Dear Parents, It’s back to school time, which means if your kids haven’t already traded in their swimsuits for Trapper Keepers (those are still a thing, right?), they will soon. We know what you’ve been dealing with this past summer. Believe us, we know. And there are just a few things this teacher would like […]
It’s that time of year, parents! The countdown is on. For some of you, it’s a matter of a couple weeks. For me, we still have a month to go, but IT’S THE LAST MONTH. The kids are going back to school! Have I enjoyed my mommy-moments with them this summer? Of course. I mean, […]
If you haven’t heard, Target is holding a teacher discount sale from July 15 through July 21, offering verified educators a 15% discount on school supplies, according to a post on their website. At first glance, this announcement seems great. I mean, teachers are constantly struggling to furnish their classrooms, so who wouldn’t be excited […]
Tammy Layne Waddell, 58, had one wish before she died of cancer on June 9 at the young age of 58: that mourners bring backpacks full of supplies to her funeral instead of flowers. Waddell — who, according to her obituary, taught elementary school in Forsyth County, Georgia and was the 2003 Forsyth County Schools Elementary […]
State of Michigan proposed social studies standards for grades K-12, written by conservative lawmakers, removes mention of gay rights, Roe v. Wade, and climate change while also eliminating the term “core democratic values,” which they argue implies left-leaning partisanship, and downplaying the work of the NAACP from the state-mandated curriculum. According to Bridge Magazine, the […]
High school graduation is a time to celebrate, to look back on past accomplishments and lessons, and to look forward to a future full of growth and freedom. It’s a time to let go. But for Holy Cross High School valedictorian Christian Bales, his freedom was taken away when the school in Crestview Hills, Kentucky […]
You need to see these side-by-side results from IKEA’s bullying experiment.
By Nicole Merritt of jthreeNme Ten years ago, I was graduating from a small(ish) Catholic college twenty minutes south of Boston. I was 22 and about to get married and move to Miami to begin law school. Ten years ago, I naively thought, “I’ve made it.” I’ve graduated college. (check!) I’ve secured a husband. (check!) […]