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Six Myths About Choosing a College Major

Published 11/04/2017 01:20 PM

Not all philosophy majors wind up as baristas, and not all engineers get rich. Here’s what you need to know before making this big decision.

10 Things to Know About Getting Into Your Dream College

Published 11/01/2017 10:05 AM

There’s no magic formula for getting into a selective college, but here are some lessons from a longtime observer to help you navigate the process.

The Paradise Papers: Endowments Boom as Colleges Bury Earnings Overseas

Published 11/09/2017 05:36 PM

American universities are using offshore strategies to swell their coffers, skirt taxes and obscure investments that could spark campus protests.

What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything)

Published 11/01/2017 05:53 PM

The admissions process is a maddening mishmash of competing objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you. No, it isn’t fair, and likely never will be.

This Exhibition Will Help You Make Sense of Your Senses

Published 11/23/2017 11:00 AM

“Our Senses” takes visitors out of their comfort zone at the American Museum of Natural History.

Head of City University Will Step Down

Published 11/21/2017 11:33 PM

James B. Milliken, the chancellor of the largest public university system in the country, said that he was stepping down at the end of the academic year.

Most Everything You Learned About Thanksgiving Is Wrong

Published 11/22/2017 03:05 AM

Blame textbooks, children’s stories or animated specials, but the Thanksgiving story is more complex than most Americans are taught.

Disrupting the World of Private School With Tech and Guinea Pigs

Published 11/20/2017 11:32 PM

Start-ups, including one from sharing-economy company WeWork, try to shake up the staid, and pricey, status quo of New York’s independent schools.

Retro Report: Questioning Evolution: The Push to Change Science Class

Published 11/20/2017 01:19 AM

Legislation and lawsuits that reject scientific consensus on issues like evolution and climate change are changing the way science is taught in some schools.

In High School Darkrooms, Shedding Light on a Vintage Craft

Published 11/19/2017 11:36 PM

Film photography has become a popular class offering in Manhattan high schools, as younger generations embrace vintage technology.

He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He’s Taking On Harvard.

Published 11/19/2017 11:01 PM

Edward Blum has orchestrated more than two dozen lawsuits challenging racial preference laws.

Target These Easy, Last-Minute Summer Scholarships

Published 06/25/2015 03:00 PM

Hurry up and apply for these cash awards before the college semester starts.

Celebrate Father's Day With These Scholarships for Men

Published 06/18/2015 03:00 PM

Check out these awards for fathers, sons and any men looking to earn money toward an education.

Don't Count Out Scholarships for Community College Students

Published 06/11/2015 03:00 PM

Sticker prices at two-year schools can be significantly less than four-year schools, but cost still remains an issue for students.

Sink Your Teeth Into Scholarships for Future Dentists, Dental Hygienists

Published 06/04/2015 03:00 PM

Students can find financial support through professional dentistry organizations and even the military.

Scholarships Abound for a Variety of Hobbies

Published 05/28/2015 03:00 PM

There's college cash out there for horseback riders and wine enthusiasts.

Head Abroad to Asia with Scholarships for U.S. Students

Published 05/21/2015 03:00 PM

Students studying a critical need language can earn up to $8,000 from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

Make Room for These Scholarships on Your Senior Year To-Do List

Published 05/14/2015 03:00 PM

High schoolers can use the summer before senior year to get a jump on scholarship applications.

Aid Your Nursing Degree With These Generous Scholarships

Published 05/07/2015 03:00 PM

Nursing jobs are in high demand, and these awards help support necessary training, including advanced degrees.

Learn to Teach With Scholarships for Educators

Published 04/30/2015 03:00 PM

Aspiring teachers can turn to government grants and private scholarships to fund their studies.

Nurture a Veterinary Education With These Scholarships

Published 04/23/2015 03:00 PM

Animal lovers can turn to these awards to pay for their vet education.

Target Scholarship Opportunities for Student Activists, Volunteers

Published 04/16/2015 03:00 PM

Hours of volunteer work might pay off with these financial awards.

Scholarships for Finance, Accounting Students Can Add Up

Published 04/09/2015 03:00 PM

Earning a degree in finance can open the door to a number of lucrative career paths.

Support Your Study at Prestigious Universities With These Scholarships

Published 04/02/2015 03:00 PM

Top colleges often carry high price tags, and these financial awards can make them more affordable.

Cure Tuition Ills With Medical School Scholarships

Published 03/26/2015 02:00 PM

The costs of studying to become a doctor can really add up.

Plug In to Scholarships for Aspiring IT Professionals

Published 03/19/2015 02:00 PM

Awards range from a coding boot camp to contests for women in technology.

Save Money With These Scholarships for Graduate School Students

Published 03/12/2015 02:00 PM

The cost of advanced degrees has skyrocketed, making free financial awards even more attractive. 

Where to Net Scholarships for Women at All Levels of Higher Education

Published 03/05/2015 03:00 PM

These scholarship programs can support women at all stages of education, from college, graduate and postgraduate degrees.

Cash In With These College Scholarships for Business Majors

Published 02/26/2015 03:00 PM

Get information about awards for a variety of paths, including accounting and finance.

Find Scholarships Across the U.S. to Support Low-Income Students

Published 02/19/2015 03:00 PM

Organizations from Washington to North Carolina offer specific scholarships aimed at families with financial need.

Make a Match With These Valentine's Day-Inspired Scholarships

Published 02/12/2015 03:00 PM

See how a sweet tooth or love of flowers can lead to money for college.

Score Big With Scholarships for Student Athletes

Published 02/05/2015 03:00 PM

Colleges aren't the only places to look for sports-related scholarship awards.

Scholarships to Help International Students Afford U.S. Colleges

Published 01/29/2015 03:00 PM

Choosing your intended major or college is a good first step to finding scholarships to study in the States.

Explore Scholarships for Students With Unusual College Majors

Published 01/22/2015 03:00 PM

Even leisure studies students can find ways to score cash for college. 

Kick Off 2015 With 8 College Scholarships

Published 01/15/2015 03:00 PM

Discover awards for social media gurus, penny pinchers, aspiring engineers and more.

Plug Into These Online Education Scholarships

Published 01/08/2015 03:00 PM

Some highly ranked online degree programs award students money.

Celebrate The Season With These Religious Scholarship Awards

Published 12/25/2014 03:00 PM

No matter what your faith, there is likely a college scholarship program for you. 

Get Crafty to Earn College Scholarship Cash

Published 12/18/2014 03:00 PM

Here's how to turn your crafting, knitting or sewing hobby into money for college.

