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  1. The best defense: Don't give offenseRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | Post and Courier

    For fresh confirmation of that maxim, behold ample coverage in today's Post and Courier of a divisive debate over a perceived - or is it a misperceived? - offense. The alleged affront led to the Charleston County School District's decision to fire Bud Walpole as head football coach and head girls basketball coach at Academic Magnet High School on Monday, though he retained his position as a physical education teacher at Liberty Hill Academy.

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  2. Study Focuses on Youth Pot Use, Should Focus on Pill Popping InsteadRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Houston Press

    The Prevention Resource Center at the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston has released its annual Regional Needs Assessment , which gathers a ton of data and compiles it to identify everything you need to know about substance abuse. The study shines a light on what's going on in our area , which includes data compiled from Harris and 12 other counties, with a focus on the adolescent population in Houston.

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  3. Bullying?a S'Not in our house,' says Medina High School for Unity DayRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | The Medina Gazette

    About 70 Medina High School students and staff pose for a promotional photo wearing orange T-shirts to celebrate Bullying Awareness Month. This is the fifth year Medina Schools has participated in the month-long event, and it's the first year events expanded beyond the high school to the middle and elementary schools.

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  4. AUSD Green Schools Program Wins Golden Bell AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | Patch.com

    The Alameda Green Schools Challenge , a comprehensive recycling program set up by parents and teachers in the Alameda Unified School District , has won a 2014 Golden Bell Award from the California School Boards Association . The CSBA gives the Golden Bell Awards annually to "outstanding programs and governance practices" in school districts and county offices of education throughout the state.

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  5. Congressman offends high school studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    Rep. Don Young has never been known for mincing words, but his comments Tuesday regarding suicide to an Alaska high school took the "breath away" from his audience. School officials told local news that the Republican congressman was disrespectful and offensive in responding to sensitive questions from students and faculty at Wasilla High School on Tuesday -- even when one question turned the conversation to suicide.

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  6. SC coach fired over watermelon celebration re...Read the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Knoxville News Sentinel

    A South Carolina high school football coach fired because of postgame celebrations that officials said involved players smashing watermelons and making ape-like sounds has been reinstated. Charleston County School Superintendent Nancy McGinley released a statement saying she reinstated Academic Magnet coach Bud Walpole after meeting with him Wednesday.

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  7. Phila. teachers must do their part to cut deficitRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Philly.com

    When Gov. Corbett signed the bill approving a cigarette tax to fund Philadelphia schools recently, he concluded an odyssey that lasted at least 18 months. Passage finally happened only through compromises made by numerous stakeholders.

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  8. 2 staff members at Albany school fired after 17-year-old found with handgunRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | WSTM-TV Syracuse

    School district officials in Albany say two staff members at a vocational school will be fired after a 17-year-student was found carrying a loaded handgun. Albany police say detectives had been looking for a boy wanted on an active warrant.

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  9. Police: Student caught with handgun inside schoolRead the original story

    10 min ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

    School district officials in Albany say two staff members at a vocational school will be fired after a 17-year-student was found carrying a loaded handgun. Albany police say detectives had been looking for a boy wanted on an active warrant.

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  10. New Teen Thriller Dirty Party Takes Unique Approach on School ShootingsRead the original story

    10 min ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    Actor/Producer, Noel G. and partner, David Ramak teamed with writer/director partners, Richard Meese and Rocky Costanzo to produce a different, modern story on how young teens deal with a deadly tragedy. The concept was easy, Costanzo said.

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  11. New Hampshire education department gets $10M grantRead the original story

    10 min ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Three school districts in New Hampshire are sharing a federal grant worth nearly $10 million to improve access to mental health services in schools. The grant to the Berlin public schools, the Franklin school district and the district covering Colebrook, Stewartstown and Pittsburg will serve about 4,000 people for five years.

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  12. PwC and Knowledge@Wharton High School to HostFifth Business and...Read the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | PRWeb

    PwC US and Knowledge@Wharton High School announced that registration opened today for the fifth PwC-KWHS Seminar for High School Educators on Business and Financial Responsibility. The professional-development opportunity targeting educators, principals, administrators and superintendents from the eastern United States, will be held at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Dec. 5-7.

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  13. Alaska GOP Rep. Has More to Say on Suicide: Caused by 'Government Largesse'Read the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | Mediaite.com

    Representative Don Young , the longest serving Republican in the House of Representatives, made headlines yesterday after it was reported that he told a Wasilla high school suicide resulted from lack of familial and community support - shocking the school, which had lost a student to suicide the week prior. Asked about the comment at a visit to a senior center Wednesday, Young petulantly continued his critique, claiming that suicide was also caused by "government largesse."

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  14. Design of new Beaverton high school will include advice from educatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 min ago | The Courier Mailer

    Among the thousands of items Boora Architects must consider when designing Beaverton's new high school is inadvertently creating "passion pits" in the library. In 2013, Beaverton School District pulled together groups of teachers from a variety of subjects and grade levels including music, science, art, physical education and special education in addition to library and technology specialists, custodians, students, principals, public safety officers, nutrition services experts, athletic directors and professional designers to help determine what should - and should not - be included in new schools.

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  15. Former Halifax County school employees lose in court - againRead the original story

    16 min ago | SoVaNow.com

    Great stories cannot exist without great narration. A good narrator moves the plot along and clarifies details for the reader.

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  16. Long-Range Vision Outlines for Sparta's SchoolsRead the original story

    23 min ago | TheAlternativePress.com

    SPARTA, NJ The second of three Long Range Strategic Planning meetings took place in the media center of Sparta High School on Wednesday night. Al Annunziata of New Jersey School Board's Association, along with two colleagues Charlene Peterson and Robin Meehan, moderated session entitled Dreams .

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  17. Football coach reinstated after controversial 'watermelon ritual'Read the original story

    24 min ago | Valley News Live

    UPDATE: High school football coach Bud Walpole was offered his job back, effective Thursday, CNN affiliate WCBD reported. The school district superintendent invited him back Wednesday only after Walpole submitted a written commitment to focus more on diversity and sensitivity training, according to a statement.

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  18. Report says South Dakota students doing better in schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago | KOTA-TV Rapid City

    The latest numbers from the state's Board of Regents shows student performance for Rapid City area schools, and across the state, are mostly up. The report covers a five year period between 2009 and 2013.

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  19. Pamphlet Showing Bible Sexually Assaulting A Woman To Be Given To High SchoolersRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago | The Daily Caller

    An atheist group plans to distribute pamphlets whose covers depict a Bible sexually assaulting a woman to high schoolers, CNS News reports . The group, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, first attempted to hand out the pamphlet, alongside other books and what they call " nontracts " , in May 2013 .

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  20. Do teens need sext education?Read the original story w/Photo

    34 min ago | Iol.co.za

    The logic is compelling. Sex is an activity in which some teens participate. It can be enticing.

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