Mental-health professionals in Pennsylvania schools, for instance, say funding cuts in recent years have prompted reductions in school counselors, social workers and psychologists.
In the U.S., the percentage of kids ages 8 and under using mobile devices has doubled in the past two years. And they're spending more time on the tablets too.
Nationally, the cost of wasted food in schools — including milk, meats and grains — is estimated at more than $1 billion a year.
The 2011 tsunami disaster destroyed the Fukushima nuclear plant. Because radiation is still leaking, a town 200 miles away has offered to take in students.
Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong'o wears her hair in an extra-short Afro style. She's helped broaden what is considered to be beautiful hair.
The accordion, with its unique sound, is making a big comeback. Part of it has to do with the trend of rediscovering weird things and making them cool.
Fear of gang violence and hopes that the U.S. will change its immigration laws have driven more youths to make the risky journey across the U.S.-Mexico border.
The study's surprising conclusion is that the more popular teens are, the more likely they are to get bullied, except for those at the very top of the high school social ladder.
Young women who compete in roller derby skate hard and get bumps and bruises. They walk away with a sense of achievement. Meanwhile, the team's looking for new headquarters.
A report by the Education Department says black students are disciplined more strictly, even in preschool.
"The homework horror stories have to be read in a proper perspective," says an education expert. He pointed out that the homework load has been pretty stable for 20 to 30 years.
“The refuge of home can be a lifeline, sometimes meaning the difference between barely getting by and falling over the edge into poverty,” one author wrote of the "Peter Pan" generation.
A new book-free library aims to help its patrons get better access to the latest technology with e-readers, computers and tablets.
“This whole thing has to do with saving lives, not just marching in front of the cameras," said the leader of a drill team in one of the country's most dangerous cities.
Sporting a sexy swimsuit in Sports Illustrated, Barbie embarked on her latest career. Consumer groups criticized the move, and the Girl Scouts' partnership with toy maker Mattel.
The SAT test will be condensed to two sections from the current three. There will be an optional essay section colleges may require students to take. The changes take effect in 2016.
Western Washington University's program to get kids thinking about college has reached into 350 classrooms and touched the lives of about 9,000 young students.
SquashSmarts in Philadelphia is an after-school program. It is among 15 clubs nationwide using the game to help underprivileged students through physical fitness and tutoring.
The Danish zoo killed the animal because it was not needed for breeding. Then its parts were fed to lions. Many question why Copenhagen did not send the giraffe to another zoo.
The uniform shirt had the school motto "Tomorrow's Leaders." That violated the First Amendment right of free speech and not being forced to say something against one's will.
Educators say they are seeing a sharp rise in mental stresses among students that are leading to depression. The problem cuts across social class and income level.
Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia became the youngest athlete to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics. She clinched the team gold medal for Russia, its first.
At an elementary school in Salt Lake City, the lunches of 40 students were thrown away because their parents were behind in payments to the lunch program.
But reading proficiency varied widely across the states. And the report found a growing gap in reading skills between children from lower-income and higher-income families.
The president said U.S. students should have access to the Web to make them competitive with schoolchildren in countries like South Korea.
He used the 1910 census from Lincolnton, N.C., and a face-recognition expert to track down her identity.
Supporters say the move gives more flexibility to school districts, which can still require the course. Critics accuse the state of dumbing-down its curriculum.
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