If you are like me, making your kids a school lunch is more functional than fun. You have your standard PB and J or ham and turkey sandwich and, if you are feeling really fancy, you might scribble "Good luck on your test" on a napkin and fold it neatly with a smug grin on your face as you congratulate yourself for being an awesome mom. Enter these parents and their amazing and elaborate lunches. Warning: They may make you feel an itty-bitty bit like a bad mom — but don't let them — instead let them inspire you. Not as in inspire you to actually make them (who has time for that?) but inspire you to hang these pictures on your fridge as art.Read Full Story
A Texas public school refused entry to a kindergartner last week because his hair violated their district’s strict policy. The boy is a Native American and his parents say his long hair is part of his religious beliefs. The school ultimately let the child attend, but only after requiring written proof of his heritage. But what if they had no written proof, just the parent's word on what their spiritual beliefs would be? Being Native American proves genealogy but not necessarily faith. Shouldn't a parent's word be enough when requesting a religious exemption?Read Full Story
It all began with an orange folder. Not any orange folder — a plastic orange folder with pockets and prongs. That’s what my son’s third grade teacher specifically asked for on his back-to-school supply list.Read Full Story
These kids are having the best Friday ever. It’s way too early for a snow day — school just started — and already the natives are restless. Perhaps it was one of these conniving little kids who planted a feral cat in their Maryland elementary school to get the day off? The world will never know.Read Full Story
A school locker is more than just a place for your child to keep his or her books — it is also one little spot of personal space during a busy day of school. We rounded up some creative and functional ideas for girls and boys to make that school locker truly Instagram worthy.Read Full Story
The Argyle Independent School District of Texas has put criminals on notice: Try to hurt our students and you may not make it out alive. Some teachers have now been trained and authorized by the district to carry concealed weapons while teaching, as School Marshals under the Protection of Texas Children Act.Read Full Story
When someone sneezes what do you say? Some say “gesundheit” while others say “bless you.” Some religious people will even tack a “God” onto the front of the latter. Can you think of anything else commonly used? No? Then why on earth was a Dyer County High School student suspended for saying “bless you” when a teacher sneezed?Read Full Story
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