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  • Teacher arrested in Hesperia for alleged sex acts with teen in BMW

    07/24/2014 1:49:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    LATimes ^ | Caitlin Owens
    A substitute teacher was arrested for allegedly engaging in sex acts with a 16-year-old girl in a BMW in Hesperia early Sunday, officials said. The pair were discovered by a deputy checking on the black BMW, which authorities said appeared to be suspicious, parked near the intersection of Ivy Avenue and Alder Street. The teacher, 40-year-old Rakshannah Ranney, was engaged in some kind of sexual activity with the girl in the car, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
  • McCrory signs Common Core legislation (NC dropping CC)

    07/22/2014 9:43:16 PM PDT · by bigtoona · 6 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Matthew Burns
    By Matthew Burns Raleigh, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday signed legislation designed to replace the controversial Common Core academic standards in North Carolina public schools with standards drawn up by a new state commission. The standards were adopted by the state several years ago. But their implementation in the 2012-13 school year angered some parents, who said they were inappropriate in several areas. For the past year, those critics have been pushing lawmakers to repeal the standards. McCrory has supported Common Core in the past. Just last month, he said the push to repeal the standards "is not...
  • Scott Walker Calls on Wisconsin Legislature to Repeal Common Core

    07/17/2014 9:41:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/7/14 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) called on state lawmakers Thursday to pass a bill in January that would repeal the Common Core standards and replace them with “standards set by people in Wisconsin.” According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Walker released a statement Thursday afternoon, just hours after two Republican state senators, Leah Vukmir and Paul Farrow, issued a joint press statement calling for a delay in the use of the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC) that are aligned with the Common Core standards. Earlier in the year, Walker helped draft a bill that would create a state board to replace...
  • ‘Christianity is Abhorrent’: More Atheistic Materials to be Distributed in Public Schools

    07/17/2014 3:35:56 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 39 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | July 17, 2014 | Garrett Haley
    ORLANDO – A federal judge has given a secular organization the green light to distribute more atheistic and anti-Christian materials to Florida public school students, in spite of the materials’ graphic content and offensive language. As previously reported, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) learned last year that a Christian ministry had made Bibles available to Orlando high school students on “Religious Freedom Day.” To counter the Bible distribution, FFRF sought permission from the school district to give students a variety of atheistic and anti-Christian materials. According to reports, the Orange County School Board permitted FFRF to distribute several books...
  • Ex-Dover teacher accused of sexual assault will face trial after 13 alleged victims testify

    07/15/2014 12:41:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    yrd.com ^ | Rick Lee
    Former Dover area music teacher Matthew Puterbaugh now faces charges of rape of a child and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a minor. Puterbaugh, 46, of the 1000 block of Conewago Road, was ordered to stand trial on those charges and other sexually related crimes today after his accuser, now a 25-year-old woman, testified against him this morning in the York County Judicial Center. The woman said she first had sex with Puterbaugh, her music teacher, at age 12. She said the relationship, which occurred in the Dover Intermediate School band room, on a band bus trip, at Puterbaugh's home...
  • Rich School, Dumb School?

    07/15/2014 6:59:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 24 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 14, 2014 | Gabrielle Okun
    Although the U. S. spends more than half a trillion dollars on public schools, the Left still believes that raising that amount will somehow make students smarter. “Total expenditures for public elementary and secondary schools in the United States amounted to $638 billion in 2009-10, or about $12,743 per public school student,” according to the National Center for Education Statistics. “There must be a way to get enough dollars, public dollars to raise student achievement,” Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy at The Center for American Progress (CAP), said at a recent conference at CAP. At that same conference,...
  • The 4 NYC teachers banned from classrooms who rake in millions

    07/13/2014 4:04:51 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/13/2007 | Susan Edelman
    Three of the city’s longest-running “rubber room” teachers have raked in more than $1 million each for a decade of not working in classrooms, and a fourth is paid a top salary — $100,049 a year — not to teach. The Foul Four — who beat sexual-misconduct charges — can’t be fired by the Department of Education because they are entitled to job protections under state tenure laws, which require “due process.” Educators are entitled to a trial with an independent hearing officer who decides whether any misconduct warrants termination.
  • [MD] Prince George’s schools offer breakfast and lunch to students during summer

