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  • Fired Texas Principal Speaks Out: ‘It Would Be Best to Speak English in Classrooms’

    08/10/2014 2:34:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    On November 12, 2013, Amy Lacey, the principal of Texas’ Hempstead Middle School, was placed on administrative leave and subsequently fired when she made a simple request to students: speak English. Now that the gag order has expired, Lacey is speaking out about what happened that day, dispelling rumors that she banned Spanish from the school’s campus. “I informed students it would be best to speak English in the classrooms to the extent possible, in order to help prepare them for [state] tests,” she wrote in a letter to the Houston Chronicle explaining her side of the story. “It is...
  • New York City principal, wife-cheater lavishes mistress with gifts.....in school money..

    07/31/2014 8:51:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    NY daily news ^ | Jenna O'donnell , Ben Chapman , Stephen Rex Brown
    FULL TITLE: New York City principal, wife-cheater lavishes mistress with gifts bought using nearly $30G in school money: probe A former Bronx principal stole nearly $30,000 in school funds to shower lavish gifts upon his mistress, officials said. Robert Hannibal worked at JHS 145 — also known as the Toscanini School — in the South Bronx. He pleaded guilty Thursday to felony grand larceny for withdrawing $29,244.55 from 2010 to 2012 — nabbed after an unidentified tipster dimed him out.
  • Principal, 4 teachers charged in cheating scandal

    05/08/2014 4:31:43 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 15 replies
    philly.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Craig R. McCoy and Kristen A. Graham
    Update: The principal and four teachers at Cayuga Elementary School in Philadelphia's Hunting Park section have been charged with fostering a culture of cheating on standardized state tests there over a 5-year period, Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Thursday. Kane said the educators changed student answers, provided test answers to students and improperly reviewed Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) test questions before giving the tests. After the cheating stopped in 2012, the schools test scored dropped dramatically, Kane noted. In 2008-09 state proficiency tests, Cayuga's fourth graders excelled: 88.8% pass math and 83.9% pass reading. By 2012-13, the most...
  • 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....
  • ‘School of No’ principal getting fired after probe (good)

    02/19/2014 1:30:17 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 18, 2014 | Susan Edelman and Jeane MacIntosh
    The Dept. of Education said Tuesday it will fire notorious “School of No” Principal Marcella Sills, quickly responding to a probe that found she blatantly lied about her attendance at Far Rockaway’s PS 106 — all the while collecting a full paycheck for the no-show work.... The swift DOE action came as Special Commissioner of Investigation Richard Condon issued a 13-page report recommending Sills get the ax and that she and an assistant principal who has since resigned, never be allowed to work for the Education Dept. again. Condon’s investigation was spurred by The Post’s exclusive Jan. 12 report that...
  • Schools probe says to fire, ban ‘School of No’ principal

    02/18/2014 4:38:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/18/14 | Susan Edelman, Jeane MacIntosh
    **SNIP** “It is the recommendation of this office that Marcella Sills’ employment be terminated,” Condon wrote in his 13-page report, adding that his finding have been turned over to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown for further investigation and “whatever action he deems appropriate.” Condon said in his report that the probe of Sills and her assistant-principal, Tonya West, was sparked by The Post’s reporting. The investigation found that Sills flat-out lied about her attendance at the school, didn’t keep a timecard – and then tried to get underlings to fudge or produce fake timecards to cover her tracks.
  • City ignored pleas to ax ‘lunatic’ principal

    01/19/2014 6:09:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/19/14 | Susan Edelman
    **SNIP** Sills, 48, was a graduate of the DOE’s “Leadership Academy,” which trains principals, and had little teaching experience. Insiders said she lacked literacy skills, noting her invitation to a Nov. 23, 2005, holiday buffet “in honor of my gradutitude” to employees, including “security personel” and “custodially staff members.” Sills ruled by threats and intimidation, ex-staffers complained. She “yells at a volume that resounds throughout the building, slams doors and uses foul language,” a 2006 letter to Condon claims. That letter also accuses Sills of racism: “She has hired only black teachers and has targeted white teachers and a secretary.”...
  • Video shows worst principal’s bizarre prom-like bash (Marcella Sills)

