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After Autistic Boy's Death, Felony Charges for School

Max Benson died after employees held him down

(Newser) - Three employees of a now-shuttered California school for students with special needs have been charged with manslaughter in the death of a boy with autism. Max Benson, 13, died last November after he was physically restrained for nearly two hours at the Guiding Hands School in El Dorado Hills, east... More »

6 Charged With Sex Assault at All-Boys School

Toronto's St. Michael's College calls assault 'simply horrific'

(Newser) - Police arrested six students from a prestigious private all-boys Catholic school in Toronto on Monday and charged them with sexual assault related to a video that was posted on the Internet. Toronto Police Inspector Dominic Sinopoli said the teens, who are all 14 and 15, are from St. Michael's... More »

2 Words Uttered in NYC Classroom Caused a Firestorm

Friends Seminary terminated Ben Frisch over the incident

(Newser) - It costs nearly $50,000 a year to send your kid to Friends Seminary, a private Quaker school in Manhattan founded in 1786. Two words uttered there cost Ben Frisch much more. While teaching a Feb. 14 pre-calculus class, he lifted his right arm up and down during a demonstration... More »

At One Private School, Boys Could Soon Wear Skirts

London school is considering gender-neutral uniforms

(Newser) - Last year, a group of boys in the UK made headlines when they wore skirts to school after they were disciplined for wearing shorts on a very hot day. Now the private Highgate School in north London is considering a plan that would allow boys to do just that, reports... More »

Trumps Break With Tradition on Barron's New School

He'll go to St. Andrew's, the first modern-day first kid to not attend Sidwell Friends

(Newser) - Melania and Barron Trump are prepping for their big move to the nation's capital from New York City, where they remained after President Trump's inauguration so the 11-year-old could finish out the school year. And the Washington Post reports Barron's new school has been chosen: St. Andrew’... More »

Headmaster's Suicide Shocks Private School

Park Tudor says Matthew Miller's death not related to coach's resignation last month

(Newser) - An Indianapolis private school still reeling from the abrupt resignation of its boys basketball coach last month is now facing a new shock: the suicide of its headmaster. The body of 46-year-old Matthew D. Miller was found by his wife, Mia, Saturday in the garage of their school-owned home located... More »

Sex Abuse Was Rampant at Elite Private School: Report

64 kids allegedly abused by 22 staffers at NYC's Horace Mann over decades

(Newser) - "There was this widespread assumption that if you put your child in a private school that they were in safer space." That's the reaction of a professor who consulted on a new independent report into sexual abuse at NYC's elite Horace Mann School—an investigation that... More »

Send Your Kid to Private School? You Suck

Only the morally bankrupt do it, Allison Benedikt argues

(Newser) - Do you send your kids to private school? Then congratulations: "You are a bad person," Allison Benedikt argues in Slate . "Not bad like murder bad—but bad like ruining-one-of-our-nation’s-most-essential-institutions-in-order-to-get-what’s-best-for-your-kid bad. So pretty bad." Her reasoning is simple: if everyone were invested in public schools—... More »

Education Solution: Ban Private Schools

Private schools give rich kids unfair advantage: Gawker's John Cook

(Newser) - If cities want to avoid situations like the current mess in Chicago , then John Cook at Gawker has some advice: Make all private schools public. Rich parents (and politicians like Rahm Emanuel and the Obamas) are less likely to care about public school conditions, because they can afford to send... More »

Too Much Studying Can Be Illegal in S. Korea

'Hagparazzi' seek rule-breaking private tutors

(Newser) - South Korea’s got a new kind of secret agent: the private education spy. The government is cracking down on costly tutoring institutions, and it offers a reward to citizens who catch tutors breaking the rules. The institutions, known as hagwons, have sprung up nationwide, sparking concerns that wealthy kids... More »

Private School Requires iPads

All students in grades 4-12 will need Apple tablet

(Newser) - A private school in Knoxville, Tennessee, is adding an unusual requirement to students' back-to-school gear starting next year: an iPad. The Webb School will mandate that all kids in grades 4 through 12 either buy or lease (from the school, for $200 a year) one of Apple's tablets, notes Fast... More »

Jackson Kids Having a Blast at School

Prince Michael, Paris, plus bodyguards off to LA prep school

(Newser) - The elder two of Michael Jackson's children have started going to school with other kids for the first time in their lives, and are thriving. Prince Michael Jackson, 13, and Paris, 12, ended homeschooling at their own request, and are enjoying attending Los Angeles' exclusive Buckley School, their famous pop's... More »

Texas School Rejects Lesbians' Daughter

Episcopal school doesn't agree with their lifestyle

(Newser) - A little girl in Texas was denied admission to a private school because her parents are lesbians, Fox News reports. When Jill and Tracy Harrison, who married in Canada, enrolled daughter Olivia at St. Vincent’s Episcopal School last month, they crossed out the word “father” on the admissions... More »

Teacher: I Was Fired for 'Fornication'

Florida teacher booted for getting pregnant before wedding

(Newser) - A Florida teacher is suing the Christian school where she worked until recently, saying they fired her because she got pregnant just before her wedding. Fourth-grade teacher Jarrestta Hamilton says that when she asked her school for maternity leave last April, she admitted that she’d conceived the baby three... More »

Exec: Ax Teacher for 'Sleazeball' Banker Slam

$25M-a-year banker outraged over comments to son's class

(Newser) - One of Wall Street's highest paid executives is pressing to have his son's teacher axed for insulting the banking world. Hugh McGee, who makes $25 million a year as Barclays' global head of investment banking, says the teacher told his son's 11th-grade history class last year that "all investment... More »

Fla. Teacher Cops to Sex With Boy, 15; Mom Approves

15-year-old boy's mother approved of affair

(Newser) - A teacher at a Florida private school has resigned and been charged with sexual battery of a child for allegedly carrying on an affair with a 15-year-old student, the Miami Herald reports. Maria Hernandez, 32, was arrested upon the pair's return from Disney World and admitted to sleeping with the... More »

Swine Flu Shuts 2nd NY School

Dozens of children call in sick in second major outbreak in Queens

(Newser) - A second school in Queens has been shut down after dozens of students suffered symptoms of swine flu, reports the New York Daily News. Cases have also been found in Brooklyn and the Bronx, and an outbreak is suspected at a Catholic school in Manhattan. The public school closed yesterday,... More »

After Day of Rest, First Daughters Back to School

Exciting Inauguration Day ended with Jonas Brothers visit

(Newser) - Sasha and Malia Obama are back in school today, after taking yesterday off to recover from inauguration fever, the AP reports. The First Daughters spent Tuesday smiling and waving, and were up late with surprise visitors the Jonas Brothers while their parents were out at the balls. The girls are... More »

Obama Daughters Start School

Barack gets teary as new life begins

(Newser) - Like millions of other children, the Obama girls returned to school today. Unlike the rest of the nations’ kids, they were accompanied by a cadre of police, Secret Service agents, and media, the Washington Post reports. The Obama family’s new life in Washington is off to its official start,... More »

Colleges Seek Kids' Opinions on Grapefruit, Perfect Crime

Quirky questions catch students off-guard

(Newser) - Bored with prospective students regurgitating textbook knowledge, Cambridge and Oxford have revamped their interview questions to include the abstract (Would you rather be a novel or a poem?), the existential (What does it mean to be happy?), and the downright crazy (How would you poison someone and get away with... More »

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