Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $77,936
88%  
Woo hoo!! And now over 88%!! Less than $10.1k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: kindergarten

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • New York: Kindergarten teachers should call ‘transgender’ children by preferred gender

    07/28/2015 8:52:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/27/15 | Dustin Siggins & John Jalsevac
    SODUS, NY, July 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Boys or girls who suffer from gender dysphoria must be allowed to use the bathrooms and change rooms of the opposite sex if they wish to do so, according to new guidance from the New York State Department of Education (NYDE).The document also clarifies that while schools can make “unisex” facilities available to such students, such facilities “should never be forced upon students, nor presented as the only option." Furthermore, schools should generally accept any student's stated preferred gender without question.The advice is just one of the more controversial sections of the document,...
  • This Is Test Your 4-Year-Old Would Need To Pass To Get Into An Elite New York City Kindergarten

    07/07/2014 1:06:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/07/2014 | AMY ZIMMER, DNAINFO.COM
    Test Yourself Are you smart enough to get into private kindergarten? Take this test from Bright Kids NYC and find out how you fare on AABL practice questions. Question 1 of 5 Which flag completes the pattern? MANHATTAN — Some of the city's most elite private schools will soon require 4-year-olds to take a new, harder admissions test given on an iPad and designed to assess math and literacy skills. The educational services company ERB's Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners (AABL) will be given for the first time in October and is a significant departure from the previous, IQ-like test most New York...
  • Man wanted in kindergarten graduation brawl

    06/03/2014 11:09:07 AM PDT · by rjsimmon · 32 replies
    Gannett ^ | June 2, 2014 | Maxim Alter
    CINCINNATI – A rush of punching and pushing during a kindergarten graduation ceremony Monday put a Mount Healthy elementary school on lockdown. Police say Raymond Walker, 33, started the fight with another man during the event at North Elementary School. The brawl then spread from two to about 20 people, witnesses said.
  • Kindergarten show canceled so kids can keep studying to become ‘college and career ready.’ Really.

    04/28/2014 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Kindergarten show canceled so kids can keep studying to become ‘college and career ready.’ Really. By Valerie Strauss April 26 at 11:59 am An annual year-end kindergarten show has been canceled at a New York school because the kids have to keep working so they will be “college and career” ready. Really. That’s what it says in a letter (see below) sent to parents by Ellen Best-Laimit, the interim principal of Harley Avenue Primary School in Elwood, N.Y., and four kindergarten teachers. The play was to be staged over two days, May 14 and 15, according to the school’s calendar....
  • Schenectady School District responds after kindergartner mix-up

    03/14/2014 8:18:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    WNYT ^ | Dan Bazile
    SCHENECTADY – Janeya Nevins, 5, was not in her kindergarten classroom today. Her mother Patricia Rodriguez wanted to to keep her close, after quite a scare on Wednesday. "It's still upsetting to me. I look at her and I could still cry," Rodriguez said. For nearly three hours, Rodriguez said her world was turned up side down. She put her daughter on a school bus in the morning, but she was nowhere to be found that afternoon. "The school just informed us she wasn't in school all day. I'm like, 'What are you talking about?'" she said. It turns out,...
  • Enraged Mom Beats The Crap Out Of Kindergarten Teacher

    09/07/2013 12:11:13 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/7/13 | Eric Cowens
    The mother of a kindergarten boy Kansas City received a citation for criminal assault because, police say, she inflicted a vicious beatdown on the boy’s teacher.
  • Obama: Sex Ed for Kindergartners ‘Is the Right Thing to Do’

    08/30/2013 3:46:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 30, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The Chicago Public Schools this year are mandating that the district’s kindergarten classes include sex education, fulfilling a proposal President Barack Obama supported in 2003 when he served in the Illinois state senate and later defended when he ran for president in the 2008 election cycle. At a Planned Parenthood convention at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C., on July 17, 2007, a teenage girl who said she worked as a sex-education “peer educator” in the D.C. public schools asked then-U.S. Sen. Obama what he would do to encourage the teaching of “medically accurate, age-appropriate, and responsible sex...
  • Kindergarten and the Kafkaesque

