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    Under pressure from the teachers union, Los Angeles school officials have changed their plan to create four optional “acceleration days” to boost student learning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of taking place on Wednesdays at what the district had described as strategic points of the school year, the days will fall at the beginning of winter break and spring break under a tentative agreement, the teachers union announced Wednesday. Union members must still approve the deal, according to United Teachers Los Angeles. Under the original schedule, the first of these days was set to take place in three weeks, on Wednesday Oct. 19, but the potential value of that particular day had become increasingly uncertain. Under the announced agreement, the original four acceleration days will revert to regular school days and the school year will end four days earlier as a result. Under the new plan, the acceleration days will fall on Monday, Dec. 19; Tuesday, Dec. 20; Monday, April 3, and Tuesday, April 4. The teachers union had characterized the acceleration days as a waste...
    Click here for a complete list of our election recommendations. Mt. Diablo school trustees have faced repeated challenges during the pandemic. And they have shown they’re up for the task. Which is why we see no reason for voters to replace the incumbents who are facing challenges in the Nov. 8 election. We recommend voters reelect Debra Mason in the northern Area 1, which includes Bay Point and parts of Concord, Martinez and Pittsburg, and Cherise Khaund in the southern Area 4, covering Clayton and parts of Concord and Walnut Creek. The Mt. Diablo Unified School District has come a long way from the deceptive and scandalous bond measure and secretive and politically charged administration of a decade ago. But today’s trustees have faced new challenges. Debra Mason  In 2020, months after Mt. Diablo trustees hired a new superintendent, the county Office of Education warned that the district was in danger of not meeting its bills. That was followed a couple of months later by another warning, this time that a tentative labor deal with the teachers’ union would...
    A leader of Southington, Connecticut’s Families for Freedom organization told The Connecticut Star she views the district superintendent’s support for a teacher who introduced a vocabulary worksheet for high school students, instructing them in the tenets of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and gender ideology, as a “slap in the face to parents.” “We are going to be pushing for policy change because it was clear that this teacher taught outside the curriculum,” said Susan Zabohonski during a telephone interview. “Taught a biased paper without following the proper procedure. Yet, the superintendent said he’s still going to back this teacher and all teachers going forward.” As The Connecticut Star reported, a Southington High School English teacher’s student worksheet that defined vocabulary terms often associated with concepts from CRT, such as “systemic racism” and “white privilege,” and from gender theory, including “cisgender” and “gender-non-conforming,” drew anger from parents, students, and members of the community who expressed their views at a board of education meeting September 8. Following that board meeting, Heidi Lockwood, a philosophy professor and the graduate coordinator of the...
    Teachers in one Florida county are being offered luxury living at bargain-basement prices as part of an initiative to keep them from relocating to other areas. Construction has started on a 29-story, $190 million apartment building in Brickell, one of Miami-Dade's most expensive communities. It is part of a $225 million public-private partnership to build a public school and apartment tower on county property. The area is in the city's financial district and sports multiple million-dollar luxury condos with views of Biscayne Bay. A 465-unit apartment high-rise will include 279 apartments that will be leased at market prices. The other 186 units will be reserved and rented to those seeking affordable housing, including teachers and other local workers who have lengthy commutes. THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM WORKS TO SUSTAIN THE SYSTEM, NOT FOR STUDENTS The $35 million K-8 school being built on the property, which is expected to wrap up construction in early 2023, will also include 10 one-bedroom apartments solely for teachers who work at the school. “This is important because education is the building block for...
    The New York City Department of Education has fired another 850 teachers and aides for refusing to comply with its COVID vaccine mandate, bringing the total number of school staff terminated over the mRNA shots that have not prevented the spread of infection to 2,000. Some 1,300 department employees agreed to comply with the vaccine mandate by September 5 after taking a year of unpaid leave with benefits, the New York Post reported. The department informed personnel they would have to be vaccinated by that date or be “deemed to have voluntarily resigned.” According to the Post, department officials said 450 staff – about 225 teachers and 135 aides – obtained the shot by September 5 and have returned to work. The remaining 850 employees were terminated. The firing of the teachers comes as a massive teacher shortage has taken place in the United States after 280,000 teachers left the workforce in the wake of the pandemic. WKBW reported in March that Jolene DiBrango, executive vice president of New York State United Teachers said about 180,000 teachers must be hired in the...
    Ten Bulloch County Schools educators will receive a total of $2,500 in Extra Yard for Teachers grants thanks to the College Football Playoff Foundation and Georgia Southern Athletics. Each teacher will receive a $250 classroom improvement grant to fund the project outlined in the competitive grant application submitted to GA Southern earlier in September. This year GA Southern is partnering with the CFP Foundation to provide a total of 20 grants to teachers in Bulloch, Chatham, and Liberty counties, the three home locations of the university’s campuses. Each grant recipient will also receive two free tickets to the GA Southern vs. Ball State Football Game on Saturday, September 24, at Paulson Stadium. Grant recipients will participate in an on-field recognition and presentation during the game. This game is also Georgia Southern’s Teacher Appreciation Football Game to recognize all educators for their impact. The Extra Yard for Teachers program is the national, primary platform of the College Football Playoff Foundation in collaboration with participating colleges and universities like GA Southern.  The program seeks to elevate...
