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Student lights fireworks in cafeteria garbage can during lunch time

Student lights fireworks in cafeteria garbage can during lunch time

MENIFEE, Calif. – Students at Ethan Chase Middle School thought a bomb went off in the school quad last Friday morning when a student lit fireworks and threw them in a trash can. Five students were hospitalized and 13 others suffered minor injuries – mostly ringing ears – after a student at the Menifee middle school set off the explosives during lunch time, around 11 a.m., NBC Los Angeles reports. “There was just such […]

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CRIMINAL: Prof. bashes Christopher Columbus with wanted poster

CRIMINAL: Prof. bashes Christopher Columbus with wanted poster

Beverley Smith, an associate professor of anthropology, put up the poster to label Christopher Columbus a war criminal. A professor at the University of Michigan-Flint put up a poster of Christopher Columbus as a wanted criminal on the anthropology program’s faculty board. Beverley Smith, an associate professor of anthropology at the university who manages the announcement board, told Campus Reform in an interview that she put the poster up to help call into question […]

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Report: Clinton Foundation leader blocked conservative group at U. of Miami

Report: Clinton Foundation leader blocked conservative group at U. of Miami

Donna Shalala, former Department of Health and Human Services secretary and outgoing President of the University of Miami, tried more than once to deny young female students a chance to organize a conservative club on campus. Shalala’s past attempts to silence conservative activists is resurfacing amidst her new appointment to head-up the Clinton Foundation, "The subject matter [of an organization] should not be subject to review. You cannot make a judgment on substance."    […]

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Will SB 616 Sponsor John Legg Be the One to Sheppard Through a Temporary Hold Harmless on Testing?

Will SB 616 Sponsor John Legg Be the One to Sheppard Through a Temporary Hold Harmless on Testing?

Rate This As the week begins, the republican-dominated Florida Senate is still characterized as having a “willingness” to go slowly on accountability provisions in Senator John Legg’s SB 616 testing reform bill. They are recognizing that the state’s new FSA tests are off to a rocky start and are anticipating future problems.  Orlando republican senator David Simmons has consistently been drawing the narrative out of Florida Department of Education officials during hearings and has […]

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Multiculturalism: A cancer on college campuses

Multiculturalism: A cancer on college campuses

IRVINE, Calif. – David L. Goetsch  in his book, “Liberal Tyranny in Higher Education,” sees multiculturalism as the leftist code for a worldview that seeks the destruction of Christianity and traditional American values. Although everyone and everything is supposed to be equal, universal equality is preached but not actually believed. Multicultural elitists not only reject the values of those who pay their salaries, they do everything in their power to subvert their values. Elitists […]

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School board candidate pledging ‘honest leadership’ lies to police about hit-and-run accident

School board candidate pledging ‘honest leadership’ lies to police about hit-and-run accident

JANESVILLE, Wis. – A union-endorsed candidate running for the school board on a platform of “transparency and honest leadership” allegedly crashed into a neighbor’s vehicle and drove away, then lied to police about it. Rock County employee Carla Quirk is now blaming her legal troubles stemming from the accident on a conspiracy to keep her off of the Janesville school district’s board of education, Channel3000.com reports. “Once again, I have been a target,” Quirk […]

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Union fights school’s decision to let disabled student use teachers’ bathroom

Union fights school’s decision to let disabled student use teachers’ bathroom

MUNHALL, Pa. – A Pennsylvania teachers union filed a grievance recently after officials allowed a special needs student to use one of three faculty only restrooms at Munhall’s Park Elementary School. The district superintendent initially denied the grievance, and the union pushed to take the issue to the school board, which upheld the superintendent’s decision in a meeting last night. The Steel Valley Education Association said in a grievance filed last month that allowing […]

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Uncertainty Remains in Senate on Hays-Simmons Hold Harmless Amendment to SB 616

Uncertainty Remains in Senate on Hays-Simmons Hold Harmless Amendment to SB 616

Rate This Chatter from the Florida Senate was unusually quite over the weekend for a bill which would take in the most oxygen on the floor this week. Perhaps it’s because even senators aren’t sure what’s going on. From Lynn Hatter for WFSU on amendments proposed by Senator’s Alan Hays which appeared to have been replaced by one from David Simmons: Hays had a broader proposal that would have stopped testing all together. But […]

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How Two Wealthy Floridians Spent $2 Million During the 2014 Cycle to Control Education Legislation

How Two Wealthy Floridians Spent $2 Million During the 2014 Cycle to Control Education Legislation

1 Vote On Friday Step Up for Students blog, redefinED , published a story about this year’s bill from the Florida House which SUFS writer Travis Pillow describes as a “funding” and  “accountability’ bill: Florida charter schools could face more scrutiny from school districts, and also get more support and predictable facilities funding under a bill approved by the state House. The chamber approved HB 7037 on a 75-35 without debate in a vote that fell along  […]

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PARCC: In unanimous vote, N.J. Assembly says schools should accommodate opt outs

PARCC: In unanimous vote, N.J. Assembly says schools should accommodate opt outs

New Jersey’s Assembly passed a bill that requires schools to accommodate students who refuse to take PARCC tests. (Katie Lannan | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) TRENTON — Students who don’t want to take the PARCC exams should be able to attend regular classes or work on other school activities during testing, according to New Jersey’s Assembly. A bill ( A4165 ) requiring schools to accommodate students refusing the state’s standardized tests passed the […]

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‘I wanted to start crying:’ Student-run school café runs afoul of Michelle O’s lunch rules

‘I wanted to start crying:’ Student-run school café runs afoul of Michelle O’s lunch rules

FARGO, N.D. – A student-run restaurant that launched a week ago at Davies High School may soon be out of business because of federal lunch restrictions championed by first lady Michelle Obama. Students running the Nest Café got their first lesson in government regulations this week after they published their menu and someone pointed out that it doesn’t comply with the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act, legislation promoted by Michelle Obama to fight childhood obesity […]

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A win for educational choice in Mississippi – EAGnews.org

Cato Via EAG News ACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi is poised to become the third state, behind Arizona and Florida, to enact an education savings account (ESA) law. Yesterday, the Mississippi Senate voted to concur with the state House’s version of the bill, which would provide ESAs for students with special needs to cover numerous education […]

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Selective Data and Outrage from the Bush Foundation Discredited By Those “Devious Plans to Undermine Class-Size Amendment”

Selective Data and Outrage from the Bush Foundation Discredited By Those “Devious Plans to Undermine Class-Size Amendment”

1 Vote Writing for Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education , Mike Thomas bemoans Florida’s class size amendment as a “$30 billion mistake.” What sounded good on a ballot turned chaotic when implemented to the letter of the law. We now have an annual exercise in head counting, body shifting and last-minute scrambling. Districts found in violation are fined, draining funds intended for educating students. Some districts have intentionally violated the class-size requirements […]

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The Well-Financed Effort to Marginalize and Intimidate Opt-Out Parents

The Well-Financed Effort to Marginalize and Intimidate Opt-Out Parents

Rate This Though she resigned as chair late last year, last week’s Tweet from Students First was pure Michelle Rhee: Will the # optout movement realize it’s fighting a losing cause? In its Tweet, Students First links to an opinion piece from one of its Gates-funded allies, Teach Plus CEO Celine Coggins which appeared in Real Clear Education . Coggins naturally had a study commissioned by her group handy: It is ironic that the […]

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