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  • Boy suspended for taking (shotgun bullet) shell casing to preschool, mom's Facebook post goes viral

    03/25/2017 7:15:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2017
    An Illinois mom behind a viral Facebook post spoke to Fox 2/News 11 Wednesday. Her son, Hunter, 4, has been suspended from his preschool for bringing a shell casing from a fired bullet to school. He'd been at the preschool for about a year, she said, and now was in tears. Neither she nor Hunter's dad knew it, but he found something he thought was pretty neat and he took it to school Tuesday to show his friends. [Snip] Well....when I was escorted to the office for a sit down. I was handed a tiny .22 empty brass casing. Not...
  • Hundreds of hate messages target Maryland high school at center of rape case

    03/24/2017 8:22:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    wtvr ^ | march 24, 2017 | cnn wire
    The alleged rape of a Maryland high school student by two schoolmates — one an undocumented immigrant — has prompted a torrent of threats and hate messages to the school and the school system, a county school spokesman said Thursday. Hundreds of hate-filled emails and calls have been received by Rockville High School and the Montgomery County Public School District, Derek Turner said. The calls and emails came after police said two students, 18-year-old Henry Sanchez-Milian and 17-year-old Jose Montano, had been arrested and charged as adults with first-degree rape.
  • Christians Urged to Pull Children From Public Schools

    03/24/2017 5:03:59 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 57 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 March 2017 | Alex Newman
    The warning was clear: Christian parents should pull their children out of public schools, now, to protect them from spiritual damage, extreme indoctrination, and other serious problems. Pastors and churches should work to encourage that “exodus,” helping and encouraging families to put their kids in homeschools or private Christian schools as quickly as possible. The alternative will be the continued decline of the church in America and an acceleration of the nation's decline. That was the explosive message of an evangelical ministry leader speaking as a guest this week on one of America's top Christian radio programs.Dr. James Dobson, one...
  • MCPS: Sanctuary or Safe Space?

    03/23/2017 7:10:16 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 23, 2017 | Spencer Irvine
    Maryland Governor Larry Hogan did not mince words when he discussed how he felt about the Rockville, Maryland rape case where a 14-year-old girl was raped by two classmates, one of whom is confirmed to be an illegal alien (i.e. illegal immigrant). The county school system in question, Montgomery County Public Schools, had issued a letter condemning the rape in which the school superintendent made a public statement on the tragedy. Nevertheless, Governor Hogan said that the school system is not cooperating fully with the governor's office and the state's education agency. Hogan said the following: "Why is an 18-year-old...
  • School Lesson Compares Trump to Hitler, Mussolini

    03/22/2017 1:53:21 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 21, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A group of moms in Saratoga Springs, New York has decided to fight back against what they call the radical leftwing indoctrination that has infested the local school system. They call themselves the “Conservative Chicks” and one of their leaders contacted me after reading my new book, “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again.” She realized it was time to take a stand after a teacher at the local high school led a classroom presentation on fascism that included a graphic portrayal comparing President Donald Trump to Hitler and Mussolini.
  • 23 Percent of Public Schoolchildren Live in Immigrant Households

    03/16/2017 10:59:08 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 16 replies
    Lifezette.com ^ | 16Mar17 | Brendan Kirby
    Because immigrants are not evenly distributed throughout the country, however, some schools have significantly higher percentages of immigrant children. The report breaks down the data by census units called public use microdata areas, which are roughly between 100,000 and 200,000 residents and generally respect county or city boundaries. The average number of public school students in each PUMA is about 20.600
  • The Educations System Is The Problem

    03/11/2017 11:36:33 AM PST · by PingPongChampion · 9 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | March 1st, 2017 | Liberty 5-3000
    f asked for the most pressing issue facing Canadians, the answers from the political right vary considerably. Some of the primary issues given include topics such as terrorism, immigration and national security, changes to our voting system, or even the left-wing bias within the media. Chief among the myriad of responses given to this question is the issue of free speech, especially with the recent motion, M-103. Lower down the list, if it even makes the list at all, is the issue of education reform. This needs to change. Any issue deemed important by the political right has its origins...
  • Sen. Al Franken Opposed to School Choice Except for Own Kids’ 44K/Year Private School

