Texas Study Shows Majority of Middle, High School Students Suspended or Expelled

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You don't mess with Texas, and, if you're in school there, you definitely don't wanna mess with the administration.
The New York Times reports a study by the Council of State Governments released earlier this we...
Also noted: Minority students faced harsher punishments more often than white students.

School Officials Often React Poorly to Student Suicides, Experts Say

The outpouring of grief over a suicide could be seen as glorifying the person who completed suicide, which may cause other teens to think they want all that attention. Credit: MTC
When a teenager commits suicide, schools usually be...
The outpouring of grief over a student suicide could be seen as glorifying the person who completed suicide, which may cause other teens to think they want all that attention.

Toxic Chemical Threatens Safety of Students, Teachers at NYC Public School

Dangerous chemicals were found inside a Staten Island school. Credit: Getty Images Last night's snowstorm may not have closed down New York City public schools, but most of the kids at P.S. 36 in Staten Island will be kept home by th...Parents are keeping kids home from school after dangerously high PCB levels were found there.

Mother of 13-Year-Old Who Committed Suicide Urges Schools to Prevent Bullying

After years of enduring anti-gay harassment at school, Seth Walsh, 13, hanged himself from a plum tree in his family's back yard. For years, Seth's mother, Wendy Walsh, tried to get Tehachapi, Calif., school district officials to do something ...A mother reads her son's suicide note and describes the unbearable harassment at school that contributed to his death.

U.S. Schools Are Just Average, International Study Says

U.S. students still lag behind kids in other nations, but American girls still rock when it comes to reading. Credit: Getty
Want your child to get a better-than-average education? It might be time to consider moving to Korea or Finland. In com...
American students earn a C average in international testing scores.

Gay Teens Receive Harsher Penalties From Schools, Law Enforcement, Study Reveals

A study has found that U.S. gay and lesbian teens -- especially girls -- are more likely to be punished by schools and the criminal justice system. Credit: Getty
During a year when gay bullying and suicides are increasingly gaining media attent...
Lesbian teens are particularly at risk for unequal treatment from schools and the criminal justice system.

Vending Machines at School Impact Students' Nutrition, Study Says

Selections in school vending machines have a direct impact on whether a student's daily food intake is balanced, a new study shows. Credit: Paul J. Richards, AFP / Getty Images
The saying "you are what you eat" may need to be changed to "you are ...
Today's school lunch? How about chips, soda, a candy bar and maybe some cookies? Just hit the vending machine.

Is Your Child's School Asking For Too Much Of Your Time?

Are you giving so much of your time that you don't have any left for yourself? Credit: Getty Images
Many moms are being asked to do too much at their child's school, causing a lot of parents to just say no. In this tough economy, there is an i...
Many moms are being asked to do too much at their child's school, causing a lot of parents to just say no.

High School Opts to Drop Fs From Transcripts, Some Say That's a Serious Fail

Should kids be given the chance to master course work instead of failing outright? Credit: Corbis
You may not like to see your children fail, but would you go so far to protect them as to eliminate the word "fail" from their vocabularies? Esse...
A new policy says it's OK to flunk that test, as long as you pass it at some point.

Being the Class Mom Takes Time, Sensitivity and Tact

Are you planning to volunteer at your child's school this year? Credit: Getty Images
Claire Van Arsdale has been room mother for her daughter's class for the past three years, and she says she would do it again in a heartbeat. "I enjoyed getti...

Opinion: Making Condoms Available for Grade Schoolers a Community Decision

Last week, I appeared on the Fox News Channel to discuss the availability of condoms at Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Provincetown, Mass. Here's the clip: Watch the latest news video at This story has generated a lot ...

Facebook F-Bomb Nixes Student's Graduation Plans

View more news videos at: A California teen won't be tossing his mortar board into the air anytime soon -- he was forbidden to walk at his high school graduation after he cussed his teachers out on Faceb...

Opinion: Music Programs Are Instrumental to Education, So Stop Cutting Them

Please don't stop the music! Credit: Corbis
School districts all over the nation are being forced to make hard decisions about programs as they face an increasing fiscal crisis. As just one example, a proposal recently adopted by the Taft Cit...

LA School Board Approves Controversial Reform Plan

In what could become an example for school districts nationwide, the Los Angeles school board passed a controversial plan last month that will let teachers manage nearly two dozen schools in the state's largest district. Ramon C. Cortines, the d...

Four-Day School Weeks Gaining Ground in Georgia

Looking for new ways to skirt budgetary difficulties, many school districts across Georgia are investigating the lead of one county and shifting to a four-day school week. For the 2009-2010 school year, Peach County, located near the middle of t...


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