Keyword: school

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • How Parents are Stealing the Gift of the Mass from their Children

    03/27/2015 2:55:12 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 18 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 3/27/15 | Father Anthony Gerber
    A parish priest on the troubling news he's learned from kids in the confessional The Need for Questions in Lent Lent is a penitential season, a time of purification and of clarification: of being purified of our sins and of clarifying the roots of what has been keeping us from God in the first place. Purification and clarification can come about through the typical Lenten observances: prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. Fasting, for example, not only acts as an immediate purification of something (ie, a thing is taken away), but it can also clarify in that, as we are feeling the...
  • 54-Pound, 7-Year-Old Girl Sent Home from School with a Note Saying Her BMI Is Too High

    03/28/2015 4:33:21 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | march 27, 2015 | rick moran
    Kylee Moss, a 7-year-old-girl from Belton, Missouri, was sent home from school with a note to her mother saying that the 54-pound child’s Body Mass Index (BMI) was too high. Aside from the idiocy of using a discredited measurement for body fat, what are these administrators thinking? Obviously, they’re not. If they had two working brain cells, they would take one look at this kid and realize the stupidity of believing their “measurements.”
  • California Jewish school marks 8th grader’s gender transition

    03/27/2015 1:36:39 PM PDT · by Borges · 29 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3/26/2015 | RENEE GHERT-ZAND
    Earlier this month, 13-year-old Tom Sosnik, wearing a tallit and holding a kiddush cup, marked a transition into manhood with a special ceremony at his Jewish day school. He wasn’t celebrating receiving a first prayer book or a first Bible, or graduating from one grade to another. He wasn’t really observing his bar mitzvah, either. In what was a decidedly nontraditional event, the short-haired teenager was publicly marking his gender transition from girl to boy
  • Are school surveys about gun ownership legal in NY?

    03/23/2015 2:26:28 PM PDT · by Dutch Boy · 50 replies
    self
    Is it legal in NY for a school to issue an "anonymous" survey to students asking about their family's gun ownership, access to firearms and other questions? This was given to my son today. I am furious about the intrusion, the manipulation of our children and the sliminess of how it was done. I am collecting information to formulate a response to the school. Anyone out there know if this kind of survey is even legal?
  • School cancels ‘American Pride’ themed prom after it’s deemed not ‘inclusive’

    03/23/2015 9:49:35 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 19 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 3/23/15 | Kyle Olson
    U.S. Sen. John McCain is running a “sponsored post” on Facebook with the intention of building support for a potential re-election campaign. While the intended audience is unclear, the paid post is boomeranging big time. “If I decide to stand for re-election to the United States Senate, I will give it everything I’ve got — and your continued support means a great deal to me. Please stand with me today,” the senator’s Facebook post reads.
  • Jewish School Evacuated in Paris on Anniversary of Toulouse Killings

    03/19/2015 6:33:55 PM PDT · by Nachum
    Algemainer Journal ^ | 3/19/15 | Chris Coffey
    A Jewish school in Paris was evacuated on Thursday — three years to the day after the brutal massacre at a Jewish school in Toulouse, French news website JSS News reported. The evacuation follows disturbing instances of increased antisemitic violence throughout France and Europe. Police searched the classrooms and common areas at the Ecole Alliance Gustave Leven in Paris using bomb-sniffing dogs. Though the report did not indicate whether the police found any explosives, sources did tell JSS News that it was a fairly serious threat. The evacuation at the French school occurred on the third anniversary of the horrific...
  • New [GAO] Report Finds ‘Palatability’ Problems, Higher Prices Led To School Lunch Decline

    03/19/2015 3:07:17 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 18, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Federally-mandated changes to school lunches backed by first lady Michelle Obama helped cause an unprecedented drop in the number of students eating lunch, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO cited two factors stemming from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which caused a decrease in the number of children eating school lunch each day: school childrens’ issues with “palatability” and “federally-mandated” increases in the price of school lunches.
  • Broward Teacher Suspended for Alleged "Rag Head Taliban" Comment

