My own pupils targeted me in the TikTok paedophile craze – now I can't go back to our school
Teachers have always had to expect a certain amount of stick from their pupils. It’s part of the job; normally we don’t grumble too much about it. Over my 14 years in the profession I’ve worked across nine secondary schools, teaching history in Wales, Blackpool, and Liverpool.news.yahoo.com
Minnesota teacher never misses class, even from her hospital room
Minnesota teacher never misses class, even from her hospital room Kelly Klein, a kindergarten teacher in Minnesota, is tackling virtual learning while battling ovarian cancer. She's showing up to her virtual classroom, even while undergoing chemotherapy at the hospital. Chip Reid shares her story.cbsnews.com
Family of teacher’s assistant killed in hit-and-run crash desperate for answers, pleads for help from community
SAN ANTONIO – The family of a teacher’s assistant who was killed in a hit-and-run crash is pleading with the community to come forward with information that could lead to an arrest. “She was going to get something to eat with her friend,” said Jenille Hernandez, Guel’s sister. “She was very dedicated to what she was doing,” Frank Hernandez said. “She took her school work very seriously.”“She wanted to influence little kids and help them to stay positive in life always,” Jenille Hernandez said. “Everybody makes mistakes, but we also have to own up to those mistakes,” Frank Hernandez said.
Suspect in killing of protesters listed in ‘hero’ assignment at Texas school
DALLAS – A Dallas school district is investigating a high school English teacher who asked students to write about a modern-day hero and listed the 17-year-old accused of killing two people during Wisconsin protests as one possible option. The writing assignment also listed Joseph Rosenbaum, one of the protesters Rittenhouse is accused of killing; along with Mahatma Gandhi, César Chávez, Malcolm X and George Floyd. The Dallas Independent School District did not release the name of the W. T. White High School teacher who assigned the report. The teacher whose name was listed on the assignment did not immediately return KTVT-TV's request for comment. In a statement, the district said: “An unapproved assignment posted in Google Classroom yesterday has been brought to our attention.
1,150 NISD employees applied to work remotely this school year, nearly a quarter were denied
SAN ANTONIO – Nearly a quarter of all employees at San Antonio’s largest school district who applied to work remotely this school year amid COVID-19 concerns were denied, according to district figures provided to the KSAT 12 Defenders. Northside Independent School District officials defended the large number of denials, claiming they took “great care” in giving employees the chance to seek medical waivers for the 2020-2021 school year. Out of 1,150 employees who submitted applications to work remotely, 278, or 24% of them, were denied, NISD records show. Have a great weekend.”The Harlan High School teacher said she was troubled by Principal Robert Harris' email. They’re part of the community,” said Cummins, who represents staff at multiple school districts including North East ISD, but not NISD.
NISD teacher gets creative to fill seats in her classroom while virtual learning
NISD teacher gets creative to fill seats in her classroom while virtual learningPublished: September 3, 2020, 12:32 pmIn an effort to make sure students are logging in and learning, a freshman teacher at the Northside Independent School District’s Construction Careers Academy got creative and invited some familiar faces to fill the seats of her empty classroom.
Classroom Confessionals: ‘My son started school today, he was excited and so was I'
We as a nation should wait for a vaccine because what good is school going to do my girls if they’re dead? AnonymousMy son started school today, he was excited and so was I. I’m not worried about any of this. If teachers are not going to teach them, I need a school voucher to pay for the school my son is going to now. Sending kids back to school is not a matter of if they will get COVID-19 it’s a matter of when. In Georgia they were first to open schools, kids already confirmed outbreak in schools.
Teachers can get free donuts and coffee at Krispy Kreme next week
SAN ANTONIO – Krispy Kreme is offering a sweet deal to teachers next week for Educator Appreciation Week. Starting Monday, August 10 through Friday, August 14 teachers who show their ID will receive one free original glazed doughnut and one cup of brewed coffee. Additionally, anyone who purchases a dozen doughnuts on Tuesday will receive a second dozen for free, known as the “Straight ‘A’ Dozen.”The “Straight ‘A’ Dozen” includes nine original glazed donuts and three creme-filled doughnuts topped with chocolate icing and sprinkles. Guests can order the “Straight ‘A’ Dozen” in stores on Tuesday or online here. Start your order and add one “Straight ‘A’ Dozen” and one dozen of your choice to your cart.
Classroom Confessionals: ‘My daughter desperately wants to return to campus'
My daughter desperately wants to return to campus, as do most kids. AnonymousHonestly, since jr school, my kids have done all their school work at home anyway in the form of homework! I have been in close contact with the Pediatrician who cannot recommend the children return at this time. ConnieMy mom is a middle school teacher and I have a son in elementary. AnonymousAs a high school teacher who also shares your concerns, if forced back to school, I will resign.
Steele High School special education teacher accused of inappropriate contact with student arrested, police say
CIBOLO, Texas – A Steele High School special education teacher was arrested Thursday afternoon by Cibolo police in a case involving inappropriate contact with a student, officials said. The tipster told officials the incident involving the student and the teacher was caught on surveillance video, according to police. Judson ISD teacher arrested for aggravated sex assault of 8-year-old girl, police sayPolice said they arrested Villarreal around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The district sent the following statement in an email to parents:"This afternoon, Steele High School special education teacher Alfred Villarreal was arrested for Indecency with a Child. After school hours on February 25, our administrative team became aware of potentially inappropriate physical contact with a student.
Kerrville teacher arrested for 'invasive visual recording’ of a student
KERRVILLE – A Kerrville teacher was arrested and charged with invasive visual recording, after allegedly taking improper photographs of one of his students, according to Kerrville Police. Jimmy Lee McElhaney, 36, was arrested Dec. 27 in Palmer, a community south of Dallas. Police said the investigation started after someone reported that McElhaney took improper photographs of a student during class at Grace Academy. McElhaney is currently out of jail on bond, which was set at $60,000. Kerrville police said the investigation is “still active" and said they’re investigating whether there are more victims.
North Carolina teacher wins Grammy Music Educator Award
The Music Educator Award is given each year by the Recording Academy and The Grammy Foundation. This year, Phillip Riggs from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is taking the top honors. Mark Strassmann reports on the story you'll see only on "CBS This Morning."cbsnews.com
Teacher among 10 arrested in California jailbreak
A teacher is accused of helping Jonathan Tieu, Bac Duong and Hossein Nayeri break out of a southern California jail. She is among 10 people under arrest. The woman got to know one of the escaped inmates as his English tutor inside the jail. The three escapees have been on the run for a week. Ben Tracy reports from outside the Orange County Central Men's Jail.cbsnews.com