Bronx Bombers Acknowledge Young Scientists
BRONX - The youngsters at P.S. 119-X were acknowledged in a letter by the New York Yankees for creating a replica of the famous stadium during their annual science fair, this year titled, "The Beautiful Bronx P.S. 119-X Science Fair.”
NYC School Watchdog Pushes for Ban on Teacher-Student Social Media Communication and Personal Cellphone Use
The Special Commissioner of Investigation (SCI), the watchdog agency for New York City's public schools, has consistently recommended that the city's education officials prohibit school employees from communicating with students on social media and personal cellphones. The push follows a series of investigations into inappropriate communications between school employees and students. However, the education department has yet to adopt the recommendation, as it believes the existing guidelines and consequences for the misuse of technology are sufficient.
Des Moines public schools increases investment in staff retention amidst teacher shortage
DES MOINES, IA. - Des Moines Public Schools is taking action to combat the growing teacher shortage in Iowa, particularly among out-of-state recruits. The district has announced an increased investment in staff retention to maintain a typical school day and prevent classroom overcrowding.
Teacher says she resigned because students have no respect for authority: "looking forward to peace and quiet"
With today's 'woke' culture, it seems that so much has changed in terms of norms as well as societal values, and this includes today's students. The news reports numerous incidents and scenarios where teachers have expressed their frustrations and disappointments in what they must face on their jobs every day.
Oklahoma Cheer Coach Arrested & Charged With Child Rape
45-year-old Jennifer Hawkins was charged on Wednesday after rape claims were made against her. The claims alleged that Hawkins had sex with a male student over 300 times over the span of five years from 2017-2022.
Bill would guarantee all teachers $60,000 minimum pay
A new bill proposed in Congress would create a minimum national pay for teachers of $60,000 a year. The bill was proposed by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. “As school districts across the country report serious staffing shortages largely due to unprecedented levels of stress, burnout, and low pay, Sen. Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, on Thursday introduced essential legislation to begin to address the major teacher pay crisis in America and ensure that all public school teachers earn a livable and competitive wage that is at least $60,000 a year and increases over the course of their career,” the Marj 9, 2023, news release, issued by Sanders’ office says.
FREE EVENT: Bringing African American History to the K – 12 Classroom.
Dr. Rebekah Cordova, an education specialist, will talk about creating new lesson plans on African American history for K-12 classrooms, by utilizing the oral histories captured by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP).
There has been a 300% increase in teacher resignations in the state of Washington.
SEATTLE — According to an analysis of statistics provided by the Calder Center in the state of Washington, the school year 2017–2018 had the highest number of teachers quitting their jobs as classroom instructors than any other year in the prior 30 years.
Woman Blindsided After Her Son’s Teacher Calls His Lunches “Inappropriate and Disgusting”
Figuring out what to pack your kids for lunch can be difficult. Kids are often picky eaters and school lunches are limited by what you can reasonably keep hot/cold for hours. One mom thought she was doing a good job giving her five-year-old son a lunch he would actually eat that featured a few healthy items. But she was shocked to find her son's teacher had major issues with what she was packing him.
16-Year-Old Earns a Higher Salary at a Pizza Joint Than Teacher Mom With a Master's Degree
A man took to Reddit to complain about how his 16-year-old son, who works at a pizza joint, earns more money than his teacher wife who has a master’s degree. His wife is employed as a preschool teacher at a private Christian school. The school is connected to a large church located in a wealthy neighborhood and has many generous donors.
One mom told her young son how valued he is; in everyday affirmations
Parents are in a position to raise a society of self-confident and emotionally stable individuals. No one else can do the job as well as a thoughtful parent. One writer at Forbes pointed out:
Texas Senate Supports $7500 Payments to Retired Teachers
All 31 Texas Senators support a proposal to give a $7500 check to retired teachers. There was some good news for retired teachers in Texas today with the strong Senate support of a bill that would lead to 186,000 retired educators aged 75 and over receiving a $7500 benefit.
Working Parents Fight Back Against School's Early Release Plan
The Mount Desert Island Regional School System has been working on a plan to release elementary school students 90 minutes early on 24 of the 36 Wednesdays in the school year. This proposal was created in order for teachers to have time to create a “multi-tiered system of supports” to better meet students’ needs.
How Governor Dunleavy’s New Education Bills in Alaska Aims to Improve Student Education and Parental Involvement
Governor Mike Dunleavy recently announced two new education bills that aim to provide better education opportunities for students across Alaska. The first bill, known as the Parental Rights in Education bill, requires school districts to adopt procedures for ensuring physical safety and privacy of students in locker rooms and restrooms. This bill also emphasizes parental involvement in their children’s education by creating meaningful notice and consent requirements.
Retired Teachers Meeting Scheduled at Rattan, Oklahoma
Retired teachers are having a tough time making ends meet. The retired teachers and support personnel association of Pushmataha County has scheduled a meeting on March 8th at 11:00 a.m., which will take place in the library of Rattan, Oklahoma Public School.
Opinion: Transgender Woman and Teacher with Size Z Prosthetic Breasts is Placed on Paid Leave from Her Job
Pictures and accounts from neighbors showing that Kayla Lemieux rarely wears size Z prosthetic breasts outside of work angered her employer and district parents. Unless you've been living under a rock, you have probably heard about Canadian and transgender woman, Kayla Lemieux, who happens to be a shop teacher at Oakville Trafalgar High School in Ontario. She has attracted international attention due to her extremely large size Z prosthetic breasts with huge protruding nipples that she wears to work in front of her teenage students.
Teacher Refuses to Open Five-Year-Old's Snacks at School Leaving her Hungry
A woman’s five-year-old daughter has severe food intolerances where if she eats the wrong thing could lead to a hospital visit. So she is really careful with what she has for snack time at school. The woman found a really fun snack for her online that her daughter can eat so she sends that to school, which she has been taking to school with her for months. However, the child's teacher refuses to open the snack for her. She tells her story on Reddit.
Pressure Mounts for Gov. Abbott to Approve Pay Increases for Texas Teachers
A Texas task force established by Gov. Greg Abbott early last year to advise on strategies to overcome the teacher shortage in Texas has finally made its recommendations. The group of educators and school administrators comprising the task force proposes that lawmakers increase salaries, improve training and commit to respecting teachers’ time.
Disabled student gets unexpected gift from teacher and cheerleaders after bullying incident
Amy Babineaux is an inspirational teacher and a true example of the positive change that can occur in schools when adults prioritise student well-being. Amy was faced with a group of 15 seventh-grade boys with varying disabilities, but none so evident as the physical disabilities of one of the students, Adam*. When Amy overheard a cruel exchange of bullying remarks, she knew that a ‘normal’ intervention wouldn’t have the lasting impact she wanted.
Mississippi Senate advances bill allowing armed educators
JACKSON, MS. - The Senate in Mississippi has taken a step towards allowing school teachers and staff to carry firearms on campus. The bill, known as the Mississippi School Safety Guardian Act, was advanced by the Senate and would establish a program to train and arm educators who would act as school safety guardians. The program would be established within the Office of Homeland Security in the Department of Public Safety.