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No North Carolina Taxpayer Dollars for Virtual Charter School

No North Carolina Taxpayer Dollars for Virtual Charter SchoolDigital Vision/ThinkStock(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- The North Carolina Virtual Academy, a charter school that plans to enroll students from kindergarten through 10th grade, was back in court Friday, fighting school boards across the state for its right to rece...

Boy Strip-Searched at School, Mom Outraged

Boy Strip-Searched at School, Mom OutragediStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAMPSON COUNTY, N.C.) -- A North Carolina mother is furious after an assistant principal strip-searched her 10-year-old son after he was accused of stealing $20 from a classmate.Clarinda Cox told North Carolina TV station WRAL th...

Scottish Schoolgirl Wins Heated Food Fight

Scottish Schoolgirl Wins Heated Food FightComstock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Martha Payne, 9, is one happy girl after a turbulent 24 hours. Her local council in Scotland has lifted a controversial ban imposed Thursday that prevented her from including photographs of food in her blog “NeverSe...

Elite New York High School Kicks Off ‘Slutty Wednesday’ Protest

Elite New York High School Kicks Off ‘Slutty Wednesday’ ProtestiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Nearly 100 students at a prestigious New York high school bared their feelings for the school’s conservative dress code by skirting the rules and participating in a protest they called “Slutty Wednesday.&...

‘Pink Slime': America’s Schools Say ‘No’

‘Pink Slime': America’s Schools Say ‘No’iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Given the choice, most school districts in America are saying "no" to lean finely textured beef, more commonly known as "pink slime" after ABC News exposed its widespread use.The United States Department of Agricul...

Cheering at Graduation Leads to Arrest, Diplomas Being Withheld

Cheering at Graduation Leads to Arrest, Diplomas Being WithheldRyan McVay/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Cheering on family and friends at graduation ceremonies has become a risky proposition at schools around the country. Administrations have cracked down on celebrations; withholding diplomas from student...

Children’s Self-Esteem Decreases When Watching More TV, White Boys Excluded

Children’s Self-Esteem Decreases When Watching More TV, White Boys ExcludedPhotodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Children’s self-esteem generally goes down as TV watching goes up. Still, white boys are the exception, according to a new study published in the journal Communications Research.Researchers from Indiana Univers...

Girl, 8, Gets ‘Catastrophe Award’ for Most Homework Excuses

Girl, 8, Gets ‘Catastrophe Award’ for Most Homework ExcusesABC News(TUCSON, Ariz.) -- The mother of an 8-year-old Arizona girl who was presented with a “Catastrophe Award” for apparently having the most excuses for not having homework believes her child was humiliated by her teacher.Christina Valde...

Texas Teen Wins National Geographic Bee

Texas Teen Wins National Geographic Bee(WASHINGTON) -- What is the Bavarian city located on the Danube River that was a legislative seat of the Holy Roman Empire from 1663 to 1806? Without a deep knowledge of geography or the Holy Roman Empire, most people wouldn’t be able to answer t...

Philadelphia Politicians to Romney: Walk Our Streets

Philadelphia Politicians to Romney: Walk Our StreetsMario Tama/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- As Mitt Romney went on a tour of a charter school in urban Philadelphia, sitting in on a music class and participating in an alliteration exercise with an English class, outside on the curb the city’s mayo...

Man Pays Off $114K Student Loan Debt in Cash

Man Pays Off $114K Student Loan Debt in CashAlex Kenjeev(LONDON) -- When Toronto resident Alex Kenjeev realized he was finally in a position to pay off more than $114,000 in student loans, he wanted to make it memorable. He did so by paying his debt all at once—in cash. His feat went viral...

Romney, Philly Teacher Go Head-to-Head on Class Size

Romney, Philly Teacher Go Head-to-Head on Class SizeMario Tama/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- During a visit to a struggling West Philadelphia charter school Thursday meant to highlight his newly unveiled education platform, Mitt Romney was challenged by teachers at the school on his claim that small cla...

Romney Unveils Education Plan

Romney Unveils Education PlanMario Tama/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Mitt Romney unveiled his education plan on Wednesday, vowing to make sweeping changes to the public education system by expanding school choice by assigning federal money to low-income students who will then, in t...

The New College Classes That Require Top-Secret Clearance

The New College Classes That Require Top-Secret ClearanceNSA/Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- America’s most high-tech intelligence agency is looking to American colleges for the next generation of cyber warriors, and it is now designing its own top-secret classes to prepare them for training in the ...

Obama Focuses on Education in Florida, Nevada TV Ads

Obama Focuses on Education in Florida, Nevada TV AdsJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama’s re-election campaign is courting voters in Florida and Nevada with a new 30-second TV ad on higher education.The spot, which began airing Friday, features pictures of a young Obama with...

Houston Family Spends $1.5M on College for Five Daughters

Houston Family Spends $1.5M on College for Five DaughtersiStockphoto/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- It’s graduation day -- a day that’s getting quite familiar to Marc and Beverly Ostrofsky of Houston.Friday, they’ll attend two graduation ceremonies, one for their daughter Shelly, 22, from Washingto...

Only Half of Recent College Grads Employed Full Time

Only Half of Recent College Grads Employed Full TimeGoodshoot/Thinkstock(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) -- The great recession has taken a heavy toll on college grads, with only half of those who graduated between 2006 and 2011 reporting they have full-time jobs, according to a new study.The survey by Rutgers Uni...

Number of Ph.Ds on Public Aid Triples in US

Number of Ph.Ds on Public Aid Triples in USiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The life of an academic who pays hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition and lives off stipends and scholarships is becoming more financially treacherous. A skyrocketing number of Americans with Ph.Ds say they ar...

Romney Says Students ‘Pulling Back’ from Obama

Romney Says Students ‘Pulling Back’ from ObamaEmmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(EUCLID, Ohio) -- Mitt Romney Monday suggested that the Obama administration is going to promise “a lot of free stuff” to college students who are “pulling back” and who are not as &ldqu...

First-Grader Suspended for Singing "I’m Sexy and I Know It"

First-Grader Suspended for Singing "I’m Sexy and I Know It"ABC News(DENVER) -- A Colorado elementary school student was suspended from school this week for singing a lyric from a popular LMFAO song, “I’m sexy and I know it.”Those six little words from the Los Angeles rap-influenced duo earned...
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