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  • Student’s photo of skimpy Michelle O school lunch sparks outrage (Moochelle Obama lunch)

    10/16/2014 10:26:05 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 144 replies
    Eagnews ^ | 10/16/14 | Kyle Olson
    CHICKASHA, Okla. – Lunch meat, a couple of crackers, a slice of cheese and two pieces of cauliflower qualified as lunch in Chickasha Public Schools Monday. Chickasha lunchStudent Kaytlin Shelton took a photo of the skimpy lunch and showed it to her parents. “It makes me want to take that and take it to the Superintendent and tell him to eat it for lunch,” the girl tells Fox 25. “I can go pay a dollar for a Lunchable and get more food in it,” her father, Vince Holton, says. [Snip] The new lunch complies with lunch regulations championed by...
  • For Second Time, High School Forced to Reverse Ban on Christian Student Group

    10/12/2014 9:46:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 12, 2014 | Gabriella Morrongiello
    High school students in Long Island, N.Y., were recently denied the right to establish a club for Christian students by their school administrators. This marks the second time they’ve run into trouble. Last year, John Raney, a 17-year-old student at Ward Melville High School, created Students United in Faith as an extracurricular club where Christian and non-Christian students could come together to discuss faith and pursue hunger-relief charity projects. “I wanted to start the club because I thought it would provide a safe space for Christians to meet and talk about their faith,” Raney told Fox News. Administrators at Raney’s...
  • School Bans Christian Club... Again

    10/07/2014 8:08:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | October 6, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Educators at Ward Melville High School are either woefully ignorant of the U.S. Constitution or they really don’t like Christian teenagers.For the second year in a row, the Long Island, New York high school has denied students the right to form a Christian club.“I feel like they have something against me and my faith,” 17-year-old John Raney told me. “I feel marginalized.”John is the founder of Students United in Faith, a service-oriented Christian club. Nearly 20 young people wanted to join the club – but the school said no.“I wanted to start the club because I thought it would provide...
  • Victory! Boys born as boys can shower with girls in Kentucky school

    09/30/2014 2:26:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I probably would have missed this story were it not for Maggie Gallagher at The Corner. It seems that the good people on the appeal board considering a case at Atherton High School (part of the Jefferson County public school system) have determined that you can use the girls’ bathrooms, locker room and showers if you say you’re a girl. No physical required. A transgender teenager, who was born male but identifies as a female, can continue to use a women’s restroom and locker room at a Jefferson County Public School. In a 5-to-1 vote, an appeal board upheld...
  • Atheists Try Interception on Intercession

    08/20/2014 7:45:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 18, 2014 | Tony Perkins
    Plenty of football players exercise on Chestatee High School’s field — it’s the exercising of their faith that atheists object to! Georgia locals found that out the hard way when the bullies at the American Humanist Association lined up against the team’s posters and prayers. In a move that’s almost comical, the national group sent an undercover photographer to practices and games, hoping to catch the team in an act of blatant religiosity. “We have received reports,” AHA insisted, “that CHS coaches have joined players in prayer while standing in a circle, hands interlocked.” Gasp! football team prayer The organization’s...
  • Unintended consequences: More high school math, science linked to more dropouts

    08/04/2014 12:25:17 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 51 replies
    Phys Org ^ | 01 August 2014
    As U.S. high schools beef up math and science requirements for graduation, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found that more rigorous academics drive some students to drop out. The research team reported in the June/July issue of the journal Educational Researcher that policies increasing the number of required high school math and science courses are linked to higher dropout rates. "There's been a movement to make education in the United States compare more favorably to education in the rest of the world, and part of that has involved increasing math and science graduation requirements," explained first author...
  • Police: Stamford High teacher threatened student for sex ( Connecticut )

    07/20/2014 7:34:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Hearst Media ^ | July 17, 2014 | Martin B. Cassidy
    A Stamford High School teacher accused of threatening to fail an 18-year-old student if he did not have sex with her and providing him and a friend with marijuana, turned herself over to police early Thursday. Danielle Watkins, 32, of Fort Point St., Norwalk, was charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sale of marijuana and one count of risk of injury to a minor ... A day after the student reported the allegations, police executed a search warrant of Watkins's car during a motor vehicle stop in Norwalk. During the stop, police said Watkins tried to...
  • California Students Given Good Grades for Holocaust-Denial Essays

