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  • Covington Catholic to remain closed until law enforcement says it’s safe

    01/22/2019 12:19:05 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 46 replies
    Fox19 ^ | 1-22-2019 | Jennifer Baker
    Covington Catholic High School and the Diocese of Covington released a statement about the progress of the investigation into the incident at the March For Life 2019 event. “Concerning the incident in Washington, D.C., between Covington Catholic students, Elder Nathan Phillips and Black Hebrew Israelites the independent, third-party investigation is planned to begin this week. This is a very serious matter that has already permanently altered the lives of many people. It is important for us to gather the facts that will allow us to determine what corrective actions, if any, are appropriate,” the statement reads. They thanked officers for...
  • Trump flag fallout: Jordan HS team pulls out of game at Minneapolis Roosevelt

    01/21/2019 4:57:26 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | January 20, 2019 | Paul Walsh
    The fallout is continuing from last week's dispute over a Donald Trump re-election flag being displayed by fans of the Jordan High School boys basketball team during its game against visiting Minneapolis Roosevelt. Jordan has pulled out of an invitational basketball event scheduled for Monday — Martin Luther King Jr. Day — being hosted by Minneapolis Roosevelt. Jordan was to have played Minneapolis Patrick Henry at 5 p.m. "Given recent events, we believe the participation of our team in the event will detract from the hard work of the athletes and the upbeat focus of the MLK Showcase," Jordan...
  • The Targeting of Karen Pence is a Wake-Up Call for All American Christians

    01/21/2019 5:56:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/21/2019 | Travis Weber
    Vice President Pence’s wife Karen has come under withering attack in recent days from many in the media. From this “reporting,” one might think she has transgressed some obvious social boundary of a civilized society. In reality, the big “scoop” is that this Christian wife and mother, whose Christian beliefs are important to her, is teaching at a Christian school, which being Christian, holds to Christian beliefs about marriage. Yet you wouldn’t know that from reading the headlines about her, which lead the reader to believe that the driving force of Karen’s actions is the targeting of those who identify...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholic school board caves into LGBT pressure, ...

    01/20/2019 6:09:59 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    Catholic school board caves into LGBT pressure, allows book depicting two boys kissing OTTAWA January 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) -- Catholic schools in Ontario flip-flopped about a graphic novel depicting same-sex attraction between two boys, allowing the “Drama” graphic novel back on elementary school library shelves. Created by American author/illustrator Raina Telgemeier, the 2012 book released by Scholastic is about a girl who tries out for her middle-school stage production. A side story in the graphic novel delves into same-sex attraction and features two boys kissing each other onstage, one of whom is dressed in drag. Emails from officials at the...
  • Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell must end the shutdown now!

    01/20/2019 6:10:06 PM PST · by mdittmar · 57 replies
    NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | January 16,2019 | Lily Eskelsen García
    When I taught U.S. History to my sixth graders and we discussed the founding of our country, I’m fairly certain I mentioned to these 12-year-olds that it was a pretty big deal at the time that we decided we would have no king.We’d have three co-equal branches of government. Legislative to make the laws. Judicial to interpret the laws.  Executive to enforce the laws. It was on the final test. All my elementary students passed it. It’s a test the Senate is failing.Senate leadership under Mitch McConnell would have us re-teach our students that there are actually only two branches of government left.  Senator McConnell has...
  • Newsom pushes CA budget hike, expanding education programs and health care coverage for illegals

    01/10/2019 3:28:38 PM PST · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 10. 2019 | Paulina Dedaj
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a $144 billion budget this week that will increase the state’s overall spending, with a large cut going towards education programs and health care initiatives, expanding coverage for illegal immigrants. At his first inaugural address since winning the election in November, Newsom promised a bold budget that would increase the year’s previous budget by four percent. "We will aim high and we will work like hell to get there," he said Monday. Newsom plans to deliver on his promise Thursday at a news conference discussing his proposal in detail.
  • Yale students can now select from THREE gender options

