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  • High School Teacher Arrested After Forcibly Cutting Student's Hair

    12/07/2018 9:21:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    945wfla.iheart.com ^ | Dec 7, 2018 | posted by Bill Galluccio
    A chemistry teacher at University Preparatory High School in Visalia, California was arrested after she forcibly cut a student's hair while singing the "Star-Spangled Banner." One of the students in Margaret Gieszinger's chemistry class recorded the disturbing incident, which showed the teacher ordering a male student to "take a seat" in front of the class and cutting off a piece of his hair and then tossing it over her shoulder. The video then cuts to the teacher grabbing a female student in an attempt to cut her hair, causing the girl and the other students in the class to run...
  • Principal Bans Candy Canes Because ‘J’ Shape Stands For Jesus. That Was Only The Beginning.

    12/06/2018 11:08:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 156 replies
    greatamericanpolitics.com ^ | December 6, 2018 | By Michael Stanley
    If jolly old Saint Nick were a real person who had a real naughty and nice list, Nebraska school principal Jennifer Sinclair would most definitely be getting nothing but coal in her stocking this year. Sinclair has went on an anti-Christmas rampage, banning candy canes because their “J” shape represents Jesus, the reason for the season. However, that was just the beginning. What kinds of items, you ask? Liberty Counsel provided a memo from principal Jennifer Sinclair that spelled out in detail all the verboten paraphernalia at Manchester Elementary School in Omaha: Santas or Christmas items (clip art) on worksheets...
  • Pro-Erdogan foundation takes over 2 Gulen-affiliated schools in Venezuela: report

    12/01/2018 12:14:07 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    Turkey Purge ^ | Dec 1, 2018 | Turkey Purge
    The Maarif Foundation, which was established by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government in 2016, has taken over the management of two schools linked to the GĂĽlen group in Venezuela, the pro-govÂ’t Sabah daily reported on Saturday.The Foundation has so far taken over at least 78 schools linked to the GĂĽlen group in Guinea, Somalia, Sudan, PeopleÂ’s Republic of the Congo, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Tunisia, Senegal and Chad with their 8,506 students. The foundation has recently signed an agreement to take over GĂĽlen movement schools in Afghanistan, which have more than 8,000 students.The foundation also has opened...
  • Middle School in Virginia Bans Christmas Carols that Mention Jesus to be more "Inclusive"

    11/30/2018 5:02:52 PM PST · by ConernedAmerican · 65 replies
    TFP ^ | 11-30-18 | TFP Student Action
    Why is your protest vital? Because Christmas carols with the name of Jesus were recently banned at Robious Middle School in Midlothian, Virginia. NBC12 News reports: "According to the teacher's email, after speaking with school administrators it was decided they would avoid singing anything of a direct sacred nature in order to be more sensitive to the increasing diverse population at the school." David Allen, whose child attends the school, was informed that students will no longer sing Christmas carols that contain the word "Jesus." Stunned by the news, Allen said: "I'm trying to rationalize how you can encourage diversity...
  • For Defense Against Active Shooters, Mich. School Hands Out Hockey Pucks

    11/28/2018 3:50:55 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 111 replies
    npr.org ^ | 11/28/18 | Emily Sullivan
    Hockey pucks: They're small, heavy and — one Michigan college thinks — might be the perfect weapon against an active shooter on campus. Oakland University, a public school located in Rochester Hills, near Detroit, is distributing thousands of 94-cent hockey pucks for just that reason. The distribution, which began earlier this month, stemmed from a March faculty active-shooter training session following February's shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school that left 17 dead. A participant at the training asked the Oakland University Police Chief Mark Gordon what items people could use to defend themselves on the campus, which has a...
  • California School District Blacklists Popular Farmer’s Historical Reenactments

    11/26/2018 5:46:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/26/18 | Katy Grimes
    “Do you really want an America that can deny you a job for everything you’ve said on Twitter or Facebook? Do you really want to give up your right to speak just because you made the mistake of starting a business?” For nearly 40 years, Jim Riley and his family have lived on their 760-acre apple farm in Oak Glen, California, in San Bernardino County. Jim and his wife built a Colonial-inspired home on the farm in 1994, and were thinking about doing 18th century dinner theater. Shortly thereafter, the Rileys were approached by parents of local elementary school students...
  • High School Bans Expensive Winter Coats to Stop 'Poverty-Shaming'

