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    VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two newly hired physical education teachers at a Florida elementary school were arrested after the shooting of a man whose apartment they entered thinking it belonged to someone else following a night of drinking. One of the teachers mistakenly climbed into bed with the man, his wife and their baby, and the other teacher went...
    Faced with getting a COVID-19 vaccine or losing their jobs, thousands of hesitant Los Angeles school-district employees opted for a last-minute jab, allowing them to access schools and offices on Monday and resulting in 99% compliance among classroom teachers and 97% of all employees. The high compliance rate — which includes those with an approved medical or religious exemption —...
    Former schoolteacher Mary Kay Letourneau - who gained international notoriety for raping a 12-year-old student and later marrying him – felt ‘deep remorse’ on her deathbed for sexually assaulting the preteen. Letourneau began reflecting on the inappropriate relationship with Vili Fualaau after being diagnosed with terminal cancer last year, a friend claimed. ‘At the end of your life, you start...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden hosted a White House ceremony Monday to recognize the 2021 and 2020 national teachers of the year, the state teacher finalists for those years and teachers nationwide, all of whom had to work longer and harder during the pandemic. The president was a surprise guest, walking out onto the...
    A top school district official in Southlake, Texas, advised teachers if they keep a book about the Holocaust in their classrooms, they should also provide one with an “opposing” view, an apparent caricature of the state’s recently-passed bill aimed at countering critical race theory in public school curricula. Carroll Independent School District executive director of curriculum and instruction Gina Peddy...
    A school district in Westchester is among the top 10 in the nation, according to a newly released ranking. Each year, Niche issues its rankings of the top districts across the US, factoring in reviews from parents, students, and data from the US Department of Education. According to Niche, ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT...
    First lady Jill BidenJill BidenAbrams targets Black churchgoers during campaign stops for McAuliffe in Virginia Virginia race looms as dark cloud over Biden's agenda  Jill Biden campaigns for McAuliffe in Virginia MORE, with a surprise appearance from President BidenJoe BidenManchin lays down demands for child tax credit: report Abrams targets Black churchgoers during campaign stops for McAuliffe in Virginia Pentagon,...
    A pair of school districts in Connecticut are among the top in the nation, according to a newly released ranking. Each year, Niche issues its rankings of the top districts across the US, factoring in reviews from parents, students, and data from the US Department of Education. According to Niche, ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates,...
    Katelyn Hansen happened to be waiting at the front office at Duluth Edison Charter Schools’ (DECS) Raleigh Academy when she says she saw a teacher forcefully pulling her ten-year old daughter down the hallway. Hansen, who had come to pick her children up from school, was instead confronted with a scenario that confirmed what she had long suspected. As a...
    Burlington High School hosted a “drag ball” during Friday night’s football game halftime. Put on by the school’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club, the show featured students and teachers dressed in drag attire. About thirty participants, most of them male, strutted the track in a mixture of gowns, dresses, high-heeled boots, feather boas, colorful wigs and other accessories with techno...
                        Emails show that the sponsor of the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) club at Montford Middle School – located in Tallahassee, Florida – advised a teacher that they were not obligated to share information from students related to gender/sexuality issues with their parents. Stacy Thompson, the media specialist at...
    A South Carolina elementary school teacher has been accused of allegedly keeping weed edibles in her student reward box, according to Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon. Twenty-seven-year-old Victoria Farish Weiss was charged with possession of a Schedule 1 drug, WYFF reported Friday. “We became involved in this case Sept. 23 after we received word a Rocky Creek Elementary School student...
    SOUTHLAKE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — Some members of a North Texas community and Jewish groups are speaking out against a controversial new state law after an administrator’s comments about books on the Holocaust. The school leader told teachers that if they have books about the Holocaust in their classroom libraries, they should also include books that present “opposing” views. READ MORE: AMC...
                      by Jon Styf  As Tennessee begins looking at revamping its Basic Education Program (BEP) to fund public schools, one factor looming in the discussion of a new funding formula is teacher pay. Legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle recognize teacher pay and how the BEP funds teacher pay are an...
                      by Harold Hutchison  The parents of a seventh-grade student in an Arizona school district claimed that a teacher disregarded an “opt-out” from an assignment while speaking before a school board Thursday. “After being made aware of inappropriate racial and political content being taught in our daughter’s seventh-grade social studies class,...
