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  • Illinois' highest paid superintendent fired after misconduct investigation

    10/31/2018 11:14:31 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 31 Oct 2018 | Zak Koeske
    According to Paraday’s own calculation of payment due after retirement — which included three unused personal days, 532 unused sick days and 350 unused vacation days multiplied by his nearly $2,000 per diem rate — the district owed him $1,757,229.45, documents show. Paraday allegedly permitted himself to accumulate compensatory time without limit for any day in which he worked more than eight hours, despite his contract not allowing for the accrual or use of comp time. Since fiscal year 2006, when he started as superintendent, Paraday had used 2,484.65 hours of comp time, or the equivalent of 310 days, records...
  • Assault of Oakville HS principal captured on video ( St. Louis )

    11/03/2018 10:04:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    KTVI ^ | OCTOBER 30, 2018 | KELLEY HOSKINS,
    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – A Vice Principal is assaulted in a video that is spreading like wildfire on social media. According to authorities, the brawl began when a staff member tried to break up a fight between three students. We are told St. Louis County Police took a 15-year-old and two 16-year-old students into custody. ... students laughing as the fight broke out and chaos erupted in the cafeteria at Oakville High School. Fox 2 was told the students tackled the assistant principal to the ground before pulling and kicking him on Monday. The attack prompting district officials to...
  • High school vice principal is dragged and kicked in an attack by students as he tried to break [tr]

    11/01/2018 11:52:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 1, 2018 | Leah Simpson
    This is the horrifying moment a Missouri high school assistant principal was tackled to the ground and beaten up by students when he tried to break up a fight. In a video obtained by DailyMailTV's affiliate Fox 2 in St Louis, shocking footage shows students laughing and clapping while teenagers repeatedly kicked Oakville High School Vice Principal Brian Brennan on the floor after he got pulled into the brawl. Teenagers filmed the scuffle in the cafeteria of the St. Louis school and posted it on Snapchat instead of getting help or calling 911. Three students - one aged 15 and...
  • The Kenyan School which changed an American Boy's Life.

    10/28/2018 6:55:40 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28 October 2018 | Waihiga Mwaura
    Devon Brown would have been just another statistic - one of the 486,900 black inmates in US state and federal prisons by the end of 2016. But an academic year in Kenya during his seventh grade changed his life forever. "Honestly it turned me into the man I am today. From a boy with limited options in inner-city Baltimore to a man who has now run an ice-cream company with revenues of $400,000 (Ł310,000) as its CEO," he reflects. Mr Brown's childhood had all the ingredients for failure. Born on 9 January 1990 in East Baltimore, his late mother was...
  • Gun Displayed in School Bathroom Image Appears to be Loaded S&W Revolver

    10/18/2018 6:09:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A middle school student from Mobile, Alabama, is shown holding a revolver in a school bathroom. The picture has gone viral. The photo was taken sometime before September 11, 2018. From mynbc15.com: MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — A photo of a Mobile middle school student allegedly depicting the student with a gun in a school restroom is under investigation by Mobile police.The picture was posted on Facebook on Thursday October 11th 2018. The photo was a allegedly taken inside a bathroom at Chastang-Fournier K-8 in the Trinity Gardens neighborhood of Mobile. The image was well focused on the revolver. Whoever...
  • Harnett principal replaced after she asked student not to wear Trump jersey

    10/13/2018 1:13:32 AM PDT · by abb · 59 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | October 12, 2018 | Camila Molina
    A Harnett County high school principal has been replaced, a week after she asked a high school student to remove a jersey that bore President Donald Trump’s name on the back. The Harnett school system on Friday announced a new principal for Harnett Central High School. The district said the change is directly related to the actions taken by former Harnett Central Principal Cindy Gordon last week in asking the student not to wear the Trump shirt. The district announced leadership changes at several of its schools, including Harnett Central, on Friday afternoon. The changes are “effective immediately,” according to...
  • Did you know this?

