INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A recent 2015 Schooling in America Survey is revealing some interesting trends in education, particularly growing support for education savings accounts taking root in several states.
CENTER LINE, Mich. – Teacher Staci Herrell is unsure if she can ever step foot in a classroom again.
LAKELAND, Fla. – Highland Grove Elementary School teacher’s aide Alecia Dotson told police she was infatuated with her 11-year-old student.
WESTBROOK, Maine – A Maine mother faces child endangerment charges for allowing her daughter to play at the park across the street from her house without her constant supervision.
CHICAGO – There’s no doubt that Chicago Public Schools have serious money problems, and they are not all the fault of district administrators.
LONDON – The British government is urging school leaders to use their “common law powers” to search student lunches and potentially confiscate any items they deem “unhealthy or inappropriate.”
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Missouri teacher for the severely disabled cost the state’s taxpayers $350,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a nonverbal autistic 7-year-old she allegedly abused.
LOS ANGELES – A California teacher shortage is compelling some school districts to rely more on substitutes and intern teachers, although some groups are finding innovative ways to replenish the workforce.
GLOUCESTER, Va. – The federal government thinks 16-year-old transgender student Gavin Grimm, a girl who identifies as a boy, should be able to use any boy’s restroom at his school he wants.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – University of Memphis professor Zandria Robinson thinks the Confederate flag is “more than a symbol of white racial superiority. It is the ultimate symbol of white heteropatriarchal capitalism.”
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LAS VEGAS – A Clark County, Nevada school teacher’s Facebook page was shut down after she was labeled a racist for speaking her mind about the Confederate flag debate.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut mother Cara Paiuk wasn’t sure what to expect when she headed to a parents orientation to sign her son up for kindergarten at Aiken Elementary School.
RICHMOND, Va. – Homeschoolers in Virginia are pleased a widely supported privacy measure designed to prevent the sharing of personal information passed with bipartisan support.
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PINE BUSH, N.Y. – An upstate New York school recently settled an anti-Semitism bullying lawsuit by agreeing to pay $4.48 million to the student victims and enact new policies to curb future abuse.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – New York yogurt manufacturer Chobani just landed a massive U.S. Department of Agriculture contract for school lunches after years of lobbying lawmakers and President Obama on its products.
GOODRICH, Mich. – If government had to survive in the private sector, it’d go out of business. Efficiency and customer service are rarely a priority.
BETHESDA, Md. – Officials in Montgomery County, Maryland schools are thinking about eliminating final exams in middle and high schools in an effort to reduce redundancies in testing and add instructional time.
MARTINSVILLE, Ill. – A teacher who allegedly stomped on the American flag during a high school lesson on free speech has been fired.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee senior Geraldine Hernandez wanted to become the first in her family to go to college, but federal red tape in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is choking out her dream.