• Posts Tagged ‘rights at school’

    Teen’s hoax brings criminal charges and lock-up


    Lockdown

    On the same day as the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut in December, 2012, a 17-year-old girl in Prescott, Arizona called the police to report a gunman “on a rampage” and on his way to her high school “to do some damage.” She …

    What will it take for Congress to act on gun control?


    American Flags

    You may be on your Christmas or winter vacation from school and won’t have a chance to discuss this in class until you return. We thought we’d throw out some thoughts about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings on December 14, 2012. Undoubtedly, there will be ample …

    9-year-old girl makes Wheaties box


    Sam Gordon Wheaties Box

    Samantha Gordon, also known as “Sweet Feet” is a nine-year-old phenom in Herriman, Utah. Her YouTube video has gone viral and she nows graces the cover of a Wheaties box. What has Sam done to earn this adoration? As you know, Title IX is the federal …

  • Longer school days are coming


    School Desks

    Starting in 2013, approximately 20,000 students in five states will be part of a pilot program to boost student achievement. The plan is to add 300 hours of learning to the school year, either by lengthening the school day or by extending the school year. …

    Does your school track you on campus?


    Big Brother is Watching by GetGetFamous (Flickr)

    Two public schools in Texas are testing “smart” ID cards this school year. It is a new method of keeping track of students while at school. The “Student Locator Project” involves a tracking chip added to all student ID cards. Beginning in the fall of …

    High school newspapers confiscated for screenshot of F-bomb


    William Toscano ParkroseHS (Twitter)

    The first issue of the 2012-2013 school year’s student newspaper in Oregon was censored in October, 2012. The Bronco Blaze published a story about two Twitter accounts about Parkrose High School. One account created in August, 2012, tweeted negative and profane comments about the school and its …

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