    10/12/2018 6:52:55 AM PDT · by eastexsteve · 20 replies
    Steve Conroy
    Are you wondering why your children who attend a Texas public school are suddenly coming home spewing a bunch of liberal drivel? I just discovered yesterday at Fort Worth ISD that some Texas ISD's give their students a daily ten-minute dose of a CNN news program geared for middle school/high school kids. I did not know this! Yesterdays' subject of interest was "globalism." Now you know where it is coming from!
  • GOP lawmaker reports 'threatening' Twitter messages to police

    10/05/2018 8:17:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/05/18 | JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    Rep. Mark Walker's (R-N.C.) office said this week that it reported Twitter messages from a supporter of his Democratic opponent to Capitol Police to investigate. Staff for Walker, the chairman of the powerful Republican Study Committee, said they asked for Capitol Police to investigate after the North Carolina Republican’s campaign received continuous threatening messages from a supporter of his Democratic opponent. The person behind the tweets – which included the "bomb" emoji and an attempt to track down information about the congressman’s daughter’s school and whether it was public or private – was identified as Andrew Cabaccang, a Montana-based man...
  • Obama: ‘I Probably Wouldn’t Have Been President’ If My High School Years Were Online

    10/04/2018 8:19:16 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 24, 2017 | Charles Spierling
    Former President Barack Obama admitted that if his high school activities were online somewhere, he probably wouldn’t have been president. Obama made his comments during a discussion about young people running for office and organizing their communities at the University of Chicago.
  • \Florida teacher says she was fired for giving zeros to students who didn't turn in work

    09/25/2018 9:13:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    WFTS ^ | September 25, 2018 | Amy Lipman
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Should students get half credit for an assignment they didn’t even turn in? A former St. Lucie County teacher doesn’t think so. That’s why she wrote a goodbye message to her eighth graders on a white board saying, "Bye Kids, Mrs. Tirado loves you and wishes you the best in life! I have been fired for refusing to give you a 50% for not handing anything in. 💓 Mrs. Tirado" Diane Tirado has been a teacher for years, but she started at West Gate K-8 School in Port St. Lucie in August as an eighth...
  • Son's school wants to do "Peace Day" (vanity)

    09/20/2018 8:18:10 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 57 replies
    me | 9/20/18 | me
    Today my son brought up that they're having a "Peace Day" "celebration" tomorrow at school with stations to do things at. Such as "painting rocks with peace signs" and origami (wanted to do "peace" sign but wouldn't work he thinks). I.e., looks like they're pushing the stupid UN idea and of course, the hippie norm.
  • The Curse of America’s Illogical School-Day Schedule

    09/20/2018 8:56:22 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 78 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 19, 2018 | Joe Pinsker
    The world does not revolve around you, teens are often told. Indeed it doesn’t, as they are reminded every school-day morning when disabling their alarms. The average start time for public high schools, 7:59, requires teens to get up earlier than is ideal for their biological clocks, meaning many teens disrupt their natural sleep patterns every school day. The world, apparently, does not revolve around parents either. Their lives also tend to be mismatched with school-day schedules, which usually end a good two hours before the typical American workday does. As Kara Voght recently wrote in The Atlantic, that leaves...
  • Montclair School District Rolls Out 'All-Gender Restrooms' (New Jersey)

    09/13/2018 5:48:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Patch ^ | Sept. 12, 2018 | Eric Kiefer
    MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Public School District is rolling out a new initiative this year: "all-gender restrooms" in each building. Superintendent Kendra Johnson alerted local parents and guardians about the restroom changes as part of a "Welcome Back" letter sent at the beginning of the school year. According to Johnson, 2018-19 will be the first year that the district has at least one "all-gender" restroom in each school building.
  • Law school speaker gives controversial talk on transgender issues, incites protests