    11/18/2018 6:25:32 AM PST · by bgill · 115 replies
    USNEWS ^ | Nov. 16, 2018 | Alexa Lardieri
    A HIGH SCHOOL IN England has banned students from wearing expensive winter coats in an attempt to stop the shaming of those less fortunate or struggling financially. Woodchurch High School in Birkenhead, located in northwestern England, sent a letter to parents earlier this month announcing that the restriction would be enforced after Christmas. Rebekah Phillips, the head teacher at the school for students 11 to 16 years old, told CNN that she was "mindful that some young people put pressure on their parents to purchase expensive items of clothing," but that these jackets "cause a lot of inequality" between the...
  • Illinois' highest paid superintendent fired after misconduct investigation

    10/31/2018 11:14:31 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 31 Oct 2018 | Zak Koeske
    According to Paraday’s own calculation of payment due after retirement — which included three unused personal days, 532 unused sick days and 350 unused vacation days multiplied by his nearly $2,000 per diem rate — the district owed him $1,757,229.45, documents show. Paraday allegedly permitted himself to accumulate compensatory time without limit for any day in which he worked more than eight hours, despite his contract not allowing for the accrual or use of comp time. Since fiscal year 2006, when he started as superintendent, Paraday had used 2,484.65 hours of comp time, or the equivalent of 310 days, records...
  • Assault of Oakville HS principal captured on video ( St. Louis )

    11/03/2018 10:04:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    KTVI ^ | OCTOBER 30, 2018 | KELLEY HOSKINS,
    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – A Vice Principal is assaulted in a video that is spreading like wildfire on social media. According to authorities, the brawl began when a staff member tried to break up a fight between three students. We are told St. Louis County Police took a 15-year-old and two 16-year-old students into custody. ... students laughing as the fight broke out and chaos erupted in the cafeteria at Oakville High School. Fox 2 was told the students tackled the assistant principal to the ground before pulling and kicking him on Monday. The attack prompting district officials to...
  • High school vice principal is dragged and kicked in an attack by students as he tried to break [tr]

    11/01/2018 11:52:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 1, 2018 | Leah Simpson
    This is the horrifying moment a Missouri high school assistant principal was tackled to the ground and beaten up by students when he tried to break up a fight. In a video obtained by DailyMailTV's affiliate Fox 2 in St Louis, shocking footage shows students laughing and clapping while teenagers repeatedly kicked Oakville High School Vice Principal Brian Brennan on the floor after he got pulled into the brawl. Teenagers filmed the scuffle in the cafeteria of the St. Louis school and posted it on Snapchat instead of getting help or calling 911. Three students - one aged 15 and...
  • The Kenyan School which changed an American Boy's Life.

    10/28/2018 6:55:40 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28 October 2018 | Waihiga Mwaura
    Devon Brown would have been just another statistic - one of the 486,900 black inmates in US state and federal prisons by the end of 2016. But an academic year in Kenya during his seventh grade changed his life forever. "Honestly it turned me into the man I am today. From a boy with limited options in inner-city Baltimore to a man who has now run an ice-cream company with revenues of $400,000 (Ł310,000) as its CEO," he reflects. Mr Brown's childhood had all the ingredients for failure. Born on 9 January 1990 in East Baltimore, his late mother was...
  • Gun Displayed in School Bathroom Image Appears to be Loaded S&W Revolver

    10/18/2018 6:09:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A middle school student from Mobile, Alabama, is shown holding a revolver in a school bathroom. The picture has gone viral. The photo was taken sometime before September 11, 2018. From mynbc15.com: MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — A photo of a Mobile middle school student allegedly depicting the student with a gun in a school restroom is under investigation by Mobile police.The picture was posted on Facebook on Thursday October 11th 2018. The photo was a allegedly taken inside a bathroom at Chastang-Fournier K-8 in the Trinity Gardens neighborhood of Mobile. The image was well focused on the revolver. Whoever...
  • Harnett principal replaced after she asked student not to wear Trump jersey

    10/13/2018 1:13:32 AM PDT · by abb · 59 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | October 12, 2018 | Camila Molina
    A Harnett County high school principal has been replaced, a week after she asked a high school student to remove a jersey that bore President Donald Trump’s name on the back. The Harnett school system on Friday announced a new principal for Harnett Central High School. The district said the change is directly related to the actions taken by former Harnett Central Principal Cindy Gordon last week in asking the student not to wear the Trump shirt. The district announced leadership changes at several of its schools, including Harnett Central, on Friday afternoon. The changes are “effective immediately,” according to...
  • Did you know this?

