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He Laughed at Her Plans to Donate $1M. Then She Did It

Genevieve Via Cava's gift will provide scholarships to special education students

(Newser) - Genevieve Via Cava was so frugal that a friend tells CNN she went without the hearing aids she needed. The New Jersey special education teacher died in 2011, but her penny-pinching is now grabbing national headlines thanks to her largesse. Bergen County's Dumont School District in April received a... More »

Hero Teacher: I Did the Only Thing I Could

'I deeply care for my students,' says Jason Seaman, who was shot subduing school shooter

(Newser) - The "only acceptable actions." That's how seventh-grade science teacher Jason Seaman described his actions in stopping a young gunman who burst into his classroom at Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana last week. Seaman was shot himself as he ran and tackled the shooter, and he spoke... More »

Teacher on Trump's Letter: 'OMG This Is Wrong!'

Yvonne Mason has a few writing tips for the president

(Newser) - Ever recoiled at the corrections scribbled on your high school essay? Now you can imagine how the White House felt earlier this month when its form letter was returned by retired teacher Yvonne Mason, the Greenville News reports. "I have never, ever, received a letter with this many silly... More »

Middle School Teacher Tackled Shooter, Was Shot

Family says Jason Seaman was shot 3 times in Noblesville, Ind., expected to survive

(Newser) - A seventh-grade science teacher is credited with tackling a young gunman who opened fire in his classroom Friday morning, reports WTHR . Teacher Jason Seaman was shot three times in Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana, his brother tells the Indianapolis Star . An unidentified student also was shot, and a male... More »

A Final Gift From Teacher Murdered in Texas School

Cynthia Tisdale's story is now bringing in money for treatment of her seriously ill husband

(Newser) - One of the victims in the Santa Fe school shooting was Cynthia Tisdale, a 63-year-old substitute teacher who WFMY reports was killed Friday while teaching a first-period art class. But while family and friends mourn her death in this "terrible act of violence," BuzzFeed notes a glimmer of... More »

Teacher Who Showed Pic of 'Future Wife' Files Discrimination Suit

Gay teacher Stacy Bailey says she was suspended for mentioning partner

(Newser) - A Texas teacher has filed a suit against her school district and two district officials, claiming she's been discriminated against for one reason: "Plaintiff is lesbian/gay and was born that way." The teacher, per the New York Times , is 31-year-old Stacy Bailey, who alleges in her complaint... More »

Teacher Who Served Pancakes Won't Be Fired

More than 100 supporters turned up at a board meeting

(Newser) - Middle school teacher Kyle Byler thought the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, school board was going to fire him at a meeting Tuesday night because he served students pancakes during state testing . But that was before his story got nationwide attention. The district now says the 8th-grade teacher social studies teacher, who was... More »

Teacher Set to Lose His Job Over Whole-Grain Pancakes

Kyle Byler gave each student one during standardized test

(Newser) - Kyle Byler is a beloved 8th-grade teacher at Lancaster, Pennsylvania's Hand Middle School and says his students "worked their butts off" during last week's standardized testing. While they were focusing on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, he plugged in an electric griddle and made each kid... More »

'I'm an Idiot': Teacher Who Cops Say Ran Classroom 'Fight Club'

Ryan Avery Fish told police he just wanted to befriend his students

(Newser) - The first rule of fight club is you don't talk about fight club, but that becomes even more imperative if you're a substitute teacher running one out of your high school math class. Whether Ryan Avery Fish, fired in October from Connecticut's Montville High School, initially bragged... More »

Parents Love Teacher's Post About Awful Parents

Texas middle school teacher Julie Marburger parents, kids are behaving badly

(Newser) - Julie Marburger had had it—and then she reached a new level of fed-up. The 45-year-old Texas middle school teacher has decided to give up teaching at the end of the school year, but in a March 28 Facebook post , she writes that she didn't know if she would... More »

