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CA principal allegedly used school credit card for trips, meals and personal expenses

Victor Skinner, WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – School-issued credit cards are too much of a temptation for some employees, particularly when nobody is paying close attention to how they’re used. One of the latest stories of abuse comes from El Camino Real Charter School in Woodland Hills, California, where high school Principal David Fehte allegedly

School administrators don’t have much tolerance for student’s ‘straight pride’ posters

Victor Skinner, JASPER, Ind. – At least one student at Jasper High School has heard enough from his LGBT classmates. The unidentified 16-year-old posted “Straight Pride” posters at Jasper High School last week, and the hilarious notices are not going over so well with school officials, the Dubois County Herald reports. “Celebrate being straight

UPDATE: School reverses student suspension for recording prof’s anti-Trump tirade

Victor Skinner, COSTA MESA, Calif. – A California community college reversed a suspension for a student who recorded his instructor’s rant comparing Donald Trump’s election win to “an act of terrorism.” Orange Coast College officials initially suspended freshman Caleb O’Neil for two semesters and ordered him to write an apology letter and three-page essay

DeVos slams billions in Obama school spending: ‘They tested their model and failed miserably’

Victor Skinner, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos highlighted President Obama’s failure to improve education during his eight years in office, including $7 billion in “improvement” grants that made no meaningful improvement, at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. DeVos took direct aim at the liberal ideology that money equals results in education,

Mom sounds off after teacher compares son’s ‘Build the Wall’ shirt to swastika

Victor Skinner,  KENNEWICK, Wash. – A Washington mother vented her frustrations on Facebook about how her Trump-supporting son was recently treated by his teacher at school, and the post ignited an uproar. On Jan. 20, President Trump’s inauguration day, Chinook Middle School student Jack Fischer learned a lesson he won’t soon forget, according to

Elizabeth Warren was school voucher supporter — before Trump was elected

Victor Skinner, WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has spoken out against President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, because of the Michigan philanthropist’s support for school vouchers. And while Warren is expected to grill DeVos before the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee on Tuesday over her long-standing support for

Maryland school employee fired for correcting student’s spelling on Twitter

Victor Skinner,  FREDERICK, Md. – A Maryland school employee was fired last week after she jokingly corrected a student’s spelling on Twitter. Frederick County Public Schools’ web experience coordinator Katie Nash thought she was doing what administrators wanted – engaging with students online – when she responded to a student Jan. 5 who wrote

AZ bill bans ‘social justice’ classes, events at public schools, universities

Victor Skinner, PHOENIX – An Arizona state lawmakers wants to impose funding cuts to public schools and universities that promote divisive social justice curriculums, events and activities. Rep. Bob Thorpe recently introduced legislation to expand on state law that bans ethnic studies courses that promote resentment toward other races that would add bans for

Utah elementary school offers ‘After School Satan Club’ for 5-year-olds

Victor Skinner, TALYORSVILLE, Utah – Students at Vista Elementary School now have new options for after school activities – the After School Satan Club. The club is the latest to launch as part of nationwide effort by The Satanic Temple to mock Christian and other religious student organizations that work with students in public

‘White privilege’ threatens to upend upcoming Women’s March on Washington

Victor Skinner, WASINGTON, D.C. – The intense focus on “white privilege” that has permeated public schools and college campuses across the country is now fracturing the supposed solidarity among women on the far left. The evidence of the emerging fault line surfaced most recently in a Monday New York Times article about a progressive

Big-spending NY district w/ poor academic results condemns Trump Ed Sec pick

Victor Skinner, BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. – A New York school district is objecting to President-elect Donald Trump’s pick of school choice advocate Betsy DeVos to head the Department of Education, despite years of academic failures and ever-increasing school budgets. The Board of Education for Long Island’s Patchogue-Medford School District approved a resolution shortly before Christmas

Ohio school district apologizes over ‘trail of tears’ basketball game sign

Victor Skinner, BROOKFIELD, Ohio – An Ohio school district issued an apology and is now requiring students to gain approval for game day signs after a banner crafted by cheerleaders caused outrage at a basketball game last week. As the Brookfield High School Warriors prepared to tip off against the Girard Indians last Tuesday,