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Colorado Education Association President Kerrie Dallman said it was “a clear attempt to limit the voices of educators who are planning to exercise their First Amendment rights and stand up for their students in the face of years of underfunding.” Gardner doesn't think the jail provision is as controversial as it ...
PHOENIX (AP) — The only two black members of the Arizona Legislature were formally chastised for speaking out against a Republican lawmaker's published column, which included a racial slur and they say derided black activists while attempting to discredit leaders of a teacher group protesting for ...

The Department of Homeland Security is investigating whether the civil rights of a Long Island teenager were violated when immigration officials used admissions he made to police as an informant to mark him for ... Henry first asked his high school English teacher to help him escape the gang in 2016.
“The current effort to permanently undermine New York's teacher evaluation system takes us backwards, masks inequity, and will lead to more and unnecessary testing,” read a statement from Ian Rosenblum, executive director of The Education Trust-NY. Rosenblum's group is part of a national nonprofit run ...
This week, the United States Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights Data Collection released new data on racial disparities and other forms of discrimination in virtually every school and school district in America, from pre-K through 12th grade. Collected every two years, the data shows which ...
Brooke May, a teacher at the school, claimed last month that the shirt violated the dress code and said the 8th-grader could have his "Second Amendment rights when [he] turns[s] eighteen," according to the complaint. The dress code prohibits "obscene" language, anything that "may be deemed a safety ...

Instead, organizers of the teacher-led #RedForEd movement are calling it a "walkout," as did teachers and school staff involved in recent protests in West .... "The challenge is that under certain jurisdictions, public-sector workers do not have the right to strike, so in those jurisdictions the employees may ...
Right off the bat, it should be noted that teacher strikes do not meaningfully impact student performance. Harris Zwerling of the Pennsylvania State ... Accusing the teachers of neglecting the students is a particularly hard sell when it comes to the Oklahoma walkouts. The state has already offered the ...
As teachers in the historically red states of Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Arizona are following in the footsteps of educators in West Virginia and turning out in droves to demand higher pay, reliable pensions, and greater government investments in the public school system, some Republican state leaders are ...
While many said the recent approval of a raise for teachers was a step in the right direction, several educators at the Oklahoma rally said more overall funding for their schools ... Heather Caram, another teacher at the protest, told MSNBC that she would soon be leaving Oklahoma to accept a job in Georgia.
... Women's Rights National Historical Park. The exhibit, featuring selected work created by Mynderse students and three of their teachers, opens Wednesday and continues through the end of April. The collaboration is the result of art teacher Andrew Day participating in the National Park Service Teacher ...
Arnett, a social studies teacher at Franklin High School, is accused of having inappropriate electronic communication with a student. Superintendent Michael Sander told The Journal-News that administrators learned of the allegation after the school day on Monday. Sander said administrators met early ...
After 37 years serving the Northern District of Illinois, retired U.S. District judge Milton I. Shadur died on Jan. 15 at the age of 93. Some of Shadur's high-profile cases dealt with court-ordered school desegregation in Chicago, improving jail conditions in Cook County and addressing the rights of prisoners.
Should there be a ban on abortions following the discovery of Down syndrome in the developing unborn child? March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day, a day dedicated to advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome. You voted: Yes. No. Vote View Results. Back ...
"The District's concern is that Ms. Bailey insists that it is her right and that it is age appropriate for her to have ongoing discussion with elementary-aged students about her own sexual orientation, the sexual orientation of artists, and their relationships with other gay artists," the district said in a statement.
ROCKLIN (CBS13) — A Rocklin High School teacher is on paid administrative leave over her views about the national school walk out. ... For now, Benzel hopes the national student walkout prompts a bigger conversation, not just about second amendment gun rights, but first amendment free speech.
The National School Walkout is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in every time zone and last for 17 minutes -- a minute for each life lost in the Parkland school shooting. ... In it, the Supreme Court ruled students don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.".