    03/19/2015 8:39:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 3/17/15 | Keith Jones, Brian Hamacher
    A South Florida high school teacher who allegedly called a student a "rag head Taliban" was given a five-day suspension Tuesday. Maria Valdes, a teacher at Cypress Bay High School in Weston, won't be paid during her suspension, the Broward School Board said.
  • New Report Finds ‘Palatability’ Problems, Higher Prices Led To School Lunch Decline

    03/18/2015 1:56:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/18/15 | Chuck Ross
    Federally-mandated changes to school lunches backed by first lady Michelle Obama helped cause an unprecedented drop in the number of students eating lunch, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO cited two factors stemming from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which caused a decrease in the number of children eating school lunch each day: school childrens’ issues with “palatability” and “federally-mandated” increases in the price of school lunches. “Several factors likely influenced the recent decreases in lunch participation, and while the extent to which each factor affected participation is unclear, state and...
  • Virginia school suspends an 11-year-old for one year over a leaf that wasn’t marijuana

    Earlier this school year, a sixth-grader in the gifted-and-talented program at Bedford Middle School in Bedford, Virginia was suspended for one year after an assistant principal found something that looked like a marijuana leaf in his backpack. The student, the 11-year-old son of two school teachers, had to enroll in the district's alternative education program and be homeschooled. He was evaluated by a psychiatrist for substance abuse problems, and charged with marijuana possession in juvenile court. In the months since September, he's become withdrawn, depressed, and he suffers from panic attacks. He is worried his life is over, according to...
  • Not-pot leaf gets 6th-grader in big trouble (VA)

    03/16/2015 1:51:40 PM PDT · by bgill · 42 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | March 15, 2015 | Dan Casey
    Some schoolchildren claim another student bragged about having marijuana. They inform school administrators. An assistant principal finds a leaf and a lighter in the boy’s knapsack. The student is suspended for a year. A sheriff’s deputy files marijuana possession charges in juvenile court... There was only one problem: Months after the fact, the couple learned the substance wasn’t marijuana.
  • Denver schools have four times the administrators as other districts

    03/11/2015 9:49:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Watchdog ^ | March 11, 2015 | Arthur Kane
    Denver Public Schools had four times the number of administrators as any other large metro area districts last year, and salaries and benefits for those staffers are $22 million more than the next largest metro district, Colorado Department of Education figures show. The teachers’ union president reviewed the data Watchdog.org obtained and said the nearly $68 million paid to DPS administrators would be better spent on students. “We need to be talking about keeping dollars closer to classroom when it comes to public education,” said Henry Roman, president of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association. “Should they be putting the money...
  • Wall Street Journal Op-ed Supports Archbishop Cordileone in San Francisco Schools Dispute

    03/09/2015 8:46:50 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    In an op-ed column published in the Wall Street Journal, Ryan Anderson and Leslie Ford of the Heritage Foundation defend San Francisco's Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone against his critics. The archbishop's new policy, barring Catholic-school teachers from public support of policies that contravene Church teachings, is not an infringement on the teachers' rights, the writers argue; it is bid to ensure that Catholic schools promote Catholic principles, and maintain their distinctive identity. "A Fight to Keep Catholic Schools Catholic" (Wall Street Journal)
  • NAACP fights DC-area immigrant-only schools

    03/05/2015 5:32:07 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    EAG News ^ | March 4, 2015 | VICTOR SKINNER
    The Prince George’s County branch of the NAACP is threatening to sue the local school district over a plan to start two schools for an influx of immigrants in recent years. “Segregation was eliminated back in 1954. When you have two schools that are designed to deal with one group based around basically language as the criteria for the schools, than that’s a form of discrimination,” Bob Ross, president of the local NAACP, told WAMU.org. “It’s not about force, it’s not about choice, it’s about the law,” he said. Ross is upset because a plan underway in Prince George’s County...
  • Closing School Retirement System the Right Choice

