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  • New York City to Begin Putting 'Absent Reserve' Teachers Back in Classrooms. But Who Are They?

    11/19/2017 1:48:45 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Education Week ^ | October 27, 2017 | Liana Loewus
    Hundreds of New York City teachers who'd lost their full-time positions but stayed on the payroll will be headed back to classrooms within the next few weeks. About a third of those teachers, it turns out, have faced legal or disciplinary charges. The city's education department announced this summer that schools that hadn't filled all their teaching positions by Oct. 15 would be assigned educators from the "absent teacher reserve" pool. According to a spokesman at the New York City Department of Education, the "matches" between teachers and schools are being made now, and those teachers will go into schools...
  • Witness: Two children shot at Rancho Tehama Elementary School

    11/14/2017 10:26:24 AM PST · by hattend · 41 replies
    KRCR-TV Redding, CA ^ | Nov 14, 2017 09:55 AM PST | Haleigh Pike
    CORNING, Calif. - Witnesses tell a chilling account of two gunman who opened fire at Rancho Tehama Elementary School near Corning Tuesday morning. Coy Ferreira, whose daughter is a kindergarten student, was dropping his daughter off for class just before 8 a.m. when he heard what sounded like a firecracker. A school secretary ran out and yelled for the kids to get in the classrooms because someone was shooting at the school. Ferreira said he ran into a classroom with 14 students. He said the series of shots came through the classroom windows, hitting one student. Ferreria said a young...
  • Muslim Indoctrination of School Children Spreads Across Europe and United States

    11/11/2017 12:02:37 PM PST · by Main Street · 20 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | November 11, 2017 | Samantha Chang
    A dad in England was shocked after seeing a note from his 12-year-old stepdaughter announcing she was converting to Islam. Mark McLachlan was even more stunned when he learned the note actually was a homework assignment from his daughter’s public middle school. The instructions read: “Write a letter to family about converting to Islam.” Like many non-Muslim parents, McLachlan was upset that Islam indoctrination had infiltrated his stepdaughter’s middle-school curriculum. “She was told to Google ‘Why should I convert to Islam,'” McLachlan told the U.K. Daily Mail. “I just don’t see why they should ask a child to write...
  • The work-shy teacher who is a taste of what's to come when the snowflake generation runs Britain

    11/08/2017 1:42:06 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2017 | Dominic Sandbrook
    Some 80 years ago, the American government produced a pamphlet encouraging people into work. It explained that being idle was just about the worst thing imaginable because it meant the loss of self-respect, pride and hope. By contrast, it went on: 'Let's look at what work does for us. Work keeps us from going nuts.' I sometimes wonder what would happen if our Government distributed such a pamphlet today. How long would it take for people to demand an apology? How long before the first online petition passed 10,000 signatures? For one thing, there is that incendiary world 'nuts', which...
  • Spokane Public Schools considers Planned Parenthood sex ed program

    11/03/2017 10:50:28 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 8 replies
    KXLY.COM ^ | 11/01/2017 | Caroline Rourke
    “Get Real” is a a comprehensive sexual education program developed in Massachusetts by Planned Parenthood, and it's one program being considered by Spokane Public Schools for its new sexual education curriculum. SPS' Human Growth and Development Citizen Advisory Committee (HGD CAC) has been considering the program for ab out a year. They have approved it twice. A 2014 study in the Journal for School Health noted success for the program in its first three years. 'Get Real' reduced sexual activity by 15 percent for girls and 16 percent for boys, compared to students who were not exposed to the curriculum.The program has...
  • Professor: Replace ‘Traditional Science’ With ‘Anti-Science, Antiracist, Feminist Approach’

    10/25/2017 12:22:29 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/2017 | Eric Owens
    A women’s studies professor at the University of California, Davis has declared that the time has come to replace “traditional science” with “a much needed anti-science, antiracist, feminist approach to knowledge production.” The professor is Sara Giordano, according to Campus Reform. Giordano, who has a Ph.D. in neuroscience but has chosen to pursue a career in the field of gender, sexuality and women’s studies, expounds on her thesis in a lengthy essay in Catalyst, a feminist theory journal. In her 6,611-word treatise (with only three footnotes), Giordano calls on women to “challenge the authority of Science” by “rewriting knowledge” in...
  • OKCPS votes to change names of three schools named after Confederate generals

