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  • Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper: You’ll need the government to educate your children

    12/18/2014 10:19:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/18/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Redstate catches an unguarded moment with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at a lunch earlier this week where he speaks extemporaneously and gives us a peek into what he believes the proper role of government to be. You might be surprised at just how little responsibility he feels you should take for yourself. Government should do what people individually canÂ’t do, or canÂ’t do well themselves. You know, educating our young people, [emphasis added] making sure our roads are designed and built properly, making sure our communities are safeÂ…that our economic system is robust, but at the same time fairÂ…that every...
  • District won't revise abortion content in textbook

    12/18/2014 9:23:07 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | staff
    PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix-area school district will not edit a high school honors biology textbook to remove content to comply with a state law on abortion-related instructional material. The Gilbert Unified School District board agreed during a meeting Tuesday to find an alternative solution that does not involve redacting the textbook, the Arizona Republic reported (http://bit.ly/1z4FP7y ). Superintendent Christina Kishimoto had asked the board to reverse its request, saying editing the copyrighted book could open the district to legal issues. At issue is a chapter in the textbook, "Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections," that discusses abstinence, birth-control methods, tubal...
  • North Kansas City school takes away blind child’s cane, replaces it with pool noodle

    12/17/2014 4:34:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    FOX4 ^ | December 17, 2014 | Molly Balkenbush,
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two North Kansas City parents are outraged after they say their blind son’s cane was taken away from him at school by a bus driver. Eight-year-old Dakota Nafzinger attends Gracemor Elementary School. Rachel Nafzinger said school staff took away her son’s cane as punishment for bad behavior on the bus and then gave him a swimming pool noodle to use as a substitute. The school wouldn’t go on camera, but North Kansas City School District Spokeswoman Michelle Cronk confirmed taking away Dakota’s cane, calling it school property that was given to him when he enrolled. They...
  • Three school teachers set to be fired after private chat room emails revealshocking discussion about

    12/16/2014 4:04:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 16 December 2014 | Joel Christie for The Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Three school teachers set to be fired after private chat room emails reveal shocking discussion about their 'moron' special needs students Three elementary teachers in a New Jersey school district have been caught having a shocking conversation about some of their special needs students, referring to them as 'morons' and 'short bus kids' - and are now set to be fired as a result. The teachers - Tyler Van Pelt, Maria Weber and Maryellen Lechelt - allegedly engaged in an inappropriate online discussion on October 23 while training in a new technology to be implemented in their school...
  • School 'bribes' kids with bikes and iPods to persuade them eat Michelle Obama's....

    12/14/2014 12:15:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 14 December 2014 | Charlene Adams for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: School 'bribes' kids with bikes and iPods to persuade them eat Michelle Obama's healthy lunches There's only one thing to do when the kids won't eat their vegetables: bribe them. At least that's what some Colorado schools are doing now that Michelle Obama's Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act has scared students away from their school lunch programs, according to KUSA. Jefferson County Public Schools now has a 'Hungry to Win' raffle program, EagNews reports. Each time a student buys a lunch, they are entered in the raffle for a chance to win prizes such as jump ropes,...
  • Sex-Ed Classes Taught by Planned Parenthood Anger Parents

    12/13/2014 9:10:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    Angry parents of children at a California high school have slammed a sex education class — taught by employees of Planned Parenthood — that they claim encourages young teens to have sex. Parents of 13- and 14-year-olds at Acalanes High School in Lafayette are furious at the methods and materials being used to teach sex-ed without their prior knowledge or consent, FoxNews.com reported. The students are handed worksheets that include a checklist titled, "Sex Check! Are You Ready For Sex?" The document asks the young teens, both girls and boys, if they have water-based lubricants and condoms, and if they...
  • The Coerced Abortion Epidemic

