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Teacher in Hot Water Over Question on Quiz
Teacher's Jokey Quiz
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Teacher's Jokey Quiz Question Under Investigation

California instructor suggests those on the right are 'idiots' on test

(Newser) - A teacher at a high school in Northern California is facing backlash over a question on a social science quiz last week. The teacher at Whitney High School in Rocklin asked students to identify a "group of complete idiots" and gave four possible answers: "KKK," "all...

8th-Grader Records Teacher's Eyebrow-Raising Comments

Calif. middle school teacher went on anti-vax political rant, told students Trump was still president

(Newser) - Is there something in the water in California? Last week, a high school teacher in the northern part of the state took some heat after airing his apparent political views via a class quiz . Now, a middle school history teacher in a town further south is making headlines for her...

After Teacher's Murder, Social Media Posts Lead to 2 Teens

Students will be tried as adults for 'unspeakable' killing of Nohema Graber in Iowa

(Newser) - Nohema Graber, a high school Spanish teacher in Fairfield, Iowa, was known to spend her afternoons in a community park. And it's where she spent her final moments Tuesday before two 16-year-old students at Fairfield High School, where she taught, killed her, according to police. The body of the...

Alleged Incident With Teacher of the Year 'Beyond Disturbing'

Caroline Lee arrested after being accused of hitting a student

(Newser) - Police say a discussion between a Florida student and her teacher about a social media post led to violence, and to the Friday arrest of the teacher, who just last week was announced as her school's teacher of the year. The Florida Times-Union reports that a since-deleted Instagram post...

Teacher Wears Headdress, Whoops in Math Lesson

California teacher placed on leave after video of 'SohCahToa' lesson goes viral

(Newser) - A California teacher accused of mocking Native Americans in an effort to teach a trigonometry mnemonic has been placed on leave. In video apparently taken by a student at John W. North High School in Riverside, the teacher, wearing a faux headdress, whoops and makes tomahawk motions as she chants...

'Slap a Teacher' Challenge Pulls in More Victims

But TikTok insists the challenge didn't originate on its platform

(Newser) - Teachers' groups , local authorities , and law enforcement continue to warn against the newest supposed TikTok challenge— one that involves hitting teachers —but the social media platform is now saying it doesn't think the dare originated on TikTok. Teachers in Missouri and South Carolina are among those who'...

NC Teacher Calls Black Students 'My Little Monkeys'

Charter school is under fire

(Newser) - A teacher has resigned from a North Carolina charter school after telling Black students in her class that if not for the Constitution, they would be her “field slaves,” a comment that one parent said brought attention to other racist incidents at the school, the AP reports. Winterville...

These Are the Jobs Your Partner Wishes You Had

Zippia lists most, least attractive jobs for a partner from the perspective of men and women

(Newser) - Working in health care probably doesn't feel all that sexy during a pandemic. But it does look that way in a new survey. Zippia asked 1,000 workers about what common jobs they thought were most attractive for a romantic partner out of a list of 250, and the...

Official: Dad Attacked Teacher After Mask Dispute on School's First Day

Parent was agitated when he saw young daughter come out of school wearing one

(Newser) - The first day of school is supposed to be filled with excitement for the new school year. At one California elementary school this week, that excitement was marred by violence after a parent attacked a teacher over face masks, reports NBC News . The incident at Sutter Creek Elementary School, located...

Teacher Had Excellent Reason for Going Shoeless at Grad
Senior Barred From His Own
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Senior Barred From His Own Graduation Gets a Big Save

Teacher gave his shoes to a graduate whose own shoes weren't allowed

(Newser) - A high school senior turned away from his own graduation says a "hero" of a teacher ensured he walked across the stage to receive his diploma—by giving up the shoes on his feet. Daverius Peters of Hahnville High School in Boutte, La., had put on black leather designer...

At Least 8 Killed in Russian School Shooting

19-year-old is in custody following attack in Kazan

(Newser) - A gunman attacked a school Tuesday morning in the Russian city of Kazan, killing eight people—seven students and a teacher—and leaving 21 other people hospitalized with wounds, Russian officials said. Rustam Minnikhanov, governor of the Tatarstan republic where Kazan is the capital, said Tuesday that four male and...

Teacher Swears at Students, Calls George Floyd a 'Criminal'

NJ science teacher Howard Zlotkin has been suspended

(Newser) - A New Jersey teacher with strong feelings about the George Floyd case was suspended after he shared them with high school students in an expletive-laden rant during what was supposed to be an online discussion about climate change. Zlotkin, a science teacher at William L. Dickinson High School in Jersey...

Teacher Suspended for Putting Foot on Black Student's Neck

10-year-old's mother wants Texas teacher to keep her job

(Newser) - On the same day Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes, a white teacher in north Texas apparently thought it would be funny to stage a photo of herself with her foot on the neck of a 10-year-old...

Teacher's Double Life Exposed in Shootout With Cartel

Barney Harris was killed while trying to rob stash home of drug cartel, says sheriff in North Carolina

(Newser) - Barney Dale Harris was a beloved Spanish teacher and basketball coach in Monroe, North Carolina. But his students were unaware he hid a dangerous side of himself, which was revealed with his death in a shootout with a Mexican drug cartel, says the Alamance County Sheriff's Office, per WSET...

Mom: Teacher Went on Racist Zoom Rant for 30 Minutes

California teacher Kimberly Newman apparently thought Zoom session had ended (it hadn't)

(Newser) - The mother of a Black 12-year-old boy is seeking damages from a Southern California school district after her son's teacher went on a half-hour tirade laced with racism and profanity. Katura Stokes filed a damage claim—typically a precursor to a lawsuit, per the AP —on Thursday on...

Campaign That Led to Teacher's Beheading Was Based on a Lie

Suspended student claimed she was kicked out of Samuel Paty's class, prompting attack from father

(Newser) - An online campaign targeting a French teacher who was beheaded days later started with a lie. That's according to Le Parisien , which reports a 13-year-old student has admitted to a judge that she lied when she claimed to be a witness to Samuel Paty's Oct. 6 lesson on...

Teacher of the Year: I'm Splitting My $1M Prize

Ranjitsinh Disale recognized for promoting girls' education in India

(Newser) - An "exceptional" teacher in India is making an exceptional move: Ranjitsinh Disale, winner of the 2020 Global Teacher Prize, says he will give half of the $1 million prize to the runners-up for the award, CNN reports. That amounts to $55,000 for each of the other nine finalists....

Teacher Sees Scared Kids in Zoom Class, Calls 911
Teacher Sees Scared Kids
in Zoom Class, Calls 911
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Teacher Sees Scared Kids in Zoom Class, Calls 911

Man had broken into their home

(Newser) - A teacher in California says she never logs out of online classes until all her students have logged off—a policy that meant she was able to call for help when a man broke into a home while two students were still logged on. "I was just watching their...

Teacher's Killer Paid Over $350 for Inside Help: Prosecutor

Abdullakh Anzorov allegedly got help from 2 teenage students

(Newser) - The guy who beheaded a teacher in France may have paid two students more than $350 to help him out, the BBC reports. Prosecutors say Abdullakh Anzorov, 18—who was later shot dead by police—paid two students, age 14 and 15, to identify Samuel Paty when he left his...

Suspect in Teacher's Beheading Was a Teenager

Officials have arrested 9 suspects in the killing of teacher Samuel Paty

(Newser) - A suspect shot dead by police after the beheading of a history teacher near Paris was an 18-year-old Chechen refugee unknown to intelligence services who posted a grisly claim of responsibility on social media minutes after the attack, officials said Saturday. France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said authorities investigating...

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