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  • Virginia facing high unexpected Medicaid costs

    11/06/2018 4:33:08 PM PST · by spintreebob · 20 replies
    WAPO AP ^ | 11-2-18 | Alan Suderman | AP
    Virginia is facing a huge bill for unexpected Medicaid costs that hamper proposed new spending on things like school improvements or tax breaks for the poor. State officials said Friday that Virginia has about $460 million in unforeseen Medicaid costs. The new costs, first reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, are unrelated to Virginia’s recent decision to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act. Instead, Secretary of Finance Aubrey Layne said much of the new costs stem from faulty forecasts overestimating the benefits of having private health insurers cover a greater number of some of the state’s...
  • Pittsburgh School Board refuses to arm police on campus

    10/27/2018 1:31:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 27, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    This turned out to be a particularly oddly timed story to come across after the Synagogue shooting this morning. Someone should probably have a word with the parents and teachers in the Pittsburgh Public School system. At a recent meeting of the school board, a measure was brought up for a vote which sounds as if it should be a no-brainer except for the fact that it hadn’t been done long ago. Should the police who patrol on school campuses be armed? That was the question before the board. And they shot it down (pun intended) by a margin of...
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools board opposes Chick-fil-A as Pittsburgh marathon sponsor

    10/25/2018 9:31:19 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 31 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | Oct. 25, 2018 | Jamie Martines
    The Pittsburgh Public Schools board of directors voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a resolution opposing Chick-fil-A as the new corporate sponsor for the Pittsburgh Kids Marathon and Kids of Steel program. The resolution prohibits official participation by any district employee, as well as the promotion of the Kids Marathon and Kids of Steel programs at schools by district employees. “The family-owned, privately held restaurant company has expressed views contrary to and in conflict with the district’s non-discrimination policies,” the school board resolution said. Marathon organizers Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. in late September announced a three-year title partnership with Chick-fil-A,...
  • Proposed ‘Students’ BILL OF RIGHTS’ Leans Heavy On Gun Control Measures

    10/22/2018 11:47:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 22, 2018 | Chris Eger
    A planned Student Gun Violence Summit held in Washington, D.C. over the weekend has generated a proposal geared towards extensive gun control ideas. The summit was designed to merge existing plans to reduce gun violence and merge them into a single “Students’ Bill of Rights,” after a weekend conference. The group, a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt social welfare organization, was formed by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Melissa Falkowski, along with Jami Amo, a survivor of the Columbine shooting; and Abbey Clements, a teacher from Sandy Hook Elementary School. The summit was sponsored with the assistance of several national gun control...
  • Police find body of teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with student

    10/19/2018 6:06:23 AM PDT · by gasport · 23 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | 10/18/18
    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Gwinnett County police confirmed late Wednesday evening that they had found the body of a missing DeKalb County teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. ... According to the incident report, the victim was a 12-year-old boy.
  • Amid racial tensions, Penn Hills girls volleyball team to skip Connellsville game (gun snowflakes)

    10/17/2018 2:50:20 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 16 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | 10/17/2018 | Dillon Carr
    The Penn Hills girls volleyball team will skip its volleyball game in Connellsville tonight amid a controversy between the two school districts involving accusations of racism and insensitivity. “The Penn Hills Girls Volleyball Team will not be traveling to Connellsville to play volleyball in a make up game scheduled for this evening,” Coach Jay Mitlo wrote in a blog post . “… and here’s why. It won’t be about fun, sports, or even America for that matter. It’s about racism, intimidation, and lack of respect. I’m not supporting those things. “ Mitlo said the decision to skip the game came...
  • School board votes to take guns away from monitors (NY)

    10/16/2018 1:49:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 15, 2018 | Chris Eger
    Armed for decades, the grounds monitors of a New York school district will no longer be allowed to have access to firearms. The Saratoga Springs City School District Board voted last week 5-4 to disarm the group of school security employees, many of whom are former police officers, with the majority siding with advocates who argued firearms did not belong on campus. “I want to stress,” said Superintendent Michael Patton, “that this vote does not imply that we don’t value or support a safe learning environment.” The push to disarm the monitors was backed by Saratogians for Gun Safety, a...
  • Ont. teacher charged with sexual assault of 10-year-old student

