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  • 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...
  • Teacher Melts Down, Disrupts, Curses, Quits, Walks — And Files To Get Job Back

    02/23/2017 1:43:05 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 40 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/21/2017 | Derek Draplin
    An Ionia Public Schools teacher declared she was quitting after having an emotional meltdown in front of her second-grade students. She then abruptly walked out of the school, according to documents obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request. But after the school accepted the verbal notice as a resignation, the teacher claimed she did not formally quit, causing a monthslong battle over her employment status. Anne Purdun, a second-grade teacher at Emerson Elementary, yelled profanities in her classroom while students were present on April 20, 2016, according to charges filed by the school for a tenure proceeding, obtained through...
  • Florida teacher gets ‘reassigned’ for making pro-Trump Facebook status praising deportation

    02/22/2017 8:06:55 AM PST · by Basket_of_Deplorables · 17 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | February 20, 2017 | Carmine Sabia
    A Florida teacher has been reassigned after she wrote a Facebook status supporting President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Veronica Fleming was removed from her role as a computer lab teacher and assigned to administrative duties after she wrote that “glad about massive deportation” because it means there will be “less mouths to feed.” The principal at Parkside Elementary School, where Fleming works and where the students are 96 percent minorities, learned about her writing after parents called the school to complain, according to NBC 2. NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida The matter was given...
  • Teacher ‘Reassigned’ After Praising Trump Action On Immigration

    02/21/2017 6:04:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    EAG News ^ | 02/21/17 | VICTOR SKINNER
    NAPLES, Fla. – An elementary school teacher in Collier County, Florida was reassigned to administrative duties over a Facebook post during the “Day Without Immigrants” protest last Thursday.   Parkside Elementary School computer lab instructor Veronica Fleming linked to a Chicago Tribune story about the nationwide protest and offered her take on the situation.   “The funny part about immigrants staying home is the rest of us who pay for them are here at work like we’ve always been. Looks like less mouths to feed today. Have fun while you still can. So glad to hear about massive deportation....
  • 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.”
  • Tennessee substitute teacher: 'The only good Trump supporter is a dead Trump supporter'

    02/09/2017 6:27:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    WZTV ^ | 2/9/17 | Kaylin Searles
    Rutherford County Schools said a substitute teacher will no longer be working in the school district after he was accused of posting “inappropriate, threatening” comments on social media regarding President Donald Trump.Rutherford County Schools received several messages about David Colin on Wednesday. Colin is accused of posting on Facebook, “the only good Trump supporter is a dead Trump supporter,” on Facebook Nov. 9 at 9:29 a.m.Colin is not employed by RCS, but is contracted through PESG. The schools said Colin is no longer permitted to work in the district. The school district has notified PESG about Colin. The contractor indicted...
  • Middle school teacher with history of instigating violence plays key role in Berkeley riot

    02/02/2017 4:22:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    EAG News ^ | 2/2/17 | Victor Skinner
    A Berkeley middle school teacher who was accused of instigating a violent clash with neo-Nazis in Sacramento this summer is back at it, recorded in a deranged rant at a Berkeley protest against Milo Yiannopoulos shortly before violence erupted Wednesday. Yvette Felarca, a social studies teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, attended a protest against Yiannopoulos’ scheduled speech at the University of California Berkeley Wednesday, when she spoke out against the Breitbart senior editor’s controversial views and called on protesters to prevent him from speaking “by any means necessary.” In a video posted to YouTube on Thursday, Felarca...
  • High school teacher play acts assassination of Trump in class

    01/26/2017 9:58:26 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Trump Derangement Syndrome Trump Derangement Syndrome doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Exhibit A is Payal Modi who identifies herself in social media as a “High School Art Educator, Designer, and Foster Mommy” in Dallas, Texas.
  • Dallas High School Teacher Posts Video "Shooting" Trump With Squirt Gun In Classroom

    01/26/2017 6:19:28 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 79 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 01/25/17 | Christine Rousselle
    A high school art teacher in Dallas posted an Instagram video of herself "shooting" an image of Donald Trump with a squirt gun and screaming "die" during Friday's inauguration. A copy of the video went viral on Twitter before the original source was identified.   The teacher has since deleted the video, but here's a copy:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp1A3VB6Fg8    
  • VIDEO: Public School Teacher Fires Water Pistol At Projection of Trump, Screams "Die!"