    12/10/2014 3:21:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | September 1, 2012 | Tech
    The Coerced Abortion Epidemic The Un-Choice: 64% involve coercion. Pressure can become violent.(2) 67% not counseled.(1) 65% suffer trauma.(1) Suicide 6-7 times higher.(3) Intense pressure to abort can come from husbands, parents, doctors, partners, counselors, or close friends and family. They may threaten or blackmail a woman into abortion. These are not idle threats. Coercion can escalate to violence. Women who resist abortion have been beaten, tortured and killed. One husband jumped on his wife’s stomach to force an abortion. A mother forced her daughter at gunpoint to go to the abortion clinic. A woman was forcibly injected by the...
  • 'Prisoners eat better food': Students hit back at Michelle Obama's school....

    12/06/2014 4:18:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    mail online ^ | 6 December 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    FULL TITLE: 'Prisoners eat better food': Students hit back at Michelle Obama's school lunch program with pictures of woeful servings School lunches have never been known for being appetizing — but these ones are particularly disgusting. Students across America are taking it to social media to demonstrate against the school meal rules championed by First Lady Michelle Obama. They're using the sarcastic hashtag 'ThanksMichelleObama' and posting pictures of piles of mushy lunches, unreasonably small portions and the kind of fare that has some students saying even 'prisoners eat better food.' Scroll down for video
  • Chinese-American Mom Says Common Core Is Just Like Education in Communist China

    12/01/2014 8:49:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Nov. 30, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    "Do you just want your kids to be test machines and cheap workers for corporations?"Lily Tang Williams, a mother of three, testified before the Colorado State Board of Education that Common Core was similar to the education she received growing up in Mao’s Communist China. “Common Core, in my eyes, is the same as the Communist core I once saw in China,” Williams said. “I grew up under Mao’s regime and we had the Communist-dominated education — nationalized testing, nationalized curriculum, and nationalized indoctrination.” In a post at FreedomWorks, Williams wrote about her experience with the Chinese education system: Our...
  • SHOCK: Homeschooling family tasered, arrested after being accused of having a ‘messy’ house

    11/23/2014 7:16:43 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | NOV 21, 2014 | KYLE OLSON
    NODAWAY COUNTY, Mo. – A homeschooling family has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit after they say their home was illegally searched by the sheriff’s department. The Home School Legal Defense Association is aiding Laura and Jason Hagan. Their house was raided by Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White and Chief Sheriff’s Deputy David Glidden.
  • Fifth-Grade Sex Ed Plan Horrifies Chicago Parents Who Say It's Obscene

    11/15/2014 8:21:17 AM PST · by bkopto · 68 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | Nov 14, 2014 | Stephanie Lulay
    Parents at a Near West Side school say they are "shocked" and "horrified" after viewing a new sex education curriculum intended for fifth-graders, saying the way the information is presented is over the top and not age-appropriate. SNIP But some of the information disturbed parents at the meeting, leading one to snap photos of five pages in the binder that included a lesson plan for fifth-graders. One of the pages, titled "Feel Good Reasons to Use FCs [Female Condoms]," included how to make sexual intercourse last longer and read: "Once you pop, you don't have to stop!" The page included...
  • Common Core Boosts Homeschooling

    11/10/2014 8:15:14 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 8, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Naysayers take note: Common Core has had at least one unanticipated positive outcome. “Home schooling has steadily risen in North Carolina since it was legalized in 1985 by the state Supreme Court,” T. Keung Hui reported on News Observer.com on August 13, 2014. “Twenty-five years ago, there were about 2,300 home-schooled students in North Carolina.” “But concerns about school violence, lack of a religious focus and the large size of public schools have helped fuel home-school growth.” “And home-school growth in North Carolina has surged the past two school years. There was a net gain of 7,603 home schools in...
  • .... San Fran parents outraged that abortion giant taught sex ed to kids

