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  • Homeschooling cuts about $2 million from Harrison School System's funding (WVa)

    10/13/2019 2:52:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 67 replies
    wv news ^ | October 12, 2019 | Kailee E. Gallahan STAFF WRITER
    CLARKSBURG — The home-schooled student population in Harrison County has increased by hundreds over the last eight to 10 years, according to officials. Because of all those students leaving the school system to be taught at home leaves, Harrison County has received less in state aid formula funding each year. On Oct. 1, when the county submitted its enrollment total to the state Department of Education, the number of home-schooled children had reached 582, according to Harrison Schools Attendance Director Jim Kirby. Over his 15 years as attendance director, Kirby said he’s seen the number of home-schooled students continue to...
  • Teen barred from senior homecoming dance for wearing a jumpsuit instead of a dress

    10/06/2019 9:22:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 92 replies
    yahoo ^ | 10/04/2019 | Hope Schreiber
    On Friday, Darcy Krueger, 17, showed up at the Tampa Bay Homeschool Homecoming Dance wearing a black jumpsuit, but was turned away because of a dress code. Darcy, who has been entirely homeschooled except for one semester of middle school, has attended many events thrown by the organization behind the homecoming dance, TampaBay Homeschool Prom, her mother tells Yahoo Lifestyle. But this time, she was sent away for failing to wear a dress. Darcy, who has been entirely homeschooled except for one semester of middle school, has attended many events thrown by the organization behind the homecoming dance, TampaBay Homeschool...
  • Teen given birth control implant at school without parent's permission

    10/04/2019 1:01:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    WMAR2NEWS ^ | October 1, 2019 | Mallory Sofastaii
    She had it removed after experiencing side effects BALTIMORE — A mother learned her 16-year-old daughter received a birth control implant at school after the teen started complaining about headaches and a pain in her arm. Nicole Lambert sent her daughter to get checked out by a pediatrician. The doctor notified her that the three-year contraceptive, Nexplanon, had been improperly implanted in her daughter's arm and it needed to be removed. According to paperwork on Merck's website, the maker of Nexplanon, the implant should go on the inside of the upper arm. Photos show Lambert's daughter had the implant near...
  • Girl admits to lying about sixth grade classmates cutting off her dreadlocks

    10/01/2019 5:39:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | October 1, 2019 | Christopher Brito
    Girl admits to lying about sixth grade classmates cutting off her dreadlocks By Christopher Brito Updated on: October 1, 2019 / 8:08 AM / CBS News A 12-year-old black girl from Virginia has recanted an accusation that her white sixth grade classmates pinned her down and cut off her dreadlocks, her family said in a statement Monday. Stephen Danish, the head of Immanuel Christian School, also confirmed the allegations were false. Following an investigation by the Fairfax County Police Department, Danish said Amari Allen, the student who accused three of her classmates of assault, acknowledged the accusations were not true....
  • Gay high school senior in Tennessee crowned homecoming royalty in gold dress

    10/01/2019 5:30:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | SEPT. 30, 2019 | Caroline Radnofsky
    A gay high school senior in Tennessee was crowned to his school's homecoming court Friday night while wearing a dress, which was met with widespread support from school officials and fellow students. White Station High School in Memphis, Tennessee, posted a photo Friday congratulating Brandon Allen, 17, on his victory. The image, which has been liked and shared thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter, showed Allen covering his mouth in shock and wearing a gold sequin off-the-shoulder gown, diamante tiara and holding a floral bouquet awarded to members of the royal court, a gender neutral title that the school...
  • Bullies who beat third-grader unconscious won't face criminal charges, Tomball police say

    09/30/2019 2:12:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 75 replies ^ | SEPT. 26, 2019 | Stephanie Whitfield
    TOMBALL, Texas — The disturbing story of an 8-year-old Tomball boy who was beaten unconscious at school Tuesday struck a chord with parents across the nation. Christian Boynton, a third-grader, was ambushed when he arrived at Lakewood Elementary School, according to Kailee Boynton, his sister. "They pinned my brother down. They were beating him. They beat him to the point of unconsciousness, where they continued to beat him," Kailee said. "They went through his backpack." Christian was rushed to Texas Children's Hospital after being found unconscious in the bathroom. Neurologists treated him for a brain bleed and monitored him for...
  • Florida grandmother outraged after 6-year-old arrested for ‘tantrum’

