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  • High School Coach Suspended For Whipping Players

    11/11/2010 6:11:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Bleacher Report ^ | November 11, 2010 | Casey Schermick
    A high school basketball coach at Murrah High School in Jackson, Mississippi has been suspended and has been sued for allegedly whipping players for several different reasons. Marlon Dorsey faced a lawsuit filed Tuesday for the actions against the players. Attorney Lisa Ross filed the lawsuit against Dorsey. Ross claims to have a video taken with a cell phone of a player that shows the teammate bent over as Dorsey whipped him three times with a weight belt that weighed anywhere from five to ten pounds. Ross also says that along with the whipping the boys were physically and verbally...
  • Dropout U

    10/29/2010 11:08:35 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 29, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The President’s favorite think tank, the Center for American Progress (CAP) is so anxious to help the White House reach its goal of 60 percent of the population with college degrees that they are considering high school dropouts as likely targets for recruiters. It should be noted that colleges are already trying to bring back their own dropouts to increase attendance at their institutions, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. U. S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter enunciated the 60 percent benchmark at a recent CAP meeting. “Reaching a 60 percent attainment level is a challenging task, requiring...
  • Violent high school teacher becomes a YouTube star

    10/12/2010 9:42:01 PM PDT · by Immerito · 32 replies
    TG Daily ^ | 10/12/10 | STARR KESHET
    A high school algebra teacher who suffered a violent nervous breakdown in a Nashville classroom has become a YouTube star nearly overnight. The shocking video of Donald Brian Wood - who was filmed turning over tables and yelling at cowering students - has garnered approximately 180,000 views since being posted on October 8.
  • Rhode Island school pulls out of game citing size of foe's players

    10/07/2010 5:12:08 AM PDT · by chickadee · 54 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 6, 2010 | Cameron Smith
    Football matchups between private schools can create mismatches based on a variety of factors, but it's rare that a school uses fear of injury to cancel a game. That's exactly what happened Monday, when St. George's (R.I.) School canceled a game on Friday against fellow Independent School League member Lawrence Academy (Mass.), citing a concern over the disparity in the size of the two schools' players. St. George's is the first team to officially pull out of a game against Lawrence Academy (Mass.), one of two programs that has been completely dominant against ISL foes in recent years.
  • The Complicated Tale of Phoebe Prince

    10/05/2010 10:31:07 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 36 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 04, 2010 | by Jessica Bennett
    It started with rumors, a love triangle, and a dirty look in a high-school bathroom. Soon jokes about an "Irish slut" cropped up on Facebook, and a girl’s face was scribbled out of a class photo hanging up at school. One day, in the cafeteria, another girl marched in, pointed at her, and shouted "stay away from other people’s men." A week later, as the girl walked home, a car full of students crept close. One kid hurled a crumpled soda can out the window, followed closely by shrieks of "whore!" If your children had behaved like this, how would...
  • Asian Kids Again Beaten In A Philly School

    09/21/2010 11:26:42 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 49 replies
    Two freshman at Edward Bok Technical High School in Philadelphia were hospitalized after a beating by 10 other boys, Friday. The victims were new 14 and 15 year immigrants from China. Bok High School is 72 percent black and the perpetrators were black kids bringing to mind incidents that happened last December at South Philadelphia High School. One of the perps has been arrested and is facing assault charges. Philadelphia School District officials described the incident as part of traditional freshman hazing and said racism was not involved. The Asian community is skeptical.
  • Gunman killed inside Tennessee high school.

    08/31/2010 5:47:09 AM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 97 replies
    News & Advance ^ | 08-31-2010 | Media General News Service
    On Monday morning, Thomas Richard Cowan loaded 13 bullets into two handguns, left his German shepherd chained to the fence and drove eight miles from his home in Kingsport to Sullivan Central High School. Whatever his mission, it was the 62-year-old Vietnam veteran’s final drive. ... Cowan trained a .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol at Riden’s face, said Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson. Carolyn Gudger, the school resource officer, drew her gun, then shielded the principal’s body with her own.
  • D grades may be on their way out at Boulder Valley schools

