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  • Students reaching their highest potential every day… [Broward Candidate Targeted By Parkland]

    05/16/2018 11:30:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    EVERY STUDENT CAN SUCCEED. I know this. Why? I was a teacher in Broward County Public Schools where I worked with your kids each and every day. What is the formula for this success? Teachers, administrators and school staff working in concert to nurture the minds of empowered students that will shape tomorrow. Together, as a District, we have to focus on each student’s strengths and how we reach them to put them on the right path to their brightest future. Our state leading district, must continue to strengthen the successful programs that I have championed such as our JROTC...
  • Indian mascot at HS gets blessing from tribe — and without cultural controversy: ‘I’m honored’

    05/15/2018 3:27:50 PM PDT · by TBP · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2018 | Dave Urbanski
    In these days of just about anything bearing Native American imagery getting trashed in the name of cultural sensitivity — particularly team and school mascots — one Colorado high school and one tribe are showing America how real learning and communication comes to life. Strasburg High School has always been “Home of the Indians,” but instead of banning the name and the logos that mark hallways and uniforms, students at the school decided to reach out to the region’s Northern Arapaho Tribe, KCNC-TV reported. A collaboration is born The students worked with the tribe to make subtle changes to the...
  • Arizona charter school apologizes for 'Most likely to bomb the US' yearbook superlative

    05/15/2018 1:25:15 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    Cox Media via Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 15, 2018 | Bob D’Angelo
    PEORIA, Ariz. — An Arizona charter school has apologized after its yearbook listed a student with a Muslim first name as being voted “Most likely to bomb the U.S.,” The Arizona Republic reported. Parents of students from Sonoran Science Academy in Peoria said they were shocked by what they read in the yearbook. "I looked down and read, ‘Most likely to bomb the U.S.’ and I just sat there for a second and thought, no way. This is not happening," Bree Brown, whose 11-year-old daughter attends the school, told KNXV. "I thought it was a joke, I didn't believe her...
  • Suspect Arrested in Shooting at Southern California High School

    05/11/2018 10:15:14 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 12 replies
    Oxygen ^ | 11 May 2018 | Gina Tron
    One victim was shot in the arm at a California high school on Friday morning and a suspect was detained, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The suspect, described as a "male Hispanic juvenile" by the department on Twitter, was not identified. Police also said they had recovered one firearm from the scene at Highland High School in Palmdale, California, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles. The victim is a student, Capt. Darren Harris, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, told the Los Angeles Times. "That student is going to be OK," he said. The...
  • Principal will no longer give ‘birthday spankings’ after parent complaints

    05/09/2018 5:31:44 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 9, 2018 | 7:50pm
    ALVORD, Texas — An elementary school principal in North Texas is discontinuing her tradition of “birthday spankings” to students after parents complained. KTVT-TV reports that Alvord Independent School District Superintendent Randy Brown released a Tuesday statement announcing an end to the spankings at Alvord Elementary School. Brown says the district received two complaints about Principal Bridget Williams’ tradition.
  • Everyone makes school’s cheer squad after parent complains

    05/08/2018 7:59:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 7, 2018 | Chris Perez
    A New Jersey mom went to her daughter’s school and complained about her not making the cheerleading squad — so now everyone gets to make the team. ​ “All my hard work has been thrown out the window,” seethed cheerleader Stephanie Krueger about the ruling during a Board of Education meeting last week in East Hanover.
  • Violence against teachers reported at every third primary school [Germany]

    05/02/2018 4:22:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies ^ | 2 May 2018 14:43 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    According to a recent study, one in three German primary schools have reported violence against teachers. Across all German schools, half have reported psychological violence against educators. […] On Wednesday, Germany’s Association of Education and Upbringing (VBE) held a press conference where they announced the results of their survey of 1,200 school administration officials from across Germany concerning violence against teachers. […] While physical violence against teachers is highest in primary schools (at 32 percent of all Grundschulen), threats of violence against educators is not only a problem in elementary education. Across all types of schools, including primary and secondary...
  • Alabama Teacher Says School Told Her to Remove ‘Just Pray’ Shirt

