Last week, Leon Ewing's proposal to use marijuana to help revive Tasmania's ailing school system raised more than a few eyebrows.
"The toughest part of being metal in Tauranga was the sand, and walking down to the beach in Dr. Martens with your pants tucked into your boots."
I was a posh Norwegian class tourist in the English seaside town where I grew up.
I was given with the name Kaitlyn when I was a baby, but I guess that isn't my name anymore. My name is Kai now, I'm 19 years old, and I'm from the Wakka Wakka and Wulli Wulli nations.
White, middle class teachers aren't the right people to quell extremism.
"When I was eight months old doctors gave me a few months to live. Then I was put on the organ-waiting list."
We talked to a gay and trans teacher about what it's like to be out—and not out—in the classroom.
Also this week: A woman allegedly threatened to blow up her daughter's school because she failed an exam.
We promise this article about dangling modifiers is worth reading.
As someone whose entire sex education was a 280-pound nun denouncing abortion, I'm on board with the push in the UK for sex ed being part of the curriculum from elementary school onward.
Not even the latest earthquake, the country's least favourite phenomenon, can shake NZ's stride into 2015.
We interviewed five teenagers before and after schoolies to compare their expectations with reality. Historically this has been a story of unchecked impulses and reckless behaviour. How things have changed.
Before Britain's right-wing press gave my alma mater a nickname because six former students have joined the Islamic State, it was a notoriously dangerous public school.
It's 1962, and mother wants me to learn humility. So she takes me away from afternoon cartoons to deliver care packages from the church to families experiencing hardship.
Hey, teacher, leave them kids alone! Get it? Like the song.
Summer break sounds amazing in June, but by August the teens have grown restless. They're broke, they've got all these hormones that they can't properly act on, and Mom's at work.
Modern schools are like prisons, stifling children's creativity and destroying their will to learn. This 19-year-old, who's already written two books on the subject, says we should get rid of them.
School sucks for most kids, so imagine how much it sucks for a smelly, green pickle.
This week: Some women got upset because they were fined for dropping trash on the floor, and a kid got suspended for taking a toy gun to school.
Crystal runs away from home leaving her mother to fear for the worst. Augustine visits the doctor to discuss a potentially life-threatening surgery to fix a deformation in his face, but makes progress back at school dealing with his anger issues brought o…
In part three, Montreal "Spanky" Almond reveals some of the trauma that may have caused him to lose his voice. Coach Williams reaches out, hoping to make a difference in the boy's life.
This week: The Texas school that fired a teacher because she's transgender vs. the cop who pulled a gun on some kids making a tree fort.
This week: A girl was suspended from school for shaving her head to support her friend with cancer, and a woman was arrested for consoling her crying son.
Midway through high school, Chucky, the biggest bad ass I knew, invited me to join his punk band. I was super excited until I realized Chucky hated weed and his idea of punk rock was sitting on his couch watching reruns.