    08/30/2010 3:34:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Camera ^ | 08/29/2010 | Amy Bounds
    The days of scraping by with D's in high school classes may be waning. Three Boulder Valley high schools -- don't give D grades to students. The reasoning is that a D wouldn't be good enough in the working world -- who wants a doctor or a mechanic performing D-level work -- so it's not good enough for high school students, either. "D's seem to be really sending a mixed message -- well, you've performed below average, you haven't really met the standard, but you're passing," New Vista Principal Kirk Quitter said. More high schools nationwide are considering whether a...
  • HS test 'slams' Christianity, lauds Islam

    08/24/2010 3:10:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 24, 2010 | YOAV GONEN
    State testmakers played favorites when quizzing high-schoolers on world religions -- giving Islam and Buddhism the kid-gloves treatment while socking it to Christianity, critics say. Teachers complain that the reading selections from the Regents exam in global history and geography given last week featured glowing passages pertaining to Muslim society but much more critical essay excerpts on the subject of Christianity. "There should have been a little balance in there," said one Brooklyn teacher who administered the exam but did not want to be identified. "To me, this was offensive because it's just so inappropriate and the timing of it...
  • Most US students think Beethoven is a dog

    08/18/2010 9:45:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    AFP ^ | Aug 17, 2010 | Karin Zeitvogel
    Most young Americans entering university this year can't write in cursive, think email is too slow, that Beethoven's a dog and Michelangelo a computer virus... To students who will get their bachelor's degrees in 2014, Czechoslovakia has never existed, Fergie is a pop singer, not a duchess; Clint Eastwood is a sensitive movie director, not Dirty Harry... Few students in the class of 2009 knew how to tie a tie and most thought Iran and Iraq had never been at war with each other.
  • Scores Stagnate at High Schools

    08/18/2010 5:12:42 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 18, 2010 | STEPHANIE BANCHERO
    New data show that fewer than 25% of 2010 graduates who took the ACT college-entrance exam possessed the academic skills necessary to pass entry-level courses, despite modest gains in college-readiness among U.S high-school students in the last few years. ... While elementary schools have shown progress on national achievement exams, high-school results have stayed perniciously low. Some experts say the lack of rigor in high-school courses is partly to blame. "High schools are the downfall of American school reform," said Jack Jennings, president of the Center on Education Policy, a nonpartisan research organization in Washington. "We haven't figured out how...
  • Facebook threat lands teen behind bars

    08/16/2010 3:18:34 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 15 replies
    BROWNSBURG (WISH) - A Brownsburg teen was arrested Sunday night after he allegedly said he was going to blow up Brownsburg High School. According to Brownsburg Police, Brandon Scott Vernon, 18, asked his Facebook friends if anyone wanted to blow up the school with him...
  • Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling in Graduation Speech

    07/28/2010 8:39:20 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Signs of The Time ^ | Erica Goldson
    "The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States, whatever pretensions of politicians, pedagogues other such mountebanks, and that is its aim everywhere else."
  • Sleep Study Suggests Later School Starting Times Could Improve High Schoolers' Performance

    07/06/2010 4:19:18 PM PDT · by Decombobulator · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2010/07/06
    Once the carefree days of summer are over, teenagers across the country face the brutal reality of waking up for school. Many high schools open their doors early in the morning, with classes starting at 7:30 a.m., and sometimes earlier. It's tough for teens to wake up for those early morning classes, and new research suggests that an early school bell may be fighting a losing battle against Mother Nature. A study of teens at a Rhode Island boarding school found that pushing back the school day by 30 minutes improved concentration, mood and even encouraged students to consume healthier...
  • Massachusetts School Offers to Allow Pledge of Allegiance -- but Not in Class

    06/30/2010 11:12:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    fox ^ | June 29, 2010 | Todd Starnes
    Student Sean Harrington appears to have won his fight to bring the Pledge of Allegiance back into his Massachusetts high school -- except the principal's proposed solution leaves the daily honor to the nation's flag literally hanging in the hall. Charles Skidmore, principal of Arlington High School in Arlington, Mass., has offered to allow students to recite the pledge before school begins -- but in the school's foyer and not in the classrooms, as 17-year-old Harrington had hoped. Kathleen Bodie, Arlington superintendent of schools, told Fox News Radio that “The principal wanted to be very respectful about the pledge and...
  • School Officials in Mass. Town Won't Let Students Recite Pledge of Allegiance

