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  • In Colorado, 11.2 percent of borrowers default on student loans

    03/17/2018 8:16:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Watchdog News ^ | Mar 15, 2018
    At Everest College in Everett, nearly 30 percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education. The data includes students at schools receiving federal student aid who entered repayment on selected federal loans in 2014 and defaulted before the end of the second fiscal year. In Colorado, 82 institutions reported 100,449 students entered repayment on student loans. And 11,204 – or 11.2 percent – defaulted on those loans.
  • "National Walkout Day" Stirs Controversy [semi-satire]

    03/17/2018 1:48:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Mar 2018 | John Semmens
    This week, various schools across the country sponsored "walkouts" in memory of the 17 students and faculty members killed in the Feb 14th massacre carried out by Nikolas Cruz at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In other schools students took it upon themselves to walkout without permission. New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) warned school administrators not to punish students who engaged in unsanctioned walkouts, asserting that "it would be wrong. Threatening to discipline students for participating in the peaceful demonstrations is not only inappropriate, it is unconstitutional. Demonstrations against gun violence are protected by the First...
  • 'In God We Trust' Posters to Be Displayed in Arkansas Public Schools

    03/14/2018 7:11:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Fox ^ | 12 Mar 2018
    Hundreds of posters with the national motto "In God We Trust" will soon be on display in some Arkansas public schools. Despite the objections of atheist and First Amendment groups, a new state law, Act 911, requires schools to display posters with the motto, along with the U.S. and Arkansas state flags, if they are donated. The law says the posters may be displayed in each public elementary and secondary school classroom, library or any public building in Arkansas that’s maintained using state money. State Rep. Jim Dotson (R), who sponsored the bill that became Act 911, appeared at the...
  • 'We need safer schools' -- Susan Wagner student planning demonstration after gun incidents

    03/13/2018 6:08:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | February 28, 2018 | Kayla Simas
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Student organizer John Papanier said drills at Susan Wagner High School are not out of the ordinary. "They are always soft lockdowns and we're always told it's a drill," he said. But there was something about administrators' response on Wednesday that indicated this was something more serious. "This time, we were told it was a hard lockdown -- not a drill," he said. "That's when I knew it was real."
  • March for Our Lives

    03/12/2018 8:18:11 AM PDT · by SoCalConserv · 15 replies
    March for Our Lives Petition web page ^ | 3/12/2018 | March for Our Lives
    "We call on all the adults in Congress elected to represent us, to pass legislation that will protect and save children from gun violence."
  • MS-13 is ‘taking over the school,’ one teen warned before she was killed (WaPo)

    03/10/2018 12:30:25 PM PST · by Drew68 · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/9/18 | Michael E. Miller
    BRENTWOOD, N.Y. — The old minivan appeared near the school on a Tuesday morning, its Illinois plates the only thing out of place in the blue-collar suburbs of central Long Island. But as backpack-toting teenagers passed by on their way to Brentwood High, the van’s doors suddenly swung open. Out sprang members of the violent street gang MS-13, armed with baseball bats. They attacked three 16-year-old students they suspected of being rivals before driving off. When police spotted the van in the same neighborhood the following afternoon and surrounded it at gunpoint, the MS-13 members were in the midst of...
  • Sheriff Defends Holding Officers Out of Line of Fire [semi-satire]

    03/05/2018 10:22:47 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 March 2018 | John Semmens
    Broward County sheriff Scott Israel rebuffed criticism of the decision to order his deputies to “form a perimeter” rather than enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in order to confront Nikolas Cruz as he shot 17 students and teachers to death. “It’s a simple calculation of risk vs. reward,” Israel argued. “Anyone I might’ve sent in ran the risk of being shot before he could take any useful action to neutralize the threat. Each of my deputies is a highly trained and valuable asset to the community. The loss of any one of these men would be a significant loss...
  • School shootings: Have any of them taken place at private K-12 schools? [vanity]

    03/04/2018 4:54:54 AM PST · by foreverfree · 18 replies
    foreverfree | 3/4/18 | foreverfree
    All of the school shootings and shooting threates on K-12 campuses that *I've* heard/read about have taken place at public schools. Have any taken place at private schools, or is the culture there more level headed (for lack of a better description)?If any have taken place at private schools, could you please post news links? Thank you.ff
  • Turkey coup attempt: Nearly 82,000 sacked or suspended

    08/14/2016 5:52:01 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 August 2016
    Some 5,000 state employees have been sacked and 77,000 suspended in the purge since last month's failed coup in Turkey, the prime minister says. Binali Yildirim told reporters in Ankara that more than 3,000 of those sacked were members of the military. They are suspected of links to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, he said. Announcing a visit to Turkey by US Vice-President Joe Biden, he again urged the US to extradite Mr Gulen. The cleric, a former ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, from where he runs a worldwide network of charities and...
  • Education D.C. Public Schools graduation rate on track to decline this year

    03/01/2018 3:43:01 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    3/1/2018 ^ | perry stein
    Fewer high school seniors in the District are expected to receive a diploma in June than the year before, a sharp reversal for a school system that had celebrated a 20-point increase in its graduate rate since 2011. Data released Thursday by D.C. Public Schools show that 42 percent of seniors attending traditional public schools are on track to graduate, while 19 percent are considered “moderately off-track,” meaning they could still earn enough credits to earn a diploma. The likely drop in the graduation rate is the latest fallout from an investigation that cast doubt on the validity of diplomas...
  • PROMISE Program Exposed by This Show