Light the Way With College Scholarships for Jewish Students

Published 12/11/2014 03:00 PM

Many local Jewish organizations support higher education. 

Scholarships From Celebrities Can Fuel a Stellar Education

Published 12/04/2014 03:00 PM

Take advantage of awards from famous musicians, athletes and investors.

Use Thanksgiving Break to Indulge in Culinary Skills Scholarships

Published 11/20/2014 03:00 PM

Organizations from McDonald's to world-class pastry schools offer students food-themed awards.

Find Scholarships That Benefit Veterans' Children, Families

Published 11/13/2014 03:00 PM

Even grandchildren of those who have served may be eligible for thousands of dollars in educational award money.

Reach for the Stars With Space Science Scholarships

Published 11/06/2014 03:00 PM

These programs can help fuel a passion for studying astronomy and aeronautics.

How U.S. Students Can Find College Scholarships to Study in Europe

Published 10/30/2014 02:00 PM

See how heading across the Atlantic could help you pay for a college education. 

Draft an Application to These Construction Industry Scholarships

Published 10/23/2014 03:00 PM

Students can find free money many for a number of construction-related careers, including architecture and civil engineering. 

Pitch Yourself to These Scholarships for Future Entrepreneurs

Published 10/16/2014 03:00 PM

These awards support students with a passion for starting a business, no matter how far along they are in the process. 

Support an Education With Scholarships for Social Workers

Published 10/09/2014 03:00 PM

Students interested in this field can find money to support both graduate and undergraduate studies.

Music Performance Scholarships Reward Talent, Practice

Published 10/02/2014 03:00 PM

Whether students major in music or pursue it as a hobby, musicians can show off their skills to earn college cash.

Connect With Scholarships for Sorority Sisters

Published 09/25/2014 03:00 PM

The Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation awards scholarships to more than 200 women each year.

Pledge to Apply for These Fraternity Scholarships

Published 09/18/2014 03:00 PM

Many Greek organizations were founded to support academic achievement and offer college scholarships.

Invest Time in Applying for These Generous Scholarships

Published 09/11/2014 03:00 PM

These monetary awards can make a significant dent in the cost of college tuition. 

Look to Professional Associations to Find Scholarships in Your Major

Published 09/04/2014 03:00 PM

Students can apply for scholarships by finding and joining professional organizations related to their field of study. 

Organize Scholarship Support From a Labor Union

Published 08/28/2014 03:00 PM

More than 14.5 million American workers are in a union and have access to money for college and job training. 

Fund a Semester in America's Capital With These Scholarship Programs

Published 08/21/2014 03:00 PM

Studying in Washington is well-suited to students interested in subjects related to politics, media or international affairs.

Take Advantage of Scholarships From Corporations, Foundations

Published 08/14/2014 03:00 PM

Students at all levels of education can earn money for college with awards from these organizations.

Start a New Chapter With These Scholarships for Bookworms

Published 08/07/2014 03:00 PM

Look to literary foundations for contests that reward an interest in reading with money for college.

How Employers View an Associate Degree

Published 08/04/2014 03:30 PM

Some employers still see a community college degree as inferior to a bachelor's in fields where both are accepted.

Promote a Passion for Psychology With College Scholarships

Published 07/31/2014 03:00 PM

These awards help pay for everything from writing research papers to attending conferences.

Save Time, Money With Easy College Scholarship Contests

Published 07/24/2014 03:00 PM

Students can enter these competitions to try to earn money for college without spending time on long essays or applications.

Pencil in These Scholarships for Animation Students

Published 07/17/2014 03:00 PM

Whether you aspire to be a movie producer or a video game designer, these awards can help you reach your goal.

Find Scholarships That Spotlight Actors, Singers and Dancers

Published 07/10/2014 03:00 PM

These national scholarships can help performers continue their training through college.

Use Your Talents to Earn Scholarships for College

Published 07/03/2014 03:00 PM

From dancing to building robots, these competitions reward students with creative, hands-on skills.

Discover Scholarships for Nontraditional Students

Published 06/26/2014 03:00 PM

These scholarships can break down the financial barriers keeping nontraditional students from pursuing their college educations.

Find Mentoring Programs That Offer Scholarship Support

Published 06/19/2014 03:00 PM

Community organizations focused on youth development are good college scholarship resources. 

U.S. News Releases 2014 NCTQ Teacher Prep Rankings

Published 06/17/2014 02:00 PM

Two Ohio universities are among a handful of institutions that earned ranks for both elementary and secondary school teacher training.

Avoid Making These 4 Scholarship Search Mistakes

Published 06/12/2014 03:00 PM

Getting a late start and limiting your search can derail your chances at winning college scholarships. 

Make the Most of Summer With Essay Contest Scholarships

Published 06/05/2014 03:00 PM

Summer is an ideal time for students to get a head start on completing essays for these scholarship awards.

Fund Your International Curiosity With Foreign Affairs Scholarships

Published 05/29/2014 03:00 PM

One fellowship offers graduate students up to $90,000 for tuition, internships and other education expenses.

Discover College Scholarships that Honor Asian-American Heritage

Published 05/22/2014 03:00 PM

High school and college students from a variety of Asian-American backgrounds can target specialized scholarship programs.

Turn Summer Jobs Into College Scholarship Opportunities

Published 05/15/2014 03:00 PM

Students should look to restaurant and retail jobs as possible sources of extra income and free college cash.

Scholarships Offer Support for Moms in College

Published 05/08/2014 03:00 PM

These financial awards aim to help mothers balance pursuing higher education and supporting their children. 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with College Scholarships

Published 05/01/2014 03:00 PM

Hispanic organizations across the U.S. offer college scholarship money for students pursuing a variety of majors and career paths.

Feed Your STEM Curiosity With These College Scholarships

Published 04/24/2014 03:00 PM

Students passionate about science, technology, engineering and math have a wealth of college scholarships open to them.

Find College Scholarships That Support Students With Autism

Published 04/17/2014 03:00 PM

These scholarships can help students with autism spectrum disorders finance their education and ease the transition to college. 

Pen an Application to Scholarships for Poets, Writers

Published 04/10/2014 03:00 PM

Don't be shy – submitting your poems or creative writing samples can earn you money for college.

Showcase Creativity, Offbeat Interests for These College Scholarships

Published 04/03/2014 03:00 PM

Believe it or not, zombie or video game enthusiasts can turn their unusual interests into college cash.

Dig Into Scholarships to Cover Extra College Costs

Published 03/27/2014 02:00 PM

Find money to pay for additional college expenses like textbooks, housing and meals.

