Education Timeline

National Day Of Silence Raises Awareness Of LGBT Bullying In Schools [VIDEO]

Day Of Silence

Thousands of students throughout thousands of schools around the world on Friday participated in the 19th annual “Day of Silence” held by the GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network). According to the LGBT Nation, students took a vow of silence to draw attention to the anti-LGBT harassment and discrimination in schools. Dr. Eliza Byard,… Read more »

Teacher’s Resignation Letter Shocks The Academic Community

homeschooling

A teacher’s resignation letter shocked members of the school board after the reasons the 25-year educator opted to leave the classroom were read aloud during a meeting. Susan Sluyter said that America has entered a “disturbing era” in public education. The change in tone and focus of the United States public school system was so… Read more »

Terrence Roberts Inspires Young People To Stand Against Discrimination

Dr. Terrence Roberts on campus

Dr. Terrence Roberts spoke to students in the Huntington Beach High School gymnasium today about his experience during the Little Rock Desegregation Crisis of 1957. History students from six Huntington Beach, California middle schools and high schools filled the bleachers to hear Dr. Roberts’ first hand account of one of the most dramatic episodes of… Read more »

Update: School Apologizes To My Little Pony Fan

Support For Grayson

Grayson Bruce’s My Little Pony lunch bag may be coming back to school after all. Jason Rhodes, assistant communications director for Buncombe County Schools in Asheville, N.C., said in a statement Thursday, “We sincerely regret that the issue of being told to leave the bookbag at home was perceived as blaming Grayson. While that was… Read more »

Prepperfest: Prepper Expo Season Kicks Off With All-Star Event In Arizona

prepper expos

Prepperfest is one of the largest self-reliance expos taking place during Spring 2014. The prepper expo boasts a multitude of off the grid living, homesteading, field medicine, and preparedness experts. The event takes place March 21 to 23 at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. The prepper expo is truly a family affair, with a petting zoo… Read more »

Graduate Student Loans – Harmful or Beneficial?

Graduate Student Loans

In this current recessed economy, graduate student loans are an ever increasing necessity. The fact that they are low interest and payment is typically deferred until after graduation, leading students to believe that they are beneficial and easily paid back. And for many, that is the case. However, especially for those who continue on to… Read more »

My Little Pony Fan Bullied, Told To Leave Lunch Bag At Home

child bullied

Fourth-grader Grayson Bruce has been the victim of bullying at Buncombe County Schools because of his My Little Pony lunch bag. The school’s immediate solution? Ask Grayson to leave the bag at home. 9-year-old Grayson and his mother, Noreen Bruce, are disappointed by the NC school’s decision. Ms. Bruce points out that “Saying a lunchbox… Read more »

DHS Unannounced School Shooting Drill Terrifies Students And Staff

school lockdown drills

DHS is conducting unannounced school shooting drills, and some students are left terrified from the experience. The Department of Homeland Security conducted a school shooter lockdown at the Glen Ridge High School in New Jersey last week. Only school superintendent Dr. John Mucciolo and Polic Chief Sheila Byron-Lagattutta knew about the active shooter drill. The… Read more »

Missouri Lawmakers Request Funds For Tin Foil Hat Making Supplies

common core

Missouri lawmakers want to add $8 to the pending state budget for tin foil hats. The taxpayer funds would be used to buy high density aluminum to make hats for those who oppose Common Core. The proposed Missouri budget with the sophomoric mocking gesture included, heads for a full house vote this week. The Missouri… Read more »

Louisiana Teachers: Court Rules 7,000 Educators Wrongfully Terminated

Hurricane Katrina

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rules that 7,000 Louisiana teachers were wrongfully terminated after Hurricane Katrina and are entitled to back wages. The judgment could reportedly bankrupt the Orleans Parish Public School System. The Louisiana school ruling determined that the state is partly responsible for fiscal damages. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling… Read more »

Student Pays Tuition In $1 Bills To Protest High Cost Of College

Student Pays Tuition In $1 Bills To Protest High Cost Of College

A student who paid his tuition in $1 bills has been trying to raise concern over the rising high cost of college tuition. In a related story by The Inquisitr, crazy student loans caused one student to sell ad space on his graduation cap. University of Utah student Luq Mughal literally paid his tuition in… Read more »

Common Core Student Data Mining Debate Continues

education reform

The Education Liberty Watch group is “sounding an alarm” over the Common Core initiative. The new federal academic standards have been now been adopted in nearly all 50 states. Any school district which accepted “Race to the Top” funding is now subject to the student data sharing dictates included in the education reform program. Common… Read more »

Romeike Family Asylum: New Brief Filed In US Supreme Court Case

homeschooling

The Romeike family deportation case is awaiting a hearing in the US Supreme Court. A friend-of-the-court brief was recently filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom group. The organization is a support group for German homeschooling families. Attorneys with the Alliance Defending Freedom office in Vienna, Austria drafted the legal document in support of the Romeike… Read more »