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  • Ex-NFL player arrested for slapping student in front of class

    11/12/2018 7:27:55 PM PST · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/2/2018 | Billy Becerra and Gabrielle Fonrouge
    A former NFL player-turned-high school health teacher and assistant football coach was arrested Friday for assaulting the same student twice — and promptly resigned, police said. Sheddrick Wilson, 44, who played wide receiver at LSU and for the Houston Oilers, allegedly assaulted the 16-year-old at Archbishop Stepinac HS during two separate occasions, court records show. Sometime in January or February 2017 while Wilson was teaching health class at the prestigious White Plains school, he ordered the victim, known only as “JM” in court papers, to the front of the classroom and asked him to remove his glasses, records show. Wilson...
  • Law enforcement responding to active shooter situation at high school in North Carolina[false alarm]

    11/09/2018 4:20:34 AM PST · by JohnThree3to16 · 56 replies
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  • Horrifying moment Baltimore teacher gets punched in the face by student on her first day back...

    11/08/2018 8:44:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 77 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 8, 2018 | DM Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Horrifying moment Baltimore teacher gets punched in the face by student on her first day back after cancer treatment A viral video of a Baltimore teaching getting punched in the face by a student has sparked an investigation by the school district. Posted on Wednesday, the video shows a teacher and a student engaged in a vicious argument at Frederick Douglass High School in Gwynns Falls Parkway. According to the user who shared the video, the teacher had just returned to the classroom after recovering from cancer surgery. In the clip, a fellow classmate can be seen holding...
  • 9 Years Into Common Core, Test Scores Are Down, Indoctrination Up

    11/05/2018 9:48:08 AM PST · by fwdude · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 5, 2018 | Joy Pullmann
    Common Core sucked all the energy, money, and motivation right out of desperately needed potential reforms to U.S. public schools for a decade, and for nothing. It’s been about nine years since the Obama administration lured states into adopting Common Core sight unseen, with promises it would improve student achievement. Like President Obama’s other big promises — “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” — this one’s been proven a scam. “If you set and enforce rigorous and challenging standards and assessments; if you put outstanding teachers at the front of the classroom; if you turn around...
  • Maywood Teacher Arrested, Caught On Video Punching Student In Classroom (video)

    11/02/2018 8:22:58 PM PDT · by blueyon · 54 replies
    CBSLosangles ^ | 11/02/19 | CBS2-KCAL9???
    MAYWOOD (CBSLA) — A teacher was arrested Friday after a violent confrontation with a student inside a classroom. Video of the incident at Maywood Academy High School shows the teacher swinging at the student following an alleged dispute over the uniform the student was wearing. Police and school district officials had not identified the teacher at the time of this report. Parents want answers. “I’m shocked. Why did it have to escalate to this point?” one
  • Parents outraged after X-rated drag queen speaks to 11-year-olds at school career day

    10/27/2018 5:20:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 67 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 26, 2018 | James Risdon
    THORNTON, Colorado, October 26, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Parents were shocked and angered to discover that an x-rated drag queen showed up to their children’s school last week as part of a career day event. Zack Sullivan, a 25-year-old man better known as drag queen "Jessica L'Whor," was invited by school administration to give a presentation on Oct. 19 to 11-13-year-old children at Rocky Top Middle School in suburban Denver, without parents' knowledge or consent. L'Whor has worked for x-rated "uncensored" venues, one which included allowing patrons paying the highest bid to "f*ck up the queens." “Parents are in an outrage...
  • Pittsburgh School Board refuses to arm police on campus

    10/27/2018 1:31:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 27, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    This turned out to be a particularly oddly timed story to come across after the Synagogue shooting this morning. Someone should probably have a word with the parents and teachers in the Pittsburgh Public School system. At a recent meeting of the school board, a measure was brought up for a vote which sounds as if it should be a no-brainer except for the fact that it hadn’t been done long ago. Should the police who patrol on school campuses be armed? That was the question before the board. And they shot it down (pun intended) by a margin of...
  • Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way?

