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Lawsuit Alleges Officers In Birmingham Schools Sprayed Hundreds Of Students With Chemicals

Rebecca Klein | January 22, 2015 | Crime
Every day in Birmingham, Alabama, students run the risk of being sprayed with a dangerous chemical weapon just by attending school, according to attorneys in a federal trial that began this week. The trial that started Tuesday in Alabama alleges that for years, local police officers stationed in Birmingham City...

2 Ex-UNC Athletes Sue School, NCAA Over Academic Failures

AP | Alexandra Svokos | January 22, 2015 | College
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Two former University of North Carolina athletes have filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, saying neither has done enough to ensure athletes receive a quality education. The lawsuit names former women's basketball player Rashanda McCants and former football player Devon Ramsay as plaintiffs...

House Education Panel Head Endorses Annual Student Testing

AP | Alexandra Svokos | January 22, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Thursday endorsed continuing the federally required annual testing of students under the No Child Left Behind education law. With Congress trying to update the President George W. Bush-era law, debate has centered on the requirement that...

ESPN Sues University Of Notre Dame For Police Records Involving Student Athletes

AP | Tyler Kingkade | January 22, 2015 | College
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- ESPN has filed a lawsuit against University of Notre Dame, alleging the school is violating Indiana's public record laws by withholding police incident reports about possible campus crimes involving certain student-athletes. The lawsuit filed Jan. 15 on behalf of ESPN and its reporter Paula Lavigne...

Here's What High School Students Say About Obama's State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | January 21, 2015 | Teen
These public high school students are not yet old enough to vote, but they had a lot to say about President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Students at Hayfield Secondary School in Alexandria, Virginia, have been asked for the past few years by AP government teachers Ken Halla...

Politicians Introduce Bills That Would Work To Reduce The Role Of School Standardized Testing

Rebecca Klein | January 21, 2015 | Politics
In the same week that the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held its first hearing on the issue of rewriting No Child Left Behind, two separate groups of lawmakers introduced bills that would also work to dial down aspects of the law’s divisive legacy....

Teachers Rally Against Standardized Testing At No Child Left Behind Hearing

Joy Resmovits | January 21, 2015 | Politics
At the end of every school year, Stephen Lazar, a New York City social studies teacher, would stand in front of his students and apologize to them for turning into a "bad teacher" to prepare them for the Regents exams. On Wednesday morning, he spoke of this experience to...

The First English Word I Learned Was 'Loser'

Taylor Trudon | January 21, 2015 | Teen
We believe your college essay is more than just a Word document saved on your desktop and deserves to be shared. That's why HuffPost Teen is featuring college admissions essays written for our series, "The College Essay Project." Submit yours to teen@huffingtonpost.com and join the conversation here. By...

UC Berkeley Chancellor Explains Why He Wouldn't Let Students Stop Bill Maher's Speech

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | January 21, 2015 | College
Some University of California, Berkeley students attempted, unsuccessfully, in October to stop comedian and HBO TV host Bill Maher from speaking at their winter commencement ceremony, due to his controversial comments about Islam. Maher responded in November by highlighting the irony that Cal students wanted...

Nicholas Dirks, Chancellor Of Berkeley: 'Education Is Not About Making People Feel Comfortable'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | January 21, 2015 | Business
Nicholas Dirks, Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, spoke with HuffPost Live at Davos Wednesday on the controversy surrounding comedian Bill Maher's appearance at a Berkeley graduation ceremony last year. "I didn't like, actually, what he said about Islam, but on a free speech campus,...

State Of The Union Doesn't Mention No Child Left Behind Rewrite Efforts

Joy Resmovits | January 20, 2015 | Politics
Parents, teachers and policymakers who listened to Tuesday night's State of the Union address heard an earful from President Barack Obama about his intentions to retool education's bookends by making community college free, expanding child care and increasing cybersecurity for students. Obama mentioned few specifics about...

Study: American Students Have High Levels Of Education, But Stressful Lives

Rebecca Klein | January 20, 2015 | Politics
While American students have high levels of educational achievement and decent test scores, they may also experience high levels of social stress and poverty. A new report out Tuesday from The Horace Mann League, a public education advocacy group, and the National Superintendents...

Brown Blames Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity For Date-Rape Drug Party

Tyler Kingkade | January 20, 2015 | College
Brown University has removed the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity from campus for at least four years for hosting an unregistered party where attendees said they'd been slipped date-rape drugs. The sanction imposed Monday comes down hard on the fraternity, but fails to charge any individuals with drug offenses. The fraternity...

Try Out Some Of The Questions On The Civics Test Arizona Students Must Now Pass To Graduate

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | January 21, 2015 | Politics
Arizona approved new legislation on Thursday requiring high school students to pass the civics portion of the U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate. During a naturalization interview, people seeking U.S. citizenship are asked 10 civics questions chosen from a pool of 100. An applicant must...

Anthony Mendez, Formerly Homeless Teen, Went From Shelter To Michelle Obama's SOTU Guest

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | January 21, 2015 | Impact
Anthony Mendez knows a thing or two about defeating the odds. The 19-year-old's best friend was shot and killed during a neighborhood feud in 2011, according to the New York Daily News. A year later, his family was evicted from their home in the Bronx and forced to...

Nearly All Public University Campus Cops Now Carry Guns, Pepper Spray

Tyler Kingkade | January 20, 2015 | College
Nearly all campus police officers at public universities now carry guns, pepper spray and other weapons, according to a new Justice Department report, and experts say more private schools are looking to arm police. Overall, about two-thirds of public and private campuses used armed officers during the 2011-12 school year,...

Here's Who Will Benefit From Obama's Community College Proposal

Alexandra Svokos | January 20, 2015 | College
This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. President Barack Obama's proposal for free community college tuition is either a game changer or an empty promise. It just depends who you ask. Either way, prospective...

How To See Exactly What Admissions Offices Think About You

Alexandra Svokos | January 20, 2015 | College
Want to know what your university thought about you? It’s kind of terrifying, like if there was a Lulu for ladies… but at the same time, aren’t you dying to know how you got in? A crew of Stanford students figured out how to find out out what...

Student Testing: Deciding When Enough Is Enough

Alexandra Svokos | January 20, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Do students take too many tests? Given the complaints about a high-stakes testing culture in classrooms, some states are reviewing the quality and quantity of the tests their students take. Congress is getting into the act, too. On Wednesday, the Senate's education committee is set to take...

How To Avoid Having Your College Acceptance Rescinded

Jessica Kane | January 20, 2015 | Teen
“Dear Pre-collegiette, Congratulations! On behalf of Awesome University…” Phew! You can breathe a sigh of relief, because you’re in. Now that you’ve gotten that acceptance letter, your future is safe, and you can finally take a break from school for the first time in 14 years. Bring on the Nutella...
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