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  • Inner-city students do better at Catholic schools

    08/14/2018 12:05:11 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    New research from the Loyola Marymount University School of Education (SOE) shows that inner-city Los Angeles students attending Catholic schools graduate high school at a much higher rate than their peers in comparable public and charter schools. 100 percent of these students, who came from families living at or below the poverty line, graduated high school. 96 percent were accepted into either two- or four-year colleges. Key factors in achieving not only high academic excellence but also character formation boiled down to school climate, personal relationship and tuition assistance, according to interviews with the tracked students. One alumnus spoke of...
  • Former high school behavior counselor pleads guilty to beating man with bat in road rage incident

    06/13/2018 5:30:10 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    https://www.nola.com/ ^ | 6/13/18 | Heather Nolan
    A former high school behavior counselor accused of attacking a motorist with a baseball bat in a 2016 road rage incident pleaded guilty Wednesday (June 13) to aggravated battery. Wilbert Gray, 42, pleaded guilty as charged as potential jurors assembled outside Criminal District Judge Darryl Derbigny's courtroom, according to District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office. Gray was involved in a minor wreck with a 37-year-old man at the intersection of Tulane and Carrollton avenues around midnight on Sept. 4, 2016, according to New Orleans police. The other driver told police he didn't see any damage and drove away. He then noticed...
  • Teacher Says He Was Forced To Quit Over School's Transgender Student Policy

    06/07/2018 10:02:37 AM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com/ ^ | 6/7/18 | Curtis M. Wong
    An Indiana teacher says he was forced to resign after he refused to comply with the school district’s policy of addressing transgender students by their preferred names. John Kluge, the former orchestra teacher at Brownsburg High School in Brownsburg, Indiana, argued that the policy ― which also requires teachers to refer to students using the pronouns which best align with their gender identity ― goes against his religious beliefs and violates the First Amendment. “I’m being compelled to encourage students in what I believe is something that’s a dangerous lifestyle,” the teacher, who has been with the Brownsburg School District...
  • Hoax at Sante Fe HS not taken lightly

    05/18/2018 5:28:50 PM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 12 replies
    The Edmundton Sun ^ | March 1, 2018 | Mark Cordner
    A potential threat at Santa Fe High School appears to have been a hoax emanating from Galveston, Texas, according to officials with the Edmond Police and the Edmond Public Schools system. Edmond Police had extra presence on campus Thursday morning out of caution and to be visible to students and the community. EPS Public Information Officer Susan Parks-Schlepp issued a statement saying, We are aware of a social media post that referenced an act of violence at Santa Fe High School today. Please be advised that none of the students mentioned in the post attend Santa Fe. We believe this...
  • BREAKING: Santa Fe High School Killer Wore ANTIFA and Columbine Hammer-and-Sickle Pin

    05/18/2018 3:22:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 44 replies
    GATEWAYPUNDIT ^ | 5/18/2018 | Jim Hoft
    At least 8 people are dead, several injured after a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas Friday morning. This is who is responsible for killing 8-10 people this morning at Santa Fe High School. Dimitrios Pagourtzis.
  • Curtain Falls For Good on NBC's Extremely Liberal High School Drama 'Rise'

    05/17/2018 2:18:42 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 21 replies
    https://www.newsbusters.org ^ | May 16, 2018 | Dawn Slusher
    Dont cry because its over. Smile because it happened. This famous quote attributed to Dr. Seuss applies to many things in life, but NBCs high school drama Rise is not one of them. If anything, we should cry because it happened, and smile now that it is finally over. Unlike the shows title Rise, every episode in this debut season continued to sink to new lows, so we can also smile over the news that the curtain has been lowered for good on the series. The show takes place at Stanton High School, where theater teacher Mr. Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor),...
  • 25-Year-Old Man Arrested After Posing as 17 to Play High School Basketball

    05/16/2018 4:58:35 PM PDT · by BBell · 28 replies
    http://bleacherreport.com/ ^ | 5/16/18 | TIM DANIELS
    Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley allegedly posed as a 17-year-old Hurricane Harvey refugee so he could play boys' basketball at Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas. On Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News reported the 25-year-old, who also spent time at Skyline High School, was arrested Friday on a charge of tampering with government records. The mother of a 14-year-old female student told the paper he dated her daughter while at Hillcrest High. Gilstrap-Portley, who officials say was operating under the alias Rashun Richardson, was named the District 11-5A Offensive Player of the Year during the 2017-18 season.
  • Ridgefield NJ students participate in national walkout to Stand for the Second Amendment

    05/04/2018 5:45:02 AM PDT · by dead · 10 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 5/2/18 | Katie Sobko, Staff Writer, @katesobko
    While much attention has been paid to his peers pushing for gun law reforms, a Ridgefield High School sophomore thinks his message is just as important. On Wednesday morning, Mario Giordano led about 100 students on a walkout in support of the Second Amendment. It was part of a national "Stand for the Second" event that saw marches in an estimated 40 states. The 10 a.m. walkout started at the high school and ended with a presentation at a nearby community center, where Giordano spoke. Other New Jersey walkouts occurred in Cherry Hill and Jersey City. The Second Amendment requires...
  • Paterson, NJ Student Slams Teacher on the Floor for taking his phone away