    06/03/2013 7:21:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6-3-2013 | Daren Jonescu
    To follow up on the recent story about a five-year-old boy suspended for showing a cap gun to his friend on a school bus, Investor's Business Daily relates a charming collection of similar anecdotes regarding such child abuse at U.S. re-education camps -- oops, I mean public schools. Each tale involves a very young child receiving severe punishment for the offense of imagining he had a gun. In the most recent case in question, a kindergarten student in Maryland shows his cap gun to a friend, and is browbeaten for two hours by school officials, without his mother even being...
  • Brawl erupts at Ohio kindergarten graduation, 8 arrestedRead more:

    05/31/2013 1:13:16 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 92 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 31, 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Eight people, including two teenagers, were arrested after a brawl erupted at a kindergarten graduation in Cleveland, police said. Police Cmdr. Wayne Drummond said a fight between two teenage girls spread among adults and other teens in the crowd following a promotional ceremony at Michael R. White Elementary School on Cleveland’s east side.
  • Playtime’s over, kindergartners - Standards stressing kids out

    01/28/2013 9:55:18 AM PST · by chessplayer · 26 replies
    Kindergarten has come a long way, baby — too far, some say. Way beyond the ABCs, crayons and building blocks, the city Department of Education now wants 4- and 5-year-olds to write “informative/explanatory reports” and demonstrate “algebraic thinking.” Children who barely know how to write the alphabet or add 2 and 2 are expected to write topic sentences and use diagrams to illustrate math equations.
  • A prayer for Sandy Hook

    12/15/2012 5:14:43 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | December 14, 2012 | Matt Barber
    Matt Barber envisions slain kindergartners playing at Jesus' nail-pierced feet In light of today’s horrific developments in Newtown, Conn. – developments so sorrowful that no words will do – I felt it only appropriate to pull my regular column for this week. I offer, instead, the only words I can at this inexpressibly mournful time: A simple prayer. ~ Matt Barber Please come, Lord Jesus. Come, King Jesus. Come soon I pray. Yet, even still come now, Holy Spirit, until such time. We need you. As the banked fish gasps for that which, without, she will surely die, so too...
  • What We Once Knew...Reflections on The Kindergarten Massacre

    Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to...
  • Kindergartener Receives 10-Day Suspension for NERF Gun

    10/14/2012 2:04:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 10.11.2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Kindergartener Receives 10-Day Suspension for NERF Gun There’s nothing more innocuous than a NERF (Non-Expanding Recreational Foam) gun – right? Well, not if you’re an administrator at Duchesne Elementary School of Ferguson/Florissant School District in Missouri. Apparently, a toy gun that shoots foam-based projectiles presents a clear and present danger to students, faculty and staff. To clarify, on Monday, school officials meted out a 10-day suspension to a five-year-old who brought his NERF gun to class. That’s correct. 10 days for a NERF gun. The principal of the School, Katie Sanders sent a letter home to the parents explaining the...
  • Florida Kindergartners To Celebrate LGBT History Month…

    09/23/2012 3:37:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 68 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 22, 2012
    Will they be taught Obama is the “first gay president?”Via Miami Herald: Broward County School Board members on Wednesday are expected to approve a formal resolution in support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month, which takes place every October.The LGBT History Month tradition, started in 1994 by a Missouri high school teacher, has previously been recognized and promoted by a wide assortment of politicians, including members of Congress and Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia. In all of Philadelphia’s municipal buildings, for example, a rainbow flag is flown alongside the U.S. flag every October.Honoring gay history within the realm...
  • ‘Burn in Hell!’: Adults Heckle NYC Schoolchildren While They Sing ‘God Bless the USA’

    We already told you about the New York City public school principal who banned “God Bless the USA” from a kindergarten graduation program. Now, the same schoolchildren who were forbidden from singing the song at P.S. 90 in Brooklyn were heckled by adults when they performed the song at a protest event held in a nearby park.
  • Texas teacher reportedly lines kindergartners up to hit bully

    06/15/2012 8:03:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15, 2012 | AP
    SAN ANTONIO – A Texas teacher will lose her job after ordering more than 20 kindergartners to line up and hit a classmate accused of being a bully, a district spokesman said Friday. The teacher at a suburban San Antonio school is accused of orchestrating the slugfest after a younger teaching colleague went to her last month seeking suggestions on how to discipline the 6-year-old, according to a police report from the Judson Independent School District.
  • NYC Principal Bans 'God Bless the USA' at Kindergarten Graduation, Bieber's 'Baby' OK