    01/25/2017 4:12:41 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 68 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | January 25, 2017
    A video shows an unidentified public school teacher firing a water pistol at an an image of President Donald J. Trump projected onto the classroom whiteboard. The video was apparently taken during President Trump's inauguration, but was not posted to Twitter and YouTube until this evening. As President Trump takes the stage, the teacher lunges towards the whiteboard and repeatedly fires the water pistol while screaming "DIE." She then begins whimpering and fires the pistol several more times. Students can be heard in the background saying "Hit him" as she fires at the projection of Trump. You can view the...
  • Catholic nun banned from wearing habit in classroom due to Nebraska state law

    01/18/2017 7:36:28 PM PST · by Coleus · 38 replies
    The law was passed in 1919 under pressure from the Ku Klux KlanA nun in Nebraska who teaches in a secondary school has been told that she is not allowed to wear her habit in the classroom.  37-year-old, Sister Madeleine Miller, was shocked to learn that, under a little-known law nearly a century old, habits were banned.  The vaguely worded ban prohibits teachers from wearing any sort of religious clothing, from burqas to yarmulkes.  “I could have been arrested, jailed, fined or had my license taken away if I had tried to teach,” Miller said on Tuesday.Now, state lawmakers are...
  • Catholic Public School Teacher Forced to Facilitate Planned Parenthood Program

    12/30/2016 6:54:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    life news ^ | 12.28.16
    We recently received a disappointing ruling in the case of Bill Diss, a Portland, Oregon public school teacher who was fired after he objected to facilitating a Planned Parenthood sex education program in his classroom. The judge granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment, which means the case cannot go before a jury. Life Legal is appealing the decision.Bill Diss became “enemy number one” with his local Planned Parenthood affiliate when he led opposition to a new PP mega-facility in downtown Portland.When Planned Parenthood employees wanted to come into Diss’ classroom to recruit students for their “Teen Outreach Program,” or...
  • The Goodness Of Goggles Gordon

    11/25/2016 11:16:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/16 | Jimmy Reed
    Awarded several medals for bravery, along with a Purple Heart, for a severe leg wound he’d received as he and fellow marines fought in the jungles of Iwo Jima, When our new geometry teacher entered the classroom, we high school seniors almost laughed out loud. Well over six feet tall, Mr. Gordon was skeleton skinny, his clothes hung on him like a suit on a scarecrow, he walked with a wobbly limp, and the meek expression on his thin, bony face, along with his subdued, kindly tone of voice, convinced us he was a wimp. How wrong we were. To...
  • Fired as a teacher for political commentary to students and this guy lectures Pence? Oh, hell no...

    11/19/2016 8:52:28 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 8 replies
    Life Experience | 19 November 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    I know a teacher who was fired for political commentary to STUDENTS in a public school setting. And this guy Dixon believes he has the right to lecture a VP-elect, or President, for that matter? Oh, hell no... this can not be allowed to stand. You can NOT have your cake and eat it too. If someone would fund this teacher, he would sue every school system that did that to him and use this "Hamilton" case as a precedent to win.
  • [Mountain View, CA] South Bay Teacher Put On Paid Leave After Comparing Trump To Hitler

    11/12/2016 10:07:58 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 44 replies
    KPIX 5 [San Francisco] ^ | November 12, 2016
    MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) — A Mountain View high school teacher was kicked out of his classroom and is now getting threats for comparing President-elect Donald Trump to Hitler. Frank Novarro doesn’t know when he’ll be in front of the classroom again after a history lesson he believes was misunderstood. While some are accusing the history teacher of calling Trump a racist by drawing the comparison, he says that didn’t happen. “Because I think that it is historically factual,” says Novarro.
  • Teacher pushed by protesters at College Park High

