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  • Mayor: Adult Illegal Aliens With 'Graying' Hair Enrolled in Public Schools

    08/27/2014 1:57:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Penny Starr
    The mayor of Lynn, Mass. says that some of the illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city’s public schools are adults with graying hair and “more wrinkles than I have.” “They are not all children,” Judith Flanagan Kennedy told reporters at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. “One of the things that we did notice when we were processing some of these students coming in was that they were adults,” she said. She added that the federal government will not allow school officials to verify their ages even though one...
  • Florida school district replaces football chaplains with "life coaches"

    08/26/2014 4:02:28 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-26-14 | Todd Starnes
    Troy Schmidt’s jaw dropped. A few minutes before, he had been preparing to start his seventh year as chaplain for the Olympia High School football team in Florida. But now, those plans had been changed – radically changed. “I received a call from the coach,” Schmidt told me. “He said Orange County Public Schools is no longer allowed to have chaplains as a part of the football program.” Schmidt, who is a campus pastor of the First Baptist Church of Windermere, Florida, listened as the football coach explained the district’s decision to cleanse Christianity from its ranks. “I could no...
  • Teens need later school start times, pediatricians say

    08/26/2014 7:01:54 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 111 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 26, 2014
    American teenagers don't get enough sleep, often because their "biological sleep rhythms" clash with the wake-up times required by their schools' early starts -- and that's a problem says the American Academy of Pediatrics. The physicians group this week recommended that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.
  • An Open Letter to Duggar Defenders - "you likely do not understand the Duggar’s subculture"

    08/26/2014 9:23:43 AM PDT · by fishtank · 92 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 8-25-14 | Libby Anne
    An Open Letter to Duggar Defenders The problem real here is that you very likely do not understand the Duggar’s subculture Written by Libby Anne | Monday, August 25, 2014 The Duggars are part of a very specific subculture of the Christian homeschooling world, one dominated by leaders like Doug Phillips of Vision Forum and Bill Gothard of ATI, whose incredibly restrictive teachings and controlling practices have earned them the adjective “cult-like.” These organizations and leaders teach that children must be trained to obey their parents completely, without question, and with a smile; that women are not to have careers...
  • Government pre-schools are limiting parental choice

    08/23/2014 7:22:52 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 37 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 8/23/14 | Steve Berman
    Parents sending their three- and four-year olds to preschool are facing increasing pressure to use government schools, as secular, elitist educators use government funding as a back door to remove parental choice from pre-school options. Alabama’s First Class program is growing quickly, using federal funds from the popular Head Start program to extend restrictive government regulations to preschools who agree to accept public money.  Hiding under the blanket of “ensuring quality”, these regulations cover every aspect of pre-school education. First Class funding casts a net over preschool programs, supporting those that agree to restrictive government regulations. An extensive list of...
  • Conservatism and Education

    08/23/2014 11:56:29 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | Jan 31, 2006 | Paul M. Weyrich
    As conservatives, we seek to build on past successes wherever we can rather than start anew. Fortunately, when we look at the question of education, the next conservatism quickly finds a lot to build on. The existing conservative movement has done some things right in this area. The most important achievement is the home schooling movement. Today, over a million American children are getting real educations at home instead of being propagandized in the public schools. Unfortunately, a new problem has cropped up which the next conservatism needs to take on now, before it gets bigger. Political Correctness, which is...
  • Feds ban school’s beloved “pink cookie” (Elyria OH)

    08/22/2014 9:01:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 22, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    School children in Elyria, Ohio are mourning the demise of a 40-year tradition – the loss of their beloved pink cookie. The fabled cookie, long served in local school cafeterias, was done in by a pound of butter, six cups of powdered sugar and the Obama administration’s food police. […] The USDA “Smart Snacks in School” standards mandate that all snacks must contain less than 200 calories. It’s not exactly clear how many calories are in the pink cookie, but the recipe for the frosting calls for a pound of butter. The cookie was banished to comply with the federal...
  • Education Department tries to ease testing worries

    08/21/2014 12:21:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 21, 2014 2:51 PM EDT | Kimberly Hefling
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers’ performance. Duncan’s decision is an acknowledgement of the concerns by teachers’ unions and others that it’s too early to make teacher personnel decisions based on how well students do on new assessments developed under the Common Core standards that will be used in much of the country this school year. …
  • School Apologizes for Making Special Needs Kids Sort Trash

