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  • High schooler who was homeless for THREE YEARS after his mother died graduates top of his class

    07/04/2016 1:28:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2016 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    A Texas high schooler left homeless after the death of his mom has graduated top of his class and even won a full college scholarship. Liyjon DeSilva was just five years old when he lost his mother, and spent the next few years living with between different relatives until he was finally just abandoned. But even while he was spending his nights sleeping in parking lots or on park benches in southwest Houston, Texas he never considered missing school.
  • America’s Education System Needs Radical Change

    07/02/2016 7:52:46 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | 2 Jul, 2016 | BENJI BACKER
    America’s education system needs a complete overhaul. As an 18 year-old who just graduated from public high school , I have seen, firsthand, the problems with education in the United States. To me, it’s no shocker that we are falling in educational worldwide ranks every year. Our education system preaches anti-American knowledge and shames conservatism in every facet. From private colleges to public middle schools, these biases can be found in most classrooms. A quality education always begins with the educators themselves. Unfortunately, especially at the highest level of education, students aren’t being given the best educator available. Instead, colleges...
  • More School Spending is Still Unlikely to Boost Achievement

    07/01/2016 5:40:52 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/29/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    In a critique of our recently published study on the relationship between school spending and academic achievement, Bruce Baker, a professor at Rutgers University, raises technical concerns that lead him to question our empirical methodology and qualitative conclusions. The nature of his comments suggests that a select group of previous research, which stand in contrast to our research in both empirical approach and qualitative findings, are methodologically superior and show a positive relationship between spending per pupil and student achievement. We address both the general and technical concerns Baker raises and describe why our research improves over the earlier papers...
  • Elite K-8 school teaches white students they’re born racist

    07/01/2016 2:08:29 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    An elite Manhattan school is teaching white students as young as 6 that they’re born racist and should feel guilty benefiting from “white privilege,” while heaping praise and cupcakes on their black peers. Administrators at the Bank Street School for Children on the Upper West Side claim it’s a novel approach to fighting discrimination, and that several other private New York schools are doing it, but even liberal parents aren’t buying it. Modal Trigger A slide from the Bank School shows the different goals for white children (right) and “kids of color” (left). They complain the K-8 school of 430...
  • School Calls Police on 9-Year-Old for 'Racist' Remark, Called Snack 'Brownies'

    06/30/2016 2:41:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 06/29/16 | Trey Sanchez
    During an end-of-the-year class party at a New Jersey elementary school, a 9-year-old boy said something about brownies and was subsequently questioned by a police officer who was called by the school to investigate an incident of racism. It was another student that accused the boy of saying something "racist," but the boy's mother said he was talking about "snacks, not skin color," according to Philly.com. "He said they were talking about brownies. Who exactly did he offend?" the mother, Stacy dos Santos, asked incredulously. When the boy's father was contacted later in the day, he was informed that the...
  • Elementary school call the cops after ‘racist’ statement…about brownies?

    06/30/2016 1:49:37 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 29, 2016 | John Sexton
    This story is crazy. From Philly.com: On June 16, police were called to an unlikely scene: an end-of-the-year class party at the William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood. A third grader had made a comment about the brownies being served to the class. After another student exclaimed that the remark was “racist,” the school called the Collingswood Police Department, according to the mother of the boy who made the comment. The police officer spoke to the student, who is 9, said the boy’s mother, Stacy dos Santos, and local authorities. Dos Santos said that the school overreacted and that...
  • Adult Refugees Enrolled In Canadian School, Harassing Young Girls

    06/29/2016 7:17:10 PM PDT · by sdpatriot · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/28/2016 | Peter Hasson
    The tip that led originally TheRebel to investigate contained a Facebook post from a Fredericton parent saying that refugees as old as 22 “with full beards and better built than the hockey team” are enrolled in the school, where they try “hitting on the 14-15 year old girls of that year, but are being brushed off.” Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/28/report-adult-refugees-enrolled-in-canadian-high-school-harassing-young-girls/#ixzz4D1agz8Yq
  • New Jersey governor proposes flat rate for education funding