    03/02/2015 7:21:41 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 23 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/28/2015 | James Hohman
    Michigan House Republicans recently released a reform agenda that calls for closing the state-run school employee retirement system to new employees. Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, reiterated the proposal. The necessity of closing the current defined-benefit pension system and instead offering new employees a defined-contribution plan is simple: the state underfunds pensions. According to the legislative auditor general, the system has been underfunded in all but one of the past 30 years. The system carries a $25.8 billion unfunded liability. Michigan taxpayers are now on the hook for 13 times more in unfunded school pension liabilities than the...
  • Academics Are The Less Visible Enemy of School Choice

    02/28/2015 1:17:31 PM PST · by BlatherNaut
    American Thinker ^ | 2/28/15 | Ashton Blackwell
    Conservative discourse mainly features teachers' unions as the enemy when it comes to school choice, leaving others, like sociologists and other tenured intellectuals, free from public accountability as they exert their substantial influence on education policy. One thing that you should know if you follow school choice issues is that for leftist academics who oppose school choice, their dogmas take primacy over empirical evidence, and their most fundamental dogma when it comes to school choice is that it promotes racial segregation, and thus thwarts their version of equality. Racial segregation, as a policy in the United States, saw its end...
  • School policy under fire after 1st-grader tardy [Oregon]

    02/26/2015 8:10:48 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 53 replies
    KOIN6.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Amy Frazier
    A first-grader made to sit alone during lunch because of tardiness is forcing the Grants Pass school district to revisit its policy.
  • The school lunches that shame America: Photos reveal just how meager US students' meals are compared

    02/25/2015 10:31:01 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 92 replies
    Daily Mail UK via Conservative Tribune Blog via Joe for America Blog ^ | 18 February 2015 | | By Anucyia Victor for MailOnline
    Pictures have been released comparing what Michelle forces American schools to eat and what kids in other countries get to eat… Since the program’s inception, Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act has offended the sensibilities of the entire nation. Conservatives found the program to be invasive, thrusting D.C.’s hand into local education matters. Educators found the program wasted enormous amounts of food and money. Parents found the lunches far too light to be considered “meals.” And school children everywhere took to the Internet with pictures of the gruesome dishes the program sloshed onto their cafeteria trays every day. Those pictures...
  • Who’s The Daddy?’ Homework Assignment Prompts Parent Complaint

    02/25/2015 5:35:50 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    The principal of Romeo High School has called an outraged father to apologize about a controversial homework assignment. The 9th grade biology worksheet sent home with students this week featured questions about a mother trying to determine the identity of her baby’s father. Possible answers included: the cable guy, the mailman, the cab driver, the bartender and the guy at the club.
  • Video – Watch as Florida Parents are Treated Like Children for Questioning School Curriculum

    02/25/2015 6:07:24 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    BlackListedNews.com ^ | 02/25/2015 | Liberty Blitzkrieg
    A Liberty Blitzkrieg reader who is a resident of Naples, Florida recently sent me a note highlighting a video in which he, and several other concerned parents, were reprimanded and treated like little children in a School Board Workshop as a result of them expressing concerns about school curriculum.In order to give you some background on the issue, see the Letter to the Editor he wrote to the Naples Daily News on 1/28 to say what he was prevented from saying at the 1/20 School Board Workshop. Letter reprinted below: Patton the causeThe controversy behind the recent parents’ review of school textbooks lays squarely at...
  • How our schools are miserably failing our boys

    02/25/2015 5:00:08 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    The New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | February 23, 2015 | JENNIFER L.W. FINK
    Re-entry after winter break has not been easy for him. The rules and restrictions of school — Sit Still. Be Quiet. Do What You Are Told, Nothing More, Nothing Less. — have been grating on him, and it shows. His teacher recently emailed me; she’d noticed a change in his behavior (more belligerent, less likely to cooperate) and wanted to know if there was anything going on at home. My guess, I said, was that he was upset about having to be back in school after break. I was right. The lack of movement and rigid restrictions associated with modern...
  • School board: On second thought, ‘God Bless America’ is constitutional