    01/15/2014 2:55:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/15/14 | Susan Edelman, Kevin Sheehan, Leonard Greene
    **SNIP** Hardworking parents of kids at the notorious Queens “School of No” — many of whom live below the poverty line — are compelled to pay $150 to rent tuxes at Men’s Wearhouse and buy gowns at David’s Bridal, plus kick in $110 for the prom-like charade. Video from last June’s function shows Principal Marcella Sills, on a dais, in a shoulderless white dress that could pass for a wedding gown, smiling as she surveys the boys and girls parading across a ballroom floor. “She acted like it was more about her,” said one dad, Robert Oyola. “I thought it...
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools principal accused of exposing self to boy at McCandless gym

    08/28/2013 3:42:29 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 28, 2013
    MCCANDLESS, Pa. — A Pittsburgh Public Schools principal has been placed on leave after police charged him with exposing himself to a 17-year-old boy in a health club sauna, and asking if he could perform a sex act on the youth. The teenage boy told police on Monday that he was in the sauna of the L.A. Fitness on Duncan Avenue Aug. 12 when a man, later identified as Alfonzo DeIuliis, came into the sauna and removed his towel. The boy said the man began to touch himself inappropriately, then touched the boy on the leg and asked if he...
  • New Fluvanna principal sparks controversy (She's a Bully)

    08/22/2013 11:41:20 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 30 replies
    dailyprogress.com ^ | August 14, 2013 | by Bryan McKenzie
    A Fluvanna County Middle School principal’s effort to instill discipline on the first day of classes has sparked a social media outcry among parents and an Internet effort to get her removed. An online petition says Yardley Farquharson “yelled and screamed” at students, barred them from talking in hallways and suspended their bathroom privileges for the first and last 10 minutes of classes. Some 200 county residents had signed the petition by Wednesday afternoon, asking the Fluvanna County School Board to remove Farquharson from her job. Parents referred to her behavior as bullying. Others, including some parent volunteers and school...
  • School District Ends Policy Of Forcing Students To Kneel Down For Dismissal

    08/21/2013 12:43:39 PM PDT · by BigEdLB
    CBS-LA ^ | 8/20/13 | CBS-2
    YUCAIPA (CBSLA.com) — School district officials in San Bernardino County say they will discontinue a policy that required elementary school students to kneel down before being dismissed to class. Principal Dana Carter at Calimesa Elementary School had reportedly instituted the policy, which called for students at various times of the school day to kneel down on one knee and wait for the principal or another administrator to dismiss them, as a safety measure.
  • 3 members of 1972 Dolphins skip White House event over differences with Obama

    08/21/2013 9:21:34 AM PDT · by Doogle · 30 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 08/21/13 | foxnews
    Three members of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins decided not to attend an event Tuesday honoring the team at the White House due to political differences with the president. The Sun-Sentinel reported that Hall of Fame center Jim Langer, defensive tackle Manny Fernandez and guard Bob Kuechenberg skipped the event, which made up for the time the team did not get the chance to go to the White House because, in part, President Richard Nixon was embroiled in the Watergate scandal. The three players spoke with the paper and kept their comments brief, but direct.
  • Gender Bender Day causes controversy at Tippecanoe

    05/24/2013 3:19:39 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 35 replies
    FOX 6 Now ^ | May 24, 2013 | Myra Sanchik
    <p>MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Students at Tippecanoe School have participated in several different theme days during School Spirit Week, but Friday, May 23rd’s theme of Gender Bender Day caused some controversy.</p> <p>Members of the Student Council decided on day’s theme. It called for boys to dress like girls and girls to dress like boys.</p>
  • Principal suspends teen for Instagramming he mug shot

    05/11/2013 8:05:09 PM PDT · by yldstrk · 14 replies
    cnet ^ | May 9, 2013 | Chris Matyszczyk
    She had been arrested for missing a court appearance that merely concerned a speeding ticket. So she called him into her office. Did she berate him for finding her picture? Did she plead that she was just a good person who made a mistake? Let Varner take up his story: "And she was like, 'You said I got arrested for DUI.' And I was like, 'I think you got arrested for DUI'." Miller was undeterred. She knew the law. So she reportedly asked a policeman to arrest Varner. You might be wondering what she asked the policeman to arrest him...
  • Alabama School Bans Word 'Easter'

    03/26/2013 1:54:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 61 replies
    breitbart ^ | march 26, 2013
    Boys and girls at an Alabama elementary school will still get to hunt for eggs – but they can’t call them ‘Easter Eggs’ have the principal banished the word for the sake of religious diversity. “We had in the past a parent to question us about some of the things we do here at school,” said Heritage Elementary School principal Lydia Davenport. “So we’re just trying to make sure we respect and honor everybody’s differences.”
  • Why not fire administrators and teachers who suspend five year olds for imaginary guns?

