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‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Banned After Parent’s Complaint

58 minutes agoNews : The Inquisitr - News

John Green’s novel, The Fault in Our Stars, has been banned by the Riverside Unified School District in California. Riverside Unified School District’s Book Reconsideration Committee chose to pull three copies of the book from the shelves...Show More Summary

Arizona teacher fired after 25 years for defending student from racist bullying

59 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

A longtime elementary school teacher in Fountain Hills, Arizona was fired on Monday despite reportedly defending a Black student from racially-charged bullying, KNXV-TV reported. Board oficials with the Fountain Hills Unified School District voted to terminate Pam Aister after 25 years teaching in...

Don't give Supt. Deasy credit he doesn't deserve

2 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: Jim Newton commends Supt. John Deasy for the reduction in suspensions over the last two years in the Los Angeles Unified School District, that success being cited as a reason for his retention. ("Deasy's impatience threatens to overshadow LAUSD achievements," Column, Sept. 28)

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Gets Banned in Riverside Middle Schools

John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars has been banned in the middle schools within the Riverside Unified School District (based in California). Vanity Fair reports that a parent named Karen Krueger raised a complaint against the popular...Show More Summary

'The Fault In Our Stars' Has Been Banned In Schools

"The Fault in Our Stars," the popular Y.A. weepy that spawned one of the year’s most profitable films, has been banned from the Riverside Unified School District middle schools. The ban comes in response to a challenge from at least one parent, Karen Krueger, who felt the morbid plot, crude language, and sexual content was inappropriate for her children.

John Green's 'The Fault in Our Stars' banned in Riverside

One of the most popular young adult novels of recent times has been banned in Riverside. The Riverside Unified School District has forbidden John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars" in its middle school libraries.

L.A. Unified alerted to possible sexual misconduct by Berndt in 1983

In 1983, a South Los Angeles elementary school principal received a call about one of his teachers, a 32-year-old just a few years on the job. On a student field trip to a museum, Mark Berndt had dropped his pants, a parent complain...

This Is How The Fault In Our Stars Author Reacted To His Book Being Banned

Some books are a bit too mature for middle school, but does John Green's The Fault In Our Stars apply? According to six of the seven people in California's Riverside Unified School District's book reconsideration committee, it does,Show More Summary

FBI Knows ISIS Executioner's Name, Parliament Not Okay With Syrian Strikes, Drama in LA Unified Schools: P.M. Links

5 days agoNews : Reason

The FBI has learned the identity of the ISIS terrorist who savagely murdered American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. U.S. officials are not yet releasing the executioner's name. British Parliament agreed to airstrikes against...Show More Summary

Los Angeles schools knew about complaints against ‘tasting game’ teacher for years: report

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Los Angeles Unified School District knew of complaints made against a former teacher some 30 years before he was convicted of taking bondage-style photographs of his young students, some with spoonfuls of semen held to their faces, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday. Court documents...

LAUSD knew of misconduct by Miramonte teacher in 1983, records show

The Los Angeles Unified School District had received complaints of inappropriate behavior by a Miramonte Elementary School teacher nearly three decades before he was arrested for lewd acts against children, according to court docume...

L.A. Unified oversight panel rejects $42 million for computers

The Los Angeles school district's bond oversight panel rejected a move Thursday by officials to spend an additional $42 million on new computers, including purchases under a controversial — and recently suspended — technology contra...

California school celebrates Banned Book Week by banning ‘Fault In Our Stars’

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A California school district kicked off Banned Books Week by banning a book from one of its own libraries. The Riverside Unified School District’s book reconsideration committee voted 6-1 on Monday to pull three copies of “The Fault In Our Stars” from the middle school library after a parent...

L.A. school board to meet Tuesday; likely to discuss Deasy's future

The Los Angeles Unified School District has tentatively scheduled a special closed-door session for Tuesday, during which the future of Supt. John Deasy is likely to be discussed.

‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Joins The ‘Ban-Wagon’ During Banned Books Week

Best-selling novel, The Fault In Our Stars (TFIOS) has been banned from Riverside Unified School District’s Middle Schools. The ban was passed Monday, September 23, one day after the start of Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week was started in 1982 to ‘celebrate the freedom to read’. Show More Summary

If some in LAUSD are uncomfortable, Deasy is doing something right

To the editor: Thank you for the editorial reminding us how far the Los Angeles Unified School District has come recently. As someone who has worked as a third-party evaluator of schools and district programs, there is a nostalgic gravity of the status quo in the school system that is...

13-Year-Old Gets Punished at School With Detention for Sharing His Lunch With His Friend

Just when you thought that the education system couldn’t be any more ridiculous, there’s this story. In an effort to prevent lawsuits, Trinity Alps Unified School District has instituted a

O.C. teacher opposed to cat dissections sues school district

A former English teacher at Newport Harbor High School is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated against her after she publicly questioned the need for students to dissect cat carcasses.

LAUSD Ditches Grenade Launchers--But Keeps M16 Rifles

The Los Angeles Unified School District is giving up "three grenade launchers" it acquired for its police department, but it will keep the "60 M16" rifles and an armored vehicle. According to the Associated Press, the district received...Show More Summary

LAUSD's cautious approach to heat creates issues for football teams

At 3:12 p.m. on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Unified School District's athletics office sent an email to the athletic directors and assistant principals from its 83 schools informing them that all outside activities and practices were canceled because of heat.

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