Watch a PSA using humor (sort of) to convince teens not to tan. Do you think this will work?Citing skin cancer risks, legislators have debated over whether or not states should ban tanning beds used by minors. Credit: AP LOS ANGELES...If a proposed law passes, California teens under 18 will need a fake ID to "fake and bake" themselves to a golden brown.
Come September, teens won't be allowed in public or private schools without proof of a whooping cough booster shot. Credit: Getty If you live in California, you'll need to add one more thing to your back-to-school to-do list. A ne...New California law requires kids in grades seven through 12 to get whooping cough vaccine.
The new bill would rewrite the history books to include LGBT history and contributions. Credit: Corbis
Abraham Lincoln. Rosa Parks. John F. Kennedy. Harvey Milk?If a California state senator has his way, the state's public schools ...The California bill would require gay history to be added to the books.
Although childhood obesity is rising at an alarming rate, many school districts are minimizing physical activity. Credit: Yuri Gripas, AFP/Getty ImagesIn an ironic turn of events, schools are now getting in trouble for skipping gym class. Acc...According to a ruling this week by the California Court of Appeals, parents can take their children's public schools to court to force them to provide the minimum amount of physical education required under state law.
Riley Goodfellow, 8, ate 25 dinners of rice and beans to help raise money provide clean water worldwide. Credit: Sarah GoodfellowWhen Riley Goodfellow took a trip to Guatemala with her parents last summer, she was struck by how many people the...
Jordan Romero stands at the summit of Carstensz Pyramid, Oceania's highest peak, in fall 2009. Credit: Paul RomeroWhile many eighth graders are busy prepping for end-of-year tests or making plans for spring dances, Jordan Romero has his eye on s...
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an education reform bill Jan. 7 that has the state's teachers peering out their windows looking for villagers with torches and pitchforks. Teachers are worried because the new "parent trigger" law giv...
Gary Tudesko and his mother, Susan Parisio, smile after Glenn County Board of Education members overturned his suspension. Credit: Sacramento Bee / ZUMApressA California high school student expelled for having two shotguns in his truck -- which ...
An as-yet-unnamed woman in Belleflower, California became mom to eight -- yes, eight -- babies on Monday. The octuplets, six boys and two girls, were born via C-section at Kaiser Permanente hospital, and all are doing well. The newbies weigh anywhere...
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