Logan Paul

Logan Paul, one of YouTube's biggest stars, treated a video he uploaded over the weekend as the equivalent of a TV sitcom's "very special episode." To indicate the seriousness of the matter to his young fans, Paul posted a warning at the beginning, telling viewers who are having thoughts of suicide or self harm to seek help.

Former Texas Gov. Mark White dead at 77 Read Story Kirby Wilson, Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune

Mark White, a Democrat who served as the governor of Texas from 1983 to 1987, has died at the age of 77. During his time in office, White's most notable achievements came in education reform. In 1984, he signed landmark legislation that included the famous "no-pass, no play" law that said students must pass their classes to be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities.

School sex complaints to federal agency rise – and languish

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a monthlong Associated Press investigative series focusing on sexual assaults by students on students in U.S. elementary and secondary schools. HOUSTON - Hector and Itza Ayala sat in a conference room at Houston's prestigious performing arts high school, clutching a document they hoped would force administrators to investigate their 15-year-old daughter's claim of a classroom sex assault.

Alexander honors Maryville Scholars, praises school, nation

Maryville High School senior Taylor Drake speaks after receiving the $25,000 Lamar Alexander Scholarship from Sen. Lamar Alexander Wednesday during the 2017 Maryville Scholars Banquet. Maryville High School senior Preston Robinette receives the $15,000 Lamar Alexander Scholarship from U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander as the executive director of the Maryville City Schools Foundation, Barbara Jenkins, looks on.

The UK’s Largest Teachers Union Responds To Theresa May’s Education Plan

The UK's largest teachers union voted in support of a one-day strike option as a growing rift between educators and the government threatens to interrupt the education school children across the country. Delegates at the annual conference for the National Union of Teachers , which represents almost 400,000 teachers and teachers-in-training, voted to support a strike, which would have to take place before an August 31 deadline.

BCSC lunch rising 10 cents

Student meal prices in the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. are going up by 10 cents for the 2017-18 school year. The district is raising them based on a requirement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that stipulates meal prices should be set at $2.86, said Jim Roberts, BCSC superintendent.

Trump signs executive order on black colleges

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at signaling his commitment to historically black colleges and universities, saying that those schools will be "an absolute priority for this White House." HBCU presidents are hoping Congress will bolster Trump's actions to strengthen the schools with dramatically increased funding in the upcoming federal budget.

Betsy DeVos confirmed as Education secretary

Democrats said she had no experience as an educator, administrator or even as a parent or student in public schools. Betsy DeVos confirmed Education secretary; Pence casts deciding vote Democrats said she had no experience as an educator, administrator or even as a parent or student in public schools.

Extracurricular activities in youth tied to social engagement later in life


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People tend to become less involved with community work and social groups as they age, but those who were most active in their high school years are the most likely to stay engaged as they age, researchers say. Youth may be an important time for people to develop a sense of themselves as contributing to society, and this identity may last throughout life, the study team writes in The Journals of Gerontology: Social Science.

Coin Heist

Bright Lights would have been entertaining even if both women had still been with us. But now, so sadly, it takes on whole other layers Perseverance has characterized the career of filmmaker Emily Hagins ever since she helmed her first feature at age 12. Aided by her supportive parents and the creative community of Austin, Hagins was able to realize her dream several years before many of her peers attended their first day of film school.

Marin IJ Readersa Forum for Dec. 16

In Tuesday's IJ there was a quote from an individual suggesting that the number of school districts in Marin is “absurd” and that there are “massive redundancies” that “divert monies from the classroom.” While I might agree with the author regarding the number of districts, I believe that had he done a bit of research, he would have found that previous studies suggested that in Southern Marin there would be educational benefits to primary districts unifying around the three Tamalpais Union district's comprehensive high schools, while there would be little cost savings.

Sixteen Year-Olds Are Smart. Let Them Vote

New York City, New York, USA - March 9, 2016: Group of students and tourist enjoying a warm spring day at the Highline Park in New York City. This park is elevated and runs along Manhattan's west side from 34th st to Gansevort St. This election day, if voters approve Proposition F, San Francisco will become the largest American city to lower the voting age to sixteen for local elections.

Presidential Proclamation — International Day of the Girl, 2016

No matter where she lives, every girl on this planet deserves the chance to learn and grow, to develop her mind and her talents, and to live a life of her own choosing. Although we have made life significantly better for our daughters than it was for our mothers and grandmothers, in too many parts of the world, girls are still undervalued, disrespected, abused, and prevented from contributing to society.

Advice for parents on body image amid 2016 campaign insults

Even if your daughters don't pay much attention to politics, they'd be hard-pressed to have missed Donald Trump's attack of a former Miss Universe's weight or comments about a 400-pound hacker. It resonated with a 15-year-old who said this week the words damage girls' body image and asked Hillary Clinton how to help.

Boldness at a border university

EL PASO, Texas-Diana Natalicio, recently named one of the 100 most influential people in the world, hopes the honor causes a little dissonance in the minds of people who care about higher education. She wants observers to wonder why Time magazine placed her, the longtime president of The University of Texas at El Paso, on the 2016 list alongside household names such as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Pope Francis and Angela Merkel, and Caitlyn Jenner and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Letter: Supreme Court orders aren’t voluntary

Once again, the extremist Republican Kansas Legislature in cahoots with the equally extremist Gov. Sam Brownback has made a dangerously irresponsible decision against public education and our third branch of government. Apparently, it was insufficient to decrease funding for higher education - they now seek to further damage our elementary and secondary school children by defying another Kansas Supreme Court order to give children quality educations by an equitable distribution of funds throughout the state.

Higher Ed Community Has Mixed Reviews on SOTU, College Scorecard

At Tuesday's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama discussed the importance of education at all levels and after putting emphasis on early education and job training for high schoolers, he asked colleges and universities to work to make higher education more affordable for students. "Through tax credits, grants, and better loans, we have made college more affordable for millions of students and families over the last few years," Obama said.