    01/19/2019 6:56:32 PM PST · by massmike · 32 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | 01/19/2019 | Jesse Stiller
    Yale University announced through an email that students can now register to identify their gender as “non-binary,” as a result of policy changes for the school regarding transgender individuals on campus, according to the Yale Daily News. The new policy is in response to a petition, launched in November, from Yale’s LGBT community to President Peter Salovey. The petition called on the university to offer more rights for transgender students at Yale. The petition came in the wake of the Department of Health and Human Services' plans to change the rules of Title IX to refer to gender as an...
  • University of Georgia teaching assistant: “Some white people may have to die”

    01/19/2019 12:58:35 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 92 replies
    Milne News ^ | 1/19/2019 | Milne News
    “Some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole in this struggle to advance to freedom,” UGA philosophy TA and Ph.D. student Irami Osei-Frimpong wrote in a now-deleted comment on the Overheard at UGA Facebook page, Campus Reform reported.
  • Did Lynn Swann ban USC Song Girls over ‘Fire Helton’ chants?

    01/19/2019 2:47:58 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Larry Brown Sports ^ | January 18, 2019 | Larry Brown
    Lynn Swann continues to get on the bad side of USC fans, and his latest act will only fray the relationship further. Swann, the Trojans’ athletic director, has blocked the famous USC Song Girls from performing at USC home basketball games for the rest of the season. The Los Angeles Times reported the news on Friday, saying Swann put the order into effect in late November. Instead of the Song Girls, a dance group called the Trojan Dance Force performs at basketball games.
  • Educating Illegal Aliens and Their Children Costs L.A. Schools Hundreds of Millions Per Year

    01/19/2019 7:50:59 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JAN. 18, 2019 2:21 | Joel B. Pollak
    Steven A. Camarota, director of research, at the Center for Immigration Studies, told Breitbart News on Friday that “between one-fifth and one-fourth of the students in LAUSD are the children of illegal immigrants — though most of those were born in the U.S.” He said that a smaller percentage of the students (“in the single digits”) are illegal immigrants themselves. With roughly 700,000 students in the district, at a cost of over $13,000 per student, that means the district could be spending about $1.8 billion annually on educating the children of illegal immigrants. The total annual expenses for the LAUSD...
  • School superintendent reviewing display of Trump banner at basketball game

    01/18/2019 1:16:32 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 56 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | January 18, 2019 | Paul Walsh
    The boys basketball coach for Minneapolis Roosevelt High School questioned on Wednesday why young fans at his team’s road game in Jordan prominently displayed a flag promoting the re-election of President Donald Trump during Tuesday night’s contest.
  • Families squeezed by both LA teachers' strike and government shutdown struggle to make ends meet.

    01/18/2019 10:55:22 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/16/19 | Soo Youn
    For 26 days, furloughed U.S. government workers have been wondering when they will be able to work and get paid. For three days, Los Angeles public school teachers have been wondering the same. For a number of families, both uncertainties are a reality. In families in which one partner works for the Los Angeles Unified School District and the other works for the federal government, the new year has started with two missing paychecks. Xochilt Valdivia-Ford was well prepared to strike, she thought. The second-grade teacher at Montara Avenue Elementary School in South Gate, like the 30,000 other teachers currently...
  • Bad math: Software error tweaks grades in North Carolina schools

    01/18/2019 5:05:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    ABC 11 ^ | 1/18/19
    RALEIGH -- A software error caused public school students around North Carolina to receive incorrect end-of-term grades this school year, state education officials said. The Department of Public Instruction said it has been advising districts about the problem with PowerSchool software since December, after many schools sent home first-quarter report cards. The error could have affected as many as 109 school districts and 59 charter schools in the state, but it's not clear exactly how many students were impacted. **SNIP** The department initially thought the rounding problem was limited to grades ending in certain decimal points, but Elliot said state...
  • Homeschooling, The New Russian Collusion Scandal According To ThinkProgress

    01/18/2019 5:37:51 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    Radical left-wing blog ThinkProgress has identified home schooling as the latest Russian collusion scandal, after finding evidence some American home schoolers went to Russia once. The progressive news website, which receives funding from radical leftist think tank Center for American Progress Action Fund, has identified home schooling as the newest source of Russian collusion in America society after learning an American home school organization attended and helped sponsor a conference in Russia. ThinkProgress learned that the Home School Legal Defense Association helped plan a home schooling conference in Russia in May of last year, and later learned a Russian who...
  • Obama's school discipline guidelines put students in grave danger

