Houston Private Schools in High Demand

Reprinted from the Houston Business Journal As more and more people move to Houston for well-paying jobs, many of which are in the energy industry, it's not a surprise that demand for spots at the area's top private schools has …

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FL District Opening 6 Single-Gender Charters

Reprinted from the Times-Union The first two of six single-gender charter schools are expected to open this fall on one campus in Jacksonville’s northwest side, school founders said this week. The Valor Academy of Leadership for boys will open a …

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Denver Charter to Get $7 Million Donation

Reprinted from The Denver Post Colorado billionaire John Malone on Thursday announced plans to donate $7 million to the Denver School of Science and Technology, doubling his initial investment in the charter school system. Malone, the chairman of Liberty Media, …

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Two Wins for NYC Charter Schools

Reprinted from the Daily News City charter schools scored a pair of legal victories this week as the teachers union lost an anti-charter lawsuit and Mayor de Blasio defended controversial school-sharing plans approved under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg. On Tuesday, …

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DC Plan Gives Extra $2K Per ‘At-Risk’ Pupil

Reprinted from The Washington Post D.C. parents and education activists on Thursday praised Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s proposal to invest tens of millions of extra dollars to help at-risk students in the city’s traditional schools next year, but they criticized …

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CA Super’s Taxable Income is $772,457

Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times An embattled South Bay school district leader, under investigation for his high compensation, now has a new issue to deal with: insurance premiums that should have been counted as taxable income, but were not. …

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Student Suspended for Yellow Squirt Gun

Reprinted from the Sun Journal LEWISTON — A 10th-grader was suspended from Lewiston High School this week after allegedly bringing a bright yellow squirt gun to school. A source said the teen was disciplined after the squirt gun fell out …

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OH Teacher Accused of Racial Slur Fired

Reprinted from The Enquirer FAIRFIELD The Fairfield teacher accused of slurring an African American student was fired Thursday in the wake of a labor hearing that ended with a recommendation that he lose his job. Freshman science teacher Gil Voigt …

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Cops: Teacher Sent Sex Videos to Students

Reprinted from WBTV CLEVELAND COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Cleveland County middle school teacher's attorney appeared in court on Wednesday morning after she was arrested for allegedly sending videos of a sexual nature to a student. Caron Blanton, 34, turned herself …

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Feds: Teacher Had Child Porn, Videotaped Kids

Reprinted from CBS Boston SOMERVILLE (CBS) – A fifth grade teacher in Cambridge is facing federal child pornography charges. Josh Wairi, 27, of Somerville, was arrested at his home on Thursday after an extensive investigation. According to an affidavit by …

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