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  • New Michigan law removes basic skills test for teachers

    07/05/2018 12:59:40 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Detroit Free Press ^ | 7/2/2018 | Lorri Higgins
    Prospective Michigan teachers won't have to take the SAT anymore to be certified in Michigan, a move that might help attract more teachers to the profession and help districts struggling with classroom vacancies. The SAT has been the basic skills exam teachers have had to take since last year, but Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation last week eliminating the Michigan law that requires a basic skills exam in the first place. "The basic skills test ... is not a strong indicator of how successful a teacher will be," said Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, who sponsored the legislation, which passed the...
  • America needs unions now more than ever as Supreme Court sides with corporate billionaires

    07/01/2018 4:40:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 55 replies
    National Education Association ^ | June 27, 2018 | National Education Association
    On heels of high-profile walkouts, new organizing and spiking approval for unions, union leaders see decision as rallying point to unrig economy and put workers first WASHINGTON - June 27, 2018 - The following statement was issued by leaders and members of NEA, AFSCME, SEIU and AFT following the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against working people and in favor of billionaire CEOs and corporate interests in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, holding that requiring fair-share fees in the public sector violates the First Amendment of the Constitution. As millions of American workers recommit to their...
  • Christmas comes early for proponents of school choice

    12/22/2017 9:46:19 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 23, 2017 | Jackson Richman
    Proponents of school choice are sharing in President Trump’s first major legislative victory, the signing of the Republican tax reform bill on Friday. Under the to-be-updated tax code, thanks to a provision introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas,, parents will be able to use 529 plans, a form of savings account, to pay not only for college, as is currently the case, but also toward expenses for K-12 schooling, including private school tuition. The provision originally included home schooling costs, but was stripped from the final bill after the Senate parliamentarian ruled that part ineligible under budget reconciliation rules —...
  • Education Secretary Duncan’s children to go to Chicago private school he attended

    09/26/2015 10:49:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 9, 2015 | Valerie Strauss
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan grew up in Chicago and attended the private, prestigious University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. The pre-K-12 Lab Schools are progressive institutions ... resident Obama’s two daughters attended the school before moving to Washington in 2009, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s children are enrolled there now. And in the fall, Duncan’s children will be attending Lab, too, while his wife works there. .... his children will attend a progressive private school in Chicago, a school that does not follow key school reform policies that his Education Department has set for public schools. It does not, for example,...
  • An extraordinary story of alleged sex abuse of students at elite private school over decades

    05/28/2015 5:52:50 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27 | Valerie Strauss
    A new report commissioned by concerned alumni of Horace Mann School, an elite private school in New York City, tells an extraordinary story of the sexual abuse of scores of students over decades by teachers, coaches, department heads, a headmaster, a school chaplain and a dean of guidance. The findings build on revelations made public in recent years about sex abuse at Horace Mann, which was founded by Columbia University on its campus in 1887 but has long been an independent school in the Bronx, now with 1,782 students from nursery school through 12th grade. It costs $41,900 a year...
  • Change Natural Hairstyle or Get Expelled, School Tells 12-Year-Old Girl

    11/27/2013 1:24:25 AM PST · by grundle · 94 replies ^ | November 26, 2013 | Beth Greenfield
    A 12-year-old girl will be expelled from a Florida school unless she gets her hair under control, school officials have told her. Vanessa VanDyke, an honors student and violinist at the Faith Christian Academy in Orlando, tells WKMG that administrators have given her one week to decide whether to cut and shape her hair or leave the school, which she has attended since the third grade. Faith Christian Academy did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Yahoo Shine. And VanDyke’s mother, Sabrina Kent, could not be reached for comment. But WKMG reports that the school’s handbook includes...
  • High School Fires Teacher After Her Partner's Name Appeared In Her Mother's Obituary