    07/08/2014 10:27:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/8/2014 | Ovetta Wiggins
    With students running a higher risk of obesity and hunger during their summer break, Prince George’s County schools have joined an effort to provide the youngsters with free breakfast and lunch. More than 60 schools throughout the county will serve the meals until Aug. 1. “Providing continuous meals throughout the summer helps children receive the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow,” Kevin M. Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer for Prince George’s County Public Schools said in a statement.
  • Risking Hell for Harvard

    07/07/2014 4:53:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | July 7, 2014 | Brad Miner
    The development of education was job one when Coadjutor Bishop John Joseph Hughes came to New York in 1837. As one expert explains:  eight makeshift parochial schools, meeting in church basements or rented halls, had on register about 5000 Catholic children. An additional 7000 either lacked accommodation or made no effort to go to school.  Public aid had been given to some of these basement schools by the Free School Society, but in 1825, when it became the Public School Society, funding for denominational schools (Catholic and Baptist) ceased. The Society wasn’t unwilling to educate Catholic children; it just intended...
  • 3 CPS students accused of robbing, raping girl, 16, on South Side [ Chicago ]

    07/07/2014 3:20:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Sun-Times ^ | July 5, 2014 | FRANK MAIN
    Three Chicago Public Schools students have been charged with robbing and raping a 16-year-old girl at gunpoint after she got off a CTA bus on the South Side. The students — who attend Chicago Vocational Career Academy — were ordered held without bail Saturday. ... Wearing navy blue, jail-issued sweat clothes, they appeared Saturday before Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas, who denied them bail, saying, “Not only is this victim — but this community at large — is in grave danger.” All three defendants admitted the allegations against them
  • Heather Has Two Textbooks

    07/07/2014 12:38:27 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 4, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    While parents of public school children may feel besieged by alternative lifestyles, one public school teacher doesn’t think the literature available to them is diverse enough. “It takes a lot of work to find books that include same-gender parents, step-parents, foster or adoptive children, or other nontraditional families as background in an adventure tale, a friendship parable, or a holiday romp; nontraditional families are either the topic of the story or, more likely, not included at all,” Willow McCormick writes in the summer issue of Rethinking Schools magazine. “When two-parent, heterosexual families are presented as the norm in story after...
  • High school teacher, 27, charged with child seduction after she 'made out with.....

    07/05/2014 8:14:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    mail online ^ | Paul Thompson
    FULL TITLE: High school teacher, 27, charged with child seduction after she 'made out with and fondled' male student A former teacher has been accused of seducing one of her students and engaging in 'touching, fondling and kissing' during two dates. Brooke Wilson was charged with child seduction following a police investigation in Goshen, Indiana. The 27 year old is alleged to have gone on two dates with the student who was aged between 16 and 18. A probable cause document filed in Elkhart Superior Court reveals that the Spanish teacher admitted she had 'made out' with the student. The...
  • Wash. school district complies with Michelle O’s lunch rules and bans birthday cupcakes

    07/01/2014 10:50:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 7/1/14 | Victor Skinner
    LYNNWOOD, Wash. – Michelle Obama’s national school lunch overhaul is getting a little ridiculous. The First Lady worked with federal bureaucrats to strictly limit what types of foods can be served in school cafeterias across the country in an effort to fight childhood obesity. The federal regulations on meat, vegetables, salt, and other aspects of the school lunch has been met with staunch indignation from students who have either trashed their mandatory fruit and vegetables or opted not to eat lunch at all. Now, the Edmonds School District in Washington state and others are cracking down on birthday cupcakes and...
  • District defends kindergartner's sexual misconduct discipline

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- An assistant superintendent for the Dysart Unified School District defends calling a kindergartner's actions "sexual misconduct." Five-year-old Eric Lopez pulled his pants down on the playground at Ashton Ranch Elementary School last Spring and received a punishment of detention for what the school has deemed sexual misconduct. Eric now has a note that will remain in his permanent file for the duration he attends Dysart schools. His mother was not notified of the incident or the note her son signed in the assistant principal's office until after the fact. District policy states that a parent does not...
  • Finally! Republicans Get Their Own Carlos Danger In Arizona Schools Boss John Huppenthal