Check Into These Hospitality Management Scholarships

Published 03/20/2014 02:00 PM

These scholarships can help students who aim for a career in tourism, travel or hotel administration.

Make Your Case for These Law School Scholarships

Published 03/13/2014 02:00 PM

Turn to law schools and law firms to find scholarships aimed at reducing the financial burden of earning a J.D.

Reap the Benefits of Bountiful Farming Scholarships

Published 03/06/2014 03:00 PM

Turn your interest or family background in agriculture into college scholarship money.

Make College Affordable With Scholarships for Low-Income Students

Published 02/27/2014 03:00 PM

Defray the cost of college with state grants or institutional scholarships aimed at low-income students. 

Stretch Your Scholarship Search With Regional Opportunities

Published 02/20/2014 03:00 PM

Don't overlook regional college scholarship opportunities offered by community groups and alumni associations.

Campaign for These Presidential College Scholarships

Published 02/13/2014 03:00 PM

Scholarship programs named for U.S. presidents support subjects as diverse as transportation and natural history. 

Celebrate African-American History With These College Scholarships

Published 02/06/2014 02:00 PM

Check with these African-American organizations for scholarships to support college education expenses. 

Assemble Applications to These Scholarships for Mechanics

Published 01/30/2014 06:04 PM

Scholarships abound for mechanics in the aviation, automotive and travel industries. 

Learn to Score College Scholarships on Campus

Published 01/23/2014 03:00 PM

Ask your college’s financial aid office and academic departments about available student scholarships.

Follow a Scholarship Application Calendar in 2014

Published 01/16/2014 03:00 PM

There are opportunities year-round to focus on the college scholarship search.

Target These 10 Unique Scholarships in 2014

Published 01/09/2014 03:00 PM

Everyone from STEM enthusiasts to artists can find a scholarship to fit their profile.

Avoid 4 Common Scams Aimed at Students

Published 01/02/2014 01:00 PM

International students in particular should be wary of scams, such as scholarships that require fees.

Race Toward Scholarships for Winter Sports Lovers

Published 12/26/2013 03:00 PM

Winter sports scholarships exist for everyone from professional hockey hopefuls to Nordic skiers.

Discover Scholarships to Launch a Cosmetology Career

Published 12/19/2013 03:00 PM

Cosmetology scholarships are available to finance education for both beginning and experienced stylists.

Improve Your Scholarship Hunt With Alternative Search Engines

Published 12/12/2013 03:00 PM

Searching databases early and often is the key to finding a college scholarship match online.

Find Scholarships for College Degrees That Employers Want

Published 12/05/2013 03:00 PM

Supply chain management and actuarial mathematics are two disciplines experiencing rapid growth.

Seek Out Scholarships for Vocational and Trade Students

Published 11/21/2013 03:00 PM

Students earning two-year degrees or certificates can apply for dedicated scholarship programs.

Find Scholarships That Help Veterans Pay for College

Published 11/14/2013 03:00 PM

Veterans and active service members can benefit from tuition reimbursement and assistance programs.

3 Hot Scholarship Trends to Watch for in 2014

Published 11/07/2013 03:00 PM

Scholarship providers will increasingly focus on in-demand majors, such as those in STEM fields.

Treat Yourself to Scholarships for Studying Spooky Subjects

Published 10/31/2013 02:00 PM

Studying something associated with Halloween, like bats or candy, can pay off all year long.

Try Scholarships to Pay for a Gap Year, Time Off From College

Published 10/24/2013 03:00 PM

Scholarships can help finance off-campus internships, semesters abroad and volunteer opportunities.

Investigate Scholarships for Journalism Students

Published 10/17/2013 03:00 PM

Journalism scholarships are available for students interested in writing, photography and broadcasting.

Find College Scholarships for LGBT Students

Published 10/10/2013 03:00 PM

Many well-established LGBT groups offer scholarship support for both high school and college students.

Pursue Wildlife Studies With Zoology Scholarships

Published 10/03/2013 03:00 PM

Students interested in studying life sciences should target both research grants and scholarships.

Find Scholarship Competitions for Technology Enthusiasts

Published 09/26/2013 03:00 PM

Students interested in majoring in a STEM field like robotics can compete for lucrative scholarships.

Make Quick Work of These Easy Scholarship Applications

Published 09/19/2013 03:00 PM

Many scholarships allow students to enter with nothing more than a Tweet or by texting.

Consider Scholarships for High-Paying College Majors

Published 09/12/2013 03:00 PM

When choosing a major, weigh salary potential with your interest in a given field of study.

Uncover Scholarships for Aspiring Fashion Designers

Published 09/05/2013 03:00 PM

Organizations like the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund can help design students finance their education.

Build Your Architecture Career With College Scholarships

Published 08/29/2013 03:00 PM

Studying architecture requires both creativity and practicality and opens up many career paths.

3 Tips for Living Frugally in College

Published 08/22/2013 03:00 PM

Stretch your college budget by becoming familiar with free campus resources included in your tuition.

Target Scholarships That Put an Art Degree Within Reach

Published 08/15/2013 03:00 PM

There are many scholarships that support degrees in art, graphic design, drafting and advertising.

Find Scholarships to Finance a Private College Education

Published 08/08/2013 03:00 PM

Private schools have made a concerted effort to expand their financial aid packages.

Explore Scholarships to Make Public Universities Affordable

Published 08/01/2013 03:00 PM

Take advantage of scholarships and state residency to lower the cost of attending a public university.

Get Money for College Through ROTC Programs

Published 07/25/2013 03:00 PM

Stipends and merit-based scholarships are two financial benefits of joining a ROTC program.

Proud to Serve Again

Published 11/22/2017 01:05 AM

Each year our school hosts a Veterans Day assembly and breakfast.

Readout of Secretary DeVos' Visit to Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Published 11/09/2017 02:01 AM

Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands — Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled to both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to observe the recovery and rebuilding efforts firsthand and to discuss with local leaders how the Department of Education can best assist in those efforts.

FLOTUS, Secretary Visit Highlights Anti-Bullying Efforts

Published 11/09/2017 12:41 AM

As a School Ambassador Fellow with the U.S.

Prepared Remarks from Secretary DeVos to the National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards Ceremony

Published 11/07/2017 08:14 PM

Thank you, Blake, for that kind introduction. If you haven't yet had the privilege of meeting him, Blake is a talented senior from George Mason High School in Falls Church. From performing with Harry Connick, Jr. and Andrea Bocelli to being selected to perform at Carnegie Hall, Blake has developed quite the impressive resume in his young but promising life-long learning journey.