    10/11/2018 6:57:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    CTV News ^ | Oct. 11, 2018
    An elementary school teacher in Ontario has been charged with the sexual assault of a 10-year-old student. Durham region police say Krystal Wilson, 31, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference involving a 10-year-old male student. Wilson is currently a teacher at nearby Roland Michner Public School and might be known to students as Krystal Clunis.
  • Seattle preschool teacher's profane speech calls for murder at approx 1:50 into video linked

    02/05/2017 1:47:17 PM PST · by MaggieMay · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb 4,2017 | Jordan Gass-Poore
    Seattle preschool teacher's profane speech at anti-Trump rally;calls for murder at approx 1:50 into video 'We need to start killing people. First off, we need to start killing the White House', 'The White House must die. The White House, your f***ing White House, your f***ing presidents, they must go! F*** the White House':Preschool teacher is caught on camera spewing obscenities to Anti-Trump demonstrators  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4191860/Seattle-teacher-s-profane-speech-calls-murder.html#ixzz4XqXtyCjg
  • GOP lawmaker reports 'threatening' Twitter messages to police

    10/05/2018 8:17:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/05/18 | JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    Rep. Mark Walker's (R-N.C.) office said this week that it reported Twitter messages from a supporter of his Democratic opponent to Capitol Police to investigate. Staff for Walker, the chairman of the powerful Republican Study Committee, said they asked for Capitol Police to investigate after the North Carolina Republican’s campaign received continuous threatening messages from a supporter of his Democratic opponent. The person behind the tweets – which included the "bomb" emoji and an attempt to track down information about the congressman’s daughter’s school and whether it was public or private – was identified as Andrew Cabaccang, a Montana-based man...
  • Gender: New Jersey Parents Last To Know

    10/04/2018 12:47:00 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 1, 2018 | Accuracy in Academia
    The state of New Jersey has a new regulation in its Department of Education: a provision that prevents schools from informing parents of their child's preferred gender and gender pronouns. New Jersey became the eleventh state to have a specific gender provision in its state regulations, per NorthJersey.com. The local newspaper claimed that the rules are "intended to promote a safe and successful learning environment for [children]." The regulation, which was signed into law by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, says that gender identity decisions reside with the student, not the parents, despite the fact that students are children...
  • French Class As the Perfect Way to Teach Everything

    09/27/2018 6:36:00 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sept 10, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    There is one constant throughout the past 100 years. Professors of education came up with ever more exotic schemes and nomenclatures for how education should be organized, even as these schemes confused students and destroyed achievement. Each scheme had a catchy name (Open Classroom, Life Adjustment, Multiculturalism, Constructivism, Common Core) and a phalanx of resistance-is-futile jargon. Somehow the proposals didn’t translate into gains. One might cynically conclude that the jargon was a goal in itself (to get a grant, to build a career, to impress ordinary citizens). You may even suspect that the larger purpose of all these schemes is...
  • California Schools Pushing Racist, LGBT, SJW Agenda on Children

    09/27/2018 12:01:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/27/18 | Katy Grimes
    Today's lesson plans are written by Social Justice Warriors and LGBT activists. California public schools aren’t your grandfather’s schools any longer. Today’s lesson plans are written by Social Justice Warriors and LGBT activists. Examples of what’s being taught: The Santa Barbara Unified School District adopted curriculum from the Institute for Equity in Education, a project of JUST Communities:
  • Teacher Claims She Was Fired Over ‘No Zero’ Grading Policy

    09/27/2018 8:25:05 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 3 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 09/26/18 | SIMON VEAZEY
    An eighth-grade teacher claims that she was fired after refusing to adhere to a school policy that banned marks lower than 50 percent, even when students handed in no work. Diane Tirado left her students a message on the whiteboard on Sept. 14, her last day teaching history at a school in Port St. Lucia, Florida: “Bye Kids, Mrs. Tirado loves you and wishes you the best in life! I have been fired for refusing to give you a 50% for not handing anything in. (love) Mrs. Tirado”
  • Montclair School District Rolls Out 'All-Gender Restrooms' (New Jersey)

