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Study: Kids with Healthy Hearts and Lungs Get Better Grades?

Study: Kids with Healthy Hearts and Lungs Get Better Grades?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ORLANDO, Fla.) — It’s August already and as summer vacation winds down toward the new school term, a new study reveals the link between good grades and good health. Students with healthy hearts and lungs fare better in math and …

Mom Arrested for Hacking School Computers, Changing Kids’ Grades

Mom Arrested for Hacking School Computers, Changing Kids’ Grades

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW TRIPOLI, Pa.) — A Pennsylvania mom faces six felony charges for allegedly hacking into her children’s school computer to change their grades and read school officials’ emails.Catherine Venusto, 45, of New Tripoli, worked for…

Pennsylvania High School For Sale on eBay

Pennsylvania High School For Sale on eBay

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(LANGHORNE, Pa.) — For sale: “One Pre-owned, But Extremely Successful, Public High School.”So begins the tongue-in-cheek, but completely serious, eBay listing for The Learning Center, a Langhorne, Pa., school that has found a …

Boy Strip-Searched at School, Mom Outraged

Boy Strip-Searched at School, Mom Outraged

iStockphoto/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…

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

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

iStockphoto/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.&…

Cheering at Graduation Leads to Arrest, Diplomas Being Withheld

Cheering at Graduation Leads to Arrest, Diplomas Being Withheld

Ryan 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…

Taliban Blamed for Wave of Poison Attacks on Schoolgirls

Taliban Blamed for Wave of Poison Attacks on Schoolgirls

YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The Taliban appears to be stepping up its attack on girls getting an education in Afghanistan by launching what is believed to be the third toxic assault on a school in a week.On Tuesday, local offici…

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

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

ABC 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…

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…

NC Ninth-Grader Punished By Public Shaming

NC Ninth-Grader Punished By Public Shaming

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW BERN, N.C.) — A North Carolina ninth-grader who was allegedly getting into trouble at school was handed possibly the worst punishment a teen could ever face: public shaming.Quandria Bryant’s father, Donnell, made her walk up and…

New Jersey Autistic Boy Records Teachers’ Alleged Abuse

New Jersey Autistic Boy Records Teachers’ Alleged Abuse

Courtesy Stuart Chaifetz(NEW YORK) — A New Jersey dad who suspected something was “horrifyingly wrong” at school when his autistic son began acting violently, had the boy wear a digital recorder and discovered teachers verbally abusing him. Stuart Cha…

School Breakfast Programs Panned for Feeding Kids Twice

School Breakfast Programs Panned for Feeding Kids Twice

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Breakfast programs in New York City schools have come under attack for feeding schoolchildren who might have already eaten at home.While the programs provide healthy choices such as cereal, yogurt and fresh fruit, …

Porn Star Turned Science Teacher Terminated

Porn Star Turned Science Teacher Terminated

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A science teacher whose students came across her adult movie past has been fired by a California school board. Oxnard school district officials voted unanimously this week that Stacie Halas, 31, will no longer wor…

Teacher Allegedly Tells 7-Year-Old She’s ‘Too Sexy’

Teacher Allegedly Tells 7-Year-Old She’s ‘Too Sexy’

FIle photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A substitute teacher in New Jersey has been suspended after being accused of telling a seven-year-old girl that she was “too sexy” to take gym.Marco Inskip, a substitute physical education te…

Cops Take Schoolkids’ DNA in Murder Case

Cops Take Schoolkids’ DNA in Murder Case

ABC(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Samples of DNA were collected without parental consent from students at a Sacramento, Calif., middle school in connection with the murder of an eighth-grade student who was found stabbed, strangled and beaten to death near th…

Extremists Blamed for Poisoning Afghan Schoolgirls

Extremists Blamed for Poisoning Afghan Schoolgirls

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Islamic extremists opposed to women’s education have been blamed for poisoning as many as 140 schoolgirls Tuesday in the Afghanistan eastern province of Takhar.District governor Mohammad Hussain said the wo…

California High School Teacher Arrested for Alleged Sex with Student

California High School Teacher Arrested for Alleged Sex with Student

Jetta Productions(FRESNO, Calif.) — A California high school teacher is under investigation after her arrest on charges that she allegedly had sex with a student.Megan Denman, 29, a social sciences teacher at Fresno’s Hoover High School, was arr…

Washington Boy, 9, Writes Apology to Girl He Shot

Washington Boy, 9, Writes Apology to Girl He Shot

Hemera/Thinkstock(BREMERTON, Wash.) — A 9-year-old boy in Bremerton, Wash., wrote a letter apologizing to a classmate who was seriously wounded after a gun discharged from his backpack, lodging a bullet in her spine.The handwritten letter was addresse…

Oakland Shooting Suspect Is Not Remorseful: Police Chief

Oakland Shooting Suspect Is Not Remorseful: Police Chief

KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) — The former student who shot up an Oakland school burst in looking for a female administrator, but he opened fire when he ordered students to line up and they didn’t cooperate, police said Tuesday. O…

Gunman Opens Fire at Oakland, Calif., Vocational School

Gunman Opens Fire at Oakland, Calif., Vocational School

KGO-TV(OAKLAND, Calif.) — As many as seven people are reported dead after a gunman opened fire at Oikos University, a Christian school in Oakland, Calif., Monday morning. According to police the gunman fired multiple shots in the school at 10:33 a.m. …

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