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Teachers union boss claims President Trump is bringing little kids to tears

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 18:58
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the nation’s largest teachers union, said that President Trump is bringing young children to tears. The head of the National Education Association used her pulpit at the National Press Club last Friday to rail on the president, who she said leaves Muslim, Mexican, and transgender students scared […]

TX attorney resigns after tweet: ‘I’d be ok if Betsy DeVos was sexually assaulted’

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 17:31
ROUND ROCK, Texas – A civil rights attorney in Texas was forced to resign after he posted to Twitter that it would be “ok” with him if U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was sexually assaulted. DeVos announced plans Thursday to dismantle federal Title IX guidelines crafted under the Obama administration that compels colleges and universities […]

SHOCK: UT teacher grades students’ sex lives, drug use

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:06
ROY, Utah – A Utah high school teacher is on leave amid an investigation into a student quiz about sex, drugs and other risky behaviors that enraged parents. “I was in shock,” said Heather Danks Miller, mother of a 16-year-old in teacher Candance Thurgood’s “Adult Roes and Financial Literacy” class at Roy High School. “I […]

CO schools cancel board elections, appoint automatic winners in numerous uncontested races

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:28
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – Several Colorado school districts were forced to call off school board elections after only a single candidate filed to run for the leadership positions. All three school districts in Garfield County decided to call off school board elections for this November because of a lack of interested candidates, leaving incumbents to […]

POLL: Nearly half of Americans think college degrees aren’t worth cost

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 01:11
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new poll shows an increasing number of Americans believe a college degree isn’t work the cost, including a majority of young adults, men and rural residents. The Wall Street Journal/ NBC News survey of about 1,200 people, conducted Aug. 5-9, shows just 49 percent of Americans now believe a four-year degree […]

Boston school district gives raises to teachers it doesn’t need

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 15:05
BOSTON – The City of Boston and the Boston Teachers Union have struck a deal for a new teachers contract that will give educators a 5 percent raise, including those district officials would rather fire. The new contract will give the BTU’s roughly 6,500 members a retroactive 2 percent raise for last school year, and […]

Teachers union prez gloats after Senate committee rejects Trump school choice proposals

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 20:16
WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Federation of Teachers President Rhonda Weingarten is super excited that the Senate Appropriations Committee killed federal funding to expand school choice programs. “Big deal – Senate panel rejects Trump’s teacher-funding cuts and school choice proposals,” Weingarten posted to Twitter after Thursday’s committee meeting. “Important rejection of @BetsyDeVosED and @realDonaldTrump’s anti-public education […]

FL lunch lady arrested for sex with student in school kitchen

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 15:38
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. – A Florida cafeteria worker faces felony charges after police allege she used explicit text messages, pictures and video to lure a teen to the school’s kitchen, where the two engaged in “multiple sexual activities.” Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 40-year-old Hernando Christian Academy lunch lady Amie Chevalier Aug. 8 after she allegedly […]

School orders dozens of urine, blood tests after empty beer can found at football game

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 14:26
RANDOLPH, N.J. – Dozens of New Jersey high schoolers were ordered from the bleachers of a recent football game and ordered to undergo blood and urine screens for alcohol after a school administrator found an empty beer can. A Randolph High School official at last Friday’s game against Livingston High School discovered an empty beer […]

Seattle teen describes how a Trump supporter schooled her on political tolerance

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 14:24
SEATTLE – A Seattle high schooler recently penned an editorial for The Seattle Times about the political bias at the wildly liberal Roosevelt High School, and the lessons she learned about tolerance from a Trump supporter. Olivia Capestany, a senior at Roosevelt, explained the devastation she and her classmates experienced following Donald Trump’s historic election […]

COPS: PA teen doused textbooks with urine, deployed fire extinguisher on staff

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 17:58
HEMPFIELD, Pa. – A 14-year-old student at a court-adjudicated school for troubled teens faces multiple criminal charges after police allege he poured urine on textbooks, and assaulted school staff who intervened. Pennsylvania state police responded to Pressley Ridge School, a facility for at-risk youth in the Westmoreland County court system, at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday to […]

MN high school reverses American flag ban after students fight back

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 16:51
COLD SPRING, Minn. – Officials at Rocori High School planned to ban flags on vehicles in the school parking lot, until students convinced them to reconsider. Rocori High School administrators told the Star Tribune students who came to school last spring with Confederate flags flying from their vehicles offended some students, so they instituted a […]

IN school bans Confederate flag after students become ‘upset’

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 20:32
LAPEL, Ind. – Officials at Indiana’s Lapel High School outlawed the Confederate flag last week after students repeatedly came to school with the flag flying from their vehicles, and clothes emblazoned with the symbol of southern heritage. Principal Chad Kemerly told The Indianapolis Star that about two dozen students came to school on Aug. 30 […]

CA police arrest 10 parents after too many ‘unexcused’ school absences

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 15:35
MERCED, Calif. – Merced police arrested 10 parents late last month after their children racked up repeated unexcused absences in the new school year. The Merced County District Attorney’s Office charged 10 parents with misdemeanors for contributing to the delinquency of a minor as part of an Aug. 30 sweep, and at least one of […]

Portland teacher was still on school payroll — after SIXTH arrest!

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:40
PORTLAND, Ore. – A Portland Public Schools teacher was finally taken off the district’s payroll after his sixth arrest since officials placed him on paid administrative leave nearly two years ago. Portland Public Schools officials first placed Holladay Center special education teacher Andrew Oshea on paid administrative leave in November 2015 for an undisclosed on-the-job […]

Students in CO, NM ditch class to protest Trump’s DACA decision

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 00:37
BOULDER, Colo. – Students in Colorado and New Mexico are ditching class today to send President Trump a message about his administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Trump announced on Tuesday that the federal government will gradually phase out the DACA program, which was created by President Obama in 2012 […]

COPS: School principal threatened to bomb textbook company over customer service

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 16:16
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. – Education giant Pearson Educational Co. is pursuing criminal charges against a Wisconsin principal who allegedly threatened to bomb the company over frustrations with its customer service. The Arizona-based educational software company contacted the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department last Wednesday to allege Assumption High School principal Paul Klinkhammer, 67, grew frustrated with […]

TX kindergarten teacher accused of slapping, pinching, stepping on students

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:43
EL PASO, Texas – A Texas kindergarten teacher faces assault charges after she allegedly slapped, pinched and stepped on young kids last year. Helen Ball Elementary School bilingual teacher Olga S. Najera was first accused of abusing students at Myrtle Cooper Elementary School last year, but an investigation could not substantiate the allegations and she […]

IN teacher warns parents about first-graders using words ‘God,’ ‘Jesus’ in class

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:37
MCCORDSVILLE, Ind. – An Indiana elementary teacher is worried that students who discuss God, Jesus, and the Devil in school could “upset a child/parent” with “different religions and beliefs” and she wants it to stop. Parents of students at McCordsville Elementary forwarded a letter to Fox 59 sent home by a teacher that targets “about […]

Fired teacher who forced students to massage her legs, comb hair in class sues DOE

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 18:36
NEW YORK – A New York City teacher who was fired for turning students into her personal masseuses is suing the Department of Education in a bid to land another job. Former Public School 123 fifth grade teacher Monica Johnson was fired in 2008 after an investigations found she called a student “a liar and […]

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