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Ex-L.A. Unified teacher wins $3.35 million after firing from JROTC job

After Archie Roundtree and Gerardo Loera clashed at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, their careers quickly diverged. Roundtree lost his job and his teaching certification. Loera rose to become chief academic officer for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's...

Ga. teacher let minors smoke marijuana: police

A Georgia middle school teacher and her husband were arrested for letting minors smoke marijuana in their home, police said.

Teacher Fired For Being Porn Star She Can ‘Still Promote Christian Values’

The German teacher, known in another life as “Julia Pink”, had worked for 17 years for Munich, Germany’s Diakonia Germany Evangelical Federal Association. But on the side she starred in hardcore porn films and last year won a ‘shooting star’ award at the Venus porn fair. She was sacked without notice after church leaders became aware [...]

Middle School Teacher Arrested For Letting Kids Smoke Weed In Her House

A middle school teacher has been arrested for letting her students smoke marijuana in her home. Gawker reports that Christine Cantrell,40, teaches at Teasley Middle School, which is located in Canton, Georgia. Most reports aren’t sharing...Show More Summary

Porn star sacked as teacher appeals ruling

A teacher who lost her job when she was found moonlighting as a porn star is appealing against the ruling.

Chill Middle School Teacher Arrested for Letting Students Smoke Weed

17 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Forty-year-old Teasley Middle School teacher Christine Cantrell was arrested with her husband in Atlanta on Tuesday after allegedly letting minors get high in her home. According to cops, her students ratted her out after their parents tipped off the police. Read more...

Wax On, Wax Off: A Brief History of Women-Only Karate

17 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Mary Mann “In the seventies men didn’t want women in the dojo,” Denise Williams told me. “Susan, my teacher, she was thrown out because she wanted to do knuckle pushups. They said, "You'll get calluses on your knuckles and nobodyShow More Summary

BaliSpirit Festival Teacher Spotlight: Amanda Koh

17 hours agoFitness / Yoga : Yoganonymous

The 8th annual BaliSpirit Festival, a Global Celebration of Yoga, Dance & Music will be taking place March 31 until April 5, 2015. Offering rejuvenation and inspiration to all who enter its tropical grounds, the festival invites some of the world’s … The post BaliSpirit Festival Teacher Spotlight: Amanda Koh appeared first on YOGANONYMOUS.

Teacher wins online contest — and donates winnings to school

A third-grade teacher in Boston won $150,000 in an online contest — then donated her entire winnings to her school.

This Teacher in Germany Got Fired for Being a Star

Tragically, this 38-year-old teacher is out of a job. She was working for a Christian school in Germany when her bosses found out about her secret side work. After an investigation, she was fired despite working at the school for … More » The post This Teacher in Germany Got Fired for Being a Star appeared first on EveryJoe.

Mom: How I know my anxious daughter’s kindergarten teacher is great

Jane Dimyan-Ehrenfeld  is a parent and an education lawyer in Maryland who was an elementary school teacher for eight years. In this post, she talks about why she knows her daughter’s kindergarten teacher is great — and why teachers should be evaluated by more than just test scores. The name of the school is not […]

Virginia of ‘Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus’ grew up to be a teacher

Whatever became of Virginia of “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” fame? Laura Virginia O’Hanlon of New York City was 8 years old in 1897 when, the story goes, she asked her father, Philip O’Hanlon, a coroner’s assistant, whether Santa Claus was real. O’Hanlon told her write to the Sun, a well-known newspaper, and […]

Teacher Erases Cat Drawing, Gets Girthy Surprise (VIDEO)

Cats can be such dks sometimes. A video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday shows a teacher taking a break from his lesson to erase a drawing of a cat on his whiteboard. "Is that a cat?" the teacher asks in Dutch. "Looks like it," a student...Show More Summary

Reb Zalman, Rev. Howard Thurman, and Christmas

My teacher Reb Zalman (Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z"l) frequently told the story of how, when he began studying religion at Boston University, he used to enter the chapel each morning to pray shacharit, Jewish morning prayers. But he found that...

Best and worst education news of 2014 — a teacher’s list

Here is veteran teacher Larry Ferlazzo’s annual list for the best/worst education news of the year. Ferlazzo teaches English and Social Studies at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California.  He has written seven books on education, writes a teacher advice blog for Education Week Teacher and has his own popular resource-sharing blog. See if […]

Best and worst education news of 2014 — a teacher’s list

Here is veteran teacher Larry Ferlazzo’s annual list for the best/worst education news of the year. Ferlazzo teaches English and Social Studies at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California.  He has written seven books on education, writes a teacher advice blog for Education Week Teacher and has his own popular resource-sharing blog. See if […]

The 6 Most Enlightening Education Stories Of 2014

What happens when you pay teachers lots of money? And what happens when you put kids at a standing desk? Want more of Co.Exist's best stories of 2014? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories: • Most-Read...Show More Summary

Unruly Virginia 4-year-old handcuffed, shackled and hauled off to sheriff’s office by the cops

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A four-year-old Virginia boy with attention deficit disorder (ADD) was handcuffed and shackled, then taken away in a squad car after his teacher and principal were unable to calm him down, WVTF reports. According to officials at the Nathanael Greene Primary School, on the day in question the...

Unacceptable Interference?

I have a question for other chess teachers/coaches, especially those who work with kids: How much intervention is acceptable, for teaching purposes, in a friendly game between two kids? Here’s the particular situation that arose in a game yesterday at the Aptos Library chess club. FEN: rn4k1/p1p2ppp/1p6/8/2Pr2q1/1PN1Q3/4P3/4K3 w – - 0 1 White to move. […]

Chicagoan of the Year in Theater: Ike Holter

This past spring and summer, hundreds of Chicago Public Schools teachers came to see Ike Holter's "Exit Strategy," a riveting new play from the little-known Jackalope Theatre about the last gasps of a Chicago school. Serving a disadvantaged population of students, the school was branded a...

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