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  • YouTube Personality Shot While Filming Video Outside Los Angeles Synagogue; Security Guard Arrested

    02/14/2019 10:29:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    KTLA ^ | February 14, 2019 | Nouran Salahieh and Kacey Montoya,
    "This afternoon an individual was filming our girls at the school and the building perimeter extensively windows and exits," the school's principal said. "This caused anxiety to staff and students." Perez said she was filming the architecture of the building when the security guard started threatening her. The case was still under investigation. Perez was not accused of a crime.
  • Galloping Growth of Madrasas in India

    02/11/2019 2:47:13 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    India Facts ^ | Monday, February 11, 2019 | Ram Ohri
    Image: Islam is hell-bent on re-conquering India. Post-independence through Madrasa multiplication Darul Uloom Deoband has laid a formidable siege to India. The task was facilitated by secularism-doped Hindus swearing by Pandit Nehru! The quantum jump in the number of madrasas from 88 in 1947 to five lakhs in 2006 across India is a mind boggling narrative of unremitting Islamic aggression. It has the potential to bring about tectonic changes in the future geopolitical developments across India -- including the much dreaded clash of civilizations! Unfortunately the secularism-trapped Indian government never tried to exercise any control over lakhs of madrasas...
  • School safety panel calls for resource officers (armed guards) in every NC school

    02/08/2019 3:50:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    WRAL ^ | 2/07/19 | Matthew Burns
    RALEIGH, N.C. — To improve school safety, North Carolina schools needs to ramp up training for law enforcement and educators, improve physical security at schools, gather better information about potential threats, and invest in more mental health support for schools, according to a state panel formed in the wake of a mass shooting at a Florida high school a year ago. The Special Committee on School Shootings, part of the Governor's Crime Commission, presented its final report and 33 recommendations to Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday. "When parents send their kids to school, they expect them to be out of...
  • Two boys, 13 and 14, arrested after one of them tells Siri he wants to 'shoot up a school'

    02/01/2019 5:22:38 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 22 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 1, 2019 | Maxine Shen
    Full Title: Two boys, 13 and 14, arrested after one of them tells Siri he wants to 'shoot up a school' and posts virtual assistant's response recommending several local schools on social media as a 'joke' Two Indiana boys are in custody after a 13-year-old told Siri that he was going to shoot up a school and then posted the virtual assistant's reply on social media. The Valparaiso Police Department said Thursday night that the incident started when a boy, 13, who is not being named, told Apple's virtual assistant: 'I am going to shoot up a school.' Siri then...
  • Child with autism intentionally locked out of school by principal

    02/01/2019 5:00:43 PM PST · by lowbridge · 92 replies ^ | January 24, 2019
    Lovine Montgomery says there’s no excuse for what her 11-year-old grandson endured on Dec. 14, 2018. Surveillance cameras from the school captured the fifth-grader wandering outside the school for 15 minutes. It appears staff members are refusing to let him in. One teacher even escorts him back outside when he tries to walk in with other students after recess. After a few minutes, he’s seen walking up to a classroom. The teacher inside goes to the window and closes the blinds in front of him. Montgomery couldn’t believe her eyes. -snip According to family members, the child asked to use...
  • Muslim school will not allow girls to eat lunch until after boys have finished, Ofsted chief says

    01/30/2019 2:07:28 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Telegraph Media ^ | 30 JANUARY 2019 | Camilla Turner
    UK - A Muslim school will not allow girls to eat lunch until after boys have finished, an Ofsted chief has told MPs. Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham is still segregating boys and girls despite a Court of Appeal ruling in 2017 that found it was unlawful, according to Luke Tryl, director of corporate strategy at Ofsted. ... We perhaps don’t always feel we get the support we need from the rest of Government in pushing that forward.” He said that Al-Hijrah school was enforcing a “very strict gender segregation” which included “denying the girls to have their lunch until the...
  • WATCH: Michigan School District’s “Absolutely Incredible” Snow Day Announcement Goes Viral

