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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...

Teacher Allegedly Locks 5-Year-Old In Closet, Goes Home

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

A kindergarten teacher in Memphis, Tenn., is being accused of locking a student in a closet and then forgetting about her after she went home sick. ...

Worst Babysitter Ever?

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

Candace Wood celebrated her 28th birthday in high style. Possibly too high, since she was babysitting a two-year-old at the time. Wood is facin...

Trainer Pleads Guilty To Having Sex With Teen Football Player

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Mark Bowes | Posted 02.19.2014 | Crime

A former female employee of HCA Virginia Health Systems working as an athletic trainer at Monacan High School pleaded guilty Thursday to having sex wi...

Golf Coach Accused Of Child Molestation

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A popular golf coach in Northern California has been charged with child molestation after allegedly sexually assaulting multipl...

Ex-Band Director Gets Prison For Sex With Students

AP | Posted 12.09.2013 | Crime

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — A former western Ohio high school band director found guilty in a case involving sexual conduct with female students has ...

Former Headmaster Surrenders On Child Porn Charges

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 11.01.2013 | Crime

WILMINGTON, Del. -- WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The former headmaster of an elite private school in Wilmington, Del., has surrendered to state police to...

Teacher Fired For Allegedly Taking High Schoolers To Strip Club

Posted 10.24.2013 | Chicago

A northwest Indiana teacher must have forgot the parent permission slips when he allegedly took several of his high school students to a strip club. ...

Teacher Passes Out In Front Of Class After Taking Heroin: Cops

AP | Posted 10.17.2013 | Weird News

PITTSBURGH -- PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a substitute teacher at a Pittsburgh-area high school took heroin before work and passed out in class. K...

Professor Used Camera Pen To Prove Student Wore No Underwear: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.23.2013 | Crime

A Florida professor is getting low marks from students and investigators after being accused of "video voyeurism." Don A. Samuelson, a veterinary s...

Teacher Fired For Sex Crime Shacks Up With Former Student

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.10.2013 | Weird News

A Scottish teacher whose affair with an underage student led to her being placed on a sex offenders registry has moved the student into the home she p...

Stacey Rambold Rape Case Judge Orders New Hearing

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 11.03.2013 | Crime

BILLINGS, Mont. — A Montana judge under fire for his comments about a 14-year-old victim in a schoolhouse rape case has ordered a new sentencing...

14 Huge Education Scandals

TruTV | Posted 09.03.2013 | Weird News

Welcome back, American children! The idea that your kids are protected by harmless do-gooder teachers and administrators is, we hate to tell you so bl...

WATCH: Second Grader Claims Teacher Duct-taped Her To Chair

AP | Posted 08.21.2013 | Crime

PHOENIX -- A second grade teacher in Tucson has been removed from the classroom and an investigation is underway amid accusations that the educator ta...

NJ Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Student Sex Charge

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.08.2013 | Crime

A high school English teacher accused of having sex with a 15-year-old male student has pleaded not guilty to charges of child endangerment and sexual...

Youth Coach Charged With Sexually Abusing Boys

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 10.06.2013 | Crime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A northern Kentucky youth sports coach has been charged with sexually abusing six boys, including slipping a sleeping pill to ...

School Aide's Diary Reveals She Had Student's Baby

AP | Posted 07.11.2013 | Weird News

SAN DIMAS, Calif. -- Authorities say the diary of a Southern California teacher's aide reveals her sexual relationship with an underage student and th...

Ex-Teacher Convicted Of Telling Children To Hit 6-Year-Old Bully

AP | Posted 06.22.2013 | Crime

SAN ANTONIO -- A former San Antonio teacher accused of directing students to hit a schoolmate for being a bully has been convicted of official oppress...