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  • "Educator Apologizes For Her Mistakes" -- ANIMATION

    10/20/2018 6:37:57 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 5, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Older-but-wiser principal named Edwina Educator apologizes for dumb decisions she made when running a big public school. Only three-minutes long, this little video tells you everything you need to know about the public school system. Please share. ------------------------------------------------------------- I made it 6 years ago. The primary purpose was to test new video software called Xtranormal. You first type your script, then you can have characters move around and speak your words as you see in this video. Quite remarkable. Some of you would enjoy experimenting with it. Unfortunately Xtranormal, which was free, is dormant. Other options are now available but...
  • Police say Teenager Baked Grandfather's Ashes into Cookies

    A high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade sugar cookies and shared them with several classmates, police in Northern California said Wednesday. The student and a friend baked the cookies and shared them with at least nine classmates at their public charter high school near Sacramento on Oct. 4, said Davis Police Lt. Paul Doroshov. He said the Da Vinci Charter Academy students told some of their classmates that the cookies contained human ashes. He said investigators interviewed nine students who ate the cookies, and said there are other supporting details that he declined to disclose that...
  • A Synod Slap at Home Schoolers

    10/16/2018 6:37:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 10/11/18 | Phil Lawler
    From Patrick Reilly of the Cardinal Newman Society, via the National Catholic Register, comes this ominous warning: At the Youth Synod in Rome this week, one of the bishops’ discussion groups made some disappointing and ignorant comments about Catholic homeschoolers.In one of the English-language discussion groups at the Synod, a summary of the conversation included these disturbing notes: Home based schools—a model coming from America. USA has many home schoolers—bishops in USA are not united, as homeschooling can have an ideological basis—kids may have special needs are parents qualified to homeschool them?Let’s answer that last question first. Yes, parents are...
  • Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School Administrators

    10/17/2018 10:31:48 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10-16-18 | Samuel J. Amrams
    The ideological bent of those overseeing collegiate life is having the biggest impact on campus culture. (Skip) ...participating in extracurricular organizations — the ever growing ranks of administrators have the biggest influence on students and campus life across the country. Today, many colleges and universities have moved to a model in which teaching and learning is seen as a 24/7 endeavor. Engagement with students is occurring as much — if not more — in residence halls and student centers as it is in classrooms. Schools have increased their hiring in areas such as residential life and student centers, offices of...
  • Teen Filmed Sex with Teacher During Pep Rally, Say Police

    10/16/2018 11:10:10 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/2018 | Merrill Hooe
    Port Barre police say a 25-year-old Louisiana substitute teacher was caught on camera having sex with a 10th grade male student. The couple allegedly skipped out on a high school pep rally for sex in a classroom. Constance Robertson, 25, was arrested Monday and charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile for having sex with the 16-year-old Port Barre High School student, according to KATC. Apparently, the teen recorded their pep rally tryst on his cell phone and, subsequently, shared it with other students. On October 11, school administrators began to hear rumors about the purported sexual misconduct. They...
  • School board votes to take guns away from monitors (NY)

    10/16/2018 1:49:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 15, 2018 | Chris Eger
    Armed for decades, the grounds monitors of a New York school district will no longer be allowed to have access to firearms. The Saratoga Springs City School District Board voted last week 5-4 to disarm the group of school security employees, many of whom are former police officers, with the majority siding with advocates who argued firearms did not belong on campus. “I want to stress,” said Superintendent Michael Patton, “that this vote does not imply that we don’t value or support a safe learning environment.” The push to disarm the monitors was backed by Saratogians for Gun Safety, a...
  • Christmas songs with “Jesus” excluded from winter concert

    10/14/2018 5:30:40 AM PDT · by blueyon · 42 replies
    NBC12.com ^ | 10/11/19 | Karina Bolster
    MIDLOTHIAN, VA (WWBT) - A Chesterfield parent is concerned after he was told students would not be singing any Christmas songs with the word “Jesus” in them at upcoming concerts. David Allen said he found out about the situation last week from his child who attends Robious Middle School. "It just seems like... everywhere you look everyone's afraid of stepping on someone's toes or everything is being so sensitive," Allen said. This is not the first time his child has taken part in the winter concert; but it’s the first time something like this has happened. "They were unable to...
  • High School Band Who Depicted Shooting Cops During Half-Time Performance Faces a Massive Penalty

