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This Middle School Essay Question Has Detroit Parents Outraged

This Middle School Essay Question Has Detroit Parents Outraged

Novi student returned home in tears

One parent is criticizing a Detroit middle school for assigning an essay in which students are asked whether they'd rather be a factory worker or a slave. Read More »

Lifetouch Photographer Gets Flak Over Disabled Boy's School Photo

Parents of a 7-year-old disabled boy were outraged after they saw his class photo. Read More »

Black School Employees Accuse Black Supervisor Of Racism

Black School Employees Accuse Black Supervisor Of Racism

There's no shortage of cases in which workers claim they've been discriminated against by a supervisor because of race. But it's unusual for employees to formally complain of racism from a fellow member of a minority. Yet, that's the scenario that's played out in suburban Seattle, where nine black employees... Read More »

Principal Resigns After Reportedly Telling Gay Students They're Going To Hell

Principal Resigns After Reportedly Telling Gay Students They're Going To Hell

A Tennessee high school principal resigned on Thursday after telling gay students "you're going to hell" and a pregnant student "your life is over," according to student reports. The principal also allegedly demanded that students pray. At Haywood County schools, "physical contact" is a minor infraction, but... Read More »

7th L.A.-Area Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sex Acts With Student

7th L.A.-Area Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sex Acts With Student

Los Angeles-area parents continue to be rocked by accusations that teachers in the city's school system have engaged students in sexual acts. As the Los Angeles Times reports, a seventh L.A. school employee has been arrested, following an incident in which it's alleged he had sex with a 17-year-old female... Read More »

Gym Teacher Faked Bomb Threat To Get Out Of Work, Denver DA Says

Gym Teacher Faked Bomb Threat To Get Out Of Work, Denver DA Says

An elementary school gym teacher in Denver has been charged with a felony after she made a phony bomb threat, law enforcement officials say. Jennifer Gomes, 42, a teacher at the Escuela de Guadalupe school in northwest Denver, is charged with one count of false reporting of explosives, according to the... Read More »

Shrinking Texas School Payrolls Add To Unemployed  -- Not Good For Perry

Shrinking Texas School Payrolls Add To Unemployed -- Not Good For Perry

By PAUL J. WEBER SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The $4 billion in cuts to Texas public schools this summer might be starting to hit Gov. Rick Perry where it hurts most - his record on creating jobs. Texas lost 900 jobs in local school districts in August, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. August is... Read More »

School Superintendent Gives Up $800,000 In Pay

School Superintendent Gives Up $800,000 In Pay

By Tracie Cone FRESNO, Calif. -- Some people give back to their community. Then there's Fresno County School Superintendent Larry Powell, who's really giving back. As in $800,000 -- what would have been his compensation for the next three years. Read More »

Janitors Accused Of Stealing Hundreds Of Thousands From New York City Schools

Janitors Accused Of Stealing Hundreds Of Thousands From New York City Schools

Few use the janitor's closet as their ticket to stardom. The thankless post is often the province of those looking to make an honest dollar, and pay the bills. Read More »

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