    11/11/2016 1:14:03 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    PLEASANT HILL, Calif (KTVU) - We’re told two teachers from College Park High School were involved, one of them punched and shoved. The video is hard to watch. A crowd of people can be seen pushing each other around, and at the center of it all is a teacher and a student fighting. Top 7 Reasons to Get Your Glasses OnlineGlassesUSA.com These Sisters-in-Law Saw Something Missing From Women's FashionVeronica Beard Both the teacher and the student have their arms around each other’s neck. Witnesses can be heard screaming, yelling “stop". Teacher pushed by protesters at College Park High Then, you...
  • Flag-stomping teacher has no regrets, wants student punished

    09/21/2016 8:55:03 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    The teacher who desecrated the American flag inside a North Carolina classroom told me he has no regrets and wants the student who photographed him to be punished. Lee Francis, a first year history teacher at Massey Hill Classical High School in Fayetteville, has been placed on administrative leave while the school district investigates the incident.
  • Michigan Teacher Pay the Highest in the Nation When Adjusted for Cost of Living

    08/29/2016 5:59:05 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/25/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A recent study by an Oklahoma think tank found that teachers’ salaries in Michigan are the highest in the nation when adjusted for the lower cost of living here. When salaries are adjusted to reflect the difference between prices here and the national average, Michigan teachers on average earned the equivalent of $69,888 in the 2015-16 school year. The study was authored by Byron Schlomach of the Oklahoma-based 1889 Institute, a free-market think tank. Schlomach said in an email he used salary data from a National Education Association survey. Michigan’s average teacher salary when unadjusted is $63,878, ranking 10th nationally....
  • Union Contract Delivers Five-Year Salary Freeze for State's Teacher of the Year

    07/18/2016 8:49:32 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/13/2016 | Tom Gantert
    In May, the state Department of Education named Tracy Horodyski as Michigan’s 2016-17 Teacher of the Year. But Horodyski, who has 16 years of classroom experience teaching at Kenowa Hills Public Schools in Kent County, won’t see any salary raise coming from the school district, due to a provision in her union contract. Like all Michigan teachers union contracts, the one at Kenowa Hills bases an individual's salary on just two criteria – the number of educational credentials acquired and years of service. The Kenowa Hills Public Schools teachers contract has 28 seniority-based pay tiers or "steps." There is generally...
  • Teacher suspended over test questions about drugs, guns

    06/01/2016 7:02:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 1, 2016
    The 10-question quiz included questions about prostitution, drugs, drive-by shootings and spray paint graffiti. According to WALA, one of the questions was: Leroy has 2 ounces of cocaine. If he sells an eight ball to Antonio for $320 and 2 grams to Juan for $85 per gram, what is the street value of the rest of his hold?" It was similar to a math quiz that's been on the internet for years with questions about gangs.
  • Teacher turns herself in after allegedly getting pregnant by 13-year-old

    06/01/2016 6:21:49 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 110 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 1, 2016
    A 24-year-old middle school teacher accused of having a months-long affair with a 13-year-old student — who got her pregnant — turned herself in Wednesday afternoon. Alexandria Vera was booked on charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child and released on $100,000 bail — a day after Houston police issued a warrant for the raven-haired English teacher’s arrest. She met — and fell in love with — the boy last summer at Stovall Middle School in Houston, according to court documents obtained by ABC
  • Arrest warrant issued for Aldine ISD teacher accused of sexual relationship with 13-year-old student

    06/01/2016 7:26:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Click 2 Houston ^ | June 1, 2016 | Keith Garvin
    An arrest warrant has been issued for a teacher in the Aldine Independent School District who is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student. Prosecutors said Alexandria Vera had a sexual relationship with one of her students and also got pregnant by the eighth-grader.
  • Teacher thrown out of school for ordering kids books

    05/16/2016 8:40:54 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | Carl Campanile
    In the manner of Ed Driscoll ... Shot: Friedman, 61, paid for the books out of his own pocket — about $220 with shipping — then sold them to students for $2 apiece to recoup most of the expenses. Chaser: He noted that students spent $6 for “Hamlet” at the school bookstore, triple what he asked to recoup his layout for “Frankenstein.” Hangover: Friedman said the action by Midwood’s administrators was retaliation for his filing unfair-labor charges against the school in March of last year. He said he filed the charges to protest a new “dumbed down” curriculum and unfair...
  • Cumberland Schools investigating after photo circulates of teacher lying on cot (NC)

