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  • Pittsburgh Public Schools board opposes Chick-fil-A as Pittsburgh marathon sponsor

    10/25/2018 9:31:19 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 31 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | Oct. 25, 2018 | Jamie Martines
    The Pittsburgh Public Schools board of directors voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a resolution opposing Chick-fil-A as the new corporate sponsor for the Pittsburgh Kids Marathon and Kids of Steel program. The resolution prohibits official participation by any district employee, as well as the promotion of the Kids Marathon and Kids of Steel programs at schools by district employees. “The family-owned, privately held restaurant company has expressed views contrary to and in conflict with the district’s non-discrimination policies,” the school board resolution said. Marathon organizers Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. in late September announced a three-year title partnership with Chick-fil-A,...
  • San Francisco school board president drops Pledge of Allegiance

    10/11/2018 7:27:44 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 50 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/11/2018
    The San Francisco school board’s new president broke with protocol Tuesday night by deciding to skip the Pledge of Allegiance before a meeting, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. In its place, Steven Cook recited a quote from the poet Maya Angelou: “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” Cook told The Chronicle he chose not to enforce the pledge because of his disappointment with the political climate. He said the Trump administration “has been attacking our liberties.” The Pledge of Allegiance, while required by state education code, is rarely enforced by schools, district officials said. District spokesman Gentle Blythe...
  • Why Putting Your Kids In Public Schools Is Now More Dangerous Than Ever

    09/26/2018 11:16:14 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 26, 2018 | Joy Pullmann
    Polls find the majority of U.S. parents don't want to put their kids in public schools, but most do anyway. A new book explains why they should stop, and here's a gameplan for achieving that. When I was a child, my parents listened to Dr. James Dobson’s “Focus on the Family” radio show. He regularly hosted education guests, including Raymond and Dorothy Moore, who helped launch the homeschooling revival in the 1980s due to concerns about public schools pressuring children too much, too soon. Those concerns persist, and have been compounded by many other mass education failures. At the time,...
  • ‘Refuse to Be Silent’ NEA President Tells Representative Assembly

    07/06/2018 8:25:56 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    National Education Association ^ | July 2, 2018 | Tim Walker
    On the first day of the 2018 NEA Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly in Minneapolis, NEA President Lily Eskelsen García used her keynote address to stress the challenges facing educators and public school. While the climb ahead is steep, she assured the more than 6,000 delegates that a growing army of activists – educators, parents and students – are showing a way forward. There is something different about this particular moment in our history, Eskelsen García said.  “Billionaires, like Betsy DeVos and the Koch brothers, have never been more embedded in political power. Billionaires are trumping the rights of working...
  • Students in Detroit Are Suing the State Because They Weren’t Taught to Read

    07/06/2018 12:03:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 147 replies
    www.theatlantic.com ^ | 07/06/2018 | Alia Wong
    A federal judge has concluded that the Constitution doesn't require schools to promote students’ literacy. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ What to do when a school is infested with vermin, when textbooks are outdated, when students can’t even read? Perhaps the answer is sue the government. That’s what seven students in Detroit have done. Their class-action suit filed against the state of Michigan asserts that education is a basic right, and that they have been denied it. Usually, such education-equity cases wend their way through state courts, as all 50 state constitutions mandate public-education systems, while the country’s guiding document doesn’t even include the...
  • Transgender-friendly sex ed approved in Fairfax County schools

    06/16/2018 5:32:41 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Metro Weekly ^ | June 15, 2018 | Bailey Vogt
    The Fairfax County School Board voted unanimously on Thursday to approve updated language in its sex education curriculum that is more inclusive to LGBTQ and transgender people. The board brought in a special panel that recommended changing the term “biological sex” to “sex assigned at birth,” which the panel said aligns with recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association and the American College of Physicians. The board also changed sex education policies to provide more information to female students regarding contraception, as well as education on pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for male students. However, the new...
  • ‘SKINHEAD COP!’ NJ SCHOOL OFFICIAL FREAKS OUT IN TRAFFIC STOP — VIDEO