    06/21/2016 3:45:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:17pm EDT | Hilary Russ
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday proposed overhauling the state’s education funding formula to provide all public school districts with a flat rate of $6,599 per student. Calling it his “Fairness Formula” in policy statements on Tuesday, Christie said aid for special needs students would continue even with any potential formula change. Schools are funded through property taxes, which in New Jersey are some of the highest in the nation because of the state’s “unaffordable and broken school funding formula propped up by special interests and misguided Supreme Court precedent,” Christie said in a statement. …
  • Maligned and Misunderstood: Muslim Students Speak Out

    06/16/2016 12:48:53 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 68 replies
    NEA Today ^ | June 9, 2016 | Cindy Long
    Seventeen-year-old Entsar Mohamed is proud to be Muslim, but she admits it isn’t easy. “Being a Muslim in America today is getting harder and I am worried that it will get worse,” says the senior at Mission High School in San Francisco, Calif. “Because of ISIS, Muslims are seen as bad and violent people.” Anti-Islamic rhetoric has reached a fever pitch in America, spouting not only from presidential candidates and governors, but even from school board members, like one in Philadelphia who posted that she is “officially against Muslims” and “We don’t want them in America” on her Facebook page....
  • LGBT Bill Threatens California’s Religious Schools

    06/09/2016 2:13:41 PM PDT · by milton23 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/9/2016 | Andrew Egger
    A California state bill designed to prevent anti-LGBT discrimination at private universities is threatening to expose faith-based schools to enormous legal threats, school officials warn. SB 1146, introduced in February by state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, which passed the state Senate May 26, is designed to close “a little-known loophole” in California law under which private colleges can make admission, housing, and faculty decisions based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, according to a press release from Lara’s office.
  • Philadelphia Leads Movement to Add Muslim Holidays to School Calendar

    06/01/2016 6:21:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Tribune News Service ^ | 6/1/16 | Tricia L. Nadolny
    The Philadelphia School District will add two Muslim holidays to its calendar, placing it among the first in the nation to do so. In what would be an even rarer step, Mayor Kenney said Tuesday he also hopes to adopt the holidays for city workers. He has created a task force to determine how the change can be accomplished. A spokesman from the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington said his group is not aware of any cities that have included the holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, in their municipal calendars. "Philadelphia's history is based on being a place...
  • Parents Sue Elite NH Prep School Over Sexual Assault Case

    06/01/2016 4:21:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 01 JUNE 2016 | AP
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The parents of an elite New Hampshire prep school student who says she was sexually assaulted as part of a game of sexual conquest are suing the school. The parents’ lawyers say St. Paul’s School failed to stop a tradition known as Senior Salute, in which upperclassmen kept score of how many younger students they had sex with. Graduate Owen Labrie was convicted last year of misdemeanor sex assault charges. The Tunbridge, Vermont, resident was sentenced to a year in jail. He’s out on bail pending appeal.
  • German-funded school in Gaza teaches military training

    05/23/2016 1:27:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/5/16
    A school built in Gaza using German funds is educating their students on hatred and violence for Israel and providing children with military training At the end of March, a Hamas-affiliated news agency distributed a video showing a Palestinian teacher indoctrinating school children with hatred for Israel and support for an armed struggle against it. The teacher used the letters of the Arabic alphabet as a didactic tool to teach them "the fundamental Palestinian national principles" even before they learn to read. The video did not specify the name of the school; however, data collected by the Intelligence and Terrorism...
  • School bathroom directive unconstitutional

    05/17/2016 9:38:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/17/16 | Rolf Yungclas
    Gender "assigned at birth?" No, gender is "assigned" at conception Under President Obama, America was placed on the fast track to “fundamental transformation,” which is the process of our national heritage being eliminated, and the removal of every semblance of a traditional social order. It started long before the Obama administration, of course, with the Democratic Party having become a united-front organization of the “oppressed,” from radical feminists to advocates of racial revenge against whites, to special rights for homosexuals, and now, special rights for dozens of sexual preferences and gender classifications, all under the banner of “LGBT” (lesbians, gays,...
  • Actor Danny Trejo Joins Students in Discussion Over 40-Student Lunchtime Brawl at Sylmar High