    03/08/2017 5:02:07 AM PST · by davikkm · 43 replies
    breitbart ^ | PENNY STARR
    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) was highly critical of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos during her confirmation hearing, citing that DeVos had never attended a public school or sent a child to one, alphanews.com reported on March 2. But Franken seems to like the idea of sending his own children to private schools — they attended Dalton School in New York City where tuition is $44,640 per year. “Dalton is known for educating celebrities and children of royalty,” alphanews.com reported. And Franken himself enjoyed attending a private school. “According to an interview with Harvard Magazine, Franken was a math and science...
  • Obama's Legacy: Half Of College Students Now Expect Taxpayers To Bail Them Out

    03/03/2017 9:39:20 PM PST · by 198ml · 35 replies
    When President Obama came into the White House eight years ago, he promised a "New Era of Responsibility." It didn't work out that way, particularly for student loans, leaving President Trump with a huge mess to clean up. In fact, when it comes to borrowing for college, students are being utterly irresponsible. A recent survey by LendEDU of 500 current college students found that 49.8% of them think that the federal government will forgive their loans after they graduate.
  • THREE Lucian Wintrich University Speaking/Panel Events Canceled..Schools Claim “Security Concerns”

    03/03/2017 5:20:25 AM PST · by davikkm · 5 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Matt Armstrong
    “In lumine Tuo videbimus lumen” (In Thy light shall we see light) is Columbia University’s motto. However, they are keeping many students in the dark when it comes to debates about free speech on campus. The Gateway Pundit’s White House correspondent Lucian Wintrich, along with Breitbart writers Charles Nash and Allum Bokhara, were booked by a Columbia University student organization to give an open panel discussion on campus free speech set for Thursday, March 3rd. The student organization was also organizing to invite a liberal writer on the panel to debate Wintrich, Nash, and Bokhara. Days before the event the...
  • Police Investigate Threat at Honolulu Jewish Preschool

    03/02/2017 11:52:56 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    US News ^ | Wednesday, March 01, 2017 | Associated Press
    HONOLULU (AP) -- Honolulu's mayor says police are investigating a phone threat that prompted an evacuation of a Jewish preschool. Mayork Kirk Caldwell says police have opened a terroristic threatening investigation into Monday's threat to Temple Emanu-El's preschool. Caldwell notes that Honolulu is one of the most diverse places in the world. He says it's cowardly to scare people and disrupt a preschool. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz says officials are working with local law enforcement and the FBI to keep Temple Emanu-El safe. He says the community needs to come together to beat back hate and anti-Semitism.
  • School Hosts Advocacy Session for Tax Hike in Front of Students

    02/27/2017 12:37:01 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/24/2017 | Jarrett Skorup
    During school hours, in front of students, Vassar Public Schools held an event which explicitly advocated for a school millage request. A panel that featured a private citizen and a group of administrators was videotaped and put up on the district’s Facebook page. The high school brought in the host of the local Cass River Radio Podcast for a 45-minute discussion with the district’s superintendent, high school principal, alternative education principal, community family liaison and technology director. During the talk, the panel did the following: Directed students to the pro-bond website and Facebook page. Said there are “neat things going...
  • Family Finds Online School to Be a Lifesaver

    02/24/2017 8:23:30 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/21/2017 | Anne Schieber
    The Smith family in DeWitt has endured more than its share of challenging circumstances. But having access to an online charter school has been a great help. During a single week in 2007, Sandy Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer and her son Andrew was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. After Andrew passed away at eight years old, the Smiths enrolled their two surviving children in a cyber school. “We thought this would be a great opportunity, a great fit for us, because we could take it with us wherever we were going, we would have teachers involved, and we’d...
  • Trinity prez: Conway complicit in Trump's 'war on immigrants'

    02/22/2017 8:24:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | February 22, 2017 | Autumn Price
    The President of Trinity College in Washington D.C. is heavily criticizing not only President Trump, but prominent alumna and donor Kellyanne Conway, as well. According to Inside Higher Ed, President Patricia McGuire blasted Trump and Conway in a blog post on the college’s website concerning Lies and the Truths We Must Tell, accusing Conway of helping to facilitate the administration’s use of deliberately misleading statements
  • Students, Faculty Rejoice as PA School Drops Federally-Regulated School Lunch Program