    06/29/2010 3:11:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 79 replies
    FOXNews ^ | June 29, 2010 | Todd Starnes
    When Sean Harrington entered his freshman year at Arlington High School, he noticed something peculiar: There were no American flags in the classrooms, and no one recited the Pledge of Allegiance. So Harrington enlisted the aid of his fellow students, and now, three years later, they have succeeded in getting flags installed in the classrooms. But the pledge still will not be recited. The Arlington, Mass., school committee has rejected the 17-year-old's request to allow students to voluntarily recite the Pledge of Allegiance, because some educators are concerned that it would be hard to find teachers willing to recite it......
  • If The Obama Administration Was a Movie...

    06/23/2010 7:59:53 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 24 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-23-2010 | Jared H. McAndersen
    I think I have a rough idea. I don't know if this would be a comedy or a documentary....maybe both...maybe tragedy... The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit www.thelookingspoon.com to see more posts and art
  • Connecticut School Removes Lord Reference in High School Diplomas

    06/23/2010 3:06:06 PM PDT · by nmh · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/23/10 | Todd Starnes
    Seniors at a New Haven, Conn., high school will not be graduating “in the year of our Lord” this year – or any future years, according to the superintendent of schools. The school district has removed the traditional phrase from high school diplomas after someone complained. “It’s a religious thing,” Superintendent Reginald Mayo told the New Haven Register. “I’m surprised it took this long for someone to notice it. We certainly don’t want to offend anyone.” Last year, former alderwoman Ina Silverman filed a complaint about “in the year of our Lord" when her daughter was a student at Wilbur...
  • "Hamas" Helen Thomas Is Speaker For Bethesda, MD's Walt Whitman High School 2010 Graduation

    06/06/2010 11:43:10 AM PDT · by stratman1969 · 12 replies · 349+ views
    Marooned in Marin webblog ^ | June 6, 2010 | Marooned in Marin
    Helen Thomas, who was caught on video saying the Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine (Israel)" is going to be the speaker at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD on June 14, 2010. Thomas also was a speaker at a 2006 fundraiser for the pro-Hamas, pro-Islamofascist terrorist "peace" group Code Pinko. According to WTOP radio, where I first heard of this speech this afternoon, the principal was "aware" of the controversy but knows of no plan to cancel her speech.
  • ACE Climate Propaganda

    05/31/2010 5:29:00 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 154+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 31, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    ACE Climate Propaganda Bethany Stotts, May 28, 2010 Climate activists seem intent on preaching anthropogenic global warming to students at many levels, from childhood through higher education. Public school students sometimes learn about climate change in class, according to the Independent Women’s Forum. Some students have watched Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” documentary multiple times at the behest of their teachers. And some “green” colleges and universities have an “environmental literacy requirement” for each of their students. At the high school level, the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) claims to have reached over 400,000 students at 850 schools through their...
  • Activist: 'We need to rethink and readdress our multicultural perspective'

    05/26/2010 4:12:39 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 28 replies · 578+ views
    Journalstar.com ^ | 5-25-2010 | Margaret Reist
    Lincoln Public Schools needs to re-emphasize its commitment to multicultural education in the wake of the "green card" incident on an Omaha soccer field last week, several people told the Lincoln Board of Education on Tuesday. "We need to rethink and readdress our multicultural perspective," said Marty Ramirez, a longtime Lincoln resident and community activist. "We need to go beyond token gestures." In the 1970s, there was a lot of energy focused on multicultural education, but that energy seems to have diminished, he said. Last week, in the moments after Lincoln East High School's boys soccer team beat Omaha South...
  • One rule set for Obama, another for rest of us

    05/26/2010 3:00:19 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 10 replies · 535+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, May 25, 2010 | BILL KERCHER
    What a hypocrite. President Obamaberates Arizona for its new illegal immigration law, spreading the lie that it authorizes Arizona police to demand that anyone who looks foreign or has brown skin show his or her papers. Mr. Obama jokes about how racist it is for anyone to be asked for his or her papers. Yet when he goes to Kalamazoo, Mich., to give an address to the students at Central High School, every student who wants to meet him is required to show proof of citizenship. Once again, there are rules and laws for the everyday people - and then...
  • Many American Students Entering College Need Remedial Courses