Longest Serving Sergeant Major of the Army to Highlight ED Veterans Day Program

Published 11/07/2017 01:00 AM

Still Ripe after 100 Years; ED Panel Discusses the Constitution and World War I

Published 11/03/2017 12:38 AM

To comply with the law that requires all schools that receive federal funding and all federal agen

A Day in the Life of a Principal

Published 10/30/2017 11:07 PM

The principal’s day is a reflection of many complex interactions such as:

Prepared Remarks from Secretary DeVos to the Future Farmers of America (FFA) National Conference and Expo

Published 10/27/2017 09:27 PM

Thank you, Victoria for that kind introduction. I am so energized to be here with all of you to celebrate your 90th National Convention and Expo! What a remarkable milestone: nearly a century of bringing Future Farmers of America and guests together to share ideas, compete in events, take part in leadership workshops and network with peers. I see that we have participants from all across our great country. I want to say a special hello to the students from my home state of Michigan, and also to those from this great hosting state—home to our Vice President, Mike Pence!

Department of Education Withdraws Outdated Subregulatory Guidance

Published 10/27/2017 04:12 PM

WASHINGTON— As part of the ongoing Administration-wide effort to reduce the regulatory burden on Americans, today the Department of Education announced it will withdraw nearly 600 out-of-date pieces of subregulatory guidance on its books. Each item has been either superseded by current law or is no longer in effect. Removing these out-of-date materials will make it easier for schools, educators, parents and the public to understand what guidance is still in effect.

A Vocational Rehabilitation Success Story: Joseph Cali

Published 10/26/2017 11:38 PM

Note: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Secretary DeVos Convenes Parent Roundtable to Mark National Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Awareness Month

Published 10/25/2017 09:23 PM

WASHINGTON – As part of the Department's recognition of National Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Awareness Month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today convened a roundtable of parents and advocates from the disability community to engage in a dialogue on how the Department can best serve children with disabilities.

Education Secretary DeVos Announces Recipients of the 2017 Terrel H. Bell Awards for Outstanding School Leadership

Published 10/25/2017 06:35 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 2017 recipients of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. The eight principals from the 2017 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored during the National Blue Ribbon Schools awards ceremony on Nov. 6, in Washington, DC.

Osso VR Chosen as Winner in EdSim Challenge

Published 10/19/2017 06:32 PM

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the winner in the EdSim Challenge, a competition to design the next-generation of simulations that strengthen career and technical education. The EdSim Challenge called upon the virtual reality, video game developer and educational technology communities to submit concepts for immersive simulations that will prepare students for a globally competitive workforce and spur an ecosystem of virtual and augmented reality technology in education.

Vocational Rehabilitation Success Story: George (Burt) Petley

Published 10/18/2017 08:54 PM

Note: In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA), a St

Secretary DeVos Announces All Fall State ESSA Plan Submissions Complete, Ready for Peer Review

Published 10/17/2017 03:39 PM

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced that all consolidated state plans submitted by 34 states and Puerto Rico under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for the fall deadline were found to be complete and ready for peer review.

Justice Department Threatens To Sue Harvard In Admissions Probe

Published 11/21/2017 10:39 PM

The investigation is looking into claims that its admissions policies discriminate against white and Asian-American applicants by holding them to higher standards than black and Latino applicants.

Deciding At What Age To Give A Kid A Smartphone

Published 11/21/2017 11:00 AM

It's a question most parents will wrestle with at some point — when is the right time to give my child a smartphone? Let's tick through a few other questions first.

For Many Puerto Ricans, College Plans Washed Away With Hurricane Maria

Published 11/20/2017 10:00 AM

As Puerto Rico students settle into high school on the mainland — one big question emerges: What happens to my college plans? That's especially scary for seniors, as application deadlines loom.

D.C.'s School For Young Boys Of Color Tackles Mistrust Between Students And Police

Published 11/19/2017 10:24 PM

Washington, D.C., has created a new, all-boys public school designed specifically for the district's young men of color: Ron Brown College Preparatory High School. For one year, reporters from NPR and Education Week partnered to document the birth of this new school.

School Trip To D.C. Canceled Over Fears Of Mass Shooting

Published 11/19/2017 01:10 PM

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Superintendent Jim Powell of Ohio's North Ridgeville City Schools why he canceled the eight grade trip to Washington, D.C., over safety concerns.

To Tax Or Not To Tax University Endowments

Published 11/19/2017 01:10 PM

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Grinnell College President Raynard Kington about the proposed excise tax on endowment income. The small Iowa school has a very large endowment.

If Parents In Taiwan Are OK With Their Kids' Sex Ed Class, Why Are Others So Upset?

Published 11/18/2017 11:16 AM

Despite being one of the first places in Asia to recognize same-sex unions and require schools to teach sex education, Taiwanese society is having a hard time catching up.

Sam Kass: Can Free Breakfast Improve Learning?

Published 11/17/2017 02:19 PM

16 million children face hunger in the U.S., which can prevent them from performing well in school. Chef Sam Kass describes a simple solution with a potentially huge impact: free breakfast.

Wendy Troxel: Does High School Start Too Early?

Published 11/17/2017 02:19 PM

Sleep expert Wendy Troxel says teens are sleep-deprived because of early school start times that cater to adults. She says high schools should start classes at least an hour later.

How Mass Shootings Are Forcing Schools To Re-Evaluate Safety

Published 11/17/2017 10:59 AM

Teachers are learning how to protect their students from the possibility of a school shooting. That can include anything from locking doors to tackling the assailant.

Native American Students Fight Discrimination By Celebrating Their Heritage

Published 11/16/2017 03:14 PM

A new survey found that nationwide, three-quarters of Native Americans believe there is discrimination against their group today.

In Chinese Cities, Migrants' Work Is Welcome. Their Children Are Not

Published 11/16/2017 10:03 AM

A private school in Beijing caters to children whose parents have moved to the city for work. Moving from place to place requires permission, though — and these children's families broke the rules.

New Study Finds That 4.2 Million Kids Experience Homelessness Each Year

Published 11/15/2017 10:15 PM

Those numbers are growing: About half of the youth who dealt with homelessness, experienced it for the first time, according to the study. Schools are often at the front line of this issue.

How To Stop Hazing

Published 11/15/2017 03:06 PM

Are charges and suspensions of fraternities enough to stop destructive behaviors that have become routine, and sometimes deadly?

Here's How The New Tax Plan Could Hurt Graduate Students

Published 11/14/2017 07:31 PM

The new House tax bill introduced by Republicans outlines a plan to end the tax exemptions for tuition waivers and tax endowments made to colleges and universities.

