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  • Hoax Urban Legend From February 21, 2007 : California School Teacher Tells Truth About "Protesters"

    11/14/2016 3:28:43 PM PST · by Strac6 · 47 replies
    Eamil from California School Teacher | http://msgboard.snopes.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=9;t=002141;p=1
    "As you listen to the news about the student protests over President-Elect Trump's approach to illegal immigration, there are some things that you should be aware of: I am in charge of the English-as-a-second-language department at a large Southern California high school which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning that its students average lower socioeconomic and income levels. Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate High, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park , etc., where these students are protesting, are also Title 1 schools. Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and free lunch program. When I...
  • [Mountain View, CA] South Bay Teacher Put On Paid Leave After Comparing Trump To Hitler

    11/12/2016 10:07:58 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 44 replies
    KPIX 5 [San Francisco] ^ | November 12, 2016
    MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) ó A Mountain View high school teacher was kicked out of his classroom and is now getting threats for comparing President-elect Donald Trump to Hitler. Frank Novarro doesnít know when heíll be in front of the classroom again after a history lesson he believes was misunderstood. While some are accusing the history teacher of calling Trump a racist by drawing the comparison, he says that didnít happen. ďBecause I think that it is historically factual,Ē says Novarro.
  • Berkeley High School Walks Out After Donald Trump Named President

    11/09/2016 9:07:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    he morning after Donald Trump was named president of the United States, students at Berkeley High School walked out of class, along with their teachers, to say that he is not their president. The move, where students held up F--- Trump and Mexican flag signs, follow on the heels of protests around the country, and in the Bay Area, where mostly young millennials protested in the streets, burning Trump effigies and lighting fires in the streets. But that's not what Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton said in her concession speech in New York on Wednesday. She reminded the country that Americans...
  • Trump gets nod in HHS' mock Electoral College

    11/05/2016 2:00:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Times-News ^ | November 5, 2016 | Andrew Mundhenk
    Red is the primary color of Hendersonville High. Itís also the color of its presidential nominee. The 2016 Election Symposium was held Friday afternoon in the Hendersonville High auditorium. Bearcat Nation chose Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in a race that came down to the final state. Similar in style to the Republican and Democratic national conventions, students were grouped by state and read their stateís choice for president out loud in the auditorium using the Electoral College process. The symposium was the culmination of a week-long study by the entire student body of this...
  • High school student is threatened with suspension because she wore a pro-Trump T-shirt to class

    11/04/2016 9:51:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 09:55 EDT, 4 November 2016 | Chris Summers
    A high school student was threatened with suspension from her classes after wearing a T-shirt declaring Hillary for Prison 2016. Maxine Yeakle, who is voting for Donald Trump, said she was pulled out of class at Boca Raton High School in Florida because of what she was wearing. The 18-year-old posted a video on Facebook on Tuesday, saying the schoolís assistant principal had admitted there were no rules against clothes with political slogans on them, but said she faced in-school suspension (ISS) because of the disruption it was causing. Ö
  • Minnesota students pick Trump in first statewide mock election

    11/01/2016 12:39:07 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 52 replies
    Minnesota high schoolers have spoken, and theyíre choosing Donald Trump. Trump clinched a narrow win over Hillary Clinton in the first round of results in the inaugural statewide mock election for high school students, run by Secretary of State Steve Simonís office. About 77,000 students from 213 high schools filled out ballots for U.S. President.
  • An innocent parade of patriotism or 'frightening' show of force? Police ceremony at high school foo

    10/23/2016 6:42:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 23 October 2016 | KALHAN ROSENBLATT
    <p>A celebration of law enforcement, first responders and military officials before a high school football game in New Jersey has sparked controversy due to its 'frightening message' against national anthem protesters, one organization said.</p> <p>Before a game between Middletown South High School and Toms River North High School, Middletown police deputy chief Stephen Dollinger organized a ceremony to honor those who serve.</p>
  • Boy has Ďimpure thoughtsí, blames cheerleadersí skirts, school punishes cheerleaders

