I was watching this segment on the "Today Show" the other day and a professor was talking about paying kids for good grades. He gave the example of someone running a school where kids come from tough backgrounds and they aren't reading or motivated.
He said let's say administrators decided to give cash incentives for good grades. The idea was to pay $2 every time a child read a book and he used third graders as an example. Is this is a good idea? Should schools pay kids for good grades? Check out the video and take the poll after the jump.
Most of us love Dr. Seuss books and most of us remember reading them all the time in school. It's always one of those staples that you must have at least one of the books.
This is not the case for one school in Canada. They are not pleased with the 'Yertle the Turtle' story because officials think there's a political message behind it. Now the school has banned the book as a result.
It seems as if it's so much easier to highlight the bad things teenagers are doing these days, as opposed to the good things that many young people accomplish each and every day. Let this video restore your belief that we will leave this world in good hands.
As schools in Illinois struggle financially they are actually considering charging kids for bus rides to school. State funding for student transportation was cut by 42% so the district is doing what they can to make up for the loss.
Teachers don't get enough credit for the creative ways that they teach. There are always so many distractions that take students away from what is on the chalkboard. This may be the answer! Check out the rap these teachers threw down after the jump.
The world we live in seems to demand instant gratification. Once upon a time, when we wanted something, instead of flashing the credit card or borrowing from the bank, we saved our money to get things important to us. With what has been happening in our economy, more people are re-discovering these "old-fashioned" values and think it's important to teach them to children at an early age.
It seems that prom gets more and more expensive and over the top. I think this is a case of way too much and getting out of control. One mom actually spent over $1,300 on a billboard to help make her daughter prom queen.
Schools in New York offering breakfast have come under attack because some kids are eating twice in the morning - once at home and breakfast at school. Some are saying this is going to contribute to childhood obesity, but should the school be at fault if the kids lie and say they haven't eaten breakfast?
Here we go snooping around in someone's personal business again. A teacher's aide was suspended after she refused to let the school district she worked for access her Facebook profile. Frank Squires Elementary School in Cassopolis, Michigan insisted they check Kimberly Hester's account last year after she posted a picture of a co-worker wearing their pants around the ankles and a pair of shoes.
The woman is trying to take legal action against the school now that she has been put on unpaid leave. Do you think the school was out of line? See the picture and take the poll.
Associate Professor Stephen M. Kajiura was reviewing with his evolution class in GS 120 for a midterm when Florida Atlantic University student Jonatha Carr interrupted him to ask a question. How does evolution kill black people? Kajiura attempted to explain that evolution doesn’t kill anyone.
Jonatha then became violent. She asked her question four times, and became increasingly upset each time.
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