    05/12/2010 5:33:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies · 1,155+ views
    ap ^ | May 11, 2010 | Christine Armario
    Some students in remedial courses are older workers trying to jump-start a new career. But a sizable amount are recent graduates who performed well in high school...nearly four out of five remedial students had a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. The price of providing remedial training is costly. The Alliance for Excellent Education estimates the nation loses $3.7 billion a year because students are not learning basic needed skills, including $1.4 billion to provide remedial education for students who have recently completed high school. "From taxpayers' standpoint, remediation is paying for the same education twice," Students who need...
  • Man Posing as High School B-Baller Busted

    05/12/2010 10:30:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 506+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Wed, May 12, 2010 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    Former South Florida standout posed as teen in Texas: policeT, The moves make the man, and in the case of South Florida high school basketball star Guerdwich Montimere, the moves discovered the boy was a man. The 22-year-old former Fort Lauderdale standout player was arrested Tuesday after police said he posed as a 16-year-old boy playing on a Texas high school team. Montimere, a star at Dillard High a few years ago, was discovered by two South Florida coaches playing at Permian High in Odessa, Texas. Posing as sophomore Jerry Joseph, Montimere was confronted by Boyd Anderson Assistant coach Cedric...
  • Police: High school hoops star actually 22

    05/12/2010 6:52:51 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 17 replies · 815+ views
    ap ^ | May 11, 2010
    ODESSA, Texas - A West Texas student who led his high school basketball team to the state playoffs last season was actually a 22-year-old man, police said Tuesday. Police say the basketball star was really Guerdwich Montimere, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Haiti who school officials say was recognized last month by Florida coaches as having been a star high school player in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a few years ago. Ector County school district officials said the man posed as 16-year-old Jerry Joseph and enrolled at Permian High School in Odessa for the 2009-2010 academic year. He also presented himself...
  • American Senior High shaped by diverse student body

    05/09/2010 1:30:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies · 1,041+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | May 8, 2010 | KATHLEEN McGRORY
    While the nation grappled with school desegregation, the Dade School Board came up with a bold plan: a school that would be one-third black, one-third Hispanic and one-third white. They called it American Senior High. Within weeks of its opening in 1976, fights raged. A half-dozen black girls attacked a white girl selling candy after school, smashing her nose. Five white boys assaulted a black classmate off-campus. Two years after its birth, American was judged the most dangerous school in Dade County.
  • Unsourced rumor from unlinked unsourced blog news alert

    05/07/2010 10:07:47 AM PDT · by raisin · 34 replies · 1,681+ views
    Live Oaks High School (American Flag T-shirt controversy) is on lock down with extra police being called in. No details yet and can't really comfirm beyond what Megan Kelly is reporting. Students walked out yesterday after story went national. Congratulations to idiot principle for manufacturing crisis out of nothing.
  • NJROTC Champions: 2010 Naval Junior ROTC Nationals in Pensacola

    04/11/2010 5:52:59 PM PDT · by KentuckianaHeadhunter · 3 replies · 540+ views
    Vanity
    2010 NJROTC Nationals results: Overall winners 1st: Centennial High School, Las Vegas. 2nd: Shawnee Mission North High School, Kansas City, Mo. 3rd: Boca Raton High School, Boca Raton, Fla. 4th: Flour Bluff High School, Corpus Christi, Texas.
  • Officials: Colo. deputy used stun gun on students

    04/08/2010 10:49:56 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 4 replies · 373+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | April 9, 2010
    LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) - A sheriff's deputy in Colorado has been placed on unpaid administrative leave after he used a stun gun to shock 30 students at a high school career fair. Officials with Lake County High School, in the small central Colorado town of Leadville, say the students asked the deputy to shock them so they knew what it felt like. Two students were treated for minor burns at a local hospital and released.
  • Business will seek to run state schools after shift in political attitudes