    De Blasio said, "Every adult in our schools is now vaccinated, and that's going to be the rule going forward." Mayor Eric Adams maintained the mandate, recently noting that "city workers served on the front lines during the pandemic, and by getting vaccinated, they are, once again, showing how they are willing to do the right thing to protect themselves and all New Yorkers." Those who did not do what was perceived by Adams to be "the right thing" did not have their livelihoods protected, despite having "served on the front lines." In addition to firefighters, police officers, and teachers losing their jobs on account of personal medical decisions, tens of thousands of health care workers were similarly terminated after Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul expanded her predecessor's mandate to include staff in various additional hospital settings.Timing and legalityWhereas the firing of thousands of unvaccinated NYPD police officers may leave an overburdened police force with even fewer hands to deal with a 36% surge in crime, the loss of thousands of educators will similarly have a negative impact on...
    by Reagan Reese   A Christian university is being sued over its policy prohibiting the hiring of LGBTQ teachers. Students and educators filed a lawsuit against Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington, alleging that the university violated its fiduciary duty and engaged in fraud by enacting a religious-based hiring policy which hinders educators in same-sex relationships from getting hired. The lawsuit targets the leaders of the board of trustees, calling them the “rogue board” and asking for their removal from their positions, as well as demanding a jury trial. The Free Methodist Church, which founded the school in 1891, threatened to remove its connection to the school if the policy was removed, the lawsuit alleged. Two members of the board of trustees for the university are leaders at the church. “This hiring policy, loathed by the SPU community, prohibits the employment of otherwise qualified LGBTQ+ people at SPU if an LGBTQ+ applicant or employee is married to, or in relationship with, someone of the same sex,” the lawsuit stated. “These men brush aside the severe and widespread harm they continue to...
    With school back in session for the current year, teachers are scrambling to get all of the supplies and support they need to make it a successful year. However, most of the time, teachers have to resort to asking family, friends, community members, and even the internet for help to buy resources for their classrooms. Source: VICE News/YouTube The United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, so why can’t we afford to pay our teachers a fair wage and make sure that students have the supplies and resources that they need? Teachers’ salaries continue to decline despite how essential their positions are. Teaching has consistently been ranked as one of the most stressful positions in the country. A recent study found that K-12 schools in the United States are underfunded by $150 billion annually. Many have focused on cutting teacher pay and defunding education, but it’s time to turn this around. Sign this petition to demand that all states increase budgeting for classroom resources and salaries for teachers! In the Richest Country in the...
    Welcome to the Glean, MinnPost’s twice-daily roundup of Minnesota news. For WCCO-TV Esme Murphy says, “The three-day Minnesota nurses strike appears to be on for Monday morning. At 7 a.m. Monday, 15,000 nurses are scheduled  to strike against 16 major hospitals in the Twin Cities, Moose Lake and Duluth. Leaders said this is the largest nursing strike in U.S. history. Seven health providers will  be affected: M Health Fairview, Essentia, Health Partners, Allina Health, Children’s, North Memorial and St. Luke’s.” This from Stribber Tim Harlow, “In a one-day survey conducted earlier this year, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services found school bus drivers across the state observed 1,003 stop arm violations. To combat the dangerous behavior, DPS this year has awarded more than $6.2 million to schools and transportation companies to install cameras to help catch lawbreaking drivers.” An MPR News story by Hannah Yang says the Willmar public schools have tapped teachers from places like the Philippines to fill staffing holes this year. “This is the first time that Willmar Public Schools has tapped teachers...
    (CNN)Shanika Whiten has devoted over two decades to working for the Los Angeles Unified School District. But recent soaring inflation, combined with the lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, have put the 42-year-old special education assistant -- and countless teachers and school staff across the US -- under immense pressure as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Whiten is among the lucky ones who have received help to secure affordable housing, but she feels for those who are not so fortunate.First day of school in Seattle delayed as educators go on strike"It's sad to live the way we are because of inflation," said Whiten. "And everything is going up except your paycheck. Your paycheck isn't going up so it's like, 'how am I going to continue to survive?'"In a 2020 survey, the National Education Association found that 16% of educators are having trouble making rent or mortgage payments, up from 12% before the Covid-19 pandemic. Read MoreThe association stresses the need for greater pay increases, in addition to more affordable housing options and other benefits. The pandemic...
    SCHOOLS are back to school this month but one person who won’t be heading to the class room is Claire*. The former supply teacher, who lives in the south east of England, worked in the large secondary school for three years.  1A supply teacher has lifted the lid on what it was like working in a secondary school for three years (file photo used)Credit: Getty And it was hell. “It was more like riot control than teaching,” Claire, in her 30s, told Fabulous in an exclusive interview. Now she shares her story: STOOD in the front of my class of 35 pupils, I ducked to avoid the avalanche of flying food. But - wham - an apple hit me smack bam in the middle of the head. More on teachingNOT KIDDING I’m a nursery teacher - everything my kids had meltdowns over from week one NAME CHANGER I’m a teacher - the names you SHOULD pick for your child I was a supply teacher at a large secondary school in the south of England.  I thought it was going to...
    The children who lived through the Uvalde school shooting started their first school year since the massacre this week. To comfort the traumatized students, 10 golden retrievers were ready to greet them.  Students at schools across the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District are being greeted by 'comfort dogs' as they return to class for the fall semester. Many students expressed fear and anxiety about returning to the classroom.  The mass shooting at Robb Elementary School left 19 students and two teachers dead on May 24. 'I'm so scared and shocked after what happened at my old school, and I'm still scared and nervous,' Zeke Wyndham, whose fourth grade classroom was down the hall from from those targeted, told CNN on his first day back.  'I can still hear the gunshots,' he said.  Robb Elementary been closed since the deadly shooting, and students have been transferred elsewhere. Students anxiously got out of their cars as 10 golden retrievers recruited from all over the country were present as comfort dogs. 'There was a lot of hesitancy and anxiety about getting out of the car...