    06/23/2014 6:34:39 PM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/22/14 | Eric Owens
    Arizona schools superintendent John Huppenthal admitted earlier this week that he has been posting anonymously on a number of political blogs using a handful of pseudonyms. Some of the postings attributed to Huppenthal, a Republican, are inflammatory and impolitic. He called food stamp recipients “lazy pigs,” for example, and equated Margaret Sanger’s promotion of abortion for poor black people to the extermination of Jewish people by the Nazis, reports The Arizona Republic. He also blamed Franklin Roosevelt’s policies during the Great Depression for the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany and suggested that Obama’s policies are similar to Roosevelt’s.
  • School Choice Victories

    06/23/2014 10:26:21 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 22, 2014 | Jace Gregory
    Instead of improved quality and decreased spending on education, the government continues to spend more and more while results remain stagnant. school choice poster “According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress – a standardized test often referred to as the nation’s ‘report card’ – just 26 percent of the country’s 12th graders are proficient in math,” Lindsay Burke of the Heritage Foundation points out, adding that, “only 38 percent are proficient in reading. “ “Those numbers are entirely unchanged since 2009, when the NAEP was last administered,” reported Burke. Education has been stuck in the same place for decades...
  • Coney Island principal bans patriotic music during upcoming ceremony: teachers

    06/14/2014 5:10:30 PM PDT · by tje · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, June 8, 2014, 11:05 AM | Ben Chapman
    A controversial Coney Island principal who grabbed headlines for banning the patriotic tune “God Bless the U.S.A.” from an end-of-year kindergarten ceremony in 2012 is at it again, school staffers told the Daily News. Public School 90 boss Greta Hawkins on Monday killed a plan for pre-K students to march into an end-of-year celebration carrying flags to a song called “Stand Up for the Red, White and Blue,” teachers said. Hawkins, 49, of Brooklyn, told teachers she banished the patriotic display planned for the June 19 festivities because the staffers who organized it didn’t ask her permission. But staffers said...
  • First graders taken to hospital after classmate brings drugs to school

    06/10/2014 3:59:09 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 06/10/2014 | Kristen A. Graham
    An entire first-grade class was bused to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for monitoring Tuesday after a 6-year-old was spotted with packets that police said likely contained heroin. The incident happened when a teacher at John Barry Elementary at 59th and Race Streets in West Philadelphia noticed one of her students playing with small plastic packets she had brought to school.
  • Texas School Bans Sunscreen Because Kids Might Drink It, Or Something

    06/10/2014 12:26:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    Not The Onion: a school district in Texas has banned sunscreen from schools due to the fact that they're afraid children will eat it. The North East Independent School District has the restriction because it considers sunscreen toxic, and fears kids will eat it, parent Christy Riggs, of San Antonio, told Fox News. [...] School district spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor told ABC News that allergic reactions to sunscreen are one of the numerous reasons the district does not allow sunblock in its 72 schools. “We don’t want students sharing sunscreen,” Chancellor told the station. “If students get it in their eyes...
  • Parents outraged after teacher hands out sex toys to teens during drama awards ceremony

    06/09/2014 3:20:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 5, 2014 | DUSTIN SIGGINS
    BELLINGHAM, WA, June 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A parent's letter to KOMO News in Washington has led to a teacher's apology after a drama awards ceremony at Bellingham High School devolved into vulgarities and what the unidentified mother called "trash." According to the mother, who asked to be anonymous to protect her 17-year old daughter, retiring teacher Teri Grimes gave sex toys to the male teen who won the title of "horniest stud" and the same toys to the girl who won "horniest girl."   But it was the anti-Catholic skit that was the last straw for the mother, who...
  • ‘Dating Lesson’ Asks Eighth-Grade Girls To Publicly Declare How Far They Will Go Sexually

    06/08/2014 7:07:52 PM PDT · by massmike · 54 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 06/08/2014 | n/a
    <p>At least one pair of parents is fuming after their eighth-grade daughter came home from school saying that every student in her class had to indicate – publicly – how far they are prepared to go sexually.</p>
  • ABC News Video: First-grader suspended after toy gun found in backpack

