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  • Police Launch Investigation After Video Surfaces Showing Cheerleaders Forced Into Splits

    08/26/2017 4:45:55 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 91 replies
    NBC ^ | 8-24-2017 | NBC
    Police are investigating a Denver high school's administration after video surfaced of cheerleaders being forced into doing splits, NBC affiliate KUSA reported. The video shows an incoming freshman at East High School surrounded by teammates and a coach in June during the first week of cheer camp. The girl screams in pain and repeatedly cries "please stop" as the group tries to force her legs into a split. KUSA received seven similar videos. The school's principal, cheer coach, assistant cheer coach and an assistant principal, as well as Denver Public Schools deputy general counsel, have been placed on leave during...
  • California first-grader sent to principal’s office for misgendering classmate

    08/25/2017 12:41:24 PM PDT · by detective · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 23, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    An elite charter school in California has been rocked by scandal since the end of the last school year, when a kindergarten teacher read her class a pair of books advocating transgender ideology, and a male kindergartener was reintroduced to the class as a girl. Now first-graders at Rocklin Academy Gateway risk a trip to the principal’s office if they refer to their transgender classmate by the wrong name or gender pronoun, said Karen England, executive director of the Capitol Resource Institute, a pro-family group based in Sacramento.
  • School Board Under Fire After ‘Transgender Reveal’ Leaves Students Confused About Who They Are

    08/22/2017 2:57:51 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 106 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/22/2017 | Grace Carr
    These parents feel betrayed by the school district that they were not notified,” said Karen England of the Capitol Resource Institute, according to CBS Sacramento. “The kindergartners came home very confused, about whether or not you can pick your gender, whether or not they really were a boy or a girl,” England said at the board meeting Monday night. I want her to hear from me as a parent what her gender identity means to her and our family,” a meeting attendee said regarding her daughter. “It’s really about the parents being informed and involved and giving us the choice...
  • Ex-LAUSD food services director charged with embezzling (Los Angeles)

    08/09/2017 10:49:23 AM PDT · by Mark · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 8/9/17 | From staff and wire reports
    The former director of food services for the Los Angeles Unified School District has been charged with misappropriation of public funds and embezzlement for allegedly diverting $65,000 in district money to a culinary club he controlled, prosecutors said Tuesday. David Binkle, 55, is also accused of forging a district vendor application, failing to report his outside financial interests to the district and funneling public funds into his personal bank account, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. All told, he’s accused of 15 felony counts. Binkle resigned from the LAUSD in 2015 following a critical audit...
  • NJ Father Spends $5K to Reprint HS Yearbooks That Censored Trump Slogans

    08/05/2017 2:10:37 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 4, 2017
    You may remember the story of a New Jersey high school that came under fire after President Trump's campaign logo and slogan were digitally removed from two students' yearbook photos and another student's quote from the president was also excluded. The students complained about Wall Township High School's censorship, which led to an outpouring of support - including from the president himself - and the eventual suspension of the school's yearbook club adviser. 200 copies of the yearbook were reissued with the photos and quote intact, at a cost of $10,000. Now, it's been revealed that the father of one...
  • Lynch elementary schools will lose the 'Lynch' due to racial implications (Portland, Oregon)

    07/22/2017 9:15:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 94 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 21, 2017 | Janaki Chadha
    The national movement to change racially offensive names of buildings, sports teams and landmarks will soon touch a group of schools in southeast Portland. Lynch Meadows, Lynch Wood and Lynch View elementary schools will shed their "Lynch" before the upcoming school year in response to growing concern about the word's racial connotations. The schools, part of the Centennial School District, were named for the Lynch family, which donated land over a century ago to build the first of the schools. But Centennial Superintendent Paul Coakley says many newer families coming into the district associate the name with America's violent racial...
  • Education minister says evolution is out, concept of jihad is in new curriculum in Turkey

