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  • Elementary principal fired after 110 mph chase, crash, DUI charges

    05/25/2020 8:16:42 PM PDT · by twister881 · 37 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | WCVB
    A Lakeville woman was charged with driving under the influence after she allegedly struck a guardrail and then fled from police at speeds faster than 100 mph Tuesday night...Rose Schwartz, 44, was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, speeding, failure to stop for police and negligent operation of a motor vehicle...Schwartz is the now former principal of Chamberlain Elementary in Taunton. A Raynham officer saw a gray Honda SUV driving on Route 138 with its front bumper hanging down and dragging on the pavement, police said. When the officer tried to stop the vehicle, it accelerated to speeds...
  • Behind The Scenes, Teachers Unions Attempt To Make Online Crisis Schooling Worse

    05/19/2020 8:51:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 19, 2020 | Charissa Damon and Cherie Gensel
    In a crisis, flexibility is king, especially for those in the classroom. But union bureaucracy makes it impossible to innovate. As public school teachers with a combined 33 years of experience, we know we’re supposed to be “union strong” and never air unions’ dirty laundry. But the coronavirus crisis has pitted unions against teachers, students, and administrators who just want to teach and learn.Our fellow teachers have gone above and beyond to ensure students don’t slip through the cracks during quarantine. We’ve seen teachers furiously posting to message boards and offering one-on-one assistance to students via videoconferencing.From unions, however, we’ve...
  • Five Biggest Lies That Are Officially Taught to School Students in China

    05/16/2020 5:46:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/16/2020 | Jocelyn Neo
    Since the outbreak of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, the world has been skeptical of Chinas confirmed cases and deaths figures. In fact, this is not the first time that the totalitarian regime is facing the worlds scrutiny for spreading disinformation on matters related to health emergencies: in 2003 it was the SARS coverup. But how many are aware of the fact that even the school textbooks in China contain distorted information on history, both theirs and the worlds? Here are five of the biggest lies that Chinese students are taught in school....
  • West Virginia school system offering school choice, but not what you think

    05/12/2020 2:44:17 PM PDT · by Old Man From WV · 11 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | May 12, 2020 | Mike McCullough
    CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. Regardless of where the Eastern Panhandle stands with COVID-19 this fall, Jefferson County students will have a choice of how they attend school. During Monday nights regular meeting, Superintendent Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson said the school system is continuously updating its technological infrastructure. Students will have the option of full virtual learning.
  • Coronavirus: Schools in China begin to reopen

    05/06/2020 2:17:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/06/20
    Schools in China are gradually reopening with strict rules to try to keep the coronavirus under control. Pupils returning to school in China now sit in smaller classes, have shorter lessons and must avoid public transport. The reopening of schools has been staggered so that middle and high schools return first. Nearly all areas of China have restarted some school classes, but bigger cities like Beijing and Shanghai, where there are more people in a smaller space, are taking a more cautious approach to avoid a second wave of infection. Schools in cities with large populations are running classes with...
  • Open America by one-half at a time -- Half of school, Half of baseball stadiums

    04/12/2020 8:08:56 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 21 replies
    4/12/2020 | Ralph Mitchell
    Let's open school, work and sports half at a time. For example, in May this year, allow grades K through 2 attend Tues, Thurs and allow grades 3 and 4 attend Mon, Wed and Fri. The school buses will be half full with one child per bus seat. The school building and cafeterias will be half full. Also, for example, allow half of a factory to work on alternating days. Regulate meetings. Also, for example, allow Major League Baseball teams to play in their home park, maybe letting the New York teams play on the road for the first month....
  • High school seniors devastated over cancelled prom, uncertain graduation plans...