Teacher Who Called Military 'Lowest of Low' Is Fired

He ranted at student who wore Marines shirt

(Newser) - A history teacher who was videotaped telling his students that only dumb people join the US military has been fired by the suburban southern California school district where he has taught for more than 15 years. El Rancho Unified School District President Aurora R. Villon announced Gregory Salcido's dismissal... More »

Florida Teacher Pulled From Class After Podcast Surfaces

Dayanna Volitich says white nationalist views espoused in podcast were 'satire'

(Newser) - A 25-year-old Florida middle school teacher is in the news following a HuffPost report published Saturday that linked her to a podcast it alleged she hosted under the name "Tiana Dalichov" that espoused white nationalist views. The teacher in question, Dayanna Volitich, has been removed from her classroom at... More »

Kelly: Teacher Who Slammed Military 'Ought to Go to Hell'

California teacher called military 'lowest of our low'

(Newser) - A California teacher caught on video calling the military "the lowest of our low" was slammed by the usually reserved White House chief of staff Wednesday. John Kelly told Fox News Radio that El Rancho High School history teacher Gregory Salcido "ought to go to hell," Politico... More »

Boy Handcuffed, Hospitalized; Parents Allege 'Police Abuse'

7-year-old had reportedly hit teacher in Miami school

(Newser) - The parents of a 7-year-old boy acknowledge their son acted badly when he hit a teacher last week at Miami's Coral Way K-8 Center. But his mom says her "heart is broken" after the boy was taken away in handcuffs, then hospitalized for a mental evaluation against his... More »

Dedicated Students Change Teacher's Snow Day Plans

Memphis English teacher Candous Brown led a Facebook Live class after students asked for help

(Newser) - To teach or not to teach—that is the question. And Candous Brown chose "to teach" on Wednesday morning, even though her school in Memphis, Tenn., was closed for a snow day. WREG notes that the English instructor at Raleigh-Egypt High School was still in her "kitty-kat pajamas"... More »

School Board Prez Calls Busted Teacher 'Poor Little Woman'

Cries of gender discrimination envelop incident at Louisiana school board meeting

(Newser) - The story of the Louisiana middle school teacher arrested after speaking up at a school board meeting continues, now with a closer look at how women in the district are treated. When Deyshia Hargrave was carted off in handcuffs Monday after calmly questioning the $30,000 raise for Vermilion Parish... More »

Teacher Arrested at Meeting on Superintendent's $30K Raise

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave spoke up at school board meeting, ended up in handcuffs

(Newser) - A Louisiana school board meeting had on its agenda what appeared to be a fairly routine contract approval for the district's superintendent. But the Monday evening meeting ended up in the arrest of Kaplan middle school English teacher Deyshia Hargrave after she juxtaposed Jerome Puyau's new contract, which... More »

Substitute Teacher Accused of Having Sex With 2 Students

Madeline Marx, 23, faces felony charges

(Newser) - An Ohio substitute teacher was removed from the classroom and arrested early Thursday for allegedly having sex with at least two 11th-graders. Police say 23-year-old Madeline Marx is accused of having sex with one student in a store parking lot in July and another student in an apartment building parking... More »

She Made It to College. He Was Determined to Help Her Stay

Teacher helps former student raise funds to stay in school

(Newser) - Kevonna Stevens graduated as valedictorian of her class and became the first of her family to head to college, thanks in part to teacher Jason Boll, who helped her apply. Now Boll is stepping up for Stevens again, in an even bigger way. The 18-year-old told the Pittsburgh teacher in... More »

A Teacher Bailed a Man Out of Jail. Then She Vanished

Search is still on for Arizona kindergarten teacher Cathryn Gorospe

(Newser) - The search continues in Arizona for a missing kindergarten teacher who vanished after bailing a man out of jail last week. The Arizona Republic reports that there's still no sign of 44-year-old Cathryn Gorospe of Glendale, who headed over to Flagstaff's Coconino County Jail on Friday night to... More »

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