    04/24/2013 10:38:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 130 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 24, 2013 | Sarah Karlan
    Carla Hale, a teacher in Clintonville, Ohio, was fired just days after an anonymous parent informed the school that her partner's name had appeared in her mother's obituary. Update- April 24, Hale's grievance has been denied.
  • Private school enrolment in rural India is increasing

    01/20/2013 7:26:23 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 5 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | The Times of India
    For a country that is undergoing huge economic , social and demographic changes, education needs a more resolute direction. Nationally, private school enrolment in rural India is increasing at about 10% every year. In the next five years, India may have half of the children attending private schools even in rural areas. According to the Annual Status of Education Report, ASER 2012, released recently in the Capital, the enrolment level for the 6-14 age group continue to be high in rural areas. In 2012, 96.5% of all the children in this age group in rural areas were enrolled in schools....
  • FreedomProject Education: The Online Homeschool Revolution

    11/23/2012 11:34:40 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 14 replies
    FreedomProject Education ^ | 23 November 2012 | FreedomProject
    [Video] FreedomProject Education: The Online Homeschool Revolution === FreedomProject Education FreedomProject Education examines the end result it hopes to achieve in its education of today's youth and tomorrow's leaders. - Learn More: History: FreedomProject Education is a K-12 virtual education institution, founded by the American Opinion Foundation. Established in 2005, American Opinion Foundation, Inc. performs charitable, scientific, literary and/or educational services through community outreach activities. In keeping with AOF charter, FreedomProject began as an extensive free online resource for Americanist education in the classical style, based on the principles and core values modeled in the era of America's founding....
  • Rockwall teacher fired for out-of-wedlock pregnancy

    04/11/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 163 replies
    WFAA ^ | 04/10/2012 | JASON WHITELY
    ROCKWALL — Cathy Samford, a volleyball coach and science teacher, was fired from Heritage Christian Academy for getting pregnant and not being married, the school acknowledged. "I looked it up and thought, 'They can't do this,'" said Samford, 29. For almost three years, she coached volleyball at the private school. Samford was named "Coach of the Year" and recently began teaching science. But when she got pregnant last fall, the school fired her because she was not married. "We all have different views and interpretations," Samford said. "It's not necessarily the Christian thing to do to throw somebody aside because...
  • Teacher Takes Class To Occupy Denver Rally

    11/14/2011 12:33:38 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 11 replies ^ | 10:55 am MST November 14, 2011 | Deb Stanley
    DENVER -- A teacher who took her students to see Occupy Denver said she brought her class to see what was happening. "We came to observe," said teacher Celia Bard when questioned by a blogger in a video posted on YouTube.
  • Private school workers decry ‘elder massacre’

    04/28/2011 7:05:18 AM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 04.27.11 | TONYA ALANEZ
    An upper-crust private school with campuses in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton is facing eight age-discrimination complaints filed by longtime teachers, assistants and a maintenance worker. “It’s an elder massacre,” said labor attorney William Amlong, who filed the complaints against Pine Crest School on behalf of the three men and five women, ranging from 54 to 72 years old. “Most of them are long-term employees, none of them have any performance problems that have been brought to their attention and they were all summarily told, ‘You’re out of here.’ ” According to the complaints filed during the past two months with...
  • Elite For-Profit Schools Chase a Growing Market

    09/21/2010 10:16:23 AM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 September 2010 | Jenny Anderson
    The British International School of New York offers spacious waterfront classrooms, small computers encased in rubber for small people who tend to drop them, and a pool for the once-a-week swimming classes required for all students. But there is nothing within its halls or on its Web site that indicates what differentiates British International from the teeming masses of expensive private schools in New York: It is run for profit. It is one of a small number of large for-profit schools that have opened recently or plan to open in New York City next year. While they are a speck...
  • If you would consider voting for this school to get computers.....