    04/27/2016 2:07:35 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 33 replies
    WRAL ^ | 4/27/2016 | uncredited
    Fayetteville, N.C. — Cumberland County Schools says it’s investigating after video surfaced on social media showing a teacher at Terry Sanford High School lying down on a cot while students sat nearby.[snip]The teacher, Nicole Montunnas, told officials she was feeling ill, Till said. Click through for the video or it is apparently at https://twitter.com/OgKeyy/status/724983591642513409
  • Newtown teacher arrested at school accused of having a gun

    04/06/2016 5:57:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 | Sarah Jorgensen
    A teacher in the Connecticut town that was site of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history was arrested Wednesday after police say he brought a gun onto school grounds. Jason M. Adams, a teacher at Newtown Middle School, was carrying a concealed firearm for which he had a permit, Newtown police said. He was stopped inside the school by security personnel Wednesday before 9 a.m., the Newtown Public School District and police said.
  • A Teacher’s First Encounter with Gay Activism

    03/30/2016 3:56:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 30, 2016 | TOM MCLAUGHLIN
    Homosexuality became an issue early in my teaching career with the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, which coincided with my return to the classroom from an administrative position in 1979. The outbreak was a major news story and I covered it in the current events portion of my classes. We had only one nurse for six schools in our Fryeburg, Maine district and she asked if she could come into my social studies classes so we could teach sex education together. She believed my presence would make it easier on the boys. She was a conservative, Catholic woman and...
  • Minnesota Teacher Suspended For Bashing Crossdressing, Welfare

    03/28/2016 3:05:18 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    An intern principal in St. Paul, Minn., has been placed on leave after activists complained about allegedly offensive remarks he made on Facebook. Brian White Jr., an intern principal at John A. Johnson Elementary School, was suspended by St. Paul School District for criticizing crossdressing and making various posts criticizing welfare and indicating support for traditional male and female gender roles. The comments were all made on White’s Facebook page, which is public.
  • High school Teacher Shops for Lingerie in Class

    03/16/2016 5:24:20 PM PDT · by seantruet · 9 replies
    albasun ^ | 17/03/2016 | seantruet
    A San Diego-area high school teacher has been suspended after a student recorded video of him browsing images of lingerie during class.
  • Teachers unions back bill allowing adult males to shower with young girls in Massachusetts

    03/15/2016 10:33:39 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 79 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/14/16 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, March 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - A bill that would allow adult biological males to shower or change alongside young girls has earned the endorsement of two prominent teachers unions in Massachusetts. State legislators are considering a bill that would specifically open all public restrooms, shower facilities, and locker rooms to transgender people. "An Act Relative to Gender Identity and Non-Discrimination" (H.B. 1577) would add "gender identity" to the state's protected classes able to access all public facilities, such as private changing areas. Lawmakers specifically exempted "lawfully sex-segregated facilities" when it passed a 2011 ordinance granting transgender people protected legal...
  • 11 things you need to know about Chicago teacher pensions

    03/05/2016 7:23:14 PM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | March 1, 2016 | Ted Dabrowski
    Pension holidays, steep increases in teachers' salaries, and lopsided ratios of teacher contributions to pension payouts have caused the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund’s unfunded liabilities to shoot up to $9 billion in 2015. The Chicago Teachers Union, or CTU, has threatened to strike as early as April 1 over the issue of teacher pension “pickups,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Negotiations over a new contract to replace the 2012 contract that expired in June 2015 stalled after CTU rejected the most recent offer from Chicago Public Schools, or CPS, in February. In exchange for pay increases and a moratorium on...
  • High School Cheerleading Coach Traumatized Male Student With Sex, Cops Say