    04/04/2020 1:32:43 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 79 replies
    WECT News ^ | April 3, 2020 | Ann McAdams
    WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The disruption caused by COVID-19 has been incredibly inconvenient for everyone. But for some young adults, the timing of this lockdown has been heartbreaking. The second semester of senior year is usually full of milestones: senior prom, senior trips, and graduation, just to name a few. But high school seniors across the state and country are missing some of these once-in-a-lifetime memories in an effort to stop the spread of Coronavirus. Now, as the cancellations have started, local seniors are struggling to accept that for their class, these rites of passage may never happen. Its devastating...
  • School Lesson Promotes Anti-Trump, Chinese Propaganda

    04/03/2020 9:08:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2020 | Todd Starnes
    A West Virginia middle school sent students an online lesson that accused Republicans of promoting discrimination against Asian-Americans by referring to the coronavirus as a "Chinese virus." Stephanie Laney, the parent of an eighth grader at Hurricane Middle School, sent me a copy of the assignment her daughter received in English class.Heres a link to the assignment.Like many students around the country, Stephanie's daughter is currently attending classes online due to the coronavirus.The lesson was created bynewsela, an education-based organization that provides classroom content.The lesson focused on a story written by the Texas Tribune titled, "Asian Americans say some politicians...
  • Homeschooling during the coronavirus will set back a generation of children (fake news)

    03/29/2020 12:33:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 72 replies
    As the coronavirus pandemic closes schools, in some cases until September, American children this month met their new English, math, science and homeroom teachers: their iPads and their parents. Classes are going online, if they exist at all. The United States is embarking on a massive, months-long virtual-pedagogy experiment, and it is not likely to end well. Years of research shows that online schooling is ineffective and that students suffer significant learning losses when they have a long break from school. Now theyre getting both, in a hastily arranged mess. And the kids who suffer most from the summer...
  • Kansas governor orders public schools to close for the rest of the school year

    03/17/2020 5:07:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/17/20 | Morgan Phillips
    Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Tuesday that all public schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year and classes will be held remotely. While at least 70 percent of all public schools have shut their doors in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Kansas is the first to announce such a sweeping response. However, many states have floated the possibility of schools remaining closed for the rest of the academic year. Many universities have already announced plans to hold classes remotely for the rest of the spring semester. I am ordering all K-12 to close and cease in-person...
  • What I Learned at Counter-Terrorism School

    03/16/2020 5:49:26 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/16/20 | P Pawela
    Inspired by a legendary senior operator, our 58-year-old author signed up for an intense, three-and-a-half-week-long course with students half his age. Here's what he experienced. Recently while doing research on paramilitary operators, I came across a book written by Annie Jacobsen titled Surprise, Kill, Vanish The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins. I was delighted to discover that more than half the book was about the exploits of one of my long-time mentors, Sergeant Major Billy Waugh (retired). Now 90, Waugh had 25 years in Special Forces as a leader of the elite Military Assistance Command-Vietnam...
  • A Fulton County [GA] Schools employee has tested positive for coronavirus

    03/09/2020 12:42:37 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 35 replies
    11 Alive via MSN ^ | 03/09/2020 | Jonathan Raymond
    A Fulton County [GA] Schools employee has tested positive for coronavirus, the district said Monday, and the entire district will close tomorrow.
  • Phoenix SRO removed from school amid 'bad publicity' after dirty needles found

    02/18/2020 4:08:52 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies
    https://www.abc15.com ^ | Feb 06, 2020 | Nicole Grigg
    PHOENIX The Phoenix Police Department tells ABC15 Arizona that a school resource officer has been reassigned as a patrol officer, after sources say he created 'bad publicity' after dirty needles were found on a school campus.
  • BREAKING: Trump attacks Governor Wolf at the SOTU

    02/05/2020 8:14:50 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 30 replies
    Wolf Pack, PA ^ | 5 Feb 2020 | Tom Wolf
    We didn't expect President Trump to use his annual State of the Union address to spread misleading smears about Governor Wolf. But then again, Trump will mislead the American people any way he can, in the hope that it will help his re-election campaign and Pennsylvania is key to his victory. There's no doubt in our minds that we're getting under Trump's skin, . We are proving that no matter what he does to undermine and undo our hard-fought progress we won't roll over. Our fight to invest in public schools and ensure our children have a bright...
  • School District Closes For Two Days After 600 Students Call In Sick

