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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 »

Cops: Teacher Blew Student Activity Cash on Penny Slots

Michigan's Lydia Johnson accused of lifting $31K from dance, trip funds

(Newser) - Last year, Lydia Johnson is said to have blown $90,000 at the MGM Grand Detroit casino, which would be a lot of your own money to lose, let alone someone else's. And a chunk of it was allegedly someone else's. Macomb County authorities say the 29-year-old Dakota... More »

Cops: Slain Teacher Sent Text to Boyfriend's Secret Fiancee

'Just looking for an explanation ... woman to woman,' Laura Wallen reportedly wrote

(Newser) - A twist in the case of the pregnant Maryland high school teacher allegedly murdered by her boyfriend : He was already engaged to someone else, say police. Per the Baltimore Sun , cops say both Laura Wallen, 31, and the unnamed other woman initially thought they were dating 32-year-old Tyler Tessier exclusively,... More »

Cops Let Suspect Speak at Appeal for Missing Teacher

He has now been charged with her murder

(Newser) - The search for missing Maryland teacher Laura Wallen has ended with the discovery of her body in a shallow grave—and the arrest of boyfriend Tyler Tessier. Police found the 31-year-old's body in a field in Damascus, Montgomery County, on Wednesday afternoon and arrested Tessier the same day, the... More »

Police: Pregnant High School Teacher Is Missing

Laura Elizabeth Wallen didn't show up for the first day of class

(Newser) - The mysterious disappearance of a pregnant high school teacher has prompted a police search in Olney, Maryland. Montgomery County police say Laura Elizabeth Wallen, a 31-year-old history and law teacher, failed to show up for the first day of class Tuesday at Wilde Lake High School, NBC Washington reports. The... More »

Teacher Begs on Street Corner for Classroom Supply Money

Tulsa's Teresa Danks says she spends up to $3K of her $35K salary on supplies

(Newser) - She probably could've tried GoFundMe , but Teresa Danks came up with a different plan for raising money to buy supplies for her third-grade classroom: Stand on a corner in Tulsa, Okla., and beg for it. FOX23 reports on the unusual crowdfunding effort by the teacher, who says she spends... More »

2nd Man Indicted in Death of Teacher in 2005

Bo Dukes helped dispose of Tara Grinstead's body, say authorities

(Newser) - A new indictment sheds light on the 2005 murder of a Georgia teacher. Authorities say Bo Dukes helped a friend remove the body of Tara Grinstead from her home, then brought it to his uncle's pecan farm near Fitzgerald and burned it, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution . Dukes isn'... More »

A Teacher of the Year's Photo With Trump Is Going Viral

Thanks to a rainbow pin and black fan

(Newser) - Rhode Island's Teacher of the Year is drawing attention for his display of LGBT pride in a photo-op with President Trump, the AP reports. The photo from Nikos Giannopoulos' visit to the Oval Office in April shows the teacher wearing a rainbow pin on his suit jacket; he is... More »

Teacher Accused of Trading Gummy Bears for Kiss Pleads Guilty

His lawyer says the student simply initiated a peck on the lips

(Newser) - A Florida teacher accused of trading gummy bears for a kiss on the lips from a 10-year-old boy pleaded guilty Thursday, WPTV reports. Surveillance video from 28-year-old Brian Kornbluth's classroom at Somerset Academy in Boca Raton shows the kiss; after reviewing the video, police talked to the student's... More »

'Romantic' Emails Between Missing Teacher, Girl Found

Family says teen once hid from teacher Tad Cummins

(Newser) - Elizabeth Thomas, the 15-year-old girl believed to have been abducted by teacher Tad Cummins two weeks ago, once hid from Cummins when he turned up at her workplace, her family says. One of the Thomas family's lawyers tells News 2 that, according to Elizabeth's father, she hid in... More »

Missing Teen Reportedly Told Relative to Call Cops

Brother suggests she was taken against her will

(Newser) - Tad Cummins researched "teen marriage" and how his Nissan Rogue might be tracked by authorities in the days before he allegedly kidnapped 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says, per the Tennessean . While his Internet search history "might potentially speak to his intentions," it also... More »

To Get Into This Teacher's Class, You Need a Special Handshake

Each student gets a personalized one in Barry White Jr.'s classroom

(Newser) - We'd like to shake Barry White Jr.'s hand—mainly to praise him for his inspirational teaching methods, but also because we want our own personalized handshake. Per KGW , the fifth-grade literacy teacher at Ashley Park Elementary School in Charlotte, NC, has long been a fan of creative... More »

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