    05/12/2016 5:48:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    KNBC ^ | Beverly White
    "The first time Mexicans and African Americans got together, we got a black president," actor Danny Trejo said during the lively discussion. "So, good things can really happen when we get together." LA Unified School Police were still investigating if the videos captured law breaking or just bad judgment. "We don't need to have a black and brown divide. That's what we're hearing that this is," Rosalind Scarbrough, San Fernando Valley NAACP, said.
  • High school football captains host revival meeting in school gym

    05/10/2016 3:29:26 PM PDT · by fungoking
    Youtube ^ | Vanity
    A little good culture news. 4 senior football captains along with the public school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted a 2 night revival in the high school gym last weekend. 2 preached each night. This is the promo
  • Gunman on the run after shooting estranged wife outside Maryland high school

    05/06/2016 6:13:04 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6 May 2016 | Associated Press
    BELTSVILLE, Md. – A man fatally shot his estranged wife while she was waiting to pick up their children outside a suburban Washington high school Thursday afternoon and wounded a man who tried to intervene, police said.
  • Trump, Hitler among nominations to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary (uber lib Austin, TX)

    04/26/2016 1:15:44 PM PDT · by bgill · 27 replies
    kxan.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Andy Jechow
    Some of the more notable, but less voted names include: Adam Lanza’s School of Fun, Bee Movie, Bleeding Heart Liberal Elementary, Boaty McBoatface Elementary School, Forgetting the Past Dooms You to Repeat It Elementary, Garfunkel, Hypothetical Perfect Person Memorial Elementary School, John Cena Elementary and Schooly McSchoolerson.
  • Christians and Hindus portrayed negatively by offensive school textbooks in Pakistan

    04/18/2016 12:19:28 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | April 15, 2016 | Christian Deguit
    Textbooks in Pakistan that are used to teach about 41 million children, negatively portray religious minorities such as Christians and Hindus, referring to them as "nefarious, violent, and tyrannical by nature." (Reuters/Kham)Third-grade level students attend class at the Mashal Model School on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. "Pakistan's public school textbooks contain deeply troubling content that portrays non-Muslim citizens as outsiders, unpatriotic, and inferior; are filled with errors; and present widely-disputed historical 'facts' as settled history," said Robert George in a press release. George is the chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). A study done by...
  • Wisconsin school officials try to physically block ‘Jesus lunch’ served by moms off school grounds

    04/18/2016 12:03:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Little dictators vs. people who know their rights. You’re the superintendent of an entire school district, so what more important thing do you have to do but wander into a park and make darn sure that moms serving a free “Jesus lunch” to kids - who show up for it voluntarily - cease and desist immediately? If you’re Don Johnson of the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School district, it’s your top priority. One thing you cannot have is 500 students getting free home-cooked lunches and hearing about Jesus. Fortunately, most bullies on taxpayer-funded salaries can only succeed at their quest because...
  • Science fairs are as flawed as my solar-powered hot dog cooker

    04/13/2016 1:12:08 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 71 replies
    Stat News ^ | 04.13.16 | Carl Zimmer
    Last fall, my daughter Veronica got an idea for the seventh grade science fair at her school. She’d compare different ways to clean a toothbrush. First she’d take a new toothbrush out of a package and brush her teeth, covering it with her mouth bacteria. Then, she’d clean it with one of three liquids: water, lemon juice, or vinegar. Finally, she’d wipe the brushes on Petri dishes and see how many bacteria grew on them... Veronica submitted her plan, and then reported back to me that we had to fill out some forms. These forms turned out to be an...
  • School's new policy bans parents from walking children to school

    04/12/2016 3:23:21 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 66 replies
    Fox 26 ^ | 05 April 2016 | Andrea Watkins
    MAGNOLIA - Pick your child up from school and you could be charged with trespassing. That's the threat against parents at Bear Branch Elementary School in Magnolia ISD. This is the school's tactic to keep parents who live close to the school from walking on school grounds. Bear Branch is losing students over this pick up policy, that's been in place since the beginning of this school year. The principal has decided that no matter how close the student lives to the school, the student must either take the bus, or the parent must wait in a long car pickup...
  • Precious Snowflakes Wanted To Oust Student Senator Because She Supports Donald Trump

