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I Believe In Talking To My Kids About Sex -- But This Pushed Me Over The Edge

Zanthe Taylor | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Zanthe Taylor

I can't accept any longer that crude sexual language, gestures and jokes are merely a harmless manifestation of pubescent development. We can and must educate and empower girls -- and boys -- to stand up to the language and behavior they will inevitably encounter.

An Education That Respects Indigenous Peoples

Marlon Krieger | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Marlon Krieger

He explained to us that he wanted to bring education to his people, but not to teach them our [Western] ways; he'd seen how we lived and didn't like it. He wanted to use education to improve their lives, not change their way of life.

Back to School: Policies and Procedures Parents Should Ask About

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Knowledge is power, and you'll rest easier if you find out about these topics before the school year starts.

Minnesota School Board Ends Gender-Neutrality Policy Blamed For Bullying

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 04.15.2012 | Education

COON RAPIDS, Minn. — Leaders in Minnesota's largest school district said the long debate over how teachers should handle discussions about sexua...

Teacher Goes To Extreme Measures To Keep Kids From Going To Bathroom

Posted 01.18.2012 | Education

Rewarding young students with stickers for a job well done on school assignments is commonplace, but one New York school is doling out those coveted p...

School Punishing Girls Over Racy MySpace Photos A Constitutional Violation?

AP | Posted 10.12.2011 | Education

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- An Indiana school district violated the First Amendment rights of two teenage girls who were punished for posting sexually suggest...

Students Sue Minnesota District Over Gay Curriculum Policy

AP | By STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

CHAMPLIN, Minn. -- Several current and former students sued Minnesota's largest school district Thursday, saying its policy requiring staff to remain ...

Federal Initiative Launched To Narrow School-To-Prison Pipeline

Posted 09.20.2011 | Education

A new federal initiative will aim to curb the "school-to-prison" pipeline that students fall into, beginning with in-school disciplinary action that l...

Federal Initiative Launched To Narrow School-To-Prison Pipeline

Posted 09.20.2011 | Education

A new federal initiative will aim to curb the "school-to-prison" pipeline that students fall into, beginning with in-school disciplinary action that l...

States Keep Pushing For Tougher Teacher Policies

Education Week | Liana Heitin | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education

As the majority of legislative sessions around the country come to a close, many states will finish the season having pushed through policy changes th...