    04/02/2010 10:37:17 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 10 replies · 264+ views
    Schools Matter ^ | April 2, 2010 | Greg Hurst, Education Editor
    Businesses are looking to revolutionise state education by bidding to run hundreds of schools, as politicians open the door to new education providers. Companies want to create national chains of state schools, eclipsing the current groups of charitable academy sponsors, which tend to be small and geographically based. Although both the Government and the Conservatives say that organisations driven by profit should not run schools, both have created a path for them to enter the sector. Governing bodies of new, or existing, schools can appoint a contractor to operate the school on their behalf — a model used widely in...
  • Dangerous Projects in Public Schools:Recruiting Kids for Obama's Agenda

    03/30/2010 5:32:50 PM PDT · by kwill4u · 12 replies · 472+ views
    Right Side News ^ | Monday, 29 March 2010 17:16 | Written by Phyllis Schlafly
    President Barack Obama's budget has added more than $100 billion of federal taxpayers' money to what is called "education," so that means it will be spent by alumni of the Saul Alinsky school of radical community organizing and/or the Chicago Democratic machine. Obama is using the public schools to recruit a private army of high-schoolers to "build on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering students across the country to help us bring about our agenda." We now know that Obama's "agenda" is to move the United States into European-style Socialism.
  • Female coach takes over HS varsity football

    03/12/2010 6:01:28 PM PST · by jerry557 · 13 replies · 763+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 03/12/10 | Teresa M. Walker
    WASHINGTON | The football players at Calvin Coolidge Senior High School, Mayor Adrian Fenty and a room full of cheering staff needed only one word to describe her: coach. Natalie Randolph, a 29-year-old biology and environmental sciences teacher, was introduced Friday as the coach of the school's Coolidge Colts. She's believed to be the nation's only female head coach of a high school varsity football team. "While I'm proud to be part of what this all means," Randolph said, "being female has nothing to do with it. I love football. I love football, I love teaching, I love these kids....
  • Twilight for Seniors

    03/04/2010 8:02:50 AM PST · by bs9021 · 8 replies · 280+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | March 4, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Twilight For Seniors Malcolm A. Kline, March 4, 2010 A Utah Republican legislator has proposed scrapping senior year of high school to save state funds. “According to the unwritten constitution that governs ordinary American life and makes possible a shared pop culture that even new immigrants can jump right into after a few movies and a trip to the mall, the senior year of public high school is less a climactic academic experience than an occasion for oafish goofing off, chronic truancy, random bullying, sloppy dancing in rented formalwear and interludes of moody, wan philosophizing (often at sunrise while still...
  • Obama seeks money, interventions to stem dropouts

    03/01/2010 8:39:41 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies · 840+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 1, 2010 | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama took aim Monday at the nation's school dropout epidemic, proposing $900 million to states and education districts that agree to drastically change or even shutter their worst performing schools. Obama's move comes as many schools continue to struggle to get children to graduation, a profound problem in a rich, powerful nation. Only about 70 percent of entering high school freshmen go on to graduate. The problem affects blacks and Latinos at particularly high rates. Obama described the crisis as one that hurts individual kids and the nation as a whole, shattering dreams and undermining an already hurting...
  • Should Have, Could Have: What Parents Regret About High School

    02/26/2010 9:42:41 AM PST · by Sopater · 45 replies · 1,069+ views
    EducationWeek ^ | February 23, 2010 | Robert L. Hampel
    Each semester, my undergraduate history-of-education students ask their parents 10 questions about their time in high school. The interviews usually confirm what we discuss in class—the impact of protests in the late 1960s, the rise of special education, more female sports, and contrasts between rural and urban, Catholic and public schools. But the replies to one question have surprised me: “If you could travel back in time, what would you change—in your own behavior or in the school itself—to make your high school experience better?” Rather than fault their schools, most parents criticize themselves. Of the 178 respondents since 2007,...
  • New Approach Would Let High Schoolers Graduate Early

    02/17/2010 7:23:03 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies · 719+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 17, 2010 | Sam Dillon
    In an experiment that could reshape American secondary education, high schools in eight states will introduce new courses next year, along with a battery of tests for sophomores, that will allow students who pass to get a diploma two years early and immediately enroll in community college. Students who pass but aspire to attend a selective college may continue with college preparatory courses in their junior and senior years, organizers of the new effort said. Students who fail the 10th grade tests, known as board exams, can try again at the end of their 11th and 12th grades. The tests...
  • Utah Considers Cutting 12th Grade -- Altogether [Time For Vouchers,Vouchers, Vouchers!]

