Education Timeline

Clemson University Tried Prying Into Students’ Sexual History

Clemson University Sexual History

On September 17, Campus Reform contributor Kaitlyn Schallhorn reported that the South Carolina-based Clemson University had issued a mandatory student survey that required “students to reveal how many times they’ve had sex in the past month and with how many partners”: “In screenshots obtained exclusively by Campus Reform, the South Carolina university is asking students… Read more »

Publisher Accidentally Places Porn Star On Math Textbook

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When it comes to education in general in the United States, the biggest subject that is splitting the teaching staff down the middle in the implementation of common core. The Inquisitr reported numerous times on common core, which includes its implementation in physical education as well as sex education (much to the disdain of parents)…. Read more »

Armed Teachers, Warning Signs Are One School’s Safety Plan For New Year

Armed Teachers Talk Of Texas School

Armed teachers and warning signs are the way that one north Texas school decided to get ready for the new school year. Fueled by horrific school shootings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, the Argyle Independent School District posted a sign warning potential shooters of the safety measure. “Attention,” the sign read…. Read more »

Should America Follow Quebec’s Lead And Ban Homework From Elementary Schools?

Homework Ban

The Toronto Star reports that the Quebec-based Collège de Saint-Ambroise has launched a one-year pilot project in which homework for grade one through six has effectively been banned, though only to an extent. A spokeswoman for the Jonquiere School Board explained that teachers will still be permitted to assign students basic reading and studying “assignments.”… Read more »

Textbooks: A Political Battleground?

Texas textbooks to be debated

Are textbooks today’s political battleground? It seems like every year, there’s a new battle over what information should be included in textbooks. This debate often centers around certain science topics, such as evolution and the age of the earth. However, this month, a group called the Texas Freedom Network plans to argue against what they… Read more »

School Shooting Study Blames Student Teacher Conflict More Than Bullying

School Shooting Study Reveals Teachers Major Part Of Tragedy

A new school shooting study has placed the brunt of the blame not on bullying but on student-teacher conflict. According to a study funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, researchers at Freie Universität Berlin performed a systematic literature search of all available school shooting study research. The goal of the analysis,… Read more »

Back To School Warning: Cheating On Papers Just Got A Whole Lot Harder

Plagiarism

Back to school time is here, and maybe, just maybe when student’s first term paper is due, some students might take a stab at cheating. That, however, would be ill-advised as cheating is tougher than ever, thanks to companies like Turnitin. Turnitin is the name of an anti-cheating software company, and it’s more popular than… Read more »

White Students Are No Longer Majority In U.S. Public Schools

White Students

Over the past couple years, the public school system has been in the news for a number of reasons. Some of them are good, while others are bad. Here at The Inquisitr, we reported on such news including the incorporation of Common Core into physical education and the opinion that the system has gone zero-tolerance… Read more »

Common Core Standards Showing Up In The Most Unlikely Classes

Physical Education

Remember back in the day when teachers told everyone they needed to know reading, writing, and arithmetic? To this day, the three “R’s” are still important but they now go underneath a new moniker: common core. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported numerous times on common core. Apparently, most of our articles go against common… Read more »

John Venn, Happy 180th Birthday!

john venn with venn diagram

John Venn, creator of the Eulerian Circles, would be 180 years old today. So, why are we celebrating? As you can see from the picture above, people deal with eulerian circles, otherwise known as Venn diagrams, in all different walks of life. Venn diagrams are used in used in set theory, probability, logic, statistics, and… Read more »

Can Children From Low-Income Families Get A Quality Education?

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The short answer to the question posed in the headline is – possibly, but not always. According to Lyndsey Layton, The Washington Post education reporter, it’s a matter of geography. She wrote that a study by the Southern Education Foundation had shown that a majority of students in public schools throughout the American South and… Read more »

STEM Worker Shortage Is A Myth, According To New Study

STEM Worker Shortage Myth

Rumors of a STEM worker shortage are unfounded, according to a new review of U.S. Census Bureau data by authors Steven A. Camarota and Karen Zeigler. Camarota is the director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), while Zeigler is the group’s demographer. Detailing their findings on the official CIS website, the pair… Read more »

Students Claim ‘This Is Are Story’ In Prom Slogan Fail

This Is Are Story Paul Robeson High School Prom Slogan

This is are story: it’s the prom slogan fail being heard around the world after ABC7 iTeam‘s Chuck Goudie posted it to his Facebook page on June 6. But if your kids are being taught at Paul Robeson High School — part of the Chicago Public Schools system and the creators of this grammar mishap… Read more »

Condoms Given To Sixth Graders: One School’s Approach To Sex Ed

Condoms And Sixth Graders: Good Call?

Condoms will be given to sixth graders in the Gervais School District of Gervais, Oregon, bringing up more debate as to the proper place of schools in teaching sex education to children. Molly McCargar, one school board member and the mother of four daughters within the district, said she wholeheartedly supports the idea. “It is… Read more »