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Want to Change Your Child's Classroom? Talk to the Teacher First

Your child might not like the teacher as much s the other kids, but is it time to move her to another classroom? Credit: Getty Images
"I don't want to be in this teacher's class this year." "I like my teacher from last year better -- why can't I ...

First Day of School: What the Teacher Needs to Know About Your Child

Send your kids off to school knowing you've provided their teachers with info your kids need to succeed. Credit: Getty Images
It's back-to-school time, when everything is shiny and fresh: New clothes, new notebooks, new backpacks, new teachers ...

Elementary School Principal Arrested After Leaving Kids, Going to a Bar

A Texas elementary school principal was arrested May 8, after she allegedly left her two young children alone in a hotel room and went to a club. Carla Westbrook-Spaniel, principal of J.P. Elder Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas, was de...

Students Watch Porn In Class By Accident

This just goes to show that sometimes too much technology in the classroom can be a bad idea. A substitute teacher at a Denver high school got quite a shock when he went to play a movie his class was scheduled to watch. According to news report...

Detroit School Asks Parents to Donate Toilet Paper

It's not unusual for teachers to ask parents to send in items that make the classroom run more smoothly -- Kleenex, for example, disinfecting wipes, or hand sanitizer. But a Detroit elementary school's recent requests are far more basic ... and alarm...

Missing money leads to seventh grade strip-search

Last week, when a student at Trinity Lutheran School in Monroe, Michigan found she was missing $42, the principal of the school assumed the money must have been stolen. Determined to find the thief, principal John Hilken ordered teachers to strip-sea...

Poopy principal 'pologizes

What's an elementary school principal to do when he's got a problem with students spreading feces on the floor and toilets in the girls' bathroom? Well, he send a note home to parents asking them to talk to their children about the problem, he could ...

Florida Principal not so much a pal

It cost the school district over $300,000 in legal fees, sent teachers to sensitivity training, and trampled the constitutional rights of students, and yet, many in the Florida community of Ponce de Leon still support principal David Davis' "witch hu...

Teen suspended for selling sandwiches

17-year-old Matt Wong is an accomplished student, pianist and...sandwich maker. He likes to whip up gourmet sandwiches in the kitchen of his La Jolla, California home but often buys more than he needs just for his family. He's also a budding entrepre...

Principal asks teachers to dumb down classes

Does economic background influence ability? That is, are poor kids able to accomplish less than their more well-to-do peers? A quick comparison of Einstein and President Bush would seem to indicate not, but one principal in New York has been accused ...

School board suing parents over online petition

Paul MacGregor and his wife Michele are unhappy with the principal of their son's school and have taken their grievances to the Internet. They have created an online petition claiming that Principal Susan Reed of Brooklin Village Public School in Whi...

Keeping good teachers in the classroom

After six years without a raise (and, in fact, a net decrease in pay), being called greedy by administrators and a school board, and an ongoing lack of respect from the public and in the media, my wife is considering the unthinkable -- quitting teach...

Boy jailed for 12 days due to Daylight Savings foul-up

Cody Webb, a 15-year-old high school student, was arrested and held in jail for 12 days on suspicion he'd left a bomb threat on his school's student hotline. Police and school administrators thought they had an open and shut case, after they traced t...

Principal sues teens over fake MySpace page

Earlier, I wrote about the case of a student who got in trouble for comments posted to a fake MySpace website purportedly belonging to her school principal. Now our sister site, The Download Squad, is reporting on a similar case in Western Pennsylvan...

Principal busted for dealing crystal meth

After finding drugs in his middle-school office, police have charged John Acerra, a 50-year old principal in Allentown, Pennsylvannia, with dealing crystal methamphetamine, according to CNN.com. You know you've reached an absolute low when the perso...

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