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Have California schools cracked the code on obesity?

... That makes it all the more exciting to find one policy that does seem to be working: California’s strict school nutrition standards — soda bans, low calorie foods in cafeterias and limits on fat content — appear to have had a significant impact on what teens there eat.


Kacy Christine Wilson, Former Teacher, Allegedly Had Sex With 16-Year-Old Student In School Closet

Kacy Christine Wilson, a 28-year-old former teacher at Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Fla., is being accused of pulling a 16-year-old student out of class and then leading him to a closet to have sex, WOFL-TV reports.According to a police report obtained by WOFL, Wilson called the unnamed teenager's teacher to claim he had left something in her classroom. The incident allegedly occurred when he arrived at her room.


Mom sends son to school with stun gun

Mom Sends Son to School with Stun Gun

An Indiana mother who sent her gay son to school with a stun gun after administrators apparently didn't do enough to stop the bullying against him said she would do it again -- even though the teen now faces expulsion.


Social Media Rules for N.Y.C. School Staff Limits Contact With Students

The creation of the guidelines reflects concerns about the misuse of sites like Facebook and Twitter and follows accusations of misconduct by teachers with students.


Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures: Advertising on Lamp Posts, Fire Hydrants, School Websites, and NBA Jerseys

Ads on Fire Hydrant

In our current poor economic times when the government and businesses are having trouble balancing their budgets, we’re seeing them come up with some creative ways to derive additional revenue.

It seems like whenever cities need to balance their budgets, one of the first areas to cut is education. School districts have resorted to selling advertising on school websites. I’m all for it as long as the ads are clean and don’t offend any parents.


Principal, secretary lose jobs over kiss on video

Principal and Secretary Caught Kissing on Video

A principal’s school encounter with his secretary, secretly recorded by a student, has cost the pair their jobs at a small Arizona charter high school, according to local media reports.


6 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at Christian college in Oakland

Oikos Shooting

Six people were killed and three wounded Monday when a gunman opened fire at a small religious college in Oakland... Pastor Jong Kim, who founded Oikos University about 10 years ago, told the Oakland Tribune he was unsure if the alleged shooter had been expelled from the school or dropped out voluntarily. He said he heard about 30 gunshots while remaining in his office for safety.


Grade school teacher's aide fired for refusing to hand over Facebook password

Facebook Password

Kimberly Hester, a grade school teacher's aide in Michigan, was fired for refusing to hand over her Facebook password to her supervisors. Hester posted a picture of a co-workers' shoes and pants bunched around her ankles on Facebook in April 2011 with the caption, "Thinking of you." She posted the picture in jest, but a parent who's on her Facebook friend list saw the image and reported it to Frank Squires Elementary where Hester was employed, prompting the investigation.


70% of Processed Meat is Full of "Pink Slime" [Infographic]

“Pink slime,” or “lean, finely textured beef” filler treated with ammonia to kill bacteria, has been making the headlines recently in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture decision to make 7 million pounds of ground beef containing “pink slime” available to school districts for use in school meals.


Ark. court rejects ban on teacher-student sex

Arkansas Supreme Court

The Arkansas Supreme has struck down as unconstitutional a state law banning sexual contact between public school teachers and students.


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