    03/19/2013 8:57:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/19/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There is a scene in the movie “A Bronx tale” where the father of a young man counsels his son not to attack another young man over a $20.00 debt which has gone unpaid for too long. The father explains this is a small price to discover that someone is not trustworthy. He tells his son to be glad he has been shown how untrustworthy the other man is in this minor matter. “Now you know not to trust him in the future in bigger things,” he says. This small lesson begs the question: Why would we trust school administrators...
  • Cupcakes With Army Soldiers Get Kid In Hot Water At School

    03/09/2013 5:46:46 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    A 9-year-old boy’s birthday cupcakes sparked a school controversy that just keeps growing, with scores of people lining up against a school principal who found the cupcake’s topping “inappropriate.” The boy was chided, and so were his parents, for cupcakes featuring little green Army men on the top.
  • School principal angry after rabbi give students free lunch and speech

    02/16/2013 6:17:44 AM PST · by expat1000 · 27 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | David Ross
    Many high school students enjoyed free lunch given to them by a local rabbi and while they were eating they listened to a lecture from the rabbi. Students at Great Neck North High School can hang out at fast food restaurants, go to the houses without supervision or do almost anything they want for lunch. But listening to a Torah lecture in an Orthodox Jewish synagogue should require parental consent, according to the school.
  • Students Told to Remove Patriotic Bandanas

    02/13/2013 3:37:29 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 50 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/132013
    A group of students at a California high school basketball game were told to remove patriotic bandanas and stop chanting “USA, USA” because school administrators wanted to be sensitive to other spectators. The incident occurred during a basketball last week between Camarillo High School and Rio Mesa High School in Ventura County. A school administrator pulled aside four boys and told them to either remove their American flag bandanas or leave the game. The boys complied but returned to lead the crowd in a chant of “USA, USA.” Camarillo High School principal Glenn Lipman told the Ventura County Star that...
  • Outrage as high school recites Pledge in Arabic saying ´One Nation Under Allah´

    01/30/2013 3:36:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/30/13 | James Nye
    Fury is brewing at Rocky Mountain High School, in Colorado, after a multicultural student group were encouraged to recite the Pledge of Allegiance over the loudspeaker in Arabic - replacing ´one nation under God´ with ´one nation under Allah´. Following Monday´s pledge, Principal Tom Lopez has been inundated with complaints from outraged parents concerned that saying the Pledge in any language other than English is unpatriotic. Standing by his controversial decision, Principal Lopez has said that despite the irate telephone calls and emails, he is not in any way or form trying to push an
  • Long Road to Recovery: Housing Starts At Highest Level ... Since Mid Recession

    10/17/2012 10:01:18 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 5 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/17/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    It is amazing that the Presidential debate was devoid of a housing discussion. Since we are experiencing the worst economic recovery since 1882, I thought housing and the economy would have been a ripe topic for discussion. There was good news for housing starts this morning. Privately-owned housing starts in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 872,000. This is 15.0 percent above the revised August estimate of 758,000 and is 34.8 percent above the September 2011 rate of 647,000. WE ARE FINALLY BACK TO MID RECESSION LEVELS OF HOUSING STARTS! So, we are over three years beyond...
  • Mom angry that male vice principal spanked child

    09/23/2012 11:14:43 AM PDT · by Repeat Offender · 52 replies
    ABC News Blogs via Yahoo ^ | 22 Sep 2012 | Abby Ellin
    Rather than spend two days in in-school suspension for allegedly letting another student copy her classwork, Taylor Santos, a well-regarded student and athlete at Springtown High School, near Fort Worth, Texas, chose to get paddled.
  • Texas schoolgirl left 'bruised and blistered' after male vice principal SPANKED her for cheating

    09/23/2012 8:56:34 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 173 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 22, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Texas schoolgirl is nursing a bruised and 'blistered' behind after she was spanked by her male vice principal. Springtown High School sophomore Taylor Santos was walloped by the teacher after allegedly letting another student copy her work. But her mother, Anna Jorgensen, has complained to the school, furious that they allowed her daughter to be brutally paddled by a man. >snip< The day after her daughter's spanking, Jorgensen called the vice principal to complain but he defended his actions. 'He told me this was normal for her bottom to look like this after receiving swats, and that he was...
  • Staffers flee Coney Island school where 'toxic' principal nixed a patriotic song