    10/24/2017 7:35:41 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Fox 25 (OK) ^ | October 24, 2017 | Jennifer Falsetti
    "On October 23, the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education voted to move forward with changing the names of three elementary schools originally dedicated to Confederate leaders: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Isaac Stand Watie. As the district begins the input process to determine the names these facilities will bear moving forward, I hope to use it as a teachable moment for our students and to establish a positive image and a sense of pride for these school communities to carry them into the future," Superintendent Aurora Lora said in a statement.
  • Top U.S. school district to 'indoctrinate' teachers against Israel

    10/19/2017 2:46:08 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 37 replies
    WND ^ | 10/18/2017 | Chelsea Schilling
    Attendee: Courses teach 'Christians and Jews were always better off under Muslim rule'! The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest school district in America, is co-sponsoring a “professional development” workshop for K-12 teachers to “Learn about Islam and the Arab World” – and the district has apparently partnered with an anti-Israel group for lessons on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “Learning about Islam and the Arab World” is the topic of a two-part course that began Oct. 14 and will continue Oct. 21. It is being led by LAUSD teachers Richard Jessel and Rosa Melendez, according to a posting on the...
  • Just half of Massachusetts students meet MCAS test expectations

    10/18/2017 5:28:16 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 28 replies
    MetroWest Daily News ^ | 10/18/2017 | na
    Just half of Massachusetts students in grades three through eight met or exceeded expectations on the new "next generation MCAS test" in math and English — the first time the test has been administered. Massachusetts education officials released the spring 2017 test results on Wednesday. Educators were quick to caution against making direct comparisons between a student's performance on the new test and the original, nearly 20-year-old, MCAS. Scoring for the new test falls into four categories: Exceeding Expectations, Meeting Expectations, Partially Meeting Expectations and Not Meeting Expectations. As a result, some students who scored "proficient" on last year's MCAS...
  • A School Named After Jefferson Davis Will Be Renamed After Obama

    10/18/2017 8:38:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 18, 2017 | Henry Rodgers
    “Jefferson Davis, although infamous in his own right, would probably not be too happy about a diverse school promoting the education of the very individuals he fought to keep enslaved being named after him,” Davis Magnet IB PTA President Janelle Jefferson told the board. Jefferson said the school, where 98 percent students are black, wanted to rename the campus after Obama “to reflect a person who fully represents ideals and public stances consistent with what we want our children to believe about themselves.”
  • Racial identity policies are ruining Edina's fabled schools

    10/16/2017 5:24:08 AM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 22 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | October 9 2017 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    In place of academic excellence for all, the district’s primary mission is now to ensure that students think correctly on social and political issues — most importantly, on race and “white privilege.” District leaders enshrined this new mission in EPS’s “All for All” strategic plan, adopted in 2013. The plan mandates that, going forward, the EPS must view “all teaching and learning experiences” through the “lens of racial equity.” If “equity” meant “treating kids equally,” all thinking Minnesotans would support it. In this context, however, it’s code for racial identity politics — a simplistic blaming of “white privilege” for the...
  • An island of conservatives in a sea of liberals

    10/13/2017 10:57:03 AM PDT · by Republic Rocker · 12 replies
    Palo Alto Online ^ | Oct 13 2017
    When Palo Alto High School sophomore Jackson Druker wore his red "Make America Great Again" hat to school last year, he said he was bullied, harassed and even physically assaulted. Students took his hat and stepped on it. Others cursed at him. One student punched him in the back of his head, he said. Another told him "I literally want to shoot you right now if you don't take off that hat," he said during a class presentation on the experience. Druker's account with online schoolwork-management system Schoology was hacked and his contact information changed to hillaryclintonlover3@gmail.com, he said.
  • Georgia mom upset about sexual 'identity definitions' quiz at school

    10/11/2017 7:26:50 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/09/2017 | na
    The DeKalb County School District in Georgia is facing backlash after a “sexual identity” assignment was given to the sixth graders of Lithonia Middle School. The middle school’s health teacher assigned a quiz that defined 10 “sexual identity” terms, such as gay, lesbian, and transgender. The quiz required the sixth graders to identify and differentiate between various sexual orientations and identities, FOX 5 Atlanta reported. One mother, Octavia Parks, was particularly shocked when her 12-year-old daughter came home with the assignment. "Why are they teaching that in school?” Parks said. “What does that have to do with life?" Parks felt...
  • New Book Sheds Light on Anti-Trump Agenda in Public Schools and Politicization of the Classroom

