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October 5, 2010:

Goldson's C-A Valedictorian Speech Draws International Attention (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 3:51 PM

Graduation ceremonies are fairly rudimentary. You get in, take your seat, listen to some speeches that appreciate graduating, and get out. The lineup changed a bit this past summer. Instead of presenting her pre-submitted acceptance speech, the class of 2010 valedictorian Erica Goldson made a bold move, swapping her submitted speech for a new one […]

Proof that age discrimination can be stopped (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 3:24 PM

Gallery Place "Mosquito" Swatted Down Device pulled after age discrimination complaints Dave Moss was passing through the Gallery Place Metro station last month when he heard what he called “a constant, dull but annoying, high-pitched series of beeps.” The sound was coming from a device installed at the station to much fanfare earlier this year […]

September 5, 2010:

Boy, 15, wins place at Cambridge (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 5:19 PM

A boy of 15 who has never been to school has become the youngest student for more than two centuries to win a place at Cambridge University. Arran Fernandez, who was educated at home by his father, Neil, will start a mathematics degree at Fitzwilliam College next month. It will make him the youngest Cambridge […]

August 26, 2010:

Over 5,000 anti-school bookmarks found in books at libraries in Dover (4 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 9:08 PM

By Leslie Modica DOVER — Local libraries were recently the subject of a deliberate and calculating attack — of the bookmark variety. Volunteers and staff at the Dover Public Library spent 30 hours in May collecting more than 5,000 bookmarks secretly placed inside books at the library sometime before May. The bookmarks contained information about […]

August 25, 2010:

Lower the voting age to 10 (No Comments)Posted in: Commentary by NewsBot @ 6:22 PM

By Matt Miller
August, 5, 2010

What this country needs is a movement to lower the voting age to 10. Hear me out.
Wherever you look, from debt to schools to climate to pensions, the distinctive feature of American public life today is a shocking disregard for the future. Yes, politicians...

August 22, 2010:

Could a 12-Year-Old Become NASCAR's Best Ever? (No Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 1:14 AM

The once flourishing sport of NASCAR has struggled in recent years, hurt by the effects of the recession. But there's hope on the horizon, in part from a 12-year-old driver who aspires to be the best ever, as CBS News correspondent Jeff Glor reports. Gray Gaulding is nothing if not focused. "People say you have […]

August 21, 2010:

How a 16-yo Kid Made His First Million Dollars Following His Hero, Steve Jobs (No Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 12:47 AM

His name: Christian Owens. His age: 16. He made his first million dollars in two years, "inspired by Apple's CEO Steve Jobs". This is how he did it. The British teen—who lives in Corby, Northamptonshire—got his first computer age seven. Three years later he got a Mac and taught himself web design. Four years later—at […]

August 7, 2010:

Dutch court approves 14-year-old Laura Dekker's solo sailing bid (No Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 2:27 PM

DUTCH judges have given the green light for a teenage girl's bid to become the youngest person to sail around the world solo, rejecting attempts to keep her under state supervision. "The court rejects the request for the extension of supervision" of child care authorities over 14-year-old Laura Dekker, judge Suzanne Kuypers said in the […]

August 4, 2010:

Freedom from Bullying: How a School Can Be a Moral Community (2 Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 9:34 PM

by Peter Gray (originally published here) Many years ago, as part of my early studies of the Sudbury Valley School, I sat in on a school meeting at which the main agenda item had to do with a complaint made about a new student's clothing. A new teenaged enrollee had been coming to school wearing […]

July 23, 2010:

Mississippi school pays damages to lesbian teen over prom dispute (No Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 5:10 PM

A school district in Mississippi has agreed to pay a recent high school graduate $35,000 in damages and adopt a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a statement released Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union. The settlement comes after the ACLU sued the school district in Fulton, Mississippi, on behalf of […]

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