    11/10/2014 7:20:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Fri Nov 7, 2014 | Lisa Bourne
    FULL TITLE: ‘Planned Parenthood is a business that sells sex’: San Fran parents outraged that abortion giant taught sex ed to kids A group of high school parents in the East Bay area of San Francisco were surprised and upset when they learned Planned Parenthood was teaching sex education to their children in the district’s schools. “Planned Parenthood is a business. It’s a business that sells sex,” Acalanes Union High School District resident Camille Giglio told the local CBS affiliate KPIX. “It’s a way to get clientele and to sexualize young people and turn them into lifelong clients.” Giglio is...
  • Sec. of Education: Gov't Funded Preschool a 'Social Movement' Compares to Civil Rights, Gay Marriage

    11/06/2014 11:38:52 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 6, 2014 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says government funded universal preschool is a “social movement” and compared it to civil rights and gay marriage during a speech in Los Angeles last month. “At the end of the day for me this is really a social movement,” Duncan said when discussing federally subsidized preschool at the LA Universal Preschool (LAUP) forum on Oct. 21. “If you look at social movements, we all celebrate what happened in the 1960’s. The civil rights movement was extraordinarily powerful, life transforming, earth shattering. But the question I have is, why didn’t the civil rights...
  • Two boys, 13 and 14, 'raped two sixth-grade girls for hours in the auditorium....

    10/30/2014 8:45:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 84 replies
    MailOnline ^ | EST, 30 October 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Two boys, 13 and 14, 'raped two sixth-grade girls for hours in the auditorium of their Bronx middle school' A 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy have been arrested for raping two sixth-grade girls for nearly two hours in the auditorium of their middle school, police have said. The two young girls, who are just 12 and 13, were lured into the area at the Urban Science Academy in the Bronx on October 16 and attacked for at least two class periods, officials said. Although the students were missing from class for hours, no teacher or security officer...
  • Massachusetts Parents angry to find out Islam is part of school curriculum

    10/22/2014 6:22:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    http://therightscoop.com ^ | october 21, 2014
    Parents in Massachusetts were upset when they found out Islam is being taught as part of the school curriculum. But what was most upsetting to one parent is that it included a declaration that Allah is the only god:
  • Pictures Of Some Oklahoma School Lunches Not Appetizing To Parents

    10/22/2014 3:26:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    News On 6 Local ^ | October 21, 2014 | by HAVONNAH JOHNSON
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Some Oklahoma parents are concerned about how little their kids are getting to eat at school. The portions were small but based on federal guidelines. Those guidelines are based on First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative to tackle childhood obesity. “Chicken nuggets, with broccoli, beans and milk,” said student, Promise Fleming. “It was awful.” Student, A'mika Ware said, “It's not fully cooked and it makes my stomach hurt.” Their complaints are being heard loud and clear nationwide. TPS's nutrition director said the meals teach kids how to eat well. "They can tell their parents ‘hey, I need to...
  • [Schizophrenia Treatment:] Risperdal and Invega Side Effects: Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

    10/18/2014 8:49:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    Legal Examiner ^ | 10.16.14 | Craig Kelley, Attorney-at-Law
    The lawsuits surrounding Risperdal allege inappropriate marketing as well as failure to warn issues. While Johnson & Johnson alleges Risperdal helps countless people throughout the world who suffer from debilitating mental illnesses, it also has caused embarrassing side effects further contributing to the problems it claims to address. In September of 2012, Johnson & Johnson settled one such lawsuit with a 21 year old who had taken Risperdal and grown breasts which had to be surgically removed. The settlement was allegedly agreed to by Johnson & Johnson in order to avoid having the Judge in the trial order Chief Executive...
  • Transgender teen first in the state of Georgia to be elected to high school's homecoming court

    10/18/2014 8:28:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.18.14 | Charlene Adams for MailOnline
    An openly transgender Georgia teen was elected to her high school's homecoming court in an election believed to be the first of its kind in the state. Sage Lovell, 16, of Marietta, was elected to Walton High School's homecoming court among four other women chosen out of 50 nominees at the school. 'I couldn't stop smiling,' said Lovell told CBS 46, who said she heard word of her victory while in her homeroom class. 'My entire homeroom erupted in very loud cheering. Apparently it was able to be heard from across the school.' On Friday night, the Walton High School...
  • Male high school students dressed like female celebrities told to go home

