This week, NBA star LeBron James opened a school for "at-risk" kids in Akron, Ohio. Educators and psychologists say it could be a game changer.
A school district official in Colorado says plans for a four-day school week is a “significant” change for students, parents, and the community, “but our district can no longer be expected to do more with less financial resources.”
"This happened as 4 male members of school staff restrained her. She looked like she'd been in a car crash not at school."
"Tru was assaulted yesterday at school and anyone who knows me know that I never claim racism -- But why was my daughter's head shaved?"
A British woman who applied to teach in a Kuwaiti school was told she couldn’t wear a hijab, but the school now denies that it has a policy against hijab-wearing.
"She said she couldn’t come out and something was wrong, that she had pooped her pants but in the front."
High school student Abigail Davis was pulled from class for wearing shorts that were not deemed "modest enough." She says the school dress code unfairly targets girls.
YouTube user Kevin Scruggs has captured his daughter’s first day of school on video from 1st to 12th grade, and now she’s ready to graduate. As you might imagine, this valiant effort on the part of Dad, who goes by Kevin Scruggs on his YouTube account, is well worth the 3-minute investment. Watching his young daughter show her changes and adaptations to growing older in each segment is a testament to many things — not the least of which is loving parenting.
Wall Township High School student Grant Berardo is shown in an image wearing a T-shirt with Donald Trump’s name on it, left, and as it appeared in a photo published in the school yearbook. Parents in Wall Township, New Jersey, are furious after someone at Wall High School apparently Photoshopped their children’s supported for Trump right out of the yearbook. The controversy erupted this week when students came home with their school yearbooks and parents like Joe Berardo found their children’s pro-Trump merchandise had been erased.
Teacher Lydia Ferguson was suspended for posting “sultry” selfies on social media. But her students are demanding the mother of three be returned to the job.
School attendance may help contribute toward a student’s overall success, but should parents be charged if their child misses a class? Ross and Samantha Woodland say that their son Ewan was out of school for a total of eight days last year to attend the family functions, which reportedly took place about 700 miles away from the school. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Ross states that they filed the relevant paperwork for leave of absence, but the school didn’t see it as an exceptional circumstance.
Drawing the line between the educator’s duty and the parental role, the school covered its walls in posters that hold moms and dads accountable for their children’s actions in the classroom. The plea struck a chord with parents and was later uploaded to Facebook, where it quickly spread globally. The message also reminds parents to teach children the value of personal hygiene, table manners, taking care of belongings and understanding personal space: “Home is where they learn … that it’s not ok to touch others,” it reads.
Maryland school employee Katie Nash has been fired over chastising comments made towards a student who misspelled the word tomorrow as “tammarow” on Twitter. The incident began when the pupil tweeted his school, Frederick County Public School, asking them to close following predictions of a possible snow day. Nash, who runs the school’s Twitter account, posted a tongue-in-cheek response.
As if the first day of school wasn’t stressful enough for parents, one Tennessee elementary school is causing a stir with a checklist sent out to parents of skills required for their child to be “ready” for kindergarten. “I have failed my son for kindergarten,” wrote Reddit user Lucas Hatcher underneath an image of the checklist.
Female students in Australia were told their skirt lengths were distracting to male staff [Photo: Rex]
A winning $7 million scratch-off lottery ticket purchased by a mother-daughter duo — Marilyn Looney and Carol Prevete — is about to change the lives of several generations in one Long Island family.