    02/19/2015 6:35:31 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 13 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 2/19/15 | Victor Skinner
    YULEE, Fla. – It took less than a week of public outrage to convince the Nassau County School District to allow the phrase “God Bless America” in schools after officials caved to legal threats over its use in morning announcements. Last week, Yulee High School officials received a letter from the American Humanist Association – an atheist advocacy group – stating that some students objected to the “God Bless America” sign-off used by a student who runs the morning announcements. The Association alleged the phrase is a “constitutional violation” that’s inappropriate.
  • The school lunches that shame America: photos reveal just how meager US students' meals [truncated]

    02/18/2015 7:19:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 18, 2015 | Staff
    Mouthwatering photos of school lunches served around the world reveal even children in Ukraine, Estonia and Greece are treated to delectable meals each day. School children in America, meanwhile, aren't nearly so lucky. Whereas a kid in France might be treated to a juicy steak and a hunk of brie, the richest country in the world's youths are more likely to receive unidentified meat served alongside little more than a starch like white pasta, fries or a roll. The contrasts between America's school meals and those in far less fortunate economies are stark and suggest Michelle Obama's push for more...
  • Evolution makes atheists out of people!

    02/17/2015 7:42:05 AM PST · by fishtank · 67 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 2-17-2015 | Jonathan Sarfati
    Evolution makes atheists out of people! By Jonathan Sarfati Out on ministry at churches, our speakers often encounter anguished parents (and grandparents) lamenting that their children now reject the faith in which they were raised. If you too are a parent with this same angst, I remind you that Adam and Eve failed even with the best possible raising from God Himself, as well as enjoying perfect health and living in paradise. And Judas Iscariot remained unsaved despite three years with the best teacher ever: Jesus Himself. Evolution undermines basic Christian doctrines Having said that, there is a common pattern...
  • Union Drops Attempt to Stop Vote on Decertification

    02/16/2015 5:58:53 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/14/2015 | Anne Schieber
    The Michigan Education Association has dropped an unfair labor practices complaint against Grand Rapids Community College, and also dropped its request for suspension of an election to “decertify” a union local which represents college secretaries. The decertification vote was authorized when one-third of the nearly 100 members of the Grand Rapids Community College Education Support Professionals signed a petition requesting it. The MEA filed its complaint and request a few weeks later. Supporters of the election say time was of the essence because the local bargaining unit’s contract expires June 30 and contract negotiations are set to begin April 1....
  • Parents Upset After Middle School Students Given ’50 Shades of Grey’ Bondage Puzzles

    02/12/2015 9:48:33 PM PST · by Mozilla · 25 replies
    WKRG/Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/12/15 | Jim Hoft/ WKRG Staff
    Middle school students in Monessen School District in Pennsylvania were given “Fifty Shades of Grey” puzzles to work on for an assignment. The puzzles included terms like spanking, bondage, submissive and leather cuffs. WKRG reported: Parents in a Pennsylvania school district are turning 50 shades of red over word search puzzles given to middle school students based on an erotic novel and movie. The students in Monessen were given puzzles based on “Fifty Shades of Grey” that contained terms including “spanking,” ”submissive,” ”leather cuffs” and “bondage.” Other words on the list were more explicit.
  • Middle school students given 'Fifty Shades of Grey' puzzles

    02/12/2015 5:15:21 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    WKRG.COM ^ | 12 FEBRUARY 2015 | AP
    MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) - Parents in a Pennsylvania school district are turning 50 shades of red over word search puzzles given to middle school students based on an erotic novel and movie. The students in Monessen were given puzzles based on "Fifty Shades of Grey" that contained terms including "spanking," ''submissive," ''leather cuffs" and "bondage." Other words on the list were more explicit. Parent James Carter complained about it at Tuesday night's school board meeting, saying he tried to question the school's principal and dean of students, but they refused to talk when he insisted on recording their conversation. "I...
  • School board votes to ban religious materials in Orange County schools

    02/11/2015 4:22:25 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    WFTV ^ | 2/10/2015 | WFTV
    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County school board members voted Tuesday evening to ban all religious materials from being distributed at public schools. In 2014, a group put Bibles in Orange County schools for one day, and another group was able to provide atheist materials. But it was when the satanic temple tried to put its own book in schools that the district's policy became an issue. The policy previously permitted the groups to leave religious materials on tables at schools at the beginning of the year on a nationally recognized freedom day. At Tuesday's meeting, board members voted 7-1...
  • Public School Forces Students to Make Islamic Prayer Rug, Recite Islamic Prayers (FL)

