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  • Parents Are Apalled As Miami Cheerleaders STRUT Onto Field (Video)

    10/14/2017 4:29:12 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 105 replies
    Rank Politics ^ | 10/14/2017 | Casandra Chesser
    High school football games are typically considered to be good entertainment for the entire family. Maybe an older sibling is playing, so parents come with their younger children to watch them play and have fun all together. So given that high school football games are typically family events, it’s not surprising that parents were outraged when they saw what these cheerleaders were wearing. A video uploaded to FlyHeight shows cheerleaders performing in outfits that appear to be closer to lingerie than to cheerleading uniforms. Each cheerleader, believed to be from a high school in Miami, holds a bag and a...
  • California permanently eliminates high school exit exam requirement

    10/11/2017 11:00:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/11/17 | Melody Gutierrez
    SACRAMENTO — California has permanently scrapped its high school exit exam under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday. The California High School Exit Examination was a requirement to receive a diploma in the state, but the legislature voted in 2015 to drop it for the high school classes of 2015 to 2018. Diplomas were retroactively awarded to anyone who met all other graduation requirements after the test became a mandatory must-pass exam in 2004. That resulted in an estimated 40,000 former high school students receiving their diplomas. The bill signed by Brown, AB830 by Ash Kalra, D-San Jose,...
  • Breaux Bridge student hospitalized Wednesday; her parents speak out

    10/06/2017 10:30:42 PM PDT · by topher · 77 replies
    KLFY.com ^ | 6-Oct-2017 | By Caroline Marcello
    [Intro by Topher: a High School cheerleader (small female) was put in ICU by football player. She was defending Autistic student from football player. Football player hit her multiple times. With that, read the article] Correct title: Breaux Bridge student hospitalized Wednesday; her parents speak out [Article takes 6 paragraphs to tell you what I told you in my Intro] BREAUX BRIDGE (LA.) KLFY- The St. Martin Parish the Sheriff’s Department and the St, Martin Paris School Board are officially investigating an incident that left one Breaux Bridge high student hospitalized. Regan Boudreaux, a junior at Breaux Bridge high loved...
  • Change in voting for Lincoln High homecoming royalty made to be more inclusive

    09/27/2017 10:44:01 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 11 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | 9-27-2017 | Margaret Reist
    This year’s homecoming royalty at Lincoln High assumed their respective thrones through a gender-neutral voting system that school officials hope is more inclusive. “It was a simple way we could be more inclusive to all our students and still bridge that with some traditions that we and other schools have in terms of homecoming,” said Principal Mark Larson. Lincoln High is the first LPS high school to make such a change. But Lincoln High joins a growing number of high schools and colleges across the country moving to gender-neutral roles for homecoming royalty. Those include the University of Nebraska at...
  • Bossier (Louisiana) schools superintendent issues statement on National Anthem decorum

    09/27/2017 10:29:01 AM PDT · by abb · 15 replies
    KTBS-TV3 ^ | September 26, 2017 | Staff
    (BOSSIER PARISH, LA) - The head of Bossier Parish schools is speaking out on the controversial issue of National Anthem decorum. In light of the national dialogue taking place, Superintendent Scott Smith has released the following statement as a statement as it relates to the district's stance: Freedom is not free. Each day the men and women at Barksdale Air Force Base and in other branches of the military in Bossier Parish and throughout the nation don a uniform and put their lives at risk as they proudly serve and protect us with honor. The least Bossier Schools can do...
  • Crowd’s Reaction After Atheists Get Lord’s Prayer Recitation Banned From High School Football Game

    09/26/2017 9:45:46 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 27 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 09/26/2017 | Billy Hallowell
    An Alabama school district decided to halt its decades-old practice of reciting the Lord’s Prayer over a loudspeaker before high school football games after atheists complained — but that did little to stop fans from still belting out the biblical invocation. The fascinating moment, which united players, fans and parents from both teams, came on Friday night when the announcer called for a moment of silence in place of previous student-led prayer at Smiths Station High School games, AL.com reported. The Lee County School System decided to halt the Lord’s Prayer tradition after the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist...
  • Many L.A. students get to college; only a few finish

