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  • Substitute teacher, 24, accused of sex in two counties with 17-year-old boy student

    06/26/2017 6:25:30 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 105 replies
    A former substitute teacher in southwestern Missouri was arrested Sunday and charged in connection with alleged sexual contact with one of her students. Loryn Barclay, 24, faces charges in two counties as a result of the alleged relationship with the 17-year-old boy while she worked as a substitute teacher at Monett High School. According to court documents, a Monett City Police Officer Jay Jastal, who works at the high school, was tipped off about the relationship in April. The officer said the student confirmed the relationship with Barclay on May 3. The following day, Barclay admitted having "an inappropriate relationship"...
  • Secret Teacher: my school is an echo-chamber for leftwing views

    06/24/2017 2:58:14 PM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06-24-2017 | Anonymous
    I teach in a mixed comprehensive in a constituency where on 8 June over two-thirds voted Labour, where an overwhelming majority voted Labour in the most recent mayoral vote, and where Labour has been the largest party on the local council for decades. A large majority of staff at our school vote Labour. As a Labour supporter, this thrills me; as a teacher, it makes me question whether my school is doing enough to help our students appreciate other viewpoints. As teachers, we are bound by the 1996 Education Act to present different political beliefs impartially and to not promote...
  • Chicago Public Schools borrow $275 million at sky-high interest rate

    06/20/2017 7:22:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Sun-Times ^ | 06/19/2017 | Lauren FitzPatrick and Fran Spielman
    The Chicago Public Schools will pay 6.39 percent — an extraordinary interest rate by short-term lending standards — to borrow $275 million it needs to make a mandatory payment for retiree pensions before a June 30 deadline. That’s more than four times the interest rate a typical government would pay on the same borrowing deal ... It’s yet another sign of the dire financial condition of the nation’s third-largest public school system, which for months has had a “junk” credit rating from Wall Street financial institutions. CPS officials secured the $275 million on Monday from J.P. Morgan. It’s the final...
  • Muslim Teacher Trolls District President then Petitions to get her Fired

    06/18/2017 5:21:38 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 8 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 6/18/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    A twitter exchange between an Arizona high school teacher and the president of the school district ended with the president calling him and “anti-American Trump hating troll” and the teacher filing a Change.org petition to get her fired. The exchange started when Barry Goldwater High School teacher Aude Odeh, a Palestinian Muslim, responded to a tweet by Deer Valley Unified School board president Kim Fisher in which she regarded an article about President Trump as deceptive on her personal twitter page.
  • Female Math Teacher Offered 'After-School Tutoring'

    06/11/2017 10:07:24 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 128 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 10 June 2017 | Justen Charters
    A North Carolina woman is in hot water after an investigation revealed that she had sex with three male students. Twenty-five-year-old Erin McAuliffe, a math teacher at Rocky Mount Preparatory School, was fired on May 8 following tips from administrators that she might be engaged in sexual misconduct with students
  • Ben Franklin students confront racial slur by teacher

    05/04/2017 5:14:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/4/17 | Danielle Dreilinger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Students at Louisiana's top public high school rushed to respond after a teacher used a racial epithet in class Thursday (May 4). Ben Franklin High Principal Patrick Widhalm confirmed the authenticity of several videos that students posted on social media. In them, a white teacher told a black student it was OK for the teacher to use what is universally considered the most offensive slur against African-Americans. The teacher is a permanent substitute and was not on campus as of 3:30 p.m., Widhalm said. The school is investigating, which will take several days, and will take appropriate action, he said....
  • NORTH CAROLINA MOM ACCUSED OF THROWING LIGHTER FLUID ON TEACHER

    04/27/2017 5:13:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 4/27/17
    DURHAM, North Carolina -- A Durham woman was arrested after throwing lighter fluid on her son's Eno Valley Elementary School kindergarten teacher and threatening to burn the building down, according to an arrest warrant. Durham police said that teacher Megan Jones had arranged a parent-teacher conference with Shequella Sheala Leonard, who became irate at accusations of her son's behavior. About five minutes into the meeting, the school principal told Leonard that she needed to leave the building, and the group, which included Leonard's son, exited into a hallway, police said. Once in the hallway, Jones told police that Leonard pulled...
  • Teacher allegedly forced students to take off their underwear

    04/13/2011 11:56:34 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 24 replies
    News-Democrat ^ | April 13, 2011 | Elizabeth Donald
    COLLINSVILLE -- A special-education teacher has been removed from the classroom after allegedly forcing students to remove their underwear. According to a letter sent to parents earlier this week, the teacher observed feces on the classroom floor at Webster Elementary School on March 30. To determine which student had soiled his pants, the teacher had each child go into a private bathroom stall by himself, remove his underpants, put his clothes back on and exit the stall to show his underpants to the teacher. "The teacher was not present in the bathroom stall and at no time was your child...
  • Teacher filled Cialis scrip before ‘kidnapping’ teen student

    04/21/2017 12:27:17 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    The Tennessee teacher charged with abducting his 15-year-old student skipped town with Cialis pills and went shopping for KY Jelly and chocolate while on the lam for more than a month, according to new court papers. Tad Cummins, 50, filled a prescription for Cialis at a Columbia, Tenn., pharmacy on March 10 — three days before allegedly blowing town with student Elizabeth Thomas, the federal complaint filed Thursday says. His wife, Jill, told investigators that he was prescribed the drug, which treats erectile dysfunction and prolongs sexual performance. Three days later, the pair was spotted at a Walmart in Guymon,...
  • THEY GOT HIM! Tennessee student found safe, teacher arrested in California.