    02/21/2017 3:09:57 PM PST · by davikkm · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2017
    A Pennsylvania high school is no longer bound by federal food regulations after the district decided to do away with the National School Lunch Program. Penn-Trafford High School had been struggling to comply with federal regulations as cafeteria revenues and student lunch participation took a dive, the Tribune-Review reported. The school’s lunch program is now free from restrictions on calories, fat, sugar, salt, and other elements, but lost federal funding to help cover free and reduced-priced lunches for some students. However, district business manager Brett Lago said the district has still been able to provide free and reduced-price lunches to...
  • NYC School Teacher Hands Out Anti-Trump Assignment to 6th Graders

    02/20/2017 11:20:00 PM PST · by detective · 20 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 2.20.2017 | Trey Sanchez
    Adria Zawatsky is a sixth-grade English teacher at Paulo Intermediate School in Staten Island, New York and angered one dad with an assignment that politicized her feelings toward President Donald Trump and Barack Obama. The worksheet asked students to fill in the blank on the following sentences: “8.) President Trump speaks in a very superior and _________ manner insulting many people. He needs to be more ________. “9.) Barack Obama set a ________ when he became the first African American president.”
  • Where Will Barron Trump Go to School in Washington, D.C.?

    02/19/2017 5:37:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Town & Country ^ | December 12, 2016 | Sam Dangremond
    Will it be St. Albans, Sidwell Friends, or somewhere else entirely? We asked educational experts for their predictions. When President-elect Donald Trump and his family move to D.C.—Melania and Barron are planning to stay in New York City through the end of the school year—Barron Trump will be the first First Son since John F. Kennedy, Jr. to live there. And where he ends up in school is a big question. In 35 years, no First Kid has gone to a school other than Sidwell Friends, the private Quaker school where Sasha Obama is currently enrolled and from which both...
  • 3 Resign After Video Shows Michigan Teachers Making Vulgar Comments About Students

    02/15/2017 1:32:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    ktla ^ | Feb. 15, 2017 | Tribune Media Wire
    A Michigan school district official and two teachers have resigned after a video surfaced apparently showing teachers and school staff playing a vulgar game at a bar. The footage shows staff members from Bangor Public Schools naming students and other teachers in the game, according to KTLA sister station WXMI in Grand Rapids. The game, which apparently took place at a restaurant or bar, was recorded last month by someone at a nearby table. The video was posted on YouTube and then shared widely, WXMI reported.
  • Autistic high school student raped classmate TWICE while aide napped, lawsuit claims

    02/14/2017 10:01:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | ap
    An autistic high school student in Honolulu raped a classmate while the adult assigned to monitor him was taking a nap, a federal lawsuit filed Monday claimed. The autistic student had a full-time one-on-one aide because he was known to be violent, the lawsuit accusing Hawaii's statewide school district of negligence said. The aide was asleep when the 2012 attack happened during Pearl City High School band practice, the lawsuit said. A 10th-grade girl was in the back of the band at the percussion section when the larger 11th-grader raped her once there, and then again in a curtained area...
  • Protesters block newly-installed education secretary Betsy DeVos from entering......

    02/10/2017 1:22:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 10, 2017 | Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Protesters block newly-installed education secretary Betsy DeVos from entering the first school she tries to visit, forcing her to sneak in via a side entrance New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos got turned away and blocked physically as she tried to make her first visit to a public school Friday. DeVos, whose nomination only cleared the Senate after Vice President Mike Pence broke a tie following a contentious process, was greeted by parents, retired teachers, and a small band of aggressive protesters as she visited a middle school in southwest Washington. She ultimately made it inside, but not before...
  • Boy Severely Beaten at Suburban Middle School by Another Student

    02/07/2017 8:08:53 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 79 replies
    NBC 5 Chicago ^ | Feb 6, 2017 | NBC Chicago Story Monkey
    A 12-year-old boy was in a coma over the weekend after being severely beaten by another student at a northwest suburban middle school Friday. Kenyon Woods Middle School Principal Lisa Olsem said the young boy was “assaulted by another student” just before noon. He suffered severe injuries and was taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin before being transferred to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. {SNIP} At the Elgin school district meeting Monday night, the student board member wore green, a symbol officials say is meant to represent hope. Others throughout the district wore the color in...
  • Answers Demanded, as Dozens Flee Arlington (TX) School from Mysterious Sickness

