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    PARAMUS, New Jersey (WABC) -- Computer science is a field dominated by men, but a program in new Jersey is trying to bridge the gender gap.Bergen CodeHers was created by an ambitious high schooler who wanted to share her love for the field with girls in junior high.The first thing most people notice about Paramus High School sophomore Danielle Park is her smile and confidence. But many are blown away by her sense of civic duty."I want to continue being a catalyst for change and trying to break down the barriers to the gender gap and also the barriers to diversity," Park said.And she is doing it.She was inspired after signing up for an AP computer science class her freshman year."I was very intimidated and at time I felt obsolete to kin of feel like I belonged in a class that was so male dominated," she said.She met a learning...
    WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — Officials at Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek on Wednesday confirmed a recent outbreak of students testing positive for COVID-19 that appears to have originated at an off-campus, non-school event. A statement attributed to Las Lomas principal Tiffany Benson and Acalanes Union High School District Superintendent John Nickerson stated that “21 students tested positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks of April.” READ MORE: Suspect Arrested In San Francisco Triple Shooting That Killed Oakland Man The release said that the origin of the cases appeared to have been “a single off-campus (and non-school) event that the students who tested positive attended or in some cases their siblings attended.” Officials did not describe the nature of the event in the release. School officials said there did not appear to have been any on-campus transmission of COVID-19. READ MORE: UPDATE: Vacationing Bay...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Michelle Kefford flew with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Wednesday ahead of the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Air Show. Kefford had been selected as a “Key Influencer” by the Blue Angels. READ MORE: Small Business Week: Miami-Dade Launches ‘Strive 305’ Initiative To Empower Local Biz Owners “I’m incredibly excited about this opportunity,” said Kefford. “It’s such an honor to be chosen by the Blue Angels as a ‘Key Influencer’” The Blue Angels select a key influencer from a community in which they perform. That person usually helps shape attitudes and opinions of youth in their communities and reward them with an hour-long flight. READ MORE: Progress Made In Battling SW Dade Brush Fire, Card Sound Road Reopened Kefford, who has been the principal at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the past two years, was named to the leadership role in...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A split Michigan Senate voted Wednesday to exempt high school graduation ceremonies from the state’s order that restricts crowd sizes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans who control the chamber supported the bill that was sent to the GOP-led House, while all but one Democrat opposed it. READ MORE: DDOT & Crime Stoppers Come Together To Place Signage Inside Buses, In An Effort To Curve Crime Under the state health department’s order, 1,000 people generally can be in outdoor stadiums with a fixed seating capacity of up to 10,000 — 1,500 if it is a bigger arena. At indoor arenas, the limit is 375 — or 750 if the fixed seating capacity is more than 10,000. In a change made late Tuesday, the state said outdoor gatherings can be bigger than 1,000 to 1,500 attendees if they do not exceed 20% of capacity or 20 people...
    A Michigan high school baseball player has died after he was knocked unconscious during a “freak accident” at second base. Cooper Gardner, a junior at Bath High School, died at home Sunday, nearly two weeks after the incident during a game against Portland St. Patrick, the Lansing State Journal reported. “I never would have thought it would lead to this,” junior varsity coach Michael Collins told the newspaper. Gardner had dropped down to catch a ball to tag a player trying to steal second base, but the runner kneed his head and fell on top of him, the outlet reported. “What can only be described as a freak accident, Cooper was knocked unconscious for about 40 minutes,” said a GoFundMe page. He was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for traumatic brain injury as well as heart and lung complications, according to the fundraising page. A sign made by classmates for...
    Bay Area News Group Top 15 (Mercury News & East Bay Times) Records through Tuesday, May 4 No. 1 Archbishop Mitty (1-1) Last week’s ranking: 1 Past week’s results: Beat St. Ignatius 66-40 Up next: Today at Presentation No. 2 Pinewood (3-0) Last week’s ranking: 2 Past week’s results: Beat Sacred Heart Prep 84-17, The King’s Academy 80-17, Notre Dame-Belmont 61-31 Up next: Thursday vs. Priory No. 3 Salesian (2-0) Last week’s ranking: 4 Past week’s results: Beat Bishop O’Dowd 58-53 Up next: Thursday at Antelope No. 4 Bishop O’Dowd (1-1) Last week’s ranking: 3 Past week’s results: Lost to Salesian 58-53 Up next: Saturday vs. Archbishop Mitty No. 5 St. Joseph Notre Dame (0-0) Last week’s ranking: 6 Past week’s results: Did not play Up next:  Saturday at...
    At the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ), our critical work to eliminate multigenerational poverty and create a culture of achievement for African American scholars and their families living in north Minneapolis was challenged this past year by the pandemic, community violence and longstanding inequities in our educational system. To best support our scholars, families and collaboration partners, we reviewed emerging literature that has identified four detrimental impacts of COVID -19 on students’ well-being and learning. As a result, we believe bold actions are necessary to ensure a quality education for these students, going forward: Students are experiencing mental health declines. In the Vanderbilt Child Health Covid-19 Poll, administered in June 2020, 25% of parents surveyed reported worsening mental health in their children, and 14% reported declining behavioral health. This deterioration was linked to an increase in food insecurity, delays in health care visits and loss of child care. Fall 2020...
    New York Daily News makes a plea for local ownership as hedge fund takeover looms Thai minister keeps post despite drug conviction Baseball Hall of Famer Chipper Jones, three-time Pro Bowler T.J. Watt, U.S. women's gymnastics gold and silver medalist Laurie Hernandez, and Premier Lacrosse League co-founder Paul Rabil have joined the growing list of star presenters and guests who will help honor the area's top high school student-athletes. © USA TODAY NETWORK Chipper Jones, T.J. Watt, Laurie Hernandez, Paul Rabil, join the growing list of legendary athletes presenting at the Southwest Florida High School Sports Awards. The Southwest High School Sports Awards, presented by Babcock Ranch, is part of the largest high school sports recognition program in the country. Top athletes in most state-sanctioned sports will be honored June 28 during an on-demand broadcast found on the event website. More: Lindsey Vonn, Alex Smith, Kerri Walsh Jennings added to High School Sports...
    Bay Area News Group Top 15 (Mercury News & East Bay Times) Records through Tuesday, May 4 No. 1 Campolindo (6-0) Last week’s ranking: 2 Past week’s results: Beat Acalanes 60-23, Archbishop Riordan 46-38 Up next: Today vs. Miramonte No. 2 Bellarmine (2-0) Last week’s ranking: 5 Past week’s results: Beat Serra 59-48, Sacred Heart Prep 78-68 Up next: Today at Archbishop Mitty No. 3 Miramonte (4-0) Last week’s ranking: 7 Past week’s results: Beat Acalanes 78-65, Tamalpais 48-40 Up next: Today at Campolindo No. 4 Archbishop Mitty (2-1) Last week’s ranking: 3 Past week’s results: Beat Bishop O’Dowd 58-54, lost to Capital Christian-Sacramento 51-49 Up next: Today vs. Bellarmine No. 5 Salesian (3-2) Last week’s ranking: 8 Past week’s results: Beat Bethel 68-37, Bishop O’Dowd 69-67 Up next:...
    Chattooga High School announced the following seniors who have been accepting into college: Allen, Cash Shorter Beach, Gray UGA Bentley, Mary Anna UGA Blalock, Victoria Lees-McRae College Bowden, Sarah Covenant College
    The Michigan Senate on Wednesday voted to exempt high school graduations from coronavirus crowd restrictions. The state currently only allows between 375 to 750 people indoors if there are more than 10,000 seats, and 1,000 to 1,500 people in outdoor arenas if the seating capacity is more than 10,000 seats, The Associated Press reported. All the Republicans and one Democrat voted for the bill in the Senate. The bill will have to be approved by the House where Republicans hold the majority. Michigan has recently been one of the worst-hit states by the coronavirus. The state has also seen an increase in younger people going to the hospital for COVID-19. Many college and high school graduations were canceled in 2020 and moved online in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus. In-person graduations will happen this year at many schools across the country, but the ceremonies still have some restrictions...
