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Common Core 101: A quick look at education reform

It's divided political parties and pitted parents against educators against politicians. But almost five years since its introduction, many Americans are still asking: what is Common Core? First, the basics: Common Core is a set of educational standards which tracks children's progress in math and English. Students in K-12 are tested every year on a set ...

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Do popular kids face greater risk of bullying?

Being popular might also make you a target for bullying. Researchers at the University of California-Davis say, in most cases, popularity increases the risks of getting bullied. And not only that —  WNYW notes bullying might be harder on popular children. "The report says children who are newly popular may not ...

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Christian school claims 8-year-old tomboy isn’t feminine enough

Who should determine if a girl is girly enough or a boy, boyish enough?  Administrators at a Virginia Christian school believe they are the authority on the matter within the halls of their school.  According to CBS News, administrators said that an 8-year-old's short hair and the rest of her appearance ...

Therapy dog helps kids with autism socialize

Therapy dog helps kids with autism socialize

A black lab named Buster is helping York Adams children with autism improve their social skills.

Preschool children are better than adults at certain problem solving challenges

Preschool children are better than adults at certain problem solving challenges

According to a recent study by researchers at the University of California in Berkeley and the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, preschool age children are better at figuring out how to

Denver's Flobots bring music back to schools

Denver's Flobots bring music back to schools

The Flobots, a Denver hip-hop band that gained fame with the hit "Handlebars," are known for social activism and supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Could Robots Help Children with Autism?

Could Robots Help Children with Autism?

A robotic companion is helping children with autism learn and develop communication skills.

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America's 'deadliest fraternity' drops pledging

Labeled the "deadliest fraternity in the U.S." by Bloomberg in December, Sigma Alpha Epsilon has decided to completely nix pledging, and consequently hazing, in an attempt to improve its image.  Calling it a "historic decision," the fraternity made the announcement to ditch pledging and hazing Thursday, saying it will "protect Sigma Alpha Epsilon's future and ...

South Puget Sound Community College's automotive school has been ordered to crush a rare Dodge Viper within two weeks.

Chrysler orders school to crush rare, $250K Viper

Some students are starting a petition to try to save a $250,000 car from being crushed. South Puget Sound Community College's automotive school has been ordered to crush a rare Dodge Viper within two weeks. Chrysler donated the pre-production Dodge Viper SRT, but said the non-street legal vehicle needs to ...

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10-year-old suspended for pointing hand in shape of gun

A 10-year-old Ohio boy is back in school after serving a three-day out-of-school suspension for pointing his fingers in the shape of a gun at a classmate. WSYX reports fifth grader Nathan Entingh was in his science class last week when he made his hand into the shape of a gun and pointed ...

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