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October 01, 2007

"Hanging Photo" Roils Grambling Campus

"A recent incident at the elementary school on the Grambling State University campus that resulted in a noose hanging around a small child's neck has left university officials scrambling for answers. Grambling State University President Horace Judson was driving to Dallas on Friday afternoon for the...

September 26, 2007

Chaos In The Classroom, Celebrity Edition

The daily arrival and departure of Brad and/or Angelina at the Lycee Francaise on Manhattan's Upper East Side has photographers and parents going a little crazy it seems. The school is blaming the parents and asking them to refrain themselves. At the same time, they're apparently relenting after t...

September 25, 2007

Remember When?

Hard to believe it, but the pocket calculator is 40 years old today according to Texas Instruments. I don't remember quite back that far, but I do remember fondly the faux denim case that my middle school calculator came in.

September 24, 2007

The Cupcake Wars

Forget the Jena Six. The anti-0besity push against cupcakes in schools is facing new resistance, according to this NYT story (here), based in part upon the treat's renewed popularity among hipsters and yuppies as well as on the sometimes heavy-handed ways in which pro-health advocates have shaped t...

September 24, 2007

Spider-Man Vs. Moses

WalMart is going to be selling toy religious figures this fall, according to an article from In These Times, a product line that may bring up interesting but difficult discussions for parents like "who would win in a fight -- Spider-Man or Moses?" Spider-Man, apparently.

September 24, 2007

Convoluted History Of Student Free Speech On School Grounds

When Clothes Speak to More Than Fashion NYT A controversy over two fifth graders sporting buttons featuring Hitler Youth members highlights the difficulty that schools face when confronting free speech cases.

September 22, 2007

Daft Hands

If you see the kids in the hall doing some crazy thing with their hands covered in marker, they might not be flashing gang signs. The "Daft Hands" video on YouTube has been watched over 3 million times, and done "live" on the Ellen Degeneres show. Check it out - you can be the first in your te...

September 20, 2007

What Are Kids Really Like?

Forty kids left alone in a deserted New Mexico town to fend for themselves. The controversial reality show "Kid Nation" premiered last night, and the first episode sounds like it was sorta interesting: ‘Kid Nation’ shows real side of young relations. "There was a lot of disagreement and strif...

September 20, 2007

Universal(ly Expensive) Preschool

And you thought that universal preschool was expensive? Imagine how much it would cost at the going rates at Forbes' most expensive preschools.

September 20, 2007

Scissors Scare

There's lead, or something toxic, in some Fiskars scissors that were being used at some schools, according to this blog post.

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