    10/05/2016 6:56:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 162 replies
    PinkNews ^ | October 4, 2016 | Joseph Patrick McCormick
    A school has been criticised after punishing a whole cheerleading squad after a male student said he was distracted by their short skirts. The student at Timpview High School had ďimpureĒ thoughts after seeing the squad in their uniforms, People reports, and so his mother wrote to the school and complained. After the formal complaint was made, rather than helping the male student to deal with the thoughts, the Utah schoolís administrators appear to have punished the whole cheerleading squad. Administrators told the cheerleading coach at the school, who told the 44-strong cheerleading squad that they should not wear their...
  • NJ High schooler Suspended for Anti-Gun Control Project

    09/30/2016 12:17:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies
    NJ2AS ^ | 09.28.16 | Alexander Roubian
    A Manville, NJ student was suspended and ordered to go under a psychological evaluation after it was found out he was doing an assignment arguing against gun control.Student Frank Harvey was doing a project for class that was on gun control, arguing against it, when he left his flash drive with the project on it in the school library. The flash drive was then found and handed over to the school administrators. After discovering the contents of the flash drive, which in the report included anti-gun control political cartoons and videos and reports of armed citizens defending themselves from criminals,...
  • LOOK: Kaepernick kneels at high school game while players protest on their backs

    09/24/2016 3:50:59 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 24, 2016 | Ryan Wilson
    Colin Kaepernick has yet to throw a regular-season pass, but the 49ers' backup quarterback's decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest social inequality has made an impact that extends well beyond a football game. As Kaepernick continues to protest, he has been joined by other NFL players, and athletes -- both professional and amateur -- in other sports. It has become a divisive topic nationally, especially in light of recent shootings of African-American men by police officers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Charlotte, North Carolina. On Friday night, Kaepernick was in Oakland at Castlemont High School, where he...
  • SHOCK! School Makes Kids Take Personal Responsibility! (It's About Time)

    08/18/2016 9:44:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Let's say your tenth-grader forgets his lunch. So you receive a telephone call at work. ďMom, I left my baloney sandwich on the kitchen counter,Ē he tells you. ďCan you bring it to me, pretty please?Ē So, what would you do? Iíd be willing to bet a Moonpie that many parents would drop everything and rush to the school to personally deliver their little snowflakeís brown bag lunch. But that sort of coddling is not allowed at Catholic High School for Boys in Little Rock, Arkansas. As a matter of fact Ė itís outright banned. Catholic High School prides itself...
  • Rio 2016: N.J. (Catholic) high school phenom McLaughlin aims to make Olympic Team on Sunday

    07/10/2016 8:22:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    NJ.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | Jim Lambert
    Sydney McLaughlin, New Jersey's 16 year-old sensation, will attempt to become one of the youngest U.S. track and field Olympians when she competes in the finals of the women's 400-meter hurdles at Sunday's U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. McLaughlin, who turns 17 on Aug. 7, needs to finish in the top three in her race to make the Olympic team, which will compete in the Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 400 hurdles race is scheduled for Sunday at approximately 7:03 p.m. EST. and will shown on NBC. McLaughlin, who will be...
  • High schooler who was homeless for THREE YEARS after his mother died graduates top of his class

    07/04/2016 1:28:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2016 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    A Texas high schooler left homeless after the death of his mom has graduated top of his class and even won a full college scholarship. Liyjon DeSilva was just five years old when he lost his mother, and spent the next few years living with between different relatives until he was finally just abandoned. But even while he was spending his nights sleeping in parking lots or on park benches in southwest Houston, Texas he never considered missing school.
  • She Has Down Syndrome But She Just Graduated From High School With a 3.7 GPA

    06/23/2016 10:44:35 PM PDT · by kathsua · 19 replies
    lifenews ^ | Jun 23, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Young people with Down syndrome are constantly surprising their communities by showing how much they can achieve. They are learning to read and write, graduating from high school and college, and becoming fashion models and business owners. Now, a Washington, D.C. teen made history last week when she became the first student with Down syndrome to graduate with a full high school diploma from the D.C. Public Schools, The Federalist reports. Madison Essig graduated with 3.7 GPA and National Honor Society honors, but her mother had to fight to ensure her daughter had that opportunity, Fox 5 News reports. Madisonís...
  • 18 facing charges in Flathead High School vandalism case (M T)