    10/27/2018 7:17:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 109 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 26, 2018 | Emily Hanford
    Our children aren’t being taught to read in ways that line up with what scientists have discovered about how people actually learn. It’s a problem that has been hiding in plain sight for decades. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, more than six in 10 fourth graders aren’t proficient readers. It has been this way since testing began. A third of kids can’t read at a basic level. How do we know that a big part of the problem is how children are being taught? Because reading researchers have done studies in classrooms and clinics, and they’ve shown...
  • Transgender girl charged in brutal Texas high school attack caught on camera 'was hitting back at...

    10/27/2018 1:34:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 85 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 25, 2018 | Megan Sheets For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Transgender girl charged in brutal Texas high school attack caught on camera 'was hitting back at bully after receiving a death threat' A transgender girl accused of assaulting two students at a Texas high school alleges that she was being bullied and was merely fighting back. Shocking video shows a student identified by police as Travez Perry violently punching, kicking and stomping on a girl in the hallway of Tomball High School. The female student was transported to the hospital along with a male student, whom Perry allegedly kicked in the face and knocked unconscious. According to the...
  • PD: 2 Satan-Worshiping Girls Planned to Kill Middle School Classmates, Drink Victims' Blood

    10/25/2018 5:49:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/24/18 | Mary Stringini
    BARTOW, Fla. — Police say two middle school girls, who worship Satan, armed themselves with knives in a foiled plot to violently kill classmates and drink their blood at school on Tuesday. The 6th and 7th-grade girls attend Bartow Middle School, police say. At 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Bartow Police School Resource Officer assigned to the school was summoned to the principal's office in reference to an armed juvenile complaint. The investigation revealed that the students armed themselves with knives, and planned on attacking fellow students during the school day. "Fortunately, they were intercepted by school staff hiding in a...
  • Parents outraged after drag queen speaks to students during career day

    10/23/2018 1:22:17 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 46 replies
    Fox 31 ^ | 10/23/18 | Kristin Haubrich
    Several parents are outraged after a drag queen spoke to their children during Rocky Top Middle School's career day. Now the principal is apologizing for not notifying parents ahead of time. A police officer, an architect and a drag queen -- a broad range of jobs on career day, but parents say one of them has no business inside a school. “I was pretty appalled. I was pretty surprised. It was a shock because no one was notified,” parent Jen Payer said. Ms. Jessica is a gay man who was invited by one of her fans, a Rocky Top student,...
  • N.J. teacher tried to blame students for sending nude photos of her from her phone, cops say

    10/23/2018 6:35:02 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 69 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | 10/19/2018 | Anthony G. Attrino
    When Montgomery Township High School teacher Michelina Aichele was suspended with pay for allegedly sending nude photos of herself to a 17-year-old student, she offered a possible explanation, authorities said. "While collecting her belongings, (Aichele) made statements about students possibly gaining access to her cellphone and sending nude photos of herself previously saved onto her phone to themselves," police wrote in a criminal complaint obtained by NJ Advance Media. Aichele, 29, of Hillsborough, was arrested Oct. 5 and charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. She was released after two days in jail pending court hearings. School officials...
  • Proposed ‘Students’ BILL OF RIGHTS’ Leans Heavy On Gun Control Measures

    10/22/2018 11:47:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 22, 2018 | Chris Eger
    A planned Student Gun Violence Summit held in Washington, D.C. over the weekend has generated a proposal geared towards extensive gun control ideas. The summit was designed to merge existing plans to reduce gun violence and merge them into a single “Students’ Bill of Rights,” after a weekend conference. The group, a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt social welfare organization, was formed by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Melissa Falkowski, along with Jami Amo, a survivor of the Columbine shooting; and Abbey Clements, a teacher from Sandy Hook Elementary School. The summit was sponsored with the assistance of several national gun control...
  • "Educator Apologizes For Her Mistakes" -- ANIMATION