    02/10/2015 5:03:58 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 14 replies
    tpnn.com ^ | February 9, 2015 | Matthew Burke
    When the dupes and useful idiots were told by Obama that he would “fundamentally transform” America, they applauded like seals with no interest whatsoever what he meant by the term. Every time the man who was referred to as “The One,” by Democrats, said the word “change,” the progressive sycophants in the audience would go into fainting spells, slobbering all over themselves. With each passing day, we’re learning just what “fundamental transformation” meant. Ron Wagner, who said he admittedly doesn’t normally pay as much attention to his son’s school assignments as he should, just happened to read from his son’s...
  • Pakistani teachers take up arms in wake of Taliban school massacre

    02/02/2015 12:09:26 AM PST · by bunkerhill7 · 4 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Feb. 2, 2015 | AP
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – When Pakistani Taliban militants stormed a Peshawar school and massacred 150 children and teachers, nobody could fight back. Shabnam Tabinda and some of her fellow teachers want to change that -- and are practicing how to shoot terrorists.
  • Parents outraged after children forced to drop pants when feces found on gym floor (TX)

    02/01/2015 3:57:00 PM PST · by bgill · 45 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | Jan. 28, 2015 | Fox News Latino
    Parents at a central Texas school district are outraged after staff members forced elementary school students to drop their pants because feces had been found on the gym floor. The Gustine school had been trying to investigate how the poop ended up on the floor. So the teachers took girls to one room and boys to another and asked them to lower their pants in what parents are describing as a partial strip search
  • NP3 High School principal responds to concerns over Hijab Day with smears

    01/30/2015 1:50:30 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 14 replies
    JihadWatch.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    NP3 High School principal responds to concerns over Hijab Day with smears Tom RuttenThe exchange below is yet another example of how one side of the debate about Sharia and jihad is trying to have a rational discussion, while the other responds only with slogans and smears. A woman in California responded to my call yesterday to write to NP3 High School principal Tom Rutten. She then received the email below, which is drearily predictable with its cries of “hate” and lack of specific response to any of the concerns she raised. She kindly forwarded this response to me, and...
  • More schools serve students dinner as demand expands

    01/20/2015 8:40:02 AM PST · by Pelham · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 18, 2015 | Christine Armario
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. For the nearly 100 enrolled in the after-school program, another meal is served: supper. The nation’s second largest school district is doubling the number of students served dinner, with an eye toward eventually offering it at every school. It’s a growing trend: Nationwide, the number of students served dinner or an after-school snack soared to nearly 1 million last year. “When kids are hungry, they don’t pay attention,” said Bennett Kayser, a member...
  • Democrats will appoint Muslim who said US schools should be like Islamic madrassas

    01/14/2015 2:32:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/14/15 | David Martosko
    Democrats will appoint Muslim to the House Intelligence Committee who said US schools should be like Islamic madrassas and warned law enforcement that 'Allah will not allow you to stop us' House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is set to appoint a Muslim lawmaker to the Intelligence Committee, congressional aides said Tuesday, giving him access to some of America's most closely held secrets in the war on terror. The move will come as the world is still grappling with an al-Qaeda death squad's massacre last week of journalists at the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, executed because they had published a...
  • High school teacher who pressured a 17-year-old into affair arrested AGAIN after threatening to kill

    01/10/2015 5:49:07 PM PST · by george76 · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 January 2015
    A former Connecticut high school teacher awaiting sentencing over a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student has been arrested again after allegedly threatening to kill one of her accusers. Police say 32-year-old Danielle Watkins of Norwalk was arrested Friday. She was first arrested in July, accused of having sex with one student at Stamford High and giving marijuana to another. Police say she threatened one of the victims at a doughnut shop Friday. Watkins pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor last month under a deal with prosecutors. The agreement calls for her to...
  • Swedish school bans the Swedish flag

