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Teacher Reportedly Takes Pro-Obama Position in Assigning Homework

Teacher Reportedly Takes Pro-Obama Position in Assigning Homework

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CLIFTON, Va.) — The Fairfax County Public Schools system says there are no plans to discipline a middle school teacher after he was reported to have assigned his students work that involved researching the vulnerabilities of the…

Study: Kids Fail Less When They Know Failure Is Part of Learning

Study: Kids Fail Less When They Know Failure Is Part of Learning

Fuse/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Kids perform better in school if they know failure, and trying again, is part of the learning process, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.The research included several experimen…

Miami Valedictorian Could Be Deported

Miami Valedictorian Could Be Deported

ABC News(MIAMI) — North Miami High School senior Daniela Palaez has a 6.7 GPA, the valedictory nod from her classmates, a brother in the U.S. Army and deportation papers to Colombia.In a hearing on Monday, a federal immigration judge ordered the 18-ye…

School Bus Driver Saves Students from Burning Bus

School Bus Driver Saves Students from Burning Bus

George Doyle/Stockbyte(CHARLOTTE, N.C) — Bus driver Lindora Richardson was driving her normal after-school route in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday when she noticed a burning smell.“I smelled something and I just knew it didn’t smell right,&rdq…

Los Angeles School Sex Abuse Scandal Implicates Fourth Staffer

Los Angeles School Sex Abuse Scandal Implicates Fourth Staffer

Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — A fourth staffer at a Los Angeles elementary school is under investigation for inappropriate conduct with a student after the boy’s mother went public with a classroom aide’s love letters to her fourth gr…

Oprah’s Academy for Girls to Hold Its First Graduation

Oprah’s Academy for Girls to Hold Its First Graduation

Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Oprah Winfrey is set to graduate the first class of her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls on Saturday, a 10-year journey that has been filled with tears, trials and triumph, she told ABC News’ Dian…

Georgia School Investigates ‘Slave’ Math Problems

Georgia School Investigates ‘Slave’ Math Problems

Fuse/Getty Images(NORCROSS, Ga.) — A Georgia school insisted Tuesday there was no “maliciousness” intended when a third grade math quiz asked students to compute the number of beatings a slave got a week and to calculate how many baskets o…

Academic Performance Linked to Physical Activity, Study Finds

Academic Performance Linked to Physical Activity, Study Finds

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(AMSTERDAM) — A healthy body means a healthy mind, and according to a new report by a group of Dutch researchers, there’s some truth to that old adage.Spending more time in the classroom and less time playing outside may, in …

Texas Police Kill Armed Eighth Grader in School

Texas Police Kill Armed Eighth Grader in School

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(BROWNSVILLE, Texas) — A male 15-year-old student was shot and killed by Texas police Wednesday when he “brandished” a weapon in the main hallway of his school. At around 8 a.m., school administrators from Cummings Middle Schoo…

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