    02/04/2017 10:43:35 AM PST · by bgill · 50 replies
    Jack on the Web ^ | Feb. 3, 2017 | unknown
    A mysterious sickness is causing a growing crisis at a North Arlington junior high school. The principal has been replaced; however, as many as 60 teachers and an untold number of students have reported a similar sickness while at the school. Teachers and students from Nichols Junior High have all reported a similar sickness, including dizziness, nausea and difficulty concentrating. It is reported that many teachers have passed out during class. According to sources, some are refusing to return to work, while others request immediate transfers. Some teachers have even begun to hold classes outside, for the safety of the...
  • High school from hell: Teachers have been BANNED from punishing students at school [tr]

    02/02/2017 5:29:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 2, 2017 | Staff
    In the midst of another graphic video of a brutal fight between teens at a Mississippi high school going viral, one teacher and a former student from have revealed how the bureaucracy apparently helps the regular mass brawls continue. New policies at Terry High School in Hinds County 'deter teachers' at the school from punishing children who are involved in violent fights, one teacher, who did not want to be publicly identified, told WLBT. The educator's comments come after the school was the scene of another vicious brawl on Monday that was caught on camera.
  • World of Inquiry (Elementary School in Rochester NY) celebrates diversity with World Hijab Day

    02/01/2017 3:47:42 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 12 replies
    13Wham.com ^ | 2/1/2017 | Patrice Walsh
    Rochester, N.Y.-(WHAM) - 18 year old Eman Muthana gets emotional talking about being judged on her Muslim faith. She wears a traditional hijab, and said sometimes people stare at her. She hopes that through education and awareness, they will learn this is something she does because she is proud of her Muslim faith and culture and is showing modesty.
  • Violence is spiking in NYC schools – even if the city denies it

    02/01/2017 6:32:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 30, 2017 | Staff
    New state data show the 2015-16 year was the worst on record when it comes to serious violence in city schools — even as Mayor Bill de Blasio says his data show it was the safest. Which do you believe? The State Education Department on Monday posted its latest Violent and Disruptive Incident Report, or VADIR. In the key category of serious incidents, it shows a rise of nearly 6 percent, up from 15,934 incidents in 2014-15 to 16,851 in 2015-16.
  • Boom: GOP Looks to Shut Down Michelle O’s School Lunches

    01/30/2017 2:32:29 PM PST · by davikkm · 26 replies
    Donald Trump and the Republicans aren’t just making America great again. They’re making Taco Tuesday great again, too. According to Fox News, Republicans in Congress are looking into legislation that would roll back portions of former first lady Michelle Obama’s controversial school lunch program, likely meaning the end of the inedible stuff. A document posted on the website of Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., called for rolling back parts of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 in Trump’s first 100 days. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, for those of you unaware, is the rather Orwellian name for the...
  • Students in one school will need parental permission to watch Trump being inaugurated (Not Satire)

    01/18/2017 10:28:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/18/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    There was a time in my younger days when I would have seen a headline such as this and simply assumed that it came from some sort of parody publication. Perhaps National Lampoon. In the modern era, however, it’s really just another day at the office. Sure, it would be pleasant to think that you’re being tricked and this is just some sort of Rickroll to The Onion, but it’s not. At one school in North Carolina, students will be able to watch the inauguration of the next president, but only if they have a permission slip from their...
  • Gas attack sparks mass evacuation at school in Germany

    01/11/2017 1:33:44 PM PST · by wtd · 36 replies
    UKExpress ^ | January 11, 2017
    Gas attack sparks mass evacuation at school in Germany A MASS evacuation is underway after a gas attack at a German school left dozens of students struggling to breathe.Emergency services and specialist environmental experts raced to the scene after what is believed to be pepper spray was pumped into the gymnasium at the Reinbeker Weg School in Hamburg. More than 30 students reported having trouble breathing as the debilitating gas also left them unable to see properly. The fire brigade arrived with several rescue vehicles and emergency doctors, some wearing bio-hazard suits, and rushed students away from the scene....
  • Why School Districts Are Operating as Landlords ( Colorado and )