    06/08/2014 7:57:31 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 54 replies
    WTAE Pittsburgh, ABC News copied by Top Right News Blog ^ | June 5, 2014 | Marcie Cipriani, ABC News // Gina Cassini Top Right News Blog
    by Gina Cassini | TopRight NewsOnce again, the anti-gun fanatics are running loose in our children's schools. And this time they are punishing a kid who did the right thing! As a mom, this one has steam coming out of my ears. First-grader Darin Simak goes to Martin Elementary in New Kensington, PA. On Wednesday he went to school just like any other day but, when he arrived, he realized there was a toy gun in his backpack. What did Darin do? Darin tried to do the right thing by immediately bringing the toy gun to his teacher and explained that “he...
  • School Sunscreen Ban Causes 10-Year-Old Girl To Get FRIED On Field Trip

    06/07/2014 1:30:35 AM PDT · by grundle · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 6, 2014 | Eric Owens
    A San Antonio mother is furious because officials at her 10-year-old daughter’s elementary school banned sunscreen during a recent school field trip. Guess what happened. Of course, the poor kid came home crispily sunburned, reports local ABC affiliate KSAT. To make matters worse, mad mom Christy Riggs said skin cancer runs in her family — and her father who had it passed away recently. At issue is a district policy which prohibits kids from bringing sunscreen anywhere on school grounds. Riggs strongly disagrees with it. North East Independent School District spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor defended the policy because, she said, the...
  • Teacher Tapes Students' Mouths Shut During "Quiet Game" The teacher has been fired

    06/06/2014 5:43:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Friday, Jun 6, 2014 | Sheldon Dutes
    A substitute teacher in New Jersey won't be allowed to fill in again at an elementary school after she allegedly taped shut the mouths of several students last week, officials say. Sheldon Dutes reports A substitute teacher in New Jersey won't be allowed to fill in again at an elementary school after she allegedly taped shut the mouths of several students last week, officials say. The teacher was working at the Winfield Scott Elementary School in Elizabeth and placed decorative tape over the mouths of five students during a "quiet game" after lunch, according to parents and officials. One of...
  • LA schools to launch new summer lunch program

    06/06/2014 3:19:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | June 6, 2014
    The Los Angeles Unified School District wants to disprove the old saying that there's no free lunch. The district on Thursday said it will serve free lunches through summer to children and the disabled at 317 school campuses along with 105 parks and recreation centers. District Director of Food Services David Binkle says he expects the program to dish out 4.5 million meals.
  • Mad mom: school awards ceremony featured swearing, sex toys

    06/05/2014 5:23:40 PM PDT · by massmike · 4 replies
    komonews.com ^ | 06/05/2014 | Mark Miller
    BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- A Bellingham High School drama teacher has issued a formal apology after her awards ceremony devolved into an evening of profanity, jokes about a priest having sex with kids, and a box of sex toys. A parent attended the ceremony in the school auditorium with her 17-year-old daughter, who was nominated for an award. Both want to remain anonymous until after graduation on June 6. The teacher is Teri Grimes, a veteran of three decades who is slated to retire after this year. In an email to KOMO News, the upset mother complained about the teacher's use...
  • Future of Conservative Education

    06/05/2014 7:46:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 4, 2014 | Ethan Gaitz
    As the 2014 midterm elections near, conservative Republicans have found themselves in a situation that demands more than a mere denunciation of President Obama’s policies. There has been no shortage of criticism from the GOP as to how the Obama administration has accelerated the growth of a sprawling federal bureaucracy, but have Republicans suggested any viable policy alternatives to the government based programs of the Obama presidency? todd rokita aei In the arena of federal education policy, one innovator is helping to craft a state and localized solution to the Washington controlled education system. Congressman Todd Rokita (R-IN) is adamant...
  • D.C. Principal Comes Out As Gay During School’s LGBTQ Pride Celebration

