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Teacher Loses Job After Putting Out Fire

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents

When day care teacher Michelle Hammack briefly left her classroom to extinguish a nearby fire, she probably did not expect her actions to lead to her ...

Spanish Teacher Allegedly Fired For Using The Word 'Negro'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.24.2013 | Black Voices

A New York City teacher was allegedly fired for using the word "negro" to describe a student in her Spanish class, which she claims was part of a less...

Teacher Will Appeal Firing Over This Bizarre Habit

AP | Posted 05.01.2013 | Weird News

PATERSON, N.J. -- A New Jersey second-grade teacher will appeal his firing for insubordination and inappropriate behavior, including urinating in clas...

School Allegedly Fires Unmarried Pregnant Woman For Premarital Sex

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion

A former employee at a Christian college has enlisted the help of high-profile attorney Gloria Allred to sue a California school that allegedly fired ...

Teacher's Facebook Photo Of Students Could Get Her Fired

Posted 01.22.2013 | Education

Akron, Ohio middle school math teacher Melissa Cairns could see her career come to a grinding halt next Monday when the Akron Public Schools Board of ...

Teacher Fired After Allegedly Fantasizing About Stabbing Students With Knife

Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

New York City middle school teacher Jacqueline Baffoni became so enraged with unruly students that she "fantasized aloud about stabbing them," the New...

Teacher Fired For Punishing Students In The Cold

Posted 01.22.2013 | Education

A Rhode Island substitute teacher has been fired after he reportedly sent two third-grade children out in the cold as punishment for talking in class....

Teacher Accused Of Feeding Students Hot Sauce-Soaked Crayons Fired

Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

The Osceola County School Board decided this week to toss out a judge's order, banning former special needs teacher Lillian Gomez from the district's ...

Teacher: I Was Fired For Speaking Out Against Board Chair's Racist Act That 'Blindsided' Tom Hanks

Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

Encino, Calif. teacher Lauren Vaughn is claiming in court that Westmark School officials fired her for truthfully speaking out about the school board ...

Iowa Teacher's Aide Fired After Discovery Of Connection To 1965 Torture, Killing Of Girl

AP | DAVID PITT | Posted 10.24.2012 | Education

DES MOINES, Iowa -- An Iowa teacher's aide was fired Tuesday after school officials recently learned she was the member of an Indianapolis family who ...

New York Teacher Intimidated Teen To Pose For Racy Photos In 'Cage'

Posted 10.15.2012 | Education

Raemon Matthews, a nationally regarded history teacher at Samuel Gompers High School in the Bronx, has been barred from the classroom for sexual wrong...

High School Counselor Fired Over Racy Photo Past

Posted 10.15.2012 | Education

Tiffani Webb, a "highly regarded" guidance counselor at a New York City high school, is suing the city Department of Education to get her job back aft...

Educator: Teacher Helped Students Cheat Because They Were 'Dumb As Hell'

Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

Atlanta math teacher Shayla Smith is accused of giving students answers to state exams because they were "dumb as hell." A tribunal hired to invest...

Why Teachers Quit, And Why We Can't Fire Our Way To Excellence

| Aaron M. Pallas | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's "A Sociological Eye on Education" blog. In the past few weeks, two major reports on teach...

Teacher: 'I Just Can't Help Wanting These Hot Young Boys ... And They Want Me'

Posted 08.04.2012 | Education

Kristle Vandever, a former English as a second language teacher in Oregon, has lost her teaching license for engaging in sexual activity with "one or ...

Teacher Accused Of Slapping, Force Feeding Students

Posted 07.26.2012 | Education

Sharon Turbiak, a teacher at Webster Elementary School in Michigan, has been fired following an internal investigation into allegations that she abuse...

Facebook Fires Yoga Teacher For Banning Smartphones In Class

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 07.10.2012 | Technology

It's common practice to be asked to turn off your smartphone during a fitness class. But one Bay Area yoga instructor's device ban cost her a job at F...

Teacher Avoids Jail Time For Hosting Student Alcohol-Fueled Sex Parties

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

Audrey Grabarkiewicz, a 46-year-old preschool teacher at Lake Bowen Baptist Church in Spartanburg, S.C., will not serve jail time despite being arrest...

Teacher Claims School Suspended Her Son For Being Gay And Fired Her For Supporting Him

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 06.28.2012 | Education

Sharon Wright, a teacher in Harrisburg, Pa., has filed a lawsuit against Covenant Christian Academy accusing the administration of suspending her son ...

Principal Fired After Video Revealed Make Out Session With Assistant

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education

The Scholars Academy Principal Steve McClenning and assistant Billie Madewell have both lost their jobs after the two were caught passionately making ...

Teacher Accused Of Sex Acts With Students In School Stairwell, Car

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.17.2012 | Education

Jeffrey R. Sears Jr., a 29-year-old former teacher at Glen Burnie High School, could face more than 50 years in prison after allegedly having sex with...

Teacher Arrested For Oral Sex, Sleeping With Student

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.12.2012 | Education

Megan Denman, a 29-year-old social sciences teacher at Hoover High School in Fresno, Calif., was arrested for allegedly performing oral sex on and sle...

Teacher Fired For Out-Of-Wedlock Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.12.2012 | Education

Cathy Samford, a 29-year-old former science teacher and volleyball coach at Heritage Christian Academy in Rockwall, Texas, was fired last fall after t...

Teacher Arrested For Using Students To Sell Drugs

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.03.2012 | Education

Meredith Burris Pruitt, a 31-year-old teacher from Gastonia, N.C., was arrested last week for allegedly selling, and employing students to help sell,...

3rd Graders Allegedly Have Oral Sex In Classroom

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education

An unnamed teacher at Tallulah Elementary School in Tallulah, La., has been fired after she failed to notice two third grade students allegedly having...