Utah School Changes Course, Says It Won’t Allow Parents To Opt Students Out Of Black History Month Curriculum

A Utah charter school that sparked national controversy when it decided to allow parents to opt their children out of the Black History Month curriculum has now changed course. As The Hill reported, the Maria Montessori Academy faced sharp criticism when it posted a notice stating that students did not have to take part in […]

Mother Of College Student Who Died After Charity Pancake Eating Contest Reaches Settlement With School

The mother of a college student who died after choking during a charity pancake eating contest has reportedly reached a settlement with the Connecticut school where the tragic incident took place. Caitlin Nelson was taking part in the charity event at Sacred Heart University in 2017 when she began to choke while eating. As the […]

Donald Trump Announces Commission To Promote ‘Patriotic Education’

In a Thursday speech delivered at the National Archives Museum, President Donald Trump announced that he will soon be signing an executive order establishing a commission to promote “patriotic education” in American schools, The Hill reported. During his address, Trump repeatedly asserted that “the left,” led by the Democratic Party, is waging a war against […]

Donald Trump Threatens To Cut Off Education Funding In Any State Using The ‘1619 Project’ In Schools

Donald Trump is continuing to do battle with interpretations of history he claims are un-American, Kevin Liptak of CNN wrote on Sunday. Trump issued a tweet on Sunday morning where he said his Department of Education would investigate whether California schools, as well as those in other states in the country, were using The New […]

Majority Of Americans Oppose President Trump’s Push To Reopen Schools In The Fall, According To New Poll

Nearly two-thirds of Americans oppose President Donald Trump’s push to reopen schools in the fall, according to a Yahoo News/YouGov poll released Thursday. Trump has been adamant that schools need to reopen in the fall, for in-person education, rather than online instruction. He has even threatened to withhold federal funding from educational institutions that choose […]

Karen Littlefair Sentenced To Five Weeks In Prison For Paying Someone To Take Son’s Online College Classes

A California woman has been sentenced to five weeks in prison for paying a co-conspirator $9,000 to take online college classes for her son, the Los Angeles Times reported. Karen Littlefair also allegedly demanded a discount when the co-conspirator only earned a C in one class. Littlefair is one of the many individuals caught up […]

Montgomery, Alabama, To Change Names Of Three High Schools Named For Confederates

The Montgomery, Alabama, school board voted on Tuesday night to change the names of three high schools bearing the names of men affiliated with the Confederacy, The Montgomery Advertiser reported. The city has three high schools that currently bear the names of men who were tied to the Confederate side of the Civil War: one […]

Los Angeles & San Diego School Districts Will Only Hold Classes Online, Against Trump Administration Demands

California’s two largest school districts — those of Los Angeles and San Diego — will hold online-only classes when school resumes this fall, The New York Times reported. That decision stands in contrast to the Trump administration’s push to have schools reopen for in-person instruction. In a joint statement released Monday, the two districts, which […]

President Donald Trump Doubles Down On Schools Reopening With Fiery Tweet

President Donald Trump reaffirmed his stance that schools should reopen with children attending in-person classes this fall in a pointed Twitter post on Friday. In doing so, the president once again threatened to withhold federal funding from schools should they fail to do so. Trump also strongly decried the “virtual learning” that has taken place […]

Joe Biden Takes Aim At Trump Administration’s Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for the upcoming presidential election, continues to take aim at incumbent President Donald Trump and his administration on social media. His latest target was U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who Biden condemned via Twitter on Wednesday for her lack of a background in public […]

Harvard, MIT Sue Trump Administration Over International Student Visa Regulations

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over an order that would force international students on student visas out of the country in the fall if their colleges refuse to offer in-person courses, as reported […]

A Mother Fulfills Her Longtime Dream Of Becoming A Doctor Alongside Her Daughter

An inspiring mother and daughter duo are making headlines for going through medical school together. Dr. Cynthia Kudji Sylvester is the mother of Dr. Jasmine Kudji. The pair supported one another throughout their education journey and both have committed to the LSU health system in Louisiana, according to Today. It took time for Dr. Sylvester […]

New York Teenager Rewarded With A College Scholarship After Spending Hours Cleaning Up After A Protest

Antonio Gwynn Jr. is an 18-year-old high school senior from Buffalo, New York. Last week, he decided to take it upon himself to clean up the streets of his community that had endured damage from recent protests, spending around 10 hours cleaning and picking up trash. As a result of his efforts, he was awarded […]