    08/21/2014 8:11:13 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/21/14 | Steven Ertelt
    On the heels of the controversy over Richard Dawkins’ comments saying that parents of unborn babies who are found to have Down syndrome should abort them comes this. This kind of story shows the bias and discrimination people with special needs face in our society.If they are lucky enough to survive an abortion beforehand, kids with Down syndrome and other special needs children then face a culture that relegates them to second-tier status as somehow less than perfectly human. As a pro-life movement, we must change the culture before and after birth.From the report: A Southern California school district has...
  • School sorry for making special ed kids sort trash

    08/21/2014 8:17:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    abc7 ^ | staff
    JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. -- A Southern California school district has apologized to parents of special education students who were outraged to learn their children had been sorting trash as a school activity. Jurupa Unified Superintendent Elliot Duchon made the apology at a heated meeting Monday night. He also said the activity - which was part of a functional skills program at Patriot High School to teach students general life skills like budgeting and purchasing groceries - had been suspended, the Press-Enterprise reported Wednesday.
  • Huntsville waives zoning rules, allows abortion facility to open next to middle school

    08/21/2014 7:57:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life Site ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    The city of Huntsville has ruled that an abortion facility will remain open and be able to relocate next door to a middle school, although the waiver it is using to get around city ordinances was granted to another owner for another kind of business 16 years ago. In a controversial 3-2 decision, the Huntsville Board of Zoning Adjustment on Tuesday night voted to uphold a city manager’s previous decision to issue a building permit to a local abortion clinic that wants to relocate to a larger facility across the street from a middle school. In response, local pro-life activists...
  • Teen Arrested, Suspended for Shooting a Dinosaur (In a Story He Wrote)

    08/20/2014 5:05:34 PM PDT · by bamahead · 102 replies
    Reason ^ | August 20, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Now that summer is over and school is starting up again, it's time for the torrent of ridiculous "zero tolerance" suspensions and arrests to resume. Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina, is wasting no time: A 16-year-old student was arrested and suspended for writing a story in which he used a gun to kill a dinosaur. The student, Alex Stone, was assigned by a teacher to write a story about himself. Stone chose to embellish his story with obviously fictional details, like dinosaurs. But the teacher saw the word "gun" and the rest is history, according to NBC-12: Stone...
  • Student reportedly suspended after saying 'Bless you'

    08/19/2014 10:28:01 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    DYER COUNTY, TN - (WMC) – A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed. When Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner said bless you to her classmate, she says her teacher told her that was for church. "She said that we're not going to have godly speaking in her class and that's when I said we have a constitutional right," said Turner. Turner says when she defended her actions, she was told to see an administrator....
  • With Liberty and iPads For All

    08/20/2014 5:47:04 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 29 replies
    vanity | 8-20-14 | vanity
    All textbooks on iPad at my child's high school, computers for all from K-12 in the school district where I live. This even though most kids already have one and some have more than one computer of their own, the schools private and public have purchased from Apple zillions of MacBook Airs and iPad Airs to bestow upon their students. Students are to use a program called Noteability to write on the screens with the stylus that came with the "device" and use Google connect to send in to their teachers. Did anyone ask the parents for input on any...
  • Special needs student says he was left to sit on bus with others for more than an hour after school

    08/20/2014 4:27:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    wowktv ^ | Jessie Shafer
    CLENDENIN, West Virginia - Mark Jasper is a student at Chandler Academy. He has some learning disabilities, and needs a little extra help. He's doing great, however, and the school year has started off just fine. That's why what happened Tuesday afternoon has his family very upset. His father, Jamie Jasper, said, "It was a shock to me." Tuesday, there had been a power outage at Chandler Academy, and that caused a small electric heater to overheat. Smoke got in the school. Mark said, "All the sudden, the fire alarm went off, I was pretty spooked about it.
  • How schools’ delayed start in Ferguson is affecting kids

    08/18/2014 5:17:21 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    pbs newshour ^ | 8-18-2014 | COLLEEN SHALBY
    School was supposed to start last Thursday for the kids of Ferguson, Missouri. But when rioting escalated Wednesday night, Ferguson-Florrisant School District officials made the decision to cancel classes for two days due to safety concerns. On Sunday night, when riots continued to ensue, officials made the decision to cancel classes for a third time. The school district includes more than 11,000 students, from pre-school to high school. Under USDA’s community eligibility program, the district is able to provide free breakfast and lunch for all students. Over the summer, meal programs were set up to continue providing nourishment to students....
  • Obama prepares schools for migrant kids