Average salary for an Oklahoma public school teacher is the lowest in the country, and the state faces a severe teacher shortage. Ninety-one public school districts out of 584 have reduced the school week to four days, according to Bishop, and at some schools, teachers can only make 30 photocopies a ...
The sheet of paper distributed by the teacher states Sharia Law, or Islamic religious law, gives Muslim men sexual rights over any woman or girl not wearing the hijab, or head scarf; allows a man to marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9; and requires Muslims to lie to non-Muslims ...
“The work is all-encompassing,” said Karla Hilliard, a high school English teacher in Martinsburg, W.Va., and one of roughly 20,000 teachers who .... teacher strike, in New York City in 1968, were first active in the civil rights movement, including the 1963 March on Washington and Freedom Summer in 1964 ...
A viral Facebook post a few days after the Parkland shooting from a high school teacher in a wheelchair was meant to uplift us, to remind us that in an inclusive world, ... Many of us already have to battle our school districts to comply with the federal law that grants our children basic rights to an education.
Uzbek reporter freed after 19 years to become teacher ... More than a dozen prominent journalists and rights activists have been released since Karimov´s death, including Dilmurod Said, who was freed in early February, feeding hopes for a thaw in one of the former Soviet Union´s most repressive states.
As Jessica Salfia, an English teacher at Spring Mills High School in Berkeley County, W. Va., wryly told NPR's Weekend Edition, "apparently they need ... s teachers earn among the lowest pay in the nation, according to a National Education Association ranking, with an average salary in 2016 of around ...
Even in rural regions of upstate New York, where many cherish the right to own firearms, there has been no clamor for authorizing teachers to bring their firearms to school, said Don Carlisto, a teacher for 22 years who is on staff at Saranac Lake Middle School. “I talk to people from gun country here in rural ...
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: In this photo illustration, The Twitter logo is displayed on a mobile device as the company announced it's initial public offering and debut on the New York Stock Exchange on November 7, 2013 in London, England. Twitter went public on the NYSE opening at USD ...
The school district's complaint also asks the court to weight the public's right to know against Carter's right of privacy “taking into account the charges are not based upon Ms. Carter's status as a school employee or the young man's status as a student.” It asks that if the information is released, the school ...
Amendment Zing!s ... I'm a teacher, don't want to carry a weapon in school, but if I did, and had to use it, color would not play a part in how I used it! Leave it to .... Bill Cotterel's point on his comparison to Equal Right's Amendment is that quiet, thoughtful voters have more influence than shrill voices.
(Note: Zing!s on this blog are unedited for spelling, grammar and style.) The "vote ... you are right! As a teacher and parent I think it is ill advised that teachers bring guns into their classroom-regardless of their training. ... How can you be FOR the right to life and AGAINST the ban on deadly assault weapons?
ATLANTA (AP) - A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and fired a handgun, sending students running outside or hunkering down in ... Within minutes of the Dalton shooting, students there took to social media, calling for restricting gun rights.
MIAMI — Gun control legislation is moving at an unusually fast pace in the Florida Capitol following a deadly high school shooting, which has pushed ... Linda Beigel Schulman, the mother of Scott Beigel, a geography teacher who was killed, told lawmakers her son had become a teacher to teach, not “to be ...
On March 8, 1990, then-Attorney General Roger W. Tompkins, a Democrat, wrote an opinion saying, "There is no right to strike against the state. Thus, any strike or concerted work stoppage by the public teachers of this state is illegal. … It is our opinion that any strike by public teachers is illegal and may be ...
Trump then asked the crowd which they'd rather have — their Second Amendment rights or the tax cuts that Republicans recently passed. The deafening applause overwhelmingly ... And the teacher would have shot the hell out of him," Trump said of the Florida shoooting. Trump also got applause from the ...
“I just said the other day, that I hope if anything positive comes out of this page, it's that educators find their voice and learn how to use it appropriately to stand up for their rights and the rights of their students,” said Slone. She added, “Many members of this group are out of their comfort zones, advocating ...
Every Christian, and particularly every Christian school in America should be paying attention to what is happening to Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in Miami right now. Government is not threatening them (yet). The lynch mob of public opinion is. And why? Because they adhere to Christian doctrine ...