Students Call For An End To Police Officers In Schools

Students across the country are calling for an end to police officers in schools in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Time reported. For the better part of two decades, particularly since the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, many public schools across the United States have had armed, uniformed police officers roaming the halls. […]

Two African American Teens Suspended For Refusing To Cut Dreadlocks, Their Mothers Plan To Sue School District

DeAndre Arnold and Kaden Bradford are African American teenagers from Texas who refused to cut their dreadlocks, despite pressures from their school. They were both suspended as a result. Now their families are filing a lawsuit against the Barbers Hill Independent School District as well as the superintendent and deputy superintendent of the district, according […]

University Of Minnesota Scales Back Relationship With Minneapolis Police Department After George Floyd Death

The University of Minnesota has scaled back its relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) following the controversial death of George Floyd, who died in police custody, The Hill reported. In a letter sent to students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, University President Joan Gabel directed the university’s senior vice president, Brian Burnett, to “no […]

Keanon Lowe, Coach Who Disarmed And Embraced Student, Will Receive The Congressional Medal Of Honor

Keanon Lowe, a 27-year-old high school football coach and former Oregon wide receiver, made headlines on May 17 of 2019 when he bravely stopped a school shooting and likely saved the lives of many students and staff members. Lowe approached a gun-wielding student, disarmed him, and then hugged him. He will now receive a Congressional […]

Donald Trump Tweets ‘We Are Investing Greatly’ In Schools, But His Budget Slashes School Funding By 20 Percent

President Donald Trump defended his administration’s education spending policies in a post made to his Twitter account on Thursday afternoon. In the tweet, Trump condemned “Fake News” reports that the Department of Education — led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos — was planning to close “hundreds” of rural schools. In the tweet, Trump also went […]

Chicago Public Schools Ditch Columbus Day In Favor Of ‘Indigenous Peoples Day,’ Italian Americans Are Furious

Chicago public schools will abolish Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day, St. Louis’ KMOV-TV reports. Some Italian Americans in the city are not happy with the decision. For decades, American schoolchildren have been taught a version of history that paints an incomplete picture of the impact Christopher Columbus’ voyages had on the world. […]

Wisconsin School Bans Shirts Depicting Guns, Parents File Federal Lawsuit

The mothers of two boys in a Wisconsin school district have sued the system for a rule that prohibits students from wearing clothing that depicts guns, according to ABC News. Both boys were disciplined by the school for wearing shirts that depicted guns in a way that the family’s attorney says is completely anodyne. Kettle […]

A Florida Middle School Teacher Has Been Suspended For Allegedly Pouring Hand Sanitizer Into A Student’s Mouth

Guyette Duhart, a science teacher at Polo Park Middle School in Wellington, Florida, has officially been suspended for allegedly squirting hand sanitizer into a student’s mouth after disciplining them for talking too much in class, reports People Magazine. According to the original report of the incident, which occurred in October of last year, Duhart warned […]

Ohio School Janitor Finds A Student’s Lost Purse From 1957 Stuck In A Crevice Between A Wall And Lockers

A school janitor in Ohio found a student’s purse that had been crammed into a crevice and forgotten about for 60 years, CNN reports. The purse’s original owner has passed away, but even so, it serves as something of a time capsule of the daily life of a teenager in the 1950s. In May 2019, […]

Missouri Parent Allegedly Got Onto A School Bus And Pulled A Gun

A Missouri parent is accused of getting onto a school bus and pulling a gun during a fight between children, St. Louis’ KSDK-TV reports. Now the school district involved says they are taking steps to ensure such an incident doesn’t happen again. On Wednesday morning, a bus was carrying students from the Johnson-Wabash 6th Grade […]

Michigan Bus Driver Thomas Norton Caught On Video Allegedly Roughing Up Deaf Student

A Michigan school bus driver was caught on video allegedly slamming a deaf student’s head into a window repeatedly, MLive reports. Thomas Norton, 61, has resigned and is facing criminal charges. At about 3 p.m. on February 5, Norton was transporting students who attend Flint’s Michigan School for the Deaf. Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson […]

New Jersey Teacher Allegedly Made Whipping Sounds And Kicked Students’ Feet During Lesson On Slavery

A New Jersey middle school teacher is currently under investigation after allegedly making sounds resembling a whip cracking and kicking students’ feet during a lesson on slavery, NBC reported on Wednesday. The investigation is being led by the New Jersey school district after a student from Toms River Intermediate School-East, which is located in Toms […]

Massachusetts High School Students Sickened By Foul Odor In Building, Dozens Sent To Hospitals