    (CNN)A New Jersey high school teacher has been suspended with pay after launching into a rant during two virtual classes in which he allegedly called George Floyd a "criminal" and used profanity against his students. Howard Zlotkin, a science teacher at William Dickinson High School in Jersey City, is also accused of singling out Black students to write an essay on "why Black lives matter," according to the high school senior who filmed his comments last week. "The bottom line is, we make (Floyd) a f**king hero? He's not a hero; he's like a criminal," Zlotkin said in the beginning of the clip his student recorded. Zlotkin went on: "You guys emulate people, people that are just f**king wrong, that are criminals, and you're making them right because they're Black or they've got a bad story." In this screengrab from a video filmed by one of his students, Jersey City...
    California’s proposed “equity”-focused K-12 mathematics framework aims to underscore the message that there are no students who are intellectually gifted in the subject area, and that providing tracks for higher-level math students is discriminatory. “All students are capable of making these contributions and achieving these abilities at the highest levels,” the introductory chapter of the framework draft from January states, addressing the “problem” that “many competitive colleges and universities … hold calculus as an unstated requirement.” According to the framework, when school districts place students who show high ability in math in advanced classes, or in the “mathematics pathway system,” they act in opposition to what the document states is “evidence that shows all fifth graders are capable of eventually learning calculus, or other high-level courses, when provided appropriate messaging, teaching, and support (sic).” “The system of providing only some students pathways to calculus, or statistics, data science or other high-level...
    The Florida teen who allegedly rigged her high school homecoming election faces up to 16 years in prison after authorities decided to charge her as an adult. 17-year-old Emily Rose Grover was arrested in March along with her 50-year-old mother, Laura Rose Carroll, after the duo allegedly rigged the high school homecoming court by hacking into school accounts without authorization. The duo each faces one count of offenses against users of computers, computer systems, computer networks and electronic devices, which is a third degree felony. They were also charged with unlawful use of a two-way communications device and criminal use of personally identifiable information, both of which are also third degree felonies. Grover turned 18 in April, and the State Attorney’s Office in Escambia County said Grover will be tried as an adult, according to Click Orlando. Carroll is free on a $6,000 bond while Grover is free on a...
    Sussex County high school graduate and mother Angelina Julia Jordan died unexpectedly from childbirth complications on April 19. She was 20. Jordan was born in Brooklyn and spent several years there before moving to Long Island and attending high school in Newton, her obituary says. Described as a “social butterfly who made friends easily,” Jordan was known for her friendly nature and her love of movies, music and laughter, her memorial says. Jordan is survived by her mother, Lillian (nee Gonzalez) Jordan; her daughter, Brooklyn Grace Ford; her brothers, Mike Gonzalez Edgar Jordan, Sebastian Scalera, Jossua Jordan and Christian Scalera; her sisters, Lena Thorne, Kim DeJesus, Destiny Banks, Diamond Jordan, Karina Jordan, Ashley Jordan and Rose Gonzalez; as well as several extended family members and close friends. Jordan’s private services were organized by the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home on Main Street in Newton. Click here for the full obituary.
    Two students with confirmed cases of COVID-19 shut down Vallejo High School for the rest of the week barely two weeks after the Vallejo Unified School District opened up its high school campuses for in-person instruction. The district said there was a confirmed case of a student with COVID-19, and a suspected case of another student, who has since been confirmed. “On Friday the decision was made to return the entire campus to distance learning for at least a week,” said district spokesperson Stephen Nichols in an email. “The rationale for returning the whole school to distance learning, a first for us, is in large part due to the complexities surrounding any comprehensive high school.” Nichols said Vallejo High students who are on campus are typically exposed to other students and staff in six different class periods. “In short, the scale of potential exposures is far greater due to the...
    Chattooga High School held its 2021 Prom on Saturday May 1st in the War Lodge Gym. At the prom the announcement was made for- Prom Queen and King- Kinslee Bailey and Curtlon Bryan. Meet the King: Curlton Bryan had this to say about the experience of being selected prom king, “it was crazy, I’ve never had something like that happen before so it was really exciting to hear my name called and to know that I was voted for by a bunch of people.” Bryan, an accomplished drummer, has performed with the Jazz, Marching, and Concert bands, and was a member of the soccer team for the past two seasons. With graduation being just a few days away, Bryan says, “I’ll definitely miss all my friends as we move forward in our lives. I’m gonna try to make the most...
    MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (KDKA) – Steeler legend and Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis helped close the digital divide at Sto-Rox High School Tuesday. The pandemic put a spotlight on a serious problem for kids in underserved communities. They have no computers or internet access. Now, many efforts are underway to close the digital divide. Bettis’ appearance Tuesday is part of that effort. READ MORE: 3rd-Grade Teacher In Washington County Uses Creativity To Stand Out It won’t go far towards closing the digital divide, but 50 students at the Sto-Rox High School now own brand new Chromebooks. But it’s just a small part of the need in underserved communities. (Photo: KDKA) “This is what’s been referred to as the digital divide. It’s something that’s been here for a long time. But we really never addressed the urgency until COVID,” said Josh Whiteside with the Education Partnership. Whiteside heads an organization that...
    WESTBORO (CBS) — At the DoubleTree Hotel in Westboro has turned its main floor into a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinic for high school students. This weekend they hope to administer more than 1,100 shots. “That’s where we are seeing the illness, the middle school kids, it’s the high school kids, a lot of kids in sports,” said Hopkinton Health Director Shaun McAuliffe. READ MORE: American Families Plan: Whats In It, And How Could It Put Money In Your Pocket? More students could soon be eligible: federal health officials are expected to authorize Pfizer’s shot for adolescence in the coming days for kids as young as 12 years old. “In particular because we know that age group has a lot of COVID-19. They don’t get very sick with it but they can definitely provide enough infection to transmit within the household and to give it someone more vulnerable,” said Dr. Paul...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended a teachers' union's role in developing guidelines circulated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) during a briefing on Tuesday.  Psaki said it was standard procedure for the CDC to consult outside groups when making recommendations.  "It’s actually longstanding best practice for the CDC to engage with organizations, groups that are going to be impacted by guidance and recommendations issued by the agency," press secretary Jen Psaki said. "It doesn't mean they are taking everything they want, or even a percentage of what they want." "But it’s important to understand the implementation components," Psaki continued. "They do so to ensure that recommendations are feasible and that they adequately address the safety and well-being of the individuals the guidance is aimed to protect. So, the CDC engaged with around 50 stakeholders that are on the front lines in this pandemic and have requisite perspective for...
    More On: elite high schools NYC DOE official called parents who support specialized high school tests ‘bigots’ Don’t blame the test for the small number of minorities at elite NYC high schools Killing the elite-schools exam is just shooting the messenger NYC schools chancellor calls for end to elite school test as Asians dominate The Issue: Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross-Porter’s call to eliminate admissions tests at elite schools. Seth Barron was exactly right — the test to enter elite high schools is not the culprit (“Wrong Culprit,” PostOpinion, May 1). The culprit is parents who do not make sure their children work hard in school. The culprit is the teachers unions who only care about teachers. As China produces a well-educated population, the United States is falling behind, no matter how much money is thrown at the problem. School choice would make a big difference by making schools competitive....