    10/17/2014 9:12:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    FOX31 ^ | 10.17.14 | CNN WIRE
    RANDLE, Wash. — When administrators at White Pass Jr. Sr. High School asked students to dress up as their favorite celebrities for Spirit Week, Mason Mudge and Chandler Krueger did just that. Mudge came as Miss America. And Krueger dressed up as Nicki Minaj.
  • ...Shocking moment a fed-up Baltimore teacher attacked student and slammed...

    10/17/2014 6:41:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10-17-14 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    Full title: Caught on camera: Shocking moment a fed-up Baltimore teacher attacked student and slammed her into a locker yelling 'I'll kill you' after the senior hurled a book at her A Baltimore teacher is under fire after a cellphone video emerged of her fighting a 17-year-old student, slamming the girl against a locker and threatening to kill her. The beginning of the video, taken last Friday and obtained by local stations WBAL and WBFF, shows the girl shoving a chair in the teacher’s direction inside a classroom at Carver Vocational-Technical High in west Baltimore. The 17-year-old senior reportedly became...
  • 5-year-old forced to sign “suicide contract”

    10/10/2014 2:31:28 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 84 replies
    MOBILE, Alabama (WPMI) – An Alabama mother is furious that her 5-year-old daughter was forced to sign a school contract stating she wouldn’t kill herself or anyone else at school. School officials told Rebecca, who did not want to give her last name, they had to send 5-year-old Elizabeth home after an incident in class. “They told me she drew something that resembled a gun. According to them she pointed a crayon at another student and said ‘pew pew’,” Rebecca explained.
  • Ebola-hit Sierra Leone launches school by radio (Home School Alert)

    10/08/2014 1:09:18 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | By Rod Mac Johnson | AFP –
    Sierra Leone on Tuesday launched an ambitious schooling effort for more than a million children denied their education due to the Ebola epidemic, saying lessons would be delivered via radio. Classes in a variety of subjects will be broadcast for four hours, six days a week, on 41 radio stations and the country's sole TV channel, the government announced. "The plan is to provide a suitable option for our school-going population as the entire school system has been disrupted since the outbreak of the Ebola disease," said Education Minister Minkailu Bah. Schools have been closed since the government announced a...
  • They Are Coming for Your Children [ Connecticut ]

    10/07/2014 9:37:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | October 7, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Home-schoolers represent the only authentically radical social movement in the United States (Occupy Wall Street was a fashion statement) and so they must be suppressed, as a malevolent committee of leftist academics and union bosses under the direction of Governor Dannel Malloy is preparing to do in Connecticut, using the Sandy Hook massacre as a pretext. The ghouls invariably rush to the podium after every school massacre, issuing their insipid press releases before the bodies have even cooled, and normally they’re after your guns. But the Malloy gang is after your children. Malloy’s committee on the Newtown shootings is recommending...
  • Aspen elementary school employees blow whistles to enforce ‘silent lunch’

    10/07/2014 8:50:25 AM PDT · by NCjim · 60 replies
    EAG ^ | October 7, 2014 | Victor Skinner
    ASPEN, Colo. – Aspen Elementary School officials want students to be quiet during their 20-minute lunch, and have imposed a new set of rules and penalties for talkative youngsters to keep down cafeteria chatter. Many parents, however, are speaking up about the policy, which was outlined in a school newsletter that was recently sent home with students. School administrators reportedly told students they must use a 1-inch rule to speak during their lunch, meaning they can only open their mouths one inch to whisper, according to the Aspen Times.
  • The disturbing influence Planned Parenthood has on our schools

    10/04/2014 8:14:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Live Action ^ | Cassy Fiano
    Last month, parents were shocked to see the sex education guidelines being considered in Clark County, Nevada, schools. In a closed-door deliberation with some parents, the Las Vegas school district considered curriculum that recommends children as young as five be taught about abortion and masturbation– with pro-abortion propaganda scheduled to continue through every single grade level. The district’s proposed curriculum could be potentially crafted based on the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education, a guide produced with the aid of members of Planned Parenthood. The SIECUS guideline is among materials that the school district could largely model its new sex-education program...
  • Man, 23, who coached at local high school met two 13-year-old girls online...