    08/19/2012 5:47:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    nypost.com ^ | August. 19, 2012 | SUSAN EDELMAN
    Staff at a Coney Island school where the principal barred kids from belting out “God Bless the USA” are singing a new tune: “Take This Job and Shove It.” In a mass exodus, 25 employees — or 40 percent of the staff, including 11 of 28 classroom teachers, aides, secretaries and custodians — have fled PS 90, the Edna Cohen School, over the year, insiders tallied. Most found jobs in other schools; some retired. Others are trying to escape a “toxic building,” they said. Principal Greta Hawkins caused an uproar in June when she axed the rousing Lee Greenwood anthem...
  • FHFA’s DeMarco: Several Weeks Before a Decision on Principal Reductions (Jurassic Park Alert!)

    04/11/2012 11:06:53 AM PDT · by whitedog57
    Confounded Interest ^ | 04/11/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Today, FHFA updated their study of principal reductions and Director Ed DeMarco presented the new results. He did NOT announce any trial program or agreement with the Obama Administration about using Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to salvage the housing market. But he did say that an announcement will be out in a few weeks. As I said at Brookings, we have very little empirical evidence (other than anecdotal stories) that principal reductions work. We have not been through 3-4 years of mortgage modifications with principal reductions to see if they are as effective as forbearance in preventing defaults. FHFA...
  • FHFA's DeMarco: Decision on GSE Principal Reductions This Month

    04/05/2012 5:29:58 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 04/05/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    At a speech in Boston yesterday, FHFA's Acting Director Ed DeMarco once again brought up the topic of principal reductions for homeowners. In the speech, he discussed FHFA's reasoning for their preference of forbearance over principal reductions as a tool to help distressed homeowners. The fundamental point of a loan modification is to adjust the borrower’s monthly payment to an affordable level. We have seen repeatedly that what matters most in successfully helping borrowers is a meaningful reduction in the monthly payment to an amount that helps stabilize the family’s finances. Indeed, we have found that payment reduction, not loan-to-value,...
  • Fannie/Freddie Update: Geithner Offers FHFA Director DeMarco an “Offer He Can’t Refuse”

    03/29/2012 5:19:23 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 03/29/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geither testified in the Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday on trying to coerce FHFA Acting Director Ed DeMarco to perform principal write downs on mortgages EVEN IF TAXPAYERS LOSE! Geithner said Treasury would pay a maximum of 63 cents for each dollar of loan forgiveness as part of its expanded Home Affordable Modification Program. Secretary Geithner agreed with something I said in a recent article. He said he was sure the economics would work in favor of debt reductions “in some circumstances.” But for most borrowers, it is just a drain of taxpayer wealth. DeMarco is responsible for...
  • Principal, counselor charged with failing to report abuse (arrested, Atlanta, again?)

    03/03/2012 2:26:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 2+ views
    AJC ^ | 3/02/12 | Alexis Stevens
    Principal, counselor charged with failing to report abuseCounty News 9:08 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012 By Alexis Stevens The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A Cobb County middle school principal and counselor were arrested for allegedly failing to report a student's abuse claims to police. Jerry Wright Dority, who was principal at Tapp Middle School in Powder Springs, and a counselor, Yatta Lynnette Collins, were both arrested Thursday morning and booked into the Cobb County jail, booking records show. The two have been placed on administrative leave, a school district spokesman said. Dority, 50, and Collins, 40, are each charged with one count...
  • Principal encouraged cheating, staffers say (Cayuga Elementary in Philadelphia)

    02/12/2012 2:59:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Philly ^ | 2/12/12 | Kristen A. Graham, Dylan Purcell
    Principal encouraged cheating, staffers sayBy Kristen A. Graham and Dylan Purcell Inquirer Staff Writers Posted: Sun, Feb. 12, 2012, 6:35 AM Teachers got the message in meetings and during visits to their classrooms in the days before they were scheduled to administer state exams. Multiple staffers at Cayuga Elementary said they were instructed by principal Evelyn Cortez to do what they had to do in their rooms to get good scores. Cortez, reached Friday night, was emphatic: "I disagree with these allegations." The school, in a tough Hunting Park neighborhood, produced strong test results for several years running, and Philadelphia...
  • NH School Principal Dives in River to Rescue Boy

