meteorologist Dan Amarante. @SedaGSahin I'll put in a good word. Show More Summary

Who does the Montgomery County school board think it is working for?

Who exactly does the Montgomery County Board of Education think it is working for? County residents pay hundreds of millions of dollars in property taxes to help fund the public school system. They elect the members of the board, too. Given that, it seems clear that the eight-person board owes the public a candid and […]

Canadian Justice: You Can’t Bar Lawyers Just Because Their Alma Mater Bars Gay Sex

“This decision isn’t about whether LGBT equality rights are more or less important that the religious freedoms of Evangelical Christians” A Nova Scotian law society cannot deny future graduates of Canada’s first Christian law schoolShow More Summary

Hard problems

NICHOLAS KRISTOF last weekend wrote a touching remembrance of a recently deceased school friend, Kevin Green, a kind, hard-working man whose economic struggles took a toll on his health. "The doctors say he died at age 54 of multiple organ failure," Mr Kristof writes, "but in a deeper sense he died of inequality and a lack of good jobs". Show More Summary

Jesse Hagopian: Why Did Cop Pepper Spray This School Teacher? He’s Suing To Find Out — And For $500K

Why did a police officer blast high school history teacher Jesse Hagopian with a pepper spray, as he strolled home after delivering an inspirational speech at a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial rally on January 19? Hagopian was talking...Show More Summary

Next Up: Al-Doe

Al-Doe is the epitome of New York but not the “New York rapper.” The 29-year-old Bronx native’s early roots in the entertainment biz came far from the hallways of Big Apple project houses and high school lunch tables. Instead, his story began through a visual medium. You see Al is Puerto Rican. It’s something that […]

Quotes: Choice Is Awful - Except Compared To Having None

I'm splitting hairs. They're all fine... compared to what were the choices my whole life: mediocre public schools. - New Orleans parent Carrie Fisher in EdWeek (Parents Confront Obstacles as School Choice Expands)

Man pepper sprayed for walking past police

2 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

Seattle high school teacher Jesse Hagopian was walking past police officers while talking on his mobile phone when a shouting police officer hosed him down with pepper spray. Read the rest

Boys' basketball: No. 1 Sierra Canyon faces No. 2 Fairfax on Saturday

It could be the game of the year in high school basketball _ at least for this weekend.

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