    10/02/2014 9:25:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    MAIL ONLINE ^ | James Gordon
    FULL TITLE: Man, 23, who coached at local high school met two 13-year-old girls online before taking them back to his PARENTS house where he hid them in the basement and raped one A 23-year-old old man from Minnesota who had coached young girls at a local high school is accused of sexual assault and kidnapping after bringing two 13-year-old girls he met online to the basement of his parents' home. Authorities say Casey Lee Chinn from Burnsville met the girls through Omegle, a free online chat site, and picked them around 7:30pm on Monday. Police were then able to...
  • Schools welcome communist-led anti-war organization ‘counter-recruiting’ students

    09/26/2014 3:54:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    EAG News ^ | 9/26/2014 | DANETTE CLARK
    Several schools are giving radical anti-war organizations access to their classrooms. One such organization is The World Can’t Wait, an anti-war organization started by Charles Clark Kissinger, a former Students for a Democratic Society member and longtime leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party.The World Can’t Wait’s counter-recruiting program, We Are Not Your Soldiers (WANYS), visits high school classes to, as they claim, “tell the truth about the wars and why the military is really recruiting.”The program brings veterans, often members of Iraqi Veterans Against the War (IVAW), to talk to students about “their on-the-ground experiences in occupying countries, where civilians...
  • Las Vegas School District Considers Teaching 5-Year-Olds About Masturbation

    09/24/2014 9:37:20 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 51 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/24/14 | Steven Ertelt
    We live in a hyper-sexualized society where so-called experts think it wiser to push sex on younger and younger children. The abortion industry doesn’t mind at all, because Planned Parenthood can prey on young impressionable teens and pre-teens by telling them that early sex is perfectly fine and can exploit them to sell them abortions when the young girls become pregnant.With that in mind, here’s the latest from Las Vegas, where apparently there are not enough clients for the legal prostitutes so they need to convince children at a young age to become interested in sex.As one report indicates, the...
  • Middle School Reading Lists 100 Years Ago vs. Today

    09/23/2014 5:15:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Better Ed ^ | Annie Holmquist
    I recently dug up a 1908 curriculum manual in the Minnesota Historical Society archives. It provided instructions on everything from teacher deportment to recommended literature lists for various grades. As a book lover, I was especially interested in the latter! With the exception of a few textbook-like anthologies, the chart below lists the recommended reading material for Minnesota 7th and 8th graders in 1908:
  • School tells Missouri boy his 9/11 souvenir violates school weapons policy

    09/22/2014 1:56:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 250 replies
    Fox News | Sep 19, 2014
    Education School tells Missouri boy his 9/11 souvenir violates school weapons policy A souvenir shell casing handed out by veterans at a 9/11 ceremony landed a seven-year-old Missouri boy in hot water when he took the keepsake to school. Sherry Falke said her son, Zane, forgot he had the souvenir in his pocket when he showed up for class on Tuesday, Fox4KC.com reported. The boy was given the souvenir at a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony in Carrollton, Mo. "He felt it in his pocket, and he took it out and was showing some of his friends at school," Falke told...
  • Why are homeschooled kids so annoying?