    09/02/2017 7:44:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/1/2017 | Howard Blume
    About 70% of Los Angeles high school graduates enroll in two- or four-year colleges, but only 25% graduate within six years. ... it’s hard to assess recent district efforts that could be seen as pushing in different directions. On one hand, the district is touting higher standards: a high school graduation requirement that all students pass the courses necessary for applying to a four-year state college. On the other hand, the district requires a grade of D only in these classes and the colleges require a C or better to apply. The district also offers an array of “credit recovery”...
  • Police Launch Investigation After Video Surfaces Showing Cheerleaders Forced Into Splits

    08/26/2017 4:45:55 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 91 replies
    NBC ^ | 8-24-2017 | NBC
    Police are investigating a Denver high school's administration after video surfaced of cheerleaders being forced into doing splits, NBC affiliate KUSA reported. The video shows an incoming freshman at East High School surrounded by teammates and a coach in June during the first week of cheer camp. The girl screams in pain and repeatedly cries "please stop" as the group tries to force her legs into a split. KUSA received seven similar videos. The school's principal, cheer coach, assistant cheer coach and an assistant principal, as well as Denver Public Schools deputy general counsel, have been placed on leave during...
  • Videos show East High cheerleaders repeatedly forced into splits, police investigating

    08/24/2017 8:00:47 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 57 replies
    http://www.nbcsandiego.com ^ | August 23, 2017 | Unknown
    Police are investigating a Denver high school's administration after video surfaced of cheerleaders being forced into doing splits, NBC affiliate KUSA reported. The video shows an incoming freshman at East High School surrounded by teammates and a coach in June during the first week of cheer camp. The girl screams in pain and repeatedly cries "please stop" as the group tries to force her legs into a split. KUSA received seven similar videos. The school's principal, cheer coach, assistant cheer coach and an assistant principal, as well as Denver Public Schools deputy general counsel, have been placed on leave during...
  • Vocational Education and America’s High Schools

    08/12/2017 9:11:17 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    City Journal ^ | 09 August 2017 | Paul Beston, Steven Malanga
    Paul Beston joins Steven Malanga to talk about the history of the American high school and making high-quality career training central in today’s high schools. This 10 Blocks episode is the second based on City Journal’s special issue, The Shape of Work to Come. In 1910, less than 20 percent of America’s 15-to-18-year-olds were enrolled in high school. By 1940, that figure had reached nearly 75 percent. The phenomenon became known as the American high school movement, and the impetus for it came from local communities, not from federal, or even state, government. Today, however, high school diplomas poorly prepare...
  • NJ Father Spends $5K to Reprint HS Yearbooks That Censored Trump Slogans

    08/05/2017 2:10:37 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 4, 2017
    You may remember the story of a New Jersey high school that came under fire after President Trump's campaign logo and slogan were digitally removed from two students' yearbook photos and another student's quote from the president was also excluded. The students complained about Wall Township High School's censorship, which led to an outpouring of support - including from the president himself - and the eventual suspension of the school's yearbook club adviser. 200 copies of the yearbook were reissued with the photos and quote intact, at a cost of $10,000. Now, it's been revealed that the father of one...
  • Chicago Students Won’t Be Able to Graduate without the Government Approving Their Plans

    07/06/2017 8:31:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/06/2017 | Katherine Timpf
    Beginning in 2020, Chicago high-school seniors will have to prove that they have a government-approved post-graduation plan in order to earn their diplomas. Yep. Rather than allow its young people the freedom to approach their futures creatively, Chicago will force its students to choose from one of just five government-approved options: College attendance (note: verbal vows of attendance are not enough, students will need to present actual acceptance letters), a gap-year program, military service, a trade apprenticeship, or a job. According to Reason, the official description of the demand claims that the city is trying to raise $1 million...
  • Chicago will force students to have post-high school plans

    07/04/2017 6:24:28 PM PDT · by BBell · 40 replies
    http://nypost.com/ ^ | 7/4/17 | Ruth Brown and Carl Campanile July 4, 2017 | 4:25pm
    Thousands of students in the US soon won’t be able to graduate high school unless they can prove they’ve lined up a job or apprenticeship, enlisted in the military, been accepted to college or joined a “gap-year” program. The program, set to take take effect in Chicago in 2020, is supposed to get scholars in the city’s struggling school system planning for the future early, Mayor Rahm Emanuel told the Washington Post. “We are going to help kids have a plan, because they’re going to need it to succeed,” Emanuel said. “You cannot have kids think that 12th grade is...
  • Evidence of Envy? A Reflection on the Elimination of Valedictorians

