Colorado Teacher Assigns the Poem “Howl” and Parents Growl — Education Happenings

The days of appropriate language in school—at least in the view of one Colorado teacher—are dead. In a report from Fox News, Ryan Ayala, a teacher at Steamboat Springs High School, is experiencing considerable backlash—rightfully so—after assigning students work and discussions with the poem “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg—a curse-laden piece of literature. For some reason, […]

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Maryland Teacher Attacks Student In Class — Education Happenings

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Vivian Noirie, a high school teacher in Maryland, has been arrested for child abuse and second-degree assault after violently attacking one of her students in the middle of class. According to the New York Post, Noirie had contacted the parents of the student in question the previous evening. Apparently, the student confronted Noirie about the […]

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School District In Ohio Hires A Resource Officer — Education Happenings

Although teachers and school staffers do all they can to ensure students’ safety, there is only so much that can be done, especially in the grips of a serious threat, when they are only armed with knowledge. Brookfield School District in Ohio, as detailed by WKBN 27, has hired a resource officer to patrol the […]

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I’m Wild About Feeling In Control of Writer’s Workshop After Reading A Door Opens by Jack Wilde — Education Happenings

Sometimes, judging a book by its cover latches doors airtight; whereas, opening them can exceed expectation. In the book A Door Opens: Writing in Fifth Grade (1993), the author, Jack Wilde, places the hands of the reader on the doorknob, ready to turn and indulge in what awaits across the threshold. What will you find? A slant, […]

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Four Students In East Penn School District Diagnosed with Whooping Cough — Education Happenings

The cough that may signal a common cold turned out to be something much more serious for several students in a Pennsylvania school district. According to CBS 3 Philly, the East Penn School District notified families in a letter on Thursday of four schools with students having been diagnosed with pertussis, otherwise known as whooping […]

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Education Happenings Podcast: Episode 2 — Education Happenings

During the second episode of the Education Happenings Podcast, Dave Madden, the show’s host, takes aim at the topic of school shootings. Fresh off the heels of the tragedy at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, Dave discusses his feelings as a teacher in a climate where mass shootings have nearly become a part […]

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Washington High School Teacher Threatens to Shoot Students — Education Happenings

A fifty-eight-year-old teacher at Emerald Ridge High School threatened to shoot students while off campus, as reported by KIRO 7. The adults who overheard the teacher’s threats reported what she said to district officials. Pierce County Sheriff’s were able to make contact with the disgruntled teacher before the next day of school, thereby verifying her […]

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Why Smoke In the Boys Room When There’s A Board of Education Member’s Basement? — Education Happenings

Fresh off October’s Red Ribbon Week campaign, a member of Connecticut’s Board of Education has been charged with supplying teenagers with drugs and alcohol in her basement. According to NBC News, Alison Romkey, who serves on the Bolton Board of Education, was charged with nine counts of allowing a minor to possess alcohol and failing […]

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How Is A Nativity Scene Still Something Seen In Public Schools? — Education Happenings

With the religious tone surrounding many holidays, the classroom, or school site, shouldn’t be a place for celebration. People from all walks of life, with varying degrees of beliefs, funnel into a classroom they’re assigned. Surely, if parents could pair their student with a teacher sharing an identical ideology, they would; however, the public school […]

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