    10/20/2018 6:37:57 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 5, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Older-but-wiser principal named Edwina Educator apologizes for dumb decisions she made when running a big public school. Only three-minutes long, this little video tells you everything you need to know about the public school system. Please share. ------------------------------------------------------------- I made it 6 years ago. The primary purpose was to test new video software called Xtranormal. You first type your script, then you can have characters move around and speak your words as you see in this video. Quite remarkable. Some of you would enjoy experimenting with it. Unfortunately Xtranormal, which was free, is dormant. Other options are now available but...
  • Police say Teenager Baked Grandfather's Ashes into Cookies

    A high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade sugar cookies and shared them with several classmates, police in Northern California said Wednesday. The student and a friend baked the cookies and shared them with at least nine classmates at their public charter high school near Sacramento on Oct. 4, said Davis Police Lt. Paul Doroshov. He said the Da Vinci Charter Academy students told some of their classmates that the cookies contained human ashes. He said investigators interviewed nine students who ate the cookies, and said there are other supporting details that he declined to disclose that...
  • A Synod Slap at Home Schoolers

    10/16/2018 6:37:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 10/11/18 | Phil Lawler
    From Patrick Reilly of the Cardinal Newman Society, via the National Catholic Register, comes this ominous warning: At the Youth Synod in Rome this week, one of the bishops’ discussion groups made some disappointing and ignorant comments about Catholic homeschoolers.In one of the English-language discussion groups at the Synod, a summary of the conversation included these disturbing notes: Home based schools—a model coming from America. USA has many home schoolers—bishops in USA are not united, as homeschooling can have an ideological basis—kids may have special needs are parents qualified to homeschool them?Let’s answer that last question first. Yes, parents are...
  • Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School Administrators

    10/17/2018 10:31:48 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10-16-18 | Samuel J. Amrams
    The ideological bent of those overseeing collegiate life is having the biggest impact on campus culture. (Skip) ...participating in extracurricular organizations — the ever growing ranks of administrators have the biggest influence on students and campus life across the country. Today, many colleges and universities have moved to a model in which teaching and learning is seen as a 24/7 endeavor. Engagement with students is occurring as much — if not more — in residence halls and student centers as it is in classrooms. Schools have increased their hiring in areas such as residential life and student centers, offices of...
  • Teen Filmed Sex with Teacher During Pep Rally, Say Police

    10/16/2018 11:10:10 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/2018 | Merrill Hooe
    Port Barre police say a 25-year-old Louisiana substitute teacher was caught on camera having sex with a 10th grade male student. The couple allegedly skipped out on a high school pep rally for sex in a classroom. Constance Robertson, 25, was arrested Monday and charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile for having sex with the 16-year-old Port Barre High School student, according to KATC. Apparently, the teen recorded their pep rally tryst on his cell phone and, subsequently, shared it with other students. On October 11, school administrators began to hear rumors about the purported sexual misconduct. They...
  • School board votes to take guns away from monitors (NY)

    10/16/2018 1:49:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 15, 2018 | Chris Eger
    Armed for decades, the grounds monitors of a New York school district will no longer be allowed to have access to firearms. The Saratoga Springs City School District Board voted last week 5-4 to disarm the group of school security employees, many of whom are former police officers, with the majority siding with advocates who argued firearms did not belong on campus. “I want to stress,” said Superintendent Michael Patton, “that this vote does not imply that we don’t value or support a safe learning environment.” The push to disarm the monitors was backed by Saratogians for Gun Safety, a...
  • Christmas songs with “Jesus” excluded from winter concert

    10/14/2018 5:30:40 AM PDT · by blueyon · 42 replies
    NBC12.com ^ | 10/11/19 | Karina Bolster
    MIDLOTHIAN, VA (WWBT) - A Chesterfield parent is concerned after he was told students would not be singing any Christmas songs with the word “Jesus” in them at upcoming concerts. David Allen said he found out about the situation last week from his child who attends Robious Middle School. "It just seems like... everywhere you look everyone's afraid of stepping on someone's toes or everything is being so sensitive," Allen said. This is not the first time his child has taken part in the winter concert; but it’s the first time something like this has happened. "They were unable to...