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…

High-school students do your taxes for free

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USATODAY) — Tonight's homework: Do people's tax returns for them. High schools across the country are turning students as young as freshmen into IRS-certified tax preparers and having more…

Sandy Hook mom fills in for Obama on radio

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="EyN3B5YToYqirzJ-8WfXs3phl7KFwboP"] (NPR) — In a rare departure from tradition, Saturday's weekly presidential address was delivered not by President Obama but instead by Francine Wheeler, whose son Ben, more…

Atheists win Ten Commandments battle

by Drew Zahn -- A Kentucky school district is yanking down multiple displays of the Ten Commandments after an atheist organization sent the county a letter warning the plaques were unconstitutional. The more…

Homeschoolers alarmed by plans to track students

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The nation's leading homeschooling organization is warning parents that the federal government is advancing its aim of identifying and tracking students throughout their school careers, from birth through more…

4th-grader's school lesson infuriates dad

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Blaze) The words are written in crayon, in the haphazard bumpiness of a child's scrawl. "I am willing to give up some of my constitutional rights in more…