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For Mother's Day, Support Moms at Community College

Linda Hallman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Linda Hallman

Studies have shown that a mother's education level is an important factor in the educational success and health of her children and that supporting mothers' educational achievement ultimately benefits our communities.

Researchers Find Effective Way To Prevent Kids From Smoking

Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK | Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:43pm EDT (Reuters Health) - Certain school-based programs that aim to keep kids from smoking...

Study Finds Math Tutoring Might Not Benefit Kids

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2013 | Parents

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK, April 29 (Reuters) - Parents whose children are struggling with math often view intense tutoring as the bes...

Jack Kerouac, Come Home

Peter Weddle | Posted 06.25.2013 | Parents
Peter Weddle

We are responsible for giving our kids their faith in America's open road. It's our job to authenticate the feasibility of their dream -- one that is even better than ours -- and we have not done so.

Trans Student Gets Humiliating Surprise When Running For Prom King

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.25.2013 | Gay Voices

A transgender high school student from Pennsylvania who was denied a bid to become prom king is getting support from social media communities advocati...

The Gorilla Speaks: It's Time to Change the Conversation About Public Education

Nancy Letts | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
Nancy Letts

Instead of pitting public schools against charters and vouchers, we've all got to take an unvarnished look at the gorilla in the room: poverty.

Reaching the Classroom Is Just the First Step

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Jim Yong Kim

The world has seen great progress in getting children into school over the past decade. Yet 61 million children are still out of class -- that's 61 million too many.

'Twas the Night Before State Tests...

Leonisa Ardizzone | Posted 06.16.2013 | Parents
Leonisa Ardizzone

I told my daughter that from the first moment I began teaching, I knew that the tests were unjust and I despised them. My disgust with them has only grown with each passing year.

Three Reasons Teachers Should Not Carry Guns

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents

Written by Ken Corbett for Slate Last week, the NRA released its National School Shield Task Force Proposal. At the heart of this proposal is the ...

Healthy Weight In Kids Tied To Strict School Lunch Standards

Posted 04.09.2013 | Parents

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK | Mon Apr 8, 2013 4:23pm EDT (Reuters Health) - Strict school lunch standards that are similar to new regulations f...

Teased About Your Looks? Bullying That Goes Under the Radar

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

How do we distinguish the angst and insecurities felt by most teenagers from the pain resulting from bullying? Does all teasing between kids warrant prohibition, or is there room for some joking and fooling around? When things clearly go too far, who should intervene?

WATCH: Ecstatic First Grader Reunites With Soldier Dad

Posted 04.05.2013 | Parents

A school assembly turned into an emotional reunion when Sgt. 1st Class William Webster arrived home early to give his little girl a big surprise. ...

WATCH: The Harlem Shake Video That Got A Librarian Fired

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.20.2013 | Books

Students and politicians alike are calling for an Oxford University librarian to be reinstated after she was fired for the filming of a Harlem Shake v...

Laura Bassett

How PTA President Became Obama's Unlikely Mouthpiece On Guns | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Betsy Landers, the Arkansas-born Republican president of the National Parent Teacher Association, wears a fire-engine red suit with a ch...

Teen Sues School Districts Over Alleged Bullying

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.18.2013 | Teen

A New Jersey teenager is suing two local school districts for not doing more to stop the relentless bullying he allegedly endured from fourth grade un...

Girls Softball Coach Accused Of Sending Team To Pick Up Women For Him

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.11.2013 | Sports

A high school softball coach from Seattle has resigned in the wake of some unusual allegations: Troy Hennum, 25, is accused of asking the girls from h...

School Allegedly Fires Unmarried Pregnant Woman For Premarital Sex

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion

A former employee at a Christian college has enlisted the help of high-profile attorney Gloria Allred to sue a California school that allegedly fired ...

Katherine Bindley

'Fat Letters' Sent Home By Schools Outrage Parents | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.28.2013 | Parents

They're being called "fat letters"-- notes mailed home from schools in North Andover, Mass., to alert parents that their child qualifies as obese. ...

Happiness as a Priority

Catherine Gobron | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Catherine Gobron

It's wonderful that so many adults are working to improve their lives. But why wait until you're grown up? Let's empower young people to create happiness and engagement in their lives now.

Celebrating a Decade of Creative Learning and Student Leadership in the South Bronx (Video)

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Kate Quarfordt

We've come a long way from those days in the church parking lot. A decade later my colleagues, students and I are thrilled to officially unveil a 10-minute documentary that chronicles the evolution of the Bronx Prep Performing Arts Academy.

WATCH: Teacher Seeking 'Straight Prom' Mocked In Amazing Parody Video

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

"Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to you..." An interview with an anti-gay, special education teacher in Indiana has prompte...

An Invitation to Step Outside

Catherine Gobron | Posted 04.13.2013 | Parents
Catherine Gobron

As it turns out, how people behave in one setting does not predict how they will behave in a very different setting.

High School Fights For A 'Traditional' Prom Banning Gays

Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

A group of Indiana-based parents, teens and even a teacher is fighting for a separate "traditional" prom that would ban gay students. As NBC 2/My ...

ACLU Seeks Removal Of Ohio School's Jesus Portrait

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 02.08.2013 | Religion

CINCINNATI -- A portrait of Jesus that hangs prominently in an entranceway at a rural Ohio public school is in violation of the U.S. Constitution and ...

Teacher Who Had Sex With Student Now Carrying His Baby

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.08.2013 | Crime

A California special education teacher who pleaded guilty to having an ongoing sexual relationship with a 17-year-old former student is pregnant with ...