What is the great divide splitting America? Republican and Democrat? Male and female? Black and white? Esquire columnist Stephen Marche thinks there is a profound, and ever widening gap between young and old Americans.
The struggle to pay back student loans has become the latest election year showdown. Both Republicans and Democrats are vowing to prevent interest rates from doubling in July, but they clash over where the money to pay for that change should come from.
Hazing incidents on college campuses around the country has sparked a movement to end hazing in greek organizations. Cornell University had a student die while pledging a fraternity and is taking bold steps to reform its culture. A Dartmouth student has also spoken our widely in an attempt to change things.
More than 100 bomb threats were made against the University of Pittsburgh this semester, disrupting student life. They targeted academic buildings, dorms and have led to plans for stepped up security at the university's graduation this weekend.
Jess Thom was diagnosed with Tourette's when she was in her 20s. Today, she's taken on an alterego, Tourtette's Hero, and started a website too, with an aim of improving understanding of Tourette's and people who have it.
A new law in Tennessee will allow public school teachers to discuss alternatives to such scientific topics as evolution and climate change. The bill, known as the "academic freedom" law by its supporters and the "monkey bill," by its detractors, went into effect Friday.
Detention and suspension rates in Chicago increase during end of month period, may be related to food stamps
A recent study of public schools in Chicago shows an increase in the rate of detentions and suspensions at the end of the month among students whose families receive government assistance. The study has been linked to data showing lower caloric intake at the end of the month for recipients of food-stamps.
At Westside Middle School in Tennessee, students who are sagging their pants too low and can't seem to get them up are given zip ties that haul the pants up to a level more like what might have been seen on the sitcom Family Matters, which centered on Steve Urkel and his way-too-high-pants.
Fluency in just one language in the 21st century is a competitive disadvantage, and it could be holding back your brain. In a recent New York Times Op-Ed piece, Yudhijit Bhattacharjee wrote that bilingual people outperform single language speakers in cognitive tests of all kinds.
The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament drives billions of dollars in spending every March, but not a dime of it goes for wages for the players. Now sure, their scholarships and the money that pays for them to travel to get there comes from that pool, but one New York Times columnist is among a growing chorus of people saying "pay the players!".