A Burlington High School Spanish teacher went before a judge again Tuesday, after police said she violated court-ordered conditions from a previous arrest in the same case. wptz youtube
Teacher Petrona Smith alleges in a lawsuit that she was fired from teaching at New York City's Bronx PS 211 school in March 2012 after a seventh-grader reported that she'd used the word "negro" in a Spanish class. Smith, a West Indies native who is black, said she used the word in a lesson on the different colors. The word for the color black in Spanish is "negro."
Petrona Smith, a New York educator, has filed a lawsuit claiming that she was fired from a Bronx school in March 2012 after she used the word "negro" in class, reports Yahoo. Officials at P.S. 211 have not responded to the charges. The...Show More Summary
A teacher has been fired for using the word "negro," and she is now filing a lawsuit against the school saying that her use of the word was not in a racial context, but was purely educational.
A junior-high school Spanish teacher was reportedly fired last year for using the word ‘negro’ during class. The teacher, 65-year-old Petrona Smith, has filed a lawsuit against the school saying that she didn’t use the word ‘negro’ in a racial context and that the entire incident was purely a misunderstanding. The NY Post reports that [...]Show More Summary
Burlington, VA (The Weekly Vice) - Giovanna Yaranga, a 44-year-old Spanish teacher at Burlington High School, was jailed Saturday after she was allegedly caught in the back seat of her car with a student. According to police, an investigation was launched at around 8 p.m. Show More Summary
Glee's Matthew Morrison, a featured face of the Artists for Education special, credits two teachers at his performing arts school with the inspiration for his on-screen character, Spanish teacher and glee club coach Mr. Schuester.
With e-books, educators can see whether you’ve skipped pages or even bothered to open your textbook; a Spanish study claims there will be fewer people living on earth in the next century than now; meanwhile, although Portugal’s government has failed to impose austerity, it’s now come up with equivalent replacement measures. Show More Summary
Tito Santana is now a spanish teacher in New Jersey: "Half a dozen times a year he still gets the itch to wrestle. He dons the trunks he keeps boxed up in the basement and steps into the ring for a local independent promotion. This Saturday, Santana is headlining a show in Stirling at the Long Hill Community Center." Read more...
A Spanish teacher I know just got observed by her principal, who told her she used too much target language--in this case Spanish. Her AP, who is monolingual as the principal, sat there and nodded dutifully. These are tough times for language teachers, with requirements getting lower as students prepare for the do or die tests in math and English. Show More Summary
E-readers started surging in popularity during the late 2000s, but the first such device may have debuted over 60 years ago. A Spanish teacher named Ángela Ruiz Robles invented the "Mechanical Encyclopedia" in 1949 -- way before Nooks...Show More Summary
It probably seemed like a good idea at the time. An 11-year-old Spanish boy faked his own kidnapping, according to the UK's Guardian, because his mom and dad were set to meet his teacher later that day—and he didn't want to be around for the aftermath. Needless to say, things didn't go as planned. The [...]
French and Spanish high school teacher Maria C. Waltherr-Willard is suing the Mariemont school district, claiming it discriminated against her because she has a disability. She suffers from a phobia of young children, which is probably why she started out at a high school. Waltherr-Willard worked for the school district for 35 years, saying it [...]Show More Summary
“A longtime French and Spanish high school teacher is suing the Mariemont school district, alleging it discriminated against her because she has a disability – she has a phobia of young children.” [Cincinnati Enquirer] Tweet Tags: Cincinnati,...Show More Summary
The Roosevelt High School Spanish teacher accused of taking two male minor students home with her to have sex with them has been sentenced to five years probation and has been barred from teaching. [ more › ]
Over the holiday season, some of our long-time MADRE members have written to us telling us MADRE means to them. Violeta is the community service coordinator and lower school Spanish teacher at St. Hilda’s & St Hugh’s. It is her fourteenth year at the school. Violeta is originally from Argentina and grew up in New York. [...]
Erin Haskell MySpace Erin Haskell Twitter Toms River, NJ (The Weekly Vice) - Erin Haskell, a 31-year-old Spanish teacher at Toms River Intermediate South, has been charged after she allegedly had sex with a middle school student. According...Show More Summary
How many of you think the boy was packing young black kid?: HUBER HEIGHTS–A Wayne High School Teacher is accused of having sex with a minor. Kelsey Hartmann, 27, was arrested Wednesday in Huber Heights. According to a police report,
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