    (CNN)Some members of a North Texas community and Jewish groups are speaking out against a controversial new state law after a local school administrator told teachers that if they have books about the Holocaust in their classroom libraries, they should also include books that present "opposing" views."It's almost like a joke, what would an opposing view of the Holocaust be?"...
    A former Montgomery County, Maryland teacher was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for sexually abusing a pair of students. Prosecutors said some of the abuse happened in his classroom.Maxwell Bero, 30, was sentenced to eight years in prison as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. (Courtesy Montgomery County police, file) Maxwell Bero, 31, told the judge that...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Eyewitness News is revealing new evidence in the death of a Philadelphia school teacher that happened more than a decade ago when she was found stabbed 20 times. On Friday, Ellen Greenberg’s family and their attorney will make their case to a city judge to argue her death was a homicide, not a suicide. READ MORE: Philadelphia...
    (CNN)The parents of several Black and biracial students are suing the operator of a Minnesota charter school on behalf of their children, alleging that the school failed to prevent "racist, unfair, hurtful and at times dangerous interactions" at the hands of both students and staff.The students -- all minors and unnamed in the suit -- are all current or former...
    A South Carolina elementary school teacher was arrested after a student picked up a pack of marijuana edibles, which are illegal in the state, out of a reward box in her classroom, police said.  Victoria Farish Weiss, 27, faces possession of a Schedule I drug charge. She turned herself into authorities Friday, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department said.  Authorities opened...
    The parents of a seventh-grade student in an Arizona school district claimed that a teacher disregarded an “opt-out” from an assignment while speaking before a school board Thursday. “After being made aware of inappropriate racial and political content being taught in our daughter’s seventh-grade social studies class, we reached out to the teacher, then the principal, then the curriculum department,...
    Mitcham went on to say that they might use alternative teaching methods in order to include the holidays, like measuring a pumpkin's radius in math class. "While this may be a disappointment and/or an adjustment for some of our students/families at first, we promise to continue to offer alternative days throughout the school year that are full...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — There is a nationwide teachers shortage and Baltimore County Public Schools is feeling the impact. “They had larger than normal classes when the school year started. It has gotten better,” said Teresa Propst, Parent. READ MORE: Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey To Speak At Graduation Ceremony For People Who Completed Drug TreatmentTeresa Propst says the demand for...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An elementary school teacher in South Carolina surrendered to authorities Friday after being accused of having marijuana edibles in a student prize box in her classroom. The 27-year-old teacher from Lexington, South Carolina, was behing held on a charge of possession of a Schedule I drug. Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said Weiss bought a...
    A RETIRED teacher was found decapitated with her head on a table at a resort in the South of France as cops launch a murder probe. The 77-year-old woman's body was found on Wednesday night after her son raised the alarm when he was unable to contact her, the public prosecutor's office said. 2The retired teacher's head was reportedly found...
    In what feels like the inevitable (and deeply disturbing) result of pushing “other side” and “middle ground” rhetoric, a school administrator in Texas has been caught advising teachers to include a book that has an “opposing” view if they choose to include a book about the Holocaust in their classroom library. Yes, really. In audio obtained by NBC News, Gina...
    A top administrator in Southlake, Texas, last week advised teachers that if they have a book about the Holocaust, they should have a book from an "opposing" perspective, NBC News reported, citing an audio recording. Gina Peddy, Carroll Independent School District's executive director of curriculum and instruction, made the comment during a training session on which books were allowed in classroom...
    A Philadelphia private school teacher is the subject of an FBI investigation for child pornography, authorities said. Andrew Wolf, 41, was taken into custody on Oct. 7 after FBI agents served a search warrant. He is facing multiple counts of possessing and distributing child pornography, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.  Wolf, who taught mathematics at Springside Chestnut Hill...