Dozens of high school students and adults in Massachusetts were sickened when an overpowering odor caused nausea, dizziness, and other symptoms, ABC News reports. So eager were the teens to flee the building and get fresh air that many of them left their possessions, including books and backpacks, at their desks as they ran outside. […]

Valerie Prince, First-Grade Teacher In Florida, Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Buy Meth At School

A Florida first-grade teacher has been arrested after she allegedly tried to purchase methamphetamine, or meth, at the school where she taught, Jacksonville’s WJAX-TV reports. Valerie Prince had been a teacher at Jacksonville Heights Elementary School since the 2018-2019 school season, as a first-grade teacher. However, she has since been removed from duty, pending an […]

Disney CEO Bob Iger Apologizes After School Was Forced To Pay $250 For Screening ‘The Lion King’ At Fundraiser

Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger has personally apologized after a California school was made to pay a $250 fine for “illegally” screening The Lion King at a fundraiser, Fox Business reports. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Berkeley’s Emerson Elementary School recently held a “Parents’ Night Out” fundraiser in which they screened the recent […]

Mother Enraged After Day Care Worker Writes A Message On Her Child With Marker

Heather Chisum is a single mother from Florida who got a disturbing shock recently after picking up her toddler from day care. When she pulled her son’s T-shirt up she saw that a day care worker had written on her child’s stomach in big bold letters with markers. The message was, “I’m out of diapers.” […]

Louisiana School Board Sues Parents Of Special Needs Girl Because She Wears Doctor-Prescribed Tracking Device

A Louisiana school board has sued the parents of a girl with special needs, alleging that the device a doctor prescribed for her to use violates the privacy of teachers and other children in her school, Baton Rouge’s WBRZ-TV reports. Ashley Kellett is the mother of Peyton, who has Down Syndrome. Among other difficulties that […]

Canadian School Board Refuses To Move A Bus Stop 160 Feet To Accommodate A Disabled Student

A school board in Canada is refusing to move a school bus stop about 160 feet in order to accommodate a disabled student, his family says. The lad has prosthetic limbs and has difficulty walking on snow. As CTV News reports, the Webster family has been trying, and failing, for months to convince Durham Student […]

School Teachers Who Praise Children See A 30-Percent Increase In Positive Behavior, Study Finds

A study recently published in the journal Educational Psychology found that elementary teachers who use praise instead of punishments experience better-behaved students in the classroom, according to CNN. Paul Caldarella — a professor in the Brigham Young University’s counseling, psychology, and special education department, and lead author of the study — studied 19 elementary school […]

Georgia Teen Burned In School Chemistry Lab Demonstration, District Won’t Pay For His Medical Care

A Georgia teenager was severely burned in a classroom chemistry demonstration that went wrong, and his family says that the school district is refusing to pay his medical bills, NBC News reports. Back on August 6, Malachi McFadden was in a high school chemistry class at Redan High School when the teacher decided to do […]

New Zealand Schools To Teach Kids How To Manage Their Anxiety About Climate Change

New Zealand will be the first country in the world to provide its schoolchildren with a comprehensive curriculum about climate change, The Guardian reports. The materials will teach the students strategies for dealing with their own concerns about global heating and dealing with “eco-anxiety,” as officials are calling it, among other things. The country will […]

Virginia School District To Allow Students One Day Off Per Year To Attend Protests, Other ‘Civic Activities’

A Virginia school district has instituted a plan that will give students one excused absence per year in order to participate in protests or other “civic activities,” ABC News reports. Since conservative kids are more likely to stay in school and less likely to attend protests, critics say the plan unfairly benefits liberal kids. Ryan […]

Ohio Law Protects Students From Being Penalized If Their Incorrect Answers Are In Line With Their Religion

Ohio‘s House of Representatives has passed a bill that would allow students to turn in work that is scientifically inaccurate and not be penalized for it as long as their religion’s teachings seemingly contradict science, The Columbus Dispatch reports. The proposed bill provides a slew of other protections for religious students as well. House Bill […]

Julie Hillend-Jones, A Washington High School Teacher, Accused Of Threatening To Shoot Students

A Washington high school teacher has been arrested after being overheard allegedly threatening to shoot students, Seattle’s KOMO-TV reports. Julie Hillend-Jones had, until this week, been a teacher at Puyallup‘s Emerald Ridge High School, where she was an admired educator with no criminal record. Unfortunately, her career is likely over, and she may be facing […]

Florida School Principal Who Said He ‘Couldn’t Confirm’ The Holocaust As A ‘Factual Event’ Got Fired

