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  • Chicago Public Schools prom slogan: ‘This Is Are Story’

    It’s hard to deny just how poorly Chicago’s public schools are performing when it hits you in the face. Such is the case with Paul Robeson High School’s 2014 prom theme: “This is Are Story.” That image came from veteran investigative reporter Chuck Goudie, who posted this image on his Facebook page. Some people might enjoy mocking the irony of the gross misuse of vocabulary. But unless the organizers of the prom festivities planned the wording this way as a joke, there’s nothing funny about the situation. Paul Robeson High School is located in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s South...
  • Pressured to cheat, she did, Atlanta teacher testifies

    08/26/2013 3:02:26 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 16 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 | Mark Niesse and Bill Rankin
    A former Atlanta third grade teacher tearfully testified Monday that she gave in to pressure from an administrator to cheat on standardized tests. Stacey Smith, who taught at Usher-Collier Heights Elementary School, said testing coordinator Donald Bullock dropped off test booklets at the end of a day when students had been taking the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test in 2009.
  • Boy banned from school for carrying cystic fibrosis gene

    10/20/2012 11:55:14 AM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 72 replies
    Fox ^ | October 18, 2012 | Fox News
    A California boy has been ordered to transfer to another middle school because he carries the genetic mutations for cystic fibrosis – even though his doctors and parents maintain he does not have the incurable, non-infectious disease, the San Francisco Gate reported. School officials said they believe 11-year-old Colman Chadam’s genetic makeup may put other students at risk and ordered him to move from Palo Alto’s Jordan Middle School to another district middle school three miles away after his parents disclosed his condition on a medical form in the beginning of the school year. Colman has never had the lung...
  • Superintendent Worries Teaching Less Attractive Than Factory Work

    06/07/2012 7:52:12 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 31 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/4/2012 | Tom Gantert
    Howell Public Schools Superintendent Ron Wilson says teachers need their salaries raised significantly to ensure teaching career stays viable. He said he recently talked to a third-year teacher in his district who has a bachelor’s degree, three children and a stay-at-home wife. According to the district's union contract, that teacher would make $40,530 a year. Wilson said the teacher’s children are eligible for the reduced/free lunch program. "You're going to see kids making a choice not to go into education because they don't want to live like paupers. It's unfortunate," Wilson told the Livingston Daily newspaper. "I start to wonder...
  • Teacher caught kissing her boy-toy student

    05/30/2012 7:54:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 70 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 30, 2012 | ANNIE KARNI and DON KAPLAN
    They look like a picture-perfect young couple kissing in the park. The problem is, she’s his high-school teacher. Stunning global-studies instructor Julie Warning got a bit too worldly with a pupil in the middle of a Greenwich Village park after school — and the makeout session was caught on camera by one of her own stunned students.
  • Teachers join Occupy L.A. movement with march

    10/18/2011 12:50:06 PM PDT · by kingu · 24 replies
    KABC TV Los Angeles ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Subha Ravindhran and Robert Holguin
    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A strong showing is expected in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, as more people join the sweeping movement sparked by Occupy Wall Street protesters. Demonstrators with the Occupy L.A. group have been living in tents outside of City Hall for about two weeks protesting against what they call corporate greed. On Tuesday, the teacher's union will join Occupy L.A. in a march to LAUSD headquarters where the school board will be meeting. They are looking to start a second occupation site to protest teacher layoffs. The union wants the district to re-hire the 1,200 teachers...
  • Academics Investigate Priestly Abuse

    05/26/2011 9:33:21 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 23, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Their description of the perpetrators of abuse might strike some as hairsplitting. “Less than 5 percent of the priests with allegations of abuse exhibited behavior consistent with a diagnosis of pedophilia (a psychiatric disorder that is characterized by recurrent fantasies, urges, and behaviors about prepubescent children),” they note. “Thus, it is inaccurate to refer to abusers as ‘pedophile priests.’” But their explanation is not very comforting. “Most sexual abuse victims of priests (51 percent) were between the ages of eleven and fourteen
  • Teen embroiled in controversy at Trophy Club school shortly after father's death

    09/09/2010 11:53:01 AM PDT · by VRWCmember · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Fort Worth Startlegram ^ | 09/08/2010 | Jessamy Brown
    Kyler Robertson's father was stabbed to death Sunday afternoon during an argument, a tragedy that the 16-year-old boy has struggled to understand. On Tuesday, still grieving, Kyler decided he would rather go to Byron Nelson High School and be around his friends than stay home. When he arrived at the Trophy Club school, his eyes were bloodshot and watery. He was accused of being under the influence of marijuana, according to a Northwest school district document provided to the Star-Telegram. Kyler was suspended for three days and was told that beginning Friday, he would be placed in the district's alternative...
  • Schools claim Lucifer as model and guardian

    08/18/2010 5:29:50 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 36 replies
    One News Now ^ | 8/18/2010 | Bill Bumpas
    While a California school district is seeing a boom in interest in a controversial educational philosophy that goes back more than 100 years, at the same time it's fighting a lawsuit over whether the system is legal in public schools. California's capital city offers two Waldorf-inspired public schools -- John Morse Waldorf Methods School (K-8), and the high school George Washington Carver School of Arts and Sciences. The Sacramento City Unified School District now is facing a trial in federal court on allegations that those schools are religious, making them ineligible to receive taxpayer dollars. The lawsuit, filed in 1998...
  • Nelsonville-York gym teacher sues parents [Ohio]

    11/28/2007 11:04:58 AM PST · by RedsHunter · 9 replies · 597+ views
    The Logan Daily News (Brown News Service) ^ | November 28, 2007 | Steve Robb
    Lawsuit seeks over $25,000 in damages NELSONVILLE - A Nelsonville-York School District gym teacher has sued a Nelsonville couple who have been claiming he acted abusively toward their son. Teacher Anthony Mollica of Athens filed the lawsuit last week in Athens County Common Pleas Court against Robert and Tia Chubb of Nelsonville. The lawsuit accuses the Chubbs of a "campaign of defamation" and seeks more than $25,000 in compensatory damages and an award of punitive damages to be determined later. In previous articles about the situation, Brown News Service has not used Mollica's name because he has not been officially...
  • Sen. Hann surprised by voucher reaction

    03/12/2005 5:50:24 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 26 replies · 1,194+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 3-12-05 | Norman Draper
    There was nostalgia to spare for state Sen. David Hann on a recent visit to Cooper Elementary School in Minneapolis, where he spent his early school years. And a jarring message to be delivered. Raised in Minneapolis, the 52-year-old Eden Prairie Republican, Vietnam veteran, and former theology student noted that the polished hallway floors looked the same. So did the beige lath-and-plaster walls. He quickly identified his sixth-grade classroom. A pleasant surprise was meeting an old classmate, Jim Hovey, now a school maintenance man. Hann and Hovey tossed around names of old classmates for awhile. Then as they shook hands...