    08/18/2014 4:29:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 14, 2014 | By Mario Trujillo
    The Obama administration is preparing the nation’s schools to accept thousands of new students who illegally crossed the southwest border and are now awaiting trials on their possible deportations. A fact sheet from the Department of Education sent to states and schools on Monday highlights the children’s right to attend public school. It says all children in the United States “are entitled to equal access to a public elementary and secondary education, regardless of their or their parents’ actual or perceived national origin, citizenship, or immigration status.” The prospect of tens of thousands of children mostly from Central American countries...
  • Teachers lounge vending machines exempt from new federal snack rules

    08/18/2014 9:17:11 AM PDT · by W. · 27 replies
    Eagnews.org ^ | August 15, 2014 | Kyle Olson
    The school teachers lounge is a respite from more than just bratty kids. It’s a safe zone from the long arm of Michelle Obama’s food police. Students are already revolting against the newly-implemented school snack regulations that affect what is sold in vending machines. They will probably be equally upset to learn the vending machine just across the hall – in the teachers lounge – is exempt from the regulations.
  • Who’s Teaching the Undocumented Children at Federal Immigration Facilities?

    08/17/2014 9:18:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 16, 2014
    SANTA FE, N.M.—A new school year is about to start for kids across New Mexico. That includes the children staying in the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, which has been remodeled to house up to 700 immigrants, nearly all of whom came to the United States from Central America. But who has been contracted to teach and how much it will cost is not so easy to discover. Multiple attempts emailing and calling federal officials at the facility as well as the office of Artesia Mayor Phil Burch produced no response. Shortly after the facility was refurbished in...
  • Common Core anger triggers homeschooling surge in North Carolina

    08/14/2014 11:52:12 AM PDT · by upchuck · 28 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | Aug 14, 2014 | Ben Velderman
    North Carolina officials say there has been a huge increase over the past two years in the number of Tar Heel families who have pulled their kids out of public schools and begun educating them at home. The number of homeschools has jumped 27 percent since the 2011-12 school year, NewsObserver.com reports.As of last year, 98,172 North Carolinian children were homeschooled; that’s 2,400 students more than the number who attended a private school.While the sputtering economy is the reason families are choosing homeschooling over private schooling, the nationalized learning experiment (Common Core) is the main reason families are leaving the...
  • Feds Force Beleaguered States To School Illegal Kids

    08/14/2014 11:54:43 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Immigration: The states aren't told how many unaccompanied children are being unloaded on them, when they're coming or where they are. But the federal government says that they're as entitled to an education as the children of U.S. citizens. Just in time for the new school year, the Education Department issued a fact sheet on Monday reminding school systems and their administrators that they are required to enroll and educate, at taxpayers' expense, the estimated 69,200 unaccompanied minors who have flooded across our open southern border, a number some predict will balloon to 150,000 by year's end. We have referred...
  • Fremont school district delays adopting controversial sex-ed book - publisher to change it

    08/14/2014 6:19:01 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8-14-2014 | Chris De Benedetti
    The Fremont Unified school board held off on adopting "Your Health Today" after parents complained that its presentation of frank sexual topics was unfit for teaching ninth-grade students. The majority of the nearly 60 speakers said they opposed using "Your Health Today" and objected to chapters that discuss prostitution, bondage, pornography and other frank sexual education topics. About two-thirds of the audience waved yellow signs that read, "Remove College Textbook." Others who favor adopting the new textbook waved green signs that read, "I support comprehensive sex education." The controversy started June 25, when Fremont school board members voted 3-2 to...
  • Teacher accused of giving kindergarten student black eye

    08/13/2014 9:35:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    WAFF ^ | Janice Broach
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC) - The mother of a 5-year-old Sheffield Elementary student says her daughter's kindergarten teacher gave the child a black eye. Tiffany McConnell said it happened the first week of school.
  • Ex-teacher to stand trial on charges of sexually abusing his students

    08/13/2014 9:11:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    salt lake tribune ^ | marissa lang
    A former Kamas middle school teacher accused of sexually abusing his students was ordered to stand trial Wednesday. Rory Bowen, 36, faces four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child — a first-degree felony punishable by up to life in prison — in the alleged assault of four 12- and 13-year-old girls in Bowen’s former math class.
  • Teacher Accused Of Plotting To Kill Wife To Be With Student

