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  • Classic FR Posts 'for the ages' Archive Thread

    04/20/2018 5:32:53 AM PDT · by JockoManning · 57 replies
    FR ^ | 20 APR 2018 | JockoManning
    Second mistake this year. You do know you can go to the mistake exchange and buy error credits from those of us who never make mistakes. We have surplus error credits banked from past years of mistake free living. That way, when you use up your allotted three annual mistakes, you can merely purchase more on the Error Exchange so you can continue going through life free from worry about those little oopsies that plague the error prone "Imperfects," as we perfect people call you, our customers. You can buy Error Credits singly, which have a one-month use-by expiration, or...
  • This 1960s High School Gym Class Would Ruin You

    04/04/2018 2:09:04 PM PDT · by polymuser · 77 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | April 13, 2015 | Jake Rossen
    “The program, in sum, not only builds physical fitness, but good Americans.” That’s how Look magazine summarized the physical education program of La Sierra High School in January 1962 [PDF]. If you’re wondering how a gym class got a major spread in a national publication—as well as an endorsement from President John F. Kennedy—take a look at this.
  • I Left My Hot Dog in San Francisco

    03/28/2018 7:27:25 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 49 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 27, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If you ever wondered what it was like to teach in a high school in the bay area, a high school English teacher gives us a precious glimpse of what it is like in a blog on Quillette. "Last year, at my high school, the students enjoyed arguing if a hotdog is a sandwich, the millennial equivalent of asking how many angels can dance on the head of a pin," S. A. Dance writes. "The hotdog question made its way to the whiteboard in our staff lounge." "By the time I arrived, my colleagues had written their responses. Some argued...
  • California Teacher Put on Leave After Asking if School Would Allow a Pro-Life Walkout

    03/20/2018 6:20:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Julianne Benzel, a teacher at Rocklin High School, asked students if school administrators would permit an anti-abortion protest, gets placed on administrative leave as a consequence A California high school teacher has been placed on leave after she wondered if her school would permit an organized walkout to protest abortion. According to CBS Sacramento, Rocklin High School’s Julianne Benzel said all she did was have a conversation with her class last Thursday and Friday about the “politics of protest” — a lesson ahead of yesterday’s school walkouts. However, this seems to have angered some students and their parents. Benzel said...
  • CRIME 5 hours agoTexas teen arrested with rifle, ammo near high school

    03/01/2018 8:49:42 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 52 replies
    FoxNews/AP ^ | 3-1-18 | Associated Press
    ROWLETT, Texas – A Dallas-area teenager was being held on $1 million bond Thursday after a police officer encountered him sitting in his car outside of a high school sporting event with a semi-automatic rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition.
  • Colleges cheer on high school students ditching class for gun control protests

    02/28/2018 3:18:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 28, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Applicants will receive no penalties for walkout-related suspensions Ditching class won’t hurt your chances of gaining admission to the college of your dreams — and may even help — as long as you’re playing hooky in order to agitate for gun control. More than 200 universities, including Harvard, Yale and MIT, have rushed to reassure applicants that they won’t be penalized if they’re suspended or otherwise disciplined for participating in peaceful school walkouts spurred by the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Not only that, but some university officials have commended and encouraged would-be protesters, leaving the impression that...
  • A WI student invents a door protection tool (short video)

    02/24/2018 9:12:38 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/20/2018
    A Wisconsin student used his shop skills to invent a door stopper.
  • Florida shooting: FBI was alerted about threat posted on YouTube

    02/15/2018 1:49:48 PM PST · by Lera · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb 15 2018 | Michael Kosnar and Daniel Arkin
    A YouTube user who used the same name as the suspected Florida gunman was investigated by the FBI for a comment boasting about plans to shoot up a school, the agency said Thursday. The FBI was alerted to the comment but failed to identify the user, said Robert Lasky, the FBI agent in charge of the Miami division. The comment did not include information about timing or location, Lasky said at a news conference. The suspect in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, identified as 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz, has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated...
  • East Bay High School Drops National Anthem From Rallies [San Ramon, CA]

