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PA school district cancels first day of class ‘due to safety risks’ of solar eclipse

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:25
GREENCASTLE, Pa. – A Pennsylvania school district is canceling its first day of class over concerns about student safety during August’s full solar eclipse. Classes in the Greencastle-Antrim School District were initially scheduled to resume on Monday, August 21, but district superintendent Kendra Trail sent a letter to parents on Monday delaying the start time, […]

School sells $100 VIP lunch passes, lets students go to front of line

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 19:20
LAKELAND, Fla. – Parents of students at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy are speaking out against a plan by the local parent-teacher association to create a “food hierarchy” in the school lunch line through donations to the organization. The Parent Teacher Student Association at Lawton sent included slip sent out with orientation materials that solicited donations […]

IT BEGINS: Social justice warriors already pushing Charlottesville lessons into classrooms

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 15:08
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Students across the country will kick off the 2017-18 school year with a laser focus on hatred, white supremacy and a wildly liberal perspective on the violent clash in Charlottesville, Virginia. Less than two days after a violent clash between “racists” at a “Unite the Right” march and antifascist protesters who confronted […]

AL judge: Teachers have constitutional right to have sex with students

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 18:03
DECATUR, Ala. – An Alabama judge dismissed charges against two teachers because he believes some students can consent to sex, a conclusion that renders the state’s teacher-student sex law unconstitutional. Decatur High School teacher Carrie Witt and Falkville High School aide David Solomon both faced felony charges for sex with students. Police allege Witt, 44, […]

Brandeis U: Journalism ‘diversity’ grants available to all — except white males

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:40
WALTHAM, Mass. – There’s an exciting opportunity from Brandeis University to report about social justice – as long as you’re not a white male. It’s all in the name of diversity and inclusion, of course. Essentially, the Brandeis University Shuster Institute for Investigative Journalism thinks there’s already plenty of white male writers, so they’re instead […]

Union fights to save job of Vegas teacher caught viewing porn in class

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:07
LAS VEGAS – Nevada’s statewide teachers union and the Clark County Education Association that represents Las Vegas teachers are pointing fingers at each other over a grievance case for a member fired for watching porn in class. Last week an arbitrators upheld the Clark County School District’s decision to fire Northwest Career and Technical Academy […]

Oregon district drops ‘Lynch’ from school names — because it sounds racist

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 17:55
PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon’s Centennial School District’s board of education voted Wednesday to scrub the name Lynch from two elementary schools because some folks don’t like how it sounds. “The term itself is a term that’s associated with terrorism – terrorism of people who look like me, terrorism of my descendants,” one man told the […]

OHIO: Threatened strike leaves thousands of learning disabled students in limbo

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 22:10
DAYTON, Ohio – Teachers in the Dayton, Ohio school district are holding the education of learning disabled students hostage as a negotiation tactic for a pay raise that taxpayers can’t afford. With less than a week until school starts, members of the Dayton Education Association are threatening to head to the picket lines instead of […]

University student gets 100 days in jail for registering dead voters for Democrats

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 21:59
HARRISONBURG, Va. – A James Madison University student is heading to prison after he pleaded guilty to registering dead voters for the Democratic Party during the 2016 election. Andrew Spieles, 21, received a 100-day prison sentence in federal court on Tuesday for falsifying 18 Virginia Voter Registration Forms that were submitted to the registrar’s office […]

NJ sex ed teacher loses license after hands-on lessons with teen student

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 17:32
HACKENSACK, N.J. – A former New Jersey sex education instructor lost his teaching license last month – a year after he was sentenced to prison for taking a hands-on approach with a 16-year-old female student. Donald DeWitt, 66, taught biology and human sexuality at Bergen County Academies until he was arrested in April 2015, shortly […]

Pomona College mandatory fee funds free rides for illegals, ‘non-traditional’ students

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 17:26
CLAREMONT, Calif. – Student leaders at Pomona College are launching a new ride share service for incoming students, but only illegal immigrants and other minority students will benefit. “The Associated Students of Pomona College is launching our Airport Rideshare system by providing domestic incoming first-year and transfer students free-of-charge transportation from LAX (Los Angeles International) […]

POLL: More ‘strong Dems’ support affirmative action than blacks, Latinos

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:45
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco’s WPIX-TV recently conducted a news poll about affirmative action, and the results are revealing interesting insight into those who support the race-based policy. The Survey USA News Poll sponsored by the television station asked 500 California adults a series of four questions about affirmative action, and the overall results revealed […]

SUIT: Administrators ignored Miami teacher who molested 8 students at 2 schools

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:40
MIAMI – The Miami-Dade school district faces a lawsuit over allegations officials did nothing to stop a male teacher from sexually abusing numerous female students throughout his 14 years in the district. The lawsuit alleges Jason Edward Meyers, a 41-year-old creative writing teacher, was first accused of inappropriate relationships with his female students at Krop […]

Parents of ‘transgender’ kindergartner roil NC school

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 18:00
ASHVILLE, N.C. – Parents of a transgender kindergartner are waging a campaign to pressure the Buncombe County School Board into establishing special protections for their child and other transgender students. The Citizen-Times is shielding the identity of the parents who claim their 6-year-old daughter Emma faced discrimination by a teacher as a kindergartner at Glen […]

REPORT: VA teacher accused of sex assault on student resigned to land new job in MD district

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 13:00
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – Parents with children at Thomas Johnson Middle School recently received a startling lesson about the educational practice known as “passing the trash” that’s putting students at risk of sexual assault. An NBC Washington investigation into Thomas Johnson assistant principal Zelvin Staten revealed he was accused of sexually abusing a third grade […]

CO district forces some students to buy Chromebooks from school, while others get them for free

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 12:33
ARVADA, Colo. – A Colorado school district is requiring high school students to purchase a laptop for class, and they must buy the devices from the district. Officials in Jefferson County Schools used to allow students to bring their own computers to school, but the situation apparently caused confusion with connectivity issues for a variety […]

IL Gov. Rauner vetoes $250 million Chicago school bailout

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:20
CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner followed through on his promise to veto a school funding bill approved by lawmakers that he said “places the burden of the Chicago Public Schools’ broken teacher pension system on our rural and suburban school districts.” Rauner issued an amended veto of an education funding bill less than a […]

COPS: HIV-positive MD teacher’s aide raped dozens of young boys at school, home

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:17
LA PLATA, Md. – A former Maryland high school track coach faces a 119-count indictment after police allege the HIV-positive man sexually assaulted at least two dozen students without protection over the last two years. Carlos Deangelo Bell, 30, was allegedly aware of his HIV-positive status when he sexually assaulted at least two dozen boys […]

Princeton asks students to ‘identify’ as one or more of six ‘genders’

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 00:16
PRINCETON, N.J. – Students at Princeton University can now “identify” as one or more of six different genders on the school’s TiberHub student services interface, though it’s unclear how exactly the information is used. “Students use TiberHub to provide the University with personal information on a confidential basis,” a Princeton spokesman told Fox News. “This […]

Michigan school district bans American flag

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 19:26
ROSEVILLE, Mich. – Parents are raging after a Detroit area school district sent a packet to parents that lists the U.S. flag among items banned by the school dress code. “A student’s dress should not interfere with the learning environment,” Roseville Community School officials wrote. “The following are prohibited:” The items include the typical slippers […]

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