    01/30/2019 2:08:32 PM PST · by ransomnote · 14 replies ^ | Jan 30, 2019 | no byline
    Swartz Creek School District in Michigan must be a special place because two administrators just produced a viral video you won’t believe! The superintendent and principal start off talking about the “epidemic” of school administrators who produce ridiculous videos where they sing to cancel school. They talk for a minute and then put on sunglasses. What happens next is great! The two men start singing slowly and then break into original lyrics about the snow day. They rewrote a version of ‘Hallelujah’ to make it about cancelling school. Enjoy! Click here to view video Superintendent Ben Mainka and Principal Jim...
  • Maryland private school releases report on sexual abuse

    01/29/2019 5:03:40 AM PST · by Thales Miletus · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/28/2019 | BRIAN WITTE
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A private school in Maryland confirmed Monday that 10 adults in positions of authority engaged in sexual misconduct or inappropriate relationships with students from the 1970s through the early 1990s, and that the school failed to protect students from them. The Key School said at least 16 former students were subjected to the abuse. Officials there released the report on the school's website after an investigation that began in April, initiated by the school.
  • The Covington Rorschach Test

    01/23/2019 5:07:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | January 23, 2019 | Michelle Malkin
    Sometimes, a three-point celebration is just a three-point celebration. Sometimes, a pep rally is just a pep rally. Sometimes, a smile is just a smile. And sometimes, a hat is just a hat. Only among the most deranged partisans could a universal sports ritual, a common high school activity, a typical teen face and patriotic headgear be construed as evil symbols of patriarchal oppression. These, however, are the soul-sapping, lunacy-inducing times in which we live. Nobody loses their marbles when black NBA stars make the universal "OK" gesture with one hand. Or two. Or when the elite athletes hold up...
  • Bad math: Software error tweaks grades in North Carolina schools

    01/18/2019 5:05:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    ABC 11 ^ | 1/18/19
    RALEIGH -- A software error caused public school students around North Carolina to receive incorrect end-of-term grades this school year, state education officials said. The Department of Public Instruction said it has been advising districts about the problem with PowerSchool software since December, after many schools sent home first-quarter report cards. The error could have affected as many as 109 school districts and 59 charter schools in the state, but it's not clear exactly how many students were impacted. **SNIP** The department initially thought the rounding problem was limited to grades ending in certain decimal points, but Elliot said state...
  • School superintendent reviewing display of Trump banner at basketball game

    01/18/2019 1:16:32 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 56 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | January 18, 2019 | Paul Walsh
    The boys basketball coach for Minneapolis Roosevelt High School questioned on Wednesday why young fans at his team’s road game in Jordan prominently displayed a flag promoting the re-election of President Donald Trump during Tuesday night’s contest.
  • Vote Will Decide If Marin’s Dixie School District Changes Its Name

    01/16/2019 1:05:03 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 13 replies
    CBS Bay Area ^ | 1/15/19 | By Melissa Caen
    Concerned citizens submitted 12 petitions to change the name of the Dixie School District in Marin County. The district Board of Trustees now has 40 days to vote “yes” or “no” on the proposals. California state law requires a governing school board to consider any proposal for a name change put forth by fifteen voters in a school district. (California Education Code 35001.) On Wednesday night, the Board of Trustees will discuss the process of considering the petitions and will hear a presentation on the potential costs to change the district’s name on signs and other materials. The Superintendent estimates...
  • LA teachers union demands 6.5% raise — despite only 40% of students graduating

    01/11/2019 3:09:30 PM PST · by george76 · 47 replies
    EAG News ^ | JANUARY 9, 2019 | VICTOR SKINNER
    The United Teachers Los Angeles union is planning to call on the Los Angeles Unified School District’s 30,000 teachers to walk out on students over demands for higher pay and increased staff. ... LAUSD has offered a 6 percent raise over the first two years of a three-year contract, but officials contend totality of the union’s demands would bankrupt the district, ... LAUSD faces a projected half-billion dollar deficit this year that’s largely tied to obligations outlined in the current union contract, including generous pension payments and health coverage for retired teachers,.. . LA teachers currently collect a salary of...
  • School maintenance man held after 20 primary pupils wounded in Beijing hammer attack