    08/18/2010 6:43:50 AM PDT · by Shimmer1 · 10 replies
    Charter ^ | 08/18/10 | staff
    Joel recently passed away while saving his son from drowning. Dear Friends, Joel Fegarido's wife, Eva, submitted an essay to Charter Communication for a chance to win 50 laptops for the small Christian school where Joel was School Board Chairman. It will be based on the number of votes. Out of approx 8000 submissions hers was in the top 50 submissions. She would really love to be able to make a donation of laptops to the school in Joel’s name. This would not cost anything, except the little time it takes to vote. So if you can, take a minute...
  • Public Schools and Libraries: The Failure of Socialism

    07/13/2010 12:52:43 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 25 replies
    While I don't agree with the rhetoric used in this video I agree with every argument made. Education should not be run by the gov. via our tax dollars. Private schools do it better and instill Christian and American values in children unlike the liberal left gov. schools. Not sure if I agree w/ getting rid of libraries but my taxes are killing me. Discussion anyone?
  • Ex-teacher learns the hard way (Attacks conservative student on blog, gets fired)

    06/09/2010 8:18:01 AM PDT · by denydenydeny · 64 replies · 54+ views ^ | Wed, Jun. 9, 2010 | Dan Hardy
    Elizabeth Collins has blogged for more than two years about her personal life and experiences as a teacher. One Saturday in February, she posted her thoughts about a student's presentation in her English class at the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, an all-girls private school in Villanova. She criticized its tone and political outlook. The student's parents took quick exception to that post, telling the school that even though the blog did not identify their daughter by name, it was aimed at her and was an "attack on a child." The exchange triggered a chain of events that ended...
  • Trio of Darwin Films Released (one by Creationists, one by IDers, and one by the Temple of Darwin)

    09/17/2009 11:54:29 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies · 1,188+ views
    CEH ^ | September 16, 2009
    Sept 16, 2009 — This month finds us two thirds of the way between Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of his Origin of Species. Taking advantage of the extra attention Darwin is getting this year (as if he needed more), three films on his life and ideas are being released from three different companies...
  • Supreme Court victory for parents of disabled students

    06/22/2009 4:21:53 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 75 replies · 1,935+ views
    LA Times/ Chicago Tribune ^ | 6-22-09 | David Savage
    The Supreme Court took the side of parents of children with disabilities today, ruling that they can claim reimbursement for the cost of private schooling if the public system failed to offer an appropriate program for their child. The 6-3 decision settles a heated and costly dispute that has arisen across the country. It also deals a potentially expensive setback to public school systems that are strapped for money. At issue was who must pay the cost if parents of a child with a disability withdraw him from public school and send him to a private school. In a case...
  • Sotomayor avoided public schools (had the benefit of attending private, not public schools)

    05/27/2009 8:07:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 1,051+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 5/27/2009 | Mac Fuller
    In "freeing herself" from the poverty of her childhood, Sonia Sotomayor had the benefit of attending private, not public schools. The next time an official in Obama Administration advances efforts to disenfranchise school vouchers or hails the virtues of public education even as he sends his children to a posh private one; the next time a federal court takes up a similar education-related issue; perhaps they should call to mind the personal story of U.S. Supreme Court nominee, current Court of Appeals Court Judge, Sonia Sotomayor, who, it is asserted, bootstrapped her way to her currently and swiftly opening door...
  • CALIFORNIA: Court says private school can expel lesbians

    01/28/2009 8:07:21 AM PST · by SmithL · 34 replies · 1,357+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/28/9 | Bob Egelko
    A private religious high school can expel students it believes are lesbians because the school isn't covered by California civil rights laws, a state appeals court has ruled. Relying on a 1998 state Supreme Court ruling that allowed the Boy Scouts to exclude gays and atheists, the Fourth District Court of Appeal in San Bernardino said California Lutheran High School is a social organization entitled to follow its own principles, not a business subject to state anti-discrimination laws. "The whole purpose of sending one's child to a religious school is to ensure that he or she learns even secular subjects...