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  • Parents Force Teacher's Resignation After He Read Gay Marriage Book to Third-Grade Class

    06/25/2015 9:32:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/25/2015 | Samuel Smith
    A third-grade teacher and an assistant principal at a North Carolina elementary school have resigned after facing strong backlash over the teacher's decision to read a book about two gay princes falling in love and getting married aloud to his class without first seeking parental consent. In April, Omar Currie read the book King & King, a tale about two princes who get married, to his third grade class at Efland-Cheeks Elementary School after one of his students told him about how he was insulted by other kids in the class who called him gay. Currie told The Associated Press...
  • This Math Question From A Hong Kong Elementary School Test Has Adults Stumped

    06/06/2014 2:13:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 132 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/06/2014 | JULIE ZEVELOFF
    This math question from an admissions test for an elementary school in Hong Kong is going viral in China.According to ChinaSmack, it was the second-most-popular post on Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo on June 5, when it was published.The question was part of an admissions test for first-graders. They had 20 seconds to answer. Can you solve it? via ChinaSmack Stumped? Scroll down for the answer.
  • Mom arrested while trying to console special needs son in school

    03/23/2014 4:15:46 AM PDT · by Altariel · 132 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | March 21, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Missouri resident Niakea Williams was at home, in bed when she got a phone call from Walnut Groves Elementary School. She was told that her son, Michael,who has Asperger’s syndrome, was panicking. Niakea quickly head over to her son’s school, got buzzed in, and immediately went to find Michael. As KMOV News 4 reports, what happened next has Ms. Williams furious. Ms. Williams, though she had been buzzed in as a “known parent” by school officials, apparently broke protocol when she did not sign in before heading to Michael’s classroom to console him. Williams admits this but feels she was...
  • 3rd-Graders Caught Smoking Pot In Sonora School Bathroom

    03/05/2014 9:34:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    SONORA (CBS SF) — Three third-grade students at a Sonora elementary school were busted for smoking pot in the school’s bathroom last week. Two 8-year-olds and a 9-year-old were caught by another student, who immediately informed school administrators. Those officials then alerted local police. The students were questioned by officers, and later released to their parents on February 27th. Sonora Elementary School Principal Chris Boyles would not speak with CBS SF regarding the case, but Superintendent Leigh Shampain confirmed that the students were caught smoking marijuana in the school’s bathroom. He would not discuss how the students might be disciplined.
  • Heroin found in faculty restroom at Fallsburg elementary school

    02/19/2014 7:54:25 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    recordonline ^ | 02/18/2014 | Leonard Sparks
    7 elementary school staff hire lawyers Fallsburg police investigating the reported discovery of heroin and drug paraphernalia in a faculty bathroom at Benjamin Cosor Elementary School say the refusal by a group of teachers to cooperate is hampering their probe. No one has been charged, but six teachers and an aide were identified as having used the men's room before a school staff member reportedly found a heroin baggie on Feb. 11. Just before the winter break in December, heroin and needles were reportedly found in the same bathroom. Each of the seven faculty members initially agreed to give urine...
  • Sandy Hook Elementary Now Levelled

    12/25/2013 9:45:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 63 replies ^ | December 24, 2013 | staff
    The photograph below, likely taken in mid-December, shows the remains of the Sandy Hook Elementary School crime scene, where all evidence has now been destroyed. The demolition of the 57 year old structure commenced in October, shortly after a $50 million appropriation made by Connecticut Governor Dannell Malloy to rebuild the school and a $2.5 million payout by President Obama’s Department of Justice to local and regional law enforcement agencies participating in the December 14, 2012 event. additional information and research please consult the Sandy Hook School Massacre Timeline and the Sandy Hook Massacre Compendium of Research and Analysis.
  • Elementary Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Having Sex With Student

    04/24/2012 8:22:33 AM PDT · by MichaelP · 44 replies
    TAMPA | Fifth-grade Mango Elementary teacher Ethel Anderson has pleaded not guilty to six counts of sex acts with a 12-year-old boy. Anderson, 29, was named diversity educator of the year for 2011 at Mango and had a spotless disciplinary record. The boy was not in her class. Anderson had been tutoring him since December. She would go to his home, pick him up and take him back to her Riverview home, where deputies say they engaged in sex acts. story at link
  • Virginia Elementary School Teacher Tells Students “Republicans Are Stupid”…

    04/05/2012 8:36:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    weasel zippers ^ | 4/5/12 | zip
    We’re so stupid that we find it abhorrent when a teacher pushes liberal propaganda on unsuspecting students. Via Daily Caller: A Virginia elementary school teacher told her students that “Republicans are stupid” and “they don’t care about anyone but wealthy people and businesses.” Kristin Martin said this to her 6th grade class as Republican voters were filing into the halls of Powell Elementary School in Fairfax County to vote on Super Tuesday. “It all started when this disabled kid came in and named all the Republicans candidates for Super Tuesday,” one student told The Daily Caller. “She [Martin] said to...
  • Are we leaving gifted students behind?