    02/13/2018 12:40:16 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 28 replies
    CBS SF ^ | February 13, 2018
    SAN RAMON (CBS SF) – A seldom sung third verse of the National Anthem has led to the patriotic song being removed from rallies at San Ramon’s California High School. The decision has sparked a controversy among local residents and students. In a letter to the student body published in the school newspaper, Associated Student Body President Ariyana Kermanizadeh wrote the decision to drop “The Star Spangled Banner” from the school’s winter rally was made after students became aware of the third verse.
  • School Agrees to Pay $800,000 After Transgender Student Born Female Is Denied Use of Boys' Bathrooms

    01/28/2018 10:19:12 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 72 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    A school board in Wisconsin has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle a lawsuit in the case of a transgender former student born female who was initially denied the request to use boys' bathrooms. The Kenosha Unified School Board voted 5-2 Tuesday night in favor of the $800,000 settlement, Kenosha News reported. Lawyers said that $650,000 of that sum would go toward attorney's fees. The student, Ash Whitaker, a biological female who identifies as a male, claimed the school had carried out discriminatory practices in requiring that students use the bathrooms of the gender they were born with. Whitaker, who...
  • Judge rejects transgender student’s demand to change in girls’ locker room

    01/26/2018 8:59:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    An Illinois judge denied a transgender student’s request Thursday to change clothes with female students in the girls’ locker room at a public high school. The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, which represents Nova Maday, a biologically male student at Palatine’s Township High School District 211, had petitioned a trial court last year, arguing the student should be treated like other females and not be forced to change clothes behind a curtain. But on Thursday, Judge Thomas Allen rejected the request, leaving the ACLU to consult with its client on how to move forward with the case. “Clearly, we...
  • Teacher who compared homosexuality to cancer has certificates suspended (NJ)

    01/07/2018 5:05:47 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 85 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 7, 2018 | Marissa Iati
    A former Union High School teacher who in 2011 called homosexuality a "perverted spirit" that "breeds like cancer" has agreed to a three-year suspension of her teaching certificates. The posts on Jenye "Viki" Knox's personal Facebook page eventually caused the special education teacher and faculty adviser to the school's Bible study group to resign. She later filed a federal lawsuit claiming school officials had violated her free speech and religious rights.
  • (NJ) Abandoned baby boy laid to rest by Delbarton (Catholic High School) students

    12/18/2017 5:05:03 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies
    The Record ^ | 12.18.17 | Peggy Wright
    (NJ) Abandoned baby boy laid to rest by Delbarton (Catholic High School) students
  • New York City to Begin Putting 'Absent Reserve' Teachers Back in Classrooms. But Who Are They?

    11/19/2017 1:48:45 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Education Week ^ | October 27, 2017 | Liana Loewus
    Hundreds of New York City teachers who'd lost their full-time positions but stayed on the payroll will be headed back to classrooms within the next few weeks. About a third of those teachers, it turns out, have faced legal or disciplinary charges. The city's education department announced this summer that schools that hadn't filled all their teaching positions by Oct. 15 would be assigned educators from the "absent teacher reserve" pool. According to a spokesman at the New York City Department of Education, the "matches" between teachers and schools are being made now, and those teachers will go into schools...
  • A high school student's fall reveals kids had eaten pot brownies

    11/05/2017 10:21:32 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 09/26/2017 | Deke Farrow
    A 911 call for a Davis High School student who needed medical attention led to the discovery that a number of students on campus had eaten brownies containing marijuana, Modesto City Schools reported Tuesday. About 2 p.m. Monday, a Modesto Fire Department engine crew responded to a report a student had fallen and had an altered level of consciousness. Due to "signs and symptoms observed," paramedics requested an air ambulance, Battalion Chief Darin Jesberg said. The helicopter landed, but a flight nurse evaluated the patient and determined she was stable enough to be taken to a local hospital by ground...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...