    01/06/2017 6:28:38 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1-6-2017 | Ann Schimke
    Rising housing costs in Colorado are making it hard for teachers to stay in the area, so officials are moving in to help. As Colorado’s housing costs skyrocket, a growing number of school districts, local leaders, and lawmakers are taking steps to make housing more affordable for teachers and staff. For years, resort communities like Aspen, Colorado, and a rural district in the state’s Eastern Plains have leased housing to employees at below-market rates. More recently, subsidized housing for educators has cropped up in pricey urban areas such as San Francisco, Boston, and Baltimore. But lately, Colorado districts big and...
  • School takes Christian kids to pray at mosque

    12/29/2016 7:04:32 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/29/16 | Bob Unruh
    A stunning video has been discovered showing mostly Christian children in the Netherlands being taken to a local mosque and taught to participate in Islamic prayer. The London Express reported infuriated parents are demanding the school change the curriculum. {.. snip ..}
  • Winning the Gun Culture War, Kansas Man Pushes Back (video)

    12/26/2016 5:15:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video A Kansas member of the gun culture shows how to win the gun culture wars.  A picture of him sitting on his front porch, holding a rifle, was posted on facebook.  The claim was made that he was upset about people parking in front of his house. Kyle could have assumed a defensive posture by refusing to grant an interview.  That method became the norm as media cut and edited interviews to make gun owners look bad.  Refusing to go on camera used to be the prudent action. Many in the gun culture have had experience...
  • Suspected Cardinal Newman High School vandal declares self Satan in court

    12/21/2016 9:35:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    pressdemocrat.com ^ | December 21, 2016 | staff
    A Guerneville man accused of toppling statues, breaking windows and ransacking the offices of Cardinal Newman High School stood before a Sonoma County judge Wednesday and declared himself to be Satan. Andrew Faulkner, 23, was arrested Monday night inside the north Santa Rosa Catholic school where authorities believe he went on a vandalism rampage after school hours, causing about $100,000 in damage. At his arraignment on charges of burglary, vandalism and being under the influence of methamphetamine, Faulkner waved to Judge Arthur Wick, said “hi” and concluded his brief appearance with a message. “By the way, I’m Satan,” said Faulkner,...
  • Should Children Have To Pay For College, Even If Their Parent Can Afford It?

    12/18/2016 11:27:48 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 74 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 29, 2016 @ 06:30 AM | Erin Lowry, Contributor
    We sat down across the table from each other and I saw the two pieces of paper: my college bills created by my father. Dad slid the first one across the table, calmly stating this would be the amount I’d owe if I went to College A. Then he slid the second paper across explaining and this is what I’d need to pay for College B. The first bill said $80,000. The second said $0. Sounds like a no-brainer – but keep in mind I was a 17-year-old who fantasized about a very specific type of college experience. I immediately...
  • DC Public Schools spokeswoman receives backlash over social media posts

    12/14/2016 9:55:55 PM PST · by 198ml · 12 replies
    Fox 5 DC ^ | 12/14/16 | Staff
    Public backlash is being aimed at DC Public Schools Spokeswoman, Hilary Tone, over one of her tweets about her desire to 'abolish' all white men. On Tone's personal twitter account @HToneTastic, the schools spokesperson quoted a news story about former Texas Governor Rick Perry being named as Donald Trump’s energy secretary, department Perry said he'd eliminate back in 2012. She commented "In that case I’d like to be Secretary of White Men."
  • Students At Oakland Mills High School Staging Walkout This Morning

    12/07/2016 6:46:42 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 48 replies
    WBAL radio 1090 Baltimore ^ | 12/7/16 | Anne Kramer
    Days after an Oakland Mills High School student was disciplined for posting a racist photo online -- some students are staging a walkout this morning.
  • Ex-school security officer, gang leader convicted of racketeering, murder