    A PRIMARY school teacher has claimed she was bullied and fired for being "too sexy" for the classroom. Patrice Brown, 33, said the headteacher at her Atlanta school took issue with her skin-tight dresses and hip-hugging leggings. 2Patrice Brown's headteacher gave her the boot for supposedly looking too sexy for the classroomCredit: instagram 2Photos of Patrice wearing tight skinny jeans in the classroom went viralCredit: instagram In 2016, photos of Patrice wearing tight skinny jeans and leopard print shoes in the classroom of little ones went viral - and she was soon dubbed #TeacherBae online. Patrice insisted her clothing was well within the "vague" guidelines for teachers in the city. But six years later, her headteacher allegedly gave her the boot for supposedly looking too sexy for the classroom. She told the New York Post: "I’d always go to work and take pictures of myself in the classroom setting, showing off how much I love my profession and looking beautiful while teaching kids. Read more world newsKICK IN THE RUBLES Inside Putin's hopeless CORRUPT army as troops flog gear on Russian EBAYPLAYING WITH...
    Teachers union leader Randi Weingarten claimed Thursday that it was politicians who have turned teachers into "social justice warriors." Parents and teachers want to focus on what is best for the children, Weingarten said during a town hall with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, but restrictions on books and answering controversial questions have led to burnout. "Very few teachers thought that they were going into teaching to be social justice warriors," Weingarten said, according to Fox News. "That has been what has created some of the burnout. And that's not parents. That's politicians. Parents just want the best for their kids. And so do the teachers." RANDI WEINGARTEN APOLOGIZES FOR TWEETING FAKE LIST OF BOOKS BANNED IN FLORIDA Randi Weingarten speaks at a March for Our Lives rally in support of gun control. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Weingarten added that a lack of respect for teachers has contributed to the teaching shortage. "It has not been easy, not just the last two years, but the inequity, the injustice, the lack of opportunity, the lack of...
    On Tuesday, August 30, the Daily Signal published an op-ed by radio host and far-right culture warrior Dennis Prager that was infamously headlined, “Women Are Disproportionately Hurting Our Country.” The piece has been receiving a lot of negative feedback, with Prager’s critics emphasizing that he isn’t even trying to hide his “misogyny,” but rather, is putting it on full display and reveling in it. In the op-ed, Prager writes, “It’s true that females are not inclined to violence or predatory sexual behavior as men are, but this hardly means that girls and women don’t have to learn to control their natures…. It should be obvious that at least two generations of parents — especially among the well-educated — did not teach many of their daughters to control their emotions and think rationally. The result is that women are disproportionately active in doing damage to our society.” Prager goes on to list some of the reasons why he believes that women, who comprise the majority of the U.S. population, are “disproportionately” tearing down American society — and he cites “education” as...
    by Eric Lendrum   A public school district in Louisville, Kentucky is forcing all teachers to undergo training sessions that feature far-left curriculum, including Critical Race Theory and pro-LGBTQ+ attitudes, in preparation for the new school year. As reported by Fox News, Jefferson County Public Schools hosted a “Racial Equity Training” session earlier this summer, which featured such concepts as anti-racist math, implicit bias training, and “Whiteness theory,” among others. The session included forced reading for the teachers such as the books “How to be an Antiracist” and “White Fragility,” both written by black nationalist Ibram Kendi. The presentation, given by Atherton High School Assistant Principal Julie Chancellor, declared that racism is “so pervasive” in America that it is “almost invisible,” and that such racism allegedly “affects education specifically.” The training featured a slideshow pointing out racial disparities between the student body and the faculty, claiming that while only 40 percent of students in the district are White, 84 percent of the teachers at the school are White. “White teachers perceive the academic ability of their black and brown students...
    by Hunter Tower   According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 37.3 percent of students in grades 3 through 11 met the grade-level “proficient” standard for mathematics in statewide testing for the 2022 school year. Only 55 percent measured up in literature/language arts and 63.7 in science. To put these results in perspective, just two years earlier, 45.4 percent performed at grade level in math, while 62.4 met the standard in literature and 66.4 did so in science. Apparently pleased with this abysmal showing, however, the education department turned its attention this summer to rethinking gender pronouns. The Pennsylvania DOE’s webpage explains: “In addition to the traditional pronouns (he/him, she/her, they), some people prefer to use gender-neutral pronouns, such as ne, ve, ze/zie and xe. If you don’t know a student’s preferred personal pronoun, it’s always best to ask.” The webpage defines “binary gender” as the “faulty concept that there are only two genders: male and female.” Intended as a resource guide for educators, the webpage includes a lesson plan urging teachers to host a “gender-neutral day” for students as young...
