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School Again in News
Over Anti-Vaccine Sentiment
Apr 29, 2021 12:35 PM CDT
School Again in News Over Anti-Vaccine Sentiment
Teacher told students not to embrace vaccinated parents for more than 5 seconds
- The Centner Academy was already in the news this week after reports that the Miami private school warned its teachers not to get the COVID vaccine, citing a debunked vaccination theory. Now, a new headline: A math and science teacher at the school told her fifth-grade students the vaccine is...
Warns Its Teachers
Not to Get Vaccine
Apr 27, 2021 8:33 AM CDT
Private School Warns Its Teachers Not to Get Vaccine
Citing debunked theory, Fla.'s Centner Academy says staff will be kept from students if they do so
- While many schools are encouraging staff to get the COVID vaccine, one private school in Miami is doing the opposite. Per CBS4 , the Centner Academy, which charges up to $30,000 per year for students in pre-K through eighth grade, emailed a letter to employees Monday citing debunked anti-vaccination theories,...
$32K, Gave It Away
Jan 7, 2021 11:28 AM CST
Inmates Amassed $32K, Gave It Away
Nearly 800 California prisoners donated to scholarship fund for teen
- California inmates make as little as eight cents an hour sweeping floors, building furniture, and clerking. If they have an industry job, they can do better, making $1 an hour, or around $100 per month, per CBS News . That's why it took three long years for a group of...
Barron Trump's School
Gets the OK to Open
Aug 4, 2020 9:01 AM CDT
Barron Trump's School Gets the OK to Open
Gov. Larry Hogan overturned Montgomery County mandate to close private schools through Oct. 1
- President Trump has been quite vocal about his desire to see schools open amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, an order from the Maryland governor may see Trump partly get his wish in one part of that state, in a decision that could affect his own son. On Friday, an order...
No In-Person Classes
for Barron Trump: Official
Aug 2, 2020 4:40 PM CDT
No In-Person Classes for Barron Trump: Official
His Maryland county puts the kibosh on private schools
- President Trump's son Barron won't be attending his private school in September after a COVID-19 directive from health officials, Business Insider reports. Travis Gayles—head of public health services in Montgomery County, Maryland—issued a statement Friday that affects St. Andrew's Episcopal School, where Barron is set...
Jul 16, 2020 6:10 PM CDT
Sure, American Schools Can Reopen—for 'Certain Kids'
The divide between public and private schools looks even wider now
- Turns out schools can reopen in America after all—if they're private. While most public schools are opening part-time or not at all amid the coronavirus pandemic, private schools are finding they have the budgets, facilities, and small class sizes to reopen, the
New York Times
reports. That means...
Lucky SOTU Student
Isn't What She Seemed
Feb 8, 2020 2:00 PM CST
Lucky SOTU Student Isn't What She Seemed
Janiyah Davis was already attending a charter school
- President Trump threw the spotlight on a Philadelphia fourth grader during his State of the Union address, but appeared to fumble a key fact—about the kind of school she attended. Trump made Janiyah Davis a showpiece for the school-choice movement Tuesday when he referred to "countless American children...
After Autistic Boy's Death,
Felony Charges for School
Nov 14, 2019 9:19 AM CST
After Autistic Boy's Death, Felony Charges for School
Max Benson died after employees held him down
- Three employees of a now-shuttered California school for students with special needs have been charged with manslaughter in the death of a boy with autism. Max Benson, 13, died last November after he was physically restrained for nearly two hours at the Guiding Hands School in El Dorado Hills, east...
6 Charged With
Sex Assault at
Nov 20, 2018 12:15 AM CST
6 Charged With Sex Assault at All-Boys School
Toronto's St. Michael's College calls assault 'simply horrific'
- Police arrested six students from a prestigious private all-boys Catholic school in Toronto on Monday and charged them with sexual assault related to a video that was posted on the Internet. Toronto Police Inspector Dominic Sinopoli said the teens, who are all 14 and 15, are from St. Michael's...
2 Words Uttered in NYC
Classroom Caused a Firestorm
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Sep 9, 2018 6:53 AM CDT
2 Words Uttered in NYC Classroom Caused a Firestorm
Friends Seminary terminated Ben Frisch over the incident
- It costs nearly $50,000 a year to send your kid to Friends Seminary, a private Quaker school in Manhattan founded in 1786. Two words uttered there cost Ben Frisch much more. While teaching a Feb. 14 pre-calculus class, he lifted his right arm up and down during a demonstration...