    01/06/2015 4:24:02 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    PROHIBITED: The Swedish flag has now been banned at a primary school in Sweden. The reason is that the flag may be offensive to certain groups and breaking the law “offensive against ethnic groups.” The sensational ban is introduced at Söndrum school in Halmstad. Use of the flag is now only allowed on the national day or when foreign students are invited. Swedish flag can be perceived as racist …….. The reason for the ban is a masquerade which was held at the school recently where one of the students chose to paint his face blue and yellow. He also...
  • PHOTOS: Here’s What Obama’s Daughters Get for THEIR School Lunch… It’s Infuriating

    12/29/2014 12:17:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 88 replies
    conservativetribune.com ^ | December 10th, 2014 | staff
    While your kids at school get the slop that Michelle Obama dictates that they do, her kids get something, um, different. At their exclusive private school, the Obama daughters get food far better than you’d get at home, or in most restaurants. Michelle Obama has made childhood obesity her pet issue, much like Nancy Reagan did with drugs or Laura Bush did with literacy. Fair enough. However, the first lady’s nutritional strictures have left school lunches a little, um, not lunch-like. It may lead you to wonder what Michelle’s kids are getting. Well, wonder no further! We have what Sasha...
  • Second-Graders' Ferguson Protest Sparks Controversy

    12/16/2014 11:36:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 16, 2014 | By RHEANA MURRAY
    A protest put on by a group of second-graders in Massachusetts has sparked controversy, but the school says it was just teaching the kids a lesson in civics. The peaceful demonstration happened on Friday, a spokesperson for the Alma del Mar Charter School in New Bedford told ABC News today. Second-graders gathered in front of the school with signs, some that said "Honk For Justice." "A group of scholars played on the playground while other scholars held their demonstration without incident," Will Gardner, the school's executive director, said today in a statement.
  • School district refuses to let students leave for their ‘best interest’

    12/15/2014 9:35:28 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    DELAVAN, Wis. – The Delavan-Darien School District denied a family’s request to enroll their children in a neighboring school district by citing the “best interest” of the children. “We believe it is in the best interest of your children to attend the Delavan-Darien School District,” said a letter from Superintendent Robert Crist to Les and Carol Paur. “Your application for the above students to transfer out of the Delavan-Darien School District into the Williams Bay School District under the open enrollment program has been denied by the Delavan-Darien School District for the 2014-15 school year.” Carol Paur, the mother of...
  • School shooting, Portland Oregon. 3 shot.

    12/12/2014 1:09:28 PM PST · by aimhigh · 68 replies
    vanity | 122/12/2014 | aimhigh
    3 shot outside of high school in Portland. 3 victims, no fatalities yet. Shooter is being hunted by police. May be gang shooting.
  • Congress eases First Lady's school lunch guidelines

    12/10/2014 3:16:55 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 10, 2014
    Schools in the U.S. will now have the opportunity to go against the grain of First Lady Michelle Obama's healthy lunch program. A massive year-end spending bill released by Congress Tuesday doesn't allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards championed by the First Lady, as House Republicans had sought. But it would ease standards that many students and school officials complained about. The bill would reduce requirements for whole grains, and would put off rules to make school meals less salty, suspending lower sodium standards that were supposed to go into effect in 2017.
  • Vanity: What is the FCCLA Club?

    12/05/2014 8:48:31 AM PST · by jettester · 14 replies
    My High School-aged son brought home a flyer regarding a group at his school called the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) Club and that there are dues required to to join. Do any of my fellow Freepers have any experience with this club/organization? In reading info about them at their website, I admit to the attractiveness of their motto and purpose but I also admit to being a little incredulous - that a Dept. of Ed backed program really cares about "family" and not just another avenue of indoctrination. Your feedback would be appreciated.
  • The rural Texan school where the teachers carry guns as the first line of defense..