    06/10/2012 5:59:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    News Buster.org ^ | June 10, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    America really is fading away before our very eyes. A public school principal in New York City has banned kindergartners from singing "God Bless the USA" at their graduation, but according to the New York Post, is allowing them to perform Justin Bieber's "Baby":Her refusal to let students sing “God Bless the USA” at their graduation has sparked fireworks at a school filled with proud immigrants. Greta Hawkins, principal of PS 90, the Edna Cohen School, won’t allow kindergartners to belt out the beloved Lee Greenwood ballad, also known as “Proud to be an American,” at their moving-up ceremony. Five...
  • Police handcuff Ga. kindergartner for tantrum

    04/17/2012 7:22:38 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 197 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 17, 2011 | AP
    <p>MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia handcuffed a kindergartner after the girl threw a tantrum and the police chief defended the action.</p> <p>The girl's family demanded Tuesday that this central Georgia city change policy so that other children aren't treated the same way. They say the child was shaken up by being put in a cell at the police station.</p>
  • Begin Sex Ed in Kindergarten, Says New ‘National Standards’ Report

    01/19/2012 6:00:39 AM PST · by thesaleboat · 34 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 17, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – By the time they leave elementary school, children should be able to “define sexual orientation,” and by the eighth grade be able to “define emergency contraception and its use,” according to a report containing controversial new recommendations for sex education in U.S. public schools. “Ideally, comprehensive sexuality education should start in kindergarten and continue through 12th grade,” says the “National Sexuality Education Standards” report, drawn up by a range of advocates, academics and public education officials. The Future of Sex Education (FoSE), an initiative started by sex education advocates, developed the standards “to create a strategic plan for...
  • The Kindergarten President

    09/23/2011 3:55:06 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-23-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Kindergarten Cop was the first PG-13 movie my parents let me see (I was 10). If I was born 20 years later It could have been this...
  • Obama Joke

    08/23/2011 12:44:12 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 10 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 08-23-2011 | Unknown
    Obama goes to a primary school to talk to the kids to get a little PR. After his talk he offers question time. One little boy puts up his hand and Obama asks him his name. " Walter," responds the little boy. "And what is your question, Walter?" "I have 4 questions: First, why did the USA Bomb Libya without the support of the Congress? Second, why do you keep saying you fixed the economy when it's actually worse? Third, why did you say that Jeremiah Wright was your mentor, then said that you knew nothing about his preachings and...
  • Make Missouri kindergarten dates uniform with rest of nation

    08/18/2011 5:59:54 PM PDT · by badpacifist · 17 replies
    My Yearly Vanity | 8/18/11 | badpacifist
    You wouldn't think that the date that determines when a child will enter kindergarten could possible make a social-economic difference to a state such as Missouri. I now know from first hand experience it can and will. Missouri is the only state requires your child to be five years old prior to August 1st. All of the other states are set either at August 31st or later. The only exception I can find is Alaska and they are set at August 15th. Why is this a big deal? Put yourself in the place of a parent who wishes to come...
  • $500 Million Obama Administration Program Will Help Kids 'Sit Still' in Kindergarten

    05/26/2011 2:34:09 PM PDT · by CNSNews · 16 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 5/27/11 | James Zilenziger
    (CNSNews.com) – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told CNSNews.com on Wednesday that the administration's new $500 million early learning initiative is designed to deal with children from birth onward to prevent such problems as 5-year olds who "can't sit still" in a kindergarten classroom. “You really need to look at the range of issues, because if a 5-year-old can’t sit still, it is unlikely that they can do well in a kindergarten class, and it has to be the whole range of issues that go into healthy child development,” Sebelius said during a telephone news conference on Wednesday...
  • Holdrege classrooms vandalized; Girls ages 8, 6 are suspects

    05/20/2011 12:11:16 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    KearneyHub.com ^ | 5/16/11 | Jennifer Chick
    ...paint, sand, glitter leave $20K in damage to classroomsHOLDREGE — It’s a sad and unexpected ending to the school year for kindergarten students at Franklin Elementary School in Holdrege. Because of vandalism to both kindergarten classrooms at Franklin during the weekend, kindergarten students will not be able to return to their classrooms for the last week of school. Instead, Franklin kindergartners and their parents were informed by a recorded phone call from Franklin Elementary Principal Amber Porter late Sunday night that they will not have school this week. “The damage was severe enough that we cannot have class in the...
  • 7-Year-Old Gave Heroin To Classmates

