The last thing that you expect when you send your child off to school is that they could be the victim of sexual assault at the hand of another student. In elementary school, even the suggestion of sexual acts between two children is nightmarish and mind-boggling. Sadly, the unthinkable happened at an elementary school in Richmond, Virginia, where a 6-year-old female student was accused of sexually assaulting another 6-year-old girl on the school bus.Read Full Story
Bring up the topic of a school birthday cake ban, and guess whose complaints will be the loudest? It isn't the students' complaints. Parents of students in schools that have banned birthday cake and birthday food are putting up a bigger fuss than the kids being deprived of cake. There's a simple solution to this never-ending classroom food debate: Get rid of school birthday cake once and for all.Read Full Story
A school district in Nebraska is trying a new tactic when it comes to talking to their students. Lincoln public schools have offered training and guidelines for teachers in how to make their classroom spaces more gender inclusive. Instead of saying "boys and girls," or "ladies and gentleman," they suggest going with a classroom name, perhaps something like "purple penguins."Read Full Story
No matter how much we hate violence, it's hard to look away from a scuffle. There's something about human nature that draws us to the spectacle of a fistfight, especially when it's unexpected. Thanks to social media, the crowds that gather around school fights have grown exponentially. The results are just as disgusting as you'd expect.Read Full Story
Huge iron gates now surround the perimeter of my children's neighborhood elementary school and a police officer is on campus every day. Plus, anyone coming in during school hours must be buzzed in via a fancy new security system. This should make me feel good that my kids are safe and secure, right? Instead it just kind of makes me sad.Read Full Story
Take your school T-shirt from last year and turn it into a cool sports tote for this year. Perfect for toting around your gym gear, this easy DIY tote bag tutorial shows you how to upcycle your school T-shirt from last year into a versatile and useful bag. With some fast cutting and a few quick seams, you are finished. These T-shirt sport totes are strong and washable. Follow the steps to make one for yourself.Read Full Story
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