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There are plenty of compelling reasons to stay in school, but a new study published in journal PLOS ONE has offered up one more — it may also be good for your health. According to researchers at New York University, the University of Colorado, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “lacking education may […]

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Students in NYC public schools can now bring their cellphones to school without fear of getting caught. The Department of Education officially ended the ban on cell phones — enforced since 2006 — on Monday. Mayor de Blasio and the Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced in January that the new policy will increase the safety […]

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New York City is working to curb unnecessary school suspensions with measures that aim to help students rather than just send them home or call 911, practices popular during the early tenure of the Bloomberg days. But considering that one part of the plan involves a partnership with the NYPD, it is unclear how much […]

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“Damian is showing his class the way to make an inverted pentagram. Connect the dots to make one yourself.” So reads the new Activity Book (PDF, embedded below) that the Satanic Temple is handing out to children in Orange County, Florida. The county had recently decided to allow an Evangelical group to disseminate Christian materials in public schools and to censor the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). The […]

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A school in Dallas County, Missouri is very, very committed to their “drug-related and alcohol-related zero tolerance policy.” To them, just writing about weed in a personal notebook constitutes “possession of a controlled substance,” punishable by suspension. The high school girl accidentally left her notebook at school last year, when it was discovered and read by school […]

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Despite warnings emailed to the United Federation of Teachers on Wednesday, several groups of teachers have decided to wear their pro-NYPD t-shirts on the first week of class anyway. The Department of Education asked the UFT to remind them “that as public employees, one must remain objective at all times” and that “certain tee shirt messages may appear to be supportive, […]

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Just days ago, Brooklyn education and arts space 3rd Ward suddenly went dark. Rumors of bankruptcy and foreclosure spread, though the owners had recently opened new locations in Philadelphia and Brooklyn. The financial woes are presumably linked to the company spending a bit too much on each of these new properties without first properly securing […]

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Parents paying up to $41,000 in tuition to Upper East Side’s York Prep are shocked, because their children were assigned to write suicide notes. Oh my god! But not really. While it is true that a group of 14-year-old students of English teacher Jessica Barrish were assigned to write suicide notes, no complaints were made by anyone other […]

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On Monday and Wednesday evenings in East Harlem the sounds inside of St. Paul’s School on E. 118th St are pretty much the same as those during a regular school day: the dragging of chairs on linoleum, the chatter and laughter of children, bags dropped on floors and pushed to the side. The difference is […]

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What was an aggressive Bloomberg policy to reduce the plague of classroom cellphone tyranny has become a lucrative endeavor for companies lurking outside schools to store the ringing/buzzing/texting/tweeting offenders. The New York Post reports the extent of the cellphone ban’s consequence, student anecdote after aching student anecdote, and the dollar-a-day service that cuts into food […]

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