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Reflecting Back On a Year With Gratitude

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 02.26.2014 | Education
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

What we each must come to realize is that it's not what happens to us in life that defines us, but in how we choose to respond to it that defines us.

What Can Your Child Learn from Having a Hard-to-Please Teacher?

Signe Whitson | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Throughout preschool, kindergarten and first grade, my daughter had been the lucky student of nurturing, praising teachers. At home, she has family members who acknowledge her successes generously. This year, she is having her first experience with someone who is not easy to please.

The Real Reason Schools Are Failing: They're Boring and Lack 'Edutainment'

Stephen Estes | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Stephen Estes

A little less talk, a little more action, and a bit of edutainment, and I think I see how the world's children will come to realize their true potential and build the skill-sets they will someday need.

Principal Bans 'God Bless The USA' From School Graduation

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education

Greta Hawkins, a principal at PS 90 in Brooklyn, New York, is receiving racist hate mail after banning the Lee Greenwood song "God Bless The USA" -- a...

7-Year-Old Kicked Off School Bus, Forced To Wander Alone

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education

Amber Hobdy, a mother from Eagle Mountain, Utah, is outraged after her 7-year-daughter Kya was allegedly kicked off a school bus in an unfamiliar neig...

PHOTOS: CityDance The City Is Ours Performance

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Last Friday, 120-plus students from around the District of Columbia performed in the annual CityDance performance at the Atlas Theatre. ...

Mom Outraged After Teacher's Aide Pulled Wrong Tooth From Son

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.23.2012 | Education

Sabrina Grant, mother of a fourth grade student with autism at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, is upset after her son's teacher's aide not only pull...

School Spells Own Name Wrong For 9 Years

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.10.2012 | Education

Sunrise-McMillan Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas, has made an embarrassing correction after nine years: the spelling of its name, NBC Dallas-Fo...

Teacher Accused Of Telling 2nd-Grader She Looked 'Too Sexy' For Gym

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education

Marco Inskip, a 40-year-old substitute teacher at Charles L. Spragg Elementary School in Egg Harbor City, N.J., has been accused of telling a 7-year-o...

Parents Upset Over Offensive Class Photo

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.06.2012 | Education

A second grader at Sawgrass Elementary School in Sunrise, Fla., who didn't have the parental consent form to be in his class photo was nevertheless in...

Reasons To Be Jealous Of Your Elementary Schooler

Posted 03.28.2012 | Parents

For every adorable "first grade problem," it seems there are a dozen sweet elementary school memories knocking around the Internet. Rolling backpac...

3rd Graders Allegedly Have Oral Sex In Classroom

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education

An unnamed teacher at Tallulah Elementary School in Tallulah, La., has been fired after she failed to notice two third grade students allegedly having...

First Grader's Hilarious Reason For Being Absent From School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.22.2012 | Comedy

Man, we thought it was embarrassing when you accidentally called your teacher "mom" in elementary school -- imagine how this kid must feel. Posted ...

Megan Arellano

Program Gets D.C. Kids Dancing

HuffingtonPost.com | Megan Arellano | Posted 03.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "No, I don't get nervous," said 10-year-old Nikko Garner, "because I love to dance." In the player's tunnel at the Verizon Center, Ga...

Teacher Fired For Traumatizing Math Problems For Third Graders

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.05.2012 | Education

A Washington, D.C. teacher who sent home violent, morbid and traumatizing math problems to third graders from Center City Public Charter School's Trin...

Janitors Suspended For Binding, Gagging Students In Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.05.2012 | Education

Two janitors from Gregory Elementary School in Long Beach, NJ., have been placed on paid suspension after they allegedly bound and gagged two 10-year-...

Boy With Autism Allegedly Forced To Sit In Box During Class

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.29.2012 | Education

Sage Rollins, a 10-year-old boy with autism at Ronald Reagan Elementary School in Wildomar, Calif., told his mother his teacher made him sit in a card...

'Sex Games' At School Angers Parents

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education

Parents of a two kindergarteners at PS 189 in New York, N. Y. say a group of students 'explored their private parts' by taking off their clothes, and ...

Students Playing 'Rape Tag' At School?

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.03.2012 | Education

Parents are outraged after nearly two dozen 5th graders at Washington Elementary School in New Ulm, Minn., were caught playing a game called "rape tag...

An Open Letter to Cam and Mitchell

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 03.21.2012 | Parents
Rev. Debra Haffner

By five or six almost every child is going to surprise their parents with the "S," "D," or even the "F" word that they overheard on the playground, bus, or even from you.

School 'Scream Rooms' Outrage Parents

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

Parents in Middletown, Conn., are protesting the use of what they're calling "scream rooms" by Farm Hill Elementary School as a way of disciplining mi...

Slavery Math Worksheet Sparks Parent Protest, District Investigation

Posted 03.11.2012 | Education

Dozens of parents and community members rallied outside a Norcross, Ga. elementary school Tuesday, calling on the school district to fire teachers inv...

Dump Trucks Rescue Students From Floodwaters

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.10.2012 | Education

Students trapped by floodwaters at two Houston elementary schools were rescued by Public Works dump trucks, KHOU TV reports. Although authorities ...

School Under Fire For Slavery In School Worksheet

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

Parents of students at Beaver Ridge Elementary School in Norcross, Ga., are outraged at the school district's response to the reports of using example...

Teachers Allegedly Told To Student To Crawl Back To School After Injury

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education

Two years ago, the son of Pritam and Priya Chandani tripped over a mound of snow and injured his head and leg. Instead of helping the student, teacher...