    07/15/2014 12:50:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | July 15, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    Earlier this year, eighth graders enrolled in the Rialto Unified School District in Rialto, California were assigned a rather questionable essay assignment: Did the Holocaust happen, or was it "merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth[?]" The district immediately apologized for the assignment once it came to light, and initially claimed that no students wrote that the Holocaust was a hoax. That allegation was wrong, as the San Bernadino County Sun newspaper discovered that over 50 students expressed doubt that the Holocaust happened in their essays, and were given high marks for their views. “I...
  • Unprepared grads — the scandal New York’s pols ignore

    06/27/2014 6:50:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 24, 2014 | Bob McManus
    the state’s ability-to-function-in-a-modern-economy rate among graduates hovers at a dismal 37 percent. That is, according to the state Department of Education, only 37 of every 100 students who entered high school in 2009, and stayed long enough to graduate, learned enough by last June to do college-level academic work — or to enter the workforce in any meaningful way. And in New York City, the ratio was one in four. So let’s cut to the chase: If 75 percent of New York high-school seniors get diplomas, but only 37 percent are academically or economically functional ... Per-student spending — just...
  • Rachel Jeantel: “I’m still standing.”

    06/23/2014 3:51:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    District Chronicles ^ | June 23, 2014 | Jazelle Hunt
    As Rachel Jeantel’s high school graduation neared, she reminded herself of the promise she was keeping. Her slain friend, Trayvon Martin, would have wanted her to finish school, and she had promised his parents and other supporters that she would do it. And she did. The world met Jeantel during the investigation of Martin’s murder. It was disclosed that she was the last person to speak to him before he was killed by George Zimmerman. Over the course of two days, she testified as a key witness in the trial, withstanding questioning that lasted for six hours. She faced a...
  • Advocate Harbour teen OK with being sole grad

    06/21/2014 5:59:03 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 4 replies
    Halifax Chronicle-Herald ^ | June 21, 2014 | Francis Campbell
    Kerstyn MacLellan will omit a common introductory phrase from her graduation speech Friday at Advocate District School — fellow graduates. MacLellan, 18, is the lone graduate at the Advocate Harbour school, which has 56 students in grades primary to 12. She’s probably heard all the cliches: a class of her own, one of a kind, the one and only. But it doesn’t seem to bother her. “At graduation, the graduates usually sit on the stage,” MacLellan said. “I’ll be the only one this year, so I’ll be doing the valedictory speech. “I don’t think there is any problem. I feel...
  • The Power of Ambition: Homeless Valedictorian to Attend FSU

    06/04/2014 10:07:54 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 8 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 5 2014 | By Rehema Ellis
    Griffin Furlong is a Florida teenager who knows something about heartaches and joy. The 18-year-old is homeless, but he graduated at the top of his class from Florida Coast High School in Jacksonville.
  • In Memory of Trayvon, Rachel Jeantel Keeps Her Promise: Key witness graduates from high school

    05/30/2014 2:01:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | May 30, 2014 | Nicole Phillip
    Donning a white cap and gown, Rachel Jeantel came through on a promise to her late friend, Trayvon Martin, this Friday. She graduated from high school. Jeantel was the last to speak to 17-year-old Martin, moments before the unarmed teenager was shot dead by George Zimmerman in 2012. Jeantel later served as a key witness for the prosecution. Unlike those that mocked Jeantel’s speech and mannerisms during the trial, Martin allegedly never judged Jeantel for her personality or the way she spoke. According to Jeantel, Martin “cared about you. That’s a good human.” Miami defense and civil rights attorney...
  • High school trap shooting teams reawakening Minnesota's aging gun clubs

    05/26/2014 7:49:30 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies ^ | 5/26/14 | Jenna Ross
    The shooting range was quiet Saturday morning as Jason Kelvie unlocked the gate, raised the faded red flag and began unloading his truck. Then the teenagers pulled up. The Lakeville South High School teammates bounded onto the Suburban Sportsman Club’s field, its grass still soaked with dew, scarfing doughnuts, joking with coaches and filling their vests with ammunition. “Are you ready?” Kelvie, the head coach, asked Stone Swanson, a junior. “I was born ready,” Swanson replied with a raised eyebrow. Trap shooting teams like this one, part of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League, are reawakening aging gun...
  • Hillary And The Homecoming Queen