    06/15/2016 2:37:49 PM PDT · by This_far · 21 replies
    MTN News ^ | 6.15.16 | Dax VanFossen
    KALISPELL - 18 teens have been charged with misdemeanors related to a spree of vandalism at Flathead High School that occurred in early May. 21 students were allegedly involved in the destruction that included drinking fountains torn from the walls and toilet paper strewn through the halls. 18 recent graduates of FHS face misdemeanor criminal mischief and trespassing according to the Flathead County Attorney's Office. The remaining three individuals' cases are being reviewed. School officials estimate the students caused $4,000 in damage.
  • Biological male awarded girls high school all-state track honors

    06/07/2016 1:28:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 5, 2016 | Staff
    Some female high school runners are questioning the fairness of the Alaska state track meet results after a biological male made it to the finals in the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes. Haines High School senior Nattaphon Wangyot, an immigrant from Thailand, was born male but identifies as female. She was allowed to compete on girlsí teams because the Alaska School Activities Association allows individual districts to decide how to handle transgender athletes on teams. Hainesí policy states ďFor the purposes of gender identification for interscholastic activities, the district will consider the gender identity based on the studentís consistent...
  • High school football captains host revival meeting in school gym

    05/10/2016 3:29:26 PM PDT · by fungoking
    Youtube ^ | Vanity
    A little good culture news. 4 senior football captains along with the public school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted a 2 night revival in the high school gym last weekend. 2 preached each night. This is the promo
  • He Said He Was 17, but High School Basketball Player May Be Closer to 30

    04/29/2016 11:22:52 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 30, 2016 | Christopher Mele
    A South Sudan immigrant and standout basketball player at a Catholic high school in Canada has been arrested after it was revealed that his true age is not 17, but closer to 29, the authorities said.
  • I go to a competitive high school in surburbia. The stress is killing me.

    03/29/2016 6:35:00 AM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    MSN News ^ | MARCH 29, 2016 | Ethan Brown
    We just want you to have a good senior year!" I hardly heard the words leave my guidance counselor's mouth as I stumbled out of her office. I could barely walk back to my classroom without collapsing. I tried to process what just happened and to make sense of the fear inside me. No such luck. I was a mess of emotions, held together haphazardly by black coffee and teenage angst.
  • FBI Orders High School Teachers To Report Anti-Government Students

    03/10/2016 8:07:05 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 62 replies
    Your News Wire ^ | Mar 5 2016 | Sean Adl-Tabatabai
    The FBI have launched a new program forcing high schools across America to report students that display ďanti-governmentĒ or rebellious behavior to authorities. The program is an attempt to prevent future terrorists from manifesting, in the governments ongoing ďwar on terrorĒ. The FBI are urging school teachers to report any ďsuspicious behaviorĒ to authorities in their new guidelines entitled ďPreventing Violent Extremism in Schoolsď. Sputniknews.com reports: ďHigh school students are ideal targets for recruitment by violent extremists seeking support for their radical ideologies, foreign fighter networks, or conducting acts of violence within our borders,Ē the FBI guidelines read. Labeled ďPreventing...
  • Return of School to Work?

    02/11/2016 7:27:52 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 11, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Somewhere between random free college for everyone and Teutonic regimentation geared towards industry is a happy medium of career choices that American high school graduates used to come much closer to having access to. "The middle-skill level, short of a BA but beyond high school, has been shrinking for about 20 years," Harry Holzer, a professor at Georgetown, pointed out on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 at the Center for American Progress (CAP). Yet and still, few in the educational establishment want students to come up short of a Bachelor of Arts. "My biggest nemesis is the high school counselor who...
  • US Marine vet sues high school, claiming daughter was all but forced to convert to Islam

    01/30/2016 7:02:48 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 71 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 1/30/2016 | Tom Tillison
    The parents of a Maryland teenager are suing their daughter's high school over a world history lesson they claim was little more than Islamic indoctrination. The Thomas More Law Center filed a lawsuit against La Plata High School on behalf of John and Melissa Wood, claiming the lesson favored a "sugar-coated version of Islam" over other religions and forced their 16-year-old child "to disparage her Christian faith," according to the law firm. The parents said the class spent one day on Christianity, followed by two weeks on Islam. And the 11th grader was "forced to profess and to write out...
  • Parents sue public high school for 'religious indoctrination'...