    01/30/2012 12:23:41 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    WLBT ^ | Jan 27, 2012
    An elementary school principal in New Hampshire jumped into a frozen river to save a 10-year-old student who fell through the ice. Firefighters say that because of Principal Gwen Rhodes' quick action, Andrew Brown was in the Cocheco River for just a few minutes. He had fallen through the ice Wednesday outside the Gonic School in Rochester.
  • Kissing crime: Assistant principal calls cops after elementary students smooch

    11/21/2011 12:44:39 PM PST · by servo1969 · 53 replies · 1+ views
    naplesnews.com ^ | 11/17/2011 | Kristine Gill
    A Fort Myers principal involved Lee County sheriff’s deputies in an elementary school crush. Deputies were dispatched Wednesday to Orange River Elementary School in reference to what Assistant Principal Margaret Ann Haring called a “possible sex crime” — two students kissing. “This incident is more of a simple assault, though by definition there would have to be a victim,” Sgt. Stephanie Eller said. Haring told deputies she had two students, both under 12, who kissed while in physical education class, reports said. Haring said one of them was debating about who liked who more. The student then went over and...
  • Banana Man Wins: High School Principal Gone

    09/28/2011 12:16:01 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 26 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 9/28/11 | Ben Maller
    The high school principal who pushed to suspend a 14-year-old autistic boy for running onto the field during halftime of a football game while wearing a banana man costume has resigned. Karen Spillman lasted less than two months at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford, Va. The superintendent wouldn't say why Spillman is officially out. Bryan Thompson became an Internet folk hero after he ended up in handcuffs in the back of a police car following his Sept. 16 stunt
  • Chicago Public Schools Principal Kenneth Staral Spends Thousands of Taxpayer Money on Travel

    09/01/2011 11:12:45 PM PDT · by Impy · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Chicago ^ | 8-30-11 | FOX Chicago//Better Government Investigation
    Chicago - Here's a Chicago Public Schools math problem: a system hundreds of millions of dollars in debt, inner-city schools so strapped teachers are digging into their own pockets for supplies, yet on the Gold Coast there's a principal spending thousands to trot around the globe in luxury. Does that add up? Ogden International School Principal Kenneth Staral, who makes $142,000 per year, created an international studies program at the neighborhood school several years ago to teach students about countries, cultures and issues around the world. That program has since expanded to a high school on the Near West Side....
  • Principal Criticized For Delivering Graduation Speech In Spanish

    06/28/2011 10:15:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 6/28/11 | Maria Medina
    ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (CBS13) – He congratulated the graduating class of 2011, but one but one principal’s commencement speech actually offended some in the crowd. The graduating class at Whittell High School has only 30 students. Just a few weeks ago during graduation their principal gave an encouraging speech congratulating his students and their parents. “Class of 2011, I want to congratulate you for all your accomplishments this year,” said Principal Crespin Esquivel. He then said the same thing in Spanish, making sure his commencement speech could also be understood by his Spanish speaking parents and students who make up...
  • Straight Out Of Hollywood: Principal Makes House Call

    11/20/2010 1:43:46 AM PST · by FTJM · 14 replies · 1+ views
    CBSNewYork.com ^ | 11/19/10 | Staff
    In a famous scene from the comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” a principal makes an unannounced house call to check up on a student who didn’t show up to school. When it happened in real life for a family in Orange County, though, it was no laughing matter, reports CBS 2’s Lou Young. The principal is a well-liked former lieutenant colonel in the Army with a no-nonsense demeanor. The two students, ages 12 and 16, live at the home with their mother. A criminal complaint alleges Chester Academy Principal Ernest Jackson entered the home without permission when the two boys...
  • Principal denied ambulance access to injured Del Mar football player

    11/17/2010 8:54:13 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 10 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/16/2010 | Sharon Noguchi
    Del Mar High School's principal is under fire after blocking an ambulance from driving onto the school's track to reach a 14-year-old who suffered a concussion during a football game. Emergency workers had to haul a gurney 75 yards downfield to where Keanu Gallardo lay after suffering a blow to his neck and helmet near the end of Del Mar's frosh-soph game on Oct. 29.
  • 'Bueller' actor pleads guilty in sex offender case (Principal in 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off')