    05/20/2014 9:07:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/20/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Most of us are familiar with the bromide “Real life is more like high school than college.” This proverb is widely accepted, for the simple reason that it is—as the Brits would say—bang on. Supposedly childish high school elements such as cliques, gossip, outward displays of wealth and status, risky behavior, base envy, pettiness, and romanticization of criminal elements are all found to play dominant roles in real life. Consider the unlikely career of one Hillary Rodham Clinton, who after a shockingly inept tenure as Secretary of State considers herself worthy to be president. Objectively, Hillary has accomplished these few...
  • ‘Jews vs. Nazis’ Beer Pong Attracts Social Media Buzz, Criticized by Jewish Groups

    05/20/2014 12:23:43 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 13 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | 05-19-2014 | Shiryn Ghermezian
    A Twitter photo showing beer cups laid out beer pong style in the shape of a nazi swastika and a Jewish Star of David has recently garnered traction online and caused Jewish leaders to express concern. One user captioned the photo with a quote from Cape Coral High School students saying, “This is what we play at parties. Jews vs. Nazis.”
  • Officials: Woman, 34, Enrolled in School as Teen

    05/15/2014 3:21:50 PM PDT · by Theoria · 34 replies
    AP ^ | 15 May 2014 | AP
    34-year-old woman posed as a teenager to enroll as sophomore at a small private high school in East Texas, officials said Wednesday. Longview police said Charity Johnson was arrested early Tuesday morning after telling officers she was "Charite Stevens" and was born in November 1997. Police had been called to an apartment when the person Johnson was staying with said she no longer wanted her living there. Police gave Johnson a trespass warning. Officer Debra Stiles said during the investigation, police determined she had given them a false name and birthdate. Police say Johnson is 34, although jail records list...
  • Is College Worth It? Nope

    05/12/2014 11:23:13 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 45 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 10, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    George Mason economics professor Bryan Caplan, at the libertarian think tank Cato Institute, said that college is not worth it for both taxpayers and for low-performing students coming out of high school. He examined it with two important questions: Is college worthwhile for the student and is it a good investment? Is college a good investment for taxpayers? Caplan said, “Education is a wasteful arms race, the more you get, the more you need to avoid looking like a loser.” For example, “in 1945, only about 25% of Americans over the age of 25 finished high school.” One used to...
  • High School Boys Hold 'Draft' to Pick Prom Dates

    05/10/2014 7:27:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 5/5 | Lauren Steussy
    In a world where asking a date to prom has become more romantic than asking for a partner’s hand in marriage, one group of high school boys has gone the opposite direction. For years, junior and senior boys at Corona del Mar High School have selected their dates for the formal dance through an NFL-style “Prom Draft.” The school’s principal is now condemning the tradition, saying it has the potential to objectify or judge those involved. Though the draft is not affiliated with the school and secret for the most part, some of the draft results were broadcast on Twitter,...
  • Schools that cost money but produce unprepared graduates

    05/09/2014 7:08:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/09/2014 | Silivo Canto Jr.
    Another bad report card for our schools, as we read in The Dallas Morning News: "Handing out dismal grades, the Nation’s Report Card says America’s high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy.    Only about one-quarter are performing proficiently or better in math and just 4 in 10 in reading. And they're not improving, the report says, reinforcing concerns that large numbers of today’s students are unprepared for either college or the workplace.   Scores on the 2013 exam in both subjects were little changed from 2009, when the National Assessment of Educational Progress...
  • Dad arrested while protesting sexually graphic book assigned to 14-year-old daughter

    05/07/2014 9:40:02 AM PDT · by topher · 28 replies ^ | Tue May 06, 2014 18:09 EST | Ben Johnson
    GILFORD, NH, May 6, 2014 ( – The father of a Gilford High School student was arrested at a school board meeting on Monday night after objecting that the school had assigned his 14-year-old daughter to read a pornographic book without his knowledge or consent. William Baer, an attorney who moved to New Hampshire from New Jersey, registered his complaint about the book Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult, which includes a graphic depiction of sex between two teenagers, at the local school board meeting.
  • Emanuel Plans to Build Elite ‘Barack Obama High School’ in an Upscale Chicago Neighborhood

