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Toy Gun Gets Patrick Timoney Nearly Suspended From School In NYC

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - A New York City fourth-grader was sent to the principal's office and nearly suspended for bringing a 2-inch toy gun to s...

Race to the Top? Part I

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Jim Taylor

Bookended by a story about a girl who committed suicide after failing a math test, the film Race to Nowhere shows the price young people are paying for hanging on the runaway train of academic overachievement.

Climbing Mt. Everest to Build Peace School in Nepal

Subhash Ghimire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Subhash Ghimire

After months of preparation, Ania Lichota is beginning her climb of Mt. Everest, an effort she is undertaking to raise money to build the Sarswati Peace School in rural Nepal.

ReThink Interview: Cevin Soling, Director of the War On Kids

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The War On Kids, a documentary by Cevin (pronounced "Kevin") Soling, goes inside the American public school system to reveal some unsettling truths --...

What Move Your Money Means to College Students

Drew Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Drew Singer

Joe Student may not have much money to his name, but his banking decisions now will likely impact the rest of his life.

School Lunches: We Can Do Better Than $1 Per Meal

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

Did you know that french fries are a vegetable? According to US school lunch guidelines, they are. That's just one grim fact I came across while researching what kids eat in school these days.

10 Things We Should Teach Every Kid About Food

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

We must find creative ways to reintroduce food in its broadest sense to children's everyday activities, starting with school, in order to close the knowledge gap between farm and plate.

Weed School: Marijuana Grown Above Chicago Preschool

Posted 09.01.2011 | Chicago

James Pastman was arrested this morning in Chicago's Far North Side after police found that he had been growing marijuana in his home. The legal troub...

Veterans Day Lesson Plans: How Teachers Can Incorporate Day In Class

lessonplanet.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Veterans Day Lesson Plans: Lesson plans that can help students understand why Veterans Day is an important national holiday. Teacher Resource Guide...

ReThink Review: The War On Kids -- Education's Prisoners

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Public schools have essentially been turned into prisons with constant surveillance and harsh, often absurd zero tolerance policies towards drugs, alcohol, weapons, violence and other forms of misbehavior.

College's Too-Fat-To-Graduate Rule Under Fire

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Most college students expect to receive their diplomas on the basis of grades, but at a Pennsylvania school, physical fitness matters too....

Michelle Obama: Teachers Are Integral To A Successful Economy

US News & World Report | Michelle Obama | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We all remember the impact a special teacher had on us--a teacher who refused to let us fall through the cracks; who pushed us and believed in us when...

20 Years Later: Third Grade Class Reunites With Inspiring Teacher

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Twenty years ago, Washington state elementary school teacher Richard Lewis asked his third graders to make a pledge to reunite with each him on Januar...

Tanzanian Schoolkids Tweet Their Thanks For Global Donations

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This week, in the Moivaro village of Arusha, Tanzania, in the shadow of Mt. Meru, a group of schoolkids discovered Twitter. A year ago, Shepherds Juni...

"Driving Ambition"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Feeding and clothing your children are not nearly as important as driving them all over town every day.

The Genesis of "Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us"

Mike Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mike Rose

We hear so much about education these days -- test scores, reform battles -- but little that we hear gets to the heart of why education matters. That's why I wrote "Why School?".

Microsoft, Google Vie To Become Most Popular On Campus

San Jose Mercury News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

With the recession taking a bite out of university endowments and public school budgets alike, the competition between Google and Microsoft to convert...

Women in Hip-Hop: The B-girl Be Festival

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Lauri Lyons

When it comes to women in hip-hop, don't call it a comeback. Women have been here for years.

Spanking Kids: IQ Lower For Children Who Were Spanked: Study (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new study suggests that spanking children can significantly lower their IQs. The study, involving hundreds of U.S. children, showed the more a c...

Kym Krocza: Fox Lake Teacher Paid Students For Housework With Zoloft, Marijuana, Alcohol

Chicago Sun-Times | Dan Rozek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A teacher at a Fox Lake high school recruited two teenage girls to do chores around her home -- then paid the 14-year-olds for their work with marijua...

A Picture Definitely Worth A Thousand Words

Owen Thiele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Owen Thiele

I'm not saying that I necessarily will be all the things my grandfather was. But I know what I love... singing. And remembering him, for some reason, inspires me to just stick with it.

The Ever Expanding Umbilical Cord, or Tweens and Independence

Donna Fish | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Donna Fish

While I might love the extra freedom I am getting from the care and feeding of my kids, some mothers hate it. So we have to acknowledge that the process our kids go through in separating from us.

Back to School!

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

School isn't so bad when you're making it a better place, like they did in the 80's documentary, 21 Jump Street!

Some Thoughts for Labor Day

Angela Heimburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Heimburger

The workers who clean houses, cook meals, and provide care for children and the elderly are often on call around the clock, paid a pittance for their services and protected far too little by labor laws.

When You Educate A Girl, Everything Changes

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

"Your eyes, it's a day's work to look into them." American composer and performance artist Laurie Anderson wrote the line that came to me when I first...