    04/30/2018 12:52:58 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies ^ | 4/28/17 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    An Alabama teacher says school officials told her Monday to remove a shirt with the words “just pray” on it because the shirt violated the school dress code. Chris Burrell, who works as a teacher in the Mobile County School District, told WALA she wore the shirt to support a local 11-year-old girl diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last year. An organization called “Aubreigh’s Army” designed the shirt to raise money for the girl, Aubreigh Nicholas, who had been receiving treatment. The organization’s crowdfunding page for Aubreigh’s treatment raised $45,645 as of Saturday afternoon. The school principal, allegedly unaware...
  • NYC Mayor De Blasio's..provokes an angry debate by tweeting video 'showing white Manhattan [tr]

    04/28/2018 6:09:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 27, 2018 | Stephanie Haney
    The new chief of New York City's public schools got a lot of attention over a tweet he shared on Friday that referred to some parents in the school district as 'wealthy white Manhattan parents.' Chancellor Richard Carranza tweeted a story from the web page, which posted to his account with the following auto-generated text: 'WATCH: Wealthy white Manhattan parents angrily rant against plan to bring more black kids to their schools.' Carranza told NBC's News 4, 'They weren't my words,' despite the fact that the tweet sparked a lot of engagement over the headline, which was mostly in...
  • Parents Worry About Diversity Plan for Some Manhattan Middle Schools

    04/27/2018 11:00:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 26, 2018 | Leslie Brody
    A New York City proposal to diversify middle schools on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, by setting aside seats for children with low test scores, is facing stiff resistance from parents worried their high-achieving children might lose access to the popular public schools. The Department of Education has proposed one scenario in which most middle schools in District 3 would give priority, for up to 25% of their seats, to applicants who had fourth-grade scores below grade level on state tests of reading and math. ...
  • Juvenile had bomb materials at Covington school: police

    04/25/2018 1:48:29 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies ^ | 4/24/18 | Bob Warren
    Covington police said Wednesday (April 25) they have arrested a juvenile in connection with a "chemical incident'' at a junior high school. Police said the chemicals were "consistent with materials commonly used to manufacture a bomb." The juvenile suspected of bringing the materials to the school, a 13-year-old, was charged with manufacture and possession of a bomb and was booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center in Robert, police said.Authorities from the Covington Police Department, Covington Fire Department and St. Tammany Sheriff's Office responded Tuesday to reports of a chemical spill of some sort at William Pitcher Junior High...
  • 1 injured in Florida high school shooting; suspect in custody, officials say

    04/20/2018 8:57:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 20, 2018, 10:38 AM ET | Morgan Winsor & Alexandra Faul
    A suspect was taken into custody Friday following a shooting at a high school in central Florida, authorities said. Gunshots broke out at Forest High School in Ocala, some 38 miles south of Gainesville. One person was injured in the shooting, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. .. Around 2,200 students attend Forest High School. The students were evacuated and the high school placed on lockdown, along with 17 other schools in the area, according to Marion County Public Schools. .. The shooting happened just minutes before thousands of students across the country were set to rally against school...
  • AP: Gun Clubs Teach Patience. Discipline. Responsibility.

    04/19/2018 11:50:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    School shooting teams were common before 1970. They suffered enormous decline with the war on guns from 1970 to 2000. Now they are making a comeback. The numbers are growing, and even the Associated Press is noticing. From Dahlonega, Ga. – Their classmates took to the streets to protest gun violence and to implore adults to restrict guns, seeming to forecast a generational shift in attitudes toward the Second Amendment. But at high school and college gun ranges around the country, these teens and young adults gather to practice shooting and talk about the positive influence firearms have...
  • 8-Year-Old Boy Slashes 3 Classmates With Kitchen Knife at Minnesota Elementary School

