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Boy Says He Was Suspended for Carrying a Purse Boy Says He Was Suspended for Carrying a Purse
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A 13-year-old Kansas student was suspended from his junior high school this week because he reportedly refused to ditch his Vera Bradley purse. Skyler Davis is an eighth grader at Anderson County Senior-Junior School and says he has been carrying …

New Taliban Leader: Same Boss Who Wanted Malala Dead New Taliban Leader: Same Boss Who Wanted Malala Dead

CBS News and The Week have both reported that, following the drone bombing of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, a new leader for the Pakistani Taliban Movement has been chosen. The AP confirmed the ascendance of a new leader with a …

Christiane Amanpour Interviews Malala Yousafzai Who Defied Pakistani Terror Christiane Amanpour Interviews Malala Yousafzai Who Defied Pakistani Terror
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Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who defied Pakistani terrorists, and almost lost her life to defend freedom and women’s right to education, was interviewed by famed journalist and opinion moulder Christiane Amanpour this week. The full interview will be aired as …

Amazon Is Buying TenMarks Amazon Is Buying TenMarks

Amazon announced on Thursday that it has reached an agreement to acquire parent/teacher math resource company TenMarks. TenMarks provides personalized online math instructions and videos at the K-12 levels. “Amazon and TenMarks share the same passion for student learning. TenMarks’s …

ADHD: October is ADHD Awareness Month ADHD: October is ADHD Awareness Month
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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects millions of children and adults. While many people are familiar with the term ADHD, there are many misconceptions tied to this learning disability. Several ADHD groups hope to educate people on these misconceptions during October, which …

Food Allergy Legislation: The Senate Votes Next Week Food Allergy Legislation: The Senate Votes Next Week
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With the number of people who have food allergies on the rise, there is a lot of concern about how allergic reactions are handled in schools. Since food allergy reactions can be fatal, the Food Allergy and Research Education (FARE) …

Powerball: Someone in SC Won $400 Million Jackpot Powerball: Someone in SC Won $400 Million Jackpot
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Someone in South Carolina is a little bit richer after winning the $400 million jackpot in the Powerball lottery. The lucky winner, whose name hasn’t yet been released, was the only person to pick the following numbers in Wednesday’s night …

Jaden Smith Thinks School Brainwashes Our Youth Jaden Smith Thinks School Brainwashes Our Youth
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Do you know the boy with one expression? Will Smith’s son? Anyways, Jaden Smith, 15, movie star of such blockbuster hits like After Earth and Karate Kid, said in capitalized letters on Twitter last week, that: “If Everybody In The …

Fraternity Muslims: First Muslim Frat House Fraternity Muslims: First Muslim Frat House
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America now has its first all-Muslim frat house. Alif Laam Meem (also goes by Alpha Lambda Mu), which was founded in February, is located at the University of Texas in Dallas. Before you start getting images of wild parties such …

Rupert Murdoch: Questioning by UK Parliament on Hold Rupert Murdoch: Questioning by UK Parliament on Hold
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Rupert Murdoch’s return to the Media Select Committee of the UK parliament’s House of Commons has been postponed in light of anticipated phone-hacking trials related to Murdoch’s news companies. Murdoch is being called back to the Committee to be questioned …

Microsoft Offering Excess Surfaces to Schools Through Bing Microsoft Offering Excess Surfaces to Schools Through Bing

As the price cuts for both the Surface RT and the Surface Pro indicate, the Surface hasn’t challenged the iPad in the way Microsoft hoped it would. In fact, Microsoft announced a $900 million inventory adjustment charge for the millions …

LinkedIn Opens Up to Young Students, Launches New University Pages LinkedIn Opens Up to Young Students, Launches New University Pages

LinkedIn is hoping to get young students thinking about college and their eventual careers – and broaden their user base in the process. To that end, the company has just announced a brand new initiative to welcome in teens, one …

Duolingo Finally Launches an iPad App Duolingo Finally Launches an iPad App

Duolingo, the free language learning service with a wonderfully simply, but brilliant premise, has finally optimized their iOS app to be fully functional on the iPad. And they haven’t just made the previous iOS app bigger – they’ve added a …

Google Taps Donald And Daisy Duck For Cybersafety Education Google Taps Donald And Daisy Duck For Cybersafety Education

Google teamed up with industry associations and public and private partners, including Disney, apparently, to produce 300,000 copies of a special edition of Donald Duck magazine in Norway. The issue focuses on cybersafety, and features Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, …

iTunes U Tops One Billion Content Downloads iTunes U Tops One Billion Content Downloads

Apple’s educational arm of iTunes, iTunes U, has just hit a significant milestone according to the company. Apple has just announced that iTunes U has served over one billion content downloads since its launch back in 2007. “It’s inspiring to …

3D Printers Are Changing The Classroom 3D Printers Are Changing The Classroom

Last week, we took a look at how 3D printing will revolutionize manufacturing in the United States. Before it can do that, however, it needs people who know how to use the technology. That’s where education comes in. The folks …

Foursquare Integrates School Stats from ProPublica Foursquare Integrates School Stats from ProPublica

Foursquare has been getting better over the past year or so by adding more information to check-ins. Their list of connected apps has grown to include some pretty useful apps like GeoPollster, which will tell you if the business you …

TED Makes The Logical Jump To PBS In April TED Makes The Logical Jump To PBS In April

Since its introduction, TED talks have become one of the major forces for good on the Internet. The video series featuring lectures from well-known educators, inventors and innovators have gone on to accrue more than one billion views. Now the …

Google Offers $99 Chromebooks To Classrooms For Christmas Google Offers $99 Chromebooks To Classrooms For Christmas

The holidays are all about giving and self-sacrifice. You wouldn’t know that by watching the relentless consumer culture line up outside Best Buys and beat up old ladies on their way to the latest gadgets on Black Friday. There is, …

6 TED Talks That Björk Thinks You Should Watch 6 TED Talks That Björk Thinks You Should Watch

TED recently launched its Playlists feature, which consists of lists of TED Talks curated by people whose names you might recognize. We recently shared the list curated by AOL co-founder Steve Case. TED has now released a playlist curated by …

People Are Selling Bootleg DVDs Of TED Talks People Are Selling Bootleg DVDs Of TED Talks

Clearly, TED Talks have become really popular. In fact, earlier this month, TED announced that it has surpassed a billion video views, and that likely doesn’t even take into account the talks watched on Netflix or television. In fact, they’ve …