    09/19/2014 7:54:07 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 85 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | April 22, 2012 | Dwija Borobia
    About a year ago, when I first started considering taking my kids out of public school, I wasn’t met with the kind of incredulous questioning that I expected after suggesting something so reckless and foolhardy. For the most part people were excited and supportive and helpful. Many thought we were already homeschooling, in fact. What surprised me most though is that folks who were concerned about the prudence of such a decision weren’t worried that my children might not learn enough or the the right things. They didn’t wonder how my kids would know how to be quiet when they...
  • Ninth Circuit OKs U.S. Flag Shirt Ban so Mexican students aren’t offended

    09/18/2014 12:29:16 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/18/2014 | Eric Owens
    It’s official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts. The federal appeals court issued its denial of an en banc hearing...
  • Free Stossel In The Classroom 2014-2015 Educational DVD Set

    09/16/2014 2:25:16 PM PDT · by tje · 7 replies
    Stossel In the Classroom ^ | 2014 | John Stossel
    Free DVDs for educational purposes.
  • ‘Pedophile’ teacher boasted of student suicides: ex-student

    09/16/2014 1:15:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    new york post ^ | julia marsh
    A former student at the elite Horace Mann School in The Bronx says his pedophile English teacher bragged about driving 12 kids to suicide — and vowed to make him the 13th. “You will join a long list of willful children who lashed out and then couldn’t make it on their own,” Robert Berman told one of his teen victims, Stephen Fife, according to Fife’s upcoming memoir, “The 13th Boy: A Memoir of Education and Abuse.”
  • Feds to parents: No lunches from home without doctor’s note, school lunch only

    09/15/2014 2:07:31 PM PDT · by Still Thinking · 81 replies
    RealFarmacy.com ^ | Daisy Luther
    It looks like the days of trading half of your peanut butter and jelly sandwich for half of your best friend’s ham sandwich may soon be over if the federal government has anything to do with it. A Richmond, Virginia mother received the following note, telling her not to pack a lunch for her pre-school age child. Dear Parents, I have received word from Federal Programs Preschool pertaining to lunches from home. Parents are to be informed that students can only bring lunches from home if there is a medical condition requiring a specific diet, along with a physicians note...
  • New Jersey teacher charged in child pornography case

    09/11/2014 12:11:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    wabc ^ | staff
    A New Jersey teacher has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinari announced the arrest of 23-year-old Oradell resident Rachel Permut. The woman is being charged with one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
  • Attorney: Autistic child forced into closet on several occasions at school

    09/09/2014 7:00:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WAVE3 ^ | Scott Adkins
    NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - Child Protective Services is investigating the case of an autistic child placed in a closet during school where he scratched and clawed at the wall, according to an attorney representing the child's family. Kim Gosnell said her son may have had an outburst, but she claims Georgetown Elementary caused her child to harm himself because of how staff members reacted to the situation. School personnel drafted an individualized education plan with Gosnell to outline how staff should respond when the child is over sensitized, but Gosnell claims the plan did not include placing the boy...
  • 11-year-old to be expelled for bringing a virtual gun to a virtual school?

    09/02/2014 10:12:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Badger Pundit ^ | 9-2-2014 | Badger Pundit
    Meet Melissa A. Horn. She’s the 40-year-old Wisconsin school principal who’s currently bullying an 11-year-old boy over a tiny picture of a gun and an American flag on the computer he uses only at home.The boy, Matthew, is “attending” — through distance learning, via computer — Wisconsin Virtual Learning, a 4K-12K virtual school run as an online pubic charter school by the Northern Ozaukee School District.Horn is its principal and executive director. For more on Horn, consult her LinkedIn page and her “Executive Director’s Message” in which she speaks about how, at Wisconsin Virtual Learning, “we pride ourselves in being...
  • Mom’s Facebook post gets 4-year-old son expelled

    08/31/2014 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    Fox6 ^ | Posted 4:10 pm, August 27, 2014
    CALLAHAN, Fla. — A Florida mom is fuming after her 4-year-old son was kicked out of preschool because of something she posted to her own Facebook page. Ashley Habat doesn’t think her 4-year-old son should be punished for what she wrote. Habat said her son, Will, was late for school on picture day at his private Christian preschool.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.