    08/13/2014 9:00:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | Meghan McCorkell
    HARFORD COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Murder conspiracy. A former Harford County teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student is now charged with plotting to murder his own wife. Ethan Estevez has been charged with conspiracy to commit first degree murder, a charge his lawyer vehemently denies.
  • Park City elementary teacher charged with possessing child pornography

    08/13/2014 8:53:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    PARK CITY — A teacher at Parley's Park Elementary and area Boy Scout leader is accused of possessing child pornography. Jose Maria Ardanaz Ezcurdia, 31, was charged Monday in Summit County's 3rd District Court with five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony.
  • Bronx after-school worker arrested on child sex abuse charges

    08/12/2014 9:21:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | Sandra Bookman
    EAST TREMONT (WABC) -- Police have arrested a Bronx teacher's aide on allegations of sexually abusing children at an after-school program. According to authorities, 21-year-old Steven Walters, a former teacher working with the nonprofit Good Shepherd Services, was found to have sexually assaulted at least three students at The School of Science and Applied Learning (PS 300). The victims are said to be two 8-year-old girls and a 7-year-old girl.
  • Former Metro teacher arrested for making meth again

    08/12/2014 8:54:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    wkrn ^ | staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For the second time in three months, police have arrested a former Metro school teacher for making meth inside her west Nashville home. The condemned home on Illinois Avenue is owned by former Metro school teacher Monica Adkins. Around 11:15 p.m. Monday someone called 911 to report a fire at the residence.
  • New York Common Core Test Quizzes Kids On Global Warming

    08/08/2014 6:54:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/8/2014 | Blake Neff
    Following repeated requests from parents, the state of New York released the text of half the questions used in its new Common Core-aligned standardized tests. The test questions, used in tests for grades 3 through 8, include one question that encouraged students to cite evidence in favor of global warming. included several short written pieces that students had to read and respond to in order to demonstrate English mastery. One such piece was an article originally published on NASA’s website, “The Summer of 2012 –Too Hot To Handle?” The article discusses the high temperatures and drought during the summer of 2012...
  • Littleton teacher accused of sexual relationship with girl; Joel Fischer teaches at Euclid Middle

    08/08/2014 10:43:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    ABC ^ | staff
    LITTLETON, Colo. - A longtime Littleton Public Schools teacher was arrested Friday, accused of sexual assault on a child by one in a a position of trust. Joel H. Fischer, a 45-year-old physical education teacher at Euclid Middle School since 2004, was booked at the Arapahoe County Detention Facility on a $200,000 bond.
  • Burlington County Middle School Teacher Charged With Attempted Luring Of Former Student

    08/08/2014 10:15:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    CBS ^ | staff
    EAST WINDSOR, NJ (CBS) – A 30-year-old middle school teacher has been arrested on attempted luring charges. Officials in Burlington County say the teacher, Patrick N. McGwier, taught the girl, who is now 15, when she was a student in eighth grade at Memorial Middle School in Willingboro.
  • Fremont Sex-Ed Textbook With Topics On...Along With Explicit Diagrams Has Parents Riled Up

    08/07/2014 5:43:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    KCBS ^ | 8/7/2014 | Chris Filippi
    More than a 1,000 people have signed an online petition protesting the use of a controversial health education book in the Fremont Unified School District’s 9th-grade curriculum. The book, titled “Your Health Today” is almost 400 pages long and among the subject includes information on bondage, orgasms, vibrators, along with explicit drawings and diagrams. The text also describes how to buy and use condoms and addresses masturbation, binge-drinking and shows sex organs in various stages of arousal. “Our high-school students today need all the tools they can have to arm themselves to make the best- informed decision,” said the school...
  • Parents Upset About "Bondage," "X," "Handcuffs" And OTHER Explicit Content in High School Textbook

    08/07/2014 2:50:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Aug 7, 2014
    Too much information. That's what parents are saying about the "birds and bees" lessons in a new health textbook for high school freshmen. Parents say the book mentions vibrators and bondage and is inappropriate for 13- and 14-year-olds. More than a hundred parents showed up at the district offices to check the book for themselves. The book at the center of the controversy is “Your Health Today.” In less than three weeks 2, 400 ninth graders will be using the text book in their health classes. But already more than 1,200 people have signed a petition to pull the book,...
  • Redlands School District Investigating [sic] ‘Gang-Style’ Cheerleading Team Photo