    A high school principal in Louisiana has been arrested for allegedly groping the mother of a student.  According to the St Charles Parish Sheriff's Office, Hahnville High School Principal Brian Lumar was arrested on Monday. He has been accused of touching the student's mother in a sexual way without her consent during a meeting in a private office on campus. The student's mother and Lumar set up the meeting for March 31 to discuss an issue with her child.  Hahnville High School Principal Brian Lumar (left and right) was arrested on Monday for allegedly groping a student's mother during a meeting in a private office on campus  She reportedly told officers that she was waiting in the reception area when Lumar told her that they would meet in a private office, according to NOLA.com.  The incident is said to have occurred in the office, but the parent waited until April...
    One Morris County school district was mistakenly ranked on U.S. News’ list of the best high schools in the state for 2021, a new report says. While several Morris districts made the cut, Dover Superintendent James McLaughlin says his district's high school, which ranked 99th, was listed due to “faulty data,” DailyRecord reports. The U.S. news report stated 52 percent of Dover High School students took at least one AP exam in the 2018-19 school year, but McLaughlin says the accurate rate is around 23 percent and that the other data “just doesn't seem to jive with what we have," he told the outlet. Click here for the full report from DailyRecord.
    Bay Area News Group Top 15 (Mercury News & East Bay Times) No. 1. Heritage (15-0) Last week’s ranking: 1 Past week’s results: Beat Antioch 11-1, 10-0 Who’s sizzling: Julia Barnett had three hits and two RBIs in the 10-0 win over Heritage. What’s next: Today vs. Deer Valley No. 2 St. Francis (13-0) Last week’s ranking: 2 Past week’s results: Beat Archbishop Mitty 5-3, Silver Creek 13-0, Valley Christian 14-3 Who’s sizzling: Sydney Stewart had two home runs and five RBIs in the 14-3 win over Valley Christian. What’s next: Wednesday vs. Presentation No. 3 Amador Valley (9-0) Last week’s ranking: 3 Past week’s results: Beat Granada 6-4, Livermore 5-2, Hillsdale 5-1 Who’s sizzling: Not reported. What’s next: Today vs. Foothill No. 4 Archbishop Mitty (7-1) Last week’s ranking: 4 Past...
    Bay Area News Group Top 15 (Mercury News & East Bay Times) No. 1 Valley Christian (13-2) Last week’s ranking: 1 Past week’s results: Beat Bellarmine 5-2, 2-1, 3-1 Who’s hot: Griffin Allen hit a two-run home run in the 5-2 win over Bellarmine. What’s next: Today vs. St. Francis No. 2 Serra (12-1) Last week’s ranking: 2 Past week’s results: Beat Archbishop Riordan 14-1, 5-0, 11-8 Who’s hot: Nico Button had a grand slam in the 11-8 win over Riordan. What’s next: Today at Sacred Heart Cathedral No. 3 Palo Alto (9-2) Last week’s ranking: 4 Past week’s results: Beat Los Altos 7-3, 10-0, Homestead 3-2 Who’s hot: Henry Bolte had three hits and three RBIs in the 10-0 win over Los Altos. What’s next: Wednesday at Los Gatos No. 4 San Ramon...
    CHICAGO (CBS)–Two standout high school basketball players were shot overnight in Chicago. DePaul College Prep High School basketball standout and Loyola commit Ty Johnson and TaKiya Howard, a student at De La Salle Institute who plans to play basketball at Murray State University, were wounding in Pilsen overnight. READ MORE: Remembering Longtime CBS 2 Anchor, Reporter Bob Wallace Police said a Johnson, 17, and an Howard were outside in the 7000 block of South Throop Street, just before midnight Monday night, when they head several shots and felt pain. Johnson suffered a graze wound on the back of his head and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition. DePaul College Prep High School basketball standout Ty Johnson was wounded in a shooting in Pilsen late on May 3, 2021. (Credit: DePaul College Prep) Howard was shot in the ear and taken to Stroger Hospital for...
    A school district in Fairfield County is searching for qualified applicants as it looks to fill dozens of positions. The Danbury School District is both full and part-time employees for 81 positions, including teachers, coaches, substitutes, and support staff members that are available immediately. School officials noted that the jobs that are up for grabs are not newly created positions, and thus will not be a greater burden on the district’s current budget. Most are to fill vacant positions or to fill a job already accounted for within the current budget. Positions are available in these fields: Athletics/activities; Elementary school teaching; High school extracurricular activities; High school teaching; Lunch program; Middle school teaching; Secretarial/clerical; Student support services; Substitutes; Technology. Those interested in browsing the jobs or applying can do so here. 
    A teenager who survived a prom night crash that killed two of his friends struggled to speak as he recalled the horrific collision. Jaxon Smith was repeatedly overcome with emotion while discussing Saturday's smash in Arcadia Indiana, which killed his old friend Kalen Hart, 18, and her boyfriend Lendon Byram. He displayed his injuries - including a badly swollen foot, as well as a bruised and grazed leg, while recalling the accident with WTHR.  Smith, who says he cannot remember taking photos before leaving, or the smash itself, added: 'Got a concussion, a cut on my upper lip.  'I think maybe my right rotator cuff is torn.' Jaxon Smith struggled to speak as he was interviewed about Saturday's prom night crash in Indiana that killed his friend Kalen Smith and Smith's boyfriend  Lendon Byram  Explaining the emotional impact of the smash, which happened before the four friends even...
    After the pandemic left teens across the Bay Area without high school sports for nearly a year, the girls and boys water polo teams at Mt. Pleasant High School in East San Jose faced an even longer hiatus. When Santa Clara County gave the green light for competition return, the Mt. Pleasant program didn’t have the numbers to put together a complete roster. Desperate to keep water polo afloat — a necessary outlet after months and months of Zoom calls within the confines of their homes — the boys and girls decided to join forces this spring onto one, 12-player co-ed team with just enough depth to compete in the Blossom Valley Athletic League’s Santa Teresa Division. They didn’t just compete. The Cardinals went undefeated — 8-0 in league play. “It was a really pleasant surprise,” longtime head coach Andy McKay told the Bay Area News...
    American Girl Is Bringing Back Its 6 Original Dolls to Celebrate Its 35th Anniversary S&P Dow Jones Launches Bitcoin, Ethereum Indices Amid Crypto Surge Baseball Hall of Famer Chipper Jones, three-time Pro Bowler T.J. Watt, U.S. women's gymnastics gold and silver medalist Laurie Hernandez, and Premier Lacrosse League co-founder Paul Rabil have joined the growing list of star presenters and guests who will help honor the area's top high school student-athletes. © USA TODAY NETWORK Chipper Jones, T.J. Watt, Laurie Hernandez, Paul Rabil, join the growing list of legendary athletes presenting at the Central Florida High School Sports Awards The Central Florida High School Sports Awards is part of the largest high school sports recognition program in the country. Top athletes in most state-sanctioned sports will be honored June 28 during an on-demand broadcast on the event website. More: Lindsey Vonn, Alex Smith, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Matt James and Tyler...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) – In an effort to get eligible high school students vaccinated, the Broward school district is bringing the COVID-19 shots to their campuses. Starting Tuesday, the Broward County School District will offer the COVID-19 vaccine at all of its high school campuses over an eight-day span. READ MORE: Hialeah Police Investigation Involves Townhomes, Nearby Hotel The vaccine will be administered by the county’s health department on a walk-up basis. Students 16 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and it will also be offered to school staff, faculty and parents. Participation is voluntary. READ MORE: 24-Year-Old Woman Killed, 3-Year-Old Daughter Injured In South Miami-Dade Shooting Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent to receive the vaccine. “I think the health department is looking for unique ways to get the whole community vaccinated, so this is just another way that they can ensure...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) – In an effort to get eligible high school students vaccinated, the Broward school district is bringing the COVID-19 shots to their campuses. Starting Tuesday, the Broward County School District will offer the COVID-19 vaccine at all of its high school campuses over an eight-day span. READ MORE: Hialeah Police Investigation Involves Townhomes, Nearby Hotel The vaccine will be administered by the county’s health department on a walk-up basis. Students 16 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and it will also be offered to school staff, faculty and parents. Participation is voluntary. READ MORE: 24-Year-Old Woman Killed, 3-Year-Old Daughter Injured In South Miami-Dade Shooting Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent to receive the vaccine. “I think the health department is looking for unique ways to get the whole community vaccinated, so this is just another way that they can ensure...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 400 supporters of former President Donald Trump have been charged in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including members of far-right extremist groups. At least 18 of those cases, including one announced Monday, were against Ohio residents identified by the FBI through social media posts and surveillance footage. READ MORE: Lesbian Couple Voted Prom King And Queen At Ohio High School Federal prosecutors allege at least four Ohioans charged with the breach had links to the anti-government militia group the Oath Keepers. READ MORE: Police Find Weapons In Bethel Park High School Employee’s Possession During On-Campus Arrest In most cases defendants are charged with entering the Capitol illegally and engaging in violent and destructive conduct while there. Some defendants remain behind bars, while others are free pending upcoming hearings. MORE NEWS: Pine-Richland Parents And Students Hold Rally Before School Board Meeting...