    04/26/2014 5:15:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/26/2014 | BRYAN PRESTON
    Le’t work through a few things. Shortly after he became president, Barack Obama killed Washington, DC’s school voucher program. His own Department of Education had concluded that students who received the vouchers benefited from it and improved, but that did not matter a bit. He callously turned a deaf ear to pleas from parents and students who found the vouchers to be an escape from the city’s terrible schools. He sided with the teachers’ unions against those families and their children, even while claiming to be a champion of the oppressed and under-represented. Obama also sided with the unions on...
  • Student killed in stabbing at Jonathan Law High School

    04/25/2014 8:35:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies ^ | April 25, 2014 | Rob Polansky
    MILFORD, CT (WFSB) - Police responded to a stabbing at a high school in Milford on Friday morning. It happened at the Jonathan Law High School on Lansdale Avenue. Police called it an isolated incident between two students that happened inside the building. The victim was found in a stairwell.
  • Michelle Obama booted from high school graduation lineup

    04/24/2014 12:06:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Associated Press and Meghan Keneally
    Michelle Obama has rescheduled a high school graduation speech after the students complained that her appearance would prevent many of their friends and relatives from attending the ceremony. The First Lady was scheduled to speak at a combined graduation ceremony for five high schools in Topeka, Kansas, on May 17 but will now be speaking at a different 'senior recognition day' ceremony the day before. 'Once we learned about the concerns of some students, we were eager to find a solution that enabled all of the students and their families to celebrate the special day,' said the First Lady's communications...
  • Kansas Students and Parents Not Thrilled About Michelle Obama

    04/19/2014 1:23:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | April 19, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    An invitation to Michelle Obama to speak at the Topeka Unified School District 501 graduation ceremony by the district has some parents and students crying foul. The First Lady's appearance caused the district to combine all five schools' graduation ceremonies into one mega-ceremony, and may force limitations on the number of tickets that can be distributed to friends and families. A petition drive has been started to request that the district reconsider their plans about the combined ceremony, or have Michelle Obama speak at a separate event from the graduation. The First Lady was invited to speak on the anniversary...
  • Charlotte Catholic High School students attack Catholic Sister faithful to Magisterium

    04/04/2014 7:56:26 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 12 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 4, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    There can be little doubt how far the Church in the United States has fallen. As this article explains, "A North Carolina Roman Catholic school is holding a meeting today to address the concerns of parents and students who say they are outraged about remarks a visiting nun made criticizing homosexuality, divorce, and sex outside of marriage during a recent speech. Dominican Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, who often speaks to high school and college-age students on matters of sexuality, gave an hour-long presentation to students at Charlotte Catholic High School on March 21 called “Masculinity and Femininity: Difference and Gift.”...
  • Staffer(conflict-resolution specialist) knocked unconscious at Bartram High(Philadelphia)

    03/26/2014 4:33:46 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies ^ | 3/25/2014
    A staffer assigned to quell violence at a Philadelphia high school was knocked unconscious in what one union official called the worst assault since a Germantown High School teacher's neck was broken in 2007 by a student. Alphonso Stevens, known as a conflict-resolution specialist, suffered a fractured skull, concussion, and other injuries. The incident happened Friday when students were changing classes at Bartram High School. A 17-year-old student got into a verbal exchange with Stevens then grabbed him by the arm "and pushed him into the wall," said Raven Hill, a district spokeswoman. Stevens fell to the floor, unconscious. He...
  • Court: School can ban US flag shirts for safety

    02/28/2014 12:17:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 27, 2014 | PAUL ELIAS,
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials at a Northern California high school acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican heritage celebration Cinco de Mayo, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the officials' concerns of racial violence outweighed students' freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday. Live Oak High School, in the San Jose suburb of Morgan Hill, had a history of problems between white and Latino students on...
  • Not Safe To Display American Flag In American High School