    02/14/2010 5:28:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 104 replies · 1,710+ views
    LATimes ^ | February 14, 2010 | DeeDee Correll
    Utah Considers Cutting 12th Grade -- Altogether The proposal by state Sen. Chris Buttars would chip away at Utah's $700-million shortfall. He's since offered a toned-down version: Just make senior year optional. By DeeDee Correll February 14, 2010 Reporting from Denver - At Utah's West Jordan High School, the halls have swirled lately with debate over the merits of 12th grade: Is it a waste of time? Are students ready for the real world at 17? For student body president J.D. Williams, 18, the answer to both questions is a resounding no. "I need this year," he said, adding that...
  • For Students at Risk, Early College Proves a Draw

    02/08/2010 5:29:30 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies · 659+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 7, 2010 | Tamar Lewin
    Precious Holt, a 12th grader with dangly earrings and a SpongeBob pillow, climbs on the yellow school bus and promptly falls asleep for the hour-plus ride to Sandhills Community College. When the bus arrives, she checks in with a guidance counselor and heads off to a day of college classes, blending with older classmates until 4 p.m., when she and the other seniors from SandHoke Early College High School gather for the ride home. There is a payoff for the long bus rides: The 48 SandHoke seniors are in a fast-track program that allows them to earn their high-school diploma...
  • Natick (MA) Town Meeting approves new ($89 million) high school

    02/05/2010 10:06:03 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies · 328+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 5, 2010 | Jessica Rudis
    After a lengthy debate, the Natick Special Town Meeting last night overwhlemingly approved funding for an $89 million new Natick High School, sending the measure to March 30 townwide special election. It is the second major construction project approved by Town Meeting this week. On Tuesday night, money for a new community/senior center was approved. With $43.1 million in reimbursements from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, Natick taxpayers will only have to pay for $45.9 million of the project with a property tax increase. Still, members questioned if the total expense of the project was completely necessary. "I have a...
  • Every Teacher's Nightmare: Culturally "Relevant" Curriculum That Promotes Racism

    02/03/2010 7:08:01 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 36 replies · 2,046+ views
    Facebook ^ | 2/3/'10 | Rabbi Nachum Shifren
    Los Angeles — My classroom lay in ashes. The acrid smell of asbestos permeated the thick air in the "C" building, where police had cordoned off the area with bright yellow tape, forbidding the entry of staff and students. The entire wing of our language building would be closed for an entire six weeks. Collateral damage done to the adjacent classrooms meant that a slew of teachers would be "traveling", juggling books, tests, overhead transparencies, and supplies, like gypsies, bivouacking through lunch areas, track bleachers, even lawn areas of the senior quad. Why was an entire school put on hold,...
  • Advanced Pressure (from Advanced Placement exams) (video)

    01/26/2010 5:13:22 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies · 297+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 25, 2010
    The filmmaker Vicki Abeles features the stories of students and teachers of Advanced Placement classes and the pressures they face in our achievement-obsessed culture.
  • States Lower Test Standards for a High School Diploma

    01/12/2010 5:24:11 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies · 793+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2010 | Ian Urbina
    A law adopting statewide high school exams for graduation took effect in Pennsylvania on Saturday, with the goal of ensuring that students leaving high school are prepared for college and the workplace. But critics say the requirement has been so watered down that it is unlikely to have major impact. The situation in Pennsylvania mirrors what has happened in many of the 26 states that have adopted high school exit exams. As deadlines approached for schools to start making passage of the exams a requirement for graduation, and practice tests indicated that large numbers of students would fail, many states...
  • Rushford-Peterson basketball team bus scores trophy: 10-point buck (MN)

    01/05/2010 4:39:01 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies · 571+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 1/5/10 | MARY LYNN SMITH
    The Rushford-Peterson High School basketball team won the opening game of its holiday tournament, but it was the ride home that brought the boys together and delivered a trophy to the small school. On a rural road in southeastern Minnesota, after a Dec. 28 victory over Spring Grove, the coaches stopped the team bus about 10 p.m. to help a fan whose car skidded off the icy road and was stuck in the ditch. With that rescue complete, the team resumed the 28-mile trek home when coach Tom Vix suddenly saw a flash of light to his left. Vix, 50,...
  • Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque

    12/16/2009 11:28:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 12,815+ views
    Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim
    Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Jim Hoft A mysterous Muslim group with unknown sponsors has purchased a building steps away from Ground Zero. Hudson New York reported: An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood — to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques. At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards...
  • Pilot went from high school to flight school

    12/12/2009 6:12:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 752+ views
    Multinational Force Iraq ^ | Sgt. Travis Zielinski, USA
    Spc. Jonathan Moore, from Columbus, Ga., an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter crew chief with 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, stands by to launch Chief Warrant Officer 3 Aaron Fouquette (backseat), from Jacksonville, Fla., and Chief Warrant Officer 2 John Munson (front seat), from Lyons, N.Y., on Camp Taji, Dec. 10. Photo by Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st Cavalry Division. CAMP TAJI — In the Army, a 20-year-old can fly the most advanced helicopters around. When signing up, that's what Chief Warrant Officer 3 Aaron Fouquette wanted to do. "I was always fascinated with flying...
  • Language teachers Alini Brito, Cindy Mauro caught by janitor having naked romp in HS classroom

    12/09/2009 12:21:55 PM PST · by nycteacher · 85 replies · 4,207+ views
    The Daily News ^ | 12/9/2009 | Joe Jackson, Brendan Brosh and Christina Boyle
    Two female Romance language instructors were tossed out of their Brooklyn high school after being caught "undressed" in an empty classroom, sources told the Daily News Tuesday.
  • Cypress Woods Wildcats Named "Army Strong" Team Of The Week

    12/01/2009 12:44:08 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 248+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 12/01/2009 | staff
    Cypress, Texas –Dave Campbell’s Texas Football is proud to announce that the Cypress Woods High School Wildcats football team has been named the Army Strong Team of the Week for Division 5A.
  • CUNY's got math problem: Report shows many freshmen from city HS fail at basic algebra

    11/12/2009 10:45:24 AM PST · by george76 · 80 replies · 2,175+ views
    DAILY NEWS ^ | November 12th 2009 | Joel Schectman and Rachel Monahan
    More city kids are graduating from high school, but that doesn't mean they can do college math. Basic algebra involving fractions and decimals stumped a group of City University of New York freshmen - suggesting city schools aren't preparing them... "These results are shocking," ... "They show that a disturbing proportion of New York City high school graduates lack basic skills." During their first math class at one of CUNY's four-year colleges, 90% of 200 students tested couldn't solve a simple algebra problem... Only a third could convert a fraction into a decimal. The lack of math skills means the...
  • Pakistan: Jihadists blow up high school for girls

    11/02/2009 1:57:09 AM PST · by Cindy · 17 replies · 1,297+ views
    (AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | Posted by Marisol on November 2, 2009 12:06 AM | n/a
    SNIPPET: "PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Islamist militants blew up a girls school in Pakistan's lawless Khyber tribal district Sunday, destroying the building and wounding four people in neighbouring homes, officials said. Two explosions ripped through the 18-room government high school for girls at Kari Gar village and a boy who watched the premises is missing..." SNIPPET: "Islamist militants, who have carved out a strong presence in Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal belt on the Afghan border, have destroyed hundreds of schools, mostly for girls, in the northwest of the country in recent years. Nearly 200 schools were destroyed in the Swat valley alone...
  • Why Did 1 In 7 Girls Get Pregnant At Robeson High?

    10/16/2009 2:32:36 PM PDT · by fuzzybutt · 72 replies · 2,389+ views
    Channel 2 Chicago ^ | Oct 15, 2009 | Kristyn Hartman
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― About one in seven girls at Robeson High School are pregnant. Officials say a variety of factors are to blame. Chicago public school full of energy and spirit. It has about 800 girls, and 115 of them have something in common – something you might find disturbing. All those young ladies are moms or moms-to-be at Paul Robeson High School. It's not a school for young mothers, it's a neighborhood school. And all of the pregnancies have happened, despite prevention talk.