    09/13/2018 6:49:56 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 7 replies
    The Collegianur ^ | 12th September 2018 | Logan Etheredge
    Ryan T. Anderson, author of When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment, spoke yesterday at the T.C. Williams School of Law. Anderson was invited by the Federalist Society, a “conservative and libertarian” group of law students, to speak on the legal matters of his book. Anderson's invitation incited protests from both students and faculty. Law school dean Wendy Perdue emailed law students defending Anderson’s talk. “As an academic institution, we’re committed to open and robust discussion, and I note that, consistent with these principles, the students who invited this speaker have also invited a faculty member to respond...
  • Student stabbed with metal hair pick on first day of school

    09/07/2018 1:03:42 PM PDT · by bgill · 29 replies
    FOX ^ | Sept. 5, 2018 | FOX5NY.COM Staff
    A student at Automotive High School in Brooklyn was stabbed by another student with a metal hair comb pick on the first day of classes. Malik Santigao, 17, was stabbed multiple times and suffered injuries to his hand, back, neck and head. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. Trevell Brown, 17, was removed from the school by safety agents and was taken into custody at the 94th Precinct.
  • A good guy with a gun has saved many lives in Florida – something the media rarely report

    09/05/2018 6:16:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    FOX News ^ | 08.07.18 | John R. Lott
    A good guy with a gun has saved many lives in Florida – something the media rarely report Bystander with gun stops shooting at Florida park Gunfire breaks out at back to school event. Thankfully, a heroic citizen with a permit to legally carry a concealed handgun was able to save countless lives in Florida Saturday when he shot a gunman who opened fire on a back-to-school event attended by over 150 students at a park in Titusville, Florida. The media rarely give national news coverage to incidents like this, but responsible gun owners have stepped forward in this way...
  • …But I’m Happy It’s Over For My Enemies Too

    09/04/2018 7:38:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-4-18 | MOTUS
    I would be in trouble if I was still of school age as I overslept this morning. No particular reason, wasn’t up particularly late, didn’t sleep any worse than usual, just protesting the end of summer I guess. Apparently I’m still at step one of grieving the end of summer: denial.I will eventually move on through the other 4 stages, sometime around Thanksgiving, but for now I will remain in denial. That should be easy as it’s supposed to hit the mid-90’s today with the heat index topping 100. Unfortunately it’s also the first day of school around here which...
  • California lawmakers vote to delay school start times to allow students to get more sleep

    09/01/2018 7:41:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/01/18 | John Bowden
    Lawmakers in California passed a bill Friday mandating that school start times for middle- and high-school students begin at 8:30 a.m., defying the wishes of school boards in the state as well as a local teachers' union. The Sacramento Bee reported late Friday that lawmakers had passed a bill mandating that the start of classes be delayed until 8:30 a.m., with the exception of before school or "zero period" classes, which may still begin before that time. The bill came despite objections from both the California Teachers Association and the California School Boards Association, according to the news outlet. It...
  • New Mexico Principal Accused of Discriminating Against 2A Student Supporters

    08/31/2018 5:16:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Will Riley graduated from Carlsbad High in May of 2018. He organized a student walkout for students to show support of the Second Amendment  on May 2nd of 2018. Will Riley graduated from Carlsbad High in May of 2018. He organized a student walkout for students to show support of the Second Amendment  on May 2nd of 2018. The walkout was in response to previous student walkouts organized to call for infringements on Second Amendment  rights, including bans on some guns, raising the age of legal gun ownership, and restricting the ability of people to sell guns without government permission....
  • CT School Board Chairman Resigns After Vote to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

    08/27/2018 1:19:37 PM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | August 27, 2019 | As aeen on Fox and friends
    The chairman of a Connecticut school district's board of education resigned after the board voted to begin each meeting by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Josh Adams, chairman of the New Hartford Board of Education, ( reportedly stepped down) after opposing a vote by his fellow board members. Adams was overruled after telling board members that he would not propose the policy in a meeting, saying he decides on the agenda as chairman. He also said he doesn't pledge allegiance to anything and supports "principles on which the country was founded."