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Pick the right LAUSD supt. for the job, not the one everyone likes

To the editor: I hope the Los Angeles Unified School District's Board of Education does not spend too much time with a "lengthy process" just to appease myriad social groups when hiring a credible candidate for superintendent. ("L.A. Unified begins search for next long-term superintendent," Aug....

Cop Filmed Handcuffing 8-Year-Old With Mental Disorder Slapped With Lawsuit

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Legal advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit against a Kentucky sheriff's deputy who handcuffed two children with mental disorders in an elementary school in 2014, alleging that the students suffered trauma after being punished for behavior that they could not control. Show More Summary

Op-ed: Let's Take the Terror Out of Transitioning in School

Schools shouldn't be afraid to look for help when it comes to accommodating trans students. LGBT advocacy and rights groups are here to help, writes HRC's Ellen Kahn. 1 - Name: w-line read more

Help Support New Kenyan Humanist Group so No One Else is Kicked Out of School for “Devil Worship”

Innocent Odeny is the President of the first-of-its-kind Humanist Society of Kenya and he's trying to raise awareness of skepticism in a place where bullshit runs rampant.In fact, one of his friends received this letter from the private school he attended, kicking him out for the crime of "devil worship":

Joey Bosa, Jalin Marshall Suspended for Ohio St. Season Opener vs. Virginia Tech

Defensive standout Joey Bosa and H-back Jalin Marshall headline a group of four players who will miss Ohio State's season opener against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7 for violating department of athletics policy, the school announced Thursday. Wide receiver Corey Smith and H-back Dontre Wilson will also miss the matchup. Show More Summary

‘Final Girl’ Clip Shows Abigail Breslin Drugging Some Bros

In Tyler Shields’ Final Girl, Abigail Breslin plays Veronica, the new girl in school. She’s shy and vulnerable, the perfect target for a group of teenage boys who lure girls into the woods to hunt and kill them for sport. It’s only after they get her alone that she turns the tables on them, escaping […]

Quotes: In NYC, Reformers Oppose Mayoral Control

When a group professing to support education reform opposes mayoral control of schools, it calls into question what exactly it stands for. --Wiley Norvell in NYT (Groups That Back Bloomberg’s Education Agenda Enjoy Success in Albany...

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Via Mashable: It is the deepest show of respect. A large group of school children in New Zealand have honoured their beloved teacher by performing the traditional dance, the haka, as his hearse rolled into the school for the funeral....Show More Summary

Watch what happens when regular people try to use handguns in self-defense

In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, the National Rifle Association proposed putting more guns in schools. After a racist shot up a Charleston prayer group, an NRA board member argued for more guns in church. And now predictably, politicians and gun rights advocates are calling for guns in movie theaters after a loner […]

Watching NFL Star J.J. Watt Get Schooled On Doing The Nae Nae By A Bunch Of Kids Will Make You Feel Better About YOUR Dance Moves!

That smile of J.J. Watt's is pretty bright — but his future as a dancer sure isn't! The NFL defensive end was at the Houston YMCA hanging out with a group of children there for a summer camp, when the kids decided they were going to teach Watt how to do the Nae Nae! [ Related: Riley [...]

Florida Wingnuts Not About To Stand For Kiddie Books About ‘Nice Muslims,’ Hell No

A group of Very Concerned Parents are petitioning the Duval County Public School District in Florida to remove two books from the third-grade reading list because they’re simply too Muslimy for use in a public school. The books, Nasreen’s...Show More Summary

North Side NAC Members Call on Intrinsic to Withdraw Charter Proposal

The only new charter school proposed for anywhere on the North Side this year is facing strong opposition -- from the advisory group convened by CPS to review their proposal. An outright majority of members of the North Side Neighborhood...

Group Calls for De-Streaming Ontario High Schools

People for Education claims streaming limits the flexibility high school students need. It was not until Grade 12 that Dimal Kaci realized he could not go to university. When Kaci was in middle school, his family moved from Albania to the GTA, and they lacked a firm grasp of the Ontario high school system. Kaci was put into the applied stream when he entered high school, and […]

Israeli brothers jailed for Jewish-Arab school arson

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli court jailed two brothers from a far-right Jewish group on Wednesday for an arson attack on a Jerusalem school that had been a rare symbol of co-existence in the riven city.

Atheists Win Against High School Football Team: No More Prayer for Them

A federal lawsuit challenging coach and teacher-led prayer at Hall County high schools has been dismissed, and the atheist group that filed it is calling the resolution “a victory for

A lousy way to rate teachers

Sent to the Los Angeles Times, July 17"Group sues 13 school districts for not using test scores in teacher evaluations,"(July 16) should stimulate discussion of whether using student test-score gains to evaluate teachers should remain state law. Show More Summary

Group sues 13 school districts for not using test scores in teacher evaluations

An education advocacy group sued 13 California school districts Thursday, claiming that they have ignored a state law requiring teachers' performance evaluations to include student standardized test scores.

Free college won't fix everything

Here is one solution to the rising cost of college: Make it free. That's what a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo, Mich., accomplished a decade ago for local students. Almost every high school graduate in the town is eligible for a scholarship covering from two-thirds up to the entire cost...

Advocacy Group for Charter Schools to Hold Presidential Forums

The Seventy Four, a project created by Campbell Brown, a former CNN anchor who who supports overhauling the education system, will hold a Republican candidate forum in New Hampshire in August, and one for Democrats in Iowa in Octobe...

After Selection Of New Mexico Law School Co-Deans, Passed Over Candidate Resigns From Faculty Amidst 'Revolt' Over Increased Publication Demands Imposed By Prior Dean

Albuquerque Journal, New Co-Deans Are Facing Divided UNM Law School: For a group of people trained to manage and mediate, if not master, other people’s conflict, lawyers turned professors at the University of New Mexico School of Law haven’t had much success mastering their own conflict recently. So much so...

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