    05/19/2011 10:54:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2011/05/18/teacher-finds-heroin-in-7-year-old-students-backpack/ | 5/19/2011 | CBS-KDKA
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police are investigating after a teacher found bags of heroin in the backpack of a 7-year-old student. The incident happened at Quentin Roosevelt Elementary School in Carrick. The school houses grades pre-K to 5. Sources say the 7-year-old kindergarten student cut his finger with a razor blade. His teacher started questioning him and discovered 18 suspected heroin stamp bags in his backpack and locker. Pittsburgh Police brought a drug-sniffing dog into the school Wednesday afternoon to search for heroin that might still be inside the building. No additional drugs were found. Police sources say the boy told...
  • "The war people are trying to take money from the school.." anti-military kindergarten statements

    05/01/2011 8:29:48 AM PDT · by Gennie · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 30, 2011 | PennsylvaniaPatriot
    Watch the video to the end - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UX7qV5GjbM Description of video: School indoctrination and anti-military sentiment in kindergarten? Please watch to the end of the video. "The war people are trying to take money from the school because they have no more..." We were sitting down eating dinner and our son had mentioned to our daughter about how the special guest they had a the school didn't visit his classroom, did he visit hers? And so that prompted us to ask who the special guest was, and Logan told us a special guest had visited and proceeded to explain what...
  • An iPad For Every Kindergartner?

    04/11/2011 9:46:09 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 92 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 11, 2011 | FoxNews.com
    Does your 5 year old need an iPad? School officials in Maine certainly think so, where the Auburn Schools Committee voted unanimously to provide all kindergartners with a brand new iPad 2 next year -- with the process repeated for each new incoming class. It's a move that will ultimately cost the school system about $200,000 next year, including Apple's $25 discount from the designer tablet's regular retail price. While the thought of a bunch of grubby kindergartners running around with $500 equipment may seem ridiculous, school superintendent Tom Morrill is a staunch believer in what he considers "a game...
  • Lessons on gays’ contributions spark fresh controversy

    04/01/2011 9:11:13 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 31 replies
    http://www.theislandofalameda.com ^ | April 1, 2011 – 12:02 am | Michele Ellson
    New state legislation that seeks to ensure the accomplishments of gays are accurately reflected in California’s classrooms is causing fresh controversy here in Alameda, where the school district’s efforts to put anti-gay bullying lessons in place at elementary schools pitted local religious conservatives against gay-led families and their allies. Last week, several Alameda residents told The Island they got an e-mail from a group called Committee to Change AUSD School District urging them to contact members of the state Senate’s Education Committee and request that they vote against SB 48, a bill from Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, that would...
  • The Problem With Holding Kids Back from Kindergarten

    02/13/2011 4:05:46 PM PST · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Newsweek ^ | February 08, 2011 | Kristina Dell
    As private kindergartens prepare to send out acceptance letters this week, competitive parents are trying to game the system with so called “red shirting”—delaying their kids start in school so they'll be more advanced then their classmates. Kristina Dell on why it's backfiring. Holly Korbey's son, Holden, was easy to spot in his kindergarten class—he was the one who actually looked kindergarten sized. "The other kids were just taller," says his mother.
 That's because unlike his classmates, most of whom were six years old, Holden was only five—the traditional kindergarten age. But entering kindergarten at age six is becoming more...
  • Teacher Marisa Martinez says music key to learning

    10/31/2010 8:03:49 PM PDT · by thecodont · 22 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Sunday, October 31, 2010 | San Francisco Chronicle Staff
    Kindergarten teacher Marisa Martinez was tired of political promises, unfulfilled vows to restore California classrooms to their former glory. She despaired as she saw her beloved art and music disappear from the schools as money dried up, leaving teachers scrambling for pencils and paper. To Martinez, 41, paintbrushes and pianos weren't luxuries; they were necessities. A professional musician as well as an educator at San Francisco's El Dorado Elementary School, she decided to take things into her own hands. With her own money, she created a CD of songs she sings to her predominantly low-income students, tunes with a bluegrass,...
  • The Littlest Redshirts Sit Out Kindergarten