    01/30/2016 1:42:22 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1-29-16 | Joel Christie & Wills Robinson
    The parents of a Maryland teenager have launched a lawsuit against their daughter's public high school, claiming the district forced the 16-year-old to take classes that promote Islam over Christianity and Judaism. John Wood, a former Marine, and his wife Melissa Wood, have filed a civil rights complaint against La Plata High School, alleging their daughter - identified only as C.W. - spent one day in a modern history class studying Christianity, followed by two weeks immersed in Islam. According to court documents obtained by The Daily Mail Online, the 11th grader 'had to profess the Shahada by claiming ''There...
  • Breaking: shooting near rangeview highschool aurora colorado

    01/26/2016 6:53:56 PM PST · by GraceG · 14 replies
    According to a friend in the area there was or is a shooting at rangeview high school in aurora co. Heard off police scanner. Located in aurora colorado. NOTHING yet on local channels.
  • Teen Ted Cruz joked of goals: ‚ÄėWorld domination, you know, rule everything‚Äô

    01/23/2016 1:54:18 PM PST · by springwater13 · 87 replies
    A new video of a teenaged Ted Cruz, posted Saturday on YouTube, shows a lankier and younger version of the future Republican presidential candidate sarcastically talking about his life’s goals - and they're far more ambitious than the mere presidency. "Take over the world, world domination, you know, rule everything. Rich, powerful, that sort of stuff," Cruz says The new clip was posted on YouTube under the name "Young Ted Cruz." The operator of the account told POLITICO the video had been provided by a high school classmate of Cruz's who wished to remain anonymous. The video comes less than...
  • Palumbo H.S. students loudly say 'No!' to Islamophobia ("outpouring of fervent finger snaps")

    01/13/2016 3:10:13 PM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies
    Phiidelphia Inquirer ^ | January 13, 2016 | DAN GERINGER
    HUNDREDS OF students packed the library of the Academy at Palumbo High School in South Philly for yesterday's forum on Islamophobia, and supported their Muslim classmates with an outpouring of fervent finger snaps. Speaking against irrational fear of Muslims, Sofia Ali-Khan, a public-interest lawyer and a second-generation Pakistani American, described her open letter on Facebook, "Dear non-Muslim Allies," that went viral because, she said, "I think people were relieved to see other people saying, 'It's really gone too far. ' " The guest speaker for the event, Ali-Khan said it was clear decades ago that "the next boogie man after...
  • California Laws: On January 1st, Students Won‚Äôt Have to Pass High School (Exit Exams) to Receive

    12/27/2015 5:52:42 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Dec 2015 | William Bigelow
    On January 1, California residents will have to accustom themselves to a number of new laws that will be implemented in the state. These are some the laws that will likely have the most profound effect: SB 172: High school seniors will receive their diploma whether or not they pass or even take an exit exam; the law also applies retroactively to students who have graduated since 2004; ... SB 707: Bans concealed firearms from college campuses and K-12 school grounds
  • High School Football Player, 15, Killed While Shielding 3 Girls From Gunfire in Tennessee: Police

    12/19/2015 8:30:38 PM PST · by BBell · 144 replies
    http://ktla.com ^ | 12/19/15 | Ashley Soley-Cerro
    A 15-year-old high school football player was hailed a hero after he was fatally shot as he covered three girls when a man ‚Äúrandomly‚ÄĚ opened fire on a crowd in Tennessee, police said Friday.‚ÄúZaevion Dobson, a 15-year-old Fulton High School student and football player, was struck and killed after he had jumped on top of three girls to shield them from the shooters,‚ÄĚ Knoxville police Chief David Rausch said, appearing emotional as he held back tears during a news conference.None of the three girls were injured, according to a GoFundMe page for Dobson, that said he was ‚Äúour hero.‚ÄĚThursday‚Äôs deadly...
  • Fletcher High School evacuated after bomb threat (JAX FL}

    12/16/2015 9:42:31 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies
    WOKV ^ | 12/16/15 | John Engel
    Jacksonville, Fl. ‚ÄĒ Classes were resumed at 11:45 a.m. after a bomb threat caused an evacuation of Fletcher High School in Neptune Beach Wednesday.
  • There‚Äôs a flag-fueled yearbook controversy in Foxborough