    09/22/2019 8:21:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 74 replies
    WFLA ^ | SEPT. 22, 2019 | Staff
    ORLANDO, Fla. (CNN/WKMG) — A Florida grandmother was shocked to find out her 6-year-old granddaughter had been arrested Thursday for throwing a tantrum. Meralyn Kirkland says Kaia’s journey to the juvenile detention center by Orlando Police Officers began at Lucious and Emma Nixon Elementary charter school. “What do you mean she was arrested, he said ‘there was an incident and she kicked somebody and she is being charged and she is on her way,'” Kirkland explained. The disorienting chaos was too much for Kirkland to process. “She has a medical condition that we are working on getting resolved and he...
  • Switzerland’s supreme court rules parents have no right to homeschool their kids

    09/22/2019 3:06:32 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 27 replies ^ | 9/21/19 | Martin M.Barillas
    GENEVA, Switzerland, September 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) -- Switzerland’s top court ruled that parents do not have a right to homeschool their children. On Monday, the Swiss Federal Court ruled against a mother from the city of Basel who in 2017 had applied for permission to school her 8-year-old son at home. School authorities rejected the application and a cantonal court threw out the mother’s appeal. When she brought her case to the Federal Court, the mother held that the appeal court’s decision was tantamount to a ban on private instruction at home, thus violating a constitutional right to privacy and...
  • 'The district nutritionist should be fired': Minnesota high school is blasted after photos of ...

    09/21/2019 4:11:24 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 112 replies
    dm ^ | 9/21/2019 | matthew wright
    A teenage student put her Minnesota High School on blast in a viral Facebook post showing her abysmal school lunch, outraging fellow students and parents alike. Maryn Holler, a student at Apollo High School in St. Cloud, shared photos of her disheartening meal in a September 13 post that has been shared more than a 1000 times and has received more than a 1000 reacts. The meal consists of what appears to be a hot dog bun covered in cheese with a pile of carrots and a small container of apple sauce.
  • Washington School Accused of Putting Autistic Boy's Desk in Bathroom as 'Quiet Learning Space'

    09/20/2019 10:01:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Newsweek ^ | SEPT. 21, 2019 | Jason Murdock
    A Washington middle school has been criticized for allegedly planning to seat a student with autism and an auto-immune disorder inside a bathroom. Danielle Goodwyn said her sixth-grade son Lucas, 11, needs a quiet environment to study as his condition can be triggered by loud noises. But she was shocked to find out the faculty's solution when she visited his classroom in the Whatcom Middle School on Monday. According to a photo taken by the child's mother, shared with local media outlet KCPQ, his desk was placed over the top of a toilet, and his chair was in close proximity...
  • High school cheerleaders punished for supporting Trump

    09/15/2019 2:31:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 15, 2019 | Todd Starnes
    On Aug. 30 some cheerleaders at North Stanly High School in New London, N.C., posted for a pre-game photo of themselves holding a banner that read, “Trump 2020 Make America Great Again.” The Stanly News & Press reported that it was “American Night” at the football game and students were encouraged to wear red, white and blue. The newspaper reports that the photo was posted on social media and “caused people to feel uncomfortable.” Apparently, there are some perpetually offended snowflakes who live in that part of North Carolina. It’s not quite clear who complained about that banner, but all you-know-what...
  • City school students have permission to miss school for climate strike

    09/13/2019 4:48:10 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 12, 2019 | MICHAEL ELSEN-ROONEY
    City students who skip school for the national Climate Strike walkout next week won’t be punished, Education Department officials said Thursday. “I’m thankful that DOE made the decision to support our students’ powerful path towards change by excusing absences for the Climate Strike," said City Council Member Rafael Espinal, Jr. who urged the move at a rally with kids at city hall. “The climate crisis is not slowing down and our students aren’t either by leading the fight against it and we should be doing everything we can to encourage their leadership,” Espinal, (D-Brooklyn) said. Students across the city will...
  • Woman Who Asked Bernie Sanders About Population Control Teaches Children

    09/10/2019 11:05:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | SEPT. 10, 2019 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    The woman who questioned Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders about the “need to curb population growth” has been teaching young children in schools since 2001. Attendee Martha Readyoff asked Sanders whether he would support measures to curb population growth at a CNN Climate town hall on September 4. “Human population growth has more than doubled in the past 50 years. The planet cannot sustain this growth,” Readyoff said to Sanders. “I realize this is a poisonous topic for politicians but it’s crucial to face. Empowering women and educating everyone on the need to curb population growth seems a reasonable campaign...
  • Trump Supporting High Schooler Harassed, Threatened and Hounded Out of School by Liberal...