    02/28/2018 1:45:10 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 15 replies ^ | 2/27/18 | Rush Limbaugh
    (snip) -- RUSH: Now, expanding on the PROMISE Program that we on this program explained to you yesterday. Here’s the upshot of the PROMISE Program. It was started in Chicago by the current superintendent in the school district in Broward. Robert Runcie was in Chicago. The premise of the PROMISE Program is federal grants. This happened under the Obama administration and Eric Holder. The money came from the Department of Justice. It originated from the premise that the Democrats hold that the prison population is disproportionately minority and African-American because of injustice in America. You have the black population, what,...
  • CNN Analyst: Female Teachers Can't Conceal Carry Because They Wear Dresses

    02/27/2018 2:08:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 108 replies ^ | February 27, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    We've heard a whole range of reasons for why individuals are opposed to arming trained teachers in schools after President Trump suggested it as a way to stop would be school shooters. Some of those explanations have been a bit more irrational than others. For instance, Matt reported on MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell suggesting handgun bullets simply don't move fast enough to stop a gunman.We now have this hot take from CNN Senior Law Enforcement Analyst Tom Fuentes, who argued Monday that women can't conceal carry because it would not work with their wardrobes. He used Sandy Hook Elementary, where...
  • ENABLING KILLER CRUZ-Leftist school policies aid the classroom-to-grave pipeline.

    02/27/2018 4:49:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 27, 2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    If the FBI and local law enforcement had followed established policy, the Valentine’s Day murder of 17 high-school students by Nikolas Cruz could very well have been stopped. Gaining less media attention, on the other hand, is the role of educational policies in the total failure to protect the students from a known threat.  As the Sun-Sentinel of Florida’s Broward County reports, Nikolas Cruz “kicked doors, cursed at teachers, fought with and threatened classmates and brought a backpack with bullets to school.” In 2014, administrators transferred Cruz to an alternative school for students with “emotional and behavioral disabilities” but...
  • Who is Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel?

    02/25/2018 4:42:59 PM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | 2/24/2018 | Phillip Valys
    Israel has historically been vocal concerning gun violence, opposing open-carry legislation and one law that would allow concealed weapons on campuses. He began implementing body cameras for his deputies in 2016. This week, Israel announced that deputies guarding Broward County Schools will now carry rifle, including AR-15s... a police officer assigned to Stoneman Douglas resigned after failing to enter the Parkland school as a gunman opened fire and killed 17 students and faculty. Israel said Deputy Scot Peterson should have “went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer.” The sheriff placed two other deputies under investigation for their handling of...
  • Gun Training Classes for Ohio Teachers SELL OUT After Hundreds Sign Up

    02/25/2018 3:42:10 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 25, 2018 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Ohio teachers are flocking to a gun training class being offered by an Ohio Sheriff’s department. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones told Fox & Friends that when they decided to offer the firearm training class to teachers they expected maybe 20 educators to sign up — instead there were hundreds. “We put it online, we thought we’d get 20 school teachers maybe. Within 20 minutes we had 40. Within an hour we had 100. Within four hours we had 200. By the next morning, at 300, we cut it off,” Jones said. The class was open to teachers as well...
  • A WI student invents a door protection tool (short video)

    02/24/2018 9:12:38 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/20/2018
    A Wisconsin student used his shop skills to invent a door stopper.
  • Sheriff Israel Was Accused of Corruption,Responded: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep'

    02/24/2018 7:41:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    REASON.COM ^ | FEB 23, 2018 | ROBBY SOAVE
    When Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Was Accused of Corruption, He Responded: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep' Israel reportedly hired his political supporters to do outreach for the police. Robby Soave|Feb. 23, 2018 2:16 pm Scott IsraelMichael Laughlin/ZUMA Press/NewscomBroward County Sheriff Scott Israel—the man whose agency failed to prevent the Parkland massacre despite having received a tip last November that Nikolas Cruz was plotting a mass shooting—has been accused of public corruption. Two years ago, the Sun Sentinel reported that Israel was rewarding top political supporters by giving them and their family members cushy jobs doing public...
  • Police Chief Says Some Detroit Teachers Should Be Armed

    02/23/2018 4:11:48 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    WWJ ^ | February 23, 2018 | Greg Bowman
    In the wake of this month’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Detroit Police Chief James Craig said he is open to the idea of some teachers being armed with guns in classrooms. “Certainly, there should be a very thorough vetting process,” ... “When I talk about vetting, I mean someone who is trained, someone who is responsible, the rigors associated with someone in a school environment. It could be an ex-military, ex-police officer; some of those folks are teachers, as an example.” Craig likened the vetting process to that of airlines following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, in that...
  • West Virginia Teacher's Work Stoppage will Continue Through Monday

    02/23/2018 4:32:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The West Virginia Education Association and American Federation of Teachers leaders say the statewide work stoppage will continue. Schools across West Virginia will be closed on Monday. The AFT-West Virginia, West Virginia Education Association, and the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association released the following statement:
  • Broward sheriff's deputies will carry rifles...[David Hogg/Emma Gonzalez Didn't Give Permission!]

    02/22/2018 12:11:06 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    sun-sentinel ^ | David Fleshler and Lisa J. Huriash
    Deputies guarding schools in Broward County will carry rifles, including AR-15s, under an order issued Wednesday by Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. Israel said the order applies only to deputies qualified on rifles and has the support of Broward schools Superintendent Robert Runcie after the Parkland school shooting.