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May 13, 2011:

Students Suspended from School for Facebook Parody of Principal (No Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 3:36 PM

URL: http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/05/10/36439.htm
Title: Courthouse News Service
Date: May 10, 2011
Category: Student Rights

FRESNO, Calif. (CN) - A student says high school officials had police arrest and interrogate him, then suspended him for 15 days for logging onto a Facebook page...

High School Principal Upset Over Facebook Parody, Has Student Arrested at School (No Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 3:07 PM

URL: http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2011/05/clovis_west_facebook_parody.php
Title: San Francisco News, The Snitch
Date: May 10, 2011
Category: Student Rights

Here's a bizarre story from the far-flung corners of Fresno County. A Clovis West High School principal got more than upset -- he...

May 5, 2011:

Teacher tells Muslim student she must be grieving for bin Laden (4 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 1:24 AM

A Texas high school teacher has been placed on administrative leave following an incident where he allegedly told a 9th grade Muslim girl in his algebra class "I bet that you're grieving" on Monday following the death of Osama bin Laden. According to one parent at Clear Brook High School in Houston who spoke about […]

May 2, 2011:

Civil rights suit filed on behalf of 10-year-old, arrested following school fight (2 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 9:44 PM

NEW YORK - A federal civil rights lawsuit was filed Friday, on behalf of a Bronx girl, Sofia Bautista, 10, who was arrested by the NYPD last April.

Following a fight Sofia had with another girl in her third grade class, in which nobody was injured, the police were called. The officers ...

April 30, 2011:

Wanette Schools Respond To Student's Suspension For 'I (Heart) Boobies' Bracelet (3 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 11:14 PM

WANETTE, Oklahoma -- A Wanette High School junior said she was suspended last week for wearing a bracelet that said "I (heart) boobies."

Ashley Willis said she was wearing the bracelet to raise awareness for breast cancer. Her grandmother was a breast cancer survivor.

Willis said she was told...

April 27, 2011:

Mississippi Student Hospitalized after Paddling (2 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 10:36 PM

INDEPENDENCE, Miss. - A 14-year old Mississippi high school student was rushed to LeBonheur Children's Hospital for surgery Friday after he blacked out following a school paddling Thursday.

In Brief:
-Student's mother gave permission for school to administer corporal punishment
-A few minutes...

April 23, 2011:

What World of Warcraft taught me about Education (1 Comment)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 6:44 PM

by Don Elwell, Ph.D. Director, Greylight Theatre This article was prompted by three significant experiences: ones that have really rewritten how I feel as an educator about what we’re doing. The first, as he title suggests, was getting sucked into playing World of Warcraft online. Don’t get me wrong, I’m an inveterate nerd, and did the […]

How I Failed Myself... and All of You (1 Comment)Posted in: Commentary by Argon @ 6:11 PM

I Failed Myself… and All of You by “Argon” John “Get busy, John,” said the teacher. John glared at his test booklet and refused to move. A look of annoyance was beginning to form on the teacher’s face. “John!” she said. “Do your test!” “I don’t want to,” he said. She grimaced. “Well,” she said. […]

April 22, 2011:

Finland's Educational Success? The Anti-Tiger Mother Approach (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 6:32 PM

Spring may be just around the corner in this poor part of Helsinki known as the Deep East, but the ground is still mostly snow-covered and the air has a dry, cold bite. In a clearing outside the Kallahti Comprehensive School, a handful of 9-year-olds are sitting back to back, arranging sticks, pinecones, stones and […]

Teen dropouts no longer allowed to drive? (2 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 1:23 AM

A bipartisan measure at the Capitol would forbid teen dropouts from getting driver's licenses.

A bipartisan bill moving through the Legislature would deliver what backers say is tough love to keep kids in school by barring young high school dropouts from getting driver's licenses.

"Driving is...

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