If school salaries and benefits were tied to outcomes, Sandusky educators would make a lot less

By Steve Gunn on Friday, May 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

SANDUSKY, Ohio — In 2015-16, the Sandusky City School District received the following grades on the state of Ohio’s school district report card: Achievement on state tests – F. Student progress – D. Gap closing for at-risk student population – F. Graduation rate – D. Kindergarten through Grade 3 literacy – D. Students prepared for […]


Union negotiations in Thompson, CO school district resulted in handsome benefits package

By Steve Gunn on Friday, May 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

LOVELAND, Colo. – In December 2015, the school board and teachers union in the Thompson, Colorado school district reached a one-year contract agreement for the 2015-16 academic year. The deal had been held up for some time, because a conservative majority on the school board, which was wary of the high costs of collective bargaining, […]


Poor management of Broward school district police dept costs taxpayers millions

By Steve Gunn on Monday, May 22nd, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – It’s sad enough that modern public school districts are forced to spend tax dollars to have their own in-house police departments. It’s inexcusable when those police departments are run so poorly that they cost taxpayers far more money than necessary. That’s apparently the case in the Broward County, Florida school district. […]


History teacher’s Civil War replica flintlock rifle triggers lockdown at two FL schools

By Victor Skinner on Friday, May 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

BRADENTON, Fla. – Officials put two schools on lockdown Thursday morning after folks called 911 to report a man with a rifle at Braden River Middle School. District spokesman Mike Barber told the Bradenton Herald officials locked down the middle school and Braden River Elementary School before classes started Thursday based on reports of a […]


Teacher busted with meth, heroin at school accused of stealing from students to feed habit

By Victor Skinner on Friday, May 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

SAPULA, Okla. – Oklahoma’s Board of Education issued an emergency order this week to suspend the license of an elementary school teacher who was allegedly busted at school with a purse full of drugs and admitted to stealing from students to feed her habit. The board approved the Emergency Suspension Request Thursday for 27-year-old Holmes […]


Mother charged with battery in ambush on teen girl at GA high school

By Victor Skinner on Friday, May 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

ATLANTA – An Atlanta area mother faces criminal charges after police allege she jumped in on a fight between her daughter and another student at Redan High School. A video of the fight posted to social media shows a 16-year-old female student in a fight with two other girls last week, as well as the […]


AL school principal charged for failing to report suspected teacher-student sex

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

HUEYTOWN, Ala. – Alabama high school principal Joe Garner is facing several misdemeanor charges for failing to report suspected inappropriate relationships between a teacher and students. Police allege the Hueytown High School principal investigated a teacher over allegations she sexually abused students that involved administrators interviewing numerous staff and students and reviewing phone records, AL.com […]


NY high school defends new Muslim prayer room for Ramadan

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – Shenendehowa High School Principal Donald Flynt recently sent a letter to parents that explained Muslim prayer and introduced two new prayer rooms to accommodate Muslim students. It didn’t sit well with many folks. “Since prayer for other religions was removed from school years ago, I feel as Shen has crossed the […]


Canton, OH schools: Really bad grades from the state, pretty good money for educators

By Steve Gunn on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

The Canton, Ohio school district is obviously not performing well, based on Ohio state academic standards. But the district’s superintendent and its teachers make pretty good money, despite the dismal performance. On the Ohio school district’s 2015-16 report card, Canton was given an F for student achievement, a D for progress, an F for gap […]


San Fran school board approves extra protection and services for illegals

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

SAN FRANCISCO – Students in the San Francisco Unified School District convinced school board members on Tuesday to adopt a new policy with extra protections and services for illegal immigrants. The resolution adopted by the SFUSD board forbids school officials or employees from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement or “providing information or consenting to […]


NJ revokes license of teacher who took bereavement for Whitney Houston death

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

PATERSON, N.J. – A New Jersey teacher who allowed his students to watch pornography in class has lost his teaching certificate, six years after the alleged incident occurred. The New Jersey Board of Examiners decided Paterson Public Schools teacher Robert Carter deserves a “severe penalty” for numerous allegations of misconduct dating back to 2009 and […]


School bans 35 from graduation after ‘very dangerous and unsafe’ senior prank

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Baldwin High School officials banned nearly three dozen students from the school’s upcoming graduation ceremonies after a senior prank last week that sent some students into panic attacks. Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Norris Price alleges the 35 pranksters “created a very dangerous and unsafe situation” when they donned black clothes and white […]


School suspends teacher for speaking out about rampant bullying

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized 4 Comments

NEWPORT, Ky. – A Kentucky teacher has been suspended through the rest of the school year for speaking out about bullying in her elementary school that she claims administrators have failed to address. “It got really bad a few weeks ago when they said they would address it … and nothing has been done about,” […]


Teacher suspended after criticizing parents’ prom spending on Snapchat

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

BEDFORD, Ohio – An Ohio high school teacher who recently criticized parents on Snapchat over prom spending is now on paid administrative leave as the district investigates her comments. Heskett Middle School teacher and track coach Caitlin Cormack posed a picture of herself to Snapchat over the weekend, along with her thoughts on prom celebrations […]


Bellwood, IL school board enables superintendent’s wild spending — despite deep debt

By Kyle Olson on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

BELLWOOD, Ill. – Illinois’ Bellwood School District 88 has some really serious financial problems. As the Chicago Tribune put it, “the district is steeped in debt, and many of the students come from low-income homes. The classroom basics — such as paper and calculators — are often paid for by teachers or through fundraisers, said […]