Principal fired for telling kids to speak English

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (HOUSTON CHRONICLE) — HEMPSTEAD - The Hempstead school board won't renew the contract of a principal who instructed her students not to speak Spanish, in a rapidly-evolving district more…

Hollywood's 'Noah' the truth or lie?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Noah, who played the lead in the biblical account of the Great Flood, is getting more press these days than most in Hollywood and half of those in more…

Teen girl takes action in suit vs. parents

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) — A New Jersey teenager who drew international attention when she sued her parents for financial support after leaving home in a dispute on Tuesday dropped the more…

14 arrested in fight, campus on lockdown

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE ITEM) — SUMTER, S.C. — Fourteen students at Sumter High School were arrested, and the school was placed on temporary lockdown after a fight erupted in the more…

High-school credit for religious courses

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER) — COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio public school students would be able to obtain credit for religious courses completed off campus under a bill passed earlier more…

'What we uncovered may shock you'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYTIMES) — The three news reports followed the same format: Television reporters walked into schools with hidden cameras, under the premise of testing the security measures. Each time, more…

School bans boy's 'My Little Pony' backpack

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WRIC) — BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina mother whose son has been bullied for bringing a “My Little Pony” bag to class says school officials now more…

Racist tweets follow win by all-white team

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MLIVE) — HOWELL, Mich. -- Shocking tweets celebrating a "white" team's victory erupted Thursday following the Howell boys basketball win over Grand Blanc. Several students in Howell are more…

Bill Gates comes to defense of Common Core

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Huffington Post) Bill Gates is rallying teachers to support an embattled cause, the Common Core State Standards. At a speech Friday afternoon in Washington, D.C., the Microsoft co-founder more…