    05/17/2018 2:37:19 AM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    SOUTH ORANGE — A group of black parent activists are calling on a black school board member to step down after she was caught on video calling a white police officer's chief a “skinhead cop” during a traffic stop. Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad was pulled over April 27 after an officer found her driving 37 mph in a 25 mph zone. When the officer approached her driver-side window, Lawson-Muhammad begins by pointing out that she is on the Board of Education. She then quickly breaks down into tears, saying that her daughter is going to be late for school “and I’m scared...
  • Parkland schoolboard Promise policies

    05/17/2018 6:07:48 AM PDT · by mosesdapoet · 7 replies
    www.theusmat.com ^ | 5/17/2018 | L.J.Keslin
    Those Parkland Policy Failures WHAT THE MEDIA DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW Florida pols fear law suits if hearings do get held ? But legal action against the school is being filed WERE THE COPS SO FED UP WITH THE SCHOOL'S LENIENT POLICIES IT BECAME WHY BOTHER TO GO THERE ? While such questions raised by the above headlines remain to be answered through investigations and hearings by state and federal agencies.Which the media should be demanding . Instead failures of PROMISE are being slowly doled out. Which only reported students engaged in criminal activity after a 5th offense according...
  • Anonymous donor's $400G offer convinces embattled Idaho superintendent to step down

    05/01/2018 2:16:22 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/1/18 | Katherine Lam
    A school district superintendent in Idaho, who had resisted calls to leave his post, finally agreed to step down when an anonymous donor reportedly gave him $400,000 to get out. New Plymouth Superintendent Kevin Barker agreed to resign from his position last Wednesday during a special school board meeting, the Idaho Statesman reported Monday. Barker, who was dubbed a "bully" by some critics, is accused of creating a hostile environment for teachers. He initially didn't want to leave -- but then Barker got an offer he couldn't refuse. An anonymous third party stepped up and offered Barker $400,000 to leave,...
  • Horrific Sex Ed Curriculum Is Taking Over in This Virginia County......

    02/22/2018 8:48:26 AM PST · by yoe · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 15, 2018 | Austin Ruse
    ... and Objectors Are Getting Steamrolled.[snip]But last Thursday I saw something worse. I went to the sex education committee meeting of the Fairfax County School Board. I have never seen anything as shocking.[snip]This group has come up with over 80 hours of sex education for these poor kids. And some of it is straight-up pornography.[snip]The Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee advises the Fairfax County School Board for the content of the sex education lessons taught to students from kindergarten through 12th grade..This committee has long embraced the rest of the LGBT program. “Oral sex” is introduced to kids as...
  • What Really Happened At The School Where Every Graduate Got Into College

    02/21/2018 5:53:02 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 75 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | November 28, 2017 | KATE MCGEE
    Brian Butcher, a history teacher at Ballou High School, sat in the bleachers of the school's brand-new football field last June watching 164 seniors receive diplomas. It was a clear, warm night and he was surrounded by screaming family and friends snapping photos and cheering. It was a triumphant moment for the students: For the first time, every graduate had applied and been accepted to college. The school is located in one of Washington, D.C.'s poorest neighborhoods and has struggled academically for years with a low graduation rate. For months, the school received national media attention, including from NPR, celebrating...
  • Head Of D.C.'s Schools Resigns After Personal Scandal And Amid District Tumult

    02/21/2018 6:48:26 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 2/20/2018
    D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson resigned Tuesday following revelations that his daughter was improperly transferred from one of the district's top-performing public high schools to another — which had a waitlist of more than 600 students. The move violated a policy that Wilson himself established last summer restricting the ability of the chancellor to grant such transfers for the children of public officials. The policy came as a result of revelations that former Chancellor Kaya Henderson had placed the children of certain officials in popular and high-performing schools. "After listening to many community members and families and stakeholders, it...
  • School Shooting Was Outcome of Broward County School Board Policy

    02/19/2018 6:14:19 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 45 replies
    CTH ^ | 02/19/18 | sundance
    full title:School Shooting Was Outcome of Broward County School Board Policy – Now Local and National Politicians Weaponize Kids for Ideological Intents… CTH has intentionally stayed away from discussion of the Parkland school shooting as we watched and reviewed the response. However, it’s time to call the Broward School Board officials to task and simultaneously prepare the class-action lawyers to cripple the system. Broward County schools intentionally created polices from 2010 through 2016 that culminated in the 2018 mass school shooting in Parkland. We know this with great specificity because five years ago we warned Broward County Florida school board...
  • Here’s Why Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Never Reported Nikolas Cruz to the Police