    12/13/2015 5:56:02 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 42 replies
    Boston.com ^ | December 11, 2015 | Eric Levenson
    The mother of a Foxborough High School student says a photo of her daughter with an American flag was rejected by the school for being "offensive." In a widely shared Facebook post, Lisa Truax wrote that the Red Wing Diner, which employs her daughter, purchased a page in the school yearbook to congratulate her. The photo shows her daughter posing in front of a draped American flag. "Does anyone find this photo offensive? Apparently Foxboro High School finds it offensive," Truax wrote. "They won't allow the picture in the yearbook because it's the American flag. We are American! We live...
  • Was local high school a target of San Bernardino terrorists?

    12/10/2015 7:49:23 AM PST · by CodeJockey · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/09/2015 | Cody Derespina
    San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook reportedly had multiple photos of a local high school on his cellphone, and amid authorities‚Äô suggestions that the killer and his Jihadi bride possibly planned additional carnage, school officials feel they may have dodged a bullet. ‚ÄúAbsolutely. We are relieved,‚ÄĚ Rialto Unified School District spokesperson Syeda Jafri told FoxNews.com. ‚ÄúAt first we were very disturbed that something so horrific occurred so close to home. But we were relieved that it did not affect ‚Äď physically ‚Äď our staff and students.‚ÄĚ The FBI found several exterior photos of Rialto‚Äôs Carter High School, which has 2500 students,...
  • Principal says standardized testing is 'modern-day slavery'

    11/09/2015 1:36:13 PM PST · by Personal Responsibility · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/9/2015 | Carl Campanile
    n an online rant, a Bronx public school principal has likened standardized testing to slavery, redlining and crack cocaine in damaging the lives of minorities. ‚ÄúPublic school high-stakes standardized testing is a form of modern-day slavery, and it is designed to continue the proliferation of inequality,‚ÄĚ Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School Principal Jamaal Bowman says in an Aug. 31 blog entry titled ‚ÄúThe Tyranny of Standardized Testing.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúAmerica was born of horror for black people and that horror continues today for brown and poor people as well. Slavery, Jim Crow, redlining, crack cocaine and now standardized testing were...
  • Berkeley High students stage walkout over racist post

    11/05/2015 3:34:43 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 53 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 5, 2015 | Jill Tucker and Jenna Lyons
    About 2,000 Berkeley High School students walked out of class Thursday morning and took to the streets to protest a racist message left on a computer screen a day earlier.
  • High school students volunteer as pallbearers for homeless veterans

    11/01/2015 7:31:33 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | october 31, 2015
    Some Michigan high school students are redefining the term "extracurricular activity." In addition to club meetings, band practices and football games, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy teens are also signing up to serve as pallbearers for homeless veterans. Six students recently volunteered to be pallbearers for three dead homeless veterans. Senior Joshua Gonzales is one of the student leaders who helped develop the program. He said this new opportunity for students is "meant to help dignify and respect the human being." The students' initial plan was to carry the caskets for homeless individuals, said the Rev. Karl...
  • Student walkout backs fired deputy at S.C. school

    10/31/2015 9:51:57 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/30/15 | Doug Stranglin
    About 100 students at a South Carolina high school walked out of class briefly Friday to show support for a school resource officer fired after video showed him throwing an uncooperative black female student across the floor, according to local media and Twitter feeds. The students walked out of classes at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C., around 10 a.m. and gathered in the atrium to express their views on the firing of Deputy Ben Fields. Some in the crowd ‚ÄĒ which included both black and white students ‚ÄĒ wore T-shirts reading "Free Fields" or "#BringBackFields."
  • After school fight in Allentown leaves four police officers injured (Where is the Media?????)

