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Attorney: School's overreaction to pocket knife may destroy teen's future

An Ohio high school student is fighting to save his dream of serving in the Army after his school found a folding pocket knife in his car and had him jailed. Jordan Wiser, a senior at Ashtabula County Technical School in Jefferson, was charged in Dec ...

Reject Common Core

The proverbial cat's out of the bag as more states, realizing their mistake in agreeing to top-down national Common Core school standards, delay or abandon their plans for implementation. A Heritage Foundation survey finds that at least 15 states are ...

Philadelphia High School Out of Control

Trouble persists at Bartram High. A brawl erupted in the school cafeteria this week, with teenagers punching and stomping on one another and on school police. Students set off firecrackers inside the building. And the student who last month knocked a ...

CU-Boulder Faculty Accuse Lone Conservative Member of Hate Speech

The chairman of the Boulder Faculty Assembly at the University of Colorado said he feels a blog post written by Steven Hayward, the school's first-ever visiting scholar of conservative thought, borders on hate speech. The day after CU Student Governm ...

Kindergartner says a teacher told her to stop praying at lunch

Marcos Perez, of Oviedo, Calif., said his 5-year-old daughter told him that a teacher at Carillon Elementary stopped her from praying at lunch last month. Last week, Perez posted a YouTube video of his daughter, Gabriella, providing her account of th ...

Is a summer course on Miley Cyrus really education?

If you're a Skidmore College student and you can't get enough of the media back-and-forth aboutMiley Cyrus' transformation from Disney Channel princess to twerking, tongue-happy pop star, then you're in luck. Carolyn Chernoff, a visiting assistant pr ...

Guardian Angels are a good option for school safety

We applaud the leadership of Frontier Academy, a Greeley charter school, for hiring the Rocky Mountain Guardian Angels to provide armed security at the west Greeley school. Frontier isn't the first school in Weld to employ the non-profit group, which ...

Rotten to the core

It's one of the few things most liberals, moderates and conservatives are agreeing on: Common Core is a terrible idea. The national K-12 education initiative -- promoted by the Obama administration to replace a hodgepodge of state standards with a si ...

VA girl suspended for taking self-harming classmate's razor

A sixth grader at a Virginia Beach middle school has been suspended for taking a razor away from a student who was cutting himself. Adrionna Harris took the razor away from a boy at Bayside Middle School and received a 10-day-suspension with a recomm ...

High School dress code under fire

The principal of a suburban Chicago middle school said the dress code is under review following complaints about rules governing leggings. Principal Kathy Roberson of Haven Middle School in Evanston sent home a letter to parents Tuesday following com ...


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