Middle school teacher fired for saying ‘vagina’ during art history lesson

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

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Allison Wint contends she was fired for saying the word ‘vagina’ at school. The longtime substitute teacher at Battle Creek’s Harper Creek Middle School told WWMT she said vagina while discussing the historical interpretations painter Georgia O’Keeffe’s work with 8th grade art students on Friday. “Yes, I did say that word, […]


Student quits school after ponytail violates dress code

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

ARLINGTON, Texas – A Texas teen is fighting Newman International Academy after the seventh-grader was allegedly forced to leave the charter school because his hair was too long and violated the dress code. Isaias Mouton, 12, told Fox 4 that with just a month remaining in the school year, officials at Arlington’s Newman International Academy […]


Christian school insists dropping ‘Crusaders’ mascot not due to political correctness

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

DENVER – A Denver Christian school is changing its Crusaders mascot because some people think it’s offensive to Muslims. “In our mission, in light of the command to love our neighbors as ourselves, the crusader was an inconsistent, inappropriate symbol for that mission,” Denver Christian Schools CEO Todd Lanting told KUSA. After using the Crusaders […]


UPDATE: SC teacher suspended after questioning standardized tests

By Victor Skinner on Monday, April 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized

WESTMINSTER, S.C. – Tracie Happel, a special education teacher in South Carolina, sent a letter to school and district officials today to explain why, exactly, she opposes Common Core national standards and associated standardized testing. EAGnews spoke with Happel about the letter and outlined her objections – from the millions of dollars wasted on the […]


Judge awards teacher $1.8 million over moldy classroom

By Victor Skinner on Monday, April 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized

MILLBURN, N.J. – New Jersey music teacher Mary Jean Alsina just won nearly $2 million in a lawsuit against the Millburn school district over a moldy classroom that her doctor said caused asthma and other lung problems. “My client feels vindicated,” Alsina’s attorney, Gina Mendola Longarzo, told NJ.com. “She is very honest, she didn’t exaggerate. […]


Teacher under fire over unapproved middle school lesson on N-word

By Victor Skinner on Monday, April 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized

ROCKWALL, Texas – A Texas middle school teacher was placed on administrative leave after she gave students an unapproved lesson on the N-word that some found offensive. Utley Middle School seventh-grade social studies teacher Rebecca Cook recently handed out a 1997 article from the Chicago Reader to her students titled “The N-Word and How to […]


Parents demand privacy protection after school approves transgender bathroom use

By Victor Skinner on Monday, April 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized

OCALA, Fla. – A Florida school district is protecting the privacy rights of its students by requiring that transgender students use the bathroom that correlates to their biological sex. A new transgender policy under review by the Marion County School Board would restrict transgender students to school restroom facilities based on their biological gender, rather […]


SC teacher confronts school officials over ‘inhumane’ standardized tests

By Victor Skinner on Monday, April 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized

WESTMINSTER, S.C. – South Carolina middle school special education teacher Tracie Happel isn’t a fan of standardized tests, and she’s asking her school for permission to exempt her students. The mother of two teaches English and reading to learning disabled students for Oconee County’s West Oak Middle School, and said her sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders […]


Detroit Public Schools to open ‘Arabic technical school’ for 4-year-olds

By Victor Skinner on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 in Uncategorized

DETROIT – The perpetually broke Detroit Public Schools is planning on launching a new dual-language Arabic technical school for prekindergarten through second graders. The new Arabic Dual Language Immersion and Technical Academy does not yet have an official opening date, but it’s part of an ambitious plan to launch three new school programs in a […]


VIDEO: Middle school group ordered to stop singing National Anthem at 9/11 Memorial

By Victor Skinner on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 in Video

NEW YORK – A middle school chorus’ impromptu performance of the National Anthem outside of the 9/11 Memorial this week provided students with an interesting lesson on how big government works. The Waynesville Middle School chorus was visiting the memorial from North Carolina and stopped at the 9/11 Memorial Wednesday. The group asked a security […]


Cornell student assembly mulls race-based voting restrictions

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 in Uncategorized

ITHACA, N.Y. – Students at Cornell University are kicking around the idea of holding elections for different individual minority positions on the student assembly, and restricting the voting based on race. Junior Julia Montejo, one of two minority representatives on the assembly next year, complained at a recent meeting that two positions aren’t enough to […]


Snakes fall from elementary school ceiling

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 in Uncategorized

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Walls Elementary School has a snake problem, and they’re literally falling from the ceiling. Parents and school staff are freaking out after a nonvenomous tray rat snake dropped from the ceiling tiles in a classroom this week and onto a teacher’s desk, nearly falling on the teacher’s head. At least one person […]


FBI investigates student’s art project featuring rainbow-colored nooses

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 in Uncategorized

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee college student is apologizing after she inadvertently offended gay and black students on campus with a rainbow noose art project on Monday. Officials at Austin Peay State University removed an unidentified student’s art project from campus Monday after complaints that the display was offensive to gay and black students, though […]