    04/16/2018 1:07:02 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 81 replies
    AP via Time ^ | April 16, 2018
    <p>Chief Perry Beise says the victims aged 8, 9 and 13 suffered “superficial wounds” requiring stitches in the attack before classes started Monday at Pleasantview Elementary in Sauk Rapids. No one else was hurt.</p> <p>School Superintendent Bruce Watkins says the boy lashed out at the other students until an adult intervened.</p>
  • Pennsylvania school district arming teachers with baseball bats to combat active shooters

    04/11/2018 3:44:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 105 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 4/10/18 | Justin Boggs
    While the national debate continues on whether school teachers should be allowed to posses firearms in classrooms, one Pennsylvania school district is moving forward with arming its teachers... with baseball bats. The Millcreek School District, which is located near Erie, announced it is arming up to 500 teachers with baseball bats in case of an active shooter, WICU-TV reported. The district said it spent $1,800 on the 16-inch wooden bats. The bats are not quite the same size used in baseball games. Typical baseball bats are at least 30 inches long.
  • How To Fix Public Education In 24 Hours

    04/07/2018 5:02:29 PM PDT · by alexandriagreen · 23 replies
    Reclaiming America For Christ ^ | April 2018 | Paul Blair
    Instead of handing $13,240 a student to the State Department of Education and trusting them to manage it (which they obviously aren’t doing well), put that money into an educational savings account controlled by the family (it’s the people’s money anyway) that could only be spent on education Then let all schools, public and private, compete for the best teachers and compete to earn clients (students) by the quality of their product. If parents want their children to be taught social justice, climate change and transgenderism, they can send their kids to those schools. For parents that prefer quality reading,...
  • Rail safety organization concerned about Selma Middle School's 'Railblazers' mascot

    04/05/2018 3:42:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    WRAL ^ | 4/04/18 | Janine Bowen
    SELMA, N.C. — A state organization committed to rail safety education has voiced concern about the controversial decision to change the mascot at Selma Middle School. The Johnston County Board of Education voted 5-2 last month to change the mascot at the school from the Vikings to the “Railblazers.” School officials said the decision is rooted in the school’s participation in the Restart program, which allows low-performing schools to adopt charter school-like flexibility, including extending the school day and using funds in ways not designated by the state.
  • Here’s Why Teachers Are Still Walking Out Despite $6000 Raises

    04/04/2018 7:53:12 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 93 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 2, 2018 | Kevin Whiteley
    Thousands of Oklahoma teachers walked out of school Monday and protested at the state capitol for higher salaries and increased funding. Oklahoma legislators approved a $6,100 raise for state teachers across the board in an attempt to evade the walk-out, but teachers proceeded with the protest, NBC News reported. “My niece sits on the floor in her middle school English class in Moore, Oklahoma, because they’re overloaded into the class and don’t have enough furniture,” Edmond Public Schools elementary teacher Carrie Akins told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “My son in ninth grade had to get an override on his...
  • Principal charged after student comes forward with sex tape

    04/03/2018 1:42:08 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 97 replies ^ | 4/3/18 | Jackie Salo
    Principal charged after student comes forward with sex tapeAn Ohio principal faces charges after a student reportedly came forward with a sex tape starring him and the school official, authorities said. Courtney Alfred, a principal at Education Alternatives, was charged Thursday with sexual battery for her alleged relationship with a 17-year-old student enrolled at the Bedford school, news station WOIO reported. Her arrest came last week after the teen notified police and claimed he was sexually involved with the 39-year-old principal. Police said he provided a video of himself having intercourse with a person who had the same tattoo as...
  • 2 Students in Elementary School Choir Kneel for Anthem at MLB Game

    04/03/2018 7:18:31 AM PDT · by treetopsandroofs · 14 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | April 3, 2018 | Fox & Friends First
    Two elementary school students kneeled on the field during the pregame national anthem ceremony at a Seattle Mariners game.