    12/06/2016 5:55:36 AM PST · by fredhead · 4 replies
    WVEC ^ | December 06, 2016 | Staff , WVEC
    A 39-year-old man was convicted on charges of racketeering conspiracy, including murder, attempted murder, robbery, obstruction of justice, murder in aid of racketeering, conspiracy, and attempted murder in aid of racketeering, in addition to other charges, Monday. Michael Hopson, also known as "Hop" and "Big Homie," was the leader and founding member of the P-Stones gang. The gang is often referred to as the P-Stone Bloods and Cobra Stones. The gang is from the Denbigh area, and is known for engaging in violent crimes, such as murder and illegal drug trafficking. snip Hopson was also employed as a security guard...
  • Chattanooga school bus driver......and only got his license to drive the vehicle in April

    11/23/2016 12:00:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | November 23, 2016 | Khaleda Rahman For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Chattanooga school bus driver was involved in another collision just two months ago - and only got his license to drive the vehicle in April The school bus driver charged after a crash that killed five children was involved in another collision just two months ago – and only got his license to drive a school bus in April. Johnthony Walker, 24, was arrested and charged after with five counts of vehicular homicide after the collision in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Monday. Five Woodmore Elementary students - three fourth-graders, a first-grader and a boy in kindergarten – died in...
  • Black Mom Arrested For Making Her Child Walk Naked In School Parking Lot In Front Of School Mates!

    11/20/2016 8:20:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 55 replies
    TNN Raw2 youtube ^ | November 20, 2016 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Black Mom Arrested For Making Her Child Walk Naked In School Parking Lot In Front Of School Mates!
  • President Trump: Repeal the Unconstitutional Gun Free School Zone Act

    11/18/2016 6:33:01 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A promise made by Donald Trump during the campaign was to remove gun free school zones.  The federal gun free school zone law has been an abominable infringement on the Second Amendment. It has no justification as anything other than an infringement on the right of Americans to bear arms. It does not improve safety. It does not protect "sensitive places".  It serves no legitimate purpose. It has already been struck down once by the Supreme Court. The Gun Free School Zone act creates an illusory "zone" where most people are forbidden from bearing arms. The zone exists within...
  • Help protest "After School Satan Club" at Sacramento Elementary in Portland, Oregon this November 16

    11/15/2016 5:11:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    americaneedsfatima.org ^ | November 15, 2016 | americaneedsfatima.org
    Action 1: If you live near Portland, Oregon, please join the 2nd protest in front of Sacramento Elementary school at: 11:30am on Wednesday, November 16. Address: 11400 NE Sacramento St, Portland, OR 97220 Action 2: If you do not live near Portland, please pray and if possible call or email the school to register your disapproval. (please be polite but firm in all communication) School Website contact page: Sacramento Elementary School Interim Principal, Kathleen Copeland: Kathleen_copland@parkrose.k12.or.us School Secretary, Charlena Sirokman: charlena_sirokman@parkrose.k12.or.us Phone: (503) 408-2800 Action 3: Help us fly America Needs Fatima volunteers to help organize a new protest in...
  • “This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University!”

    11/11/2016 10:09:55 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 17 replies
    US Chronicle ^ | 11/11/16 | US Chronicle
    The President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University gave a lecture to students they’ll never forget. Recently a student complained about a sermon that made him feel guilty and blamed the school for making students feel uncomfortable. This is not uncommon. Many universities now are so afraid of offending even one student, that political correctness has run amuck. However, this University is based on religion and so one would expect that discipline, good character and personal accountability would be a big part of the curriculum.
  • How to Reform the University System

    11/07/2016 6:36:58 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    Mind of Corporate Stepsister | November 7 2016 | Corporate Stepsister
    How would you reform the university system? How would you find a way to lower tuition and raise standards?
  • District Bans Homeschooled Girl From Homecoming Dance

    10/12/2016 11:45:47 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 39 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/9/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Wayne-Westland Community Schools has a policy that states that homeschooled students who want to attend a dance such as Homecoming would have to come from an “accredited” homeschool. That would effectively ban homeschoolers from attending dances held by the district since homeschoolers have no reason to be accredited and the state doesn’t require it. Karen Braun, a nationally recognized homeschooling activist in Michigan, said the school district is putting an unfair and unnecessary burden upon homeschoolers. Braun said parents contacted her and said their daughter, a homeschooling student, was invited to the upcoming Homecoming dance within the Wayne-Westland district. The...
  • US school students of color: We want teachers who look like us