    07/20/2017 5:38:35 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 20 replies
    TurkishMinute ^ | 07/18/2017 | na
    Turkish Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz has said a new national school curriculum will exclude evolution theory but will include the concept of jihad, or holy war, as part of Islamic law in textbooks. Speaking during a press conference to introduce the new school curriculum in Ankara on Tuesday, Yılmaz said: “Jihad is an element in our religion; it is in our religion… The duty of the Education Ministry is to teach every deserving concept correctly. It is also our job to correct things that are wrongly perceived, seen or taught.” {..snip..}
  • Hasidic school faced with closure for not teaching LGBT

    07/16/2017 11:25:23 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 14 July 2017 | David Sedley
    An ultra-Orthodox girls’ elementary school in London may be forced to close after failing to meet government standards because it does not teach about homosexuality and transgender issues. The Vishnitz Girls School, a private elementary school in the London suburb of Stamford Hill, failed three consecutive inspections from UK’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) according to a report released last month. Although the school received a positive review in almost every area, it failed the inspection because “they do not teach pupils about all the protected characteristics, particularly those relating to gender re-assignment and sexual...
  • Trump Administration to Teachers: You Must Use a Transgender Student’s “Preferred Pronouns”

    07/01/2017 12:42:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | July 1 2017 | Joe Carter
    The Story: The Trump administration recently issued a letter stating that teachers and students could be investigated for a civil rights violation if they refuse to use the “preferred pronouns” of transgender students. The Background: In February the Department of Justice and the Department of Education issued a notice withdrawing the statements of policy and guidance issued last year by the Obama administration that affected public schools. In May 2016, the Obama administration sent a letter to all public schools in America notifying teachers and administrators of a new regulation for treating “gender identity.” The letter stated that, to comply with federal law,...
  • As a teacher, I don’t feel guilty anymore about having the summer off

    06/28/2017 5:32:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 56 replies
    Ledger-Enquirer ^ | 6/27/2017 | Sheryl Green
    I’m on the road, traveling out West, doing a little hiking, a little sightseeing, a lot of thinking. I just sat down with my laptop and a cup of coffee under the blue skies of Wyoming, thinking about how much I will learn in these 4˝ weeks. That’s the same chunk of the school calendar reflected on our students’ progress reports. Just over four weeks — about 23 days, almost a month.(snip) One of the first questions people on the road ask is about your occupation. That’s always an easy ice-breaker. I reckon I don’t yet look retirement age, so...
  • Catholic teachers’ union supports pro-abortion conference, pride parades

    06/21/2017 7:43:50 PM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Lianne Laurence
    TORONTO, June 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association is tweeting support for the international pro-abortion Women Deliver conference to be held in Vancouver in 2019. OECTA tweeted on June 14: Just announced! @WomenDeliver, the largest global conf. on the rights of women, will be hosted in Canada this year: But Women Deliver, funded in part by the United Nations, advocates for global “sexual and reproductive health and rights” for women. Lest there be any doubt what that means, the Women Deliver website notes: Realizing these rights requires meeting the need for modern contraception, and sexual and...
  • Debate Heats Up Over Teaching Climate Change In Schools

    06/20/2017 1:19:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    CBS Boston / WBZ ^ | June 20, 2017 | By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press
    The struggle over what American students learn about global warming is heating up as conservative lawmakers, climate change doubters and others attempt to push rejected or debunked theories into the classroom. An overwhelming majority of climate scientists say manmade emissions drive global warming, but there’s no such consensus among educators over how climate change and its causes should be taught. An NCSE survey released last year of 1,500 public middle- and high-school science teachers found about three-quarters taught something about climate change during the 2014-15 school year. About a quarter give equal time to “perspectives that raise doubt about the...
  • Chicago Public Schools borrow $275 million at sky-high interest rate

    06/20/2017 7:22:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Sun-Times ^ | 06/19/2017 | Lauren FitzPatrick and Fran Spielman
    The Chicago Public Schools will pay 6.39 percent — an extraordinary interest rate by short-term lending standards — to borrow $275 million it needs to make a mandatory payment for retiree pensions before a June 30 deadline. That’s more than four times the interest rate a typical government would pay on the same borrowing deal ... It’s yet another sign of the dire financial condition of the nation’s third-largest public school system, which for months has had a “junk” credit rating from Wall Street financial institutions. CPS officials secured the $275 million on Monday from J.P. Morgan. It’s the final...
  • Teacher suspended after student's Trump T-shirt censored in yearbook