    06/04/2014 1:31:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    CBS Washington ^ | June 4, 2014
    A LGBTQ pride celebration at D.C.’s Woodrow Wilson High School led to a big surprise for students Wednesday, as Principal Pete Cahall came out as gay in front of the crowd. Cahall tells WNEW’s Matt DelSignore that he just turned 50 and was “tired of hiding.” “I would be a hypocrite if I tell kids to ‘be who you are’ and not be who I am,” he said. He admits that he was nervous at the thought of sharing his secret in front of hundreds of students. Before his announcement, his hands were shaking, he said. But students were very...
  • PATHETIC: Brawl Breaks Out Betwixt Parents at High School Graduation

    05/31/2014 8:49:04 PM PDT · by kingattax · 69 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 31 May 2014
    VIDEO AT LINKA high school graduation in Maryland is gaining national attention for the immaturity of the adults in attendance rather than the success of the students onstage. A massive brawl broke out outside Towson University’s SECU Center on Tuesday after the Randallstown High School class of 2014 took the stage for their diplomas, according to local media. Full-grown men and women were exchanging punches while their embarrassed children looked on in graduation gowns.
  • Autistic Student’s Father Attacks Son’s Bully On Richmond School Bus

    06/01/2014 11:10:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    cbs ^ | Joe Vazquez
    RICHMOND (KPIX) — A father followed his 9-year-old autistic son onto the school bus Friday morning and attacked his son’s bully, said Richmond Police Lt. Mark Gagan. Burnis Hurd, 44, is charged with 273 D, which is child abuse and corporal injury to a child. He is in jail on $50,000 bond. After they boarded the bus, the son pointed out an 11 year old boy who had been bullying the 9-year old, Gagan said.
  • Malkin: The Data-Mining Body Monitors in Our Schools

    05/29/2014 6:51:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 30, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Like millions of other American parents, my husband and I received a warning letter from the BMI police last week. Our active, healthy 8th-grade daughter is "very lean," according to her school-administered "Fitnessgram." The national student body monitors think this is a public health problem. The obesity report card lectured that because our daughter's body-mass index is "very low," we "should make certain" that she "is eating a healthy diet that includes the appropriate number of calories." Thanks, geniuses. We had no idea such measurements were taking place, and we wondered whether we were alone in objecting to this unsolicited...
  • In New Orleans, major school district closes traditional public schools for good

    05/29/2014 9:52:46 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2014 | Lyndsey Layton
    [SNIP]...With the start of the next school year, the Recovery School District will be the first in the country made up completely of public charter schools, a milestone for New Orleans and a grand experiment in urban education for the nation.
  • School lunches: Local 5-year-old cries when she has to eat school lunch

    05/27/2014 6:38:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    FOX 4 Local News ^ | May 27, 2014 | By Katie Ferrell
    On Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama is expected to fire back against school meal critics who say the program to make school lunches healthier has gone too far. FOX 4′s Katie Ferrell reported Tuesday morning on the reaction from Kansas City-area parents to the more nutritious school lunches. Among the comments: “The food provided as school lunch is not even edible. My 5-year old isn’t picky and she cries if we accidentally forget to pack her lunch,” said Jaye Anne on our facebook page. “Yes it motivates us to send actual healthy food from home so our child doesn’t have...
  • White Privilege

    05/27/2014 5:01:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Front Page ^ | 5-26-14 | Walter Williams
    What would you think if your 8-year-old came home and told you that “white privilege is something that white people have, meaning they have an advantage in a lot of things and they can get a job more easily”? You would have heard that at the recent 15th annual White Privilege Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, attended by 2,500 public-school teachers, administrators and students from across the nation (http://tinyurl.com/lkoqj9b). The average parent has no idea of the devious indoctrination going on in classrooms in many public schools. What follows are some of the lessons of the conference. In one of the...
  • Only in NY – School hands 66 lb girl note saying she’s fat

    05/25/2014 11:21:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/24/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Tales from the Nanny State continue to the amazement of nobody, I’m sure. In a story coming from (where else…) New York City, the wise school officials, ever concerned about the health and future of their students, decided to check out what each of the kids weighs, matching the results against some Body Mass Index chart. Upon noting that many of the children failed to pass muster, they decided to inform the parents… by handing the kids notes to take home. What could possibly go wrong? A New York City mom was fit to be tied Wednesday after her...
  • Gun Picture Gets Boy In Trouble

