One week after President Barack Obama made his controversial remarks about religiously "segregated" schools in Northern Ireland, the comments continue to draw sharp rebukes on both sides of the Atlantic. 

 

 

The number of children being homeschooled in America has increased by 75 percent over the past 14 years, recent research shows.

 

An Illinois high school teacher was reprimanded and docked a day's pay for reminding students that they did not have to answer potentially incriminating drug and alcohol questions on a school survey.

A highly controversial school curriculum used in much of Texas known as “CSCOPE,” which came under relentless assault from activists and parents who said it was promoting “progressive” anti-American and anti-Christian propaganda, was dealt a major blow by policymakers this week. However, despite media reports and legislators heralding the death of the divisive educational program, major elements remain in place. Still, the news was lauded as a victory for common-sense education as the national battle over Obama-backed “Common Core” standards heats up. 

Two second-grade boys were suspended from a Virginia elementary school for two days for pretending their pencils were guns.