    09/29/2010 2:30:59 PM PDT · by WebFocus · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/29/2010
    The actor who played the principal in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" will serve three years of probation after pleading guilty to failing to update his sex offender registry info. Los Angeles District Attorney's spokeswoman Jane Robison says Jeffrey Jones entered the plea Tuesday to a felony charge of failing to update his registry information in June. Jones' registration was required because he pleaded no contest in 2003 to employing a 14-year-old boy to pose for sexually explicit photos. The 64-year-old actor is also required to perform 250 hours of community service.
  • 'Eat s--- and die' principal sent to another school

    08/05/2010 1:19:17 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 1+ views
    miamiherald ^ | 8-5 | KATHLEEN McGRORY
    <p>The principal who told a parent to ``eat s--- and die'' in an e-mail has been permanently moved from Coconut Grove Elementary.</p> <p>Eva N. Ravelo, 45, was transferred to Coral Terrace Elementary in West Miami-Dade on Wednesday.</p> <p>She will be replaced by Sharon Lopez, who previously served as principal at Riverside Elementary in Little Havana.</p>
  • Va. principal on leave over fetus dolls

    05/21/2010 3:25:31 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 15 replies · 669+ views
    http://voices.washingtonpost.com ^ | May 21, 2010 | Monica Norton
    The principal of Oakwood Elementary School was put on administrative leave Friday as school officials continued their investigation of plastic human fetus dolls given to students by an employee. It was not known if Principal Sheila Tillett Holas knew about the dolls or approved the distribution, The Virginia-Pilot reports. The employee who gave the students the dolls was put on administrative leave Thursday. Elementary students given fetus dolls 12:25 p.m. A Virginia school employee was place on administrative leave Thursday after reports that the worker distributed plastic human fetus dolls to students at an elementary school. The Virginian-Pilot reports that...
  • VIRGINIA PRINCIPAL IS PLACED ON LEAVE FOR DISTRIBUTING FETUS DOLLS TO STUDENTS

    05/24/2010 3:58:41 AM PDT · by Soothesayer · 16 replies · 864+ views
    "Some people think that my life began at birth, but my life's journey began long before I was born."
  • Fort Worth Principal Arrested After Abandoning Children in Hotel (Went Drinkng and Dancing)

    05/09/2010 5:15:19 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 62 replies · 2,978+ views
    Star Telegram ^ | 5/8/2010 | Domingo Ramirez
    FORT WORTH -- A Forth Worth middle school principal was behind bars Sunday on charges that she abandoned her children at a hotel to go to a nightclub in downtown Dallas, authorities said Sunday. Carla Wesbrook-Spaniel, 44, was in the Dallas County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail. Wesbrook-Spaniel, the principal at J.P. Elder Middle School, was arrested about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in Dallas after she scuffled with a bouncer and Dallas police near a nightclub in the 1500 block of Main Street, according to a report by The Dallas Morning News.
  • California Principal Apologizes for Forbidding U.S. Flag Shirts on Mexican Holiday

    05/07/2010 5:30:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies · 3,027+ views
    fox ^ | 5/7/10 | staff
    Tensions are rising at a California high school where five students were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. A California high school principal has apologized for telling five students they couldn't wear U.S. flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo, the local superintendent said Friday.
  • Fourth Suspect Arrested in Slaying of DC Principal

    05/04/2010 12:40:37 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies · 698+ views
    AOLNews ^ | May 4, 2010 | David Knowles
    (May 4) -- Maryland police have arrested a fourth person in connection with the killing of Brian Betts, a popular Washington public school principal, and say the suspects had contact with him on a sex chat line shortly before he died. WTOP reported this morning that Deontra Gray, 18, has been charged with Betts' murder and that robbery was the motive. Police on Monday also charged Alante Saunders and Sharif Tau Lancaster, both 18, with murder. Artura Otey Williams, 46, Lancaster's mother, was taken into custody Monday and charged with two counts of credit card misuse described by police as...
  • NJ Principal Asks Parents To Ban Social Networking (Busybody Alert)

    04/28/2010 7:39:44 PM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 16 replies · 534+ views
    WCBSTV ^ | 4/28/10 | Lou Young
    controversial proposal has students horrified at a Bergen County middle school on Wednesday. The principal is asking parents to join a voluntary ban on social networking. Eighth grader Ali Feinberg told CBS 2 she uses her iPhone to check her Facebook account "a lot" and some of her friends said the same. Now all have to talk to their parents about getting off the popular social network. It won't be easy. "I am very addicted to Facebook," Feinberg's classmate Elizabeth Dolan told CBS 2. Anthony Orsini, the principal at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood, sent out an e-mail Wednesday...
  • Principal Under Scrutiny Over Rapper T.I. Appearance (Bashed Bush As Answer to Parents' Complaints)

