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  • 1912 Eighth Grade Examination for Bullitt County Schools

    08/09/2017 5:07:17 AM PDT · by vannrox · 28 replies
    Bullitt Country Historical Society ^ | 1912 | Editorial staff
    1912 Eighth Grade Examination for Bullitt County Schools This copy of the Eighth Grade Exam for Bullitt County Schools in 1912 was donated to the museum. We thought you might like to see what the test looked like more than a hundred years ago. Obviously it tested some things that were more relevant at that time than now, and it should not be used to compare student knowledge then and now. Note that there are several typesetting mistakes on the test including a mistake in the spelling list. The word "eneeavor" should be "endeavor." This version of the exam...
  • Official Who Met With Michelle Obama at WH Indicted for Stealing School Lunch Funds

    08/08/2017 2:34:01 PM PDT · by ptsal · 56 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 08, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A Los Angeles food services director who was invited to the White House by former First Lady Michelle Obama to share his tips for getting kids to eat healthy has been indicted for stealing $65,000 in public funds.David Binkle, a chef who served as the director of food services for Los Angeles Unified School District until he was fired in 2015, was charged last week with multiple counts of embezzlement, misappropriation of public funds, conflict of interest, forgery, and perjury, the L.A. Times reported.In 2014, Binkle traveled to the White House for a nutrition roundtable with Mrs. Obama.
  • Mom to state: My daughter's weight is none of your business (GA)

    08/01/2017 3:24:51 PM PDT · by bgill · 88 replies
    kvue ^ | July 31, 2017 | Catherine Park
    The school said it required students to be between the 5 and 85 percentiles as far as BMI, which is marked in the nutrition category, and her daughter was in the 94 percentile. After Dickens' husband received the letter in the mail, he immediately called his wife and asked, "So, is the school calling our kid fat?" The letter required Dickens to bring her daughter to her pediatrician for further evaluation for her nutrition and must provide proof to the school that she did so. "I understand hearing and vision because that affects their ability to be educated the proper...
  • Minnesota Public Schools Advised to ‘Segregate’ Students Objecting to New Transgender Guidelines

    07/28/2017 7:43:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Heat Street ^ | July 27, 2017 | Staff
    New K-12 school guidelines in Minnesota are mandating public schools to “segregate” students who object to transgender locker rooms and bathrooms to foster inclusion of “gender nonconforming” and transgender people. Last week, the Minnesota Department of Education advisory council approved a new gender toolkit aimed at protecting and including transgender students in the state’s public education system.
  • Minnesota Ed. Dept Issues ‘Transgender Toolkit’ Guide for Educators

    07/26/2017 4:02:45 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 23 replies
    CNS News ^ | 07/26/2017 | Annabel Scott
    The Minnesota Department of Education approved a “transgender toolkit” plan that allows male students who identify as women to use the girl’s bathroom, advises schools to refrain from assuming a student’s name or pronoun, and gives alternate titles to replace gender specific terms. The ten-page report, A Toolkit for Ensuring Safe and Supportive Schools for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students, was created by a Minnesota School Safety Technical Assistance Council work group to “create school environments where transgender and gender nonconforming students are safe, supported and fully included, and have equal access to the educational opportunities provided to all students.”...
  • Hasidic school faced with closure for not teaching LGBT

    07/16/2017 11:25:23 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 14 July 2017 | David Sedley
    An ultra-Orthodox girls’ elementary school in London may be forced to close after failing to meet government standards because it does not teach about homosexuality and transgender issues. The Vishnitz Girls School, a private elementary school in the London suburb of Stamford Hill, failed three consecutive inspections from UK’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) according to a report released last month. Although the school received a positive review in almost every area, it failed the inspection because “they do not teach pupils about all the protected characteristics, particularly those relating to gender re-assignment and sexual...
  • Pennsylvania Allows Guns and Knives in Schools for Lawful Purposes

    07/19/2017 2:04:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- In Pennsylvania, it is illegal to possess a weapon on school grounds. There are broad exceptions. From 18 Pa.C.S. 912(c): (c) Defense.–It shall be a defense that the weapon is possessed and used in conjunction with a lawful supervised school activity or course or is possessed for other lawful purpose. The words are clear. The meaning is plain.  As a father, Andrew Goslin brought a pocketknife to school and showed it to school administrators to demonstrate the silliness of their no pocketknives policy.The police were called, Goslin was arrested. The case went all the way to the...
  • Thrown out again: Catholic school won't let basketball-playing girl return

    06/29/2017 7:07:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    nj.com ^ | June 28, 2017 | Tom Haydon
    KENILWORTH -- A Catholic school that first expelled a girl over her battle to play on a boys basketball team - but then reversed its decision and took her back - is now saying she is not welcomed back this fall. St. Theresa's School rejected the applications for 13-year-old Sydney Phillips and her younger sister, Kaitlyn, to attend classes there in the 2017-2018 school year. The girls' parents are now going back to court to get their daughters into the only school they have ever attended. Scott Phillips, the girls' father, confirmed that the school refused to accept the applications,...
  • Jewish Elementary School Faces Closure for Not Teaching Kids About Gender Reassignment

    06/26/2017 7:59:19 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 69 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | 06/26/2017 | Staff
    A private school for Orthodox Jewish girls aged three to eight faces closure because pupils are not taught about homosexuality or gender reassignment. The Vishnitz Girls School, in north London, does not give pupils “a full understanding of fundamental British values” according to a report by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Schools (Ofsted). The report claimed girls “are not taught explicitly about issues such as sexual orientation. This restricts pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and does not promote equality of opportunity in ways that take account of differing lifestyles.” {..snip..}
  • Trump shirt censored, now school has to re-issue yearbook

