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Eva Moskowitz's Third Annual Spring Benefit Protest At Cipriani NYC

I broke out my dressy clothes, some earrings, and my red lipstick for the April 20th fundraiser for Eva Moskowitz in New York City. I was not a guest. As a mere teacher, I could not afford to attend the Third Annual Spring Benefit that began at 6:30 pm. Show More Summary

How schools kill creativity: Forget standardized tests, here’s how we really engage our kids

Test makers rake in bucks, students and teachers chafe under the strain. Here's a better way forward for everyone

Stanek Sunday quote: Jesus the pragmatist

Then the Pharisees met together to plot how to trap Jesus into saying something for which he could be arrested. They sent some of their disciples, along with the supporters of Herod, to meet with him. “Teacher,” they said, “we know how honest you are. Show More Summary

Glasgow Tsunami Warning

My old chum John McTaggart (a first class teacher and educationalist) has an eye for a good story and he spotted one here in this article by Jim Pickard from The Financial Times. Now this must be the first time in its history that the fair City of Glasgow has received the political equivalent of a tsunami warning. Show More Summary

Children Trained To Confront ‘Active Shooter’ In School — Good Idea, Or Disaster Waiting To Happen?

Larry Allen, a preacher, teacher and police officer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, runs a Christian school in the city that features an unusual class for the schoolchildren there. Allen teaches the kids to take down a school shooter on a rampage. Show More Summary

Confession of accused killer of Danvers High teacher ruled inadmissible

Back in March a Massachusetts judge ruled that the confession that Philip Chism made in the brutal murder and Rape of Coleen Ritzer is inadmissible. The judge ruled that he had doubts that Chism was aware of his Miranda rights so his confession and the evidence retrieved from his cell phone are now inadmissible. In […]

Why You Should Make a Pilgrimage to India

By Yoga Journal In this series of posts, YJ contributors share their experiences of yoga in its birthplace. If you've considered traveling to India to practice, to find your teacher, or to find yourself, learn more here weekly about what you can—and can't—expect. A pilgrimage to India promises an adventure like no other. Show More Summary

Tim Jefferson Beating Video: Gay High School Student Brutally Attacked, Stabbed With Screwdriver While Principal And Teachers Did Nothing

Tim Jefferson was attacked by a mob of students at Carver School of Technology who beat and even stabbed him with a screwdriver, all while teachers and the principal reportedly watched and did nothing. Jefferson, an openly gay student,...Show More Summary

Montana bar association honors a judge censured for victim blaming in underage rape case

19 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Montana bar association on Friday defended its controversial decision to honor a former judge who was censured for suggesting that a 14-year-old girl was partly to blame for her rape by a teacher whom the judge sentenced to just 31 days. The board of the Yellowstone Area Bar Association, a...

Substitute Teacher Accused Of Choking, Hitting Eight Children At Missouri Elementary School

A substitute teacher at the Spring Branch Elementary school in Independence, Missouri has been accused of hitting and choking at least eight children under his care. The incident was reported after a 9-year-old boy ran and told another teacher about the abuse. Show More Summary

4 Things Your History Teacher Didn’t Know About Native Americans — But You Should

Why do so many people in the US believe myths about Native people? The post 4 Things Your History Teacher Didn’t Know About Native Americans — But You Should appeared first on The Good Men Project.

'When Calls the Heart' Season 1 recap, from Elizabeth and Jack's romance to Abigail's investigation

"When Calls the Heart" fans, it's time for round two of the Hallmark Channel drama. The first season followed school teacher Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow) as she adjusted from her city life to her new life in a small coal mining town. Show More Summary

Teacher explains how standardized testing is hurting her first graders

A New York teacher has written a remarkable letter to Diane Ravitch explaining how the focus on standardized testing is hurting her students. Her first-grade students. Even though these kids won't be taking Common Core tests for twoShow More Summary

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The 56-page lawsuit against Columbia University for actively helping that rape chick with the mattress ruin that innocent guy’s life. The chick is crazy, the guy is confused, and the art teacher behind the mattress project is… well,Show More Summary

Crisis in American education as teacher morale hits an all-time low

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A slew of policies and technologies promising to dramatically revolutionize teaching and education over the past decade has not only failed to produce desired results, it has also led to a decline in teacher morale, with large numbers leaving the profession. A recent report for the Alliance for...

Ex-Queens teacher tried to solicit teen sex, pleads guilty

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

A former Queens high school teacher has pleaded guilty to trying to pick up a 14-year-old girl online.

Kansas kid corrects anti-drug teacher, cops raid his house

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The 11-year-old son of medical marijuana advocate Shona Banda spoke out in his Kansas classroom to correct his teacher's misinformation about pot; then the state of Kansas raided his house and took him away from his mother. Read the rest

Teacher: What I wish everyone knew about working in a high-needs school

The following post was written by a fifth-year English teacher in a Title 1 middle school who blogs anonymously at the loveteachblog. It captures both the joys and overwhelming burdens of working in an under-resourced school with a large population of high-risk students  and in a system that makes it difficult for teachers and students […]

Cannot Identify Vulcans by Their Blood Color

Teacher: This is pretty darn green bromothymol blue.Student: What color’s it supposed to be?Teacher: Um, bromothymol blue.–Stuyvesant High

Waitress Receives Whopping $3K Tip, Recipient Reveals What Inspired Him [Photo]

One waitress recently got the surprise of her life. According to the Milford Daily News, a man reportedly inspired by his middle school teacher, Richard Specht, decided to leave one his waitress a big tip – $3,000.00 to be exact! The...Show More Summary

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