    BRITAIN'S "strictest head teacher" has shared her top tips for keeping naughty kids under control. Katharine Birbalsingh, 48, is the founder and headmistress of the Michaela Community School in Wembley - a diverse school in one of London's most deprived areas. 2Katherine Birbalsingh is known as Britain's strictest headteacherCredit: Stewart Williams 2Katherine Birbalsingh gave out her expert advice to other teachers on TwitterCredit: Twitter/@Miss_Snuffy The high-achieving school was established in 2014 by Birbalsingh as headmistress and has often been described as the "strictest school in Britain". Over summer the West London academy saw 98 per cent of its students achieve 4+ (C) or more in last week's GCSEs. And the top headteacher has now shared her expert advice on social media after one follower asked for tips for a young teacher on how to take control of a classroom. Sharing on Twitter, where she has nearly 100,000 followers, Birbalsingh gave four key tips to teachers heading back to the classroom. Most read in UK NewsBOOT CHAMPS Inside Brit training camps which turn Ukraine civilians into killing machinesSTATION HORROR Man arrested after 'trying...
    "Teachers across the district have been told by administration to either remove or restrict student access to classroom library texts for fear of a potential accreditation downgrade associated with any perceived violations of HB 1775," Boismier stated. In July, two Oklahoma schools had their accreditation demoted for violating HB 1775. The English teacher told the news organization that she was required to sign a signature sheet regarding the school's updated policy on literature in the classroom just one day before school began. "Given the serious legal consequences for teachers and districts regarding HB 1775, NPS has placed a renewed emphasis on ensuring our teachers and staff have reviewed their classroom resources to ensure all materials are age and content appropriate. We've asked that teachers have either personally read the titles in their classrooms or can provide at least two professional sources verifying their appropriateness," NPS public information officer Wes Moody told KOKH. Moody told the news outlet that Boismier was not telling the truth about being removed from her position for sharing the QR code link but that the...
    The Georgia Department of Education is launching a statewide Employee Assistance Program for all full-time public-school teachers and staff in the state, along with Pre-K teachers. Georgia’s Public Education Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a partnership between Kepro and GaDOE, and will be provided at no cost to districts, schools, or employees. This program is designed to support the mental health and wellness of teachers and staff and will allow access to mental health counseling, financial and legal resources, work/life referral services, and more. Services are available starting today, and teachers and staff will receive additional access information directly from GaDOE or from their district or school. The EAP is free, confidential, and supportive – neither the state nor local districts or schools will have access to information shared in counseling or consulting sessions. “Teachers and school staff work hard each day to prepare Georgia’s children for successful futures,” Governor Brian Kemp said. “From teachers to counselors to cafeteria workers, all members of our educational staff play a critically important role in keeping...
    (CNN)The climate crisis rarely evokes feelings of joy, but a discovery this week had some scientists excited about what a drought has revealed. Dinosaur tracks from around 113 million years ago were uncovered in a riverbed in Texas due to severe drought conditions -- and more prehistoric findings are likely as water levels continue to drop.Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. PrimariesResults are in from Tuesday's primaries in New York, Florida and Oklahoma, and key parts of the November election slate are now locked in. Democrats in Florida picked Rep. Charlie Crist to challenge Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis in the fall -- and it will not be an easy task. DeSantis has amassed $132 million for the general election, a record sum for a gubernatorial candidate who isn't self-funded, and he has animated the Republican base more than any other GOP politician aside from former President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, in New York,...
    Pupils at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde where a gunman shot dead 19 of their classmates and two teachers in the deadliest US mass shooting for a decade are now enrolling in online classes because they are too scared to return to school for the new year. The children have told their parents they 'don't feel safe' going back to school, three months after the massacre that has devastated the Texan community. As a result, many parents in Uvalde have enrolled their children, still traumatized by the sounds of the bullets, in online classes which have been approved by the state while others are considering enrolling them in private schools.  Tina Quintanilla-Taylor, whose nine-year-old daughter Mehle was supposed to start fourth grade at a new school which is just a mile from Robb Elementary School, has decided to enroll her in online classes instead after her daughter told her: 'I don't feel safe'. Speaking of the children who had attended Robb Elementary School, Quintanilla-Taylor told The New York Times: 'They are not ready for the new school year. Nobody feels safe going...
    Kyiv, Ukraine (CNN)The new school year is a day of celebration in Ukraine, where children dress up and give bouquets of flowers to their teachers. But Russia's invasion has cast a shadow on the happy day. Now educational facilities across the country are racing to build bunkers and bomb shelters for returning students. As schools prepare to open their doors in September, many educators are grappling with the fact that they don't have the ability to provide safety to pupils, or peace of mind to parents, should their schools come under attack. "Our schools are not designed to be used as defensive facilities," Serhii Horbachov, Ukraine's education ombudsman, told CNN. In Irpin, a leafy suburb of the capital Kyiv, fighting has wrecked parts of School Number 17, one of the largest in the city that teaches more than 2,400 children aged six to 17. Shrapnel has damaged the school's roof and broken all its windows.The gaping holes in bright-colored walls and floors of the school have since been fixed with concrete and plaster. With the help of the United Nations...
    (The Center Square) — Georgia teachers are expected to spend $96 million of their own money on classroom supplies, more than their counterparts in several surrounding states. A new report from MyElearningworld.com revealed that Peach State teachers plan to spend more than teachers in North Carolina ($77 million), Tennessee ($51 million), South Carolina ($42 million) and Alabama ($38 million) plan to spend. However, Georgia teachers plan to spend less than teachers in Florida ($117 million). This year, teachers nationwide plan to spend $3.2 billion on classroom items. Teachers can deduct up to $300 of out-of-pocket classroom expenses when filing their federal tax returns. "Well, first and foremost, federal lawmakers could increase the amount teachers are allowed to deduct on their federal tax returns for classroom supplies," Scott Winstead, the founder of MyElearningworld.com, told The Center Square. "Right now it's only up to $300. It was $250 when the incentive first began in 2022. Would it mean more teachers? Doubtful, but it definitely could help soften the blow to teachers' wallets a little bit." Last month, Georgia...