    04/23/2010 12:51:27 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 13 replies · 1,550+ views
    WSBTV ^ | 04/22/2010 | n/a
    - Some Henry County parents called Channel 2 Action News concerned not only about a visitor to their children's school, but also how the principal reacted when they questioned him about it. The entire incident involves Atlanta rapper T.I., Woodland Middle School and the principal's e-mail exchanges with a parent. After trying to reason with principal Dr. Terry Oatts for six weeks, Tom Myers, who has four daughters in the Henry County School System, contacted Channel 2 Action News reporter Justin Farmer to share the e-mail correspondence he had with Oatts. Myers told Farmer that he and his wife, Candi,...
  • Successful, beloved D.C. principal found fatally shot at his Montgomery home

    04/17/2010 1:45:13 PM PDT · by freespirited · 53 replies · 2,314+ views
    Wapo ^ | 04/17/10 | Dan Morse and Daniel de Vise
    Until Brian Betts mysteriously failed to appear at work Thursday morning, this is what his many admirers knew about him: He was the energetic new principal of a long-troubled urban school and, within a D.C. school system desperate for heroes, a superstar. But by the end of that day, worried colleagues had found him shot dead in his Silver Spring home, and the upbeat narrative of Betts's two decades of work had become a tragic tale. The celebrated educator is now at the improbable center of a murder mystery. His blue Nissan Xterra is missing, as is some property in...
  • Indiana School Not Canceling Graduation Prayer Without Judge Order

    04/03/2010 6:06:42 AM PDT · by GregNH · 15 replies · 400+ views
    AP via FoxNews ^ | 42/2010 | AP
    GREENWOOD, Ind. -- A central Indiana district isn't calling off a planned high school graduation prayer unless a federal judge orders it. Greenwood School Board president Joe Farley says the district wants the judge to decide the merits of a lawsuit filed by the school's top-ranked senior. Greenwood High School student Eric Workman is asking a federal judge to stop a student-led prayer that the senior class voted to approve. The lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana on the 18-year-old's behalf claims that the prayer and class vote unconstitutionally subject students to religious practice.
  • Two Principals Shot in Tennessee School on Snow Day

    02/10/2010 2:34:26 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 29 replies · 932+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 10 February 2010 | Beth Rucker
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials say a Tennessee elementary school principal is in critical condition after she and an assistant principal were shot and wounded by a co-worker at their office. The shooting at Inskip Elementary School in Knoxville happened Wednesday afternoon about an hour after all the children were dismissed for a snow day. Forty-eight-year-old Mark Stephen Foster is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder. Police say Foster was a co-worker, but wouldn't say what his job was. The school's Web site identifies Foster as a fourth-grade teacher. University of Tennessee Medical Center officials said Principal Elisa...
  • Principal, assistant principal shot at Knox school, teacher charged

    02/10/2010 2:32:40 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 10 replies · 488+ views
    KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- A fourth grade teacher at Inskip Elementary School is charged Wednesday with the shootings of the principal and assistant principal at the school. The victims are Principal Elisa Luna and Assistant Principal Amy Brace. Officials at UT Medical Center say Luna is in critical condition and Brace is in stable condition. The suspect is Inskip teacher Mark Stephen Foster, 48, of Clinton. He's been charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder.
  • Paying The National Debt For Dummies, Part II

    12/05/2009 2:36:31 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 9 replies · 316+ views
    America's Independent Party - News ^ | December 5, 2009 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    Ignoring The ProblemThe Cost of Paying the Debt NowBy starting today, the Federal Government can pay off the National Debt in 30 years by making interest and principal payments of $699,013,323,930.52 per year (see the chart below). In Fiscal Year 2009 the government made interest payments of $383,656,592,545.78. So it would take an additional $315,356,731,384.74 in annual payments to completely extinguish the debt in 30 years. By starting now, the total cost of interest will be $8,883,038,042,900.88, at 4%, over 30 years.Opportunity Cost: Waiting until 2019If the Federal Government chooses to wait until 2019 before addressing the debt, the cost...