    08/07/2014 6:37:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    KTLA.com ^ | Updated at 02:01am, August 7, 2014 | Kennedy Ryan and Kimberly Cheng,
    School district officials were investigating a photo circulating on social media on Wednesday of a group of cheerleaders from Redlands East Valley High School posing in what appeared to be gang attire. The picture showed some of the girls had stuffed their shirts to look pregnant, while others flashed gang signs and were holding simulated weapons. Reaction to the photo was mixed. One parent commented “it’s really sad,” after viewing the photo on Facebook. Another parent thought it was just a harmless joke. “I think they’re just being teenagers, having fun, being silly,” parent Sherry Garcia said.
  • COMMENTARY: Another High School Graduation Speech Jeopardized!

    08/06/2014 7:09:27 AM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    Liberty Institute ^ | July 31, 2014 | Liberty Institute
    It is starting to feel like Groundhog Day in this country. In the past couple of years, some of the best and brightest students in America have boldly shared their stories of personal faith from the stage at their high school graduation. But instead of standing ovations, these young men and women have been met with shut off microphones, black markers, and threats of jail time. Why? Because decades of threats and attacks have left schools cringing at the thought of student religious liberty. SORRY, GRADUATE, YOU CAN’T TALK ABOUT GOD Rebekah Izzo presents the newest case of schools’ attempts...
  • Offer preteen girls sex ed and abortion while they are still ‘malleable’: Georgetown researchers

    08/06/2014 5:34:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    LIfe Site ^ | Ben Johnson
    A new report from Georgetown University suggests that public school children should be exposed to sexually explicit sex education at age 10 – while their views are still “malleable” – and that schools could lower STD and abortion rates by providing all girls capable of reproduction with “contraceptives and safe abortion” without “parental approval.” The report promotes the sex ed and abortion-on-demand regimen for “Very Young Adolescents (VYAs),” defined as children between the ages of 10 and 14. “Investing in very young adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health” was written by Susan M. Igras, Marjorie Macieira, Elaine Murphy, and Rebecka Lundgren...
  • Teacher found intoxicated and pantsless on first day of school

    08/06/2014 2:57:10 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 60 replies
    Wagoner, Okla. (CBS HOUSTON) – A newly-hired teacher was found intoxicated and not wearing any pants inside an Oklahoma high school classroom on her first day of work, according to Wagoner police. Police arrested Lorie Hill after two Wagoner High School teachers found her intoxicated and without pants in an empty classroom she was claiming to be her own, KOKI-TV reports. Recently hired by Wagoner Public Schools, Hill was reporting for her first day on the job as all teachers were also returning for their first day back in school from summer break.
  • Health textbook too explicit for some East Bay parents

    08/06/2014 7:51:42 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 6, 2014 | Jill Tucker
    The birds and the bees? Fine for high school kids. But sex toys, erotic touch and orgasms?
  • Oregon district halts condom giveaway to 6th graders amid community uproar

    08/02/2014 3:12:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    EAGNEWS ^ | Ben Velderman
    GERVAIS, Ore. – Unhappy parents have forced an Oregon school board to re-think its plan to begin handing out condoms to students – sixth-graders on up – when school starts up again this fall. During a May meeting, school board members approved a plan in which trained teachers (presumably health teachers) would hand out prophylactics after first having “a discussion with the student,” StatesmanJournal.com reports. Some of those students could have been as young as 11 years old. But when parents and community members caught wind of the “condoms-upon-request” plan, they flooded a June board meeting to express their displeasure....
  • New York City principal, wife-cheater lavishes mistress with gifts.....in school money..