    08/24/2010 3:02:30 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 20, 2010 | Pamela Paul
    AFTER all those attentive early childhood rituals — the flashcards, the Kumon, the Dora the Explorer, the mornings spent in cutting-edge playgrounds — who wouldn’t want to give their children a head start when it’s finally time to set off for school? Suzanne Collier, for one. Rather than send her 5-year-old son, John, to kindergarten this year, the 36-year-old mother from Brea, Calif., enrolled him in a “transitional” kindergarten “without all the rigor.” He’s an active child, Ms. Collier said, “and not quite ready to focus on a full day of classroom work.” Citing a study from Malcolm Gladwell's book...
  • Three children and a teacher killed in ANOTHER knife attack on a kindergarten in China

    08/04/2010 11:06:20 PM PDT · by traumer · 14 replies
    Three children and a teacher have been stabbed to death in an attack on a kindergarten in eastern China. A man armed with a knife forced his way into the nursery at about 4pm yesterday by posing as a parent, as mothers and fathers were picking up their children, according to residents who live nearby. About 20 pupils and staff were injured, two of the children seriously, in the attack in a suburb of Zibo in Shandong province, eastern China. Police rushed some of the wounded from the Boshan District Experimental Kindergarten to hospital before ambulances had arrived. 'Three kids...
  • Public Schools teaching kindergarteners how to copulate? Sex Ed in Montana. This is an outrage!

    08/02/2010 8:00:54 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 18 replies · 1+ views
    WebToday ^ | 8-2-10 | WebToday
    Most of a new health studies curriculum currently on the table inside the Helena, Montana, school district is a virtual nonissue going into the 2010 school year. But the sex education component dominating the news in the past week or so is still as contentious as ever, inspiring parents from all across the Big Sky capital to descend on the school board in a collective voice of strong opposition. While those in support of the curriculum are arguing its value in light of society’s judgment that k-12 students are learning about sex from all the wrong sources—such as their peers...
  • KINDERGARTEN LESSONS IN COPULATION: Proposed Sex Ed Has Parents Outraged in Montana

    08/01/2010 3:55:50 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 17 replies · 6+ views
    WebToday ^ | 8-1-10 | WebToday
    Most of a new health studies curriculum currently on the table inside the Helena, Montana, school district is a virtual nonissue going into the 2010 school year. But the sex education component dominating the news in the past week or so is still as contentious as ever, inspiring parents from all across the Big Sky capital to descend on the school board in a collective voice of strong opposition. While those in support of the curriculum are arguing its value in light of society’s judgment that k-12 students are learning about sex from all the wrong sources—such as their peers...
  • The Case for $320,000 Kindergarten Teachers (NYT)

    07/28/2010 6:02:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 27, 2010 | DAVID LEONHARDT
    ... [A group of university researchers] examined the life paths of almost 12,000 children who had been part of a well-known education experiment in Tennessee in the 1980s. The children are now about 30, well started on their adult lives. On Tuesday, Mr. Chetty presented the findings — not yet peer-reviewed — at an academic conference in Cambridge, Mass. They’re fairly explosive. Just as in other studies, the Tennessee experiment found that some teachers were able to help students learn vastly more than other teachers. And just as in other studies, the effect largely disappeared by junior high, based on...
  • Obama Supports Kindergarten Sex Ed

    07/13/2010 8:48:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies · 2+ views
    fox ^ | 7/13/10 | Todd Starnes
    The nursery rhyme “Rub a dub-dub, three men in a tub” could mean something incredibly different to grade school students in Helena, Montana if the public school system adopts a controversial sex education plan. At the center of the controversy is a desire by educators and special interest groups to begin teaching a pro-gay sex education curriculum to children as young as five years old. The debate over whether to teach and what to teach kindergarteners has been raging for years.
  • SEX EDUCATION FOR KINDERGARTNERS? (Montana)

    07/10/2010 11:45:37 AM PDT · by nmh · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/10/10 | Todd Starnes
    A proposed plan to teach kindergartners sex education has come under fire in Helena, Montana. The Helena Public School system is considering a comprehensive plan for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. It includes teaching first graders that people can be attracted to the same gender. In second grade students are instructed to avoid gay slurs and by the time students turn 10 years old they are taught about various types of intercourse. According to the draft proposal obtained by FOX News Radio, fifth graders should “understand that sexual intercourse includes but is not limited to vaginal, oral, or anal...
  • Moms Brawl At Kindergarten Graduation