    06/16/2017 10:35:36 AM PDT · by Hadean · 42 replies
    USA Today ^ | 06/16/2017 | Mike Davis
    <p>WALL, N.J. — High school yearbooks that featured digitally-altered photographs of students supporting President Trump will be reissued, the school district superintendent said.</p> <p>In a letter to parents issued Thursday, Superintendent Cheryl Dyer outlined a series of "mistakes," including the intentional alteration of a student's T-shirt to remove a Trump campaign logo.</p>
  • Trump yearbook censorship: Wall teacher is a registered Democrat

    06/13/2017 3:33:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Asbury Park Press | June 13, 2017 | Mike Davis
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.app.com/story/news/education/in-our-schools/2017/06/13/trump-yearbook-photo-censored-teacher-suspended/392665001/
  • New Jersey High School Erases Trump Logos From Students’ Yearbook Photos

    06/12/2017 2:34:16 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 27 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/12/2017 | Conor Beck
    A New Jersey high school has come under criticism for digitally removing Donald Trump logos from two students' yearbook photos and removed a quote by Trump set to appear under the freshman class president's photo. Wall Township High School junior Grant Berardo was disappointed to see that the "Trump: Make America Great Again" text on his shirt was no longer there; the logo was there in the photo proofs in November, according to a report from CNN. "He was disappointed. This was the first election he has been interested in," Berardo's father said. He wants the yearbooks reissued and an...
  • School Shootings Increased after Federal Gun Bans

    06/12/2017 6:36:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    High school shooting teams are increasing. They were common in the 40's, 50's, and 60's. Increasing government and media hostility to private gun ownership caused a huge decrease in the teams from 1968 through 2000. Now the numbers are growing. A Wisconsin representative is suggesting that Wisconsin develop a high school class on gun handling and gun safety.  A Wisconsin writer commented on the bill. From mediatrackers.org: State Representative Ken Skowronski (R-Franklin) introduced a bill Thursday that would have the Department of Public Instruction develop a firearm course for Wisconsin High school students. In an era of gun-free school...
  • Philly principal hit with a brick at school dismissal

    06/02/2017 8:20:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Philly.com ^ | June 1, 2017 | Kristen A. Graham & Kelly Heinzerling
    A Philadelphia principal suffered serious injuries when he was struck in the face with a brick at dismissal — a symptom, some administrators say, of a larger problem at some city schools. The incident happened Wednesday outside Fitler Academics Plus School in Germantown, officials said.
  • It’s Time to Shame Bad Parents

    05/07/2017 4:41:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    I learned a new term this week: lunch shaming. What is lunch shaming? It’s when parents don’t pay their children’s lunch bills at school so the schools make them eat food I lived a large portion of my life surviving off of. We really are out of problems if this is an issue worthy concern for society.The New York Times had a big story on how children were made to eat cheese sandwiches because their parents had paid off their school lunch debt. Now, it’s been a while since I was in school, but I do remember school lunches costing a couple...
  • Brawl Erupts at a High School Graduation

    05/22/2017 3:02:15 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 36 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 5/20/17 | John Falkenberg
    In a hilarious, if embarrassing, turn of events, as students were marching in at the Arlington High School Graduation outside of Memphis, Tennessee, a savage brawl among parents erupted — and it was caught on camera. There are multiple videos of the violence, from different angles. Although the video that best shows the absurdity of it all is shown below, you can view a closer angle at USA Today. Please be aware — due to a high level of profanity on that recording, viewer discretion is advised. The video below starts out looking like a perfectly normal graduation ceremony —...
  • What does anybody make of this? (Vanity)

    05/20/2017 12:38:06 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 41 replies
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    This afternoon I logged on to my daughter's college account and found out grades had come out. I was very excited to see that she had received a 3.75 and was very happy for her. I showed her and the entire family and we went out to celebrate (dinner). I shared my happiness via Facebook. Tonight I went back on to pay a fee that I had noticed earlier was yet unpaid and her grades are completely different! She has one A, a B, two C's and a D! I don't have any clue how this is possible. One of...
  • TEACHING RACISM IN K-12 CLASSROOMS

    05/09/2017 9:24:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Leftist educators are corrupting the young. Teachers at Highlands Elementary, a school in Edina, Minnesota, are indoctrinating five-year-olds in order to radicalize them and encourage them to become activists obsessed with race. Public school teachers across America already saturate students with information about racial injustice in America in a nonstop barrage of historic facts and ahistorical nonsense. And in the culture at large, the media, politicians, and the entertainment industry can’t stop talking about race. The last thing any young student in America needs is to be taught about is race. Race matters only to radicals.
  • Texas Senate OKs allowing guns in parked cars at schools

    05/08/2017 2:19:27 PM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    keyetv ^ | May 8, 2017 | AP
    The Texas Senate has approved allowing concealed carry permit holders to have guns in their locked cars parked outside schools... It is aimed at teachers who have licenses to carry concealed handguns and want to keep guns in their cars while at work. State law bans guns on school grounds.
  • Rape charges to be dropped against immigrant teens in Md. case

    05/05/2017 8:10:57 AM PDT · by blueyon · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/05/17 | Dan Morse
    Maryland prosecutors will drop rape and sex offense charges against two immigrant teens accused of attacking a 14-year-old classmate in a high school bathroom stall, according to attorneys in a case that shocked local parents, attracted international and White House attention and stoked the debate about illegal crossings into the U.S. In court on Friday, prosecutors said they will drop the sex assault case against Jose Montano, 17. On Thursday evening, they told a lawyer for Henry Sanchez Milian, 18, that they would also drop his sex assault case, according the lawyer, Andrew Jezic.