    07/31/2014 8:51:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    NY daily news ^ | Jenna O'donnell , Ben Chapman , Stephen Rex Brown
    FULL TITLE: New York City principal, wife-cheater lavishes mistress with gifts bought using nearly $30G in school money: probe A former Bronx principal stole nearly $30,000 in school funds to shower lavish gifts upon his mistress, officials said. Robert Hannibal worked at JHS 145 — also known as the Toscanini School — in the South Bronx. He pleaded guilty Thursday to felony grand larceny for withdrawing $29,244.55 from 2010 to 2012 — nabbed after an unidentified tipster dimed him out.
  • Natchez teacher arrested on sex charge

    07/30/2014 1:57:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    WAPT ^ | Angela Williams
    NATCHEZ, Miss. —A first-grade teacher at Adams County Christian School in Natchez has been arrested, police said. Stephanie Adams, 39, was arrested Monday and charged with one count of gratification of lust with a minor, police said.
  • Why Hoboken is Throwing Away All of its Student Laptops

    07/29/2014 5:14:55 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 71 replies
    WNYC News -- The Hechinger Report ^ | 7-29-14 | Jill Barshay
    Inside Hoboken’s combined junior-senior high school is a storage closet. Behind the locked door, some mothballed laptop computers are strewn among brown cardboard boxes. Others are stacked one atop another. Dozens more are stored on mobile computer carts, many of them on their last legs. That’s all that remains from a failed experiment to assign every student a laptop at Hoboken Junior Senior High School. It began five years ago with an unexpected windfall of stimulus money from Washington, D.C., and good intentions to help the district’s students, the majority of whom are under or near the poverty line, keep...
  • Teacher accused of child endangerment to resign, superintendent says

    07/28/2014 8:12:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    WLWT ^ | staff
    OUNT BLANCHARD, Ohio —The teacher that was accused of push and grabbing one of her students is expected to resign, according to the school’s superintendent. Barbara Williams has pleaded not guilty to a child endangerment charge.
  • Clarkstown High School teacher Kip Bonsignore accused of public lewdness while driving upstate

    07/28/2014 7:34:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    news12 ^ | staff
    CLARKSTOWN - A Clarkstown South High School teacher was arrested for allegedly exposing himself while driving on an upstate highway.
  • Waterloo Teacher Accused of Sex with Student

    07/28/2014 6:35:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    WHOTV ^ | staff
    WATERLOO, Iowa — A former Waterloo teacher, and coach, has been accused of sexually abusing a student. Thirty-two-year-old Daniel Ankrum is charged with one count of sexual exploitation by a school employee.
  • Mt. Morris CSD teacher arrested under "Leandra's Law"

    07/28/2014 6:12:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WHEC ^ | Berkeley Brean
    A teacher, who is also a championship track and field coach, is charged with driving drunk with her young children in the car. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says they arrested Carolyn Garger after she hit a car and then crashed into a ditch. The children in her car were under 15-years-old. Because of that, she is charged with a felony under Leandra’s Law. The sheriff’s office says Garger hit another car on Route 20A, just outside the village of Geneseo and then ended up in the ditch a little further east. The three kids in her car were her...
  • No. Smithfield teacher arrested, charged with stealing $6,866

    07/28/2014 6:05:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    NORTH SMITHFIELD – A North Smithfield Middle School teacher was arrested on Thursday, July 24 and has been accused of stealing nearly $7,000 from the School Department. Brian Chuey, 29, of Cranston has been charged with two counts of felony larceny after allegedly stealing $6,866, according to a release from the North Smithfield Police Department. He is being held pending an appearance before a Justice of the Peace.
  • Rutherford County School Teacher arrested for the second time on "Public Intoxication"......

    07/28/2014 5:59:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WGNS ^ | staff
    FULL TITLE: Rutherford County School Teacher arrested for the second time on "Public Intoxication" charge in Murfreesboro A Rutherford County School teacher has been rearrested for a second time on similar charges. April Littlepage, age 40, was arrested at the Paddock Club Apartments swimming pool around 4:30 this past Friday afternoon.
  • Sistersville Elementary School Teacher Arrested

    07/28/2014 9:04:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    wtrf ^ | Katrina Malstrom
    An area teacher remained in jail on Monday facing drug charges after a weekend arrest.
  • Illegals Comprise 10% Of 'Several' NY High Schools As State Braces For Thousands More

    07/27/2014 5:35:31 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | july 24, 2014 | tony lee
    New York officials are expecting to receive at least another 7,000 illegal immigrant children who have been detained in the next months. The New York Immigration Coalition, along with New York City officials, announced on Wednesday that the state has already received nearly 3,300 illegal immigrant children and illegal immigrants make up 10 percent of some NYC International High Schools.  Nish Agarwal, the Immigrant Affairs Commissioner for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, said the "administration is committed to do everything we can to embrace Central American migrant children who are placed in New York City." Representatives from Catholic Charities New York and the American...