At One Private School,
Boys Could Soon Wear Skirts
May 16, 2017 8:00 PM CDT
At One Private School, Boys Could Soon Wear Skirts
London school is considering gender-neutral uniforms
- Last year, a group of boys in the UK made headlines when they wore skirts to school after they were disciplined for wearing shorts on a very hot day. Now the private Highgate School in north London is considering a plan that would allow boys to do just that, reports...
May 15, 2017 11:30 AM CDT
Trumps Break With Tradition on Barron's New School
He'll go to St. Andrew's, the first modern-day first kid to not attend Sidwell Friends
- Melania and Barron Trump are prepping for their big move to the nation's capital from New York City, where they remained after President Trump's inauguration so the 11-year-old could finish out the school year. And the
reports Barron's new school has been chosen: St. Andrew’...
Jan 26, 2016 4:38 PM CST
Headmaster's Suicide Shocks Private School
Park Tudor says Matthew Miller's death not related to coach's resignation last month
- An Indianapolis private school still reeling from the abrupt resignation of its boys basketball coach last month is now facing a new shock: the suicide of its headmaster. The body of 46-year-old Matthew D. Miller was found by his wife, Mia, Saturday in the garage of their school-owned home located...
Sex Abuse Was Rampant at
Elite Private School: Report
May 28, 2015 12:20 PM CDT
Sex Abuse Was Rampant at Elite Private School: Report
64 kids allegedly abused by 22 staffers at NYC's Horace Mann over decades
- "There was this widespread assumption that if you put your child in a private school that they were in safer space." That's the reaction of a professor who consulted on a new independent report into sexual abuse at NYC's elite Horace Mann School—an investigation that...
Send Your Kid to
Private School? You Suck
Aug 29, 2013 9:31 AM CDT
Send Your Kid to Private School? You Suck
Only the morally bankrupt do it, Allison Benedikt argues
- Do you send your kids to private school? Then congratulations: "You are a bad person," Allison Benedikt argues in Slate . "Not bad like
bad—but bad like
So pretty bad." Her reasoning is simple: if everyone were invested in public schools—...
Ban Private Schools
Sep 13, 2012 4:57 PM CDT
Education Solution: Ban Private Schools
Private schools give rich kids unfair advantage: Gawker's John Cook
- If cities want to avoid situations like the current mess in Chicago , then John Cook at Gawker has some advice: Make all private schools public. Rich parents (and politicians like Rahm Emanuel and the Obamas) are less likely to care about public school conditions, because they can afford to send...
Can Be Illegal
in S. Korea
Oct 6, 2011 4:37 PM CDT
Too Much Studying Can Be Illegal in S. Korea
'Hagparazzi' seek rule-breaking private tutors
- South Korea’s got a new kind of secret agent: the private education spy. The government is cracking down on costly tutoring institutions, and it offers a reward to citizens who catch tutors breaking the rules. The institutions, known as hagwons, have sprung up nationwide, sparking concerns that wealthy kids...
Private School Requires iPads
Jan 21, 2011 6:01 PM CST
Private School Requires iPads
All students in grades 4-12 will need Apple tablet
- A private school in Knoxville, Tennessee, is adding an unusual requirement to students' back-to-school gear starting next year: an iPad. The Webb School will mandate that all kids in grades 4 through 12 either buy or lease (from the school, for $200 a year) one of Apple's tablets, notes Fast...
Jackson Kids Having
a Blast at School
Sep 7, 2010 3:52 AM CDT
Jackson Kids Having a Blast at School
Prince Michael, Paris, plus bodyguards off to LA prep school
- The elder two of Michael Jackson's children have started going to school with other kids for the first time in their lives, and are thriving. Prince Michael Jackson, 13, and Paris, 12, ended homeschooling at their own request, and are enjoying attending Los Angeles' exclusive Buckley School, their famous pop's...
Aug 22, 2010 3:17 PM CDT
Texas School Rejects Lesbians' Daughter
Episcopal school doesn't agree with their lifestyle
- A little girl in Texas was denied admission to a private school because her parents are lesbians, Fox News reports. When Jill and Tracy Harrison, who married in Canada, enrolled daughter Olivia at St. Vincent’s Episcopal School last month, they crossed out the word “father” on the admissions...
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