    01/18/2019 1:23:44 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 18, 2019 | by Max Eden
    President Donald Trump, following the recommendation of a national commission on school safety chaired by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, will repeal the Obama administration's "Dear Colleague Letter" on school discipline. The letter, issued in 2014, advised school superintendents nationwide that racial disparities in suspension rates would be grounds for finding school districts in violation of federal anti-discrimination law, and therefore at risk of losing federal funding. The directive, cast as a "guidance," in fact formalized a fundamental shift in the Department of Education's approach to civil rights enforcement. Prior to the Dear Colleague Letter, the standard held that civil...
  • Transgender activists gearing up to rewrite Harvard Medical School’s curriculum

    01/15/2019 9:47:13 AM PST · by Salman · 24 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 15, 2019 | Sarah George
    Harvard Medical School recently unveiled a project called the Sexual and Gender Minorities Health Equity Initiative styled as “a three-year plan to amend the core MD curriculum” to reflect recent beliefs about transgenderism and gender ideology. The program is meant to teach medical students how to “provide high-quality, holistic health care for sexual and gender minority patients of all ages.” The new program seeks a broad overhaul of the medical school’s curriculum in order to eliminate “assumptions or errors about sex and gender, such as conflating sexual orientation with gender identity, presuming gender is immutable or treating heterosexuality as a...
  • Teachers in ‘Fight for the Soul of Public Education,’ UTLA President Says on 1st Day of Strike

    01/14/2019 10:41:46 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 67 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 14, 2019 | A. Kurzweil, E. Abovian, E. Myers
    On day one of the first Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike in 30 years, United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl spoke to teachers and students gathered on a rainy Monday in Los Feliz. “Here we are on a rainy day in the richest country in the world, in the richest state in the country, in a state as blue as it can be, and in a city rife with millionaires, where teachers have to go on strike to get the basics for our students,” Caputo-Pearl said. The strike, originally scheduled to take place last Thursday, was delayed...
  • With no new talks, LA teacher strike all but inevitable

    01/14/2019 3:49:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/14/19
    A strike by tens of thousands of teachers in Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest school district, is all but inevitable starting Monday after the two sides did not renew negotiations over the weekend. Talks broke down Friday when the teachers' union rejected as "woefully inadequate" a new offer from the LA Unified School District. With no new discussions scheduled, pickets are likely to begin at 7 a.m. as teachers stand firm on sticking points including higher pay and smaller class sizes. Schools will stay open if a walkout happens. The district, with 640,000 students, has hired hundreds of substitutes to...
  • Audit Reveals Alarming Problems at Portland Public Schools

    01/11/2019 6:39:10 PM PST · by aquila48 · 64 replies
    State of Oregon ^ | 01/11/2019 | DENNIS RICHARDSON
    Portland Public Schools (PPS) has an unacceptably high achievement gap of 53% between white and African-American students. This gap is far worse than the state average. There are also troubling gaps in student achievement for students who are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or economically disadvantaged. My team’s recent audit of PPS revealed a system that is grossly underserving low-income students and students of color. This is not acceptable in Portland, or anywhere. Every Oregonian should be alarmed and angered by these findings. Our kids deserve better. High Funding But Low Results Despite higher funding and lower poverty rates than most...
  • Professor uses ‘feminist buzzwords’ to get...Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ published in academic journal

    01/10/2019 6:13:10 PM PST · by walford · 19 replies
    The Sun ^ | 10th January 2019 | Phoebe Cooke
    A PROFESSOR is facing the sack after using "feminist buzzwords" to get an entire passage from Hitler’s "Mein Kampf" published in an academic journal. Peter Boghossian helped create a series of spoof academic papers to satirise a number of fields including what he describes as the "grievance studies" - including fields on gender, obesity and homosexuality. Assistant philosophy professor Peter Boghossian appears defiant for his role in the elaborate hoax. The assistant philosophy professor at Portland State University in Oregon penned a total of 20 "intentionally broken" and "nonsense" papers with the help of two collaborators. Each of one was...