‘Humanist’ group claims victory after ending elementary school’s food pantry drive

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LADSON, S.C. – An anti-religion group is celebrating its recent success in shutting down a elementary school fundraiser that would have food and money to a local church’s food pantry.
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Profs turn to ‘The Simpsons’ to convey important literary works to students

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SPRINGFIELD – As the “The Simpsons” celebrated their 25th anniversary Wednesday, college professors around the country were highlighting how the cartoon has become ingrained in higher education.
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Third grader airs grievances against Michelle O’s lunch rules, earns pizza party

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GALION, Ohio – An Ohio third grader earned a pizza party for his class after he learned about the new federal lunch restrictions and wrote a letter to his local city council to complain.
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Common Core fights brewing in statehouses across the country

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DES MOINES, Iowa – The Washington Post gives a preview of state house fights over Common Core that are on the horizon after the GOP wave.
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Former ‘Teacher of the Year’ guilty of molesting 6-year-old student

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AUSTIN, Texas – A former Teacher of the Year in Texas will serve 16 years in prison as punishment for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old student in his class three years ago.
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‘Dicember’ school sign goes a week before anyone notices it’s riddled with mistakes

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PATERSON, N.J. – An elementary school principal in New Jersey was removed from her position after a school board member pointed out a horribly misspelled sign that greeted students at the school for a week.
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Kansas considers bill to limit teacher union bargaining privileges

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TOPEKA, Kan. – A Kansas state commission is considering a bill similar to collective bargaining reforms approved in Wisconsin in 2011 that limit the topics of negotiations to wages, salaries and hours.
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UMich prof: ‘It’s okay to hate Republicans’

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A University of Michigan professor recently penned a column for In These Times about why she believes it’s a great thing to hate Republicans.
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New Jersey 10-year-old explains why Common Core tests are ‘nonsense’

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MONTCLAIR, N.J. – A New Jersey 10-year-old is getting a lot of attention after delivering a speech to her local school board about the reasons she thinks Common Core testing is “nonsense.”
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Ivy league president participates in Ferguson ‘die-in,’ offends campus police

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PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s president is under fire from campus police after she participated in a “die-in” protest with students.
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Students ask for ‘academic leniency’ after skipping class to protest Ferguson

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OBERLIN, Ohio – Students at Oberlin College who skipped class and ditched their studies to protest in the streets over several recently inflamed cases of fatal shootings by police will have to live with the grades they earned.
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Planned Parenthood gives schools ‘F’ for teaching abstinence

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Planned Parenthood Arizona is itching to get its sex programs in the public schools across the state. So much so that it has mailed report cards to school districts, grading them according to whether their sex education programs suit the abortion giant.
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