Category: school

A middle school in Dallas organized a “Breakfast with Dads” event and then realized some students lacked father figures. So, the school made a Facebook post asking for 50 volunteers. The next morning, 600 men showed up to help out.

In the remote Pilbara region of Australia, an aboriginal community built a “train” to carry their children to school. The train cars are made from metal barrels and the locomotive is a tractor. The train is meant to keep attendance rates on track by getting kids excited to go to school.

France has banned all children under 15 from using their phones, tablets and smartwatches in school. The government is concerned that students are becoming too dependent on and distracted by their phones. They are calling it, “A law for the 21st century”.

France has banned all children under 15 from using their phones, tablets and smartwatches in school. The government is concerned that students are becoming too dependent on and distracted by their phones. They are calling it, “A law for the 21st century”.

In high school, with his imposing physique and matured mustache, most Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson’s classmates thought he was an undercover cop.

When 13-year-old Ryan White got AIDS from a blood donor in 1984, he was banned from returning to school by a petition signed by 117 parents. An auction was held to keep him out, a newspaper supporting him got death threats, and his family left town when a gun was fired through their window.

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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 “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 porno.

Photo : Sasha Kargaltsev / Flickr

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.