    06/24/2010 4:11:19 PM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    KCRA ^ | 06/24/10 | Staff
    VICTORVILLE, Calif. -- Brawling parents interrupted a Southern California kindergarten graduation ceremony. School officials placed Puesta del Sol Elementary in desert Victorville on lockdown Wednesday morning after a fight broke out among a group of parents. San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Karen Hunt said witnesses told deputies several mothers were involved in a verbal argument and it got physical in a field near the ceremony. Several men then jumped into the fray and the incident turned into a brawl. Hunt said arriving deputies didn't see any physical contact. There were no arrests and no one reported injuries. No children were...
  • Brawl Erupts At Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony

    06/24/2010 8:53:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    CBS) ^ | Jun 24, 2010 8:30 am US/Pacific
    VICTORVILLE, Calif. (CBS) ― Click to enlarge1 of 1 Several mothers got into a verbal confrontation during a kindergarten graduation ceremony at Puesta Del Sol Elementary School. Joyful graduation ceremonies are being held across Southern California, but one -- for kindergartners -- turned into a vicious brawl between parents. Several mothers got into a verbal confrontation Wednesday during a kindergarten promotion ceremony at Puesta Del Sol Elementary School in Victorville. The altercation, which took place in a field near the ceremony, turned physical, according to San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Karen Hunt. Several men then jumped into the fray and...
  • No sex please, we're tots: 3-4 year olds quizzed on sex by researcher studying "queer theory"

    05/24/2010 3:58:07 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 53 replies · 1,214+ views
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au ^ | Last Updated: May 25, 2010 | Susie O'Brien
    HOW would you react if you found out an adult had been in your three or four-year-old's childcare centre asking the following questions: "Do boys give you the dreamy eye?" "Are you a flirt?" "Have you ever kissed a boy?" If a carer asked these questions, I would be complaining to management in no uncertain terms. If someone off the street tried to ask these questions, I would be calling the cops. So why is it acceptable for Monash University academic Mindy Blaise to be asking three and four-year-olds these exact questions, as part of her ongoing study into what...
  • 44 school kids stabbed in China in two days (& five more on Friday)

    04/30/2010 3:09:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 580+ views
    Sify ^ | 04/29/10
    44 school kids stabbed in China in two days 2010-04-29 15:58:58 Beijing: Twenty-eight children were stabbed on Thursday by a 47-year-old man at a kindergarten in China's Jiangsu province, a day after 16 primary school students were attacked by a mentally-unstable man in Guangdong province. An unemployed man, identified Xu Yuyuan, carried out the attack at 9.30 a.m. local time on Thursday in Zhongxin Kindergarten in Jiangsu's Taixing city, in which two teachers and a security guard were also injured, Xinhua quoted government officials as saying. On Wednesday, a mentally-unstable 33-year-old man, named Chen Kangbing, had stabbed 16 students and...
  • Cops raid kindergarten

    03/27/2010 4:32:33 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 365+ views
    http://news.iafrica.com ^ | Sat, 27 Mar 2010 | news.iafrica.com
    A police raid on a Russian kindergarten in which investigators allegedly interrogated and frightened small children has angered parents and teachers, Russian television reported Saturday. The controversial raid in Yekaterinburg, a city in the Urals Mountains some 1400 kilometres east of Moscow, is the latest scandal to rock Russia's police force, often accused of brutality and corruption. The economic crimes department of the Yekaterinburg police has confirmed its officers raided the city's Kindergarten No. 250 to probe complaints that its director was demanding bribes from parents to admit children. Kindergarten staff told Russia's NTV television that officers prevented children from...
  • Yakima kindergartner expelled for making a gun with hands

    03/05/2010 6:52:07 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 195 replies · 2,616+ views
    www.kndu.com ^ | 02/12/10 | kndu.com
    YAKIMA, Wash.- Manuel Alvarez eats breakfast and gets ready for school. He's eager but nervous. He was expelled Monday from Barge Lincoln Elementary for making a gun with his hands. His mom says it's a hand gesture that could have easily been corrected. "He didn't know did they talk to him about it what actions were taken to tell him this isn't allowed," Lorena Hurtado, Manuel's mother. Manuel has a clean record never in trouble before his mother says a warning would have worked or even a parent-teacher meeting. Instead, His mom says, Manuel's afraid. "I got a call from...
  • The Boy Gap

