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Why Chicago is mandating coding education

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Reuters

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel believes the language of the future is code writing -- and he wants every kid in Chicago to be prepared.

100-year-old teacher not interested in retiring

100-year-old teacher not interested in retiring

WPIX

For most of us, hearing about your birthday on the radio is a seldom occurrence. However, in the case of Brooklyn math teacher Madeline Scotto, it's pretty much warranted.

Syracuse University disinvites journalist over Ebola fears

Ebola

Centers for Disease Control

Photojournalist Michel du Cille was scheduled to appear before students at Syracuse University this week.

But his invite was rescinded on Thursday over concerns about his potential contact with the Ebola virus.

Teens face 'like' and 'FOMO' anxiety

Facebook

Ariana McLaughlin/CNN

Ask any teen whether he or she suffers from social media anxiety, and the answer will probably be no.

That's what happened when six teens and adolescents -- five from New York and one from Los Angeles -- got together recently for a unique weeklong wo...

Man brings hatchet to school; 'seemed like a good idea'

Man brings hatchet to school

WTKR

A Virginia man is accused of bringing a hatchet into a high school, telling a TV reporter it "seemed like a good idea at the time."

Texas college bans students from 'Ebola countries'

Navarro College

Billy Hathorn/Wikimedia Commons

A college in Texas is apologizing after banning students from Nigeria and other "Ebola countries."

Bus driver arrested for DUI while driving students

School bus

drouu/SXC

A school bus driver in Utah is accused of driving under the influence while transporting elementary students on a field trip.

Business schools are on a hiring spree

Jobs listings classifieds

iStock/slobo

Business schools are trying to solve their own problem of supply and demand: finding enough professors.

Schools are on a hiring spree. There were 15,000 more business professors in 2013 than in 2008, according to the most recent U.S. Labor Department...

Seven teens charged in high school assaults

Football season canceled bullying

Six teenage football players accused of hazing and sexual assault at a New Jersey high school were taken into custody Friday evening, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutors office.

Upperclassmen howled as they flipped off the lights then sexual...

Debt has some college students thinking about dropping out

college classroom lecture hall

iStock/VM

Some college students are having buyers' remorse.

Nearly half of current students said that they might drop out because they're worried about debt in a recent survey. And about the same number of former students said in the same survey, conducted by ...

Today is International Walk to School Day

School crosswalk

CNN

"Back in my day, we used to walk five miles uphill, carrying all our books in the blistering cold and the pouring rain..."

Starbucks sending 1,000 workers off to college

Starbucks

Ferre' Dollar/CNN

Starbucks is sending 1,000 people to college next week. They're the first wave of workers who will get online classes at Arizona State University all or partly paid for by the coffee chain.

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3 Denver teens home after Syria odyssey

Teens arrested on way to Syria

Three teenage girls who set out from a Denver suburb apparently bound for Syria to join extremists fighting there are back home after their parents alerted authorities and the trio was stopped in Germany, U.S. officials said.

Mental exam set in White House intruder case

Omar Gonzalez

Courtesy Omar Gonzalez's family

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a full mental competency screening for Omar Gonzalez, who is accused of jumping the White House fence, after a disputed initial examination found him not competent for trial.

Man to Obama: Don't touch my girlfriend

Man jokes don't touch my girlfriend

WBBM

The woman who voted next to President Barack Obama on Monday says she was "embarrassed and just shocked," after her fiancé jokingly told him "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend."

Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, Obama stood at a voting b...

Company hires tailor to enlarge iPhone owners' pockets

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

From Apple

If you're frustrated at the prospect of cramming a giant new iPhone 6 Plus into your pocket, you may want to consider buying your new phone in China, where a telecom operator has hired a tailor to alter customers' pants to accommodate the phone.

That sweet drink may make you age faster

Soda pop

Ferre' Dollar/CNN

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages may make certain cells in your body age faster, a new study suggests.

SF tops KC -- in World Series ticket prices

Giants clinch NLCS

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco has taken the lead over Kansas City. In World Series ticket prices.

Marijuana advocate ousted from church

Marijuana

Ted Rowlands/CNN

A Beaumont, Texas, woman claims she has been cast out of her church for her use of medicinal marijuana.

Is that you, Renee Zellweger?

Renee Zellweger

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Renee Zellweger, you had us at "hello." More like, had us marveling at your look on the red carpet Monday at the Elle Magazine 21st annual Women in Hollywood event. The actress looked so different from her "Jerry Maguire" and "Bridget Jones's Diary" days that some questioned whether it was really the same person.

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