    01/08/2019 2:55:49 AM PST · by teacherwoes · 8 replies
    SCMP ^ | Jan 8, 2019 | Laurie Chen
    Twenty pupils at a Beijing primary school were wounded on Tuesday in a hammer attack that police said had left three seriously injured, state news agency Xinhua reported. Police in the Xicheng district of the city said in a statement on Weibo that they had detained a 49-year-old male suspect surnamed Jia, who was a former repair worker at the school.
  • Gov. Scott appoints slain MSD student's father to state Board of Education ( Broward county)

    01/05/2019 5:24:48 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | Jan. 4, 2019 | Tonya Alanez
    The father of a student shot and killed during the Parkland school massacre has been appointed to the state Board of Education, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday evening. For 52-year-old Andy Pollack, it is all about accountability. “That word has haunted me since my daughter was murdered,” Pollack, of Coral Springs, said Friday night. His daughter, Meadow, 18, a senior, was shot nine times during the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Meadow’s body was found in a third-floor hallway. She was lying on top of the body of 14-year-old freshman Cara Loughran, as if protecting her....
  • Elizabeth Smart kidnapper living near elementary school

    01/04/2019 5:31:33 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    FOX News Network, ^ | January 1, 2019 | BRADY McCOMBS
    SALT LAKE CITY – A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart is living several blocks from a Salt Lake City elementary school following her release from prison in September, according to Utah's sex-offender registry. Wanda Barzee, 73, is listed in the registry as living in an apartment near the school after her initial placement in a halfway house. She was released on parole much earlier than anticipated, despite her refusal to cooperate with mental health professionals while incarcerated. ... She was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2010 after pleading guilty to helping her husband, street preacher Brian David...
  • Resolved: To Speak English

    01/01/2019 2:08:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 86 replies ^ | January 1, 2019 | Cal Thomas
    "Why can't the English teach their children how to speak?" asked Professor Henry Higgins in the musical "My Fair Lady." It's a good question for Americans, especially millennials. On a recent flight two young women sat behind me, chattering away rather loudly. In just one minute I counted 16 "likes" and "you knows" from just one of them. It went this way: "And then she was like and then he was like and I was like, you know." As an adverb, "like" means nearly, closely or approximately, as in "the experience was like jumping off a high diving board." There...
  • ABC video of Stoneham Douglas Shooting - newscast

    12/30/2018 6:26:48 AM PST · by Triple · 40 replies
    ABC ^ | December 2018 | ABC news
    Video story: Watch the first 30 seconds, the shooter is first seen loading his weapon wearing a blue backpack. A few seconds later on the video (not actual time), the shooter and is firing, but he is wearing a black tactical vest. The sequence raises lots of questions.
  • High School Teacher Arrested After Forcibly Cutting Student's Hair

    12/07/2018 9:21:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 65 replies ^ | Dec 7, 2018 | posted by Bill Galluccio
    A chemistry teacher at University Preparatory High School in Visalia, California was arrested after she forcibly cut a student's hair while singing the "Star-Spangled Banner." One of the students in Margaret Gieszinger's chemistry class recorded the disturbing incident, which showed the teacher ordering a male student to "take a seat" in front of the class and cutting off a piece of his hair and then tossing it over her shoulder. The video then cuts to the teacher grabbing a female student in an attempt to cut her hair, causing the girl and the other students in the class to run...
  • Principal Bans Candy Canes Because ‘J’ Shape Stands For Jesus. That Was Only The Beginning.

    12/06/2018 11:08:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 156 replies ^ | December 6, 2018 | By Michael Stanley
    If jolly old Saint Nick were a real person who had a real naughty and nice list, Nebraska school principal Jennifer Sinclair would most definitely be getting nothing but coal in her stocking this year. Sinclair has went on an anti-Christmas rampage, banning candy canes because their “J” shape represents Jesus, the reason for the season. However, that was just the beginning. What kinds of items, you ask? Liberty Counsel provided a memo from principal Jennifer Sinclair that spelled out in detail all the verboten paraphernalia at Manchester Elementary School in Omaha: Santas or Christmas items (clip art) on worksheets...