    PARIS (AP) — French schools on Friday were paying tribute to a teacher beheaded by a radical Islamist last year after he showed caricatures of the prophet of Islam to his class. Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher, was murdered on Oct. 16 last year near his school in a northwest Paris suburb by an 18-year-old of Chechen origin...
    A Southlake, Texas school official is under fire after telling teachers if they have a book in the classroom about the Holocaust they must also teach "other perspectives." “Just try to remember the concepts of [House Bill] 3979," Gina Peddy, the executive director of curriculum and instruction for the Carroll Independent School District, said in a training session Friday, as...
    (CNN)A school district superintendent in North Texas apologized Thursday night after one of the district's administrators told teachers that if they have books about the Holocaust in their classroom libraries, then they should also include books that have "opposing" views of the Holocaust. At a training session last week, a school administrator with Carroll ISD in Southlake, Texas, tried to...
    A Texas school administrator instructed teachers during a training session to give students books with an "opposing" view, including when teaching about subjects such as the Holocaust. Gina Peddy, executive director with the Carroll Independent School District, was secretly recorded by a staff member encouraging educators to offer opposing views on books about the Holocaust, NBC News reported on...
    Students returning to school—whether in person, virtual, or a combination of both options—have enough on their plates without worrying about hearing racist, homophobic speech from anyone. After all, we’re in a global pandemic; many young people have missed out on “normal” socialization for some period of time and depending on the grade level, not all students can be vaccinated yet. Students...
    A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenage refugee was stabbed to death in front of horrified schoolkids. Afghan refugee Hazrat Wali, 18, was attacked during a fight in Craneford Way, Twickenham, South West London, in broad daylight on Tuesday afternoon. 6Afghan refugee Hazrat Wali was stabbed to death in Twickenham 6Forensic officers at the...
    A white theater arts teacher in Texas reportedly resigned from his job after 14 years - after he was recorded using a racial slur in class and questioned why there is no 'white history' month. The teacher, Norman Grueneich, used the 'n' word and made other offensive remarks at a theater tech class at Klein Collins High School in Spring,...
    The district suspended Gerrick pending an investigation. When questioned by police, Gerrick declined to make as statement without an attorney present. The York Daily Record reported that Gerrick has been a science and math teacher in the Central York School District for more than 18 years. The district in a statement on the incident...
    DENVER (CBS4)– A teacher at CU Denver is suing the university after, she says, it barred her from campus over a rumor that she had COVID-19. Executive Director of National History Day Colorado, Celeste Archer, was a week away from the program’s annual showcase at CU Denver when her boss forwarded her an email from the Department of Occupational Health...
    ONE MUM is left fuming after a teacher mocked her nine-year-old son for simply waving goodbye to her at the school gates.  Comedian Joanna Neary posted about her experience, where a teacher told her son not to wave at his mum, on Twitter. 2Joanna Neary was left fuming at her school gate experience Joanna explained: “Yesterday a male teacher openly...
    NATOMAS (CBS13) — Supporters are rallying behind a Sacramento teacher who was caught on camera expressing his support for Antifa. In September, Natomas Unified School District teacher Gabriel Gipe was placed on paid administrative leave after calls for his termination from dozens of parents. The board took action Wednesday to move forward with officially firing Gipe. READ MORE: Sheriff: Man,...
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Hoping to help curb what officials are calling an "extraordinary shortage" of substitute teachers across the state, the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission announced a new rule temporarily dropping the bachelor's degree requirement to become licensed in some cases.The temporary rule, which is set to expire March 31, allows substitute teacher applicants without a bachelor's degree...
                      by Lloyd Billingsley  California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 101, authored by Riverside Democrat Jose Medina and cosponsored by the California Teachers Association (CTA), which mandates one “ethnic studies” course for graduation from high school beginning in 2030. Newsom had previously rejected AB 331, a similar bill by Medina, because...
                        The Chesterfield County School Board agreed to fire government and history teacher Stephen Roszell for insubordination after he declined to comply with a state-wide mask mandate for teachers. Roszell told The Virginia Star that he would have complied with a local mask mandate from his employer since Virginia...