By Russell Goldman
A transgender teacher is suing a New York City Catholic school after more than 30 years working there, claiming that it wrongfully terminated him for growing out his hair, painting his fingernails and being "worse than gay."
In a lawsuit, Mark Krolikowski, 59, alleges that after 32 years... Read More »
Have you ever experienced the feeling at work that everyone around you is unstable? That you're the only level-headed worker in a workplace populated by colleagues whose fits and outbursts are unpredictable, or even psychopathic? Read More »
BERLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- A former "Teacher of the Year" in a New Jersey school district was fired after being arrested for allegedly streaking through an apartment complex. Mark C. Bringhurst, a tenured fifth grade teacher in Vineland, N.J., was the first educator to lose his job under the state's speedier new... Read More »
By Annalyn Censky
NEW YORK -- After four years of layoffs, teaching jobs are finally coming back. Public school hiring rose this summer to its highest level in six years.
Local school districts added 79,000 education jobs this July through September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's the... Read More »
Lots of workers waste time at work, but few would want to broadcast video of themselves doing it. But New York technology teacher Francesco Portelos is doing that just to protest his suspension, which he says has left him to languish in a "rubber room" -- a detention center for teachers.
Portelos (pictured... Read More »
A Texas middle-school principal faces criminal charges after she allegedly hatched the plan to plant a camera in a high school girls locker room.
Wendee Long, principal at Wayside Middle School in Fort Worth, is accused of using her daughter to place a cell-phone camera inside an Argyle High School... Read More »
Natalie Munroe, a 30-year-old 11th grade English teacher at Central Bucks East High School in Pennsylvania, wasn't very fond of her students. So she began a blog in 2009 under the name Natalie M. on which she slammed her pupils for being "frightfully dim," "lazy whiners" and "utterly loathsome." (The blog has... Read More »
FONTANA, Calif. -- A Southern California high school teacher was arrested on suspicion of directing students to assault at least one other student in a classroom hazing incident, police said Sunday.
Emmanuel Delarosa, 27, was arrested Saturday along with four students after another student, who said that he was... Read More »
NEW ORLEANS -- A Louisiana judge ruled Wednesday that thousands of New Orleans school employees were wrongfully fired after Hurricane Katrina shut down the city and its schools in 2005.
Judge Ethel Simms Julien awarded more than $1 million to seven people who filed the class-action suit against the New Orleans... Read More »
SAN ANTONIO -- A Texas teacher will lose her job after ordering more than 20 kindergartners to line up and hit a classmate accused of being a bully, a district spokesman said Friday.
The teacher at a suburban San Antonio school is accused of orchestrating the slugfest after a younger teaching colleague went... Read More »
For some 8 million Americans, part-time jobs are a way of life. Many are cobbling together several part-time gigs while they search for that elusive full-time job. Some, though, prefer part-time work because it offers flexibility and time off for other pursuits, including raising kids.
But... Read More »
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- The daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman has been dismissed as a volunteer track coach at a small Eastern Oregon high school because she escorted a 17-year-old boy to the prom.
Melissa Bowerman, 41, who had been coaching the Condon/Wheeler track and field team with her... Read More »
By Sarah Brumfield
BALTIMORE -- Two public school teachers and a school administrator are sharing the spoils of last month's record Mega Millions jackpot, planning trips to Europe, new homes and a daughter's college education, Maryland Lottery officials said Tuesday. Read More »