    10/09/2016 12:25:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 82 replies
    American school kids prefer teachers of color, a new study shows. As the demographic make-up of US students has tipped toward a minority-majority, much has been made of the contrast seen in the nation's predominantly white body of teachers. For the first time, educators now have a glimpse of what that racial imbalance might mean to middle and high school students, thanks to new analysis conducted by researchers at New York University. Using survey data compiled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the researchers canvassed the thoughts of more than 50,000 students about 1,680 teachers. The survey data included...
  • Armed Self Defense in Schoool: Student Who Stabbed Bully Not Guilty

    10/09/2016 5:12:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ammoland ^ | 4 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On September 30, 2016, 18 year old, Donte Crawford, was found not guilty by reason of self defense in the death of another student, Ananias Jolley.  Crawford stabbed Jolley in a confrontation at school. The fight occurred on 24 November, 2015 at the Renaissance Academy in Baltimore. Jolley died a month later.Donte Crawford had managed to smuggle a pocket knife into the school, in violation of school rules. Charges included “Possession of a deadly weapon with intent to commit injury.” From wbaltv.com:Donte Crawford, 18, was charged as an adult with first- and second-degree murder and carrying a dangerous weapon...
  • School grants Satanic Temple permission to run after-school club for 10-year-olds

    09/29/2016 10:08:34 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 9/28/16 | Adam Boult
    A school in Portland, Oregon, has granted approval to a local Satanic Temple’s request to set up an after-school programme for pupils. Children at Sacramento Elementary School, which educates pupils aged between 5 and 10, will have the opportunity to attend the Satanic club’s inaugural meeting on October 19. Satanic Temple spokesman Finn Rezz told Oregon Live the club would focus on "on science and rational thinking," promoting "benevolence and empathy for everybody" – while providing an alternative voice to the Bible-centred “Good News Club”. On its After School Satan Club website, the Satanic Temple says it has been starting...
  • Md. bus driver honored for her bravery on a burning bus

    09/28/2016 4:56:19 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 8 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | September 28, 2016 7:31 pm | Megan Cloherty | @ClohertyWTOP
    LANHAM, Md. — The Prince George’s County Public School system has been rocked by allegations of abused students and teacher misconduct. But the scene Wednesday was celebratory as students, teachers and school officials at two schools came together to honor a bus driver who risked her life for kids on board a bus when it caught fire earlier this month. Students at Robert Goddard Montessori and Glen Arden Woods Elementary pulled out all the stops Wednesday for bus driver Renita Smith, who evacuated 20 children from the burning bus and went back into the flames to make sure everyone...
  • Deputies: 2 kids, teacher shot at Townville Elementary School

    09/28/2016 12:46:31 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    FOX Carolina ^ | Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:41 PM EDT | Dal Kalsi
    TOWNVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - Anderson County deputies said a suspect was taken into custody after a shooting at Townville Elementary School, according to the according to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said two kids and an adult were shot. The students were airlifted to the Greenville Hospital System pediatric trauma unit and the teacher was taken to AnMed Health System. The SWAT team was mobilized and had deemed the school safe as of 3 p.m. Deputies believe the suspect, a teenager, acted alone.
  • Police respond to reports of possible shooting at South Carolina school (Developing)

    09/28/2016 11:49:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2016
    DEVELOPING: Police are responding to reports of a possible shooting at a South Carolina elementary school. Law enforcement officials were called to Townville Elementary School in Townville, S.C., Wednesday afternoon over an "emergency situation," though district officials have not provided any additional information, according to Fox Carolina.
  • Lawyer: After School Satan Club must be allowed to proceed

    09/23/2016 5:47:23 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Goskagit ^ | September 22, 2016 | KERA WANIELISTA
    A so-called "After School Satan Club" proposed by the Satanic Temple of Seattle to be held at Centennial Elementary School should be allowed to proceed, an attorney hired to represent the Mount Vernon School District said. “I think that if the school district denied that application, you would face costly litigation that would be distracting from your mission," said Duncan Fobes of the Seattle-based law firm Patterson, Buchanan, Fobes and Leitch during a Wednesday meeting of the Mount Vernon School Board. "And would ultimately be unsuccessful.” Fobes was hired by the district's risk-pool insurance group to assess whether the district...