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Facebook in Schools

Ohio Teacher's Post-Election Facebook Rant Calls Out Jay-Z Fans, Communists, Muslims For Obama Reelection

Posted 11.09.2012 | Education

Emotions were strong on election day as millions turned to social media to share their thoughts. Among them was a Columbus, Ohio teacher whose post on...

Teacher In Post-Election Rant: 'Die, Oklahoma'

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

An Oklahoma City high school science teacher and girls' volleyball coach is apologizing for an explosive, hate-filled rant he posted on Facebook Tuesd...

Teacher Writes Being Gay Just Like Being A Murderer On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.18.2012 | Education

Jack Conkling, a Prairie Hills Middle School social studies teacher and Buhler High School assistant women's basketball coach in Buhler, Kan., is unde...

High School Principal Allegedly Posed As Student On Facebook

Posted 07.07.2012 | Education

Students have long been warned against connecting with those they don't know on Facebook, but few at Clayton High School in Missouri could have antici...

Teen Victims Of Cyberbullying Fight Back In lawsuits

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN and DORIE TURNER | Posted 06.26.2012 | Education

ATLANTA — When a Georgia middle school student reported to police and school officials that she had been bullied on Facebook, they told her ther...

Middle School Girls Expelled Over Facebook Jokes 'To Kill' Peers

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 04.26.2012 | Education

INDIANAPOLIS -- Three eighth-graders from northwest Indiana who say they were expelled after joking on Facebook about which of their classmates they w...

Should Teachers And Students Be Facebook Friends?

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 06.18.2012 | Education

NEW YORK — Should students and teachers ever be friends on Facebook? School districts across the country, including the nation's largest, are we...

State Repeals Teacher-Student Facebook Limitations Law

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 12.21.2011 | Education

JEFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed legislation Friday repealing a contentious law that had limited online chats between teacher...

Group To Protest School Board Over Teacher's Anti-Gay Facebook Posts

Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

Gay rights activists are calling on community members to protest at a New Jersey school board meeting to take action against a Union Township high sch...

Teacher's Facebook Post Calls Homosexuality 'Sin' That 'Breeds Like Cancer'

Posted 12.13.2011 | Education

A New Jersey teacher is under investigation for anti-gay remarks she allegedly posted on her Facebook that criticize a lesbian, gay, bisexual and tran...

Controversial Teacher-Facebook Law Repealed

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Friday to repeal part of a contentious new law that had prohibited teachers from c...

Facebook Law Prevents Contact With Own Child, Teacher Claims In Suit

Posted 10.22.2011 | Education

A Missouri teacher is suing the state over a law that limits teacher-student interactions online, arguing that the legislation prevents her from conta...

Suspended Teacher Of The Year 'Almost Threw Up' At News Of Gay Marriage

Posted 10.19.2011 | Education

A Florida high school's "Teacher of the Year" has been suspended for an anti-gay post he wrote on his Facebook page last month. Jerry Buell, a hist...

ACLU: Calling Your Teacher Fat On Facebook Is A Constitutional Right

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When Donny Dunlap was assigned three times the usual amount of homework in his 10th-grade biology class, he logged on Facebook to vent. Once school o...