    01/31/2020 9:25:16 AM PST · by mykroar · 40 replies
    62 CBS Detroit ^ | 1/30/2020
    CLEVES, Ohio (CBS Local) An entire school district in Ohio was shut down for two days this week after nearly 600 students called in sick, the districts superintendent said. All classes and after school activities at Three Rivers Local School District in Cleves were cancelled for Thursday, Jan. 30 and Friday, Jan. 31. because of a major flu outbreak.Superintendent Craig Hockenberry said out of nearly 2,400 people who attend or work at three schools on campus, about 600 students and as many as 50 staff members are out sick. Many of the students have the same symptoms, such as...
  • Supreme Court appears likely to allow public funding for religious schools

    01/22/2020 1:31:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 22, 2020 | by Peter Williams
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court seemed prepared Wednesday to rule that states violate the U.S. Constitution if they prevent religious schools from receiving some state benefits. During an hour of courtroom argument, the court's conservatives indicated they were inclined to lower somewhat the wall of separation between church and state. If that's how the court rules, it could affect laws or constitutional provisions in 37 states that currently bar public funding for schools and churches. The case involved a Montana program launched in 2015 to provide tax credits for people and businesses that donate to private schools. The organizations that...
  • Virginia school system implements landmark policy allowing absences for student protests

    12/28/2019 1:00:02 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/27/19 | Geez Bonn
    Virginia's Fairfax County Public Schools has implemented a landmark policy allowing students to take time off to participate in protests. Beginning Jan. 27, the school district will allow students in seventh through 12th grades one excused absence per year to participate in "civic engagement activities," according to multiple news outlets. Fairfax School Board member Ryan McElveen, who reportedly introduced the policy, said the rule may be the first of its kind in the U.S. and was made in response to a recent wave of student activism across the country. "I think we're setting the stage for the rest of the...
  • The 5 Students Who Beat Up Boy on Bus Wearing MAGA Hat Learn Their Fate

    12/16/2019 4:54:44 PM PST · by montag813 · 86 replies
    24News ^ | 12-16-2019 | Sheri Urban
    by Sheri Urban A young teen brutalized in a viral video saw a measure of justice today, after assailants who attacked him were charged for beating him up for wearing a Trump hat. Five young teens in Florida were charged with misdemeanor battery after a video went viral of the group beating up a 14-year-old classmate on a school bus. All five of the assailants were Black and the boy was White, raising outrage that this was a racial "hate crime." The boys parents said this attack came just after the boy wore a MAGA hat to school and...
  • Aspen area elementary schools show low reading proficiency ( Common Core )

    12/10/2019 6:25:18 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Aspen Daily News ^ | Dec 9, 2019 | Megan Tackett
    Its a jarring statistic, so much so that it became a talking point among Aspen school board candidates in the runup to the most recent election: At Aspen Elementary School, a mere 41 percent of students were deemed proficient in reading against the states standards. I think this should be an all-hands-on-deck solution now. I suspect there are curriculum alignment issues: its not one teacher; its not one kid; its not one bad day, newly elected Katy Frisch said during a school board candidate forum in October. Its completely unacceptable. Johnathan Nickell, who won the other open board seat in...
  • Missouri mom defends son beating up school bully in viral post: 'Problem solved'

    12/07/2019 4:25:13 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/6/19 | By Gerren Keith Gaynor
    A Missouri mothers unapologetic Facebook post on Monday defending her sons decision to fight back against a bully has gone viral. Allison Davis posted a selfie picture of her son, Drew, who was suspended from school for beating up the kid that has been tormenting and bullying him since middle school.