Trump Is On The Verge Of Politicizing The Census, Advocates Say

Published 11/22/2017 05:05 PM

President Donald Trump is reportedly leaning toward tapping an academic for the No. 2 position at the U.S. Census Bureau, a decision that has alarmed advocates who say the pick lacks adequate management experience for a massive operational role and has political views that would undermine the credibility of the agency.

North Korean defector recovering after daring escape

Published 11/23/2017 04:10 PM

As the North Korean soldier who made a daring escape across the DMZ recovers, six servicemen, including three Americans, were honored for their bravery in facing North Korean fire.

Man who claims Earth is flat says he'll prove his belief by taking flight in a DIY rocket

Published 11/23/2017 10:01 AM

Science has long been the target of conspiracy theories, some of which have persisted for centuries.

Baltimore Detective Killed A Day Before Testifying In Federal Case Against Fellow Cops

Published 11/23/2017 05:06 AM

The Baltimore police detective who was fatally shot in the line of duty last week was scheduled to testify in a federal case against officers indicted earlier this year, the Baltimore Police Department confirmed Wednesday.

15 Twists On Shepherd's Pie Your Winter Dinner Rotation Is Missing

Published 11/22/2017 03:16 PM

Police Storm Detention Center As Australia Slammed Over 'Humanitarian Crisis'

Published 11/23/2017 03:17 AM

Law enforcement officials in Papua New Guinea moved to evict hundreds of asylum seekers from a former detention center on Manus Island after the Australian government closed it late last month.

Trump Hotel Owner Pays Trumps to Leave

Published 11/22/2017 08:22 PM

Andrea Bernstein talks with Rachel Maddow about the problems the Trump family has had with the Trump SoHo Hotel and today's news that the owner has paid the Trump's to exit the contract early, as the Trump name is seen as damaging to business.

Vast majority of suspects in graft probe agreeing to settle, crown prince says

Published 11/24/2017 07:08 AM

The vast majority of about 200 businessmen and officials implicated in a sweeping crackdown on corruption are agreeing to settlements under which they hand over assets to the government, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the New York Times. “We show them all the files that we have and as soon as they see those about 95 percent agree to a settlement,” which means signing over cash or shares in their companies to the Saudi Treasury, the newspaper quoted Prince Mohammed as saying. About 4 percent say they are not corrupt and with their lawyers want to go to court." Prince Mohammed repeated a previous official estimate that the government could eventually recover around $100 billion of illicit money through settlements.

Cows rain down on drivers after crash in Utah

Published 11/23/2017 04:29 PM

Drivers in Riverdale, Utah experienced some unexpected bumps on their morning commute when cows began raining down on them from the road above. The freeway ramp was temporarily closed in the aftermath, as crews attempted to clear the scene of cattle. The driver was speeding in the 45-mph (72-kph) area, Riverdale Police Lieutenant Mike Loveland told The Independent.

Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change

Published 11/23/2017 09:07 PM

After a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the “valve turner” protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana.

See the Moment President Trump Challenged a Coast Guard Member to an Arm Wrestle

Published 11/23/2017 06:37 PM

He admitted he'd "be in trouble"

An American Formerlly Imprisoned in North Korea Was Burnt to Death in San Diego

Published 11/23/2017 03:51 AM

An American Formerlly Imprisoned in North Korea Was Burnt to Death in San Diego

No verdict yet in San Francisco pier killing as jury breaks

Published 11/22/2017 08:40 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration.

After Backlash, Tennessee Town Drops Planned Ban On Drag Shows

Published 11/22/2017 07:05 PM

A Tennessee town’s controversial plan to ban drag shows is dead on arrival.

First House Dem Calls On Rep. Conyers To Resign

Published 11/23/2017 12:59 PM

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) became the first Democrat in Congress to call on Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to resign from Congress in light of recent sexual harassment allegations.

David Cassidy dead at 67

Published 11/22/2017 04:08 PM

David Cassidy, whose starring role on “The Partridge Family” made him a teen heartthrob in the 70s, passed away Tuesday night from organ failure.

Hariri says resignation on hold, pledges to stay in Lebanon

Published 11/22/2017 04:02 PM

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday he was suspending his surprise resignation, pending talks, providing a potential way out of a political crisis that has rocked the country. Lebanon has been thrown into turmoil by Hariri's shock November 4 announcement from Saudi Arabia that he was stepping down, as well as his prolonged absence afterwards. The resignation was seen as a ratcheting up of tensions in the long-running rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and raised fears that Lebanon would be paralysed by regional tensions.

US woman raises more than $100,000 for homeless man who used last $20 to buy her petrol when she ran out

Published 11/23/2017 01:11 PM

Kate McClure, 27, was driving on the I-95 interstate motorway in Philadelphia when she noticed she had an empty tank. Ms McClure promised to return to pay Johnny back and later set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for him. "That’s when I met Johnny.

Chef José Andrés Prepares 40,000 Thanksgiving Meals In Puerto Rico

Published 11/23/2017 05:37 PM

As Americans give thanks this Thanksgiving, celebrity chef José Andrés is busy giving back, by preparing what he estimated as 40,000 Thanksgiving meals for Puerto Ricans.

Woman Gets Prison After Boyfriend Dies From Meth-Laden Kiss

Published 11/22/2017 05:20 PM

An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge.

U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea, three missing

Published 11/22/2017 06:16 PM

A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan and three people were missing, in the latest Navy accident in the region. Eight other people were rescued and transferred to the carrier where they were in good condition, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said. "Search and rescue efforts for three personnel continue with U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships and aircraft on scene," the U.S. Seventh Fleet said in a news release.

Zimbabwe prepares for swearing-in of new leader Mnangagwa

Published 11/23/2017 04:35 PM

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — As Zimbabwe prepares to swear in a new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, questions remain on the future of Robert Mugabe, who ruled for 37 years, and the wife who just days ago was poised to succeed him.

Our Favorite Books About Cars and Racing

Published 11/23/2017 02:01 PM

A Tribute To The Most Cringeworthy Turkey Pardon Of All Time, Featuring Sarah Palin

Published 11/23/2017 10:45 AM

This story was first published in 2012, and has been published every year since.

FCC Faces Scrutiny For Refusing To Turn Over Evidence On Net Neutrality Comments

Published 11/22/2017 09:38 PM

The Federal Communications Commission received millions of suspicious comments in support of its plan to repeal net neutrality, and it ignored multiple requests for evidence that would explain their origin.