    04/11/2016 7:04:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The cupcake legions at the University of Tennessee of Chattanooga (UTC) are mobilizing against Hailey Puckett. She’s pure evil because she supports Donald Trump, and other members of the student council cannot stand it. Last week, Puckett, a student senator, was weathering calls for her resignation due to her political beliefs (via Campus Reform): Hailey Puckett, the senator in question, participated in a chalking campaign on her campus during which she and her peers scrawled pro-Trump messages on the sidewalks of UTC’s campus. "We do not support bigotry or hatred or the messages spread by Donald Trump’s ignorance." “Super proud...
  • Parents could be arrested for walking their kids to school

    04/07/2016 3:12:22 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    MSN News ^ | Apr 6, 2016 | Claire Gillespie
    Bear Branch Elementary School in Magnolia, Texas, is losing students — and it has nothing to do with the standard of teaching. The school principal, Holly Ray, has decided that parents who walk on school grounds are trespassing, meaning anyone who walks their kids to and from school could, effectively, be arrested. Wow. Way to make parents feel welcome, right?
  • Pure Insanity: Student Violated Safe Space Rules Because She Raised Her Hand

    04/04/2016 12:34:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it appears that precious snowflakes ruining educational institutions with their toxic progressivism isn’t just an American problem; our cousins across the pond seem to have equally soft, and idiotic, students running amok in their institutions as well. At Edinburgh University, 22-year-old Imogen Wilson received a complaint that she violated the cupcake guidelines to authoritarianism school’s safe space regulations because of inappropriate hand gestures. No, she didn’t give the middle finger, though I wouldn’t blame her for doing so in this instance; she simply raised her hand while questioning her school's possible involvement in the virulently anti-Semitic (and anti-Israel) Boycott, Disinvestment,...
  • How one Minnesota school district handles a rising immigrant population

    03/26/2016 3:08:05 PM PDT · by davikk · 15 replies
    Bishar Hassan spends his days navigating the halls and classrooms of Talahi Elementary School, working to embrace and empower the dozens of Somali students who have arrived since the start of the year. Across town, his brother, Ahmed Hassan, fills a similar role at Discovery Community School, another campus that has experienced a recent surge in enrollment of Somali students. The Hassan brothers are part of a growing community of Somali residents in this central Minnesota city of 65,000. The recent influx of immigrant students is nothing new in the St. Cloud school district, where English-language-learner enrollment has spiked by...
  • Charges Expected After 30-Girl Fight At University Prep (fight over a boy)

    02/29/2016 4:49:53 PM PST · by dynachrome · 84 replies
    CBS ^ | 2-29-16 | Bob Allen
    A large police presence was called to a school in the Hill District Monday morning. According to officials at the scene, a large fight broke out inside the University Prep School around 10 a.m. According to Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh, the fight was the result of a neighborhood rivalry. The victim said she was jumped in the hallway. It escalated to about 30 girls being involved in total and involved screaming, kicking and punches being thrown. Initially, officials believed the fight started with two girls arguing over a boy.
  • Marine veteran banned from daughter's school after objecting to Islam lesson - may miss graduation

    02/25/2016 4:06:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/23/16 | Clemence Michallon, Joel Christie, Wills Robinson
    Marine veteran banned from his daughter's school after objecting to Islam lesson and now looks set to miss her graduation A Marine veteran who was barred from his daughter's school after objecting to a lesson about Islam wants the ban overturned in time to attend her graduation. John Wood and his wife Melissa have filed a civil rights complaint against La Plata High School in Maryland, claiming the district forced their 16-year-old daughter to take classes that promote Islam over Christianity and Judaism. The lawsuit also says Wood was barred from the school after complaining about the curriculum. Wood now...
  • Why Sandy Hook parents are suing a gunmaker

    02/23/2016 8:07:07 AM PST · by VRWCmember · 64 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 2/22/2016 | Chris Welch and Deborah Feyerick
    (CNN) -- To hear Jackie Barden and David Wheeler describe their lives today is a master class in hope. On December 14, 2012, Barden's youngest son, 7-year-old Daniel, and Wheeler's son, 6-year-old Ben, were among those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. "(My husband) Mark and I still have a great life, and we really have to remember that," Barden said, adding that their two children bring the family an enormous amount of love and strength. "We are fortunate with what we have with the two of them." .... "Our families deserve that day in court," said...
  • FL school caught busing students to Clinton rally