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers singled with no outs in the seventh inning to end Tyler Anderson’s no-hit bid and the San Diego Padres beat Pittsburgh 2-0, the Pirates’ fifth straight loss. Anderson kept the Padres off-balance for six innings before they broke through in the seventh. READ MORE: Lesbian Couple Voted Prom King And Queen At Ohio High School Anderson issued a leadoff walk to Manny Machado before Myers singled to right field. READ MORE: Police Find Weapons In Bethel Park High School Employee’s Possession During On-Campus Arrest Until then, Anderson had allowed only three baserunners, two on walks and one on his error in the fifth inning. MORE NEWS: Pine-Richland Parents And Students Hold Rally Before School Board Meeting To Show Support For Eric Kasperowicz (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
    Paris (CNN)Grace was full of hope as she entered the final stretch of high school. The 16-year-old was two years away from graduating, and she wanted to make her parents proud -- especially her father.  "I told him I loved him, and I would always do my best," Grace said.    This would be the last promise she ever made to her father, as he lay intubated in an ICU unit for Covid-19 patients. He died the next day, on April 9 of last year, at the peak of the first wave in France.  Grace's world was shattered. She told CNN she dreaded going back to school in Seine-Saint-Denis, a suburb northeast of Paris that was hit hard by the pandemic, last September. When she returned, it was still the school she remembered. But for Grace -- who did not want her last name published to protect her family...
    Loading the player... New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new education boss, Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter, is speaking out following reports that only a tiny percentage of Black and Latino students had been admitted into the city’s elite high schools. Per Department of Education data, Black and Latino kids made up only 9 percent of the total admission offers to elite schools like Stuyvesant High School and Bronx High School of Science, down 11 percent from last year, per New York Times.  Out of the 749 available freshman seats at Stuyvesant, only eight Black students received offers. Only one Black student was accepted into Staten Island Technical High School, out of 281 spots, according to the report. Over half of the 4,262 offers for the 2021 school year went to Asian students.  Read More: NYC elite high school admits scarcely any Black students, pointing out disparities in process Mayor...
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (KGO) -- In the East Bay, high school students marched in honor of 26-year-old Mario Gonzalez, a man killed after being pinned down by Alameda police officers last month.RELATED: Family to file civil rights lawsuit against Alameda police in death Mario GonzalezThe students from Oakland Technical High School kicked off the march at 4 p.m. at the Oscar Grant Plaza at Fruitvale BART station.Their final destination was Alameda Police Department.ABC7 News spoke to the student who was the lead organizer behind the event.Watch the video posted in the media player above for the live report from ABC7's Stephanie Sierra.VIDEO: Students peacefully protest death of man in Alameda PD custodyEMBED More News Videos At least 100 Oakland high school students walked from Fruitvale BART Station to Alameda police headquarters in honor of Mario Gonzalez, who died in Alameda police officers' custody in April.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A group of seniors in a central Minnesota town are joining forces for life after high school. They took part Monday in a signing day of their own at Osakis High School. Seven seniors have committed to the Minnesota National Guard, including seniors Duncan Vandergon, Anna Wolf and Jacob Uhl. READ MORE: How Does MDH Expect To Keep COVID Under Control Without Tracing At Sporting Events? “I have a long family line of service, so that obviously led into it,” Vandergon said. From following in the footsteps of parents and grandparents who were in the military, to the physical challenges that come with joining the National Guard. “I really want to challenge myself. I’m not like the greatest at a lot of things, and I think I could be really good at this,” Wolf said. Seven of 69 Osakis seniors will be guard members. That’s 10% of...
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (KGO) -- In the East Bay, high school students are marching in honor of 26-year-old Mario Gonzalez, a man killed after being pinned down by Alameda police officers last month.RELATED: Family to file civil rights lawsuit against Alameda police in death Mario GonzalezThe students from Oakland Technical High School are kicking off the march at 4 p.m. at Fruitvale BART station.Their final destination is Alameda Police Department.ABC7 News will be streaming parts of the even live in this page.VIDEO: Use of force experts analyze death of man in Alameda police custodyEMBED More News Videos Alameda County has placed three officers on leave Wednesday after body camera footage released this week shows them kneeing a man to the ground moments before he died.
    BARDONIA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — As New York pushes to get vaccine shots into the arms of younger adults, some Rockland County teens are stepping up. They are serving as ambassadors and hoping to boost vaccination rates among their peers. Eleventh grader Kara Philip knows asymptomatic young people can spread COVID-19 to more vulnerable populations, so she’s getting vaccinated as a show of concern. “It’s something that can potentially help stop the spread of this thing and I feel like you should just take the vaccine when you can get it,” Philip told CBS2’s Tony Aiello on Monday. READ MORE: CDC Says Anxiety Causes Some COVID Vaccine Side Effects, Not The Shot Itself She’s one of the vaccine ambassadors setting an example for their peers at Albertus Magnus High School, and in the greater Rockland community. “Certainly, if you test positive, you can infect another person,” County Executive Ed Day said. COVID...
    (CNN)Here is some background information about the deaths of 13 people at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999.FactsTwelve students and one teacher were killed by students Dylan Klebold, 17, and Eric Harris, 18.The pair made home videos prior to the attack making references to what they were going to do and apologizing to their parents for it. Harris and Klebold killed themselves with gunshot wounds to the head in the school's library at approximately 12:08 p.m. on the day of the shootings.Read MoreSWAT teams entered the school 47 minutes after the shootings started. Five hours passed before law enforcement declared the school under control. The Columbine shootings rank as one of the worst mass shootings in US history as well as one of the deadliest episodes of school violence.VictimsCassie Bernall, 17Steven Curnow, 14Corey DePooter, 17Kelly Fleming, 16Matthew Kechter, 16Daniel Mauser, 15Daniel Rohrbough, 15William "Dave" Sanders, 47Rachel...