    10/30/2015 5:45:24 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Four Allentown police officers are recovering after being injured in a school fight on Thursday. Police said it happened while police were responding to a student brawl outside of Allen High School. According to police, two officers suffered moderate injuries, two others had minor injuries.
  • Students Protest: Bring Back Deputy Fired After Rough Classroom Arrest

    10/30/2015 3:38:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Newser ^ | 10/30/15 | Evann Gastaldo
    (Newser) - A twist in the story of the South Carolina school resource officer fired after a classroom arrest turned violent - and went viral: About 100 Spring Valley High School students peacefully walked out of class Friday morning and gathered in the school's atrium to show support for former deputy Ben Fields and ask that he be given his job back. The school principal called the protest "an orderly student-led activity" and noted, "I addressed the students to let them know that we understood their need to make their voices heard. Then I reminded them that Spring Valley high...
  • NYC Schools Passing Failing Students, Colleges Accepting Them

    10/28/2015 8:30:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Education News ^ | 08. 5, 2015 | Jordan E. Wassell
    It turns out that you donít have to get good grades or even show up to class often to graduate from high school in New York. Several students from New York City have spoken out about passing classes they know they should have failed and receiving high school diplomas they feel they didnít earn. Melissa Mejia, a senior at William Cullen Bryant High School, was surprised to find out she was due to receive her diploma in June when she was fully aware she hadnít completed all of the credits to earn it, she admitted in a letter to the...
  • #AssaultAtSpringValleyHighSchool

    10/26/2015 7:04:11 PM PDT · by windcliff · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10-26-15 | Twitter
    Twitter remarks: Are we seriously discussing whether it might sometimes be okay for an adult to throw a child across a room? Teen Girl Slammed by Cop While Sitting In Her Desk How can an older Black man stand idly by while one of his young, Black female students is treated like an animal? The #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh is a sobering reminder of how differently black people are treated by police.
  • High school students engage in mass disobedience after principal cancels 'America Pride Day'

    10/05/2015 7:15:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/05/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It was a sight to warm the cockles of my heart: students proudly wearing ‚ÄúAmerican flag capes, American flag headbands, American flag shorts and all manner of beautifully and garishly patriotic American flag ornamentation‚ÄĚ in defiance of their principal, who canceled ‚ÄúAmerica Pride Day‚ÄĚ the day before. The Daily Caller picked up on a report in the local Jackson Hole News & Guide: Jackson Hole High principal Scott Crisp blamed the results of a student survey and his concerns that some students may feel excluded if they see an American flag for the administration‚Äôs decision to cancel ‚ÄúAmerica Pride...
  • Texas high school student suspended over American flag T-shirt

    09/20/2015 2:26:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 20, 2015
    A Texas high school student was punished with in-school suspension last Monday after a teacher discovered he was wearing an American flag T-shirt, FOX 4 reported. The student, a junior whose name is Jaegur, was wearing the shirt -- which featured an American flag design with an eagle in the foreground -- at Seagoville High School in Dallas when an administrator determined the shirt violated the school dress code. Jaegurís mom, Shelly Goode, fears the suspension will show up as a permanent mark on his record, ruining any chance her son can earn a scholarship through the ROTC program. ďHe...
  • MOTHER OF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO BASHED PLAYER WITH HELMET SAYS IT WAS UNINTENTIONAL

    09/18/2015 9:38:20 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 135 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/18/15 | Trent Baker
    The mother of Fritz Moncion, the Linden, NJ high school football player who took the helmet of an opponent and hit him with it, spoke out on her sonís behalf and said the vicious hit, which caused ten stitches, was without intention and he is ďvery, very sorryĒ and is calling his punishment of being suspended from school, kicked off the team and potential criminal charges too severe. ďHeís a great kid. He really didnít intentionally do this. Heís very hurt. Heís cryingÖ To keep him off the team, I donít think that is the answer,Ē MyCentralJersey.com reports Moncionís said....
  • California issuing free diplomas to high school students who flunked out

    09/13/2015 11:54:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/13/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Plenty of state school systems are struggling with ways to not only keep up with national mandates and restrictions, but to boost their graduation rates so they can maintain their funding and reduce criticism from the public. California seems to have come up a rather unique, back door approach to the problem. You could always take tens of thousands of former high school students who flunked out and simply give them a diploma anyway. (Daily Caller) The state of California is poised to award thousands of high school degrees to dropouts by passing a new law retroactively removing the...
  • California Will Give Free High School Diplomas To Kids Who Flunked Out