    02/16/2016 2:03:01 PM PST · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    www.theamericanmirror.com ^ | February 16, 2016 | By John Cardillo
    Bill Clinton had a larger audience in Riviera Beach, Florida Monday, courtesy of Palm Beach County taxpayers. A producer for my radio show, Bethany Bowra, was on hand at the event at the Port of Palm Beach Cruise Terminal and provided this account: I was standing on the corner outside the Bill Clinton event in Riviera Beach, Florida, on Monday, when a school bus labeled “Palm Beach County District Schools #0253” pulled in filled with students wearing band uniforms and cheerleading outfits. The kids got off the bus at the front of the event with their instruments and the bus...
  • Double shooting at Independence High School in Glendale [AZ]

    02/12/2016 9:45:31 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 10 replies
    PHOENIX - A double shooting at a Glendale high school prompted a major emergency response Friday. Here's what we know: Two 15-year-old female students shot and killed just before 8 a.m. near the main building School is on lockdown Police are not searching for the shooter Parents asked to wait at Walmart at 75th and Glendale avenues Students have been allowed to contact parents Crisis Response Network is available at 1-800-203-2273 (CARES) Two female teens were shot at Independence High School, according to police, and officers are not currently looking for an active shooter. The teens' conditions are unknown. Police...
  • After shooting at Carol City High, police search for teen suspect

    02/11/2016 6:42:17 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 11, 2016
    “This is the area, this is Miami Gardens, Carol City. You’re gonna expect that. They shoot,” said Chris Hall, also a student.
  • Oklahoma school sign warns that teacher may be armed

    02/05/2016 10:51:02 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 6 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 5, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    As parents dropped off their children at schools in Okay, Oklahoma this week, they were greeted by signs warning them that the staff may be armed. Certain staffers are now legally able to carry guns in Oklahoma public schools, thanks to the passing of the Special Reserve School Resource Officer Act in May. One sign reads: 'ATTENTION: Please be aware that certain staff members at Okay Public Schools can be legally armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.' School officials in Okay say they decided to put up signs advertising that new right in hopes...
  • US Marine vet sues high school, claiming daughter was all but forced to convert to Islam

    01/30/2016 7:02:48 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 71 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 1/30/2016 | Tom Tillison
    The parents of a Maryland teenager are suing their daughter's high school over a world history lesson they claim was little more than Islamic indoctrination. The Thomas More Law Center filed a lawsuit against La Plata High School on behalf of John and Melissa Wood, claiming the lesson favored a "sugar-coated version of Islam" over other religions and forced their 16-year-old child "to disparage her Christian faith," according to the law firm. The parents said the class spent one day on Christianity, followed by two weeks on Islam. And the 11th grader was "forced to profess and to write out...
  • Fmr Marine Fed. Lawsuit: Banned fm LaPlata HS after Objecting to "Islamic Indoctrination..."

    01/28/2016 3:05:24 PM PST · by wtd · 16 replies
    Southern Maryland Online ^ | January 28, 2016
    Former Marine Launches Fed. Lawsuit: Banned from La Plata H.S. Property after Objecting to "Islamic Indoctrination of Daughter"Plaintiffs believe that it is "a sin to profess commitment in word or writing to any god other than the Christian God"CALLAWAY, Md. (Jan. 28, 2016)—The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) yesterday afternoon filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of former Marine, John Kevin Wood, and his wife, Melissa, who "refuse to allow their teenage daughter to be subjected to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda in her high school World History class." The lawsuit was filed against the Charles County Public Schools, the Board...
  • 'The president of the United States was a bum who fooled around in high school...'