    Wine jokes, minion memes, Ugg slippers, and Barstool Sports could all be considered cheugy. Inti St Clair/Getty Images; Dreamworks; Zappos; Brett Carlsen/Getty Images The word "cheugy" went viral on TikTok and was the subject of a recent New York Times report. It signifies a certain out-of-touch aesthetic that's difficult to define, but easy to identify.  The term is similar to more familiar descriptors like "basic" or "local." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. There's a new word out there to describe the intersection of millennial, girlboss, and out-of-style cringe: "cheugy." The term has been making the rounds on TikTok over the past month or so and was the subject of a recent report in The New York Times, showing that it's entering the mainstream online lexicon. What's cheugy? It's somewhat hard to pin down, but as the Times' Taylor Lorenz wrote, you "know it when you see...
    by Keith Russell | CBS 11 Sports MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Normally you say a top notch athlete is a mirror image of someone else, but Diego Barron is one of a kind. READ MORE: Dallas Woman Arrested After Argument Inside Garland Apartment Leads To Murder, Police Say Diego Barron (credit: Keith Russell) His father, Porfirio says “he loves the sport. He loves it. A lot of it has to do with him. It’s all him.” There’s only one person who steps inside that ring and the Mesquite High School freshman has proven to his classmates that looks can be deceiving. Diego admits “They don’t think I box. Most people don’t think I box.” His opponents certainly know different. At a recent tournament in Shreveport, Diego emerged as the top ranked 110-pound boxer in the junior division in the country. READ MORE: Granbury Mayor Nin Huletts DWI Charge Upgraded To...
    by Keith Russell | CBS 11 Sports MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Normally you say a top notch athlete is a mirror image of someone else, but Diego Barron is one of a kind. READ MORE: Dallas Woman Arrested After Argument Inside Garland Apartment Leads To Murder, Police Say Diego Barron (credit: Keith Russell) His father, Porfirio says “he loves the sport. He loves it. A lot of it has to do with him. It’s all him.” There’s only one person who steps inside that ring and the Mesquite High School freshman has proven to his classmates that looks can be deceiving. Diego admits “They don’t think I box. Most people don’t think I box.” His opponents certainly know different. At a recent tournament in Shreveport, Diego emerged as the top ranked 110-pound boxer in the junior division in the country. READ MORE: Granbury Mayor Nin Huletts DWI Charge Upgraded To...
    Students in Arizona reenacting George Floyd's murder @MercedezUAZ2/Twitter High school students in Arizona were recorded reenacting the murder of George Floyd. The video went viral on Twitter and students were disciplined, the school said.  The incident follows other videos of people reenacting Floyd's May 2020 murder.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. High school students in Arizona were filmed reenacting George Floyd's murder in a video that later went viral on Twitter, as users called it "disgusting" and "disturbing."  In the six-second video, which was posted on Twitter on April 28, one student is seen kneeling on the neck of another student while someone in the background can be heard saying, "they're demonstrating," and laughing.   It was not immediately clear exactly when the incident was filmed, but the video, which took place at Highland High School in Gilbert, Arizona, according to local reports, was publicized soon...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff BETHEL PARK (KDKA) — A Bethel Park School District employee was arrested Monday on the high school’s campus. READ MORE: CCAC Hosting Virtual Open House In a statement, school district officials says the arrest was for an incident that occurred “prior to today, outside of the school setting;” however, while being taken into custody, police say they found two weapons. District officials say the employee admitted to officers about having “a weapon in his possession and in his vehicle.” That is a violation of Pennsylvania state law. READ MORE: Gov. Tom Wolf On Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions: I Want To Go As Fast As We Can The employee was removed from campus. Click here to read the district’s full statement on the matter. The school district says the incident is a police matter and will not offer any further comment. MORE NEWS: Still...
    BECKLEY, W. Va. (AP) — An 18-year-old high school basketball standout has been killed in a shooting in southern West Virginia. Dewayne Marquette Richardson, Jr. was shot once in the chest around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night, news outlets reported, citing a statement from the Beckley Police Department. READ MORE: The Flaming Lips Coming To Pittsburgh This Fall (Photo Credit; Beckley Police Department/Facebook) Officers responding to a report of a shooting in Beckley were flagged down by a vehicle whose occupants were taking the wounded Richardson to the hospital, the statement said. The teen was taken to Raleigh General Hospital and then flown to Charleston Area Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. Richardson was a junior at Woodrow Wilson High School and led the school’s basketball team to the state tournament this week in Charleston, police said. READ MORE: Missing: West Mifflin Police Searching For 14-Year-Old Breyonna Pressley...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A high school in the Bronx hosted a sporting event that many are just learning about — a blind baseball game. Monsignor Scanlan High School played ball with the New York Lions in Throggs Neck. READ MORE: Supreme Court Wont Take Maryland Bump Stock Ban Case The Lions play adaptive baseball. There are bells in the ball, no pitchers, and players get audio cues to run the bases. READ MORE: Where Is Akia Eggleston? Pregnant Baltimore Woman Has Been Missing For 4 Years Most of the athletes played baseball before losing all or some of their sight and stuck with the sport because they love it. “I like comradery with the teammates, the on-the-field communication, the rush I get when I get a hit,” Lions player Alvin Suarez said. “It’s awesome.” MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Maryland: Hospitalizations Down As State Adds 520 New Cases Only two...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A high school in the Bronx hosted a sporting event that many are just learning about — a blind baseball game. Monsignor Scanlan High School played ball with the New York Lions in Throggs Neck. READ MORE: Sikh Hammer Attack Victim: Suspect Said, Youre Not My Brother. Youre Not The Same Skin. I Dont Like You The Lions play adaptive baseball. There are bells in the ball, no pitchers, and players get audio cues to run the bases. READ MORE: Loved Ones To Attend Private Wake For NYPD Officer Anastasios Tsakos Most of the athletes played baseball before losing all or some of their sight and stuck with the sport because they love it. “I like comradery, rush when I get a hit, also when I throw out a runner, it’s awesome,” MORE NEWS: New York City Workers Back In Office Monday, Despite Push To Delay...
    FURIOUS parents have slammed a high school in rural Ohio after a lesbian couple were voted prom king and queen by their classmates. Annie Wise and girlfriend Riley Loudermilk, both 18, were awarded the titles last month following a vote at Kings High School, Warren County. 4Parents reacted with fury after lesbian couple Annie Wise and Riley Loudermilk were voted prom king and queen by their fellow students last monthCredit: Instagram Some parents disagreed with the students’ choice and voiced their opinion on social media. One parent said: "Sorry, but I believe that there are still two genders a male and female", WLWT reported. She added: “I think the tradition stands for a queen that has a vagina, a king has a penis and testicles. Period. That’s the way it should stand. That is the way that God has intended it to be.” A photo of Annie and Riley wearing...
    Tragic: Durango, Colorado, woman killed in apparent bear attack after taking her dogs for a walk EU drug regulator evaluating Pfizer vaccine for youngsters Baseball Hall of Famer Chipper Jones, three-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All-Pro outside linebacker T.J. Watt, U.S. women's gymnastics gold and silver medalist Laurie Hernandez and three-time MVP, World Champion and co-founder of the Premier Lacrosse League Paul Rabil are joining the growing list of top athletes that are a part of the Ellis County High School Sports Awards, presented by Methodist Midlothian Medical Center. © USA TODAY NETWORK Chipper Jones, T.J. Watt, Laurie Hernandez, Paul Rabil, join the growing list of legendary athletes presenting at the Ellis County High School Sports Awards. The Ellis County High School Sports Awards is part of the largest high school sports recognition program in the country. Top athletes in most state-sanctioned sports will be honored during an on-demand broadcast at 7 p.m. Central on June 28 on the event website.    More: Lindsey Vonn, Alex Smith, Kerri...
    A 17-year-old Victorville resident was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Thursday, April 29, after authorities said he shot into a crowd during a confrontation at Victor Valley High. One person, an 18-year-old student, was struck in a foot. A second person was injured in the fight., the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. The incident happened around noon. Deputies responding to a report of shots fired learned that several boys were arguing in the parking lot of the school and started fighting as they moved onto a street, a news release said. During the fight, the 17-year-old fired three shots toward the crowd, striking the one person before fleeing. That victim was treated at a hospital and released. A 16-year-old was treated at the scene for his injuries. As deputies made sure the school grounds were safe, detectives that included the gang unit were identifying the suspect. The...
