It’s never the big, important things that stick in your memory. It’s always the weirdest details or most bizarre bits of information. I, for example, will always remember that the state bird of Utah is the California gull. Because that is ridiculous.
John Oliver briefly returned from Last Week Tonight’s summer vacation to provide a little back to school video, one that outlines everything students will not be taught in the upcoming year. Chief among them: Warren G. Harding nicknamed his penis “Jerry,” and European explorers and colonists were actually “genocidal…
Science fairs require more parental help and involvement than ever before, writes Hana Schank in The Atlantic. Filled with tales from the front lines, including the author's, the piece also explains the pros and cons of keeping this classroom tradition going.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued its strongest statement yet in favor of delaying the start times of schools attended by adolescents to 8:30 AM or later. Currently, only 15% of schools meet this requirement.
Class is held in a dance studio equipped with a white board, and students are tasked with calculating their choreography and dancing their equations.
Because everything has to be timely and pop culture-centric in order to make the kids want to study, University of California, Irvine has offered up a FREE online course all about The Walking Dead. Oh, and it's not graded, so you don't really have to try.
Armand Larive Middle School had what is perhaps the greatest junior high social studies class ever: Zombie Survival Skills. But the killjoy parents and administrators put the kibosh on the post-apocalyptic class, feeling that undead studies were not appropriate for growing minds.
A lot of the characters we love from science fiction and fantasy learned how to harness their powers and intellect in school: skilled wizards, mad scientists with PhDs in horribleness, carefully trained military officers, mutant superheroes who studied T.H. White. But there are plenty of heroes and villains who…
If you got sent back in time 2,000 years to ancient Rome, you probably wouldn't want to choose a career as a gladiator. After all, it was a messy existence, with a fairly low life expectancy. But if you were up to your eyeballs in debt, or wanted a chance at fortune or fame, you could break in at the top, by going to…
Parkland High School in Allentown Pennsylvania bears an odd resemblance to Han Solo's smuggling ship. But instead of doing the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, it circles the sun in 365 days and change. According to school officials, the resemblance is completely coincidental.
If you've already invested in the Gandalf stamp to gleefully mark the papers of failing students, then you might want keep this Pokemon stamp on hand for when your pupils actually study. Etsy seller Jocelyn does it again with a fresh round of self-inking stamp geekery. This one will set you back $12. [Etsy via BuzzFeed
The Vampire Diaries turn out to have a social benefit after all. New research shows that committing problems to paper in a diary helps students score higher on tests.
School's out in the comic book universes, and it's time for superheroes and supervillains to get back those final papers. Let's see who wowed their professors and who can expect to spend their summer studying remedial caped crusading.