    06/12/2017 11:50:32 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 55 replies
    The yearbook advisor at a central New Jersey high school had been suspended after the President Trump logo on students’ clothing vanished from their final photo. Grant Berardo, 17, says that he was shocked to find his “Trump: Make America Great Again” shirt had lost its political message in Wall High School’s “Behind the Scenes” book for 2016-2017. Wall Township School Superintendent Cheryl Dyer said that the district is investigating why that image, and Trump’s name on another student’s sweater vest, were wiped out. Dyer’s office confirmed ... that an unidentified teacher was suspended pending an investigation. Mrs. Susan Parsons...
  • Parents to Lose Children to Government Gender Zealots

    06/07/2017 3:40:50 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/17 | Judi McLeod
    Apathetic Voters of Ontario: First the Liberals sold you out. Now they’re selling out your children Parents who don’t subscribe to Gender Ideology can have their children taken away from them was on the last day before Ontario’s legislature, Queen’s Park passed the totalitarian bill allowing government to remove kids from Christian homes. But the news of Bill 89 and how it came to be is even worse than that.
  • U.S. schools 'bowing' to Islam during Ramadan

    06/04/2017 2:41:12 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 57 replies
    WND ^ | 6/4/2017 | Leo Hohmann
    High schools across America are being pressured to offer time off school, in-school prayer rooms, and special dietary demands by Muslim students observing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. One campus in Brooklyn has agreed not to serve food at its prom until after sundown while another school in upstate New York is setting up prayer rooms to satisfy the demands of students who observe Ramadan. Among the Muslim groups agitating for special privileges for Muslim students are the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Muslim Student Association and Sound Vision.
  • Gyrating drag queen's erotic performance shocks audience at grade school talent show

    06/03/2017 10:09:35 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/02/2017 | Todd Starnes
    What in the name of RuPaul is wrong with the New York City Board of Education? Parents are furious after children as young as 5-years-old were exposed to an erotic drag show performance at what was supposed to be a school district talent show. “My first reaction was what the hell is going on,” parent Raquel Morales told me. The New York Daily News described the lewd performance as “complete with gyrations, tongue gymnastics and a flashed G-string.” The May 25th performance shocked and enraged parents who could not believe the school district would allow a grown man to spread...
  • Epic fail: Every student flunks state exam ( Baltimore )

    05/31/2017 6:24:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    WND ^ | 5/31/2017 | Art Moore
    Zero proficiency in math, English in probe of 6 inner-city schools. In an astonishing outcome, an investigation of six Baltimore schools found not a single student passed the state’s proficiency test in the subjects of math and English. ... In February, columnist Thomas Sowell, noting “most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes that are far below the outcomes in other neighborhoods,” observed that many teachers who use unorthodox methods to reverse that trend encounter opposition from the education establishment. He said that in his 40 years of observing successful minority schools, he was struck “by how...
  • 6 Baltimore schools, no students proficient in state tests

    05/30/2017 6:56:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 108 replies
    WBFF FOX 45 ^ | May 17, 2017 | Chris Papst
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- A Project Baltimore investigation has found five Baltimore City high schools and one middle school do not have a single student proficient in the state tested subjects of math and English.We sat down with a teen who attends one of those schools and has overcome incredible challenges to find success.Navon Warren grew up in West Baltimore. He was three months old when his father was shot to death. Before his 18th birthday, he would lose two uncles and a classmate, all gunned down on the streets of Baltimore.“I’ve lost a lot of people, so I’m used to...
  • Paris school reveals controversial AI system to monitor if pupils are distracted (trunc.)

    05/27/2017 3:37:42 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 7 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/26/17 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    With the temptation of social media and no professor around to scold you, it can be easy to get distracted while taking an online class. Now, one school in Paris is making efforts to keep remote students on track with their tasks – an AI will monitor their every move. Starting in September, two online classes from the ESG business school will be using a facial recognition program called Nestor to measure students’ engagement, and it will even give them warnings when they start to slack off. The technology was recently demonstrated at the United Nations in New York, according...