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  • Steamboat Springs School Board makes collective bargaining meetings public ( Colorado )

    10/14/2014 7:21:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Steamboat Today ^ | October 13, 2014 | Teresa Ristow
    After a lengthy discussion with several public comments, the Steamboat Springs School Board voted Monday to make collective bargaining meetings open to the public, regardless of the outcome of Proposition 104. ... If passed, Proposition 104 will require all meetings of school boards, or between district representatives and employee representatives at which a collective bargaining agreement is discussed, be public. School districts in Colorado negotiate contracts annually, with bargaining in Steamboat Springs slated to begin in January or February 2015 for the following year's contract. The board has discussed the possibility of making meetings public since last May, and Andrew...
  • Va. attorney general probing bias allegations in Loudoun County schools

    11/14/2019 10:22:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2019 | Debbie Truong
    The Virginia attorney general’s office has launched an investigation into the school system in one of the nation’s wealthiest counties after NAACP officials filed a complaint accusing Loudoun County Public Schools of failing to provide African American students equal access to advanced programs. In an Oct. 3 letter to Loudoun Schools Superintendent Eric Williams, an official with Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s office said a discrimination complaint had been received this year alleging that African American students were denied equal opportunity to participate in the Academies of Loudoun, which includes the school system’s high-caliber science, technology, engineering and math programs.
  • Teacher calls parents to apologize for controversial homework assignment

    11/08/2019 4:39:18 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 8, 2019
    GALLITZIN, Pa. - A homework assignment at a Cambria County middle school involving President Donald Trump had some parents upset Wednesday. The assignment that was sent home from a teacher at Penn Cambria asked students to pretend they were refugees as the president tried "to take control of the United States" as "there are fights in the streets." Students were asked to have a parent time them for 10 minutes as they packed their bags, in the belief that they will never return to their home.
  • High school football coach suspended for running up the score

    11/07/2019 3:49:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    AOL ^ | 11/06/19 | LIZ ROSCHER
    The football coach at Plainedge High School in Long Island, New York, has been suspended for one game. His crime? His team played too well. According to Newsday, coach Rob Shaver was suspended after the Plainedge Red Devils beat the South Side High School Cyclones 61-13 in October. Shaver apparently broke a sportsmanship rule passed three years ago that was instituted to prevent “lopsided” wins. The “lopsided-score committee” decided that Shaver didn’t take his starters out quickly enough when the Red Devils took a commanding lead, which is one of the ways a coach can avoid running up the score....
  • School apps track students from the classroom to bathroom, and parents are [tr]

    10/31/2019 6:12:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 29, 2019 | Heather Kelly
    When Christian Chase wants to take a bathroom break at his high school, he can't just raise his hand. Instead, the 17-year-old senior makes a special request on his school-issued Chromebook computer. A teacher approves it pending any red flags in the system, such as another student he should avoid out in the hall at the same time, then logs him back in on his return. If he were out of class for more than a set amount of time, the application would summon an administrator to check on him. Heritage High School in Loudoun County, Virginia, introduced the software,...
  • NO PARKING! Pro-Trump Teens Forced to Paint Over 'Keep America Great' Signs

    10/17/2019 10:14:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 10/16/2019 | Todd Starnes
    There’s a long-standing tradition at many high schools across the fruited plain – when you become a senior you get to paint your parking spot. This year that tradition is causing big problems, especially for teenage supporters of President Trump. At Calhoun High School in Texas a teenage boy had decorated his parking spot with a painting of a John Deere tractor along with the words “Trump 2020.” “My son was called into the principal’s office and told to paint over the Trump 2020 on his spot,” Krystal Stringham told ToddStarnes.com. “He asked the principal why, and was told it...
  • Doggie School Bus...and Max and Quackers

    10/15/2019 6:26:48 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 11 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 2017 | The Oregonian / WCCO - CBS Minnesota
    Dog school...and Max and Quackers...
  • School turns down free Chick-fil-A lunch ‘out of respect for LGBTQ staff'

    10/11/2019 10:32:55 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 66 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | October 11, 2019 | Shelby Lin Erdman
    NEW ORLEANS - A high school in New Orleans turned down a free Chick-fil-A lunch for its teaching staff due to the fast-food giant’s stance on same sex marriage. The company has donated millions of dollars to organizations that oppose same-sex marriage and a company official criticized it in 2012, prompting boycotts and expansion denials in some regions of the country. The principal at Lusher High School, Dr. Steven Corbett, said in a statement that the chicken chain’s values don’t mesh with the school’s motto of “Be Kind,” according to WWL-TV. “Out of respect to our LGBTQ staff, we have...
  • 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...
  • Is it legal to bring your Bible to school? Lawyers weigh in

    10/03/2019 6:11:20 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2, 2019 | Caleb Parke
    Kids across the nation are set to bring their Bibles to school Thursday -- but is it legal to bring a Bible to public school? Is there a scenario where it's not legal? Lawyers on both sides of the debate are weighing in ahead of "Bring Your Bible to School Day," sponsored by Focus on the Family, which reports that more than 650,000 students participated in the event last year. "Well, of course, it is," says Jeremy Dys, special counsel for litigation and communications for First Liberty Institute, a legal organization dedicated to protecting religious liberty. "Students are not only...
  • If you think you know what is going on in your child's school...think again. (Vanity)

