Tammy Layne Waddell, 58, had one wish before she died of cancer on June 9 at the young age of 58: that mourners bring backpacks full of supplies to her funeral instead of flowers. Waddell — who, according to her obituary, taught elementary school in Forsyth County, Georgia and was the 2003 Forsyth County Schools Elementary […]
State of Michigan proposed social studies standards for grades K-12, written by conservative lawmakers, removes mention of gay rights, Roe v. Wade, and climate change while also eliminating the term “core democratic values,” which they argue implies left-leaning partisanship, and downplaying the work of the NAACP from the state-mandated curriculum. According to Bridge Magazine, the […]
High school graduation is a time to celebrate, to look back on past accomplishments and lessons, and to look forward to a future full of growth and freedom. It’s a time to let go. But for Holy Cross High School valedictorian Christian Bales, his freedom was taken away when the school in Crestview Hills, Kentucky […]
You need to see these side-by-side results from IKEA’s bullying experiment.
By Nicole Merritt of jthreeNme Ten years ago, I was graduating from a small(ish) Catholic college twenty minutes south of Boston. I was 22 and about to get married and move to Miami to begin law school. Ten years ago, I naively thought, “I’ve made it.” I’ve graduated college. (check!) I’ve secured a husband. (check!) […]
Going above and beyond for their students is nothing new for teachers. In fact, it’s what many expect when they go into the profession. (Lord knows it’s not for the cash flow.)Teachers in 1852 probably brought in extra clothes and extra coal for the fire from home, just like teachers today often provide their own […]
Millcreek School District, located in a suburb of Erie, Pennsylvania, is valiantly doing its part to protect its students from gun violence. All of the district’s 500 teachers were given baseball bats to ward off armed intruders. Before you agree or disagree with this $1,800 decision, let me continue. The teachers were not provided full-sized […]
By Angela Anagnost Repke The other day, my daughter and I sat nuzzled in the couch with a stack of books beside us. As we read “Fancy Nancy,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and “Where the Wild Things Are,” I became annoyed. Yes, those books are all great—honestly, I’ll read anything to my kids as long as they enjoy […]