    01/27/2016 11:28:02 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1-27-16 | Lydia Willgress
    Michelle Obama has revealed her husband 'barely got his work done' and instead 'fooled around' during high school. The First Lady urged college pupils to work hard citing it was 'never too late' to do well as she opened up about Barack Obama's past in a candid interview. She also revealed she got better grades than the U.S. President. Speaking on The Real Daytime talk show, she said: 'Barack fooled around in high school. He's said it, he didn't take school seriously. 'He barely got his work done. He was a bum.' The President, who majored in political science, worked...
  • There They Go Again: Liberals Claim Bogus Education Funding Cuts

    01/04/2016 11:16:37 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/2/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The headline atop a press release from the Michigan League for Public Policy is clear enough: “Michigan still lags significantly behind nation in per pupil funding.” But easily accessible data proves the headline wrong. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures, Michigan’s ranking among the 50 states (plus the District of Columbia) for per pupil spending is 23rd. There are 28 states that spend less per pupil than Michigan and, when adjusted for per capita income, Michigan ranks in the top ten for per pupil spending. Claiming that funding of K-12 education in Michigan is somehow singularly deficient has...
  • GOP Helping Big Spending Public School Lobby

    12/29/2015 8:30:54 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/26/2015 | Jack McHugh
    Michigan’s public school establishment is nothing if not persistent when it comes to devising new ways to extract more tax dollars. Two hearty perennials in this area are school “sinking fund” taxes and using local “recreational authority” taxes for school amenities. Both have been advanced in previous legislatures, only to be halted by happenstance or when Republican leaders on either side of the Capitol realized they were on the verge of authorizing property tax hikes for more things. But both proposals are back and on the move, and this time, Republicans are leading the charge. In 2001, a House GOP...
  • California Laws: On January 1st, Students Won’t Have to Pass High School (Exit Exams) to Receive

    12/27/2015 5:52:42 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Dec 2015 | William Bigelow
    On January 1, California residents will have to accustom themselves to a number of new laws that will be implemented in the state. These are some the laws that will likely have the most profound effect: SB 172: High school seniors will receive their diploma whether or not they pass or even take an exit exam; the law also applies retroactively to students who have graduated since 2004; ... SB 707: Bans concealed firearms from college campuses and K-12 school grounds
  • BREAKING: America's Second-Largest School District Sends Home 640,000 Students Over Terror Threat

    12/15/2015 7:09:13 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 456 replies
    On Tuesday, the Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District announced that all schools would be shut down today due to an unspecified terror threat. According to ABC News, that threat also carries “unknown credibility.” Bus drivers say they have been returned to their bus depots. LAUSD is the nation’s second-largest school district, with 640,000 students and 900 schools; children range from kindergarten to 12th grade.
  • LA Public Schools Shut Down After Unspecified Threat, Police Say

    12/15/2015 7:26:08 AM PST · by iowamark · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/15/2015 | Emily Shapiro
    All schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District were shut down today following an unspecified threat, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The closings are out of “an abundance of caution," the LAPD said. An electronic threat was received this morning mentioning the safety of the schools, officials said at a news conference today. The threat is still being analyzed, officials said.
  • 50 killed in attack at Afghanistan's Kandahar airport [Obama Fails AGAIN]

    12/10/2015 7:37:01 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | 12/10/15
    Fifty people have died in an attack at a market bazaar and a school near Kandahar airport that began late Tuesday, Afghan officials said.... .....The Taliban took responsibility for the attack. The assault occurred hours after a "Message to Obama" was posted to a video site, purportedly of Taliban suicide attackers warning that U.S. troops would not be safe in Afghanistan.
  • There’s a flag-fueled yearbook controversy in Foxborough

    12/13/2015 5:56:02 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 42 replies
    Boston.com ^ | December 11, 2015 | Eric Levenson
    The mother of a Foxborough High School student says a photo of her daughter with an American flag was rejected by the school for being "offensive." In a widely shared Facebook post, Lisa Truax wrote that the Red Wing Diner, which employs her daughter, purchased a page in the school yearbook to congratulate her. The photo shows her daughter posing in front of a draped American flag. "Does anyone find this photo offensive? Apparently Foxboro High School finds it offensive," Truax wrote. "They won't allow the picture in the yearbook because it's the American flag. We are American! We live...
  • Opponents Call Texas Arabic Immersion Magnet School 'Civilizational Jihad'

