Teachers dislike breakfast-in-class program

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LATIMES) — An L.A. Unified program to serve breakfast in the classroom to make sure students don’t start school hungry has increased pests, created messes and cut down more…

Teachers sue: Merit pay unconstitutional

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ORLANDO SENTINEL) — Florida's teachers union and its national affiliate today filed a federal lawsuit in Gainesville challenging the state's move to tie teacher evaluations to student test more…

Student wins anti-bullying scholarship

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MASSLIVE) — James Villalobos, a Springfield Central High School senior and member of the Mayor’s City-Wide Violence Prevention TaskForce, has been awarded the first Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover/Phoebe Prince more…

Eclipsing China's shadow

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- [caption id="attachment_409131" align="alignright" width="291" caption="President Barack Obama stands barefoot in front of the 368-foot Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon, Burma, Nov. 19, 2012. All visitors must remove their shoes more…

Kerry: Foreign students 'scared' of guns in U.S.

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICALTICKER.BLOGS.CNN) — Students in other countries assessing where to study abroad are increasingly scared of coming to the United States because of gun violence, the nation's top diplomat more…

Woman has sex with students in school

by Joe Kovacs -- [caption id="attachment_413815" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Tara Driscoll"][/caption] A New York City teacher previously arrested and fired for taking a 16-year-old boy to a motel for a videotaped sexcapade is more…

Parents applaud teachers with guns

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEW YORK TIMES) WEST PLAINS, Mo. — At 8:30 on a cloudy, frigid morning late last month in this folksy Ozark town, the superintendent of an area school more…

Beware the ghosts of Zheng He

by Anthony C. LoBaido -- [caption id="attachment_407533" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Southeast Asian waters (Photo: Anthony C. LoBaido)"][/caption] (Editor's note: This is Part 1 of a two-part series in which journalist Anthony C. LoBaido documents more…

Texting 'lowers students' grades'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TELEGRAPH) — Students who spend long periods each day texting fall behind in their studies but reading newspapers could boost their performance, according to a new study. Women more…

Schools ripping out playgrounds

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (EXPRESS) — Schools have begun ripping out swings and slides from playgrounds because they can no longer afford huge compensation payouts when children suffer minor cuts and grazes. more…