Posts tagged "school"

In Defense Of Extracurriculars

When I was in high school, I was the president of my school’s Queer-Straight Alliance, the vice president of the Artistic Cooperation Society, and I occasionally attended the Socialist Club

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 3, 2015 - 9:00 am

Patches Is The Crossing Guard Dog Who Helps Kids Safely Cross the Street

A 5-year-old black “Malti-Poo” (Maltese/Cockapoo mix) named Patches, wears a crossing guard vest and stop sign to help kids safely cross the street in the town of Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania…

Katrin Higher | August 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm

If You Don’t Do The Work, You Should Fail The Course

Duke student Brian Gasso explained that he has religious reasons not to read certain books — which is valid, but it shouldn’t mean he should get a pass.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 26, 2015 - 9:30 am

Hillary Clinton, ACLU & Others Give Schools Advice On Supporting Trans* Students

Five organizations are helping schools to help their trans* students, Britain has a huge pension gender gap, a 1960s board game for girls featured shame tokens, and the FDA has…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 4, 2015 - 5:38 pm

Nobel Winner, Malala Yousafzai Opens Up School For Syrian Refugees On 18th Birthday

Malala Yousafzai is the youngest winner ever of the Nobel Peace Prize. She also got shot in the face by the Taliban and has written a book. And she is…

Katrin Higher | July 12, 2015 - 4:00 pm

No Grades, No Exams At Tilda Swinton’s Cool New High School

A Waldorf-style school co-founded by Tilda Swinton, Drumduan Upper School spends summer vacation teaching teens how to build boats and forage for food. WE ARE SO THERE.

Jenn Frank | June 17, 2015 - 9:00 am

Someone Gave Middle School Students Fifty Shades-Inspired Word Searches

Whoops: Someone in a Pennsylvania middle school gave students a Fifty Shades of Grey-themed word search puzzle to bring home this past Monday. Very few details are available about it…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 11, 2015 - 3:00 pm

A Few Theories On Why Kylie Jenner Dropped Out Of Home School

Youngest Kardashian-Jenner kid and teal-haired unicorn Kylie Jenner has dropped out of home school in order to focus on building her personal brand and making money, according to reports by…

Megan Reynolds | January 22, 2015 - 2:30 pm

RIP Society: This Elementary School Took Away A Blind Boy’s Cane And Gave Him A Pool Noodle Instead

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” quite like taking away a blind child’s cane and replacing it with a pool noodle. At least, that’s what one elementary school in Kansas City thought.

Katie Oldenburg | December 18, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Life After Dating: Loving A Grad Student Without Going Insane

“Be prepared for a breakup about three weeks from now.” That was the relationship advice I got from a girl in her second year of my boyfriend’s graduate program, just…

Camille Guillot | December 16, 2014 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Dissent Belongs In The Classroom

Driving home with my 16-year-old son this week, I asked him if any of his teachers had led a discussion regarding recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. He told me that…

Jess Burnquist | December 5, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Meet Caroline: The Coolest Copy Editor To Ever Grace A College Campus

Call me crazy, but I feel like Caroline and I are destined to be best friends. A current student who’s looking for some extra cash money, Caroline is offering her…

Katie Oldenburg | November 5, 2014 - 3:30 pm

4 Reasons I Want/Need To Learn Spanish

All right, that’s it, I’m done, I have to learn Spanish. Je peux lire le français et parler un peu, so while I’d like to brush up on it to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 19, 2014 - 11:00 am

Mommie Dearest: How Not To Get Suspended

It’s back-to-school time for everybody from preschoolers to college students and you can’t throw a No. 2 pencil without hitting some advice on promoting academic success. Create routine! Eat properly!

Avital Norman Nathman | September 5, 2014 - 10:00 am

Teacher Suspended Over Ferguson Shooting ‘Skit’

An Alabama teacher has been suspended without pay after a lesson this week that had parents fuming. An unidentified female teacher at Selma’s Brantley Elementary was discussing current affairs with…

Newser | August 22, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Did You Have A Senior Prank? (Hopefully One Less Illegal Than The Prank In Teaneck)

By now you’ve heard about the 63 students who were arrested at Teaneck High School in New Jersey for a senior prank that veered off-course into straight-up vandalism. Nearly one-fifth…

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2014 - 3:30 pm

This Student Got Into All 8 Ivy League Schools

Kwasi Enin, a 17-year-old from Long Island, has a whole lot of options for his college career. This time of year usually brings handwringing for high school students as decision letters…

Claire Hannum | April 2, 2014 - 11:00 am

RIP Society: Lunch Lady Paid Students To Beat Up A Fourth-Grader

A former lunchroom aide at an elementary school in Grand Rapids, Michigan, pleaded guilty to paying a student $1 to have a fourth-grade classmate beat up.  Brooke Wilson-Johnson, age 19,…

Claire Hannum | March 18, 2014 - 4:30 pm

College Courses On “Downton Abbey” Include Tea And Scones

Stuck in a senioritis rut? Would a class on “Downton Abbey” make you stop texting during a lecture? Camden County College in New Jersey is now offering a course called…

Claire Hannum | October 6, 2013 - 9:00 am

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