    09/10/2019 12:26:59 PM PDT · by ma_che62 · 6 replies
    Most parents have no idea what is going on their children's schools, especially public schools. Welcome to the California public schools. What follows are five short videos (3-4 mins.) that explain what they are up to. The presenter is a California public school teacher. Oh, and if you live in a different state and think it's any different there, think again. Human Rights Campaign/ Inclusive Lessons - #1 of Series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g134pSNrhf0 California Educational Laws - #2 of Series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFLAJe0_U74&t=58s California Health Framework 2019 #3 of Series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6-uBPNHtdU California Curriculum Samples - #4 of Series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkwyAqguDpM California Parent Rights - #5...
  • Brutal Video - Two US Urban High-School Girlz Deliver Extended In-Class Beating to Their Teacher

    09/07/2019 5:48:12 PM PDT · by gaijin · 69 replies
    Carpe Donktum ^ | Sept 7th, 20019 | me
    Two urban high-school girls perform extended in-class beating of their teacher. No word on the condition of the teacher, the current legal disposition of the perps, or even in what part of the country this happened. Many states like California under Obama undertook the position that certain ethnicities more frequently were expelled. They therefore undertook new legal measures assuring that perps of this type cannot be expelled for similar actions. Publik Skool teachurz and there relatives are encouraged to chime in regarding similar experiences and stories. How much would you have to be paid in order to put up with...
  • MPD: At least 10 shot at Ladd Peebles Stadium after HS football game (Mobile ALabama)

    08/31/2019 12:38:30 AM PDT · by LegendHasIt · 52 replies
    Channel 2 WDTN ^ | Aug 31, 2019 / 02:09 AM EDT | WKRG Staff
    Mobile Police say at least 10 people have been shot at Ladd Peebles Stadium. Police say the age of those injured ranges from 15 to 18. Mobile Fire-Rescue confirms 10 people were transported to area hospitals. The five patients transported by MFRD were taken to the hospital in critical condition, but with non-life threatening injuries. ..... snip.... Three other patients were transported to the hospital via private ambulance service and two others were driven to the hospital by private vehicle. Police say two people are in custody. Police say they are questioning them, but have not confirmed if they are...
  • Shocking video shows high schoolers involved in massive melee, halting San Diego traffic [tr]

    08/28/2019 10:49:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 28, 2019 | Staff
    Chaos ensued at a California intersection as a massive brawl unfolded and stopped traffic going in both directions. The shocking video shows the group of teenagers rushing out onto the street and punching each other at Palm Avenue and Beyer Way in San Diego on Monday. Two brawlers can be seen fighting it out as others try to separate them and get their own hits on for their respective parties. The incident was said to have occurred near Montgomery High School and is said to have involved students who are juniors, ABC 10 reports.
  • 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...
  • American Socialist Brats Heading For Marxist Slavery

    08/24/2019 8:45:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/19 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    I hope the Socialist brats will eventually remember that, without capitalism, they will be living in “grinding poverty” at the mercy of a dictator As more high school and college students are indoctrinated by their teachers and professors into accepting socialism as the only solution to their future, the country seems to fall deeper into anomie. Anomie is “the social instability resulting from a breakdown of standards and values.” They are so lacking in knowledge of their own country’s history that they believe what the Marxist professors and the MSM have been repeating ad nauseam, that we are a democracy...
  • Black Conservative Headmistress Hits School Results Jackpot; Left Throws Tantrum

    08/24/2019 8:14:21 AM PDT · by mairdie · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Aug 2019 | James Delingpole
    Why does the success of the Michaela School so infuriate the left? Because though the headmistress Katharine Birbalsingh is black, she’s the wrong kind of black: a conservative who doesn’t believe in playing the race card or identity politics. Because though the kids come from largely working-class, migration-background families, they are the wrong kind of working-class immigrants: ones who don’t know their role is to be victims and to blame their failures on racism and government inaction. Because though the results are some of the best in the country, they were achieved using the wrong kind of methods: not the...
  • How a school was transformed when students were banned from using their mobile phones [tr]

    08/22/2019 6:55:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 21, 2019 | Tom Place
    The latest school to officially ban mobile phones has revealed its students have been transformed and are happy they made the change. Lakes Grammar, located north of the NSW Central Coast, implemented the ban in May due to concerns about students playing video games at school. Teaching and Learning Director Michelle Smith said there had been an noticeable increase in interactions, with students far more likely to go out onto the oval or play games together, the Daily Telegraph reported. 'Board games are coming out, cards are out and they are all interacting. We're even seeing them play hopscotch and...
  • The Truth-Teller

    08/21/2019 2:21:13 PM PDT · by workerbee · 4 replies
    People in the education policy and funding worlds don’t like Sandra Stotsky. For years she has been a robust critic of too many things educators, ed school professors, school administrators, and philanthropists have hailed and implemented. She doesn’t spare people’s feelings and she won’t relax her standards. Stotsky’s new book, The Roots of Low Achievement: Where to Begin Altering Them, is certain to arouse education establishment ire. For example: Starting in the 1970s and continuing here and there today, self-esteem has been identified as a key to academic improvement, especially for poor and minority students. Stotsky’s judgment is, “Not only...
  • Back to the Gulag

    08/21/2019 5:21:10 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-21-19 | MOTUS
    Here it is, the end of August already.Labor Day is looming on the horizon, its hot breath bearing down on our necks. That means that some school districts have already restarted their indoctrination programs, and the others will do so within the next 2 weeks.Feeling the intractable advance of time bearing down on my “jobs to complete this summer” list convinced me to sub out today’s post, without permission but with attribution, to Mr. Van der Leun. In his post, Back to School, Gerard turns a sympathetic eye to the plight of a 10 year as he views his life...