Tag: Schools

Schools In New York Prevent Students From Using Vaporizing Pens By Installing Smoke Sensors

New York schools have decided to put in smoke detectors to help catch students using vaporizing pens during school hours. Once vape smoke is detected, an alarm goes off that alerts school officials.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 2, 2018

California County Reports Almost 1,000 Cases Of Norovirus In Schools: Details On The Outbreak So Far

Health experts urge parents to keep sick children at home as the norovirus outbreak in California now totals more than 950 confirmed cases. Thirty-two schools in Yolo County have reported norovirus infections, affecting both students and their teachers.

Public Health May 16, 2017

Baltimore School Dental Program In Hot Water After Removing Third Grader’s Teeth Without Permission

Baltimore mother Shanda Flemming was furious when her 9-year-old son Michael came home from school in tears, with a swollen mouth, and with three of his teeth missing.

Public Health January 26, 2017

Education Department Shutting Down ITT Tech: Here's What You Need To Know

The Department of Education pulled the plug on ITT Tech, and the former students of the school have a few options at their disposal. None are ideal, but they are not completely bleak, either.

Business Tech September 8, 2016

Study Reveals Effective Way To Get Children To Eat Vegetables

Many children do not like to eat vegetables. A study involving elementary school students revealed how to get kids to make healthier food choices.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 6, 2016

Exercise Helps Children Learn, Make Better Grades In School: Experts

Play and exercise improve learning and boost brain power in school kids. An international panel of experts says time-out exercise or physical activities in school can help improve academic performance, promote core values and develop important life skills.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 28, 2016

This Locker Took Tumblr By Storm (And You Wouldn't Believe How It All Began)

A locker from a Canadian school took Tumblr by storm after students began creating memes based on the piece of school property that became a semester-long prank.

Viral May 20, 2016

A 7-Year-Old Tricks Teacher With Misspelled Handwritten Note To Go Home Early From School

A 7-year-old pupil from Sheldon Elementary in Texas managed to excuse herself from an after-school program by writing a fake parental note. See how the plan worked out and how her father reacted.

Life & Style May 5, 2016

Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa And Bulimia More Common In All-Girls Schools

Young girls studying in all-girls schools are twice as likely to have eating disorders compared to those attending mixed schools, according to a new study. Anorexia nervosa is no laughing matter as it leads to six-fold risk of death.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2016

Texas School District Fires Cop Who Body-Slammed A 12-Year-Old Girl

Texas police officer Joshua Kehm was fired after a video of him body slamming a 12-year-old student went viral. The police and school administration are investigating the case.

Society April 13, 2016

Playing Video Games May Have Positive Effects On Kids: Study

New research discovered that high usage of video games translated to higher odds of better intellectual functioning and overall competence in school among children. It also found that gaming may help improve kids' cognition and social skills.

Life March 11, 2016

Robocall Bomb Threats Prompt Lockdown, Evacuation Of Schools In Different States

Robocall bomb threats resulted in school lockdowns and evacuations on Friday. A number of schools nationwide have reported increasing robocalls in the last few years.

Society March 6, 2016

Exercise During Math, Spelling Lessons Boosts Learning In Schoolchildren

Integrating physical activities into math and spelling lessons may boost learning among middle-schoolers, a new Dutch study revealed. The findings add to the growing body of evidence that support the benefits of exercise.

Life February 24, 2016

iOS In Education: Apple Introduces Shared iPad And Other Features For Students And Teachers

Apple has released iOS 9.3 beta 1 and launched a new website for iOS in Education. iOS 9.3 will be introducing new school-dedicated features for the iPad, such as multi-user capabilities and a new Classroom app.

Apps/Software January 13, 2016

New York, Los Angeles Schools React Differently After Receiving Similar Terrorist Threats Via Email

Los Angeles officials immediately suspended classes on Dec. 15 following a terrorist threat received through email. On the other hand, New York, which received a similar scare, initiated an investigation and announced the threat was a hoax.

