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  1. LIVERMORE, Calif. – A Monday fight between two girls at California high school ended with one in the hospital after suffering a seizure and the other facing felony battery charges. The fight started with one of the girls pummeling the other in the face before the two fell to the ground and wrestled. Witnesses told […]
  2. NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – In May 2015, the New Britain, Connecticut school board voted against renewing Superintendent Kelt Cooper’s contract. That came three years after the board recruited Cooper to “salvage its foundering schools,” according to a report from Courant.com. The news report noted that Cooper still had about 14 months left on his contract, […]
  3. EAST LANSING, Mich. – The head of Michigan’s statewide teachers union will retire this month to collect an estimated $115,871 state pension, even though he hasn’t worked in a school since 1993. That’s when Michigan Education Association President Steve Cook left his position as a paraprofessional in the Lansing School District to work for the […]
  4. AUSTRALIA – The Victorian government in Australia spent $21 million to promote “Respectful Relationships” in schools, including a “feminist guide” for lessons about “white male privilege.” The government is promoting the program in 120 schools that includes a teaching guide called “Fightback” that helps educators craft lessons for high-schoolers about “negative attitudes towards gender equality […]
  5. DESTREHAN, La. – A bench trial centered on a Louisiana teacher’s sexual relationship with her student, and alleged threesome with another teacher, is shedding light on the details of the month-long affair. Former Destrehan High School English teacher Shelley Dufresne this week faced up to a decade in prison and a $5,000 fine over a […]
  6. DURHAM, N.C. – Durham police arrested the mother of a local elementary student after the woman allegedly threw lighter fluid on the boy’s teacher and threatened to burn down the school. Eno Valley Elementary School kindergarten teacher Megan Jones recently scheduled a parent-teacher conference with Shequella Sheala Leonard, who didn’t take kindly to accusations about […]
  7. FOLSOM, Calif. – School districts across California are warning employees of a looming “uncertain economic period” brought on in large part by skyrocketing teacher pension payments in coming years. Legislation enacted in 2014 forces California schools to increase contributions to the California State Teachers Retirement System and the California Public Employment Retirement System on July […]
  8. BAYTOWN, Texas – Officials at a Texas junior high school are threatening a student with suspension over a haircut with two lines shaved in the side, and the boy’s parents think it’s ridiculous. Cedar Bayou Junior High School sixth grader Xavier Davis told KPRC he was ordered to the office last Thursday when school staff […]
  9. BRISTOL, Conn. – In December 2014, after months of failed negotiations that resulted in binding arbitration, the Bristol school board and teacher union settled on a new collective bargaining agreement that gave teachers a 3 percent raise for the next three years. A year and a half later, worried and upset teachers, parents and students […]
  10. KANSAS CITY, Kan. – About 2,000 educators, social justice warriors and other activists will descend on Kansas City this weekend for the 18th annual National White Privilege Conference, a three-day discussion about how “white supremacy” ruins the world. This year’s conference is titled “Organizing. Strategizing. Taking-Action. Deconstructing the Culture of White Supremacy and Privilege: Creating […]
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