After Flint, it’s been disheartening to discover that lead contamination is far more widespread than originally thought. A new investigative report by USA Today claims that 350 schools and day cares across the country have tested above the EPA’s “action level” for lead content in water.
In the early '80s, the state-sponsored British Broadcasting Corporation decided that computers were going to be kind of a big deal, and created the BBC Micro desktop PC to promote computer literacy. Now, they're doing it again—this fall, one million UK schoolkids will receive a free Micro Bit.
Those of us who grew up in St. Louis have a pretty cool parlor trick we can perform for you. We can basically predict the conversation that will occur, word-for-word, when we meet another person who grew up in St. Louis. Here is the first question we will ask each other: “What high school did you go to?”
There's been quite a bit of debate recently about the Southern states' inability to handle what (at least to the North) might barely even qualify as a light dusting. Now, Reddit user atrubetskoy has taken the opportunity to create a fantastic map detailing just how much snow it typically takes to keep kids home.
Turns out, sitting hunched over a desk for eight hours a day isn't all that great for a kid's posture, and the spinal contortions needed to lean over a flat desk certainly do nothing for a student's ability to focus on the day's lessons. However, this rolling chair from Dublin-based industrial design firm Perch aims…
Apparently, there is such thing as a valet service for phones. Seriously! Phones, tablets and iPods are banned in New York City public schools and though that rule is typically ignored, 88 schools in NYC have metal detectors, which means those kids have to store their phones with a 'valet service'.
Students, teachers, and parents in New York State don't know what to make of this bizarre question on the state exams. Let's see if you can do better. Sharpen your pencils! But first, everyone's familiar with the story of the pineapple and the hare, right?
This is certainly the weekend for monster Lego builds. First there was the Battlestar Galactica behemoth early Saturday, and now this afternoon (by way of last Wednesday) we have this 30,000-brick Imperial hanger from The Return of the Jedi.
The Washington County school system in Florida believes it has come up with the best way to take attendance. Ditching the typical roll call, the school system will use fingerprint scanners that log everyone as they step off the bus.
If a student chooses to represent his/herself as a whorebag, that's no business of their school, a federal judge has decided. This follows two teenage girls who posted slutty photos on MySpace and were dealt with aggressively by their school.
Snow days! Those joyful days when school is canceled because of the snow is the only redeeming quality of growing up in shitty weather. But some schools are stripping that joy away, they're experimenting with hosting classes online. NOOOOOOOOOOOO!
American public schools are known for having some generally pretty terrible food. High in fat and sugar, low in most other things. This leads to childhood obesity. Not good. So some Texas cafeterias are taking a high-tech approach to health.
I tell you what, I could do with some of this "blue lighting" each morning when I start work at 7.30. Being tested in a British school, Philips' blue-tinted light wakes kids up and makes them perform better.
Move over doodling, there's a new time-waster in town. Texting. Perhaps you've heard of it? If you're a college student you've definitely heard of it, as 90% of all students have copped to doing it during class. Professors are mad!
Wendy Scott, a teacher of at North Brookfield Elementary School in Massachusetts, tried to ban pencils and pens in her classroom. It's completely ridiculous because you sorta need them to do schoolwork and because it's just a freaking pencil and pen.
Usually, if you draw all over the walls at school, you're facing a bummer of an afternoon in the principal's office. But the kiddos at this wonderfully designed school in Spain are lucky—their school's exterior IS a blackboard.
The best part about growing up in Michigan, besides my pet wolverine, was the abundance of snow days. But a school district in Ohio is threatening to destroy the sacred snow day by making kids learn. On the internet.
Scotland's Cedars School of Excellence is running a bold tech experiment at the moment, teaching all of its 105 pupils using nothing but Apple's iPad for taking notes and conducting lessons.
Stanford University's new Engineering Library is scheduled to open this August, and when it does it will have 85% fewer books than the one it's replacing. It's a big step toward what the school's librarians envision as a bookless future.