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Kevin Buffel, Coquitlam Teacher, Quits After Investigation

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | August 27, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
A Coquitlam teacher has resigned after an investigation revealed he often hugged girls in his class and allowed them to sit on his lap. Between 2011 and 2013, Kevin James Buffel was warned several times by his school's principal to stop touching students "as the perception of touching...

These 25 Famous Former Interns Are Proof That Hard Work Does Pay Off

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | August 27, 2014 | College
Have you ever been asked to do something that seems a bit excessive at your internship -- like, say, fetch a seemingly endless number of obsessively intricate coffee orders -- and felt there wasn't an end in sight? Well, in this video from Mental Floss, we're introduced to

Dear Freshmen, These Words Of Wisdom Might Come In Handy

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | August 27, 2014 | Teen
Whether you're a rising freshman ready to take on the hallways of a new school or recent grad bound for college and in need of a refresher course, this teen's words of advice are sure to ring true. In her open letter to freshmen, YouTube user Sabrina Cruz...

Bobby Jindal Receives Renewed Support For Controversial School Voucher Program

Joy Resmovits | August 27, 2014 | Politics
On Wednesday, less than a month after the Black Alliance for Educational Options supported a lawsuit against Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) over his attacks on the Common Core, the right-leaning organization came to the defense of the state's school voucher system -- which happens to be Jindal's signature education...

Texas District Warns Visitors: Staff Is Armed And May Use Force To Protect Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | August 27, 2014 | Politics
"Please be aware that the staff at Argyle ISD are armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students," a sign recently posted on a Texas school district's campuses warns visitors. Argyle Independent School District voted in January to allow some staff members to carry...

Bobby Jindal Sues Federal Government Over Common Core

Joy Resmovits | August 27, 2014 | Politics
First he sued his own school board. Now he's suing the federal government. Buffeted by a state judge who initially struck down his suspension of Common Core testing and said his actions hurt the state's parents, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is...

Rastafarian Student Reportedly Punished At School Over Dreadlocks

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | August 26, 2014 | Religion
A Louisiana school district’s dress code is violating a student’s constitutional rights, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU sent a letter to Plaquemines Parish School Board and South Plaquemines High School this week decrying the district’s decision to suspend a student for sporting dreadlocks. The...

Sharpen The Pencils: Tennessee Revives Cursive Teaching

Caroline Bologna | August 26, 2014 | Parents
BY TIM GHIANNI NASHVILLE Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:06am EDT (Reuters) - Children in Tennessee will have to get used to holding a pencil again next year when new cursive handwriting standards go into effect in schools throughout the state. The trend around the United...

Mom Of Sandy Hook Students Explains What It Was Like To Send Her Kids Back To School

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | August 26, 2014 | Parents
Mom Sarah Walker Caron, whose son and daughter attend Sandy Hook Elementary School, sent her children back to school just three and a half weeks after that fateful day. She recently joined HuffPost Live host Nancy Redd to talk about what that experience was like, explaining that the...

Beloit Mindset List Reminds Us How College Freshmen View The World

AP | Tyler Kingkade | August 26, 2014 | College
Every year, Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, releases its Mindset List to give a snapshot of how the incoming freshmen class views the world. The list for the Class of 2018: --- Most students entering college for the first time this fall were born in 1996. For these students, Tupac...

Los Angeles Schools Official Suspends iPad Rollout -L.A. Times

Reuters | Reuters | August 26, 2014 | Politics
Aug 26 (Reuters) - The Los Angeles schools superintendent has suspended a contract with Apple Inc to provide an iPad to each of its students as the $1 billion initiative faces problems and growing scrutiny, the Los Angeles Times newspaper reported. Monday's suspension is the latest setback for the Los...

Rick Scott Unveils New Education Initiatives To Calm Common Core Critics

Reuters | Reuters | August 25, 2014 | Politics
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug 25 (Reuters) - Florida's Republican governor, Rick Scott, unveiled two new education initiatives on Monday aimed at calming critics of "common core" national curriculum standards and countering his main Democratic rival's attacks on his record. "We want to make sure that our students have...

How One Of Robin Williams' Final Generous Gestures Is Helping Students In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | August 27, 2014 | Impact
Along with good laughs and memorable characters, Robin Williams' legacy will live on for decades through the education of underprivileged students. The late actor, who died on Aug. 11, had donated a custom-made, red Pegoretti bicycle to the Hotbed Benefit, which took place Saturday night in Tiburon,...

Schools In Ferguson Area Prepare For An Emotional Opening Day

The New York Times | Caroline Bologna | August 25, 2014 | Parents
As schools in and around Ferguson, Mo., prepared to open, Tom Lawson, chairman of the social studies department of McCluer High School, planned to ask his students some very basic questions.

Michigan Unions Brace For Teacher Opt-out Decision

AP | Rebecca Klein | August 25, 2014 | Politics
NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Organized labor and pro-business groups are waging an intense lobbying campaign directed at school teachers who are deciding this month whether to remain in their union, in the first real test of the state's new right-to-work law. Many of the 112,000 active educators and school workers...

College Football Is Ruining Education

Tyler Kingkade | August 25, 2014 | College
College football is the arranged marriage of two entities: An institution of higher learning and an athletic industry. It is corrupt and illogical and wildly entertaining and lucrative, which means a legion of lawyers and ad men and sports journalists are handsomely paid to defend and promote its corruption and...

Pediatricians Officially Want High Schools To Start Later

Rebecca Klein | August 26, 2014 | Parents
Studies have shown that it helps, top education officials have recommended it, and now doctors are officially saying the same. On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement recommending that middle and high schools delay the start of class until after 8:30 a.m. About 40 percent...

The 14 Best National Universities According To Washington Monthly

Tyler Kingkade | August 25, 2014 | College
Forget the Ivy League -- you just need to go to a flagship university in California, Michigan, Washington or North Carolina if you want a world-class education. Our friends at the Washington Monthly published their own ranking Monday of the best universities in the country, and only...

John Sperling Dies; Founder Of The University Of Phoenix

Jade Walker | August 26, 2014 | Business
PHOENIX (AP) — In a story Aug. 25 about death of University of Phoenix founder John Sperling, The Associated Press reported erroneously the day that Sperling died. He died Friday, not Sunday. A corrected version of the story is below:

The 10 Most Generous Colleges According To GrubHub

Tyler Kingkade | August 25, 2014 | College
We have a feeling people working as delivery drivers for Chinese restaurants in Newark, Delaware don't mind making trips to campus of University of Delaware. That's because GrubHub has pegged UDel as the most generous college in America. GrubHub analyzed data on orders from Sept. 1, 2013 to...
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