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Teacher Threatened To Fail Student For Ending Sexual Relationship: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.17.2014 | Crime

A high school English teacher in Connecticut was charged with sexual assault and selling marijuana stemming from an alleged relationship with one of h...

Married Teachers Sexually Abused Teen, Authorities Claim

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.21.2014 | Crime

Two high school softball coaches who are married to each other are accused of having illegal sexual contact with a 15-year-old student on at least two...

PE Teacher Suspended For Twerking With Students

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.10.2014 | Weird News

A physical education teacher in Florida has been suspended after allegedly giving students twerking lessons. Courtney Spruill, who teaches history ...

Ending Teacher Tenure Could Cause More Problems Than It Solves

Dale Hansen | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
Dale Hansen

While attempting to give all students access to a high quality of education is an admirable goal, Judge Treu appears to be living in an information vacuum since the data on tenure and retention of bad teachers are hardly as definitive and causational as he seems to believe it is.

Yes, Virginia, There Are Bad Teachers

Peter Greene | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

"So I guess you just deny that there are any bad teachers at all." This is a popular retort to various forms of "Your system for evaluating teachers is a lousy system." It is a dumb retort. It is dumb in the same way the following exchanges are dumb.

High School Teacher Accused Of Kidnapping Students

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.09.2014 | Crime

A high school teacher in California is suspected of kidnapping three students and threatening them with a knife, ABC 7 reports. Police arrested Joh...

Bad Bills Hamper Teacher Effectiveness

Dale Hansen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Educators are more than happy to take personal responsibility for their actions. What they aren't willing to do is take the fall for the failure of legislators and parents which is exactly what this legislation makes them do.

Teacher Shaves Student's Armpit In Class, Mom Not Happy

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.29.2014 | Weird News

A school in Victoria, Australia is in a bit of a scrape after a teacher shaved the armpit of a 14-year-old special education student in class. The ...

Teacher Says 'Higher Power' Told Him To Attack Kid With Skateboard

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.22.2014 | Weird News

An elementary school teacher in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, who was caught on tape attacking skateboarders last June, says his bizarre actions...

P.E. Teacher Stole $950 From Student Lockers: Police

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.15.2014 | Weird News

Hey coach! Get down and give me... my money back! Investigators say physical education teacher Rodney Barnes stole $950 from students in the boy's ...

Teacher Breaks Student's Arm While Arm Wrestling: Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.15.2014 | Weird News

A teacher in Villa Park, California, is being sued after allegedly breaking a student's arm during an arm-wrestling contest. According to a lawsuit...

Teacher Allegedly Caught On Camera Lifting Kindergartner By Face

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.14.2014 | Crime

Parents in Wharton, Ohio, want to take legal action after a teacher was caught on camera allegedly picking up their 6-year-old son by his t-shirt and ...

School Nurse Charged With Stealing Kids' Prescription Meds

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.14.2014 | Weird News

A school nurse in Lake City, Florida, has been arrested after allegedly stealing a student's prescription medication from the school's nurse's statio...

Teacher Arrested For Alleged DWI While Driving To School

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.13.2014 | Weird News

A middle school teacher in Humble, Texas has been charged with DWI after authorities said she was swerving all over the road -- while she was on the w...

What Do Kids Learn From Doing Homework?

Laurie Levy | Posted 07.13.2014 | Education
Laurie Levy

The nature of homework -- at what age it should start and what it should ask of children -- will continue to evolve. For now, perhaps we should want something better for our children than subjecting them to the same pressures that make our lives so hectic and stressful.

FBI Investigates Suspected Serial Child Molester

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 04.22.2014 | Crime

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at...

Crazy Lessons Taught By Real Teachers

www.cracked.com | Posted 04.21.2014 | Weird News

Teachers have a tough job. We don't want to be too hard on them because children are objectively terrible. But still, when you're entrusting a pro...

Montana Rapist Can't Blame Victim: State Attorney

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An attorney for the state of Montana says a former teacher who raped a 14-year-old student is wrongly putting the blame on th...

Teacher Gives Fifth-Graders Non-Alcoholic Beer

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Weird News

LINDEN, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan teacher made a poor choice by giving non-alcoholic beer to a class of fifth graders in a history lesson, a school of...

Father Angry His Son's Teacher Showed Sex Tape In Class

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.07.2014 | Weird News

Middle school students in Little Rock, Ark. got an unexpected sex education lesson when their teacher accidentally showed a sex tape she had made with...

Teacher Under Fire For Recording Video Of Kid With Autism Stuck In Chair

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.26.2014 | Crime

A 5th grade teacher is fighting for her job after videotaping a student being stuck in a chair. Last November, Nicole McVey, a teacher at Oaktree E...

You Won't Believe What Happened At Her Son's School

AP | Posted 02.26.2014 | Weird News

STERLING, Conn. (AP) — Parents in a small eastern Connecticut town are demanding action by local officials after a man went to a school to pick up h...

Educator Charged With Sexual Abuse In YouTube Case

AP | Posted 02.04.2014 | Crime

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school administrator who quit her job after a former student aired sexual abuse allegations on a YouT...

Education Is the Great Equalizer

Jean-Claude Brizard | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Jean-Claude Brizard

From my decades in education, I know that the status quo is powerful. The temptation to say "no" is strong. Opportunities to be truly bold and open up new paths to progress are rare. That's why a victory by the plaintiffs in Vergara v. California would be so important.

2nd Woman Accuses Former Teacher Of Molestation

AP | AMY TAXIN and CHRIS WEBER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second woman has come forward to claim that a California educator sexually abused her, saying she decided to speak out after wa...