Posts tagged "education"

Frisky Rant: If You’re Privileged And You Know It, STFU

A little background on me. I’m almost 35 years old, I went to an in-state university (UC Santa Cruz), I worked two jobs almost full-time during school, my parents helped…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 14, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Sex Education Textbook Is Too Educational, Fret California Parents

If there’s one thing we gotta be sure about when it comes to sex education textbooks, it’s that they can’t be too sexy. We wouldn’t would impressionable children getting any…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2014 - 3:30 pm

13 Absurdly Awesome CourseHorse Workshops We Would Totally Take

For those of you unfamiliar with CourseHorse, either you don’t live in New York or LA, or you’re missing out on life. CourseHorse offers tons of classes, workshops and certificate…

Katie Oldenburg and Sophie Leon | July 28, 2014 - 10:00 am

Girls Asked To Leave School Over Visible Bra Straps

As many as 30 girls were sent home from high schools in Canada last week for wearing sleeveless shirts or tank tops that exposed bra straps. At one high…

Jessica Wakeman | June 2, 2014 - 6:45 pm

Malala Yousafzai: Kidnapped Girls In Nigeria “Are My Sisters”

In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Pakistani teen and education advocate Malala Yousafzai said the Boko Haram kidnappers in Nigeria do not understand Islam and said the 200+

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Michelle Obama Wants To #BringBackOurGirls

First Lady Michelle Obama has joined citizens of the globe in calling to #BringBackOurGirls. The hashtags and photos ask for the release of the 200+ Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped…

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Report: Eight More Teen Girls Kidnapped From Nigerian Village By Boko Haram

Eight more girls have been kidnapped by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram from the village of Warabe, Nigeria, police there said yesterday. Three weeks ago, Boko Haram —…

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2014 - 11:00 am

Leader Of Boko Haram Vows To Sell Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls

The leader of Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group responsible for kidnapping hundreds schoolgirls from their Nigerian boarding school, has vowed the girls will be sold.

Between 200…

Jessica Wakeman | May 5, 2014 - 12:30 pm

5 Things To Know About Nigeria’s 234 Abducted Schoolgirls

It’s been two weeks since 234 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped from their school and they are no closer to being found. The kidnapping is believed to be orchestrated by a group…

Claire Hannum | April 29, 2014 - 2:30 pm

The Soapbox: I Know How To Get More Girls Interested In STEM Fields

The race to find a silver bullet to solve the “Where are all the girls in science and engineering?” puzzle is fast and furious. And as someone who works to…

Veronica Arreola | March 31, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Study Finds Female Students Are More Resilient Than Males

A study by Leeds Metropolitan University tested 1,500 students on their academic abilities and how they performed during their first year of university. What they found was that female students were more resilient…

College Candy | March 17, 2014 - 4:45 pm

New Law Means If You Don’t Take Parenting Classes, Kids Can’t Finish School​​

All right parents, who thinks they need to take parenting classes? Wait, scratch that. Better question: who has free time to go take parenting classes? Four parenting classes to be exact?

The Stir | March 5, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Study: When The Rich Marry Each Other, It’s Bad For The 99 Percent

Forget about marrying rich if you’re not rich already: a new study as found that the tendency to choose a spouse with the same income or education level has increased…

Claire Hannum | February 28, 2014 - 1:00 pm

RIP Society: South Carolina Wants To Pull Funding From Colleges For Teaching “Gay” Books

South Carolina legislators are trying to “punish” two colleges in the state for assigning books they don’t approve of. The College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina Upstate…

Claire Hannum | February 21, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Tiger Mom Is Back To Explain Why You’re Inferior

The last time we checked in with “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua, she had just published a book, Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother, which argued that strict Chinese-style “tiger mother”

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Frisky Rant: Why Highly Qualified Veteran Nurses Are Being Sent Back To School

What would you do if your employer told you that you had to go back to school for more training in your profession — even after years, maybe decades, working…

Katie Oldenburg | December 4, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Don’t Turn Public School Vs. Private School Into A Battle In The Mommy Wars

This week, many kids, including my own, are headed back to school. And, like anything parenting-related, school brings along with it its own heaping pile of judgement. What school do…

Avital Norman Nathman | September 6, 2013 - 1:00 pm

True Story: I’m Delaying Going To College

I can’t say that it was ever my concrete intent to eschew college altogether, but by the time I graduated high school by the skin of my teeth (yet with…

Rachel Krause | August 8, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Study: Women With Higher IQs Are Less Likely To Have Children

Plenty of women decide early on that having children is not for them, while others realize later on that their lifestyle will not allow for the time, money, and commitment…

Mary Odell | August 5, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Malala’s Journey Will Become Documentary

Here’s a film that will bring tears to your eyes: the story of Malala Yousafzai, the then 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was attacked by the Taliban for advocating on behalf…

Daley Quinn | July 17, 2013 - 10:20 am