A Missoula prosecutor is asking a judge to deny the Frenchtown School District's request for a copy of the criminal investigation file of teacher Troy Bashor ... In his response, Lowney wrote the school district's initial request for the investigation file didn't delve into the legal balance between a person's right to ...
7. Each winner will receive a FOX 29 Top Teacher Award, and 10 tickets to the Teacher's Ball hosted by the Franklin Institute on Thursday, May 17, 2018, and a $100 gift card to AC Moore. Total retail value of winners' prize package is $500 each. Prizes are provided by The Franklin Institute and AC Moore.
In today's film news roundup, Netflix buys Maggie Gyllenhaal's drama “The Kindergarten Teacher” and production starts on Mads Mikkelsen's “Polar” ... Netflix has bought North America rights to Maggie Gyllenhaal's drama “The Kindergarten Teacher” a month after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
The Right intends to use Janus to gut public employee unions, weakening what is the strongest constituency in organized labor. This in turn ... (Although I am not a West Virginia school employee, I was invited to join the closed group because my writing about teacher unionism has informed the organizing.
McDougal, in her first on-the-record comments about A.M.I.'s handling of her story, declined to discuss the details of her relationship with Trump, for fear of violating the agreement she reached with the company. She did say, however, that she regretted signing the contract. “It took my rights away,” McDougal told me. “At this ...
With the original footage as its anchor, "Traffic Stop" (which is up for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject) follows King, an energetic elementary-school math teacher, through some of her daily routines. She also reflects on her life up to the moment she pulled into that parking lot, ...
she asks rhetorically. During Black History Month, for instance, Brown pairs excerpts of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1964 book “Why We Can't Wait” with freedom songs from the documentary “Soundtrack for a Revolution.” “I want them to know how music was utilized during the civil rights movement,” she said.
“I just said the other day, that I hope if anything positive comes out of this page, it's that educators find their voice and learn how to use it appropriately to stand up for their rights and the rights of their students,” said Slone. She added, “Many members of this group are out of their comfort zones, advocating ...
Attacking Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on the recruitment issue of guest teacher, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleged that the L-G refused to have a discussion on the issue of granting ... Backing Sisodia, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the L-G's stand over the issue was not correct.
Every Christian, and particularly every Christian school in America should be paying attention to what is happening to Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in Miami right now. Government is not threatening them (yet). The lynch mob of public opinion is. And why? Because they adhere to Christian doctrine ...
The average teacher salary in our state is $48,375, which ranks us 39th in the nation and leads to a considerable wage gap between teachers and other ... Focus is placed on the feelings of the few students who constantly wreak havoc while the rights of the hard-working students and teachers are ignored.
A Missoula prosecutor is asking a judge to deny the Frenchtown School District's request for a copy of the criminal investigation file of teacher Troy Bashor ... In his response, Lowney wrote the school district's initial request for the investigation file didn't delve into the legal balance between a person's right to ...
Jackie Katz, a history teacher at Wellesley High School in Wellesley, Mass., says student discomfort is a big challenge when talking honestly about slavery. "When you bring up racism, kids start getting really defensive, thinking that they're to blame," says Katz. "To feel comfortable, you need to have a really ...
"Then, a P.A. announcement came over," recalls the longtime teacher and administrator, now retired. "And I could tell ... In recent years, though, civil rights organizations, community activists and even L.A.'s main teachers union have publicly pressured the district to abandon the policy. They've formed a ...
Gregor, 61, a former Fairview Elementary and Agua Fria Elementary teacher, is facing two more charges of first-degree rape, after he rejected a plea deal, ... involve the same victim, occurred in Defendant's classroom while he was R.P.'s fourth grade teacher, and include the same witnesses,” Horton wrote.
That's because the new funding plan ties teacher pay to regional housing values, which lawmakers hope will help districts offer competitive wages, and ... “When you do any sweeping overhaul like that, a formula for 295 school districts doesn't necessarily get it right the first time,” said Sally McLean, chief ...


 

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