    02/20/2010 8:27:08 PM PST · by AJKauf · 78 replies · 1,609+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Feb. 20 | Joanne Jacobs
    As a volunteer in my daughter’s kindergarten class, I was asked to help children write a “story” (a few words) to illustrate their pictures. Only one girl needed my writing help; only one boy could write for himself. Nearly all the boys seemed to be a full year behind nearly all the girls in their ability to pay attention, follow directions, control frustrations, sit still, handle a pencil or crayon and do what used to be considered first-grade work. As reading and writing are pushed down to earlier ages, boys are struggling harder to meet higher expectations, writes Richard Whitmire,...
  • Kindergartner fights for Jesus poster for 10 years

    10/14/2009 11:22:55 PM PDT · by bogusname · 5 replies · 586+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 14, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    A former kindergarten student has been fighting a legal battle for 10 years after his teacher and principal censored his art project because it included a figure of Jesus. Tomorrow, a federal appeals court will revisit the case for a third time in a decade. Peck, former student of Catherine McNamera Elementary School during the 1999-2000 school year, drew a picture with featuring religious figures and the words, "The only way to save the world."
  • Uncovered Audio: ‘Safe Schools Czar’ Advocates Pro-Gay Curricula for Kindergartners

    10/06/2009 11:53:29 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies · 838+ views
    GLSEN ^ | Oct. 6, 2009
    "This should be our curriculum." Editor's note: This is audio from the speech Kevin Jennings gave at a GLESN event in Iowa in 2000.
  • Anti-bullying effort in Alameda under fire

    09/27/2009 12:45:14 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 15 replies · 1,025+ views
    http://www.sacbee.com ^ | September 27, 2009 | By Jeff Mitchell
    A small East Bay school district's effort to protect children of nontraditional families from being bullied has sparked a lawsuit from an out-of-town Christian legal group and a campaign to recall three school board members. On one side are parents who believe the Alameda Unified School District board's decision to authorize a lesson in the so-called Caring Schools Community Curriculum violates their rights to teach their children about sexuality issues on their own terms and will indoctrinate their children into what they call the homosexual lifestyle. On the other are parents who believe the curriculum's Lesson 9 is vital for...
  • California School District&#8217;s Anti-Bullying Program Under Fire(Parents pushing for recall vote)

    09/27/2009 12:38:43 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 3 replies · 722+ views
    http://www.edgeboston.com ^ | Sep 24, 2009 | by Kilian Melloy
    Claims made by the anti-marriage side of the Proposition 8 battle that unfolded last year in California asserted that unless marriage parity was stripped away from gay and lesbian families, children in kindergarten would be "indoctrinated" through school lessons teaching them about alternative families. Though education officials denied this, the message resounded with voters, who rescinded existing family rights for gays and lesbians at the ballot box last November. But even though gay and lesbian families lost access to marriage in that state, California parents are still asserting that kindergartners are being exposed to lessons about gays and lesbians in...
  • Former Surgeon Gen Elders Gets Standing Ovation after Advocating Sex Ed for Kindergarteners

    07/09/2009 9:03:23 AM PDT · by DFG · 24 replies · 1,395+ views
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | 07/09/09 | Penny Starr
    CNSNews.com) – Former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders got a standing ovation after speaking at the annual summit of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice where she advocated health clinics offering contraceptives on public school campuses and comprehensive sex education in the schools starting in kindergarten.
  • School Board Passes "A Primer On Sexual Identity For Kindergartners Through Fifth-Graders"

    06/19/2009 4:28:22 PM PDT · by stevelackner · 57 replies · 1,222+ views
    STEVELACKNER ^ | June 19, 2009 | Steve Lackner
    The Los Angeles Times, in an editorial entitled "The ABC's of LGBT," has taken aim at the Alameda Unified School District for turning "what should be a basic Golden Rule lesson into a primer on sexual identity for kindergartners through fifth-graders." The Alameda Sun reports that "students from kindergarten through the fifth grade will learn about bullying that focuses on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in six 45-minute lessons over the course of their elementary school years." An opt-out provision is not even included. Such a provision would allow parents to pull their children out of classes they...