Category: school

LeBron James’ “Promise School” where at-risk…

LeBron James’ “Promise School” where at-risk students have 8 hour days, a longer school year and receive free meals, bikes, and tuition.

Photo : Keith Allison / Flickr

Every high school student in Sweden aged 16-20 is entitled to…

Every high school student in Sweden aged 16-20 is entitled to “study grant” of $139 USD monthly. The only requirement is to attend the school.

Photo : Håkan Dahlström / Flickr

Actor Willem Dafoe was expelled from high school for shooting a…

Actor Willem Dafoe was expelled from high school for shooting a porno.

Photo : Sasha Kargaltsev / Flickr

The girl who played Robin Williams’ teenage daughter in…

The girl who played Robin Williams’ teenage daughter in Mrs. Doubtfire was kicked out of school for missing too many classes during filming. Robin Williams then wrote a letter to the principal ‘respectfully requesting’ he reconsider. She didn’t get back in, but the school did frame the letter.

CDC has urged that schools open later because two-thirds of…

CDC has urged that schools open later because two-thirds of teenagers suffer chronic sleep deprivation.

More than two-thirds of teenagers in the U.S. are…

More than two-thirds of teenagers in the U.S. are sleep-deprived. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention urged that schools should not open before 8:30 a.m.

This is Anthony Borges, 15. He used his body to hold a classroom…

This is Anthony Borges, 15. He used his body to hold a classroom door shut, protecting 20 other students inside as the gunman fired through the door, hitting him five times. Hope he has a speedy recovery.

Many schools in Japan require students to have black hair. Those…

Many schools in Japan require students to have black hair. Those with other hair colors are often pressured to dye their hair by a rule intended to prohibit dying of hair.

Photo : AP Photo/Markus Schreiber via qz.com

A teenager fooled an entire school, multiple police officers,…

A teenager fooled an entire school, multiple police officers, and a car dealership into believing that he was the youngest state representative ever. He was escorted to a school, given a tour, and spoke to the high school students about being involved in politics.

Several high school friends formed the Committee to End Pay…

Several high school friends formed the Committee to End Pay Toilets in America (CEPTIA) in 1968, which eventually led to laws banning pay toilets in several states.

When a man’s or woman’s natural body functions are restricted because he or she doesn’t have a piece of change, there is no true freedom.  — Ira Gesse