    01/23/2015 6:42:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 21, 2015
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  • Classic FR Posts 'for the ages' Archive Thread

    04/20/2018 5:32:53 AM PDT · by JockoManning · 57 replies
    FR ^ | 20 APR 2018 | JockoManning
    Second mistake this year. You do know you can go to the mistake exchange and buy error credits from those of us who never make mistakes. We have surplus error credits banked from past years of mistake free living. That way, when you use up your allotted three annual mistakes, you can merely purchase more on the Error Exchange so you can continue going through life free from worry about those little oopsies that plague the error prone "Imperfects," as we perfect people call you, our customers. You can buy Error Credits singly, which have a one-month use-by expiration, or...
  • This 1960s High School Gym Class Would Ruin You

    04/04/2018 2:09:04 PM PDT · by polymuser · 77 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | April 13, 2015 | Jake Rossen
    The program, in sum, not only builds physical fitness, but good Americans. Thats how Look magazine summarized the physical education program of La Sierra High School in January 1962 [PDF]. If youre wondering how a gym class got a major spread in a national publicationas well as an endorsement from President John F. Kennedytake a look at this.
  • I Left My Hot Dog in San Francisco

    03/28/2018 7:27:25 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 49 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 27, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If you ever wondered what it was like to teach in a high school in the bay area, a high school English teacher gives us a precious glimpse of what it is like in a blog on Quillette. "Last year, at my high school, the students enjoyed arguing if a hotdog is a sandwich, the millennial equivalent of asking how many angels can dance on the head of a pin," S. A. Dance writes. "The hotdog question made its way to the whiteboard in our staff lounge." "By the time I arrived, my colleagues had written their responses. Some argued...
  • California Teacher Put on Leave After Asking if School Would Allow a Pro-Life Walkout

    03/20/2018 6:20:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Julianne Benzel, a teacher at Rocklin High School, asked students if school administrators would permit an anti-abortion protest, gets placed on administrative leave as a consequence A California high school teacher has been placed on leave after she wondered if her school would permit an organized walkout to protest abortion. According to CBS Sacramento, Rocklin High Schools Julianne Benzel said all she did was have a conversation with her class last Thursday and Friday about the politics of protest a lesson ahead of yesterdays school walkouts. However, this seems to have angered some students and their parents. Benzel said...
  • CRIME 5 hours agoTexas teen arrested with rifle, ammo near high school

    03/01/2018 8:49:42 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 52 replies
    FoxNews/AP ^ | 3-1-18 | Associated Press
    ROWLETT, Texas A Dallas-area teenager was being held on $1 million bond Thursday after a police officer encountered him sitting in his car outside of a high school sporting event with a semi-automatic rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition.
  • Colleges cheer on high school students ditching class for gun control protests

    02/28/2018 3:18:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 28, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Applicants will receive no penalties for walkout-related suspensions Ditching class wont hurt your chances of gaining admission to the college of your dreams and may even help as long as youre playing hooky in order to agitate for gun control. More than 200 universities, including Harvard, Yale and MIT, have rushed to reassure applicants that they wont be penalized if theyre suspended or otherwise disciplined for participating in peaceful school walkouts spurred by the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Not only that, but some university officials have commended and encouraged would-be protesters, leaving the impression that...
  • 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.
  • Florida shooting: FBI was alerted about threat posted on YouTube

    02/15/2018 1:49:48 PM PST · by Lera · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb 15 2018 | Michael Kosnar and Daniel Arkin
    A YouTube user who used the same name as the suspected Florida gunman was investigated by the FBI for a comment boasting about plans to shoot up a school, the agency said Thursday. The FBI was alerted to the comment but failed to identify the user, said Robert Lasky, the FBI agent in charge of the Miami division. The comment did not include information about timing or location, Lasky said at a news conference. The suspect in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, identified as 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz, has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated...
  • East Bay High School Drops National Anthem From Rallies [San Ramon, CA]

    02/13/2018 12:40:16 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 28 replies
    CBS SF ^ | February 13, 2018
    SAN RAMON (CBS SF) A seldom sung third verse of the National Anthem has led to the patriotic song being removed from rallies at San Ramons California High School. The decision has sparked a controversy among local residents and students. In a letter to the student body published in the school newspaper, Associated Student Body President Ariyana Kermanizadeh wrote the decision to drop The Star Spangled Banner from the schools winter rally was made after students became aware of the third verse.
  • 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...
  • Judge rejects transgender students demand to change in girls locker room

    01/26/2018 8:59:45 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    An Illinois judge denied a transgender students request Thursday to change clothes with female students in the girls locker room at a public high school. The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, which represents Nova Maday, a biologically male student at Palatines Township High School District 211, had petitioned a trial court last year, arguing the student should be treated like other females and not be forced to change clothes behind a curtain. But on Thursday, Judge Thomas Allen rejected the request, leaving the ACLU to consult with its client on how to move forward with the case. Clearly, we...