    Manhattan-based political commentator Deroy Murdock is a Fox News Contributor. As if Dr. Martin Luther King never lived, and George Wallace never died, the Minneapolis Public Schools have embraced old-fashioned, naked bigotry: In case of layoffs, they will ignore classroom effectiveness, override seniority and dismiss white teachers before ‘educators of color.’ One might respect this madness if it at least were written in clear, bracingly cold English -- e.g., ‘Fire Whitey first.’ Instead, the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers’ new contract with its school district swaddles this policy in a euphemistic fog: ‘If excessing a teacher who is a member of a population underrepresented among licensed teachers in the site, the district shall excess the next least senior teacher, who is not a member of an underrepresented population.’ Education and law experts blast this ludicrous measure. A new contract between Minneapolis Public Schools and the teachers' will dismiss white teachers before ‘educators of color.’ It's just 'naked bigotry,' Deroy Murdock writes Ryan Girdusky, founder of the 1776 Project PAC, which supports patriotic school-board candidates, called it what it is: ‘Critical Race...
    (The Center Square) – One of Wisconsin’s outgoing lawmakers is using the back-to-school rush to push lawmakers to pay teachers more. Rep. Gary Hebl, D-Sun Prairie, on Wednesday released his final back-to-school op-ed in which he says lawmakers must do more. “Education is the foundation upon which Wisconsin can solve any issue that confronts us. We need a well-educated workforce, whether that education is in science, liberal arts, or the trades,” Hebl wrote. “We have to adequately invest in our schools if we are to maintain a high-quality public school system.” His comments come as schools across Wisconsin claim they're in the midst of a teacher shortage. Milwaukee Public School leaders on Tuesday said they are 230 teachers short for the new school year. Madison Metropolitan School leaders said last month they have more than 100 openings, and school districts as small as Manitowoc say they are resorting to signing bonuses to try and fill their open slots. “If we consistently underfund our schools, qualified teachers will find other fields of employment, valuable educational programming...
    A former candidate for Minnesota governor compared the deal between the Minneapolis public schools and teachers union - which promotes laying off white teachers ahead of those of color - to racist Jim Crow-era laws. Former Republican candidate Kendall Qualls called the deal 'repugnant' on Fox and Friends this morning, characterizing it as 'unamerican.' 'It's just repugnant,' Qualls, who is black, said, 'You it you think about the discrimination that we faced in this country back in the 50's and 60's, it was wrong then. It's wrong now regardless of who is the victim it's wrong. And we shouldn't stand for it as a country.' The deal was struck between Minneapolis Public Schools and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers union after a two week strike spearheaded by union president Greta Callahan last spring.  It states that instead of teacher layoffs or relocations being decided based on seniority – as is typical – schools can ignore that protocol and dismiss senior staff members if otherwise a teacher of color would be laid off. Also speaking on Fox and Friends was Kofi Montzka, a...
    Los Angeles school officials began the new school year Monday with a sense of urgency over the pending release of low and declining standardized test scores, a scramble to get the best professionals helping students and the ongoing search for an estimated 20,000 “missing” students. Supt. Alberto Carvalho responded to these massive challenges by promising a “year of acceleration” in the nation’s second-largest school system. Part of that initiative was undertaken in a public event last Friday as counselors and administrators, including Carvalho, worked the phones and hit the streets to identify students who have missed too much school, failed to reenroll or never enrolled in the first place. “Obviously, we cannot teach the absent child,” Carvalho said Monday at the end of the first day of classes. “That is why we have launched the iAttend initiative that began last week with our first day of recovery, a day that’s going to be repeated for as long as we need it. “We have a lot of lost kids in Los Angeles,” he said. Many of these students were...
    A new contract between public schools and the teachers' union in the city of Minneapolis is causing outrage because it may see white teachers laid off at the expense of teachers of color. The stipulation is part of a new agreement starting in spring 2023 between the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and Minneapolis Public Schools ending a two-week long teachers' strike.  Part of the agreement was an attempt to re-format how the school district hires and keeps teachers of color.  The new contract says that, while teachers subject to layoffs or relocations will typically done based off seniority, they may go outside the order to avoid doing that to a teacher who is 'a member of a population underrepresented'.   This prioritizing may apply to bring back teachers who were laid off should re-hires occur.   A new contract between public schools and the teachers' union in the city of Minneapolis is causing outrage because it may see white teachers laid off at the expense of teachers of color The stipulation is part of a new agreement starting in spring 2023 between...