    12/02/2014 11:45:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2014 | James Nye
    In the tiny Texas town of Harrold, children and their parents do not give much thought to their safety at the community's only school, because they know that some of the teachers are carrying concealed weapons. In the remote town, the nearest law enforcement office is 30 minutes away and the residents know each other and trust each other, so the school board made the momentous decision to allow teachers to arm themselves at their work around children. Desperate to avoid the deadly consequences of their own school shooting incident, Harrold Independent School District has utlized armed teachers since 2007...
  • Two Florida State Students were Prevented by Law from Stopping School Shooting

    12/01/2014 1:42:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    According to Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) at Florida State, two students present at the shooting that occurred on 20 November could have stopped the shooting but were disarmed by the current Florida law. One of the students was wounded during the shooting.   Nathan Scott is a member of SCC at FSU.  In spite of his wound, he was able to warn other students about the shooter.   The other student was a U.S. infantry combat veteran who says he had a clear shot at the shooter.  From the facebook page of SSC at FSU: This is highlighted by two...
  • Kelly File Special: Who's Teaching Our Kids? - Liberal Bias In The Classroom

    11/28/2014 6:33:30 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Nov 28, 2014 | You Tube
    Kelly File Special: Who's Teaching Our Kids? - Liberal Bias In The Classroom
  • Catholic school board reconsiders ban on Grade 6 students' gay rights project

    11/28/2014 11:51:02 AM PST · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 11/28/2014 | Blair Crawford
    The Ottawa Catholic School Board is reconsidering its decision to ban a project on gay rights by two Grade 6 students at St. George elementary school. In a statement released Friday, Chairman Ted Hurley said: “I have had an opportunity to review the entire matter in the full context of promoting fairness, bullying prevention and Catholic teaching with regard to gay rights. All persons deserve love, respect and dignity, especially those that are discriminated against in society.” “The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has made it clear that our attitudes to gay and lesbian people should be addressed with love and...
  • Police: Students ran high school prostitution ring

    11/27/2014 5:59:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 25, 2014 | Jared Leone
    VENICE, Fla. — Students at a Southwest Florida high school told administrators that two teens tried to recruit them into a "prostitution ring" and that one 15-year-old boy had been "pimping out girls," according to an arrest affidavit. By Tuesday, detectives in Venice, a small community in Sarasota County, had charged three people in connection with the case. A 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl were charged with human trafficking and a 21-year-old man was charged with sexual battery on a victim older than 12. Police said he paid a 15-year-old girl from Riverview High School $40 and a bottle...
  • Is This School One of the Best in Michigan or One of the Worst?

    11/26/2014 11:30:54 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/24/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    If you ask the Michigan Department of Education, Covert High School is not a good school. On the state report card from a few years ago, the school ranked in the bottom 26th percentile. But on a new report card, the school 40 miles west of Kalamazoo is the No. 1 ranked conventional public high school in Michigan. The reason why requires understanding the state’s report card and those done by other groups. In Michigan, schools are ranked based on the state’s Top-to-Bottom list, which grade administrators and schools based 50 percent on overall test scores, 25 percent on the...
  • St. Paul superintendent apologizes for Ferguson tweet

    11/25/2014 3:30:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 50 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-25-14 | josh verges
    The St. Paul Public Schools superintendent apologized Tuesday for a Twitter comment on the Ferguson, Mo. shooting that sparked a flurry of reaction, most of it negative. Authorities announced Monday that a grand jury decided against indicting white police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man. Soon after the announcement, Superintendent Valeria Silva tweeted, "No indictment for officer Wilson! Very sad day in America. How do I explain this to my black students?" Silva later deleted the tweet and clarified her intent. But her remark offended many, including some who agreed with the grand...
  • US Mum Bucks Muslim Propaganda in School

    11/24/2014 3:34:54 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 11 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 24 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Islamic supremacism is taught in American public schools, one of which is Porter Ridge High School in Union County, North Carolina. A ninth-grade world-history teacher assigned an in-class worksheet about Islam which the pupils had to fill in with the "correct" answers (the worksheet's first part is in the above picture). FALSITIES TAUGHT AT SCHOOL Some of those answers were that Islam is a peaceful religion, Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the world and most Muslims' faith is stronger than the average Christian. Islamic Scriptures and history are testament to the fact that the exact opposite of the...