Private school vaccine opt-outs rise

by -NO AUTHOR- -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than their public school counterparts, more…

Chicago teachers go on strike

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CHICAGO TRIBUNE) Striking for the first time in 25 years, Chicago's teachers set up picket lines this morning after talks with public school officials ended over the weekend more…

Now peanut butter and jelly is 'racist'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — Verenice Gutierrez picks up on the subtle language of racism every day. Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in more…

How to save money on homeschooling

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SFGATE) — Although the majority of U.S. students are heading back to school, there is a growing number who are instead preparing to study from home. According to more…

Too bad, ACLU! The Bible's back in school

by Drew Zahn -- Once upon a time in America, most public school children – including several future presidents – studied, discussed and even learned to read from the Bible. A pair more…

Elementary school abolishes homework

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WTTG-TV) — Gaithersburg Elementary School has abolished homework. Instead, students are being asked to read a book for about 30 minutes a night. When Stephanie Brant came aboard more…

This 1 factor could cut child poverty 82%

by Bob Unruh -- A new study released just this week by The Heritage Foundation reveals that one factor alone can reduce by 82 percent the probability that a child lives in more…

Texas seeks 'No Child Left Behind' waiver

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AP) — Texas said Thursday it will seek a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to avoid some federal accountability standards imposed by the No Child Left more…

Firing of Bible-toting teacher under review

by Bob Unruh -- The Ohio Department of Education already has rescinded a "letter of admonishment" issued to a Christian fired for encouraging students to think critically about the origin of life, more…