CA school district mulls spending $800,000 on yoga program

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

ENCINITAS, Calif. – Encinitas Union School District officials plan to spend $800,000 to continue a controversial yoga program at local elementary schools, and parents are not happy about it. “As beneficial as yoga might be, we must be wise stewards of these public funds,” parent Anne-Katherine Pingree told board members at a meeting last week. […]


School crowns two prom kings after eliminating gender-specific titles

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 in Uncategorized 4 Comments

ANDOVER, Mass. – Andover High School officials are blaming a state “law” on transgender issues in schools as the reasoning behind a unilateral move to eliminate gender specific prom titles without consulting students, parents or the district school committee. “I didn’t know anything about it until I read about it on Facebook,” Andover School Committee […]


School district shuts down student email after 9,000 accounts spammed with porn

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

BOTHELL, Wash. – Northshore School District officials are scrambling to provide answers to thousands of angry parents after student email accounts were spammed with emails about pornography, drugs, sex and violence. “I was really shocked, and I didn’t know what to think,” parent Tammi Dillon told Fox Q13. “I just worry if they can do […]


Detroit teachers union president gets 31% pay increase while members take big cuts

By Michigan Capitol Confidential on Friday, May 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized, Unions 3 Comments

DETROIT – While teachers at Michigan’s largest school district were living under a wage freeze, and more recently hearing rumors of possible payless paydays, one school employee who is also president of the local teachers union got a huge raise. That district is the insolvent and academically challenged Detroit Public Schools, and the union president is Ivy […]


Teacher arrested at school board meeting after saying ‘penis’ during transgender policy debate

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

VIERA, Fla. – A Brevard County School Board candidate was hauled out of Tuesday night’s school board meeting after he allegedly used inappropriate language in discussing a proposed transgender policy and refused to leave. School board candidate and teacher Dean Paterakis, 48, was arrested by Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies after he refused repeated requests to […]


COPS: Fifth grader with ‘kill list’ poured bleach into classmate’s water

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. – A Florida fifth-grader could face attempted murder charges after students allege she kept a hit list and police believe she spiked her classmates’ water bottle with bleach. Police believe a fifth-grade girl at Lewis Elementary School in Temple Terrace planned to kill a classmate on May 13 by pouring bleach into […]


School drops Lord’s Prayer from graduation after single complaint — students recite it anyway

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized 20 Comments

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – East Liverpool High School students were determined not to let the Freedom From Religion Foundation ruin their graduation. The Wisconsin-based atheist group threatened district officials with litigation over plans for the school’s choir to sing The Lord’s Prayer at Sunday’s commencement ceremonies – a 70-year tradition that students were looking forward […]


VIDEO: School police pepper spray student over ‘expired elevator pass’

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

DETROIT – Detroit Public Schools officials contend a school police officer who shoved, kicked, dragged and pepper sprayed a 15-year-old female student “followed proper procedures” for handling unruly students. Cass Technical High School sophomore Destiny Heard was late to class in December and attempted to ride the school’s elevator without a valid elevator pass, and […]


CITY OF HATE: NYC student locked in freezer, threatened with knives in culinary class

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

NEW YORK – Three New York City high school students face menacing and unlawful imprisonment charges after police allege they locked a classmate in a freezer and rapped on the door with knives while threatening to kill him. The suspects, all 16 years old, were arrested at Food and Finance High School May 6 after […]


DETROIT: Administrator charged with bilking $1.3 million through tutoring scam

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

DETROIT – Police believe a former Detroit Public Schools administrator created several companies to bilk the district out of nearly $1.3 million in grant funding for tutoring services for struggling students. Former director of grant development Carolyn Starkey-Darden, 69, is charged with falsifying documents to secure millions in grant funding for several tutoring companies she […]


San Fran students, parents, teachers protest AGAINST ‘restorative justice’ policy

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized 5 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO – Parents, teachers and students at Monroe Elementary School are protesting student discipline procedures because they contend administrators refuse to remove unruly students from the classroom. The backlash against San Francisco Unified School District’s relatively new approach to student discipline mirrors complaints from teachers and parents in other districts across the country with […]


School cafeteria workers union forces church to stop giving students free pizza

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 in Uncategorized 7 Comments

SEATTLE – A school cafeteria workers union is threatening a Seattle church over free pizza that parishioners are distributing to students at three local high schools during lunch time. Once a week for several months, youth pastor Nick Steinloski and other volunteers with Bethany Community Church in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood have delivered pizzas to […]


Student arrested for ‘stealing’ free milk from school cafeteria

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 in Uncategorized 4 Comments

DUMFRIES, Va. – Prince William County police recently arrested Graham Park Middle School student Ryan Turk for stealing a free carton of milk from the school cafeteria. “This is ridiculous. This is beyond embarrassing,” the boy’s mother, Shamise Turk told KMOV. “He’s at home over 65 cents.” Turk said school officials suspended her son May […]


U suspends student’s campaign over two-year-old ‘transphobic’ Facebook comments

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Associated Students of Southern Oregon University used a student’s Facebook comments that were two years old to suspend his campaign for the Clubs and Organizations Senate seat. The one-day suspension for student Chase Gildea’s allegedly homophobic and anti-transgender comments were enough to ensure he lost the student election, and provided an […]


Teacher suspended over ‘inappropriate’ exam question about Donald Trump

By Victor Skinner on Monday, May 23rd, 2016 in Uncategorized 9 Comments

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Palm Beach Lakes High School law academy teacher Malik Leigh said he was just being funny when he wrote a final exam question about presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. But school officials aren’t laughing. Principal Cheryl McKeever called Leigh’s final exam “wholly inappropriate for the Law Academy class” and […]