Finland, South Korea Top Education Rankings

According to a recent global study, Finland and South Korea sit atop the list for the best countries for educational systems. The U.S. ranked 17th overall out of 50 countries ranked in the report. The goal of the study, which was conducted by the education firm Pearson, was to determine factors that contribute to “successful educational outcomes.”

Update: NY Schools Officially Institute Anti-Bullying Act

In a victory for bullying prevention, the state of New York has instituted a new law that broadens the definition of bullying, and “requires districts to report discrimination and harrassment to the Board of Education Department,” reports LoHud.com. The new law took effect Sunday and is called the Dignity for All Students Act. Schools across the state are currently […]

Bullying myths

Some of the most common misunderstandings about bullying: Only boys bully. Once a bully, always a bully. There is more bullying at larger schools or in larger classes. Bullying is a result of competition and the struggle to achieve good grades at school. Students are usually victims of bullying because of physical differences. There is […]