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Oklahoma Creates Sex Ed For An “Abortion-Free Society,” As If American Sex Ed Wasn’t Bad Enough Already

They’ll tell teens that life begins at conception, but won’t tell them what fucking actually is. That has to be confusing.

Karen Fratti |

Video Shows Police Officer Body-Slamming A 12-Year-Old, Knocking Her Unconscious

A video is making the rounds of a San Antonio Independent School District police officer body-slamming a twelve-year-old girl, knocking her unconscious, before arresting her.

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Kickass Woman Of The Day: This High School Student Who Got Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools

Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna has won accolades for her scientific research and gotten acceptance letters from four other schools, too.

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Japan Finally Has Some Rules For Human Pyramids In Schools

Even at five tiers, safety still seems like a tall order here.

Lauren Vinopal |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |
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