Suicide attack kills at least eight in Afghanistan's east: officials

Published 11/23/2017 06:17 PM

A suicide bomber struck in a crowd of people in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Thursday killing at least eight, officials said, in an attack that underscored worsening security. The bomber approached the crowd of dozens on foot in provincial capital Jalalabad as they were demonstrating in support of a local police commander who had been sacked and calling for his reinstatement, provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said. Both IS and the Taliban are active in Nangarhar province.

Violent Feud Between California Shooter and Neighbors Brewed Months Before Deadly Rampage

Published 11/22/2017 02:00 PM

Months before a shooting rampage that killed five people, a violent feud brewed

Donald Trump's Childish 'IT WAS ME' Plea For Credit Sets Twitter On Fire

Published 11/22/2017 01:30 PM

President Donald Trump is being ridiculed after he pleaded for credit in the release of three college basketball players detained in China.

Two More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching

Published 11/23/2017 12:10 AM

Two more women have told HuffPost that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)

Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic convicted of genocide, gets life in prison

Published 11/22/2017 05:40 PM

By Toby Sterling, Stephanie van den Berg and Anthony Deutsch THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A U.N. tribunal on Wednesday convicted ex-Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for massacres of Bosnian Muslims and ethnic cleansing campaigns to forge a "Greater Serbia", and jailed him for life. Mladic was hustled out of the court minutes before the verdict for angrily shouting, "This is all lies, you are all liars!" The outburst occurred after Mladic returned to the courtroom from what his lawyers described as a visit to the bathroom, then a blood pressure test which held up proceedings. The U.N. Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) found Mladic guilty of 10 of 11 charges, including the slaughter of 8,000 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica and the 43-month siege of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, in which more than 10,000 civilians were killed by shelling, mortar and sniper fire.

Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

Published 11/23/2017 04:12 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom.

Gabby Douglas Says She Too Was Abused by Team USA Doctor

Published 11/22/2017 01:37 PM

The gold medalist says she was among the elite group of athletes alleging sexual misdeeds by Dr. Larry Nassar.

What To Buy On Black Friday On Amazon

Published 11/23/2017 05:05 AM

Last week, we shared with you a sneak peek at Amazon’s Black Friday deals that we just couldn’t wait for.

Venezuela debt defaults pile up with fresh S&P warning

Published 11/22/2017 05:11 PM

Venezuela moved closer to a possible all-out default on Wednesday, with ratings agency S&P Global saying the country had failed to make repayments on two more loans. The oil-rich, cash-poor South American country failed to make $237 million in payments on bonds due 2025 and 2026, now past their 30-day grace period, the US ratings firm said in a statement. "Two additional coupon payments are overdue, but within their grace period.

Lifeline for Merkel as opposition revolt over coalition position

Published 11/22/2017 06:59 PM

A possible way out of Germany’s political crisis appeared on Wednesday in the form of a growing rebellion in the second largest party over its leader’s refusal to enter coalition talks with Angela Merkel.  Martin Schulz was confronted with open revolt in his Social Democratic Party (SPD) from MPs who want him to throw a lifeline to Mrs Merkel — and drive a hard bargain for the party’s support. Other senior voices in the SPD are calling for it to agree instead to prop up a Merkel-led minority government from the outside in the national interest. Analysts warned that a minority government in Germany could be bad for Britain, with Mrs Merkel forced to seek approval from parliament over every stage of Brexit negotiations. “Merkel is basically open to a compromise, but in a minority government she wouldn’t have the leeway to make a deal,” said Prof Matt Qvortrup of Coventry University. Germany faces the prospect of new elections unless Mrs Merkel can find some way to form a government after the collapse of coalition talks with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Green Party. Profile | Martin Schulz Mr Schulz has come under intense pressure to reverse his decision to take the SPD into opposition following its worst ever result in September’s election.  He is already facing tough talks with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday in a bid to break the impasse. The president, himself a former SPD leader, is said to be furious at the party’s stance. But it became clear on Wednesday that Mr Schulz is also facing a rebellion from with the party over his refusal to consider talks. At an internal party meeting on Tuesday night, more than 30 MPs spoke out against Mr Schulz’s position, and demanded he took a more flexible approach. “The SPD is fully aware of its responsibility in the current difficult situation," Mr Schulz said, striking a more conciliatory tone. “I am sure that we will find a good solution for our country in the coming days and weeks.” But questions are now being asked over whether his position as party leader is secure, after a number of senior MPs from the party broke ranks to criticise his stance. “The SPD should not rush to call for new elections but should take the conversation with the president seriously,” said Johannes Fechner. Chart: Germany is badly fragmented and perhaps ungovernable. It is not getting better. “We have to consider the conditions under which we would agree to go into coalition,” said Bernd Westphal. “Making hurried decisions now will bring nothing,” said Johannes Kahrs. “Before we go to the voters, we have to explore all possibilities.” Mr Schulz faces an annual vote to confirm him as party leader next month, and his position is not secure. He has insisted that the party has nothing to fear from new elections, but many of his MPs disagree with him — and some are openly briefing that he isn’t the man to lead the party into them. Mr Schulz led the SPD to its worst ever result in September, and current polls suggest the party could do even worse in new elections. Sources in the party say they have been fielding phone calls from supporters asking if they’re “crazy”. Leading voices in the party have proposed supporting a Merkel minority government from the outside as a compromise. “We see no basis for a coalition at the moment, so we have to look at other options,” Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel said. “If no coalition is possible, a minority government is conceivable,” Matthias Miersch said. Germany has not had a minority government since the Second World War, and there are deep misgivings over the idea — not least because it was a series of minority governments in the 1930s that led to the rise of the Nazis. Mrs Merkel said this week she would prefer new elections. But it is not up to her: under the German consitution, only President Steinmeier has the power to call new elections or appoint a minority government. If Mrs Merkel can negotiate a new coalition or a deal to prop up a minority government, she will have pulled off one of the great political escapes. There were predictions the collapse of talks could mean the end of her career, but so far her party has rallied around her. There was a lone call on Wednesday from the local youth wing of the party in Düsseldorf for her to resign, but so far there has been no move from within the parliamentary party to unseat her.

Zimbabweans Prepare to Greet Their New President

Published 11/24/2017 10:49 AM

Exuberant Zimbabweans converged on a stadium for the presidential inauguration Friday of Emmerson Mnangagwa, who will become the country’s second leader since independence from white minority rule in 1980.

This Anti-Gay Interpretive Flag Dance May Be The Gayest Thing We've Ever Seen

Published 11/22/2017 04:23 PM

Vehemently anti-gay conservative organization MassResistance opened a conference last week with an interpretive flag dance that has us all wondering ... Are we being trolled?

