National School Choice Week 2016 is bigger and better than ever

By Victor Skinner on Friday, January 29th, 2016 in Uncategorized

DENVER – Flagstaff Academy eighth grader Caleb Serrette gets it. “Children need to go to a school that best suits them that way they’re learning something that is correct for them,” he told a massive crowd of supporters who gathered at the Colorado State Capitol Thursday for National School Choice Week. “That way they can […]


WV legislators mull easing restrictions on homeschooling

By Victor Skinner on Friday, January 29th, 2016 in Uncategorized

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – West Virginia lawmakers want to make it easier for homeschooled students to receive a Promise Scholarship – a $4,750 a year grant toward college. Legislators introduced one bill to eliminate a requirement for homeschooled students to earn a GED before qualifying for a Promise Scholarship, and another that would reduce red […]


VIDEO: Trump urges repeal of Common Core: ‘A total disaster’

By Victor Skinner on Friday, January 29th, 2016 in Video

NEW YORK – A President Donald Trump would “end Common Core.” “It’s a disaster,” The Donald posted to Facebook this week with a personal video about his views on education. Trump made it clear “education has to be at a local level” in denouncing the national education standards pushed on states through the Obama administration’s […]


Student sues college over injury during game of tag

By Victor Skinner on Friday, January 29th, 2016 in Uncategorized

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – School and foundation officials should have told King’s College student Jennifer Ercolani that playing tag in a muddy marsh could possibly be dangerous. Because they allegedly did not, Ercolani is suing King’s College and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation after she “unexpectedly stepped into an area of extremely thick mud” while playing tag […]


Hungry high schooler fined $200 for ‘stealing’ second lunch

By Victor Skinner on Friday, January 29th, 2016 in Uncategorized

HAYWARD, Wis. – Officials in the Hayward school district are struggling to justify a $200 fine levied on a student who took a second lunch without asking that’s ignited concern and outrage from parents. A Circuit Court brief published in the Sawyer County Record Jan. 20 provided the spark. “The brief was regarding a student […]


School locked down after student brings ‘old relic’ grenade

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 in Uncategorized

PITTSBURGH – A student’s innocent show and tell turned into an evacuation and lockdown at two other schools Thursday morning. Police told WPXI a third-grade student brought an old, inactive hand grenade to West Liberty K-5 school in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood and another student saw the grenade and reported it to a teacher, who relayed […]


St. Paul school bans ‘dominant holidays’ out of ‘tolerance,’ ‘respect’

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 in Uncategorized

PAUL, Minn. – Valentine’s Day is canceled at Bruce Vento Elementary School. As are all other “dominant holidays” – at least until principal Scott Masini can wrap his head around which days the largely minority student population would prefer to celebrate, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. “I have come to the difficult decision to discontinue […]


TX dad ‘vindicated’ after judge dismisses theft charge for taking away daughter’s cell phone

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 in Uncategorized

GRAND PRARIE, Texas – A Texas father’s bizarre years-long troubles with the law finally came to an end this week when a Dallas judge dismissed allegations he stole his daughter’s cell phone in 2013. Ronald Jackson told CBS DFW he confiscated his then 12-year-old daughter’s cell phone in 2013 after discovering a rude text comments […]


School renames ‘Roger T. White Pride Fitness Room’ amid allegations of racism

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 in Uncategorized

RIVER FALLS, Wis. – Facebook hecklers convinced a small Wisconsin school district to rename its brand new middle school fitness center by pointing out it could possibly be construed as racist. The School District of River Falls recently unveiled the “Roger T. White Pride Fitness Room as presented by RCU” at Meyer Middle School, a […]


SUIT: Parents seek end to forced Islam ‘indoctrination’ school lessons

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 in Uncategorized

LA PLATA, Md. – A Maryland school district is staring down a federal lawsuit, accused of indoctrinating students in Islam by forcing them to memorize a conversion prayer, and banning a father who objected. The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm, filed a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of John and Melissa […]


School ‘anti-bullying’ workshop probes family finances, gender, religion, criminal history

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized

IMPERIAL, Pa. – Officials in the West Allegheny School District are scrambling to address concerns from middle school parents outraged over a school “Kindness Workshop” that forced students to expose intimate details of their home life. The workshop involving 285 eighth-graders at West Allegheny Middle School conducted Jan. 12-14 asked students to form a circle, […]


Elementary principal dies after pushing students away from runaway school bus

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized

OAKLANDON, Ind. – Longtime Amy Beverland Elementary School Principal Susan Jordan always put students first. It’s a commitment she literally gave her life for Tuesday afternoon. The Beverland principal of 22 years pushed several students out of the path of a wayward bus in front of the school and sacrificed her own life to protect […]


Former school superintendent accused of robbing two banks in two days

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized

PORT HURON, Mich. – Dryden Township Police Chief Larry Pack was shocked to learn the identity of a man suspected of robbing Oxford Bank earlier this month. “I’ve worked with him here,” Pack told MLive. “There were no issues. Nice guy. I’m absolutely surprised. Absolutely.” Dryden Township Police believe former Dryden Community Schools superintendent Tom […]


Teacher accused of having sex with 13-year-old boy, seeking to be his guardian

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized

JACKSON, Mich. – Police allege former middle school teacher Jamee Hiatt repeatedly sexually assaulted a male student during the 2013-14 school year, and at one point attempted to adopt the child. The 31-year-old married mother of two is now facing the potential of life in prison for criminal sexual conduct charges following her arraignment Monday, […]