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Teacher's Aide Accused Of Stabbing Student With Pencil

Posted 02.14.2014 | Weird News

A special education teacher's aide in Hawaii has been accused of stabbing a student in the back with a mechanical pencil. The incident allegedly t...

Last Weeks for Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 12.14.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

It is still not too late to see Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin -- a gem of a small exhibit which closes October 27th

Note to New NYC Mayor: Continue Bloomberg's Focus on Our Schools

Michael Haberman | Posted 12.14.2013 | New York
Michael Haberman

By continuing to make schools a citywide priority -- and by tying them to the future of this City -- Bloomberg inspired everyone from private citizens to small business owners to Fortune 500 CEO's to realize that they can and must do something to help.

The Anatomy Of A No. 2 Pencil (IMAGES)

Posted 09.12.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical & Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening for Writers, ...

Girl Gets A Pencil Stuck In Her Brain ... And Survives

Huffington Post | Rebecca Ballhaus | Posted 07.06.2012 | Weird News

Forget running with scissors -- don't run with anything at all. Wren Bowell, a two-year-old toddler near Bath, England, had a near run-in with dea...

Pencil Sharpener 'Museum' Finds New Home

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

LOGAN, Ohio -- Tourism officials have made a point of displaying the hundreds of pencil sharpeners collected by an Ohio minister who died last summer....

The Lowly Pencil

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Meg Waite Clayton

There is nothing like the freedom of a pencil as I'm taking the muck that is a first draft and trying to make something of it. Not quite right the first time? Erase and try again!

You Can Help a Public School Student Graduate -- So do it Now!

Norma Kamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Norma Kamali

The call-to-action is quite clear. Share your skills, staff, company and resources, and talent with the public schools. You can help a public school student graduate.

Is America Ready to Have a Grown-Up Conversation About Educating our Kids?

Lisa Belzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Lisa Belzberg

Do we as a nation have the attention span and the stomach to tackle what has become the civil rights issue of our generation?