    10/13/2018 6:22:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2018 | Beth Baumann
    Last week the Forest Hills High School band's half-time performance depicted police officers being shot. The school faced fierce backlash because two local police officers had just been killed in the line of duty. Now, the band is being penalized by the the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) and could face up to a year-long performance ban, the Clarion Ledger reported. The school district will be allowed to appeal the decision, MHSAA president Todd Kelly said. According to Jackson School District Superintendent Errick Greene, they plan to appeal the decision. "We don't believe for a moment that any...
  • Harnett school principal forces student to remove Trump jersey at patriotic themed football game

    10/10/2018 6:06:46 PM PDT · by pangaea6 · 42 replies
    WTVD ^ | 10/10/2018 | Tim Pulliam
    School principal forces student to remove a jersey with President Trump's name. By Tim Pulliam Updated 1 hr 18 mins ago ANGIER, N.C. (WTVD) -- Mike Collins is disappointed about how he says his 18-year-old son was treated during a high school football game after wearing a jersey printed with President Donald Trump's name. "I think any mother or father would feel like I feel," stated Collins. The theme during Harnett Central High School's football game Friday was to dress patriotically for USA America night. Collins says his son chose to wear the jersey, which was given to him as...
  • Rosemount educator resigns after 'kill Kavanaugh' tweet

    10/09/2018 1:25:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | October 9, 2018 | Erin Golden Star Tribune
    A Rosemount school district employee has resigned over a social media post in which she appeared to suggest that someone should kill new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The district said Tuesday that the instructor at the Alliance Education Center, whom it did not name, had voluntarily resigned from her position with the district. In a statement posted on the district’s website, Intermediate School District 917 superintendent Mark Zuzek wrote that the staff member did not make the post on Twitter while at school, adding that “there were no school devices, equipment or other school staff involved in the...
  • The Daily Signal Podcast: ‘Gosnell’ Filmmaker Shares Why This Story Had to Be Told

    10/08/2018 6:35:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | September 12, 2018 | Katrina Trinko
    It’s been eight years since abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s House of Horrors shocked us. We sit down with Ann McElhinney, the producer of a new film recounting the Gosnell episode. Plus: A school in Georgia is bringing back the paddle—yes, the paddle for spanking students. ******podcast on link*********
  • Liberal Teacher Tweets: “So Who’s Gonna Take One For the Team and Kill Kavanaugh?”

    10/08/2018 6:16:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 8, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    A liberal teacher has been placed on leave as her school district investigates a tweet she sent urging people to kill Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The FBI in Minneapolis confirmed it is aware of tweet, which has since been deleted. The now-deleted tweet appears below: As Newsweek reports, she has been placed on leave: The teacher from the Intermediate School District 917’s Alliance Education Center in Rosemount, Minnesota, allegedly tweeted references of killing Kavanaugh, the Star Tribune reported. “So whose [sic] gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?” the tweet, which has since been deleted, allegedly read. REACH PRO-LIFE...
  • ‘Kill Kavanaugh’: Special ed teacher put on paid leave after posting tweet

    10/08/2018 1:19:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Journal-News ^ | October 8, 2018 | Bob D’Angelo
    A special education teacher in Minnesota was placed on paid administrative leave after her weekend tweet appeared to advocate killing new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the Star Tribune reported. The teacher, who is listed as an instructor at the Alliance Education Center in Rosemount, has deleted her Twitter account, but a tweet on Saturday was captured by dozens of users, who reported it to the FBI and Secret Service, the Star Tribune reported....
  • Many NYC students are bombing the writing portion of state exam

