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School Accused of Discriminating Against Transgender 6-Year-Old

An elementary school in Colorado is the subject of a civil rights complaint filed this week on behalf of a trangender 6-year-old. According to the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, Eagleside Elementary School is violating the child's civil rights by not allowing her to use the girls' bathrooms. Here are the details.

 

Healthy schools: Goodbye candy and greasy snacks

School Lunch

Goodbye candy bars and sports drinks. Hello baked chips and diet sodas....

 

School tells teen to get breast reduction, mom says

Bullying

A Missouri mother is outraged after her daughter's school district allegedly suggested the 13-year-old get a breast reduction to stop bullying. Tammie Jackson said her daughter, a sixth-grade student at Central Middle School is being sexually harassed because of her breast size, Fox2Now.com reported.

 

Gun Found in Child’s Backpack at Queens Elementary School

Gun

The police released few details, aside from saying the school was Wave Preparatory Elementary in Far Rockaway and the weapon was a .22-caliber handgun.

 

SUV strikes teen saving parking spot

A school board member in Georgia is accused of hitting a teen with her SUV as the girl stood in an open parking spot.

 

Ex-teacher loses license over student massages

A former teacher in Florida's Broward County who was accused of soliciting massages from students has lost her license to teach in the state.

 

Fourth-graders who flunk reading have faces marked

A teacher is being criticized after having students use markers to draw on classmates who failed reading goals.

 

Five-year-olds put to the test as kindergarten exams gain steam

With school in full swing across the United States, the littlest students are getting used to the blocks table and the dress-up corner - and that staple of American public education, the standardized test.

Senh: Tests for kids in kindergarten? Whatever happened to let kids be kids?

 

New Charter Schools Thrive in Harlem, but Some Parents Are Feeling Left Out

Harlem parents have been expressing frustration at the still limited number of high-quality choices in the city’s push to add charter schools in the neighborhood.

 

Helping children transition back into school mode

We’re heading back to school in a few short days and some of us, not to name names, (hint: initials start with J and D) haven’t been the most vigilant of summer tutors.

 

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