    09/13/2018 5:48:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Patch ^ | Sept. 12, 2018 | Eric Kiefer
    MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Public School District is rolling out a new initiative this year: "all-gender restrooms" in each building. Superintendent Kendra Johnson alerted local parents and guardians about the restroom changes as part of a "Welcome Back" letter sent at the beginning of the school year. According to Johnson, 2018-19 will be the first year that the district has at least one "all-gender" restroom in each school building.
  • Foundation for Moral Law Sends Memorandum to Schools on Prayer at Football Games

    09/06/2018 7:03:51 PM PDT · by Coleus
    Christian Newswire ^ | 09.05.18 | John Eidsmoe
    Contact: John Eidsmoe, Foundation for Moral Law, 334-262-1245, info@morallaw.org     MONTGOMERY, Ala., Sept. 5, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Prayer at public school football games, including over the school loudspeaker, does not violate the Constitution if it is a student message and not the school's, according to the Foundation for Moral Law which last Friday sent a memorandum on the subject to all Alabama school superintendents. The Memorandum on Student Religious Speech at Athletic Events countered letters sent by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation ("FFRF") to several Alabama public schools claiming that prayer at school athletic events is unconstitutional...
  • Is the Queer Reckoning upon Us?

    09/06/2018 1:23:18 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 6, 2018 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Over the last ten years, the LGBT movement created a brotherhood out of its victims...people who lost their jobs, families, public reputation, homes, or incomes because they chose not to submit to the LGBT agenda. ...One, a doctor, faced the ultimate choice when gays in his hospital filed charges against him for warning patients about the dangers of anal sodomy. He lost all his medical appointments... ...A nurse found herself hauled before a disciplinary board for distributing health pamphlets critical of the LGBT push for same-sex restrooms... ..An English professor received notification that an adviser to the gay students' group,...
  • Proposal to arm Santa Fe Public Schools guards fails (New Mexico)

    09/05/2018 10:42:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | September 4, 2018 | Robert Nott
    Santa Fe school board President Steven Carrillo made an unsuccessful final attempt to win approval for the idea of hiring armed officers for the district’s two high schools this school year. During Tuesday’s board meeting, he couldn’t even sway the other four members to support the idea of holding a special study session to discuss the issue, let alone get them to agree to commit to hiring such guards, commonly known as school resource officers or SROs, with the goal of better protecting students against shooters on campus. “I’m not ready to entertain SROs,” board member Maureen Cashmon told Carrillo....
  • Reason #1,725: Why Government-Run Schools Make Me Sick

    08/31/2018 2:06:59 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 9 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | August 29, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    Students at an Ohio middle school were asked to decide who they would leave behind if the world was about to end, using age, religion and other descriptions as markers for their decisions. The assignment sparked widespread uproar. “Whom to Leave Behind” asked students at Roberts Middle School in Cuyahoga Falls to choose eight out of 12 people to put into a space ship and take to a different planet because the world was ending, according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Choices included a homosexual pro athlete, a militant African-American medical student and a female movie star who was a victim...
  • Tag, kickball, Red Rover, musical chairs: Games deemed 'inappropriate' by Alabama school board

    08/29/2018 6:29:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 103 replies
    www.al.com ^ | Posted August 29, 2018 at 05:38 AM | Updated August 29, 2018 at 05:56 AM | By Leada Gore
    No Red Rover? Physical education teachers in Alabama should avoid such recess staples as tag, dodgeball and Duck, Duck Goose due to the games' lack of physical stimulation and high chance of embarrassment for students, according to a guidance document from the Alabama State Department of Education. AUM share sets off social media debate The documented, first posted two-years ago but updated this week, was shared Tuesday by the Auburn University at Montgomery Physical Education Program and quickly spread on social media. The document has since been removed from the ALSDE website, however, much of it remains in the Alabama...