    10/07/2018 3:21:24 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 6, 2018 | Susan Edelman
    An alarming number of NYC students have scored three or more “zeroes” for their writing answers on the statewide English exams, a new study reveals.On the English Language Arts exams between 2013 and 2016, in addition to multiple-choice questions, students had to read nine or 10 short stories or texts, then write responses aimed at showing their ability to think critically and cite evidence to support their answers.
  • Community outraged over Forest Hill’s “insensitive” band performance at Brookhaven High School (MS)

    10/06/2018 5:54:41 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 39 replies
    WLBT ^ | Sept 6, 2018 | By Waverly McCarthy
    JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Pictures of the Forest Hill High School halftime band performance during their game against Brookhaven High School are going viral on social media. Many are saying the performance depicted students dressed as doctors and nurses holding SWAT team members at gunpoint. Two Brookhaven police officers were killed in the line of duty responding to a shots fired call last week.
  • School district's toilet policy under investigation after 'girl, five, was molested in the...

    10/04/2018 6:49:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | October 4, 2018 | DM reporter
    FULL TITLE: School district's toilet policy under investigation after 'girl, five, was molested in the bathroom by a gender fluid student' The Department of Education's Civil Rights division is investigating after a five-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a boy in her class in November last year. A complaint filed by the girl's mother alleges the child had gone to the bathroom, and the boy had been able to follow her because he identified as gender fluid and was, under school policy, allowed to be there. The mother, Pascha Thomas, further alleges when she made a complaint to the...
  • 'A bully is threatening to kill kids at my daughters' school': 90210 heartthrob Ian Ziering...

    10/04/2018 2:01:33 AM PDT · by blueplum · 46 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 04 Oct 2018 | staff
    ...is among parents protesting a West Hollywood school's lack of action over a student with a 'history of violence'..... ...The actor said that just this year so far, the second grader has 'brandished scissors' and 'beaten up and bloodied' 10 kids, while two classrooms had to be evacuated as a result of the student's actions. The bully allegedly previously tried to use a beanbag to suffocate another student.... ...A spokesperson from the Los Angeles Unified School District told DailyMail.com that the protest occurred across the street from the school and that the superintendent from the West Regional District spoke with...
  • Lawsuit accuses Seneca Valley 'mean girls' of targeting boy with false allegations

    10/03/2018 6:16:45 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 39 replies
    While “Mean Girls Day” is being marked Wednesday in reference to a mention of Oct. 3 in the popular 2004 cult movie, the parents of a former Seneca Valley High School student claim in a federal lawsuit filed this week that their teenage son was terrorized by false accusations made by five “Mean Girls” at the school. Michael J. and Alecia Flood of Zelienople, Butler County, the parents of a teenage boy identified in the lawsuit as T.F., seek unspecified civil damages against the girls’ parents, the school district and Butler County District Attorney Richard Goldinger’s office. The lawsuit alleges...
  • 6-year-olds forced to write gay ‘love letters’ to teach ‘accepting diversity’

    10/03/2018 6:47:01 AM PDT · by Sopater · 37 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | Tue Oct 2, 2018 - 4:55 pm EST | Calvin Freiburger
    WARRINGTON, England, October 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A primary school in England makes children as young as six write “love letters” inserting themselves into a homosexual fairytale, according to a recent video from BBC Radio Manchester. The Blaze reports that the video profiles a class at Bewsey Lodge Primary School, in which teacher Sarah Hopson has her students place themselves in the role of Prince Henry and write a letter asking male servant Thomas to “marry” him. “This school teaches children about LGBT relationships from an early age,” text over the video explains. “This class of 6 year olds is...
  • Student arrested after 'joking' about having gun in car, Pembroke Pines police say

    10/01/2018 11:45:36 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Local10.com ^ | 9/18/2018 | Amanda Batchelor
    PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - A 17-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday after making a joke that he left his gun in his car, authorities said. According to Pembroke Pines police, the student from Pembroke Pines Charter High School made the threat following a Code Red drill. "Guys, I left my gun in my car. You get to live another day," the teen allegedly told his peers. Police said the teacher alerted the school's administration, who then contacted the school's School Resource Officer. Police said the teen was detained as Officer John Mulcahy searched his vehicle, finding no weapons. Police said the...