Voucher proponents cheer Supreme Court’s MO church playground ruling

By Victor Skinner on Monday, June 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court sided with a religious school in Columbia that sued the state of Missouri for denying a taxpayer-funded grant for school playground improvements. The court ruled on Monday that state officials were wrong to block funding to Trinity Lutheran Church to rubberize playground surfaces as part of a state […]


Armed teachers receive tactical training to protect students from school shooters

By Victor Skinner on Monday, June 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

DENVER – While some teachers are vacationing or crafting lesson plans for next school year, others are spending their summer break at the shooting rage. “I don’t have children of my own,” Fleming, Colorado agriculture teacher Kelly Blake told NPR between rounds at a Denver area shooting range, “so these students are my children.” Blake […]


MD school district suspends 848 employees for child abuse investigations in 2016-17

By Victor Skinner on Monday, June 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Maryland’s second largest school district suspended 848 employees this year amid a crackdown on suspected child abuse, about half of which were teachers. That’s more a than 1,000 percent increase over 2014-15, when the school district was plagued by child abuse scandals and officials vowed to take action to enforce laws that […]


VA district approves special nondiscrimination policy for transgender students

By Victor Skinner on Monday, June 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

BRISTOW, Va. – Virginia’s Prince William County schools approved special protections for transgender students and staff at last Wednesday’s school board meeting, though it does automatically grant access to bathrooms and locker rooms based on gender identity. “The Division shall not discriminate in employment nor in the provision of educational programs, services, and activities based […]


Trump administration solicits ideas for slashing federal education regulations

By Victor Skinner on Monday, June 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald Trump wants the public’s input on slashing regulations and unnecessary rules at the U.S. Department of Education. The Education Department published a request for comments last week as part of President Trump’s Executive Order 13777, a directive signed in February that tasks all federal agencies with identifying regulations that “may be […]


‘Hillary inspired me’: 14-year-old demands middle school offer free tampons

By Victor Skinner on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized 5 Comments

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. – A 14-year-old self-described feminist at Islander Middle School is drawing inspiration from her idol Hillary Clinton to campaign for free tampons in school bathrooms. Eighth-grader Cordelia Longo had a rough day at school this year when she went to a school bathroom and found it did not have a sanitary napkin/tampon […]


NY graduation ceremony ends in giant brawl, two teens facing charges

By Victor Skinner on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

WATERVLIET, N.Y. – Two teens face criminal charges after a massive brawl that broke out following Watervliet High School graduation ceremonies on Thursday. Watervliet Police Chief Mark Spain told the Albany Times Union that officers responded to a 911 call shortly after 8:30 p.m. Thursday and found dozens of people duking it out in the […]


Miami-Dade schools hire $108,000-a-year lobbyist to fight Trump

By Victor Skinner on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

MIAMI – Miami and Dade County taxpayers are now footing the bill for a lobbyist to advocate for local schools in Washington D.C. The Miami-Dade school board voted Wednesday to pay the Florida lobbying firm Ballard Partners $108,000 a year to represent its interests at the federal level, in Congress and with several federal agencies, […]


Buffalo school board member faces hearing after criticizing the Obamas

By Victor Skinner on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A Trump-supporting member of the Buffalo School Board is facing an unprecedented hearing before New York’s highest education official this week amid public backlash from comments criticizing the Obamas. Board member Carl P. Paladino is facing calls to remove him from the school board from social justice groups, the Buffalo Federation of […]


NJ revokes teachers’ licenses for rape, molestation, explicit texts with students

By Victor Skinner on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s State Board of Examiners has suspended or revoked the licenses of at least 5 educators over the last month for accusations or convictions of student sex abuse. The Board recently named six former teachers who lost their credentials in June, including so-called educators who allegedly sent explicit text messages, fondled, […]


University hosts blacks only graduation ceremony

By Victor Skinner on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

TORONTO, Canada – Black students at Canada’s largest university are having a special graduation ceremony just for them, a student-organized celebration of their triumph over alleged systemic racism at the University of Toronto. Jessica Kirk told The Canadian Press that black students face racism on campus all the time in the form of microaggressions, a […]


Illegal immigrant blames Trump after student government election overturned

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 in Uncategorized 10 Comments

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University student Ana Ramirez is blaming Donald Trump for losing her student government position because she’s an illegal immigrant. The 19-year-old was recently elected to the university’s Student Board of Directors, but university officials blocked her from taking office because she’s not a U.S. citizen. WWU officials told King 5 […]


IL school districts prepare for the worst as state budget impasse drags on

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Schools across Illinois are bracing for the worst as the state continues to miss promised funding payments amid a years-long budget standoff between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats in control of the General Assembly. Last year, the governor and General Assembly agreed to a stop-gap school funding measure that increased education […]


Student government advisor resigns after rigging elections for liberal class presidents

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

MURRIETA, Calif. – The advisor for Vista Murrieta High School’s Associated Student Body resigned her post after parents and students uncovered vote rigging that altered the outcomes of three races. Principal Mick Wager confirmed in an email to parents that an investigation into the school’s recent student body elections showed the races for 2019 Class […]


Trump commends students who spoke out about yearbook censorship

By Victor Skinner on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WALL, N.J. – President Trump recognized several teens from a New Jersey high school who spoke out when references to his campaign were edited out of the yearbook. “Thank you Wyatt and Montana – two young Americans who aren’t afraid to stand up for what they believe in,” Trump posted to Facebook. “Our movement to […]


‘Unaffordable and irresponsible’: New Philly teachers contract to balloon district’s deficit to $1 billion

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The new teachers contract between the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is a great deal, according to school and union officials. And by great deal, officials mean it will balloon the district’s debt by about $300 million over the next five years and drive up the projected […]