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Randi Woodley

A Texas grandmother says she was told to cut her 4-year-old grandson’s long hair — or he’d need to wear a dress to school

Randi Woodley said staff members from the Tatum Independent School District said her grandson Michael Trimble's shoulder-length hair was too long.
Colorado Springs high school teacher participating in an active shooter simulation.

With school shootings an increasingly common fear, some students and teachers have started writing their own wills

Teachrs and students are statistically unlikely to find themselves hunted by a school shooter, but their perceived fear is still very real.
The fourth grade student made his own shirt.

After a student was bullied for wearing a homemade University of Tennessee T-shirt, the college released an official version of the design

It was recently college colors day at an elementary school in Florida. Without gear of his own, one UT fan created his own shirt on short notice.
Emotional parents turned to Twitter to share back-to-school woes and requests for advice.

Parents on Twitter are sharing the emotional ways they’re dealing with their kids’ first day of school

Parents on Twitter gave all kinds of advice, but agreed on one thing: Sending your child off to a new stage in their life is never easy.
Most teachers want to help students succeed.

Teachers reveal 7 things they wish they could tell students, but can’t

Most teachers want to help students succeed — and they wish they could tell students not to stress out too much over test scores.
Substitute teachers are paid a median wage of $13.79 an hour.

7 surprising facts you never knew about substitute teachers

Some areas of the US are experiencing sub shortages, while others are overly reliant on long-term substitutes.
An AM-15 rifle

A youth sports organization is raffling off a semi-automatic weapon to help its cheerleading and football teams

As a result of the controversy, the president of the organization said he is considering doing away with the rifle raffle for future fundraisers.

The best kids’ lunch boxes you can buy

Here are the best kids' lunch boxes for every age. We looked at lunch boxes for preschool, elementary school, junior high, high school, and college.
Here's how the US stacks up to countries around the world.

The US spends more on education than any other country, but students lag behind academically. Here’s how much other countries spend and how well...

Here's how the US compares to other countries like Norway and South Korea when it comes to education spending and performance.

These 20 states have the most experienced public school teachers

Research shows experienced teachers can lead to better outcomes for students. INSIDER found the top 20 states with the most experienced teachers.