Common Core standards get legislative scrutiny

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Raleigh News Observer) A joint legislative committee charged with scrutinizing the new Common Core standards used in North Carolina schools for math and English held its first meeting more…

Teacher on leave after shouting video posted

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Daily News) A New Jersey high school teacher was placed on administrative leave after a video of him haranguing a student went viral online. "Shut your more…

Congressman: Sweep floors for 'free' lunch

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Hill) Georgia Republican Rep. Jack Kingston, a candidate for Senate, suggested that low-income students either pay or work for their subsidized school lunches to teach them that more…

Sisters beg presidents for dad's freedom

by Bob Unruh -- Sisters Zhang Anni, 10, and Zhang Ruli, 19, arrived in the United States a few months back after escaping an oppressive government in China, and since then have more…

Democrat: Investigate every homeschool parent

by Bob Unruh -- A Democratic state senator in Ohio has proposed a law that would require every homeschooling parent to be investigated and approved by social services agencies before they would more…

School named for KKK leader to be renamed

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="t1dDRwaTqk9WRQssadNIGeUeTBSfdJ_S" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d" autoplay="t"] (WLTV) — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Duval County School Board unanimously voted to change the name of Nathan B. Forrest High School Monday. Duval more…

Homeschooling shifts away from religious ties

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DESERETNEWS) — Eric Peschel and his family have different reasons for home-schooling. One of his sons was taken out of public school for religious reasons and bullying. Another more…

School-bus driver fired for texting on job

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FREEPRESS) — DES MOINES, Iowa -- An Iowa school bus driver who used her cellphone while transporting students on the interstate has been fired, thanks in part to more…

Family's remains exhumed for football field

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON POST) Cordelia Lynn had outlived her husband and many of her children when she died of tuberculosis at age 67 in her home in Washington in 1889. more…

Cover-up: Media hide key fact in school shooting

by Drew Zahn -- [caption id="attachment_591785" align="alignright" width="202" caption="Adam Lanza"][/caption] When Adam Lanza stormed into the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012, opening fire on schoolchildren and more…