About two weeks after American art teacher Dahlia Yehia messaged a friend to confirm that she had arrived in Pokhara, Nepal, her parents reached out to the US embassy in Kathmandu. Their 25-year-old daughter had left volunteer work in the earthquake disaster zone in Gorkha district and traveled to Pokhara...
Recently, former Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District junior high teacher Cornelius Smith was arrested for sexually assaulting a female student. During a series of sexual encounters with Smith, the 15-year-old victim was also impregnated by her former speech teacher. Show More Summary
The bride is a first-grade teacher, and the groom works in private investments.
Obviously, there wasn’t going to be any new footage at the Comic-Con Aliens panel today, what with it being a 30th anniversary celebration and all. What did happen is about what you expect, with Sigourney Weaver holding court, snarky jabs at David Fincher, and Bill Paxton yelling, “GAME OVER, MAN! GAME OVER!” to the delight of the assembled crowd. Show More Summary
The case of local teacher Michelle Malliet who is being evicted by the new owners of her building was settled out of court this week. [ more › ]
This teenager says his guidance counselor told him he was going to have to wear a bright green wristband so teachers could force him into the girls' bathroom. More » Teen Sues School for Trying to Make Trans Students Wear Identifying Wristbands is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.
A former student at an all-girls boarding school in Troy, NY, says her history teacher bound, gagged, and anally raped her in 1998, an incident she says the school administration covered up by asking her to leave. [ more › ]
TURKEY’S ERDOGAN CLOSING SCHOOLS AND FIRING TEACHERS: Stephen Green posted on this earlier. That isn’t all Erdogan’s doing.
A school system in Wisconsin has been making trans students wear green bracelets so they can be identified.
All that stuff you hear about how teachers unions protect bad teachers through the evils of due process and their general uniony badness? A new study for the National Bureau of Economic Research says nuh-uh. EduShyster interviews the...Show More Summary
It’s an annual tradition of sorts for parents all across the country. The summer starts to wind down. They get a letter from the school telling them about their student’s enrollment for the next year and who their teacher is. They start seeing hints of “back to school” at the store and in their mailbox. Show More Summary
For Marco Zappacosta, services like ride-sharing and home-sharing do not represent the future of work. The cofounder and CEO of Thumbtack has kept a close eye on the rise of the "gig economy" — or on-demand, short-term, unskilled jobs...Show More Summary
Breaion King, an Austin, Texas school teacher was driving, according to police, 15 miles above the speed limit. This is not exactly a remarkable event, unless it's completely mishandled. This is a time that turned out worse than youShow More Summary
The three elementary school teachers who reworked the "Ghostbusters" theme for the new movie are about to get some green dumped on them, but it's not slime. No Small Children -- drummer Nicola Berlinsky, singer Joanie Pimentel and h...
Just in case you don't think racism plays a role in police brutality. Officials in Texas are investigating two Austin police officers after video surfaced of a brutal arrest of an African-American elementary school teacher during a traffic...Show More Summary
The pop tycoon has a long history of sending lawyers after anyone who dared sully her meticulously crafted imagefrom her ex-guitar teacher to independent artists. Will Kimye be next?
Chicago teachers offended by a 2011 email written by Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) calling half of them “virtually illiterate,” crashed the governor’s press conference on Friday to challenge him to a “read-off,” reports the Chicago Tribune. Rauner has been under fire since...
Chicago teachers are most definitely not illiterate, and they want their governor to know it. Emails released this week by The Chicago Tribune reveal that Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) called half of Chicago Public School teachers “virtually illiterate” in 2011, before he was governor. Show More Summary
Gov. Bruce Rauner has achieved an elusive shit-where-you-eat hat trick over the last two days. [ more › ]
This is pretty upsetting to watch, though no guns are drawn and no one's killed. Maybe because it happened to a teacher. Maybe because we all know what can happen when things escalate like that. Read the accompanying article here.