Category: school

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.

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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

In 2014, a high school student was arrested and suspended in…

In 2014, a high school student was arrested and suspended in South Carolina, and had his locker searched because of a creative writing assignment where he mentioned buying a gun to shoot his neighbor’s pet dinosaur.

In 1974, three students at Northeast High School in Philadelphia…

In 1974, three students at Northeast High School in Philadelphia participated in a medical experiment in which for five days they experienced what it was like to be blind.

In China, cigarette companies are allowed to sponsor schools,…

In China, cigarette companies are allowed to sponsor schools, with slogans like “Genius comes from hard work. Tobacco helps you become talented.”

School buses are yellow because humans notice the color yellow…

School buses are yellow because humans notice the color yellow 1.24 times faster than another eye-catching color.

A school in Poland is named after an Indian Maharaja, in honour…

A school in Poland is named after an Indian Maharaja, in honour of him providing shelter and free education to hundreds of Polish women and children after they had to escape Poland due to the World War 2.