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CA high school makes Chick-fil-A fly the coop

After donating tens of thousands dollars to area schools, Chick-fil-A was banned from donating hundreds of meals to a booster club by a public high school in Southern California’s Ventura County because some parents might take offense to the franchis ...

At issue: Purpose behind school dress codes

A Florida mom has been getting a lot of national media attention with her claim that it was unfair for school officials to make her daughter wear a "shame suit" as punishment for violating the school's dress code. But not everyone disagrees with the ...

Men aren't allowed at exclusive all-women's college...but 'other' has a shot

An all-girls college in Massachusetts has announced it will allow men – but only if they identify as female. Mount Holyoke, founded in 1837, has an acceptance rate of young women below 50 percent for approximately 2,300 liberal arts students. And now ...

Schools' new snack guidelines might be hard to digest

As a new school year nears, chew on this: The government aims to keep unhealthy foods out of children's reach not only in the lunch line, but also at school vending machines, school stores and grab-and-go counters that sell a la carte items instead o ...

School funding canard: Money isn't the answer

For all the empty rhetoric during state elections over public school funding and demands for more money, a Cato Institute analysis provides a fresh perspective on the correlation between state spending and SAT scores over the past 40 years. And that ...

Parents not sure about 'Xe, Xex, Xyr'

In Vancouver, British Columbia, a new school policy might be considered political correctness on steroids. The city school district has adopted a new policy that replaces the traditional pronouns he, she, him and her with xe (zee) xem (zem) and xyr ( ...

Are schools pushing an anti-gun agenda?

An education expert believes an anti-gun campaign is behind a recent incident in which a middle school student in New Jersey was forced to undergo a mental evaluation for simply twirling a pencil in class. Seventh-grader Ethan Chaplin was accused by ...

Mom sues student and parents for alleged bullying

A suburban mother filed a lawsuit claiming that an elementary-school student bullied and beat up her son, a third-grader at the same Northwest suburban school. In the lawsuit, which also identifies the boy as a plaintiff, Deveri Del Core, claims ther ...

HS drama teacher apologizes for profane awards ceremony

A Washington drama teacher has apologized after she conducted a profane awards ceremony that included jokes about priests having sex with children and sex toys. A parent attended the ceremony at Bellingham High School with her 17-year-old daughter an ...

Fla. district rethinks, retracts Bible ban

After a lot of public pressure, school officials in one Florida county have surrendered and will allow students to bring Bibles to school to read during free reading times. A controversy concerning a Bible ban began when fifth-grader Giovanni Rubeo w ...


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