    04/20/2017 1:25:55 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 8 replies
    WBAY ^ | 4/20/17 | Sheila Burke
    15 year old found safe.
  • TEA investigating over 150 improper student-teacher relationships in Texas this school year

    04/17/2017 9:21:48 AM PDT · by bgill · 25 replies
    MySA ^ | April 17, 2017 | Kelsey Bradshaw
    As lawmakers consider a myriad of bills to curb the epidemic of inappropriate student-teacher relationships, the Texas Education Agency has opened over 150 investigations into the issue this school year, according to data obtained by mySA.com. The agency has opened 159 cases so far in the 2016-17 school year, which began in August, said TEA spokeswoman DeEtta Culbertson in an email.
  • Taylor HS softball coach accused of improper relationship with student (TX)

    04/01/2017 8:21:34 AM PDT · by bgill · 11 replies
    CBS Austin ^ | March 31, 2017 | CBS Austin
    A coach for Taylor High School's varsity softball team is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Kendall Lucas, 25, is charged with improper relationship between educator and student, a second degree felony. Police say the female student was 17 years old at the time of the offense.
  • Pregnant cheerleading coach, 27, is accused of having sex with a male student, 15 (tr)

    03/31/2017 10:01:32 AM PDT · by bgill · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 31, 2017 | Daily Mail
    A married middle-school English teacher and cheerleading coach is accused of having sex multiple times with an 15-year-old student and is now pregnant... Harper is now pregnant, but it's unclear from the affidavit whether the boy is the father of the child. 'She's about eight months pregnant, so if we go back in time it's around when that event took place, but she is married, we believe, still. So we're not sure what that leads to,'
  • Teacher accused of having sex with student smiles in mugshot

    03/21/2017 8:03:46 AM PDT · by Puppage · 187 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 03/21/2017 | Puppage
    LOCKHART, TX (WTNH)– A 27-year-old Texas teacher, who is accused of having sex with one of her students, is trending after her smiling mugshot went viral. According to the Mirror, married science teacher, Sarah Fowlkes, was arrested for having an “improper relationship” with a 17-year-old student of Lockhart High School in Lockhart, Texas. The investigation began on March 10th after a tip from officials at the high school. This led detectives to the student who admitted to being in contact physically and by messages with Fowlkes. The Mirror reports that Fowlkes was charged after turning herself into police, just hours...
  • Wife urges ex-teacher to surrender as search continues for man, teen girl

    03/18/2017 1:02:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 116 replies
    cnn ^ | march 18, 2017 | Jamiel Lynch, CNN
    (CNN)A former Tennessee teacher has been added to the state's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list after being charged with aggravated kidnapping in the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl. Authorities say Tad Cummins, 50, kidnapped Elizabeth Thomas, a freshman at the high school where Cummins taught until this week. The girl is in imminent danger, they said.
  • Teacher quits after primary school students threaten to behead her

    03/17/2017 7:40:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 16, 2017 | Staff
    Frightened teachers at a Sydney primary school have revealed students are showing signs of extreme radicalisation at a young age, saying they have been traumatised by threats of beheading and other violent behaviour. Students as young as in Year 5 are making the threats and pressuring peers into reading the Koran at Punchbowl Public School in Sydney's southwest, the Daily Telegraph has reported. Documents given to the newspaper reportedly reveal that at least three staff members have taken stress leave, received counselling and been paid compensation after bullying from Islamic students.
  • Detroit Public Schools Goes Big For Teacher Merit Pay

    03/07/2017 6:49:26 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/2/2017 | Tom Gantert
    While many Michigan school districts have scoffed at merit pay for teachers, the urban school district with the worst academic performance in the nation has taken it seriously. The Detroit public school district has instituted a merit pay system that makes the vast majority of teachers eligible to earn awards, sometimes as much as $5,000. Out of 2,729 Detroit schoolteachers, 96 received awards of $1,000 in 2015-16, according to data from a Freedom of Information Act request. Michigan Capitol Confidential is reviewing the merit pay systems of the largest school districts in the state. Then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed a law...
  • Milwaukee fifth grade teacher accused of having sexual contact with student

    03/06/2017 3:07:10 PM PST · by Az Joe · 43 replies
    WISN News ^ | 3-6-17
    MILWAUKEE —A fifth grade teacher who lives in Milwaukee is accused of having sexual contact with an 11-year-old boy. Katherine Gonzalez is charged with First Degree Child Sexual Assault. Prosecutors said Gonzalez and one of her fifth grade students at Atlas Preparatory Academy had been messaging on Snapchat. They eventually had contact in Gonzalez's car and at her home, according to a criminal complaint.
  • How an 'Ineffective' Teacher Gets Third-Highest Pay Level

    03/01/2017 1:29:06 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/27/2017 | Tom Gantert
    Pennfield Schools had just one teacher rated “ineffective” out of 124 within the Calhoun County district in 2014-15. And that ineffective teacher’s salary of $68,921 was the third-highest salary for a teacher in the district, according to documents received in a Freedom of Information Act request and the state database of teacher salaries. Teachers in Michigan are evaluated and are given one of four ratings. “Ineffective” is the worst rating. That teacher, whose name is being withheld from publication, is a good example of the problems with the union-negotiated one-size-fits-all pay scale that just about every district in the state...
  • State Superintendent Claims First-Year Teachers Make $28K—We Can't Find Them

    02/27/2017 5:44:20 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 20 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/26/2017 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan’s current superintendent of public instruction claimed in a news article that first-year teachers in the state earn $28,000 a year. Superintendent Brian Whiston made his comment in an article in the Feb. 10 edition of MIRS News. If any full-time Michigan public school teacher is paid that amount, it would be an extremely rare instance. There were 540 Michigan public school districts in 2015-16, not counting charter schools. Michigan Capitol Confidential has reviewed hundreds of those districts’ union contracts and has not yet seen a starting salary under $30,000. The Michigan Department of Education didn’t return an email that...