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Do Campus Courts Help When It Comes To Sexual Assault Cases?

HuffPost Live | Tyler Kingkade | December 16, 2014 | College
Campus sexual assault has dominated headlines in 2014, with the White House heightening the pressure on colleges to get tough on crime. Is this at the expense of liberty? We look at campus hearings and ask if they're creating a new kind of injustice.

AFT Launches Petition To Push College Sexual Assault Bill

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | December 16, 2014 | College
The American Federation of Teachers, one of the country's largest teacher's unions, launched a petition Monday to urge the incoming Republican Congressional leadership to take up proposed campus sexual assault legislation. The petition came the same day as AFT President Randi Weingarten revealed her college sexual...

These Are The Best Gifts Teachers Have Ever Received From Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | December 15, 2014 | Parents
It’s not always easy to pick out tokens of appreciation for teachers, and some districts have begun discouraging the practice of teacher gift-giving or putting finite dollar caps on the amount teachers can accept. Amid these challenges, we asked teachers on our Facebook and Twitter accounts about the...

How School Suspensions Disproportionately Target Black Girls

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | December 15, 2014 | Black Voices
Last year, 12-year-old Mikia Hutchings was suspended from school. She spent her summer on probation, completed 16 hours of community service and faced potential criminal charges -- all for writing graffiti on the walls of a middle school bathroom. Although a $100 restitution fee would have kept the...

Migrant Farmworker Children Forced To Keep Moving By California Rules

AP | Alexandra Svokos | December 15, 2014 | Latino Voices
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- A lifetime of moving has taught Claudia Morales to start packing early, because like many 13-year-olds, her room "is always a mess." The hoodies go in her suitcase, but as usual, all her partially completed schoolwork ends up in the trash. Just a week later, Claudia...

AFT President Randi Weingarten Speaks Out On Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | December 15, 2014 | College
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, opened up this week about her experience with sexual assault and spoke about what teachers can do to support survivors and prevent such incidents. In a first-person account that appeared on Jezebel Monday, Weingarten wrote about her time interning...

Sexual Assault Statistics Can Be Confusing, But They're Not The Point

Tyler Kingkade | December 15, 2014 | College
One in 4. One in 5. One in 10. One in 40. There are a lot of statistics that get thrown around about how many women are sexually assaulted on campus, and last week the U.S. Department of Justice added more data to the mix. Called the National...

Your Kids May Not Be Able To Say If They're Having Trouble -- But They Can Draw It

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | December 15, 2014 | Parents
Parents already know that their kids' artwork is an endless source of amusement (see here, here and here), but there could be more to those mini masterpieces, according to new research. A study published in the Attachment and Human Development journal found...

In Mississippi, Education Money Gap Grows To $1.5B

AP | Rebecca Klein | December 15, 2014 | Politics
DURANT, Miss. (AP) -- In a state with a long history of lousy education, and a bad habit of not paying for it, nowhere is the problem more profound than in this tiny town in the middle of Mississippi. Durant Public School teachers spend their nights on the Internet, searching...

Jarrett Jack Graduates From Georgia Tech, More Than Nine Seasons After Leaving For NBA

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | December 14, 2014 | Sports
Jarrett Jack of the Brooklyn Nets has played in more than nine NBA seasons, but on Saturday he made one of his most powerful moves off the court. Jack graduated from Georgia Tech, sandwiching the commencement ceremony in Atlanta between the Nets' victory on Friday in Brooklyn and a game...

Bill Nye: Creationism Is 'Raising A Generation Of Young People Who Can't Think'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | December 15, 2014 | Religion
The biggest danger creationism plays, according to Bill Nye the "Science Guy," is that it is raising a generation of children who "can't think" and who "will not be able to participate in the future in same way" as those who are taught evolution. Speaking on MidPoint, Nye...

Teachers Protest Grand Jury Decisions At Police Precinct

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | December 12, 2014 | Black Voices
New York City teachers Friday night joined nationwide protests against grand jury decisions in the police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, gathering outside a police precinct in Harlem. Several hundred teachers protested outside the station house in what was dubbed on Facebook as the “

Students Give Professors Better Evaluations If They Think They're Male: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | December 12, 2014 | College
Students tend to give better evaluations to their professors if they think they're male instead of female, according to a study published last week in the journal Innovative Higher Education. The study, led by Lillian MacNell, a doctoral student at North Carolina State University, used an online summer...

When It Comes To Early Learning, Preschool Isn't Enough

The Atlantic | Caroline Bologna | December 12, 2014 | Parents
"Is my 18-month old already behind for schooling?" That was the subject line of a recent post on the D.C. Urban Moms and Dads online discussion forum. The anonymous author was reacting to an article written by a mom who had hired an education consultant to help her navigate the...

Flags To Fly At Half-Staff For Newtown Anniversary

AP | Alexandra Svokos | December 12, 2014 | Politics
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The governor of Connecticut is calling for flags to fly at half-staff to mark the second anniversary of the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office says flags are to be lowered Sunday from sunrise until sunset in honor of the...

Maine High School Displays Poster Protesting Grand Jury Decisions

Alexandra Svokos | December 12, 2014 | Black Voices
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- A Maine school superintendent is allowing students to display a poster protesting grand jury decisions not to indict two white police officers who killed unarmed black men. Lewiston Superintendent Bill Webster said Thursday he's allowing the Lewiston High School display after reviewing the poster and meeting...

UPenn President Criticized For Joining Protesters' 'Die-In'

Tyler Kingkade | December 12, 2014 | College
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann has upset members of her own university police department over her joining a brief "die-in" demonstration with students. Gutmann was hosting her annual student Holiday Party at her home on Dec. 9, when about 50 protesters from the Students Organizing for Unity...

10 Colleges Where Applicants Are Least Likely to Get In

Alexandra Svokos | December 12, 2014 | College
This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which...

San Francisco To Offer Ethnic Studies At All 19 Of Its Public High Schools

Roque Planas | December 12, 2014 | Latino Voices
The San Francisco school board voted unanimously on Tuesday to require all of the city’s 19 public high schools to offer ethnic studies courses. In offering ethnic studies across the city’s school system, San Francisco became the third California city to offer such courses, even as they...

In Newtown, Mental Health Problems Still Emerging

Sarah Klein | December 12, 2014 | Healthy Living
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Anxiety, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, marital strife, drug and alcohol abuse — two years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the scope of the psychological damage to children, parents and others is becoming clear, and the need for treatment is likely to persist a long...
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