Society December 16, 2015

Health Officials Look To Fall Break To Help Stop Norovirus Outbreak In Nevada Schools

The Washoe County health district in Nevada is anticipating the scheduled school break in the fall to help allow students and staff members infected with the norovirus to recover during the recommended 72-hour period. The break will also help prevent the spread of the infection to other individuals.

Life October 26, 2015

Texas 9th-Grader Arrested After Bringing A Homemade Clock To School

Ahmed Mohamed built and brought a clock into school Monday, which teachers thought resembled a bomb. He was arrested and taken to juvenile detention later that day.

Gadgets September 16, 2015

Free Back-To-School Apps That Will Keep You Organized And Productive All Year

Download these free apps available for both iOS and Android to keep you organized and to increase your productivity throughout the school year.

Apps/Software September 12, 2015

State Of American Education: Eighth-Graders Struggle In History, Civics, And Geography

The abysmal results of testing by the National Assessment of Educational Progress show that more needs to be done to improve schooling in the United States.

Internet Culture April 30, 2015

School Group Threatens To Call Police On Parents Whose Kids Play 'Grand Theft Auto'

Let's face it: 'Grand Theft Auto' isn't for kids. That being said, calling the cops on parents whose kids play the game is probably a bit much, but that's exactly what an eductation group in England is doing.

Internet Culture March 30, 2015

AAP Raises Concerns About Random Drug Tests In Schools

The American Academy of Pediatrics is against random drug tests in schools due to the method's high cost and low effectiveness.

Life March 30, 2015

Schools In Liberia Finally Reopen Following 6 Month Closure Due To Ebola

After six months, Liberia reopens its schools and welcomes children back as the Ebola outbreak mellows down in the country. Many parents still fear the virus, however.

Life February 18, 2015

Staten Island Mom Allegedly Threatens To Blow Up School Because Teen Daughter Flunked Regents Exam

Karen Shearon allegedly threatened to blow up Susan Wagner High School after her daughter failed an exam. What happened?

Society February 7, 2015

9-Year-Old 'Lord Of The Rings' Fan Suspended For Threatening To Use The One Ring On Classmate

A Kermit, Texas school recently suspended a 9-year-old boy for threatening to use the "One Ring" from 'The Hobbit' books and movies to make a classmate disappear. The school called it a terrorist threat.

Internet Culture February 2, 2015

You Have To Watch This High School Teacher & Students Get Down To 'Uptown Funk'

You will not believe this astounding dance video that was shot, edited and stars high school students. Lead by a talented teacher, they work it to 'Uptown Funk' and film the whole thing in a single take.

Internet Culture January 28, 2015

How Much Snowfall Does It Take To Close School? This Map Has Your Answers

Have you ever wondered how much snow it takes to close schools in different parts of the U.S.? This clever map from Reddit user atrubetskoy has your answer.

Internet Culture January 26, 2015

The Best Defense Against School Shootings Is... Canned Foods?

Some schools are having students arm themselves with cans of food for defense against intruders. It's every bit as strange as it sounds.

Internet Culture January 10, 2015

This Is How An Innovative School Integrated Coding Into All Of Its Courses

Meet Beaver Country Day School, the first school in the U.S. to integrate computer coding into its core curriculum. Here, high school students learn programming while also studying everything from English to math to drama.

Geek January 5, 2015

Why schools should always be stocked with EpiPens

Epinephrine should be stocked in every school in the nation to treat allergic reactions in children, a new study states. But, how serious is the problem?

Life November 7, 2014

Ebola fears are closing schools

Ebola is taking the lives of thousands of people in Africa, and now resulting in the closure of schools in Texas and Ohio.

Life October 16, 2014

FCC approves $2 billion federal program to make schools and libraries go Wi-Fi

The FCC moves to revamp tech program to expand Wi-Fi service in libraries and schools. Opposition of the initiative questions its methodology and funding.

Legal July 13, 2014

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