    A WOMAN has said that she’s been body-shamed for years, with teachers calling her fat when she was a student. Nina Osegueda, previously went viral online after posting a TikTok revealing that she had been reprimanded at two different jobs as her figure left her looking “too sexy” while wearing regular office wear. 4Nina Osegueda says that she was fatshamed at school, and has since lost jobs due to her figureCredit: TikTok/@ninaosegueda 4She says that she's been told her outfits are inappropriate for the work place, even if they would be considered suitable on someone with a different body typeCredit: TikTok/@ninaosegueda In the clip she posted Nina says: “I learned that no matter how appropriately I’m dressed, my body is so distracting that I will never be dressed appropriately enough for the workplace.” She’s now spoken to the Daily Star, revealing that this hasn’t been the only time in her life that she’s been body shamed, and that she was even fat-shamed by her teachers at school. She says: "I was on the swim team for most of my childhood...
    by Reagan Reese   The country’s largest teachers’ union suggested a book about kneeling for the national anthem as part of its August 2022 summer reading list, according to its website. The National Education Association (NEA) listed the book “Why We Fly” by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal, which features marijuana use and tells of two girls on the cheerleading squad who take a knee for the national anthem after being inspired by a football star protesting in the media, according to the website. Discussion questions and related resources on athlete activism are also provided by the NEA to pair with the reading. Guiding discussion or reflective writing questions for the reading include, “what does it mean to be an ally? An accomplice? When are good intentions not good enough?” and “what examples of discrimination, racism, or racial privilege can you identify from the book? From your own experiences?” the website showed. The discussion guideprovided asks kids to discuss the role of social media in controversial situations, especially in their community. Other resources linked are “Understanding #TAKEAKNEE And Athlete Activism” which discusses the symbolism of...
    by Evan Stambaugh   A Minneapolis teachers union contract stipulates that white teachers will be laid off or reassigned before “educators of color” in the event Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) needs to reduce staff. After the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and MPS struck a deal on March 25 to end a 14-day teacher strike, the two sides drew up and ratified a new collective bargaining agreement complete with various proposals. One of the proposals dealt with “educators of color protections.” The agreement states that if a non-white teacher is subject to excess, MPS must excess a white teacher with the “next least” seniority. “Starting with the Spring 2023 Budget Tie-Out Cycle, if excessing a teacher who is a member of a population underrepresented among licensed teachers in the site, the District shall excess the next least senior teacher, who is not a member of an underrepresented population,” the agreement reads. According to the United Federation of Teachers, “excessing” means “reducing staff in a particular school when there is a reduction in the number of available positions in a title or license...
    There is growing outrage over a California school board's decision to give a pro-communism, ANTIFA teacher a generous $190,000 payout instead of firing him after he was exposed for trying to indoctrinate kids to become 'revolutionaries'.  Gabriel Gipe was last year exposed by Project Veritas. A teacher at Inderkum High School, he plastered his classroom with photos of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong with the slogan 'Antifascist Action'.  The Natomas Unified School District placed him on paid leave pending an investigation and four months later, struck a deal with him in which he received $190,000 and he tendered his resignation. That deal was made public this week.  Now, there is growing outrage over the payout.  Gabriel Gipe was paid $190,000 to resign from his role at Inderkum High School after being exposed by Project Veritas for trying to push his ANTIFA agenda on kids  Gabriel Gipe displayed an Antifa flag in his classroom in the high school despite kids saying it made them uncomfortable Gipe also displayed a poster of Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong in his classroom at Inderkum High...
    THOUSANDS of Americans are to receive a new $125 direct payment ahead of the school year next month. Eligible teachers and staff in Georgia will receive a second $125 “Back-to-school Supply Supplement”  for the new school year, according to the governor's office.  2Brian Kemp, governor of Georgia, and his wife Marty Kemp speak to a teacher during a Back-To-School kick-off event at Ola High School in McDonough, Georgia,Credit: Getty 2Teachers are getting $125 in supply refunds.Credit: Getty “As we head into a new school year, we will not stop working to provide our educators with the tools they need to set their students on successful paths of lifelong learning,” said Governor Brian Kemp said in a statement. “We hope this Back-to-School Supply Supplement will help provide necessary resources as they get their classrooms set up and welcome children back to safe, secure, and productive learning environments.” A similar program was instituted for the Spring of 2022. All child care teachers and select staff members, as well as family child care, and learning home providers who “work to provide instructional and...
    Daryl Howard, an equity instructional specialist in Montgomery County Public Schools says it’s important that children see themselves in the classroom, that teachers are trained in learning differences, and for teachers to “love Black boys like your own.” WTOP/Kate Ryan Teachers and administrators gathered Tuesday at Reservoir High School in Fulton for seminars on subjects ranging from data collection, curriculum, social-emotional supports, and recruiting and retaining educators from diverse backgrounds. Andrea Kane, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education talks with a colleague at the 2nd annual summit of Achieving Academic Excellence for Black Boys in Howard County. Kane is a former Superintendent of Schools in Maryland’s Queen Anne County. WTOP/Kate Ryan Vermelle Green, MSDE board member has been an outspoken advocate for creating programs to improve educational outcomes for Black boys in Maryland’s public school system. WTOP/Kate Ryan (1/4) Share This Gallery: Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share via email. Print. Black boys are at the top of suspension and expulsion rates and at the bottom of test scores,...
    Veteran teachers have been fleeing Iowa schools at such an alarming rate that the Des Moines School District is now paying them $50,000 to stay for at least one more year. Buffeted by culture war clashes and burnout, Iowa educators have had enough and are checking out in droves, leaving the public school system depleted of teachers for the next year. More than 500 teachers resigned or retired from the Des Moines public school system this summer alone, according to Axios. And this summer is better than last, the news outlet reported. In an effort to end the exodus, Iowa's largest school system has offered teachers 60 years old or older with 15 years in the classroom an extra $50,000 to stay on for the 2022-2023 school year. The Des Moines School District held a job fair recently trying to fill the 150 open positions before the school year starts Des Moines public school teachers union head, Joshua Brown, said that teachers are burnt out because of the culture wars Even after 58 teachers agreed to stay on an extra...
