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Homeschooling grows as parents’ satisfaction with public schools continues to fall

Homeschooling grows as parents’ satisfaction with public schools continues to fall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Because of the growing problems within public schools that the federal and local governments can’t seem to solve, a steadily growing number of parents are opting for homeschooling as a solution. Ninety-one percent of parents listed negative government-run school environments as their number one concern. With the rise of school shootings, terrorism, sexual experimentation and bullying, a growing number of parents are making the sacrifices necessary to homeschool their children. According [...]

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Teacher arrested in school parking lot for drug possession – on his first day

Teacher arrested in school parking lot for drug possession – on his first day

TAMPA, Fla. – A substitute teacher didn’t make it to the school’s front door on his first day because he was intercepted by the police. James Joseph Tobin was apprehended at Florida’s Davidsen Middle School because there was a warrant out for his arrest after a police raid on his home the previous weekend. Tobin was charged with two counts of possession of controlled substance, possession or cannabis and drug paraphernalia. He was released [...]

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New White House program tells parents how to talk to their children

New White House program tells parents how to talk to their children

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Obama administration is now telling parents how they should talk with their children with the help of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Obama pointing The White House wants parents to talk with their children more, especially low-income parents, according to a fact sheet produced by the administration. Research shows that kids in lower-income families hear far fewer words that do kids in families with high incomes.  The White [...]

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Cops: Seattle student bought Molotov cocktail to school in his backpack

Cops: Seattle student bought Molotov cocktail to school in his backpack

SEATTLE – Police arrested a 16-year-old Seattle student this week after he allegedly brought a Molotov cocktail in his backpack to a high school located in the Seattle City Armory building downtown. Inside Seattle: Holiday city guide; Dec’12; Seattle Center; Armory, food court Officers called in the bomb squad and evacuated the building as a precaution Monday morning after arresting the student based on a tip from another student. Authorities allegedly found the suspect [...]

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Growing unease among parents, lawmakers over biometric student tracking systems

Growing unease among parents, lawmakers over biometric student tracking systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A growing number of schools are using special tracking chips embedded in student ID cards or biometric scanners to track students, and the new technology is making many lawmakers nervous about its privacy implications. The relatively new tracking technology allows schools to more accurately follow student attendance, lunch purchases and students who ride buses, but lawmakers in many states have banned specific types of student data collection over privacy concerns, Governing.com [...]

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Teacher claims ‘racist graffiti’ gave her PTSD and she wants a payout

Teacher claims ‘racist graffiti’ gave her PTSD and she wants a payout

AMHERST, Mass. – A former Massachusetts math teacher filed a complaint with the State Department of Discrimination this week over racist graffiti messages left around school last year that allegedly led to her post-traumatic stress disorder. Carolyn Gardner Carolyn Gardner, who taught math at Amherst Regional High School, was diagnosed with PTSD in May after racist graffiti messages targeting her were left at different locations around the school on four separate occasions last year. [...]

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TN school district has three teachers arrested in less than a month

TN school district has three teachers arrested in less than a month

MADISONVILLE, Tenn. – When Vonore Middle School teacher Andi McCallie was arrested – again – this week, she became the third Monroe County, Tennessee teacher within a month to find herself in handcuffs. McCallie McCallie was arrested over the weekend after she failed to appear in general sessions court in Loudon County, WBIR reports . She was previously arrested in June and charged with shoplifting. Director of Monroe County Schools Tim Blankenship says he [...]

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Hundreds of US schools now participating in program led by ‘ISIS supporting’ Qatari government

Hundreds of US schools now participating in program led by ‘ISIS supporting’ Qatari government

  EAG News, Danette Clark WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 300 K-12 schools in America have joined President Obama’s Connect All Schools initiative since its launching in March of 2011. The initiative, which seeks to “connect every school in the US with the world by 2016,” is a partnership of the US Department of Education, […]

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Florida Islamic Voucher School Teacher Raped Two Students; Accepts McKay and Step Up for Students Scholarships

Florida Islamic Voucher School Teacher Raped Two Students; Accepts McKay and Step Up for Students Scholarships

Rate This From Daily Mail : Police are hunting the former head teacher of a private Islamic school accused of the sexual abuse and rape of two middle school female students. Tariq Ahmad, 35, who worked at Nur-Ul-Islam Academy, Florida, has been charged with five first degree counts after the alleged abuse which left one student needing ‘substantial surgical repair’. The girls were aged 14 and 15 when Ahmad allegedly forced them into sexual [...]

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Cops: Teacher has tattoo of molestation victim’s name, initials

Cops: Teacher has tattoo of molestation victim’s name, initials

DURHAM, N.C. – Former high school dance teacher Michelle White was apparently so enthralled with a student at her school, she had the girl’s initials and name tattooed on her body. A search warrant issued for the 37-year-old instructs officers to photograph the former Durham teacher’s tattoos, including ones that showed the female victim’s name, initials and “artist rendering which would be symbolic of the juvenile,” WFMY News 2 reports. White was charged in [...]

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Teacher defends use of duct tape to keep student quiet

Teacher defends use of duct tape to keep student quiet

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A teacher who is on administrative leave as school and police officials investigate her conduct in the classroom contends she didn’t intend to hurt her students. South Doyle High School chemistry teacher Michele Brown acknowledged her use of duct tape to quiet one student, ushering another back to their seat by the arm, and putting stamps on the forehead of students who missed homework “were a little unorthodox, but never meant [...]

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CA school administrator took home $630,000 in pay and benefits last year

CA school administrator took home $630,000 in pay and benefits last year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Numerous California school administrators are enjoying massive salary and benefit packages, as well as other very expensive employment perks, according to the San Francisco Chronicle ’s analysis of a state database of public employees. And some of the highest paid school officials in the state earned their top spots as a result of severance packages that include lifetime health benefits, interest free home loans, and other unnecessary provisions. At the top [...]

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School apologizes after student’s records posted on Instagram

School apologizes after student’s records posted on Instagram

ATLANTA – A lapse in school security resulted in a student’s sensitive personal information being posted on Instagram. Atlanta school records WSB WSB reports Maisha Harris received an apology and an explanation after her daughter’s files, including Social Security number and home address were posted on the social media site. “It shows schools, name, her last year’s grade,” Harris says. The mother showed numerous documents to the news station. “This one shows multiple files, [...]

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Oregon High Schools Adding ‘13th Grade’ to Boost On-Time Graduation Rate

Oregon High Schools Adding ‘13th Grade’ to Boost On-Time Graduation Rate

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More Sharing Services 5 Redmond HS Redmond H.S., in Redmond, Ore., which had a 50 percent on-time graduation rate in 2013, is adding an optional 13th grade for the Class of 2014. ( CNSNews.com ) —  Some high schools in Oregon are creating an optional “13th grade” in order to provide students with another year of academic support while boosting the state’s on-time graduation rate. Starting with the [...]

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