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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Education Happenings Podcast: Episode 1 — Education Happenings

The first episode of the Education Happenings Podcast is in the books. The show’s host, Dave Madden, introduces listeners on Podbean, the podcast’s audio version, and viewers of the YouTube channel as to what can be expected from the blog and show moving forward. Subscribe to the Education Happenings YouTube channel after watching Episode 1: […]

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Are “Smart Schools” Really Smart? — Education Happenings

The television just became the teacher for some students in Pennsylvania. According to Herald-Standard, Frazier Elementary School in Perryopolis was selected to join WQED’s “Smart Schools” initiative, which couples PBS content with a S.T.E.M-centered curriculum. With any sort of new endeavor in education, buzz words swarm around the topic like a hive of bees. Professional […]

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Take the Brakes Off Your Angst of Writer’s Workshop With The Unstoppable Writing Teacher by Colleen Cruz — Education Happenings

Returning to your ten-month residency—your classroom, why not kick-off the fall with the familiar energy of a freshly minted school year and build upon it, pushing through resistance and further pressing the accelerator (instead of releasing it). In The Unstoppable Writing Teacher (2015), Colleen Cruz, author, educator, and literacy consultant, penned a book that acts as a […]

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