A small, financially struggling school district in northern Tennessee has canceled classes until officials can find a way to generate more revenue.
Clay County Director of Schools Jerry Strong said the school board made the decision Thursday night after struggling with budget concerns for three years. He said the district doesn’t have enough revenue to pay for partially unfunded mandates from the state.
Strong said the county commission, which funds the schools, has declined to increase property taxes and a proposed wheel tax referendum vote won’t take place until March.
Strong said school administrators plan to meet with county officials in an effort to resolve the problem. He said he hopes classes for the 1,150 students in the district will resume sometime in November.
A mother says her son was suspended over a Nerf bullet in New Jersey. This Styrofoam Nerf bullet with a toothpick stuck in it is what Atlantic City educators call a weapon. “From their lookings that the quote unquote weapon looked like it was an imitation of a shank,” said mother Michelle Moody.
Looks like somebody may have finally come up with a better system than Common Core. John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, New York was having a lot of trouble with their numbers. Not enough students were graduating, and that’s bad for business. But rather than messing around with the tedious business of trying to motivate the students and their parents or examine how effective the teachers actually are, they clearly had one of those, wow, I could have had a V-8 moments. In 2009 they were only graduating 56% of their students. But by 2013 – just five short years later – they had boosted that number up to 74%. That’s some incredible progress! But how did they do it?
As it turns out, you can get the graduation numbers up far more efficiently if you just give almost everyone a passing grade.
John Dewey High School
50 Avenue X,
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Last week, Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Part, Illinois held a super exclusive (which is weird because liberals are all about being inclusive) “Black Lives Matter” assembly. Only blacks were allowed to attend the event, and white students trying to enter were physically stopped.
According to a citizenship lesson for 8-year-olds, rights are given to Americans by their government. Parent Andrew Washburn posted a picture on Facebook of a handout titled “Being a Good Citizen” by Phyllis Naegeli.
“So Emma brought home a very interesting handout from school the other day. So informative! I didn’t know that our rights come from the government! Thank you, government!” he sarcastically wrote.
“And thank you, (Butler County school district), for teaching my eight year old daughter all about her rights!” he added.
Washburn tells EAGnews his daughter attends a Butler County, Ohio district.
Among other things, the worksheet claims:
* Rights are special privileges the government gives you.
* Because the government gives us rights, we have the duty to be good citizens.
* Someday you will be given the right to vote.
A suspended Penn-Trafford High School teacher is accused of stalking a 17-year-old student by trying to meet the student at his workplace and repeatedly inviting him to events and restaurants.
After trading messages online with Spanish teacher Michael David Garet and meeting the teacher during down times at school for a few months, the student decided Garet’s attention was more than that of a concerned friend. That caused him to worry about his safety, according to a criminal complaint by Penn Township police.
School Resource Officer David Meyers charged Garet, 31, of Level Green on Thursday with stalking, harassment and disorderly conduct for incidents from Nov. 23 to Feb. 1. Harrison City District Judge Helen Kistler scheduled a Sept. 9 preliminary hearing for Garet, who will receive the charges by mail.