    02/27/2014 5:03:39 PM PST · by KingofZion · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 27, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Today’s Dariano v. Morgan Hill USD (9th Cir. Feb. 27, 2014) upholds a California high school’s decision to forbid students from wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The court points out that the rights of students in public high schools are limited — under the Supreme Court’s decision in Tinker (1969), student speech could be restricted if “school authorities [can reasonably] forecast substantial disruption of or material interference with school activities” stemming from the speech. And on the facts of this case, the court concludes, there was reason to think that the wearing of the T-shirts would lead...
  • State lowers bar on math proficiency test ( Nevada )

    02/27/2014 9:09:23 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    ap ^ | Feb 27, 2014
    Nevada education officials are making it easier for students to pass a math proficiency test that's required for graduation but has proved tough for high schoolers. State board of education officials announced Wednesday that they would implement a pass score of 242 on the 500-point math portion of the high school proficiency exam.
  • Colorado high school to students: No celebrating America. But Cinco De Mayo is just fine.

    02/05/2014 8:05:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/05/2014 | Rick Moran
    Hey - if they can expel a kid for eating a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun, they are capable of any kind of idiocy. Fox News: Students and parents at a Colorado high school are outraged after administrators turned down their request for a spirit week day honoring America because it might offend non-Americans."They said they didn't want to offend anyone from other countries or immigrants," a 16-year-old member of the student council told me. "They just really did not want to make anyone feel uncomfortable."The student council at Fort Collins High School had proposed having...
  • Administrators reverse ban on American celebration at high school

    02/04/2014 3:22:08 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 50 replies
    Fox News & Commentary ^ | February 4, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The sun was just beginning to rise over the Rocky Mountains, but Sheriff Justin Smith was already awake. He was standing outside Fort Collins High School – shivering in the frigid cold. It was 12 degrees. Snow was falling. But Mr. Smith, wearing his dress blues, stood resolute, waving an American flag. The sheriff of Larimer County, Colorado had come to school Tuesday to send a message to those responsible for educating the county’s children. The sheriff was not in a good mood. He was standing in the winter snow to protest the school’s decision to ban a celebration of...
  • Todd Starnes: You Can’t Celebrate America, School Says

    02/03/2014 4:36:38 PM PST · by kristinn · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | Monday, February 3, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Students and parents at a Colorado high school are outraged after administrators turned down their request for a spirit week day honoring America because it might offend non-Americans. “They said they didn’t want to offend anyone from other countries or immigrants,” a 16-year-old member of the student council told me. “They just really did not want to make anyone feel uncomfortable.” The student council at Fort Collins High School had proposed having a day to celebrate the United States during next week’s Winter Spirit Week. The young people pitched “’Merica Monday” – and invited their classmates to dress in patriotic...
  • Question: Thomas Sowell essay on equality and justice

    01/21/2014 9:43:35 AM PST · by WhattheDickens? · 5 replies
    Finding a good essay for high school freshmen.
  • Lowering the Bar: New Mexico Proposes Relaxed Standards for High School Grads

    01/12/2014 2:02:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Jan 12, 2014 11:58 AM
    New Mexico lawmakers want to lower the bar for high school graduates. The state already has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country. The new plan establishes two kinds of diplomas—the current diploma of “excellence,” and a “general” one. …
  • Catholic High School Student Fights Teacher on Truth of the Resurrection

    06/08/2011 7:10:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 6/8/11 | Rebecca Millette
    NORTH BAY, Ontario, June 8, 2011 ( - “If Catholic students are required to go to so much trouble with their Catholic teachers to defend a teaching as simple as the resurrection, what do they have to do in their Catholic schools to defend teachings on abortion, homosexuality, or same-sex ‘marriage’?” asked Suresh Dominic of Campaign Life Coalition Catholics commenting on the case of Francesca Sinicrope. A Grade 12 student of North Bay, Ontario, Sinicrope has recently gone to battle with a teacher and principal at her Catholic High School over the truth of Christ’s Resurrection. “He told us people...
  • Pakistan Boy Killed Stopping Terrorist Hailed as Hero