A Florida high school principal has officially been fired 16 months after he sent an email to a parent saying that he “couldn’t confirm” the Holocaust was a “factual event,” CNN reports. Back in 2018, William Latson made the national news after a parent complained about an email she had received from the educator. The […]

New Jersey School Bans Kids With Cafeteria Lunch Debt From Prom, Field Trips

A New Jersey school district has banned kids with outstanding cafeteria lunch debt from going to prom, participating in field trips, and doing other fun things, The Courier Post reports. Officials in Cherry Hill, like school officials in many parts of the country, were struggling to come up with a way to handle the issue […]

A Black Security Guard Was Fired For Using The N-Word While Telling A Student Not To Call Him That

A black security guard at a Wisconsin high school was fired for using a racial slur while telling a student not to use that word, Madison’s WKOW-TV reports. Students staged a massive walkout in protest. Marlon Anderson was a well-loved security guard at Madison West High School. That is, until Wednesday of last week, when […]

Texas Teacher Who Asked Donald Trump To ‘Remove The Illegals’ From Her School Is Fired — For The Second Time

A Texas high school teacher who wrote to Donald Trump asking him to “remove the illegals” has now been fired — for a second time. Georgia Clark had been placed on administrative leave for months after her tweets to Donald Trump were made public, and this week the Carter-Riverside High School teacher officially lost her […]

‘No-Homework Policy’ Of Texas Math Teacher Gets Mixed Reaction From Parents

A Texas elementary math teacher has instituted a “no-homework policy” for her students, and not all parents are on board, Yahoo Lifestyle reports. Richelle Terry says she got the idea to ditch assigning homework after seeing the toll it was taking on her own sons. Specifically, she says that the energetic lads just wanted to […]

Parents File Human Rights Complaint Against School For Teaching Child Her Identity As A Girl Is ‘Not Real’

A family in Ontario, Canada recently filed a human rights complaint against a school on behalf of their 6-year-old daughter, whom they claim was discriminated against based on her gender and gender identity. The family claims that their daughter — referred to simply as “N” — was subject to a lesson plan that made her […]

College Grad Flees U.S. To Escape Student Loan Debt

Many young adults feel trapped by their student loans, which currently amount to trillions of dollars across the United States. Chad Albright was one of those young adults — until he took an unexpected approach to escape his debt — literally. According to The York Daily Record, the Pennsylvania native fled the country to avoid […]

Family Outraged After Special Education Teacher Selects Autistic 11-Year-Old Boy To Win ‘Most Annoying’ Award

The family of an 11-year-old autistic boy is speaking out after a teacher at his private school selected him to win the “Most Annoying Male” award at an end-of-year ceremony. The incident took place at the private Bailly Preparatory Academy in Gary, Indiana. As CBS News reported, the award was given at a ceremony held […]

Up To One Third Of Students In Elite Schools Receive Extra Time

Operation Varsity Blues targeted wealthy parents, such as Full House star Lori Loughlin and actress Felicity Huffman, for bribing their children’s way into top colleges. However, The Wall Street Journal recently reported on another admissions scandal abused by wealthy parents: the loophole of extra time. The newspaper uncovered a shocking disparity in the students at […]

Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand How Tariffs Work, Expert Wonders If Wharton Should Revoke Economics Degree

President Donald Trump’s alma mater — the Wharton School — could consider revoking the degree of perhaps their most high-profile alumnus in response to the president’s publicly poor grasp of basic economic concepts, as David Rothkopf muses in a column for The Daily Beast. Rothkopf is CEO of the Rothkopf Group and has served as […]

Pennsylvania School Will No Longer Follow Pledge Of Allegiance With ‘God Bless America’

A Pennsylvania elementary school’s principal will no longer say the phrase “God bless America” after leading the students in the Pledge of Allegiance, The Associated Press reports. The decision comes after at least one parent complained to the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Sabold Elementary School Principal Peter Brigg had, until recently, led the students in […]

Florida Teacher Retires From ‘Toxic’ Profession In Viral Facebook Post

After two decades in the field of education, Jonathan Carroll, of South Lake High School in Groveland, Florida, made the decision to leave his now “toxic profession.” Speaking to Yahoo Lifestyle, the 46-year-old father-of-two revealed he was inspired to walk away from the profession he once loved after composing a list of all the things […]

The Church Of Scientology Is Infiltrating Schools With Donated Textbooks

Children in the country of Samoa are deeply in need of textbooks and other educational resources, and when schools received help from a company called Applied Scholastics, Samoan educators were eager to make use of them. But as it turns out, behind the generically named teaching company is the controversial Church of Scientology, as ABC […]