    03/03/2016 10:11:42 AM PST · by the_individual2014 · 86 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9:22 AM 03/03/2016 | Eric Owens
    A small-town Alabama high school cheerleading coach was arrested on Tuesday on charges that she had a sexual relationship with a male student. The teacher is Katherine Nelson, reports The Birmingham News. Nelson, 29, is an English teacher at Brookwood High School in Brookwood, Ala. (pop: 1,828), just east of Tuscaloosa. She also coaches cheerleading and golf, and directs musical theater. The charge against the married teacher is engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19 (while also a school employee). Investigators say the sex occurred back during the 2012-2013 school year. The age of...
  • Chism sentenced to life in prison with eligibility of parole for teacher's murder

    02/26/2016 12:00:49 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 37 replies
    Salem News ^ | 2/26/16 | Salem News
    SALEM MA— A Salem Superior Court judge has sentenced Philip Chism to life in prison with eligibility of parole after 25 years in the murder of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer. Chism, however, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for each rape and robbery count. This means Chism, 17, won't be able to seek parole until he is 54 years old. Prosecutors wanted Chism to spend at least 50 years in prison for Ritzer’s rape, robbery and murder before he is eligible to seek parole. His attorneys wanted Salem Superior Court Judge David Lowy to impose a sentence...
  • Elementary School Volunteer Admits To Making Child Porn (Maryland)

    02/10/2016 6:11:26 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | February 9, 2016 | Linh Bui
    A volunteer teacher’s assistant at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School in Glenarden, police say 22-year-old Deonte Carraway used his position to prey on children. “We believe that Carraway targeted his young victims and videotaped vile sexual acts between minors during the school day on school grounds,” said an official. Carraway faces 10 counts of felony child pornography, among other charges.
  • Oklahoma school sign warns that teacher may be armed

    02/05/2016 10:51:02 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 6 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 5, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    As parents dropped off their children at schools in Okay, Oklahoma this week, they were greeted by signs warning them that the staff may be armed. Certain staffers are now legally able to carry guns in Oklahoma public schools, thanks to the passing of the Special Reserve School Resource Officer Act in May. One sign reads: 'ATTENTION: Please be aware that certain staff members at Okay Public Schools can be legally armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.' School officials in Okay say they decided to put up signs advertising that new right in hopes...
  • At 102, Nation’s Oldest Working Teacher Has No Plans To Retire

    01/16/2016 7:55:09 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT
    cbslocal ^ | 14 Jan 2016
    Teachers and students at one New Jersey school said they hit the jackpot with one of their teachers who’s been with the school for more than 20 years. “I think you have to take care of yourself and be happy,” said Zhelesnik. “I had a good life, a good life.” Zhelesnik, who has no plans to retire any time soon, said another part of her secret to longevity is good food.
  • TRANSPARENCY TESTED: Jeffco Recall Effort Violated Campaign Finance Laws ( Colorado )

    12/18/2015 8:17:08 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | December 18, 2015
    The backers of the Jeffco recall effort (read: Teachers Union) campaigned on the lie that the Jeffco School Board was lacking in transparency. That is why yesterday's ruling that Jeffco United, the nonprofit engaged in the recall effort, violated campaign finance laws is so, so delicious. The organization made a $90,000 donation to the recall effort without disclosing its donors. According to an administrative law judge, that is verboten. Its punishment is not so simple. The organization must pay $1,000, register as a political committee, and (here is the delightful part) disclose its donors. While nonprofits are not typically required...
  • Bottineau teacher, a Concordia graduate, charged with sex offense involving a minor

    12/16/2015 4:08:50 AM PST · by nodakkid · 53 replies
    BOTTINEAU, N.D. - A 24-year-old Bottineau Public Schools science teacher has been charged with a sex-related crime involving a minor. Marissa Ashley Deslauriers was charged Tuesday with one count of corruption or solicitation of a minor, a Class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison, in Bottineau County District Court.The Bottineau woman had an initial court hearing Tuesday morning, where District Judge Michael Sturdevant set her bond at $10,000. Her district's website profile says she has bachelor's degree in biology and minor in chemistry from Concordia College. Additional information, including whether the minor was Deslauriers’ student, was...
  • Teacher accused of having sex with student pregnant, friends say [ Florida]

