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For Gay Youths, Middle School Can Be Toughest Time

Posted: 10/13/2010 - By the time she was in eighth grade, Rory Mann was so aware of the differences between her and other students that she couldn't bear to enter the cafeteria. Instead, she ate lunch alone on the cold, hard bathroom floor, propped against a wall.

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NC's New Draft Social Studies Curriculum

Posted: 10/13/2010 - After much review the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is out with the second draft of the proposed Social Studies Essential Standards for kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Suicide Surge: Schools Confront Anti-Gay Bullying

Posted: 10/10/2010 - A spate of teen suicides linked to anti-gay harassment is prompting school officials nationwide to rethink their efforts against bullying — and in the process, risk entanglement in a bitter ideological debate.

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Fallout Over Former Duke Student's "Sex List"

Updated: 10/08/2010 - A former Duke University student wrote a graphic presentation, a so-called "sex list," about more than a dozen men. While Karen Owens reportedly says she wrote the list for her friends' eyes only, it has now gone viral.

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Federal Judge Tells School To Take Pierced Girl

Posted: 10/08/2010 - An attorney says a federal judge has ordered Johnston County Schools to admit a 14-year-old student suspended for wearing a nose piercing she says is part of her religion.

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NC End-Of-Grade Tests No Longer Required

Posted: 10/07/2010 - Students in North Carolina no longer have to pass end-of-grade standardized tests in order to be promoted to the next grade.

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Paying For Your Kid's College? Don't Raid Your 401(k)

Posted: 10/06/2010 - Most American families with children who are likely to attend college rank saving for school as high a priority as saving for retirement, a survey released Tuesday shows, but despite their good intentions many of them still risk making expensive mistakes.

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New Sex Ed Funding Ends Decade Of Abstinence-Only

Posted: 10/02/2010 - For the first time in more than a decade, the federal government is funding sex education programs that aren't based solely on abstinence. But they're not just about handing out condoms, either.

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Kids With ADHD More Likely To Have Missing DNA

Posted: 09/30/2010 - Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to have missing or extra chromosomes than normal children — the first evidence that the disorder is genetic, a new study says.

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Educators Want Change To No Child Left Behind

Updated: 09/28/2010 - Educators from five counties hand delivered paper plates with messages on how to reform No Child Left Behind, to the office of U.S. Representative Walter Jones in Greenville.

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