    09/06/2011 11:44:40 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 29 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 31, 2011 | Stacy Teicher Khadaroo,
    Ian McKeachie is a freckled 15-year-old who "drifted along" in elementary school. Not because he didn't love to learn or because it wasn't a good school, but because he mastered new concepts so quickly that the classroom work presented no challenge. "My teachers would usually use me as a tutor for the other kids," he says, "so I was engaged in school, just not in a way that had me learning."
  • WI Elementary School Teacher Exposes Children To His Political Hatred

    03/03/2011 11:27:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    big government ^ | 3/3/11 | Dan Riehl
    h/t the Underground Conservativeand Real Debate Wisconsin for bringing this to my attention via Twitter. The teacher is Jack Senzig, music teacher at Gifford Elementary School. Senzig runs a blog for the Gifford choir as well as parents of choir members. The quote and image below are from elementary school music teacher Jack Senzig’s political blog “WI The People.” Not content to spew his hate anonymously, Senzig acknowledges his identity and links the political blog from another blog - his home blog based upon his role as a music teacher and available to his young student
  • Mass. district under fire for policy that would let elementary school students get condoms!

    06/24/2010 8:33:16 AM PDT · by nmh · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24, 2010 | Associated Press
    PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — A new policy in a Massachusetts public school district that makes condoms available to all students, even those in elementary school, is drawing criticism from some who say it goes too far. Provincetown School Board Chairman Peter Grosso says because there is no set age when sexual activity starts, the committee decided not to set an age for condom availability.
  • Scarface: The Elementary School Play (Video at link)

    03/29/2010 6:08:16 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 17 replies · 392+ views ^ | 03/29/10 | Francisco Alvarado
    This is wrong on so many levels. Anyone who can tell me where this little tyke production was staged gets a limited edition DVD of Scarface, a Tony Montana action figure, and a used coke vial.
  • Virginia Elementary School Halts Game of Tag Due to 'Intense Aggression'

    04/16/2008 3:37:09 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 22 replies · 135+ views
    foxnews ^ | 04/15/08 | fox
    McLEAN, Va. — Some northern Virginia elementary school students are getting a time-out from tag. The principal of Kent Gardens Elementary School in McLean told students this month that they are not allowed to play the game of chasing and yelling "You're it!" at recess after determining the playground pastime had gotten out of hand.
  • (Elementary school) Teacher who campaigns for gay rights wins (Human and Civil Rights) award

    04/01/2008 4:34:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 159+ views
    East Valley Tribune ^ | 4/01/08 | Allison Douglas
    Teacher who campaigns for gay rights wins awardAllison Douglas, For the Tribune A gay right’s activist and elementary school teacher from Flagstaff will receive the Arizona Education Association Human and Civil Rights Award this month at a Mesa ceremony. Annie Crego will receive the award April 25 during the Salute to Excellence dinner sponsored by the AEA Foundation for Teaching and Learning at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa hotel ballroom. “I started teaching 34 years ago when no child ever admitted to being gay because they would be beaten or shunned,” Crego said. “Teachers never admitted they were gay, and everything...
  • No Culture Left Behind?

    09/28/2007 6:41:45 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 104+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 27, 2007 | Nirmala Punnasami
    No Culture Left Behind? by: Nirmala Punnasami, September 27, 2007 At this stage in the history of education in this country, most education analysts who focus on the federal No Child Left Behind Act prefer to “assess time allocation” and the strengths and weaknesses of this controversial piece of federal legislation, but Terry Stoops , the Education Policy Analyst for the John Locke Foundation, a North Carolina- based “think tank,” compares “course enrollment to student enrollment growth,”referring specifically to what is happening with education in North Carolina. For the academic year 2000 to 2001, North Carolina Public Schools offered students...
  • Baseball/sports heroes for boys.

    05/28/2006 5:28:38 AM PDT · by moog · 45 replies · 652+ views
    Me | now | Me
    As some know, I am a first grade teacher. I got GREAT feedback when I asked people for some great suggestions for books about the military for boys. Now I'm writing along the same lines. I'm asking if anyone knows of some good books on an elementary level about sports heroes, especially baseball, for boys. I would like to introduce next year's class to some. I grew up reading about my favorite baseball heroes like Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, Babe Herman (he reminded me of myself), Lou Gehrig, Christy Matthewson, even Ty Cobb. Every...
  • CA: Teacher's lawsuit moves forward (Cupertino/Stevens Creek Elementary)

    04/29/2005 9:11:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,088+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/29/05 | Sandra Gonzales
    In a case that put the national spotlight on Cupertino, a federal court ruling Thursday pushed forward a fifth-grade teacher's discrimination lawsuit against the Cupertino Union School District. Stephen J. Williams, a teacher at Stevens Creek Elementary School, filed a lawsuit in November, claiming Principal Patricia Vidmar and other district officials violated his constitutional rights when they restricted his use of excerpts from historical documents that contained references to God. Thursday, U.S. District Judge James Ware denied the district's motion to dismiss the central claim to Williams' case, in which he states he was treated differently because he is a...
  • National Education Association Cries Wolf Again