    01/09/2014 11:16:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/1/14 | Ari Yashar
    A 15-year-old boy in Pakistan is being hailed as a hero, after he tackled a suicide bomber terrorist to stop him from blowing up his school on Monday. The boy was killed defending his fellow students, 2,000 of whom were at the school, as the bomb detonated. The boy, Aitzaz Hasan, was with his friends outside his school in the Hangu region of north-western Pakistan, which has suffered from Muslim sectarian violence and high Al Qaeda and Taliban activity. Aitzaz and his friends spotted the terrorist approach wearing a bomb belt. According to his cousin Mudassar Hassan Bangish, Aitzaz said...
  • The disappearance of small-town football

    12/31/2013 5:23:13 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    The World-Herald ^ | 12-31-13 | Dirk Chatelain
    On the 407th and final night of Lindsay Holy Family football, a mother bundled on the top bleacher looks out at the 35-yard line, where her son is writhing in pain. At kickoff, Sherri Frisch had cheered so loud you could hear it across the field. "Oh, we're gonna listen to that all night?" said one of the dads. "Shut up," Sherri fired back. "He's a senior. I'm gonna be emotional." Now, seven minutes into the game, she doesn't say a word, waiting for No. 99 to move his left knee. Waiting for Ben to get off the cold grass....
  • Mayor Bloomberg: New high school named for Nelson Mandela will open in Brooklyn

    12/07/2013 5:09:35 PM PST · by EinNYC · 47 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | DECEMBER 6, 2013 | Deborah Hastings
    The Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice will open its doors next September. It will be located at Brooklyn's Boys and Girls High School, where Mandela visited in 1990. One day after the death of South African icon Nelson Mandela, Mayor Bloomberg announced a new high school will be named for the famed apartheid fighter, it will open on the campus Mandela visited in 1990. The Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice will debut in September 2014 at the Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, where cheering throngs met the newly freed Mandela in 1990 and gave him a...
  • CDC: Cigar and Hookah Smoking Up—Among High School Students

    11/16/2013 5:34:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 15, 2013 - 4:59 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Fewer American high school students smoked cigarettes in 2012 compared to 2011, according to a study released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But, at the same time, more high school students were smoking cigars, pipes, electronic cigarettes and hookahs. Overall, 23.3 percent of high school students (grades 9-12) said they had used a tobacco product at least once in the 30 days before they were surveyed in 2012, said the study published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. That was down from the 24.3 percent who said they had used a tobacco product at least...
  • Three Shot In Pittsburgh High School Shooting - Live Webcast

    11/13/2013 12:45:43 PM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 13, 2013
    Lately not a day seems to pass without some tragic mass shooting. The latest comes from Pittsburgh, where Channel 11 News reports that three people were shot Wednesday afternoon outside Brashear High School. More: According to emergency dispatchers, police were sent to the school on Crane Avenue just before 3 p.m. Wednesday.Channel's Rick Earle has confirmed that authorities are looking for a shooter in the woods behind the school.At this time, the extent of the victims’ injuries is unknown Live webcast available in the original article
  • Arizona high school football player dies after brain injury in lopsided loss

    11/12/2013 4:53:04 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 11/12/13
    PHOENIX -- PHOENIX (AP) — A high school football player in Arizona died from an injury suffered in the fourth quarter of a blowout playoff game loss, serving as another tragic reminder of the dangers of head trauma in youth sports. Hopi High School senior Charles Youvella died of a traumatic brain injury Monday at a hospital, the Arizona Interscholastic Association said. He was injured Saturday in Hopi's 60-6 loss to Arizona Lutheran in a first-round playoff game. Youvella scored his team's only touchdown in the game. The death attracted national attention after Arizona Cardinals star wide receiver tweeted a...
  • Injured Kuna (Idaho) High football player has some movement

    11/09/2013 9:07:44 PM PST · by Domandred · 14 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 11/9/2013 | Rachel Roberts
    Kuna High junior wide receiver Boone Bartlome broke the fourth cervical vertebra (C4) in his neck when he lost his footing while blocking during a running play Friday night at Bishop Kelly High, Kuna High football coach Lee Leslie confirmed Saturday. /snip As the emergency vehicle drove away, the teams came together and knelt in prayer at midfield. Players and coaches from both teams grasped hands and bowed their heads in an emotional on-field moment led by Leslie.
  • Police say (Pennsylvania) teacher raped 16-year-old student in school, additional victims possible

