In 2009, an Indiana girls basketball coach sued over Franklin County High School’s scheduling discrepancy: At the time, 95 percent of Franklin County boys basketball games took place in “prime time” (Friday and Saturday nights and the Wednesday before Thanksgiving), compared with just 53 percent of girls games.
Notre Dame was home to the annual Run Forrest Run 5,000 meter and 10,000 meter run Saturday, which benefitted the Gary Sinise Foundation — a charity that serves active-duty military, veterans, first responders and their families.
In preparation for the race, hundreds of flags were temporarily installed near Flaherty Hall. Take a 360-degree look with this Bubbli:
The FIFA World Cup Qualifiers have begun — but if you can’t sit still until the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, peruse this timeline of some of the most notable moments in tournament history. (The 2018 tournament starts June 14.)
School choice —a movement to provide alternatives to public school — is sure to be a top priority for President Donald Trump.
On Tuesday, during his first joint address to Congress, Trump called for a bipartisan school choice bill which would aim to help disadvantaged children trapped in failing schools.
United States Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made headlines this week, however, when she called historically black colleges and universities — which were created in response to racial segregation — “pioneers” of school choice.
She later walked back this statement, but continued to draw parallels between school choice and historically black colleges and universities.
Providing an alternative option to students denied the right to attend a quality school is the legacy of #HBCUs.
School calendars closely correlate with Google search patterns for the terms “bullying,” “stress,” and “depression” — an insight that may have profound implications for the way educators deal with suicide, the third leading cause of death among ages 10 to 24.
Over the past ten years, Google Trends data reveals a cyclical search pattern. Searches for these words peak during the fall and spring semesters, and drop predictably during Thanksgiving, Christmas and summer breaks.
To better understand the cycle, take a closer look at the year 2016:
Research has shown that teen suicide rates are at their highest during the academic year, but bottom out during summer months — a pattern that does not hold true for adults.
The cause may be that summer break also provides a break from classroom woes and interactions with bullies.
For educators, this connection poses a challenge. High-profile teen suicides have made headlines while policymakers continue to discuss solutions.
Currently, federal law requires all schools that receive taxpayer dollars to file reports on harassment, discipline and bullying. During her confirmation hearing last month, newly appointed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos suggested the reporting requirement might be best left up to the states.
She said, “I would look forward to reviewing that provision.”
Melania Trump has indicated cyberbullying will be one of her top priorities as first lady, though she has yet to take public action.
The word “war” has had ups and downs in Google search history over the past five years, but hit a noticeable spike around late April and early May of 2016.
The cause of the spike is unclear, but searches peaked near the day hardliner President Rodrigo Duterte won the Philippine Presidency, and when tensions were rising over disputes in the South China Sea.
Over the past five years, Islam was the most highly searched term, compared to five of the most commonly practiced religions.
And while is Islam is the most-searched religion, the faith comes in second place off the web, according to Pew Research Center.
In terms of the number of followers worldwide, the most commonly practiced religions are, in order: Christianity, Islam, Atheism/Unaffiliated, Hinduism and Buddhism.
Islam has 1.6 billion followers worldwide and accounts for about 23 percent of the global population. It is the only religious group projected to increase more rapidly than the world’s population as a whole over the next 30 years.