Gov. Tom Corbett signed a first-in-the-nation law allowing crime victims the right to seek an injunction against offenders on grounds that speech could cause 'mental anguish.' Civil rights groups are likely to challenge law in court.
A new study finds that US students are tested on average once a month, with some students tested as often as twice a month. The White House announced it will support a movement by education officials to dial back the amount of testing.
Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., the suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, had been accused of sexual assault at two colleges. Are campuses doing enough to warn about potential serial offenders?
After two weeks of student walkouts in Colorado, the Jefferson County Board of Education backed off somewhat on a plan to review AP US history for 'patriotic' content, but still set up a curriculum review committee.
A survey of teachers on Common Core education standards showed mixed results. Half of teachers surveyed think Common Core standards help students with critical thinking, but their enthusiasm has waned.
The death of a New York high school football player Wednesday was one of three high school football-related deaths this week. Safety protocols have made the game safer since the 1970s, but the deaths point to a need for continued vigilance.
The girl was allegedly raped after a botched sting operation. The lawsuit contends that the Alabama middle school she attended had a policy of not punishing sexual harassment unless students admitted to it or the harassment was witnessed.
US District Judge Mark Fuller was arrested in early August on charges of misdemeanor battery against his wife. At least seven members of the US Congress are calling on him to resign in light of the domestic violence case.
Three days ago, 32 teens broke out of a Tennessee juvenile detention center. There was another disturbance Thursday. Juvenile-justice reform advocates say the way teens are managed in confinement needs to improve.
California lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that would require colleges to set a standard of ‘affirmative consent’ for sexual activity. If the bill becomes law, California would be the first state to handle campus sexual assault this way.
One of the high school football players convicted of rape in the Steubenville, Ohio, case is back on the team, and Thursday is the team's first game. Weighing the balance between punishment and rehabilitation is difficult.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal charges that the US Department of Education is strong-arming states into accepting base-line standards once viewed as voluntary. Backers say that Common Core is voluntary, because some states declined to adopt it.
Janet and Ramon Barreto, accused of severe abuse of children they adopted abroad, were arrested Wednesday, ending a five-year search. Janet Barreto was the only woman on the US Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted list.