Research shows that starting school at 10am instead of 8:30am halves student illness and improves academic performance.
A scientific study found that starting high school one hour later than usual allowed students to sleep more than half an hour more, and was associated with reduced sleepiness and increased academic performance.
The final science exam for 8th grade students in Ketchikan Alaska is a 2 night survival trip on an uninhabited island.
Principal Akbar Cook installed a free fully-stocked laundry room at school because students with dirty clothes were bullied and missing 3-5 days of school per month. Attendance rose 10%. The Principal Cook went on to create a Lights On program where students can stay late at school, get a hot meal and stay off the streets.
Chinese students can rent fake parents to meet their teacher to avoid embarrassment.
A school had to be shut down after some 6th graders sprayed too much Axe which lead to several kids being hospitalized for it.
A Texas high school honor student was thrown in jail for missing classes, despite the fact that she was working full- and part-time jobs, taking advanced courses, and caring for her younger sister as her divorced parents moved away. The judge said he wanted to make an example of her.
A 12-year-old girl was arrested, handcuffed, and detained at a police precinct for several hours for doodling on her desk in class.
An autistic kindergartner, his mother, and his grandmother were handcuffed at a school. The child was taken to a psych ward and the grandmother had a rib broken, all because of a 5 y/o tantrum that wasn’t handled properly by the school.
A third-grade girl was expelled for a year because her grandmother sent a birthday cake, and a knife for cutting the cake, to school. The teacher used the knife to cut the cake, and then reported the girl to the authorities as having a dangerous weapon.