    02/16/2018 3:42:51 PM PST · by smileyface · 106 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Feb 16 2018 | Luis Valdes
    Nikolas Cruz was a known threat. Known by the administrators of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It’s a clear case where a known dangerous student was not reported to the police. Why? Because back in 2013, the Broward County School Board adopted a program where they don’t relay information to police about troubled students. NPR reported in Fla. School District Trying To Curb School-To-Prison Pipeline; It’s a move away from so-called “zero tolerance” policies that require schools to refer even minor misdemeanors to the police. Critics call it a “school to prison pipeline.” Under a new program adopted by...
  • School Agrees to Pay $800,000 After Transgender Student Born Female Is Denied Use of Boys' Bathrooms

    01/28/2018 10:19:12 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 72 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    A school board in Wisconsin has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle a lawsuit in the case of a transgender former student born female who was initially denied the request to use boys' bathrooms. The Kenosha Unified School Board voted 5-2 Tuesday night in favor of the $800,000 settlement, Kenosha News reported. Lawyers said that $650,000 of that sum would go toward attorney's fees. The student, Ash Whitaker, a biological female who identifies as a male, claimed the school had carried out discriminatory practices in requiring that students use the bathrooms of the gender they were born with. Whitaker, who...
  • Fairfax Co. [VA] pleads for money to help fund J.E.B. Stuart $1M name change

    11/03/2017 4:13:16 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 33 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | November 3, 2017 5:10 am | Nick Iannelli | @NickWTOP
    WASHINGTON — Fairfax County Public Schools, the largest public school system in the D.C. region, is asking for financial donations to help cover the substantial costs associated with renaming J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia. Following a vote to rename the school last week, county officials set up a website, asking people to send in money. So far, the effort has generated more than $8,000. Officials said any donations will help with name-change expenses, which otherwise would need to be covered entirely by county taxpayers. The full cost of changing the school’s name is expected to be somewhere...
  • Oregon school board votes to remove 'Lynch' from the name of three schools [tr]

    08/12/2017 6:51:36 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 36 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10 August 2017 | ASHLEY COLLMAN
    ... over the negative association with lynching - even though the schools were named after a family (full title) An Oregon school board voted on Wednesday to remove the name 'Lynch' from three elementary schools in Portland. Lynch Meadows Elementary, Lynch Woods Elementary and Lynch View Elementary were all named after a local family who donated land to the school district in the late 1800s. In recent years, school officials say they have received complaints from people who are concerned about the name's connotation with lynching.
  • Left-wing Indoctrination in the Schools: It’s Worse Than You Think

    07/14/2017 7:43:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 13,2017 | John Hinderaker
    Not many things shock me, but I confess that I have been shocked by what I have learned about the Edina public school system. Indoctrination in left-wing politics begins in elementary school, where children are taught the pernicious doctrine of “white privilege.” In Edina, not even bus drivers are exempt: they, too, are required to take political re-education classes. Here are excerpts from some of the communications we have gotten from Edina parents and students. There are lots more at the links. This one is from a student: The day after the election I was texting my mom to pick...
  • Rebellion grows against Muslim indoctrination in schools

    05/12/2017 7:19:13 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/12/17 | Art Moore
    From coast to coast, parents are rebelling against what they describe as Islamic indoctrination of their children in public schools. In Florida, for example, parents are protesting a newly approved textbook they say whitewashes Islam’s violent history of conquest and subjugation, while in San Diego, an angry father confronted the city’s school board about its partnership with the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations in an “anti-bullying” program. The Brevard County School Board in Florida has revised a history textbook that had been condemned by some parents for its selective treatment of Islam, but the new edition still has its critics,...
  • Court ruling means Virginia students can be suspended for offending transgender peers

    05/06/2017 10:17:39 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 45 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 04/13/2017 | College Fix Staff
    No standing to sue until ‘Jack Doe’ is punished The Virginia Supreme Court knocked down a challenge to a school board policy that added “gender identity” and “gender expression” discrimination to the student handbook with little parental involvement. Student “Jack Doe” and his parents sued Fairfax County Public Schools last year, saying the new protected categories weren’t defined and Jack could be suspended for saying or doing anything that potentially offended a transgender peer. {..snip..}