    09/12/2015 8:05:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 11, 2015 | Blake Neff
    The state of California is poised to award thousands of high school degrees to dropouts by passing a new law retroactively removing the requirement to pass a high school exit exam. The California High School Exit Exam (CASHEE) was created in 2004, and is intended to make sure that students have a rudimentary grasp of English and mathematics before being awarded a high school diploma, and to counter the phenomenon of students receiving passing grades while learning almost nothing. The test is hardly complex. The math test, for instance, only covers 8th grade-level material and can be passed if students...
  • High School Girls Save First Amendment

    07/28/2015 8:26:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 27, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A pair of high school girls has done something Republican members of Congress only talk about: They saved the First Amendment by actually using it. samantha jones fights atheists pledge of allegiance lawsuit ďIn July 2014óthe summer before her senior yearóSamantha Jonesís father told her family the American Humanist Association (AHA) was suing the Matawan-Aberdeen (N. J.) School Board on behalf of an anonymous atheist family,Ē Paula Parker reports in the August 2015 issue of Citizen magazine. ďThey claimed reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in schools was unconstitutional and discriminatory because it includes the phrase ĎUnder God.íĒ Citizen is published...
  • The Return of High School Shooting Sports

    07/13/2015 5:33:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 12, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    These kids are going to be future legislators, and theyíre going to get in there and know the truth about weapons. When I was in high school, back in the Stone Age, many if not most American high schools, both public and private, had shooting teams. Then the wilting violets and pansies took over and set about effecting Fundamental Emasculation of American society. But now, gradually, shooting sports are coming back: ... Competitive musketry dates to 16th century England and has been an Olympic sport since 1896. Today trap, a cousin of skeet and sporting clays, is as popular with...
  • City Ďfixesí grades for failing high school students ( NYC )

    06/29/2015 6:20:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 28, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    How do you fix a failing high school? Change the grades. Under pressure to boost student achievement, the state-designated ďout of timeĒ Automotive HS in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, has resorted to rigging Regents exam scores. The failing scores of five students who took the Regents in January were switched to passing scores of 65 or higher on their transcripts, the city Department of Education has confirmed. One junior saw his scores upped to pass two exams required for graduation ó Living Environment (biology) and algebra ó even though he had failed both classes. The student insisted he deserved a break on...
  • Clay Target Shooting In Minnesota, The Hot High School Sport

    06/19/2015 7:52:22 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 6/19/15 | AP
    Kalley Johnson was hunting with her father by age 4. She had a bow and arrow in hand two years later. She once shot a zebra on a productive big-game trip to Namibia. Who knew those skills would earn her varsity letters? ďSometimes if I tell a random person Iím on the trapshooting team, they kind of look at me funny like, ĎYouíre a girl. You can do that?í Iím like, ĎYeah, we do it all the time,'Ē said Johnson, a just-graduated senior at Delano High School. ďBut itís definitely getting better. The first year it started, there were only...
  • Best of class? In Dublin (Ohio), 222 grads tie (for valedictorian)

    06/12/2015 12:58:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 3, 2015 | Charlie Boss
    Graduation ceremonies might still be going on if Dublin schools had asked all of its valedictorians to speak. There were 222 of them. That means two out of every 10 graduates at Dublinís three high schools received top honors this year. [Snip] The valedictorian was once the single highest-performing graduate ó and some districts, such as Hilliard and South-Western, still adhere to the practice. But experts say itís more typical to see multiple valedictorians or none at all as educators try eliminate the competition among students to be No. 1 of their class.
  • Shameless Vanity. Vote in USA Today contest for my nephew

    05/29/2015 9:16:46 AM PDT · by Fizzie · 13 replies
    5/29/20`5 | me
    St. Margaret's Tartans are in the USA Today final round for best HS boys lacrosse team in the country! St. Margaret's won the Southern California title recently, which is as high as HS teams can progress. (There is no state or national championship.) Thanks to friends like you voting in the 1st two rounds, St. Margaret's finished #3 in the country in Round 2 voting, and 1st in bracket. (Bracket and popular vote weren't necessarily in synch, depending on bracket) . In the final vote, it's all popular vote, which is serious business. (Dopey way of determining the best boy's...