| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:40 AM
American Education Week will sweep through our local schools Nov. 18-22. Parent visitations, open houses and many exciting programs have been planned for this special week. Rodgers Forge Elementary School welcomes parents of grade three on Nov. 18, grades...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:53 PM
An Illinois dad got the call on Thursday that no parent ever wants to receive.
Brad Lewis' ex-wife was on the phone: Their 15-year-old son had shot himself in the chest.
In the note Jordan Lewis left behind, he laid blame on bullying.
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:02 PM
A group of mostly San Clemente High School students received affirmative honks and the occasional "woo-hoo" late Friday afternoon in Laguna Beach as they protested bullying.
Members of the Cool 2 Be Kind Club stood in a line along Coast Highway at...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Looking ahead: For many Jews, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur signify new beginnings — time for reflection, apologies and forgiveness. The tradition of blowing the shofar (loud horn) serves as a wake-up call to examine our deeds, responsibilities,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Facebook and Maryland's school systems will pilot an initiative next year that should help make it easier to have offensive or hurtful language on the social media site taken down.
The effort to combat cyber bullying was started by Maryland Attorney...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Oh, how I remember my high school and middle school years. It must be more complicated today. I look around and can only shake my head at the prevalence of sex, drugs and violence in society today. The pressure on adolescents is tremendous. The only...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Rebecca Sedwick had been terrorized for more than a year by girls who used to be her friends, Polk County authorities say.
She tried to get away, but Rebecca couldn't escape their hateful words relayed across social media: "You should die," someone told...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 3:39 PM
A roughly five-month investigation into hazing allegations at Maine West High School has cost the district about $115,000, a district spokesman said Saturday.
In January, Maine Township High School District 207 hired the law firm of Hinshaw &...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Despite being a PG-rated, angst-adjacent, teen coming of age story, it wasn't until the 270th page (of 289) that I realized "Zero Fade," Chris L. Terry's debut novel, was a Young Adult book. But that revelation wasn't a jolt or a letdown. Instead it was a...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Local filmmakers are creating a documentary about how the climate for LGBT students and educators at South Florida schools has evolved since the late 1970s.
"Schools, of course, just like the society has, have changed amazingly in 20 to 30 years, so...