    WESTBORO (CBS) – A vaccination clinic for high school students west of Boston will be held next weekend. The MetroWest-Westboro Regional Collaborative will offer a first dose Pfizer vaccine clinic for kids ages 16 and older Saturday at the DoubleTree Hotel on Computer Drive in Westboro. READ MORE: Rochester, NH To Name Community Center For Journalist James Foley The two-shot Pfizer vaccine is currently the only one approved for those age 16 and older. READ MORE: Baker To Update States Progress Towards Herd Immunity, Focus On Smaller Vaccine Clinics The clinic serves Ashland, Boylston, Holliston, Hopkinton, Northboro, Southboro and Westboro. You need to make an appointment. For more information, click here. MORE NEWS: Tufts University Investigating 2 Incidents Of Hate On Campus Students age 16 and 17 must also fill out a consent form, which is available here.
    Two Indiana high school students were killed in a car crash on their way to prom at the weekend. Kalen Hart, 18, and her boyfriend Lendon Byram died after crashing into an SUV in Arcadia, about 40 miles north of Indianapolis, on Saturday night. The couple were on their way to Hart's senior prom at Hamilton Heights High School at the time. Her boyfriend, who was driving at the time, was a junior at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis.  Two other students who were in the backseat of their Honda were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.  Kalen Hart, 18, and her boyfriend Lendon Byram died after crashing into another vehicle in Arcadia, about 40 miles north of Indianapolis, on Saturday night. They are pictured above posing for photos before getting into the car The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash was also a high school student but they declined...
    Diane Keaton Looks Stylish on Her Dog Walk in L.A., Plus Emilia Clarke, Machine Gun Kelly and More When Warren Buffett eventually is no longer Berkshire Hathaway CEO, Greg Abel will succeed him Baseball Hall of Famer Chipper Jones, three-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All-Pro outside linebacker T.J. Watt, U.S. women's gymnastics gold and silver medalist Laurie Hernandez and three-time MVP, World Champion and co-founder of the Premier Lacrosse League Paul Rabil are joining the growing list of top athletes that are a part of the South Central Michigan High School Sports Awards. © USA TODAY NETWORK Chipper Jones, T.J. Watt, Laurie Hernandez, Paul Rabil, join the growing list of legendary athletes presenting at the South Central Michigan High School Sports Awards. The South Central Michigan High School Sports Awards is part of the largest high school sports recognition program in the country. Top athletes in most state-sanctioned sports will be honored during an on-demand broadcast at 8 p.m. Eastern June 30 on the event website.    More: Lindsey Vonn,...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– A shooting near the Bulls College Prep High School on the Near West Side left three women and two men injured. Police said a group of people were standing outside around 11:20 p.m. when at least three people inside a gray Audi SUV started shooting. READ MORE: Shooting Suspect Holds Police In Standoff In Calumet City; Bishop Ford Freeway Reopens The victims range in age from 20 to 32 years old. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Thunderstorms Possible Monday Afternoon, Night Four of the victims are in good condition. One man, in his 20s, is critical condition at Stroger Hospital Monday morning. MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Scattered Showers By Monday Morning, Chance For Storms Later In Day No arrests have been made.
    Two high school students from Indiana died in a car crash Saturday on their way to the prom. The students were identified as Hamilton Heights High School senior Kalen Hart and her prom date, Lendon Byram, a student at Cathedral High School, according to reports.  "We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own ... due to injuries sustained in a traffic accident yesterday," the Hamilton Heights School Corporation wrote. "This is an unimaginable loss to these families and our school community." MISSING COLORADO MMOM SUZANNE MORPHEW'S FRIENDS AND FAMILY HOLD VIGIL NEARLY YEAR AFTER SHE VANISHED The crash occurred around 5:15 p.m. local time in Arcadia, about 35 miles north of Indianapolis. Both students were dead when officers arrived. Byram was driving the car and Hart was a passenger, the Indianapolis Star reported. Two other high school-aged passengers were in the vehicle. They were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to...
    Two Indiana high school students were killed and two others injured in a car crash on their way to prom Saturday night, a report said. Lendon Byram and his girlfriend Kalen Hart have been identified as the victims who died in the two-car wreck near 281st Street and Lacy Road in Hamilton County, the Indianapolis Star reported, citing police. The other students were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. They were on their way to the Hamilton Heights High School senior prom at the time of the crash, the report said. Hart was a senior at Hamilton Heights, while Byram was a junior at Cathedral High School. “My 18 year old daughter, along with her boyfriend, were killed in an automobile accident on her way to prom,” Hart’s devastated mother, Jody Bartrom Conaway, wrote on Facebook. “No parent should ever have to bury their child,” the mother added. All prom-related...
    Parents in a rural Ohio town have hit out at a high school after the students voted a lesbian couple as their senior prom king and queen. Annie Wise was named Prom Queen, and her girlfriend Riley Loudermilk was named Prom King in a student vote at Kings High School in Kings Mills, a deeply conservative area of Ohio, on April 17. But some of the parents were less than impressed with the students' choice, and voiced their complaints at a heated school meeting as well as on social media. The meeting was held a week after the prom was held at the school district 26 miles northeast of Cincinnati.  'Sorry but, I believe that there are still two genders, a male and a female,' one parent said at the heated meeting, WLWT reported. She continued: 'I think tradition stands for a queen that has a vagina, a king that has...
    GRANADA HILLS, Calif. (CNS) -- Granada Hills Charter High School won its eighth national Academic Decathlon championship this weekend, officials announced Saturday.The team scored 52,656.7 points out of a possible 60,000. Granada Hills, which had most recently won the title in 2019, beat out its long-time rival, El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills, to win the state competition in late March.This year's winning team of students is Dwaipayan Chanda, Eunice Choi, Joshua Choi, Rachel Heo (alternate), Chloe Hyun, Aroa Kim (alternate), Justin Kim, Hirusha Liyanage, Anthony Mercado (alternate), Jasdeep Sidhu, and Zorex Villadelgado, Jr.The coaches were Alina Lee, Linda Kang and Amy Contreras.The competition was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic."Like last year, this competition was a big shift for everyone involved," Lee said. "It was important to focus on maintaining our momentum without our normal face-to-face interactions. Our program is built on teamwork...
    Loading the player... Kansas Rep. Mark Samsel was arrested for battery after video footage of an altercation with a student alarmed parents. Samsel was working as a substitute teacher at the time. Multiple videos, recorded by students, showed Samsel discussing suicide, sex, masturbation, God, and the Bible. One of the videos, obtained by The Kansas City Star, allegedly captured the moment directly after Samsel “put hands on the student” and kneed him in the crotch.  Read More: Marjorie Taylor Greene stops ‘America First’ caucus amid criticism from GOP The newspaper described, “both Samsel and the student [pacing] around the classroom, talking back and forth. Samsel is shown following the student around and grabbing him. In one video, he puts his arms around the student and says that he was being hard on him.” According to The Star, Samsel was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery on Thursday. The 36-year-old...
    THE BRONX (WABC) -- A high school is giving visually impaired athletes the chance to enjoy a great American pastime.Monsignor Scanlan High School in the Bronx hosted a baseball game for blind teens and young adults.Students used special tools during the game to make sure everyone could participate.Athletes used noisemakers to signal the locations of the bases.The umpire also yelled audio cues to let players know when they could run.MORE NEWS | Special remembrance ceremony held for Queens residents who died of COVIDEMBED More News Videos A special remembrance ceremony was held on Saturday for residents of Queens who have died of COVID. ----------Don't forget to #BeKind. For more stories of kindness, check out our "Be Kind" campaign page and follow our Facebook group. Let us know if you see someone doing something kind by filling out the form below: ----------* More Bronx news* Send us a news tip* Download...
    COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. (CBS) — A Collingswood man is on a mission to make sure every graduating senior gets a high school yearbook — and he’s bringing a few of his friends along the way. “Anytime people can get together to help for the greater cause and involves running is fantastic,” Josh Forrest, a senior at Collingswood High School, said. READ MORE: Phillies Pitcher Jose Alvarado Suspended 3 Games For Dustup With Mets It was everything but a lazy Sunday morning in Collingswood. Nearly 30 people ran around knight park to help fundraise for students. “I messaged the principal and asked what we can do to raise money,” organizer Patrick Rodio said. “I can run, I can’t do much else, but I can run” Patrick Rodio organized the 21 for ’21 run. It benefits the organization Collingswood Cares. They ran 21 miles around the park to help make sure the Class...
    The American Federation of Teachers successfully lobbied the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to change its guidance on school reopenings, emails show. As the CDC was preparing to issue guidance that it was safe to reopen schools fully in February, emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request revealed that the AFT was behind the scenes, lobbying the agency and the Biden administration to adjust the guidance to make it friendlier to school closures and hybrid learning. “Thank you again for Friday’s rich discussion about forthcoming CDC guidance and for your openness to the suggestions made by our president, Randi Weingarten, and the AFT,” AFT Senior Director for Health Issues Kelly Trautner wrote in one of the emails. “We were able to review a copy of the draft guidance document over the weekend and were able to provide some initial feedback to several staff this morning about possible...
    (CNN)What was supposed to be a jubilant rite of passage was replaced by grief and tragedy in Indiana on Saturday.Two high school students died in a car crash on their way to the prom, Hamilton County sheriff's spokesperson Ryan McClain said. The crash happened around 5:15 p.m. in Arcadia, about 40 miles north of Indianapolis. When officers arrived, both students were found deceased. The Hamilton Heights School Corporation identified them as Hamilton Heights High School senior Kalen Hart and her prom date, Lendon Byram. Byram was a student at Cathedral High School, the Indianapolis private school said. Read MoreIt is with great sadness and a heavy heart we share the passing of Lendon Byram 22. Cathedral will have counselors and members of our faith-based community on our athletic/football practice field Sunday at 1 p.m. to gather, grieve, and pray. Rest in peace, Lendon. pic.twitter.com/UcwbAR5UDh— Cathedral HS (@GoCathedral) May 2, 2021...
    (CNN)Despite the strain that online learning has placed on students across the country, some have excelled -- and made history in the process.Nine students at a Houston-area high school were named valedictorians in mid-April. Yes, you read that right.The students at Bellaire High School achieved a 5.0 grade point average, breaking the record for the most students to attain the title at the Houston Independent School District. The nine valedictorians are Alkiviades Boukas, Daniel Chen, Evie Tseng-Ying Kao, Angela Ling, Miles Mackenzie, Wenson Tsiah-Hao Tang, Christopher Zhou and twin sisters Annie and Shirley Zhu.Read More"I began to consider the idea of two to three valedictorians, but I never imagined nine," Bellaire High School Principal Michael McDonough said in a statement.Thousands of students have dropped out of school due to Covid-19. These are the educators trying to track them downMcDonough said that the 2021 class showed its excellence early on as...
    A Department of Education official lashed out at supporters of the specialized high school entrance exam, calling them “bigots” in an online screed. The accusation was leveled in the comment section of a since-deleted Facebook post of a New York Post article about Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross-Porter’s call to end the tests. Ross-Porter called the current test — which is overwhelmingly aced by Asian students — “unacceptable.” Some members of the Ozone Park Residents Block Association group on Facebook called for Ross-Porter’s resignation, claiming she was unfairly attacking the “hard working,” “low income” Asian minority group. Queens Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at NYC Department of Education Alain Berrouet claimed that sentiment was biased against black students, who represent just a small fraction of those who passed the exam. “Just more ‘Bigots’ on this thread trying to justify the soft intellectual genocide of black children. We see you,” the black official...
    The nation’s second-largest teachers union, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), regularly communicated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House on school reopening, emails showed Saturday. Communication obtained by the New York Post through a Freedom of Information Act request issued by the conservative group, Americans for Public Trust, showed numerous emails between top CDC officials and the union just days before the administration released school reopening guidelines in February. "Thank you again for Friday’s rich discussion about forthcoming CDC guidance and for your openness to the suggestions made by our president, Randi Weingarten, and the AFT," senior director for health issues with the AFT, Kelly Trautner, said in a Feb. 1 email to the CDC. TEACHERS UNIONS CONTINUE NEGOTIATIONS EVEN AFTER 80% OF TEACHERS GET VACCINATED "We were able to review a copy of the draft guidance document over the weekend and were...
    A former student has sued Los Angeles Unified School District, alleging she was sexually abused by her teacher at Hamilton High School beginning in 2009. The teacher, Barry Smolin, is also named in the suit, which was filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Smolin began grooming the student when she was 14, providing her with drugs and alcohol and in one case giving her money to buy LSD, the lawsuit alleges. “He focuses on her, isolates her and gives her special attention,” said lead attorney John C. Taylor of Los Angeles trial firm Taylor & Ring. “Manipulates her vulnerabilities and creates a false sense of trust, all with one goal in mind, which was his sexual gratification.” Smolin began sexually abusing the girl when she was 16, with the abuse taking place both in the classroom and off campus, Taylor said. A spokeswoman for LAUSD said in a...
    GRANADA HILLS (CBSLA) – Granada Hills Charter High School won its eighth national Academic Decathlon championship this weekend, officials announced Saturday. The team scored 52,656.7 points out of a possible 60,000. Granada Hills, which had most recently won the title in 2019, beat out its long-time rival, El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills, to win the state competition in late March. READ MORE: All Lanes Of 5 Freeway Reopened After 1,000 Gallons Of Asphalt Spilled From Semi-Truck This year’s winning team of students is Dwaipayan Chanda, Eunice Choi, Joshua Choi, Rachel Heo (alternate), Chloe Hyun, Aroa Kim (alternate), Justin Kim, Hirusha Liyanage, Anthony Mercado (alternate), Jasdeep Sidhu, and Zorex Villadelgado, Jr. The coaches were Alina Lee, Linda Kang and Amy Contreras. The competition was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Like last year, this competition was a big shift for everyone involved,” Lee said....
    A Kansas state representative was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor battery after he reportedly went on a religious rant while working as a substitute teacher and ended up in a physical altercation with a student. Rep. Mark Samsel, a Republican who represents parts of four rural counties southeast of the capital Topeka, was busted by the Franklin County Sheriff Thursday, a day after the bizarre incident at Wellsville United School District’s high school. Students in Samsel’s classes were recording videos of the lawmaker throughout the day, talking about suicide, sex, masturbation, God and the Bible, The Kansas City Star reported. In one video shared with the paper, Samsel tells students about “a sophomore who’s tried killing himself three times,” adding that it was because “he has two parents and they’re both females.” In another video, Samsel is recorded telling students, “make babies. Who likes making babies? That feels...
    Four new names have emerged for consideration to replace Sir Francis Drake High School. Members of the Drake Leadership Council voted Thursday in favor of advancing the names Archie Williams, Bon Tempe, Cascade and Oak Valley to the next step — public feedback. The council will post the choices on the school website, along with supporting research and a list of school values, at tamdistrict.org/highschool1327. Members of the public will be invited to post comments. Those responses will be reviewed at 4 p.m. Thursday. Panelists will then select one name to forward to the Tamalpais Union High School District board of trustees. Trustees are expected to take the final vote before the end of the school year, possibly close to the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death on May 25. Floyd’s death touched off a worldwide protest against racial injustice, including the push to rename the San Anselmo high school...