    10/12/2018 6:52:55 AM PDT · by eastexsteve · 20 replies
    Steve Conroy
    Are you wondering why your children who attend a Texas public school are suddenly coming home spewing a bunch of liberal drivel? I just discovered yesterday at Fort Worth ISD that some Texas ISD's give their students a daily ten-minute dose of a CNN news program geared for middle school/high school kids. I did not know this! Yesterdays' subject of interest was "globalism." Now you know where it is coming from!
  • GOP lawmaker reports 'threatening' Twitter messages to police

    10/05/2018 8:17:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/05/18 | JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    Rep. Mark Walker's (R-N.C.) office said this week that it reported Twitter messages from a supporter of his Democratic opponent to Capitol Police to investigate. Staff for Walker, the chairman of the powerful Republican Study Committee, said they asked for Capitol Police to investigate after the North Carolina Republican’s campaign received continuous threatening messages from a supporter of his Democratic opponent. The person behind the tweets – which included the "bomb" emoji and an attempt to track down information about the congressman’s daughter’s school and whether it was public or private – was identified as Andrew Cabaccang, a Montana-based man...
  • Obama: ‘I Probably Wouldn’t Have Been President’ If My High School Years Were Online

    10/04/2018 8:19:16 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 24, 2017 | Charles Spierling
    Former President Barack Obama admitted that if his high school activities were online somewhere, he probably wouldn’t have been president. Obama made his comments during a discussion about young people running for office and organizing their communities at the University of Chicago.
  • \Florida teacher says she was fired for giving zeros to students who didn't turn in work

    09/25/2018 9:13:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    WFTS ^ | September 25, 2018 | Amy Lipman
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Should students get half credit for an assignment they didn’t even turn in? A former St. Lucie County teacher doesn’t think so. That’s why she wrote a goodbye message to her eighth graders on a white board saying, "Bye Kids, Mrs. Tirado loves you and wishes you the best in life! I have been fired for refusing to give you a 50% for not handing anything in. 💓 Mrs. Tirado" Diane Tirado has been a teacher for years, but she started at West Gate K-8 School in Port St. Lucie in August as an eighth...
  • Son's school wants to do "Peace Day" (vanity)

    09/20/2018 8:18:10 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 57 replies
    me | 9/20/18 | me
    Today my son brought up that they're having a "Peace Day" "celebration" tomorrow at school with stations to do things at. Such as "painting rocks with peace signs" and origami (wanted to do "peace" sign but wouldn't work he thinks). I.e., looks like they're pushing the stupid UN idea and of course, the hippie norm.
  • The Curse of America’s Illogical School-Day Schedule

    09/20/2018 8:56:22 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 78 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 19, 2018 | Joe Pinsker
    The world does not revolve around you, teens are often told. Indeed it doesn’t, as they are reminded every school-day morning when disabling their alarms. The average start time for public high schools, 7:59, requires teens to get up earlier than is ideal for their biological clocks, meaning many teens disrupt their natural sleep patterns every school day. The world, apparently, does not revolve around parents either. Their lives also tend to be mismatched with school-day schedules, which usually end a good two hours before the typical American workday does. As Kara Voght recently wrote in The Atlantic, that leaves...
  • Montclair School District Rolls Out 'All-Gender Restrooms' (New Jersey)

    09/13/2018 5:48:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Patch ^ | Sept. 12, 2018 | Eric Kiefer
    MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Public School District is rolling out a new initiative this year: "all-gender restrooms" in each building. Superintendent Kendra Johnson alerted local parents and guardians about the restroom changes as part of a "Welcome Back" letter sent at the beginning of the school year. According to Johnson, 2018-19 will be the first year that the district has at least one "all-gender" restroom in each school building.