    05/26/2016 7:18:10 AM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-25-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Evidence of Envy? A Reflection on the Elimination of Valedictorians Msgr. Charles Pope • May 25, 2016 • Some of you have heard the news that a local school board in Charlotte, North Carolina voted to eliminate the naming of valedictorians. The following appeared on FoxNews.com:Citing what it calls “unhealthy” competition among students, the Wake County school board is the latest in the country to make valedictorians and salutatorians a thing of the past, The News & Observer of Charlotte reports. … [S]chool officials say singling out two people for their grade point averages just encourages students to take...
  • Video of High School Student’s Profanity-Laced Meltdown Goes Viral

    05/29/2017 7:58:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    cbs local ^ | May 29, 2017 | CBS
    <p>LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — Cellphone video of a Lancaster High School student screaming profanities and racial epithets at a teacher made the rounds on social media Friday, with shares topping 4,000 shares on Twitter. Students and authorities are stunned.</p> <p>In the footage captured earlier this week, the student, whose name has not been revealed pending confirmation of his age, can be seen entering an Eastside High School classroom behind the teacher. The video doesn’t capture what happened before the altercation inside, but it shows the visibly upset teen yelling and attempting to destroy objects in the room.</p>
  • Unsayable Truths about a Failing High School

    05/23/2017 10:42:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2017 | Kay Hymowitz
    Earlier in the month, my high-school alma mater in the prosperous Montgomery County suburbs of Philadelphia went viral. A video of a student brawl injuring four security officers and eight teachers appeared on YouTube, bolstering long-whispered rumors of the district’s decline. Four students were taken into custody; one of them, 18 and charged as an adult for four counts of aggravated assault, is still in jail as I write. All four of the students were black females.
  • High School choir sings "Glory Hallelujah" as remains of soldier carried off plane

    05/13/2017 8:12:30 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 26, 2016 | WSB-TV
    This video is a year old, but someone just sent it to me. I think it's worth posting, and I hope the mods agree. The video shows - among other things - that not every high school student is a jerk. Some good news, for a change.
  • Girls’ Track Team Totally Fine With Huge Dude Joining Their Team

    04/07/2017 11:32:10 AM PDT · by kevcol · 73 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 7, 2017 | Amber Randall
    Andraya Yearwood, a freshman boy who identifies as a girl, recently joined Cromwell High School’s female track team, reports the Hartford Courant. . . . Yearwood’s school district gave him permission to participate on the girls’ team. He is considering sexual reassignment surgery to transition to female and plans to take puberty and hormone blockers.
  • Tucker Carlson demolishes hotshot lawyer hired to represent accused Rockville rapist

    03/24/2017 1:53:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 24, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    >Last night on his eponymous Fox News program, Tucker Carlson interviewed David Moyse, an attorney hired to defend 18 year-old Henry Sanchez-Milian, who is in this country illegally, against a charge of rape against a 14 year old girl in a bathroom at a Rockville, MD, high school. Moyse is one of those youngish (in his 30s) lawyers who gets himself on lists of up-and-comers, like this one, and is a name partner in a criminal defense firm. In going on TV to make the case for his client, Counselor Moyse found himself being cross-examined and saying something he soon...
  • Rockville Considers Declaring Itself A Sanctuary City Amid Immigrant Rape Scandal

    03/20/2017 6:00:59 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/19/2017 | Jonah Bennett
    Rockville, Md., the city home to the recent immigrant high school rape scandal, is considering declaring itself a sanctuary city to hide illegals. Although Rockville police have had a long-standing policy neither to question suspected illegals about their immigration status, or to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, the city is now considering the process of formalizing that informal standard by becoming a sanctuary city. Rockville City Councilmember Julie Palakovich Carr introduced an ordinance in early March in response to President Donald Trump’s pledge to beat back illegal immigration.