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NYC Schools Giving Students Morning-After Pill

Pilot program offers first hormonal birth control to kids in nation

(Newser) - New York City is handing out birth control including the morning-after pill to students at some of its schools under the auspices of a burgeoning health initiative called Connecting Adolescents To Comprehensive Health. The, er, catch? Students don't have to tell parents, notes the New York Post , unless parents... More »

Ex-NYC Schools Chief: Was it Sexism?

Cathie Black wonders if public drubbing would've been easier on a man

(Newser) - Cathie Black is out as chancellor of New York City's school system, and in her first post-firing/quitting interview, she wonders if sexism was part of the reason why: "If I were a guy, would I have had the pounding that I did?" the former Hearst honcho asks Fortune.... More »

Kid Suspended Over 'Kick-Me' Note

9-year-old done in by NYC anti-bullying rules

(Newser) - Schoolkids beware: "Kick me" can get you kicked out. A Manhattan fourth-grader was suspended from school for two days for sticking a Post-it note reading “kick me, please” to a classmate’s back, the New York Post reports. The tough punishment was the result of New York City... More »

Mom: My Boy Was Molested by Kindergarten Classmates

She's suing NYC schools for bathroom attack

(Newser) - A Queens mother is suing the New York City school district after reporting that her 5-year-old son was sexually assaulted in his school bathroom by four kindergarten classmates. "I couldn't believe this was happening to my son," mom Yenny Valero told the New York Daily News . "I... More »

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