Education

New Playgrounds Are Safe—and That's Why Nobody Uses Them

Posted February 2nd, 2012 by boardsofcannabis
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The problem with safety guidelines is that they make most playgrounds so uninteresting as to contribute to reduced physical activity.

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Anouther great reason to home school.

Posted February 1st, 2012 by iamodd999
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A veteran elementary school teacher was arrested on child molestation charges after a film processor gave police photos showing pictures depicting girls with what appears to be a spoon up to their mouths as if they were going to ingest a clear-white liquid. Sheriff’s Lt. Carlos Marquez of the Special Victims Bureau said it was determined the children were given semen on a spoon or on a cookie. A blue plastic spoon and container found in trash in Berndt’s classroom tested positive for semen, the sheriff’s statement said.

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U.S. student who electrocuted his nipples sues teacher.

Posted January 29th, 2012 by Mattfree88
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U.S. student who electrocuted his nipples sues teacher...for not warning him it was dangerous

An American student whose heart stopped after he deliberately electrocuted himself in a science class is suing his teacher for not warning him it was dangerous.

Kyle Dubois, 18, is also taking legal action against the school district and the city of Dover in New Hampshire.

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Suspended from school

Posted January 28th, 2012 by LoveFreedomAndL...
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Suspended from school..............Read more here:

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Sex Assault Claim

Posted January 28th, 2012 by LoveFreedomAndL...
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A family fights a sex assault claim. Read more here:

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Teacher sleeps in class. Student gets suspended for taking pic of it.

Posted January 27th, 2012 by quickmike
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Teacher sleeping in class gets picture taken by a student. Student gets suspended for a using a cell phone in class. *sigh*

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The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto

When John Taylor Gatto resigned from his job, he did so on the Op-Ed page of the Wall Street Journal. At the time, he was NYC and New York State School Teacher of the Year.

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Are schools making kids sick?

Posted January 14th, 2012 by Cyphase
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As a third-grader in Winsted, Connecticut, last year, Matthew Asselin was sick -- a lot. He was lethargic and plagued with a persistent wet cough, respiratory infections and painful headaches. As the school year wound down, Matthew's health worsened. In all, Matthew missed 53 days of school. But over the summer, a strange thing happened. Matthew was healthy. He was energetic. "When we put him back in school this year, within three weeks, he missed 10 days with a respiratory infection," Melissa Asselin said. That's when she had an a-ha moment. "When he was out of school, he was well.

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Time Out Room

Posted January 12th, 2012 by LoveFreedomAndL...
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A school and their "time out" room......read more here:

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D.C. Lawmakers Propose Requiring Students to Apply to College

Posted January 7th, 2012 by masshole
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Lawmakers in the nation's capital have floated a plan to require high school students to apply to college or trade school -- even if the students have no interest in attending.

The proposal is a bid to ensure students in the troubled Washington, D.C., school system at least have the know-how to navigate the admissions process.

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