    12/12/2015 9:29:22 AM PST · by magna carta · 15 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | December 12,2015 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — Opponents of a Texas Arabic Immersion Magnet School (AIM) call the pre-K and kindergarten program “civilizational jihad.” The program was imposed by the largest school district in the state, and the seventh largest school district in the United States. Opponents say that Americans simply do not know what is happening in this school, and in America.
  • Bullet proof blankets now being sold for kids to use during school shootings

    12/08/2015 8:43:41 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    AOL ^ | 12-7-15 | Unattributed
    The Bodyguard Blanket, made by a company called ProTecht, is a "bulletproof 5/16-inch pad made from the same materials used by our military." Sounds like a useful tool for civilians in a war zone, right? Except that's not who it was created for. Its being marketed to American "children of all ages," or rather, their concerned -- and not entirely crazy -- parents.
  • A 7th Grader Wouldn’t Back Down When Her Teacher Told Her to Deny God. Then Came the Backlash.

    11/29/2015 11:13:35 AM PST · by amorphous · 97 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 28 Nov 2015 | Jed Smith
    A Texas girl spoke out after her teacher alleged made her say "God is a myth," has experienced fallout for standing up for herself and her beliefs. Twelve-year-old Jordan Wooley says she has been bullied and told to kill herself following media coverage of her story. It started when Wooley's teacher assigned a quiz at Katy, Texas's West Memorial Junior High School asking students to label statements as "fact, assertion, or opinion." Statements included "America is the most free country on Earth," and "there is a God." Jordan labeled the latter as "fact,' and her teacher told her to mark...
  • Controversy over local high school student's tweet [Thoughtcrime]

    11/24/2015 6:43:12 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    Fox News Boston ^ | 11/16/2015 | Staff
    (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A local high school cheerleading captain was disciplined after she sent out a tweet about illegal immigrants. She says it was a political statement, not a racial one! FOX25 spoke with the teen who says she was taking a page from Donald Trump. Caley Godino is a senior at Revere High School and she says part of their homework is to watch these presidential debates and her tweet was simply about a hot button issue in the headlines. "When only 10 percent of Revere votes for mayor cause the other 90 percent isn't legal," Godino said in the...
  • Girl makes school PAY for denying her pro-life club

    11/22/2015 3:37:49 AM PST · by Cowman · 11 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/11/21/girl-makes-school-pay-for-denying-her-pro-life-club-276371 | By Casey Harper
    A Nevada girl who fought a long legal battle with her school over a pro-life club didn’t just get her club approved, she got her school to pay for it. The Thomas More Society, the religious liberty legal group representing junior Angelique Clark, announced Friday they would drop their lawsuit against Clark County School District in Las Vegas and that the school has agreed to pay $30,000 in attorney fees. The school agreed in September to allow the pro-life club after legal pressure. “We’re pleased that District officials worked so diligently with us to protect the First Amendment rights of...
  • School to homeschoolers: Sign up or face criminal charges [Proverbs 22]

    11/12/2015 10:26:49 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 59 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/12/2015 | Bob Unruh
    A number of homeschool parents in Florida have been ordered by a public school district to register their children in classes within three days or face “criminal prosecution” under state law. A meeting within the next week likely will determine whether school officials will face a lawsuit in response to the threat. The issue is being addressed by the Home School Legal Defense Association, which said its members in the Santa Rosa County School District received letters demanding information that parents are not required to provide under state law. The information included Social Security number, race and grade level. The...
  • Ohio boy, 6, suspended from school for shooting friend with imaginary bow and arrow

    11/05/2015 8:13:57 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 11/5/15 | BY LAURIE HANNA
    Ohio boy, 6, suspended from school for shooting friend with imaginary bow and arrow BY LAURIE HANNA A 6-year-old Ohio boy was suspended from school for three days after being spotted shooting an imaginary bow and arrow. The boy was sent to the principal’s office for engaging in make-believe marksmanship during recess at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic in Westwood, Cincinnati. Now, his dad Matthew Miele has slammed the school, who insist they have a zero-tolerance policy to any threatening gestures. "I don’t see anything wrong with the way he was playing, " Miele told WCPO News. He notes that...