    04/23/2005 8:43:14 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 12 replies · 458+ views
    CFP ^ | April 23, 2005 | Nancy Salvato
    Enacted in 2002, NCLB or No Child Left Behind is a law that forces the public schools to implement measures which are intended to eliminate "the bigotry of low expectations" for poor and minority children as a condition of receiving federal money. Although many of the laws' mandates were required in the l994 Elementary and Secondary Education Act, NCLB requires funding recipients to provide proof of accountability by demonstrating progress in eliminating the achievement gap. Stipulations for receiving federal money are imposed on schools and are intended to minimize the achievement gap and ensure that all children be proficient in...
  • Teacher's arrest stirs skeptics Some in Berwyn question charges

    01/30/2005 7:42:24 PM PST · by inzone · 26 replies · 1,108+ views
    Riverside, IL News ^ | January 30, 2005 | Brett McNeil, Grace Aduroja
    A longtime elementary-school band teacher's arrest on sexual abuse charges--and conflicting accounts from police and school officials about who might have known what and when--has left many in working-class Berwyn wondering what the story really is. As Robert Sperlik Jr., 45, remains held without bail in Cook County Jail, many residents are expressing support for him and questioning the charges, which some believe have been exaggerated. "I am skeptical of this," said Michelle Nafziger, 41, who attended Morton West High School in the late 1970s, when Sperlik was a drummer in the school band. "He's being made out to be...
  • California School Bans Gifts with 'God' in Them

    12/22/2004 12:47:33 PM PST · by chimatt1969 · 59 replies · 1,591+ views
    The Swift Report ^ | December 22 | Cole Walters
    One California school feels so strongly that religion doesn't belong in the classroom that it has banned all gifts that contain the word 'God,' including Godiva brand chocolates; books, videos, or DVDs of the Godfather; along with images of Godzilla.
  • Elementary parents question suspensions

    04/27/2004 3:17:51 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 272+ views ^ | 4 26 04 | Liz Zemba
    Parents of some second-graders at a Mount Pleasant Area elementary school are questioning whether a 10-day ban from school is appropriate punishment for youngsters accused of sexual harassment in the classroom. The suspensions were handed to five second-grade boys at Norvelt Elementary School after four girls accused the boys of touching them inappropriately, according to parents of some of the boys. Daniel Landy, Norvelt Elementary's principal, did not return phone calls seeking comment on Thursday. Superintendent Dr. Donald Tylinski would say only that an investigation is under way. Tylinski declined further comment, citing confidentiality concerns.
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 9-06-03

    09/06/2003 9:57:33 AM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies · 335+ views ^ | 9-06-03 | Geroge W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretarySeptember 6, 2003 President's Radio Address      Audio THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This month, as students across the nation are starting a new school year, parents, teachers and principals are starting to notice a difference in America's schools. The No Child Left Behind Act that I signed into law last year is raising standards for student achievement, giving parents more information and more choices, requiring more accountability from schools, and funding education at record levels. The premise of the No Child Left Behind Act is simple: all children can learn, and the only way to...
  • Alexandria, LA, Teacher Accused of Shaking, Slapping Elementary Pupil

    05/30/2003 5:36:04 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 252+ views
    The Alexandria, LA, Daily Town Talk ^ | 05-30-03 | Staff Report
    <p>A fifth-grade pupil's father has filed a complaint against a teacher for slapping the boy.</p> <p>Joseph Glasper, a city police officer, filed a complaint May 20 with the Alexandria Police Department as well as a complaint with the Rapides Parish School Board.</p>
  • The game is afoot, kids

    01/21/2003 9:59:05 AM PST · by gonzo · 94 replies · 1,417+ views
    Fox news channel ^ | today | gonzo
    Get real - it's happenning.............
  • Police say 6 year old brought marijuana to school

    01/17/2003 8:01:41 AM PST · by robertpaulsen · 55 replies · 855+ views
    AP ^ | January 17, 2003 | KESQ NEWS
    Parents in the high-desert say it's not what they expected their six year old' to learn in school, but police say teachers at Yucca Valley Elementary noticed one of their first graders doing a show-and-tell with marijuana they say he brought to school. The boy's parents are under arrest for child endangerment. In elementary school, kids are thinking about recess and what's for lunch. You don't think drugs are even in the picture. But yesterday, police say drugs were at school, brought there by a first grader. It's not what you'd ever expect a six year old to bring to...
  • Play nice, kids

    07/01/2002 9:34:32 PM PDT · by Chemist_Geek · 11 replies · 382+ views
    Play nice, kids By Jim Caple Page 2 columnistWe are one step closer toward raising a generation of paste-devouring Ralph Wiggums. Is this what you want, wussies?If you thought some schools went overboard when they banned dodge ball last year, consider this: A Santa Monica elementary school principal recently banned tag, saying the game can only be played under the strict supervision of physical education teachers and not at all during the lunch hour recess. That's due to: one, the risk of injury; and two, a "self-esteem issue," because whoever is "it" could be considered a "victim." "We had some...