Education Timeline

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


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?


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 »

Teacher Alan Barron Suspended For Showing Video With Whites In Blackface

Teacher Alan Barron Suspended Indefinitely

Teacher Alan Barron, a 36-year veteran of Michigan’s public school system, was suspended indefinitely for his decision to show a video of whites depicting African-Americans in blackface during a unit he was teaching on Jim Crow segregation laws. The move was deemed “offensive and racist” by a school administrator where Barron, a white man, teaches,… Read more »

Reporting A Bully May Have Gotten This Student Suspended

Reporting A Bully Has This Kid In Hot Water

Reporting a bully is usually what most schools will advise a student to do, especially in the world of online bullying where it is so easy to target someone and make their life miserable on a broad scale. But for high school senior Nayt Taylor, it was following this protocol that got him a two-day… Read more »

West Virginia, You Are The Dumbest State In US, According To New Study

Sorry, WV, Infoplease Says You're The Dumbest State

Where can you find the dumbest state in the US (as if our headline didn’t give it away)? West Virginia, according to the site In a recent review of educational accomplishments, the median household income (MHI), and average SAT scores, the website rounded up what is sure to be an equal-parts popular and unpopular… Read more »