    (CNN)Nathan Day was up early Thursday morning helping his son get ready for work when he received a message from a neighbor asking him to save her grandchildren from the rising floodwaters. Day, a former coal miner who lives in Hindman, Knott County, said he was unaware of what was happening in the region until he received the message saying the children needed help getting out of their house."I didn't know what they was talking about, then I went outside," Day told CNN. "You heard a lot of people screaming and begging for anyone to help."That day, Eastern Kentucky saw flooding that officials have called unprecedented, with entire houses and bridges swept away and communities isolated because of flooded roads. At least 35 people have died in the flooding, and many who survived lost everything they had. Hundreds of people are still missing. How to help Kentucky flood victimsDay and his wife, Krystal, had no boat, so they waded through the water to help save the five children and two mothers who were stuck on the roof of their home.Read...
    by T.A. Defeo   Georgia plans to give a $125 supplement to teachers in the state to offset the cost of classroom materials and ostensibly help students rebound from learning losses suffered amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Georgia officials cannot say how much money in total the state plans to give public school teachers as part of the “Back-to-School Supply Supplement” program. Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, announced the initiative targeting full-time public-school teachers and staff “who work to provide instructional and supportive services directly to students on a daily basis.” Under the plan, they can use the money to buy materials and supplies for “age-appropriate” educational purposes that help students. “We hope this $125 ‘Back-to-School Supply Supplement’ will aid in these efforts and help us close the learning loss gap caused by the pandemic,” Kemp said in an announcement. “When it comes to protecting our children and their bright futures, we will not quit or slow down. That work will continue well into the new school year and those that follow.” Spokespeople for the governor and the Georgia...
    Getty Patrick and Brittany Mahomes on March 04, 2020. Quietly, and without fanfare, Brittany Mahomes has once again been making a major impact in the Kansas City community and beyond. You might be familiar with the social media hashtag campaign, #clearthelist, which has been aiding teachers and schools in affording necessary classroom supplies on their Amazon wishlists since 2019. Well, what started as a helpful idea has become an annual back-to-school fundraiser and this summer, Mahomes has been using her influence to get involved. ALL the latest Chiefs news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Chiefs newsletter here! Join Heavy on Chiefs! Fans Applaud as Brittany Gives BackIt’s unclear when Mahomes first thought to join the cause but after a Rochester teacher turned to the Chiefs’ unofficial first lady on July 14, she just dove straight in from that point on. Of course ???? — Brittany Mahomes (@BrittanyLynne) July 14, 2022 From there, Mahomes posted an Instagram story that told teachers to tag her with their wish lists, and she’s been retweeting ever since. @BrittanyLynne...
    Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis, continuing his months-long, fear-based attack on the LGBTQ community, appears to be claiming that elementary school teachers are “instructed” to tell children they they might be transgender, and insisting if anyone dares to disagree with him, they are “lying.” His claim, which appears in a clip posted by The Recount, is drawing massive outrage on social media. “This will be for elementary school kids, where they’re instructed to tell them, ‘You may have been born a boy, that may have been what you said, but maybe you’re really a girl.’ That’s wrong. That has no place in school – so that is happening in our country. Anyone that tells you it’s not happening is lying to you,” DeSantis, talking very fast, says in the video. READ MORE: ‘Political Propaganda’: Top LGBTQ Org Blasts DeSantis’ Latest ‘Demonizing’ Attack on Transgender Children “So I think what we did in Florida was very important, we laid down a marker to make sure that that’s not something that gained a foothold here, in the state of Florida, and our...
    A 13-YEAR-old autistic boy died after vomiting and urinating on himself as he was pinned down by teachers for nearly two hours, according to his family. Max Benson died in November 2018 after he was restrained when he reportedly became violent at the now-closed private Guiding Hands School in El Dorado Hills, California. 3Max Benson, 13, died in 2018 after being pinned down by a teacher for nearly two hours at a private school in California, according to officialsCredit: CBS Sacramento 3The Guiding Hands School in El Dorado Hills has since been closedCredit: CBS Sacramento 3Guiding Hands school site administrator Cindy Keller, right, principal Starranne Meyers, center, and teacher Kimberly Wohlwend, left, have been indicted for manslaughterCredit: AP The teen had allegedly spat on a classmate before he was restrained face down, according to a civil lawsuit filed by his family and cited by KCRA. He was unresponsive when paramedics arrived at the scene, and was pronounced dead at the hospital two days later, according to officials. Former principal Staranne Meyers, site administrator Cindy Keller and teacher Kimberly Wohlwend were...
    Bulloch County Schools welcomed back faculty and staff for the first day of pre-planning for the 2022-2023 school year. Among the more than 2,000 returning, 225 new employees were officially welcomed last week during the district’s annual New Hire Orientation. 70 of the new employees are teachers. The new school year begins on August 1. The school district’s annual New Hire Orientation was held on July 20, at Statesboro High School. The day-long, spaced-themed event included a welcome from Superintendent Charles Wilson, key sessions on multiple topics such as safety and benefits, lunch, and a trade show with many local and area support vendors. “We are excited to welcome our new stars to Bulloch County,” said Alli Baxter, the district’s chief human resources officer. Prior to New Hire Orientation, new teachers met on July 15, at Mattie Lively Elementary School, for the first of ten Induction Teacher Program sessions. These new educators will meet once per month through May. Led by the district’s team of instructional coaches, the monthly sessions...