    05/24/2014 8:32:04 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    KKTV.com ^ | 5/22/14
    A little boy is in trouble for a picture he drew as part of a school assignment. Second grader Kody Smith was assigned to go outside, look at the clouds, and then use his imagination to draw what he saw. "Draw a picture of what you see in the clouds from your imagination and that picture is a gun,” explained 8-year-old Kody. Because it was a gun, the teacher at Talbott Elementary in Widefield called him into the office, and then filed a behavior report. His parents say that's too much. “It hurts. It hurts that he was so scared...
  • This kid is fat (according to the City of New York)

    05/23/2014 9:53:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2014 | Joe Tacopino, Gabrielle Fonrouge, Laura Italiano and Erin Calabrese
    <p>Gwendolyn Williams, a third-grader at PS 29, was told she was overweight by the Department of Education because she was 1 pound heavier than the index.</p> <p>Gwendolyn Williams is a pencil-thin, bubbly 9-year-old who is a perfectly healthy third-grader.</p> <p>But according to city bureaucrats, she’s practically obese.</p>
  • California History Teacher Dresses As Trayvon Martin For Yearbook Photo

    05/23/2014 2:35:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | May 23, 2014 | Hannington Dia
    A California history teacher’s decision to dress as Trayvon Martin for his school’s yearbook photo has drawn a mixed reaction, KTUV reports. Spencer Smith (pictured center) is seen flashing the peace symbol while wearing a white hoodie and holding Skittles. Martin had just purchased the candy shortly before his death. Smith was reportedly attempting to make a political statement. Watch a news report about Smith’s photo here: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Some have come out in support of Smith; others remain unsure. Alfreda Charway, president of Brentwood Heritage High School’s Black Student Union, called it “a good idea because he’s expressing himself.” “Because that’s...
  • Everybody Gets A Trophy: School Cancels Honors Night, It’s Too “Exclusive”

    05/21/2014 11:57:49 AM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 21 May 2014
    EAST GREENWICH, R.I. —Citing concerns about the “exclusive nature” of the annual honors night at Archie R. Cole Middle School, school officials have decided to scrap the tradition. Instead, students who would normally be recognized at the annual spring tradition will be honored during team-based recognition ceremonies and graduation. The notice was sent to parents over the weekend in an e-mail signed by School Principal Alexis Meyer and Assistant Principal Dan Seger. “Members of the school community have long expressed concerns related to the exclusive nature of Honors Night,” the email stated.
  • Boys put rat poison in teacher’s water: cops

    05/21/2014 8:58:09 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 21, 2014 | Larry Celona
    Two schoolkids were arrested Tuesday for putting rat poison in their teacher’s water bottle in a Brooklyn classroom, sources said. The boys, 9 and 12, put the substance into the fifth-grade teacher’s bottle at PS 315 in Flatbush on Monday, according to law-enforcement sources.
  • Ohio teachers' union, district clash over release of teachers who crossed picket line

    05/20/2014 6:49:52 PM PDT · by windcliff · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-20-14 | unknown
    An Ohio teachers union is suing the school district in a Cleveland suburb for the names, addresses and phone numbers of hundreds of teachers who crossed the picket line during an acrimonious strike last year. The district refused, citing safety concerns for the substitute teachers, but a court ruled in favor of the union. Now the case will be heard by the Buckeye State's Supreme Court, and some advocates of the open records law say the court must make the district comply. "The names of the replacement teachers were not and still are not public record, given the numerous instances...
  • Mom Grabs 12-Year-Old By Throat, Says He Bullied Her Daughter: Sheriff

    05/19/2014 2:24:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, May 19, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez and Christie Smith
    Sheriff's deputies arrested a Northern California mother for allegedly grabbing a fifth grader by the throat after her son pointed him out as the student who was bullying her younger daughter. Delia Garcia-Bratcher was booked Saturday into Sonoma County Jail on a felony charge of inflicting injury on a child a day after deputies took her into custody at Olivet Elementary Charter School in Santa Rosa. Christie Smith reports Sheriff's deputies arrested a Northern California mother for allegedly grabbing a fifth grader by the throat after her son pointed him out as the student who was bullying her younger daughter....
  • HOUSE GOP BILL WOULD ROLL BACK SCHOOL LUNCH RULES

