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June 17, 2010

A Painful Legacy: Government-Run Indian Boarding Schools

From the late 18th century through the 20th century, government-run Indian boarding schools attempted to assimilate and Christianize Indian children and, in the process, often left them feeling degraded and abused. But the United States is not the only country with this painful history. Education ...

June 07, 2010

Helen Thomas and What Not to Say Before a Commencement Speech

Former (as of a few hours ago) White House correspondent Helen Thomas for Hearst publications was scheduled to be the commencement speaker at Walt Whitman High School, in suburban Maryland, a week from today, but the school has rethought its decision, according to a number of sources, including the ...

May 24, 2010

Why Spilled Oil Is Worse Than Spilled Milk

A group of 1st graders in Kansas had a hands-on lesson about cleaning up oil spills this week, with the Gulf of Mexico disaster in mind.

May 20, 2010

Bringing Kids to Togetherville

A new social network called "Togetherville" aims to be the web-safe version of Facebook for students ages 10 and under.

May 14, 2010

A Study in Black and White

A recent study finds that both white and African-American schoolchildren have a "white bias"—white students overwhelmingly so.

May 13, 2010

Move Over Justin Bieber

Twelve-year-old Greyson Michael Chance appeared in a 6th grade talent show in Edmund, Oklahoma last month and today he is a YouTube sensation. With an appearance this morning on the Ellen Degeneres Show and more than eight million views of his YouTube cover of "Paparazzi" by pop singer Lady Gaga, C...

May 07, 2010

Walking a Mile...

After betting his Spanish teacher that he'd wear the same pair of shoes daily through all four years of high school, a football captain is only weeks away from fulfilling his promise.

May 07, 2010

Ariz. Students Protest Immigration Law With Walkouts

Arizona students took to the streets last week to protest a controversial new immigration bill that the state recently passed.

May 03, 2010

N.J. Principal Wants Students Off Facebook

A New Jersey middle school principal wants his students off Facebook.

April 30, 2010

A 'Why I Teach' Reminder

Ms. Cornelius recently took to her blog to praise an inspiring student with a degenerative medical condition who refuses to back down.

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