    (CBS DETROIT) — A new community center is opening in the former Harrison High School building in Farmington Hills. The community center, The Hawk, will provide a variety of activities, including aquatics, fitness, performing arts, and more. READ MORE: Michigan Opera Theatre Moves Cavalleria Rusticana Performance To June Farmington Hills Community Center – The Hawk | Credit: Jill Pines The city of Farmington Hills purchased the closed Harrison High School building from Farmington Public Schools in 2018. In the fall of 2019, they began renovating the building, and despite being slowed down due to the pandemic, they were able to continue to make renovations throughout 2020. It is set to open in the late spring of this year. The 245,000 square foot community center features an Aquatics center with a lazy river, water slide, zip line, and climbing wall, where they will offer swim lessons and lifeguard/CPR training. There is...
    National Merit scholars Five Cupertino students are among about 1,000 high school seniors named as winners in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship program. Cupertino High School student Preetha S. Kumar, Homestead High School student Joseph H. Huang and Monta Vista High School seniors Grace Chen, Kevin J. Lin and James Y. Zhang are among those who have won scholarships financed by corporations, company foundations and other business organizations. Most awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide stipends that range from $1,000 to $10,000 each year. Some provide a single payment of $2,500 to $5,000. The announcement marks the first of the awards in 2021 by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. It will name recipients of $2,500 scholarships May 12, and winners of college-sponsored merit scholarships June 2 and July 12. Springtime workshops The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority is exploring...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Bronzeville high school teacher has started his own marathon to raise money for a STEM department at his school. He wants to reach $250,000 to make it happen."I've been training so hard for this. You have to finish what you start," said Michael Mancini, English and Special Education teacher at Wendell Phillips Academy High School.Four times a week, Mancini trains for a marathon. But it's not the Boston or Chicago races. He's training for his own marathon, which he started in order to raise the money to create a STEM department at his school."If you look at the statistical average, 14% of people of color make up jobs in the STEM field, 7% being LatinX and 7% being African American," Mancini said. "Clearly people of color are underrepresented in the STEM field. Our kids need these opportunities, this access into that education that they don't have...
    SAN RAFAEL (KPIX) — Students Rising Above scholars are exceptional achievers at home, at school and in their communities but this week’s scholar Nehemias Gramajo Signor is all that and more. He’s also a hero because he saved a life. Gramajo Signor is always on the move. So most evenings the energetic Terra Linda High School senior can be found on the basketball court at Pueblo Park in San Rafael. READ MORE: COVID Reopening: San Francisco Health Officials Say City Should Reach Yellow Tier Next Week “I cannot stay still,” confessed Gramajo Signor. His pandemic workouts had been a peaceful outlet for the 17-year-old, until one harrowing night three weeks ago. “A guy was freaking out, a girl was freaking out too. They were screaming and crying, I didn’t know why,” he recalled. “They started calling the police. And as soon as they called the police I knew that something...
    NORTHRIDGE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Going from high school to college is so daunting, many students just don't show up, but one mentorship program is helping students keep their academic dreams alive.Haylee Guerra was anxious about attending college. The Cal State Northridge freshman says not only was it virtual, but she was the first in her family to attend a university and she didn't know what to expect.Lizbeth Bautista is her mentor at CSUN and the person Guerra credits for making her freshman year less intimidating and more rewarding. Bautista helped her enroll in classes and Guerra says she would've felt lost if it wasn't for her help."It was the...greatest thing that could have ever happened to me because I got so much support and comfort from her. She always had the answers for me," she said.The two connected as first-time mentor and mentee through the Alliance Mentorship Program (AMP),...
    More On: elite high schools Killing the elite-schools exam is just shooting the messenger NYC schools chancellor calls for end to elite school test as Asians dominate Letters to the Editor — April 20, 2021 Fed-up father who wrote scathing letter to elite NYC school about race focus: ‘Someone had to’ The class of ninth-graders that in September will enter the city’s eight “specialized high schools” — entry to which is determined solely by doing well on a standardized test — will be substantially less black and Latino than before. Per Department of Education data, black and Latino kids, who make up almost 70 percent of the school population of about 1.1 million, got only 9 percent of the total admission offers to the elite schools. That’s down substantially from the last two years. Asian students scored two-thirds of the places at prestigious Stuyvesant HS.  Predictably, Mayor Bill de...
    Howard Zlotkin is under fire after going on a rant against his Jersey City high school students over Zoom on Wednesday A high school teacher in New Jersey was removed from the classroom with pay and is being investigated after he went on a vulgar rant aimed at his own students. Dickinson High School students were subjected to the hateful tirade during a remote lesson conducted over Zoom.   The conversation on Wednesday was initially about climate change before landscape and design teacher Howard Zlotkin took it in a different direction. 'If you think I'm privileged then f*** you, because my daughter thinks I'm privileged and I don't speak to her,' Zlotkin said to the class, which was recorded.  At one point, he allegedly says 'f*** you' to a student while pointing his middle finger at them.  Zlotkin then delved into racial territory, commenting on George Floyd and decrying the...
    More On: elite high schools NYC schools chancellor calls for end to elite school test as Asians dominate Letters to the Editor — April 20, 2021 Fed-up father who wrote scathing letter to elite NYC school about race focus: ‘Someone had to’ Head of NYC’s posh Dalton School splitting at the end of 2021 New chancellor, same old response to the vexingly few black and Hispanic students scoring seats at the city’s top public high schools: Like her predecessor, Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter blames the test itself. In the latest round of acceptances, Asians won 53.7 percent of all seats; whites 27.9, Hispanics 5.4, African Americans 3.6. Why? The central problem, in reality, is in the school districts serving predominantly black and Hispanic children. For starters, they’ve largely scrapped Gifted & Talented programs — a key pipeline to being ready for the specialized-high-school exam. That leaves talented kids stuck...
    LOWER MERION, Pa. (CBS) — Lower Merion’s junior varsity lacrosse team is going viral. It’s all thanks to an Instagram video and the team’s captain, Kamari Bolden. What happened on the field had both teams celebrating. READ MORE: Weve Made Some Mistakes Forcing Picks, Howie Roseman Says Of Eagles Draft Record Tuesday’s lacrosse game between Lower Merion High School and Ridley High was winding down. Ridley had a substantial lead, but Lower Merion had a special player and a special play in mind. “Kamari’s teammates were coming up to me, ‘hey coach, let’s get ‘Mari in, let’s run ‘Mari,’” Lower Merion JV coach Jamie Gaffney said. Kamari is a 10th-grade life skills student at Lower Merion High School who is usually on the sidelines cheering on the team, but he was about to have the biggest moment of his life. Kamari is a big part of the team. He’s at...
    (CNN)The Rev. Calvin Skinner has given hundreds of sermons, but he says this past Sunday's felt more urgent than ever. "The city of Knoxville has hit its boiling point," he told CNN. "The case of Anthony Thompson Jr. really solidifies this feeling that enough is enough." Thompson, 17, was fatally shot by police when officers said they tried to disarm him inside a bathroom at Austin-East Magnet High School on April 12. He was the fifth Black student from that school to die due to gun violence this year. No charges in death of a Tennessee high school student after officer-involved shooting, DA saysFour other students were victims of separate shooting incidents. "To know that in what should be one of the safest places that a kid should be, that their life can be taken at the hands of law enforcement. That's traumatizing," Skinner said of Thompson's death.Read More"It's not...