Roy Moore Follows Donald Trump Playbook On Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

Published 11/22/2017 05:00 PM

WASHINGTON ― Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has executed a familiar playbook when it comes to allegations of sexual assault and harassment.

Thailand arrests woman wanted over deadly 2015 bombing at shrine

Published 11/22/2017 12:23 PM

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Police in Thailand on Wednesday arrested a woman wanted in connection with a 2015 bombing in Bangkok that killed 20 people, 14 of them foreign tourists. The blast at a central Bangkok shrine popular with visitors from China and elsewhere in Asia raised fears of a spillover of violence from China's western Xinjiang region, where some members of the Uighur Muslim minority oppose Beijing's rule. No group claimed responsibility for the blast that killed five people from mainland China and two from Hong Kong and wounded more than 120 people.

What Experts Have Learned So Far From the JFK Records Releases

Published 11/22/2017 02:05 PM

In the months since the document drops began, here's what experts have gleaned from newly released JFK assassination files

Syria talks in Russia, Saudi Arabia aim to unify rival sides

Published 11/22/2017 07:21 PM

MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed ways to promote a peaceful settlement in Syria, including the return of refugees, humanitarian aid and prisoners' exchange, while fractured Syrian opposition groups were meeting in Saudi Arabia in a bid to overcome their divisions and form a united front for Syrian peace talks in Geneva.

Shelter Dogs Get Week-Long 'Vacation' To Spend Thanksgiving In Real Homes

Published 11/22/2017 04:54 PM

Twenty Georgia shelter dogs don’t have permanent homes yet, but that won’t stop them from celebrating Thanksgiving in style.

Drug-maker Teva set for major layoffs in Israel, US: report

Published 11/23/2017 06:12 PM

Pharmaceutical giant Teva is preparing to sack thousands of employees in Israel and the United States, including one quarter of its Israeli workforce, a business newspaper said Thursday. Israel-based Teva, the world's biggest manufacturer of generic drugs, will sack 25 percent of its 6,860 employees in Israel and more than 10 percent of its 10,000-strong workforce in the US, Calcalist daily said. Teva shares in the United States have taken a plunge this year as the company has faced harsh financial woes.

Tensions down after 'coup' in Ukraine's separatist region

Published 11/23/2017 06:44 PM

Tensions appeared to abate Thursday in Lugansk, a stronghold of Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, two days after infighting erupted in the war-scarred region, culminating in accusations of a coup attempt. The so-called Lugansk People's Republic, one of two regions controlled by the rebels, has for years been blighted by leadership squabbles and several senior leaders have been assassinated. The current conflict escalated on Tuesday, when hundreds of armed men in military fatigues without insignia blocked access to government buildings in what one of the soldiers described as military drills ordered by the Lugansk interior ministry.

Experts Break Down The Difference Between Google Home and Amazon Echo

Published 11/23/2017 10:45 AM

The world is so full of tech that sometimes it’s hard to keep up.

Ann Maguire murder: Parents should be made to sign contracts with Facebook and monitor children's accounts, says coroner 

Published 11/22/2017 07:36 PM

Parents should be made to sign contracts compelling them to monitor their children’s Facebook messages, the coroner in the Ann Maguire murder inquest has claimed. Under proposals due to be presented to the Digital minister Matt Hancock, parents would be given the right to pry on their children’s accounts because their “responsibility transcends” a teenager’s “entitlement to privacy”. The suggestions would also require teens aged 13 to 18 to have a named parent on their application to open an account, and make parents contractually obliged to monitor their communications. Coroner Kevin McLoughlin outlined the proposals yesterday as a jury ruled that the murder of Spanish teacher Ann Maguire could have been prevented. Teenage killer of teacher Ann Maguire told ten friends 'precisely' what he planned to do Delivering a conclusion of unlawful killing, the jury at Wakefield Coroner’s Court said that her death had resulted from “missed opportunities to share and record the problem behaviour” of her killer. It comes more than two years after Ms Maguire, an employee of Corpus Christi College, Leeds was stabbed to death by pupil Will Cornick during a lesson at the school on 28 April 2014. During the inquest, the jury heard that Cornick, then 15, had exchanged a series of messages on Facebook with friends in which he professed his hatred for Ms Maguire and his desire to harm her. In one Facebook exchange, he expressed his loathing for the 61-year-old and offered a friend “a tenner” for them to kill her. Another associate of Cornick told police officers in an interview that Cornick had said of Mrs Maguire: “I don’t want to hurt her, I want to kill her.” Cornick was 15 years old when he stabbed to death Mrs Maguire, 61, as she taught a class at Corpus Christi Catholic College, in Leeds The teenager told 10 pupils of his intention to kill Mrs Maguire and other members of staff, and showed four of them the 34-inch knife he later used in her brutal murder. Despite his litany of threats, none of the pupils reported the outbursts to the school. Their conversations with Cornick only surfaced in pre-inquest hearings, and it later emerged that they had never been questioned about them by police officers or teaching staff after her murder. In statements following Mrs Maguire’s murder, Cornick’s parents claimed they had no prior knowledge of their son’s intentions. Commenting on the disclosures, Mr McLoughlin said that Cornick’s online threats had been “sinister and grotesque”, adding that he believed that “parents have a responsibility to protect children”. In order to do this, he said that they should be given “access to supervise content”, adding: “any parent’s responsibility transcends any teenager’s entitlement to privacy.” A Facebook spokesman said: "We want everyone to feel safe when using Facebook. We work closely with online safety experts including the UK Safer Internet Centre and Childnet International to make sure that young people and their parents know how technology works and what they need to think about before sharing online."

'Zero Hope For Denuclearizing North Korea,' China Expert Says

Published 11/22/2017 04:05 PM

BEIJING ― President Donald Trump’s designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism may not be the best way to quell the country’s nuclear ambitions, according to one expert in China.

Chicago cop cited for racist and threatening Facebook posts

Published 11/22/2017 09:50 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — An oversight agency for the Chicago Police Department has cited a veteran officer for more than 60 rule violations, including openly advocating for civil war and Facebook posts that that it deemed to be racist, Islamophobic or threatening.

Thanksgiving: Tribe whose ancestors ate with Pilgrims revives lost language after prophetic dreams

Published 11/23/2017 02:59 PM

A native American tribe whose ancestors famously ate a Thanksgiving meal with the US’s first European colonisers, are working to revive a forgotten language after one of their members had a series of prophetic dreams. The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, which is based in and around Cape Cod in Massachusetts, have started immersion classes for youngsters to teach them the language that was lost for decades. It’s more than I could have ever expected in my lifetime,” Jessie “Little Doe” Baird, the tribe’s vice chairwoman, told the Associated Press.

