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  1. ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota school teachers “should not assume a student’s name or pronoun,” and should avoid calling students “boys” or “girls.” “Teachers should address students as ‘students’ and ‘scholars’ to be inclusive as opposed to ‘boys and girls,’” according to a new “Safe and Supportive Schools for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students” guide […]
  2. ST. PAUL, Minn. – Despite millions spent on computers for students in Minnesota schools, the technology isn’t improving student test scores and some are questioning whether they’re more trouble than they’re worth. The Pioneer Press analyzed test results from numerous Twin Cities school districts that have issued laptops or tablets to students and found there’s […]
  3. ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. – A former California high school teacher is suing a student she had sex with, alleging the boy defamed her reputation. Tara Stumph, a 36-year-old former teacher at Arroyo Grande High School, was sentenced to six months in jail for sexual intercourse with a student, and she began serving her sentence in […]
  4. HARRINGTON PARK, N.J. – Officials in New Jersey’s Harrington Park school district are vowing to replant 10 trees that were recently removed by a contractor to make way for a parking lot, including one tree that was dedicated to a local resident who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Harrington Park Superintendent Adam […]
  5. SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A California middle school teacher was arrested Tuesday night for her role in instigating a violent riot with neo-Nazis at the state Capitol last summer. Yvonne Felarca, a teacher at Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School and anti-fascist leader of the group By Any Means Necessary, now faces charges of assault […]
  6. BOSTON – Massachusetts lawmakers are considering legislation to crack down on educators who sexually abuse students by outlawing all relationships, including those who meet the age of consent. State Sen. Joan Lovely introduced Senate Bill 295 to address student-teacher relationships involving students between the ages of 16 and 19 – students who meet the legal […]
  7. EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Schools in several states are canceling classes for the total solar eclipse next month, opting to send students home for “inclement weather” instead of using the rare phenomenon as a teaching moment. Officials in Edwardsville District 7 in the St. Louis metro area canceled classes for Aug. 21 because of safety concerns […]
  8. ORLANDO, Fla. – A University of Central Florida student is fighting back after school officials issued a lengthy suspension for grading his ex-girlfriend’s break-up letter and posting it to Twitter. Nicholas Lutz gave his former girlfriend a D- for an apology letter she sent following their February breakup, and the marked-up letter – complete with […]
  9. SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – A Vermont school board faces a lawsuit over its unilateral decision to change the local high school’s Rebel mascot to avoid alleged racist connotations tied to the Confederacy. Parents, staff, alumni and other supporters of South Burlington High School’s Rebel mascot filed a lawsuit against the school district after the board […]
  10. BALTIMORE – Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson is quitting his day job as a Baltimore city schools administrator to focus full time on agitating. “For the past year, I’ve been the Chief Human Capital Officer for @BaltCitySchools,” Mckesson posted to Twitter last week. “I’m leaving this month. It’s been an incredible year.” Baltimore city […]
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