Tag Archives: education

Georgia Teacher: I Taught A Student About The Power Of Jesus By Praying Over The School Vending Machine

The Freedom From Religion Foundation reports: Jenny Savoy, a reading enrichment teacher at Richards Middle School in Gwinnett County, Ga., has been openly bragging on Facebook about using her position to convert students to Christianity. She runs a religious club at her middle school and regularly preaches to students. Disturbingly, Savoy described in detail in a Facebook post on Sept. …

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Florida Teacher Berates Student Over Not Standing For Pledge: “Where Are You From, Mexico Or Guatemala?”

The Insider reports: A Florida school district removed a high school teacher who was recorded using racist rhetoric to admonish a student who didn’t stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. A TikTok of the Wednesday incident has amassed more than 1.4 million views as of Saturday. A spokesperson for Manatee County Schools told Insider that the district launched an investigation …

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SCOTUS Rules For LGBTQ Students Against Yeshiva U

CNN reports: The Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote declined on Wednesday a request from Yeshiva University to block a lower court order that requires the New York university to recognize a “Pride Alliance” LGBTQ student club. In an unsigned order, the Supreme Court noted that the New York state courts had yet to issue a final order in the …

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NYT Board Condemns Censorship By GOP/Christianists

From the editorial board of the New York Times: Fights about free speech can feel rhetorical until they are not. Here’s what censorship looks like in practice: A student newspaper and journalism program in Nebraska shuttered for writing about pride month. The state of Oklahoma seeking to revoke the teaching certificate of an English teacher who shared a QR code …

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SCOTUS Temporarily Blocks Ruling For LGBTQ Students

NBC News reports: The Supreme Court on Friday temporarily allowed an Orthodox Jewish university in New York to deny official recognition to an LGBTQ student group, the latest in a series of decisions in favor of religious rights. Justice Sonia Sotomayor in a brief order granted an emergency request made by Yeshiva University, which claims that recognizing the group would …

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NYC Expands Active Shooter Training To Pre-K Program

The New York Post reports: New York City public schools are expanding active shooter training to pre-K, 3-K and other early childhood programs, Department of Education officials said Wednesday. Schools Chancellor David Banks [photo] announced the new prep for staffers taking care of the Big Apple’s learners under 5 during a press conference in Queens ahead of back-to-school on Thursday. …

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No More Snow Days For NYC Public School Students

AM New York reports: The snow day tradition for New York City public school students is no more, Schools Chancellor David C. Banks said Tuesday. During an interview on Fox 5’s Good Day New York, Banks said that snow days or bad weather days would no longer be practiced in NYC public schools when the new school year starts this …

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School Baptized 100+ Kids Without Parents’ Permission

The Insider reports: A North Carolina school baptized more than 100 students without asking permission from their parents, The Fayetteville Observer reported on Friday. When parents learned that their children had been baptized at the Northwood Temple Academy, they were upset. “My daughter calls me from the school and says, ‘Mama, can you bring me some dry clothes? I got …

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51% Of FL 10th Graders Fail English Proficiency Exam

The Florida Phoenix reports: In Florida’s public schools, the 10th grade statewide English Language Arts assessment has been a crucial exam — kids have to pass it to get a standard high school diploma. But the 2022 spring exam results show that fewer than half of Florida’s 10th graders passed the ELA exam, troubling because students will be getting closer …

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Police: AZ Second Grader Brought Two Guns To School

The Arizona Republic reports: A 7-year-old boy at a Cochise County school was discovered with two guns and ammunition in his backpack on Monday, according to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies arrived and met with school officials and the second-grade student, who they learned was discovered with a gun and ammunition inside of his backpack. After searching his backpack, …

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FL GOP Screams About Crist’s “Extremist’ Running Mate

From the Republican Party of Florida: Charlie Crist’s choice for his running mate is another slap in the face to Florida parents. It confirms how out of touch Crist is with Florida families by picking an extremist like Karla Mats that supported school closures, forced masking and, if given the opportunity, would allow the indoctrination of Florida students. Mats must …

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Head Of Teachers Union To Be Crist’s Running Mate

Politico reports: Democrat Charlie Crist will pick Karla Hernández-Mats, the head of Miami-Dade County’s largest teachers union, as his running mate as he seeks to unseat Gov. Ron DeSantis. Crist is expected to formally announce his pick during a Saturday rally in Miami that he’s holding to officially kick off his general election campaign. Crist trounced Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried …

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School Board Axes Student Newspaper Over Pride Issue

The Lincoln Journal-Star reports: Grand Island Northwest Public Schools administrators eliminated its journalism program and student newspaper in June in what some former students and press freedom advocates call an act of censorship.The school year-ending issue of the Saga newspaper included student editorials on LGBTQ topics, along with a news article titled “Pride and prejudice: LGBTQIA+” on the origins of …

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“Anti-Woke” School Board Candidates Win In Florida

Click Orlando reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis backed a group of 30 school board candidates prior to Tuesday’s election primaries. With nearly all precincts reporting their votes in these races as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, at least 19 of those candidates have won their respective races. Of the remaining candidates, seven are expected to participate in a runoff election, and only …

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Biden To Unveil Student Loan Debt Relief Tomorrow

The New York Times reports: President Biden will announce a decision on Wednesday about his plans for student loan debt relief, a highly anticipated moment that could affect about 45 million borrowers nationwide, according to people familiar with the matter. Although details of the plan were still being finalized, White House aides have said Mr. Biden was weighing a targeted …

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Even Dictionaries Aren’t Safe From New Florida Law

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports: Hundreds of dictionaries earmarked for donation from a Venice Rotary Club sit collecting dust, precluded from being given to Sarasota County students. Even dictionaries aren’t safe from the Sarasota Schools book freeze. Ahead of the 2022-23 school year, the Sarasota County School District stopped all donations and purchases of books for school libraries while it waits …

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WI School Board Votes To Affirm Ban On Pride Flags

ABC News reports: A Wisconsin school board voted in favor of a policy that prohibits teachers and staff from displaying gay pride flags and other items that district officials consider political in nature. The Kettle Moraine School Board vote to keep a code of conduct in place that the superintendent recently interpreted as forbidding district employees from displaying political or …

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Fox News Host: Teachers Don’t Deserve Better Salaries

“The administration is coming out and saying, ‘We need to pay teachers more.’ And, by the way, teachers gave $20 million to Democrats and Joe Biden in the 2020 campaign. So this is a payback for teachers. “Listen, I don’t mind paying the good teachers more, but they’re saying teachers make 20% less than people with similar degrees. “But they …

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DeSantis Waives Teaching Requirements As He Moves To Hire Retired Cops, Enlisted Military Veterans [VIDEO]

Florida Politics reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis is rolling out new proposals intended to bring teachers to Florida, with shortages affecting districts throughout the state. One such proposal may take first responders, including former police officers, firefighters and EMTs, from those high-pressure environments and move them to K-12 classrooms. DeSantis said his proposed Governor’s Recruitment Program was “focusing on our heroes,” …

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NYC Reinstates Teachers Accused Of Faking Vax Proof

The New York Post reports: The DOE suspended the 82 teachers without pay on April 25 after their names popped up as customers of a Long Island pediatric center accused of selling bogus vaccine cards. The nurse practitioner-owner and two staffers at Wild Child Pediatric Healthcare were charged with racking up $1.5 million in sales, charging adults $220 for each …

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