    09/08/2019 2:51:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 7, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE: Trump Supporting High Schooler Harassed, Threatened and Hounded Out of School by Liberal Classmates — Principal Tells Her “It Will Blow Over” (VIDEO) Washington DC senior Jayne Zirkle was forced to leave her high school after continued harassment and threats from her liberal classmates for supporting President Trump. And Jayne says the teachers were not helpful. She even had instances where the liberal teachers lowered her grades because she supported the president. Jayne Zirkle told OANN that during her meeting with the principal her classmates started harassing her online. The principal said, “It will all blow over.” How...
  • Here Are the Crazy Things the New Hxrstory Teaches Your Children

    09/07/2019 9:16:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Return to Order ^ | September 2019 | Edwin Benson
    Students who are searching for objective truth should shy away from any course with the word “Studies” in its title. Centered on opinion, persuasion, and propaganda, these courses seldom include rigorous evaluation of provable facts. According to the Hoover Institution, California’s educationists1 have been handed a defeat in their attempt to impose a wildly liberalEthnic Studies curriculum on their students. When the curriculum was circulated for public comment, its authors probably thought that it would be largely ignored. Full of educational jargon, curriculum documents are not easy to read, and seldom attract much notice. This time, an avalanche of public...
  • Glendale officer resigns after striking unarmed man repeatedly with Taser

    09/06/2019 4:14:19 PM PDT · by glasseye · 23 replies
    An Arizona police officer has resigned from his department after an internal investigation found he used excessive force when taking an unarmed man into custody.
  • Trump Is Trading Safe Schools for His Precious Wall, Which Is Really a Fence (hurl alert)

    09/06/2019 3:01:47 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 28 replies
    The Bulwark ^ | 6th September 2019 | WENDY JORDAN
    This week the secretary of defense notified Congress that 11 “military construction” projects on the international border with Mexico are “necessary to support the use of the armed forces.” Not a single foot of “wall” is to be built with the $3.6 billion the secretary plans to divert from the Pentagon for this purpose. The 11 projects in four states are being funded in order to erect 174 miles of fencing. In fact, these are not military construction projects as the Pentagon and the Congress have historically defined them. But historic norms are falling every day. This tortured use of...
  • High School Bans Student After He Goes To Shooting Range With His Mom, Snapchat Post

    08/30/2019 1:14:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 108 replies ^ | August 30, 2019 | By James Barrett
    A 16-year-old student at a Colorado high school was informed by the school district Wednesday that he was not allowed to return to classes until the school could conduct an investigation into an anonymous tip that he had posted "threatening" content online. Current Time 0:11 Duration 0:51 Trump Slams 'Totally Fake' Washington Post Report That He Floated Pardons For Border Wall Construction In a story that has gained national attention from conservative sites, including RedState, the parents of a junior at Loveland High School learned Wednesday that their son could not appear on campus until the Thompson Valley School District...
  • Courts Have Chance to End Government Hostility Toward Religious Families and Schools

    08/28/2019 6:30:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | August 28, 2019 | Lea Patterson
    Should students be denied equal access to education funding just because they attend religious schools? As school children across the nation head back to class, that’s the question America’s courts are facing—including the Supreme Court of the United States. The decisions they reach will have broad implications for the religious liberty of students and families throughout the country. American parents take their children’s education seriously. Voters regularly point to education as a very important issue in many state and local elections, and total taxpayer spending on education is over $1 trillion annually. While the vast majority of children attend public...
  • Colorado Teachers Asked to Take ‘White Privilege’ Survey

    08/26/2019 3:14:11 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/26/2019 | Alana Mastrangelo
    Teachers at Cherry Creek School District in Colorado were asked to take a “white privilege” survey to make sure that they “reflect on their own racial identity and to think about how their experience in the world shapes their identity.” A school district in Colorado asked its teachers to take a “white privilege” survey, according to a report by PJ Media. The worksheet asked teachers a bizarre series of questions that have nothing to do with race, such as, for example, “Because of my race and/or color… If I should need to move, I can be pretty sure of hassle-free...