Lebanon's PM Hariri shelves resignation, easing crisis

Published 11/22/2017 08:42 PM

By Ellen Francis and Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday shelved his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun, easing a crisis that had deepened tensions in the Middle East. Hariri made his announcement after returning to Beirut for the first time since he quit abruptly on Nov. 4 in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia. Top Lebanese officials have said Riyadh forced him to quit and held him in the kingdom.

Pullman's plea to save school libraries

Published 11/24/2017 10:58 AM

Philip Pullman, and scores of other authors, urge the education secretary to protect school libraries in England.

Bath University vice-chancellor wins no confidence vote

Published 11/23/2017 12:05 PM

Motion of no-confidence was defeated by 19 votes to 16, with two abstentions

Little Miss Inventor joins Mr Men and Little Miss line-up

Published 11/23/2017 12:05 PM

The new character has been created as a positive role model for girls, its author says.

Being a granny in your 30s 'just adds to your tribe'

Published 11/22/2017 04:32 PM

Grandparents tell of the joy, fun and love the children give them.

Budget: Heads say extra maths cash is 'drop in ocean'

Published 11/22/2017 04:47 PM

School leaders are "extremely disappointed" by the Budget, despite boost for maths A-level.

Canterbury grammar school to hold Mein Kampf debates

Published 11/21/2017 08:47 PM

Simon Langton Grammar School said the optional course is "the antidote to political correctness".

Inside a new school for children with special educational needs

Published 11/22/2017 12:58 PM

The £15.5m project has been funded by Essex County Council.

Children in 'save Desborough Library' protest

Published 11/21/2017 09:16 PM

About 60 primary school children gathered in Desborough to show their support for the town's library.

Pregnant at 14: 'I proved myself by getting good GCSEs'

Published 11/20/2017 12:05 AM

Alex, now 19, says she has a good life - but would she want the same for her own daughter?

World Hacks: One woman's simple recipe for a happy street

Published 11/21/2017 02:02 AM

How one woman championed a way to bring community spirit back to city streets and keep children fit.

Can property developers be taught to be ethical?

Published 11/22/2017 12:27 AM

A degree course teaches New York property developers to think of more than money.

From $50 in his pocket to $500,000 prize

Published 11/15/2017 07:37 AM

University founder in Ghana wins major international education award.

NZ minister orders probe into 'impossible' maths exam

Published 11/21/2017 11:12 AM

Students are reportedly left in tears by tough questions in maths papers.

'Free speech can beat extremism'

Published 11/08/2017 12:10 AM

A survivor of the attack by Anders Breivik wants to tackle extremism by letting young people talk rather than shutting down debates.

What next for Mexicans returned from US?

Published 11/01/2017 12:43 AM

Mexico needs urgent job opportunities for thousands of young returned migrants from the US.

Automated checkouts 'miserable' for the old

Published 11/21/2017 02:15 PM

"Intimidating" checkouts and a lack of seating are "shutting out" the elderly from shops, a charity says.

When I look into my son's eyes I see the man who raped me

Published 11/23/2017 12:21 AM

Catherine became pregnant after being raped, but she decided to give birth to the child.

Bi the way

Published 11/20/2017 06:44 AM

Cardiff University's vice chancellor explains why he wanted to speak out about his sexuality.

The worst bullies: 'My friends called me Ugly Betty'

Published 11/17/2017 01:37 AM

Bullying by friends is 'really harmful and teachers should take it more seriously', says a victim.

Eviction threat over complaints about crying baby

Published 11/17/2017 09:23 AM

A family renting in London are threatened with eviction after complaints over a crying baby.

Obese and bullied

Published 11/16/2017 01:17 PM

British boxer Lawrence Okolie visits his former school as part of anti-bullying week, as he reflects on how he was bullied for his weight, made changes to his lifestyle and overcame confidence issues.

Degrees of value

Published 11/17/2017 01:35 AM

Huge numbers of young people are making a big decision about university - and their future income.

Men's refuge

Published 11/20/2017 10:00 AM

A man who fled his abusive marriage speaks about how an under-threat refuge helped him.

Sexual harassment

Published 11/14/2017 01:02 PM

Sex scandals spanning Hollywood, Parliament and far beyond have exposed a possible gap in UK law.

Fake news

Published 11/09/2017 11:10 AM

Universities launch free courses on how to spot fake news for Trump election anniversary.

'Separated from my siblings'

Published 11/07/2017 05:06 PM

The Education Committee speaks to children in care as part of its inquiry into fostering.

Modern slums

Published 11/08/2017 10:48 AM

Broke Britain: families are being squeezed into one-room flats in potentially dangerous conditions.

How fear puts girls off PE

Published 11/07/2017 02:38 AM

Girls are half as likely as boys to be physically active - and lack of confidence is to blame.

'Privilege to have a child trust you to share their story'

Published 11/03/2017 01:31 AM

What's it like being a Childline volunteer?

University admissions

Published 10/27/2017 01:04 AM

UCAS and Which? University's tips on how to convince admissions tutors to offer you a place.

Does Cambridge University need to widen a 'whitewashed' reading list?

Published 10/26/2017 11:40 AM

Some Cambridge University students don't want to just study books by white authors - but who should be on their reading list?

The children in care left without a school place

Published 10/23/2017 01:01 AM

How some youngsters who are taken into care can be left out of the classroom.

'We couldn't get our adopted son to school'

Published 10/19/2017 02:20 AM

When Evelyn and Tony adopted Ryan at the age of seven, his special needs were not immediately apparent.

Transgender girl says it was change sex or die

Published 10/16/2017 01:18 AM

Ellen - one of the first primary school children to transition in the UK - lets readers into her inner world.

I was an idiot, says excluded boy looking back

Published 10/10/2017 01:08 AM

With 35 pupils being excluded every day, Ben tells how he went from an ugly statistic to reformed character.

Girls go along with sex acts, says teacher

Published 10/05/2017 01:10 AM

One young secondary school teacher is shocked by the stories she hears.

'I didn't say no, but I regret that'

Published 10/05/2017 04:21 PM

A 24-year-old teacher's account of teenage sexual activity prompts many to share their concerns.

Talking to children about sex and relationships

Published 10/11/2017 01:02 AM

Social media and the ease of access to explicit material on the web means the tricky topic of sex is even more of a minefield for parents.

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