"The millions of dollars which we devote every year to high-school education are, for the most part, money spent for the retarding of intelligence, the discouragement of efficiency, the stunting of character." - Bernard Iddings Bell (1949)

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January 28, 2011:

Students at a private school help design their curriculums (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 12:29 AM

ALBANY -- Greg Henderson wanted to learn about astrophysics, so he told his teacher to design a class for him. The next week, he was talking string theory with his friends. Henderson, 16, is a student at the Harriet Tubman Democratic High School, which is housed in a restored row home that is a rare […]

January 6, 2011:

Student & assistant principal dead after Nebraska school shooting (2 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 11:07 PM

An Omaha, Nebraska, high school senior shot his principal and an assistant principal Wednesday before police found him dead in his car, Omaha Police Chief Alex Hayes said. Principal Curtis Case and Assistant Principal Vicki Kaspar were wounded in the shooting at Millard South High School, Hayes said. Case is in serious but stable condition, […]

January 1, 2011:

GAO: Registered Sex Offenders Find Jobs At Schools (3 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 6:31 PM

By Mary Beth Marklein Registered sex offenders are getting jobs in schools as teachers, administrators, volunteers and contractors, despite state laws that prohibit them from contact with children, a government watchdog report says. And school officials in some states enable misconduct to continue by ignoring red flags during hiring or by covering up the firing […]

December 31, 2010:

School suspends teen who criticized athletics program (2 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 6:24 PM

By Kristin Rushowy and Amy Dempsey Drug use, vandalism and swearing at a teacher are the kinds of things that can get a student suspended from school. But Emil Cohen was kicked out of Northern Secondary — for a day and a half — for speaking his mind after being told not to. Mind you, […]

December 30, 2010:

Thousands of students arrested by safety agents last year raises parents concerns (2 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 5:06 PM

BY MEREDITH KOLODNER More than a thousand students were arrested by safety agents last school year, and nearly 300 were collared during just the first two months of this academic year, the Daily News has learned. The arrest statistics were revealed as advocates prepare to testify before the City Council in support of the School […]

What Works in the Classroom? Ask the Students (1 Comment)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 4:14 AM

by Sam Dillon --- 12/10/10 --- The New York Times --- http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/11/ed...1education.htm How useful are the views of public school students about their teachers? Quite useful, according to preliminary results released on Friday from a $45 million research project that is intended to find new ways of distinguishing good teachers from bad. Teachers whose students […]

December 29, 2010:

San Antonio school district uses GPS devices to track students (2 Comments)Posted in: News by Jmusial @ 8:03 PM

And believe it or not, some students support that. Here is the article: At some districts the truancy problem is so bad, GPS technology is being used to handle the more serious offenders. Some students are being asked to keep a hand-held tracking device with them at all times. It may sound a little far […]

December 28, 2010:

Student Suspended Over "One Word" (8 Comments)Posted in: News by blood demon @ 8:03 PM

A North Posey student scribbled the mother of all swear words on a survey at school. He says it's free speech. Now he's going to have a couple of days to sit at home and think about it. Administrators say Richard Karns was treated just like any other who violated the school's rules. But Karns […]

December 27, 2010:

Mace Used On Birmingham Students - SPLC Files Suit (1 Comment)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 7:34 PM

by: Judy Molland Can this really be happening in our schools in the 21st century? Earlier this month, the Southern Poverty Law (SPLC) filed a federal class action lawsuit regarding the use of mace as a means of basic discipline against school children in Birmingham, Alabama. Mace As A Tool For School Discipline Chemical weapons […]

November 21, 2010:

Principal invades students' house to check up on them (4 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 3:31 PM

When a mother in Orange County, NY, called her teenage sons’ school earlier this week to say that the boys were staying home sick, the skeptical principal decided to take a page from the Ed Rooney playbook. In a move that might remind some of the slimy villain from the '80s teen movie “Ferris Bueller’s […]

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