Mark Zuckerberg Gives $120M to Bay Area Schools

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has just announced that he and his wife, pediatric resident Priscilla Chan, are donating $120 million to improve Bay Area schools. The money will go to Zuckerberg’s Startup:Education fund, which he set up back in 2010…

Principal Calls 6-Year-Old ‘Honey Boo Boo’ on Facebook, Resigns Amid Outrage

Most people would be better off if they were just a little bit more careful with what they posted on Facebook. This goes double for anyone in the public eye, especially if it’s your job to look after children. Actually,…

Woman Pranks Daughter with School Shooting Text in Dumbest April Fools’ Joke of the Year

And you thought Netflix’s sizzling bacon documentary was bad… A 54-year-old woman has been charged with disturbing schools, breaching the peace, and unlawful use of a telephone after sending a text to her daughter claiming that shots had been fired…

School Will Pay for Violating Teen’s Rights over Facebook Posts

The ACLU is declaring victory in a lawsuit against the Minnewaska, Minnesota School District–one that could have implications in how schools construct privacy policies around students and their off-campus social media use. The story focuses on Riley Stratton, who the…

Gay Teacher’s Firing By Catholic School Sparks Protest

A Roman Catholic school has come under fire this week for firing a well-liked teacher who publicly announced he is gay. Thousands have protested the move by Holy Ghost Preparatory School’s administration through petitions and Facebook groups. The protesters include: school alumni,…

Cursive Handwriting: What are the Pros?

There has been much debate about whether or not cursive writing is still relevant in the digital age. Some supporters of the Common Core curriculum say that with the small amount of time in classrooms and higher testing standards than…

Idaho High School Coach Fired Over Innocuous Facebook Photo, School District Faces Sexism Charges

An Idaho school district is under fire after they terminated a high school basketball coach and part-time teacher for a seemingly innocuous vacation photo that she posted on Facebook. Pocatello, Idaho School District 25 fired Laraine Cook, a varsity girls…

Racist Facebook Post About ‘Ghetto’ Trick-or-Treaters Lands Teacher on Leave

A 51-year old Akron, Ohio orchestra instructor has been placed on paid administrative leave after posting a racist rant on Facebook about trick-or-treaters from “the ghetto.” The post, in which he is apparently upset about some kids peeing on his…

Epinephrine Pens Now Stocked at Schools in 29 States

Schools around the United States have been managing a new anxiety: whether or not their students will drop dead during recess of unanticipated allergic shock. Fox News reported that 15 states enacted laws permitting their schools to carry epinephrine pens,…

Food Allergies on the Rise: EpiPen Legislation

Food Allergy has become a growing concern for Americans, particularly parents of school-age children. There have been several documented deaths amongst students exposed to allergens at school. There is a high probability that these students would have survived, had they…