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Black students triggered by cotton centerpiece; U president apologizes — twice

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:18
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb University is embroiled in controversy after the school’s president invited minority students to dinner at his home and they were “highly offended” by the menu and decorations. President Randy Lowry invited several black students to his home last week to discuss their experiences on campus, and the students were greeted with […]

POLL: 1-in-5 college students think violence justified to end ‘hurtful’ words

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:04
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A recent survey of college students reveals many do not fundamentally understand the U.S. Constitution, and they’re willing to use violence to attack free speech they find offensive. University of California at Los Angeles professor John Villasenor in August surveyed 1,500 undergraduate students at four-year universities about their thoughts and understanding of […]

School apologizes after speaker references abortion, sex trafficking in Constitution Day visit

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:01
GRAPEVINE, Texas – A Texas middle school is apologizing to parents after actress Janine Turner distributed materials that included references to abortion and sex trafficking during a presentation about the U.S. Constitution. Turner, a Texas actress known for her roles in “Friday Night Lights” and “Northern Exposure,” visited Eubanks Intermediate School for Constitution Day last […]

NEA, AFT remain silent as states move to ban secret union deals that protect pedophile school employees

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:17
LAS VEGAS – After years of legislative inaction, schools in several states are starting the year with new laws to guard against an epidemic of educators sexually abusing students. The changes are spurred in part by a federal directive that forces states to address major contributing factors, including secret union deals that allow educators accused […]

Des Moines police investigate students for sharing sex video of female classmate

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:08
DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating two Des Moines teenagers for dissemination of pornography for sharing a sex video featuring a female classmate. Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek told The Des Moines Register Thursday that detectives are investigating two teenagers for dissemination of pornographic material, but refused to discuss details of the case. […]

COPS: Ohio mother pulled gun on students in middle school parking lot

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:04
MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio – An Ohio mother faces several criminal charges after police allege she pulled a gun in a school parking lot earlier this month. “On the afternoon of Wednesday, September 6th an allegation was made that a parent had a weapon in her car at dismissal at Milkovich Middle School,” Maple Heights City […]

UC Berkeley demands massive fees for security, rentals to host conservative ‘Free Speech Week’

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 01:12
BERKELEY, Calif. – Officials at the University of California Berkeley want students organizing a Free Speech Week to pay $100,000 in rental fees and security deposits to protect against violent protestors. Berkeley Patriot, a student group planning to host a series of conservative speakers Sept. 24-27, submitted a signed contract to school officials for the […]

Vandals hit WA elementary school with ‘IT’ clown ‘Pennywise,’ anti-Trump graffiti

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:40
TACOMA, Wash. – Tacoma police are investigating anti-Trump graffiti and other messages scrawled in spray paint at an area elementary school over the weekend. The vandalism at Stanley Elementary School included messages like “f*** Trump,” a swastika with a circle and slash through it, as well as a cross, also with a circle and slash, […]

NH high school orders ‘NO use of American flag’ at pep rally

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 18:34
LONDONDERRY, N.H. – The Londonderry school district is backpedaling after a letter to seniors banned students from displaying the American flag during an upcoming pep rally at Londonderry High School. “Mr. Juster and the Pep Rally Team” sent a letter to students on September 10 as a “reminder” of “protocols” for teams participating Londonderry High […]

Report: NYC public school grads spend $63 million on college remedial courses

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:41
NEW YORK – Hundreds of students and parents gathered in front of New York City Hall last week to decry the $63 million “Remediation Tax” they were forced to pay after their public schools failed to prepare them for college. “This ‘Remediation Tax’ affects 21,000 New York City college students who have graduated from city […]

Burlington, VT teachers strike — after rejecting 8 percent raise!

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 15:50
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Teachers in Burlington, Vermont walked out on students this week to protest failed contract negotiations with the Burlington School Board after union officials rejected an offer for an 8 percent raise. Burlington school board chairman Mark Porter, the district’s chief negotiator, told the Burlington Free Press the stalled contract talks centered on […]

BOURNE HYPOCRISY: Matt Damon makes anti-school choice movie — but sends kids to private school!

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:14
BOSTON – Famous movie star Matt Damon continued his crusade against school choice this week with a new documentary about privatization of public schools, despite the fact that his own children attend private school. The Cambridge, Massachusetts native was in Boston on Wednesday for the debut of “Backpack Full of Cash,” a 90-minute film he […]

NY school board member files harassment charges against parent over ‘injury’ — from envelope

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:48
MANLIUS, N.Y. – An upstate New York mother is on trial for second-degree harassment after she handed a school board member a manila envelope, and it allegedly bruised the woman’s wrist. Fayetteville-Manlius school board member Lisa Izant claims parent Marilyn Jeffrey approached her at a board of education meeting at Enders Road Elementary School on […]

CA school warns ‘USA’ game chants send ‘unintended message’

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:53
FOLSOM, Calif. – A California school is warning students that chanting “USA!” could be send an “unintended message,” though many students and parents disagree. Staff at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom recently warned students during a leadership class against chanting “USA” at school sporting events because it could be construed by some as […]

Baltimore school district approves miniature horses as service animals

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:48
BALTIMORE – Baltimore City Public Schools’ board of commissioners approved a new policy Tuesday to allow the use of service animals, including both dogs and miniature horses. The new policy, which covers the use of service animals in schools by students, staff and visitors, states that school officials must allow people with disabilities to bring […]

Outspoken DACA student wants U to expel classmate who encouraged followers to ‘go report this illegal’

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:58
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Transylvania University student Paola Garcia is “Undocumented. Unapologetic. Unafraid,” according to her Facebook biography. The 21-year-old senior psychology major’s profile page includes an image of President Trump with a message transposed over his face: “Not my president.” Garcia, an illegal immigrant, attends Transylvania University with special protections from deportation through former President […]

Milwaukee schools lecture parents: ‘Refrain from purchasing BB guns or toy guns’

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 00:41
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Milwaukee Public Schools is struggling to control students with its current race-based student discipline policies, so it’s offering unsolicited advice to parents to MPS officials sent a letter home to parents last week as part of a new “See It, Say It” school safety campaign for 2017-18 that asks them to take […]

NJ teacher bans students from using Fox News as source, ‘only CNN’

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 20:48
FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A New Jersey mother is demanding answers after a global studies teacher at Hunterdon Central Regional High School forbid students from using Fox News as a source in class. The mother, who did not want to be identified, told LifeZette’s Flemington-based reporter Michele Blood that her son’s teacher only accepts CNN as […]

TX investigates more than 300 accusations of teacher-student sex in FY 2017

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:10
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Education Agency, the investigative unit for the state’s education department, opened more than 300 cases into educator sexual misconduct with students in fiscal year 2017 – 32 percent more than the year before. The TEA launched a total of 302 investigations into allegations of inappropriate relationships between school employees and […]

POLL: Most millennials support private school vouchers, censoring ‘offensive’ political views

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:06
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Millennials support charter schools and private school vouchers in overwhelming majorities, particularly to help low income and minority students stuck in terrible public schools. A recent report by GenForward, a University of Chicago national bimonthly survey of 18-34 year olds, shows support across all races for charter schools, with blacks showing the […]

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