    12/02/2015 9:57:50 AM PST · by george76 · 67 replies
    News4Jax ^ | November 26, 2015
    St. Augustine High teacher charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor. - A St. Johns County teacher who was arrested late Wednesday afternoon after being accused of having sex with a student is married and is expecting her first child, according to her old classmates and friends. The St. Johns County Sheriffs Office said Virginia Houston Hinckley, who lives in Jacksonville, turned herself in Wednesday at the Nassau County Sheriffs Office, after learning a warrant for her arrest was issued. The 26-year old St. Augustine High School teacher is charged with having unlawful sexual activity with a minor which...
  • A 7th Grader Wouldn’t Back Down When Her Teacher Told Her to Deny God. Then Came the Backlash.

    11/29/2015 11:13:35 AM PST · by amorphous · 97 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 28 Nov 2015 | Jed Smith
    A Texas girl spoke out after her teacher alleged made her say "God is a myth," has experienced fallout for standing up for herself and her beliefs. Twelve-year-old Jordan Wooley says she has been bullied and told to kill herself following media coverage of her story. It started when Wooley's teacher assigned a quiz at Katy, Texas's West Memorial Junior High School asking students to label statements as "fact, assertion, or opinion." Statements included "America is the most free country on Earth," and "there is a God." Jordan labeled the latter as "fact,' and her teacher told her to mark...
  • Principal ‘fixes’ failing grades behind teachers’ backs: staff ( NYC )

    11/29/2015 7:25:53 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The NY Post ^ | November 29, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    The principal of DeWitt Clinton HS, a struggling Bronx school in Mayor de Blasio's multimillion-dollar Renewal program, changed students failing grades to passing without teachers knowledge or consent, insiders told The Post. In one case, Santiago Taveras gave a senior who received a "no show" in a global-history class a 75 and changed her failing 55 grade in gym to a minimum passing 65, records show. She then got a credit for each class, which she did not deserve, several staffers charged. He thinks he is God and can do whatever he wants. ... Taveras changed a students failing 55...
  • Video shows the moment Dallas high school teacher is attacked by 16-year-old female student...

    11/23/2015 4:02:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/15 | Evan Bleier
    Video shows the moment Dallas high school teacher is attacked by 16-year-old female student she corrected during presentation A Texas teacher suffered minor injuries when she was attacked in her classroom by a 16-year-old after she corrected the female student while she was giving a presentation at Skyline High School. The Dallas Independent School District has not named the student or the teacher, but a video that was taken of the incident was posted on Twitter on November 19. The tweet was captioned: 'Skyline going down the drain so fast bro.'
  • students attack teacher in public school

    11/01/2015 6:27:52 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 79 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/01/15
    Absolutely disgusting video! This is the end result of liberal policy in our schools throughout the years... Liberalism IS a mental disorder. **Warning** Do not watch if you have high blood pressure.
  • Alabama Teacher of the Year who left Mountain Brook for Birmingham is resigning (Not qualified)

    10/30/2015 6:46:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Alabama Media Group. ^ | October 29, 2015 | Adam Ganucheau
    Ann Marie Corgill, 2015 National Teacher of the Year finalist and 2014-2015 Alabama Teacher of the Year, has submitted a letter of resignation to Birmingham City Schools. Corgill, a fifth-grade teacher at Oliver Elementary School, moved to the Birmingham school district after teaching at Cherokee Bend Elementary School for three years - a move widely considered a step in the right direction for the Birmingham City Schools. But in the letter obtained by AL.com, she cited confusion about her certification after Birmingham and Alabama Department of Education officials recently informed her she was not qualified to teach fifth grade. "After...
  • Seventh Grader Reports Teacher Instructed Class God Is a Myth

    10/28/2015 6:12:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/27/15 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A seventh grade student in Katy, Texas says that her reading teacher instructed her class that God is a “myth” and that any student who says God is a “fact” or an “opinion” is wrong. Jordan Wooley, a straight-A student at the West Memorial Junior High School–part of the Katy Independent School District (ISD)-said she and her classmates were told by their reading teacher that God is not real and that answers to the contrary would warrant their grades being docked. According to a report in Covering Katy, Jordan and her class were administered a test on the existence of...