    THERE has been a major update almost four years since a boy died in school after teachers had restrained him for hours, causing him to urinate and vomit on himself. The 13-year-old autistic student, Max Benson, suffered brain damage after being held face-down by his teachers for nearly two hours, according to The Sacramento Bee. 3Stacia Langley is pictured mourning the death of her son, Max BensonCredit: AP 3Max Benson (pictured) died at the age of 13 after his teachers restrained him for nearly two hoursCredit: CBS Sacramento Benson died a day after at the UC Davis Medical Center, WDTN. This incident occurred on November, 28, 2018 at Guiding Hands School Inc., a private special needs school that is now closed in El Dorado County, California. One of the school's employees allegedly put Benson into the restraint after a reportedly violent outburst, CBS 13 reported. CBS 13 reported earlier that Benson allegedly spit on a classmate, which he was known to do because of his disability. Read more in crimeIBROX COP HELL Four men arrested at Rangers vs Tottenham after...
    During the day, Mel Vezina supervises and mentors high school boys who live on campus at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont. At night, he sleeps in his van. One year ago, after working for more than a decade at the school, and living out of his van, Vezina saved enough money to buy a house in Sacramento with the help of a roommate. He lives there on weekends, but to avoid the fatigue of long commutes and soaring gas prices, he lives and sleeps in his van during the week. He is not alone. Many teachers at the school make long commutes, or double up with family or roommates because they cannot afford housing nearby — or are in the same position as Vezina. “I’ve made a big sacrifice to live in my van because there’s no housing I can afford here,” signed Vezina, who is deaf. “I just want to make sure I can stay here at this job … I chose to work at the school to help the children and the community, and that’s...
    I used to be a bit cynical about social and emotional learning programs, or SEL as they are known in educational circles. My 9-year-old’s previous school tried to teach him skills such as self-regulation and empathy, but in practice the whole thing felt like just another item on his busy teacher’s daily checklist. The kids would rush through an eight-minute breathing exercise, only to be rushed off to their 10-minute lunch and 10-minute recess. I suspected they would learn more, socially and emotionally speaking, from extra time spent eating and playing — and by skipping the mini-meditation. But when my son switched schools last year, I saw how effective SEL can be. Like most kids, he entered the 2021-22 school year socially and emotionally bruised by the pandemic. His ability to trust educators, the academic process and his peers, and to motivate himself and take responsibility for his actions, had all been wounded. The new school anticipated these would be issues for many and spent the first two months working on social and emotional skills. Unlike the previous school that...
    The billionaire owner of the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers faces accusations he paid a then 17-year-old ballerina $75,000 for sexual favors.  Daryl Katz, 61, is accused in a counter-claim filed by Mitchell Taylor Button and his wife Dusty, the former principal dancer with the Boston Ballet against a group of ballerinas who have accused them of sexual abuse. Seven ballerinas, including Sage Humphries, alleged assault in 2021 against Dusty Button and Mitchell Taylor Button, who worked as a dance teacher. One of the accusations includes Humphries' claim that the couple raped her at gunpoint, according to the New York Times.  The Buttons filed a third-party counter-claim earlier this month saying that the pair were involved in a consensual 'throuple' relationship with Humphries and claims she had been involved in three sexual relationships as an underage girl with older man, including Katz.  The billionaire owner of the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers, Daryl Katz (pictured), faces accusations he paid a then 17-year-old ballerina $75,000 for sexual favors as part of a lawsuit facing her fellow ballet dancer Sage Humphries is part...
    PARIS Fury and her boxing champion husband Tyson are reported to be worth around £70million, so can afford to be generous with gifts. The mum-of-six showed how she had made gift bags for her kids’ teachers as they broke up for the summer holidays. 4Paris Fury has revealed the presents she bought her kids' teachers at the end of the school termCredit: Parisfury1/Instagram 4Taking to Instagram, Paris showed off the goodie bags she made for the teachers which included bottles of wineCredit: instagram Taking to Instagram, Lancashire-based Paris, 32, showed how the bags contained bottles of wine and other treats. The glamorous mum wrote: “Last day of school so teachers’ gifts ready.” Tyson and Paris are parents to Venezuela, 12, Prince John James, 10, Prince Tyson II, five, Valencia, four, Prince Adonis Amaziah, three, and Athena, who is one next month. The couple revealed they took eldest daughter Venezuela out of school at the age of 11. More on Paris FuryGOTTA BASH 'EM ALL Inside Tyson and Paris Fury's incredible Pokemon party for son PrinceBOX OFFICE Paris shares pics of...
    A national teachers’ union poll shows that positions adopted by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis are supported by most voters. During Florida’s 2022 legislative session, DeSantis championed a number of education -related bills that his opponents often labeled as extreme. During the session, Equality Florida, a LGBTQ advocacy group, released a television advertisement “blasting” DeSantis over his positions. However, a battleground-state survey commissioned by the American Teachers Federation shows a majority of voters approve of DeSantis’ education policy positions. For example, one poll question found that voters, by a 32 percentage-point margin, said they were more likely to vote for candidates who believe public schools should focus less on teaching race and more on core subjects. DeSantis signed a bill that banned Critical Race Theory in schools. Another poll question found that voters, by 27 points, said schools should be banned from teaching sexual orientation and gender identity to kids in kindergarten through third grade. DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education bill (SB 1834), which expanded parental rights and limited the discussion of gender-related issues in elementary school grades. And by...