    05/19/2014 1:06:55 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 46 replies
    A.P ^ | May 19, 2014 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    House Republicans are proposing to let some schools opt out of healthier school lunch and breakfast programs if they are losing money. A GOP spending bill for agriculture and food programs released Monday would allow schools to apply for waivers if they have a net loss on school food programs for a six month period.
  • High school students dumbfounded by the number of errors in their yearbook

    05/17/2014 11:52:43 AM PDT · by windcliff · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-15-14 | Charlene Sakoda
    Barry Goldwater High School’s 2014 error-filled yearbook is getting some laughs from students but mostly criticism from those who think it wasn’t worth the $60 to $70 price. As reported by KSAZ Fox 10, the school’s yearbook staff has, in the past, won awards, and received recognition from the National Scholastic Press Association for their stellar work. Unfortunately, this year’s publication was not their best. The Phoenix, Arizona school’s tome contained misprints, incorrect dates, and capitalization errors. One senior’s photo was printed with a quote over her face. The cover was even printed with the wrong year and volume number.
  • 16-year-old Florida High School student suspended 3 days for disarming gunman on bus

    A 16 year old Florida Cypress Lake High School may have prevented another shooting involving kids on a school bus. What does the student receive for his bravery? A three day suspension from school. The 16 year old student wrestled a loaded revolver away from 15 year old who had been threatening another student reportedly because he had been arguing with his friend.
  • Father gets restraining order against 5-year-old kindergartener

    05/17/2014 7:48:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 38 replies
    upi ^ | May 16, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    KENOSHA COUNTY , Wis.,A Wisconsin father has taken out a restraining order against a 5-year-old kindergartener who has allegedly been bullying his daughter at Prairie Lane Elementary School in Kenosha County. Brian Metzger took out the order after his daughter's classmate allegedly threatened her and physically attacked her. "She came home and said a student threatened her by saying, 'I want to slit your throat and watch you bleed,'" Metzger told WISN. According to Metzger, the male student has also bothered other students in the class and the school has shirked its responsibilities in dealing with the situation. "I think...
  • What Did This 13-Year Old Boy Draw That Caused His School to Suspend Him and Call Police?

    05/17/2014 8:07:11 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 47 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-18-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsDo you remember playing “hangman” as a child? Me too. But apparently no one among the staff of Beaverton Junior High School in Oreon ever has. Or they are so hysterical as a result of politically correct indoctrination that they have lost their collective minds: The school suspended a 13-year-old student and turned him over to police because of a “doodle” he drew showing a person being hanged, as part of the game 'Hangman', his father claims in court.
  • Gulp: Connecticut governor pushes back on chocolate milk ban

    05/17/2014 6:54:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 16, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    <p>A ban on chocolate milk may be too much for the governor of Connecticut to stomach.</p> <p>The state General Assembly earlier this week approved nutrition legislation that threatened to remove chocolate milk from public schools. But, drawing a line in the sand in the nanny-state debate, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Friday that on the matter of lactose legislation -- he is intolerant.</p>
  • New requirements for school food start in fall

    05/15/2014 12:00:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Cassville-Democrat (MO) ^ | May 14, 2014 | By Kayla Monahan
    New school food requirements are going into effect next year, attempting to make school meals healthier. The changes will affect four major areas. First, The Smart Snacks program requires that all sides must be served with something healthy. Second, the school will be required to meet the first target of reducing sodium. Third, all whole foods served must be whole-grain. This year, the requirements are half-and-half. Finally, breakfast must include fruit. This year, students are allowed to choose to refuse two items at lunch if they do not want it, and one at breakfast. New requirements say that they have...
  • Common Core: Federal Agents To Be Placed In Schools (?)

    05/14/2014 4:26:53 PM PDT · by taildragger · 41 replies
    TellMeNow ^ | 5/12/2014 | Unknown
    Under a new program implemented by education czar Arne Duncan, employees from the federal department of education will be placed in schools throughout the nation to oversee their operations and ensure they’re following federal guidelines and procedures. This doesn’t sound so horrible, until you remember that the federal government isn’t supposed to have any hand in education and they’re continually telling us that their role is ‘limited’.