    10/01/2017 8:28:53 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 31 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 10/01/2017 | Ali Meyer
    Safety, religious bias, sexualization of the classroom are factors bolstering school-choice argument! In his newly published book, The Corrupt Classroom, Lance Izumi of the Pacific Research Institute illustrates how the public school classroom has become increasingly politicized, with liberal teachers indoctrinating students with an anti-Trump and leftist agenda. Izumi makes the case that while many school choice supporters rely on academic school performance data to show that public schools are failing, there are many other equally important reasons to support it. "Many parents, for example, are rightly concerned about the growing politicization of the classroom," Izumi explains. "Far from being...
  • Minneapolis: Black Parents Flee to Charter Schools

    09/25/2017 7:18:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 21, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Minneapolis public school system is experiencing a massive student exodus and guess where they’re going. "About 70 percent of the kids leaving the district are headed to charter schools," Beena Raghavendran and Mary Jo Webster report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "Many of these independent public schools have established themselves in north Minneapolis, catering to black parents concerned about academic achievement, discipline and safety in the district schools." "Harvest Network has three schools and plans to grow. It aims to educate 3,800 of the kids on the North Side by 2025. That would cut MPS’ North Side enrollment by...
  • Angry Dad’s 8 Words Shut Down School Board For Teaching Kids Sharia (Video)

    09/25/2017 5:06:33 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 40 replies
    Rank Politics ^ | 09/23/2017 | Casandra Chesser
    What is the role of the education system in our children’s lives? It seems that it’s constantly changing. Once upon a time, it involved teaching our children things like reading, writing, math, science, history — typical subjects to prepare them for the real world. Now, liberals are seemingly adding more and more to the curriculum, and not everyone is happy about it. Parents were reportedly furious after learning that the San Diego School Board of Trustees partnered with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, to launch an anti-bullying campaign. The campaign involves educating children about Islam, with the purported...
  • Girls as Young as Four ‘Forced’ to Wear Hijab in British State Funded Schools

    09/24/2017 5:39:29 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/24/2017 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Islamic schools including those funded by the British government and private institutions are forcing children — some of whom are very young — to wear the Islamic Hijab as part of their uniform code. The garment, which is designed to shield women from the lust of men, is heavily associated with conservative interpretations of the Islamic faith. The revelations over children being forced to wear the shroud at school comes just weeks after a Transport for London road safety campaign featuring a child girl in a hijab was criticised and ultimately scrapped for “sexualising four-year-olds”. The revelation comes from research...
  • Educational Non-Fiction Content Provider Apologizes for September 11 Fact Sheet

    09/17/2017 9:21:49 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 11 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 09/17/2017 | Rachel Frommer
    Commentary included Israel having a 'shady history'! An educational non-fiction content provider has issued an apology for offering teachers across the country a fact sheet on the September 11 attacks that included commentary about Israel having a "shady history" and having previously "belonged to the Muslims." Newsela prides itself in being a reliable source of current event pieces and historical articles, each edited by Newsela staff to meet multiple reading skill levels, for teachers to use in their elementary and middle school classrooms. On 9/11, fifth and sixth grade teachers found available an article, adapted by Newsela staff from a...
  • Kindergarten celebrates 5-year-old transgender ‘transition;’ kids traumatized

    09/14/2017 5:07:12 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 08/21/2017 | Lianne Laurence
    A number of angry parents are considering legal action after a charter school kindergarten teacher staged what one critic calls a transgender “transition ceremony” in class for a five-year-old boy without informing parents beforehand. But Rocklin Academy Schools has countered that it didn’t have to tell parents about the transgenderism lesson that has left a number of five-year-olds shaken and disturbed. Because gender identity isn’t sex education, the administration said, it's not subject to California’s parental consent and opt-out laws, reported Fox40News. Moreover, with gender identity and gender expression prohibited grounds for discrimination in the state, not to accept a...
  • Transgender Kindergarten Lesson has Rocklin Parents Split

    09/14/2017 4:49:09 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 34 replies
    FOX40 ^ | 08/16/2017 | Joe Khalil
    How young is too young to introduce a child to the concept of gender identity? That is a question the Rocklin Academy Schools district tried to handle after a young student revealed herself as transgender. Some parents applauded the district's efforts while others questioned whether it was handled properly. Ankur Dhawan's 5-year-old daughter was in the classroom that day. She came home and talked about what she learned. "She said, 'Well, we learned about a girl in a boy's body,'" Dhawan said. "This turned out to be a fairly decent way of introducing a topic that I wouldn't otherwise know...