    11/01/2013 1:43:41 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 1, 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    <p>A Pennsylvania high school industrial arts teacher allegedly raped a 16-year-old student in a back room at the school and authorities have not ruled out the possibility of additional victims and charges in the case.</p> <p>Todd McCullough, a 28-year-old teacher at Saltsburg High School, was arraigned Thursday on rape and related charges in connection to the April 2012 incident that state police say occurred in a back room near the shop where McCullough taught. But police only learned of the alleged assault last week after another student told school officials she was hearing rumors that she was “next on the list” of McCullough’s potential targets, Trooper John Matchik said.</p>
  • Redskins clothing could be banned at DC public high school

    10/15/2013 8:28:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-15-2013 | Robby Soave
    The principal of a public high school in Washington, D.C. indicated that he would ask the student government to decide whether or not to prohibit clothing featuring the Washington Redskins name — something at least one American Indian student thought was offensive. Principal Pete Cahall of Woodrow Wilson High School told The Washington Post that the decision would be placed in the hands of student council members, who would have the power to decide — on behalf of all students, collectively — whether the Redskins moniker is offensive. “I’ve got no dog in the fight,” he told The Washington Post....
  • (Breitbart Sports) D.C. High School Will Consider Banning Redskins Clothing

    10/12/2013 10:03:22 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | 11 Oct 2013 | Breitbart Sports
    D.C. High School Will Consider Banning Redskins Clothing The principal of Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. will discuss with the school's students a potential ban on Redskins clothing. “I do plan on having a discussion with my student council officers and representative to get their take on this idea,” Wilson High School principal Pete Cahall said, according to
  • Drumline: Obamacare to co-opt high school marching bands next

    09/28/2013 9:48:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Northwest Watchdog ^ | September 25, 2013 | Shelby Sebens
    The Oregon agency behind Obamacare-promoting, taxpayer-funded ads that have garnered national attention for their hipster and trippy vibes defended the spots Wednesday. And next up? The agency will be looking for high school marching bands to play the pro-Affordable Care Act anthem in a contest aimed at bringing more attention to the government-funded health care exchange. The ads have grabbed much criticism for their lack of detail about the Affordable Care Act. “We’ve heard the criticism that those ads don’t tell people enough what Cover Oregon is,” said Amy Fauver, senior marketing manager at health exchange agency Cover Oregon, during...
  • The Case Against High-School Sports

    09/19/2013 12:40:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 19, 2013 | By Amanda Ripley
    The United States routinely spends more tax dollars per high-school athlete than per high-school math student—unlike most countries worldwide. And we wonder why we lag in international education rankings? Sports are embedded in American schools in a way they are not almost anywhere else. Yet this difference hardly ever comes up in domestic debates about America’s international mediocrity in education. (The U.S. ranks 31st on the same international math test.) The challenges we do talk about are real ones, from undertrained teachers to entrenched poverty. But what to make of this other glaring reality, and the signal it sends to...
  • Extreme binge drinking not uncommon in high school

    09/16/2013 2:09:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2013 4:31 PM EDT | Lindsey Tanner
    Almost 1 in 10 U.S. high school seniors have engaged in recent extreme binge drinking—downing at least 10 drinks at a rate that barely budged over six years, according to a government-funded report. Less severe binge drinking, consuming five or more drinks in a row, has mostly declined in recent years among teens. But for high school seniors, the 2011 rate for 10 drinks in a row—9.6 percent—was down only slightly from 2005. The most extreme level—15 or more drinks in a row within the past two weeks—didn’t change from 2005 to 2011. Almost 6 percent of high school seniors...
  • Remembering Colorado High School athlete Reid Gates (dies from carbon monoxide exposure)

    09/13/2013 3:19:57 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 4 replies ^ | 9/12/13 | Krystle Sonmore
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) Three Cedaredge High School athletes were sickened by carbon monoxide exposure on Sunday. Senior Reid Gates passed away Monday while his friends Aaron Henrie and Tyler Cooper remained hospitalized. On Wednesday their teammates and coaches spoke out about the tragedy. For the Bruins football team, their home opener is Friday, and they're trying their hardest to work through all the emotions and find a way to move forward without one of their star players. "This has affected so many people that it's just a very difficult time," said head football coach Brandon Milholland. As a four-year...