Education

School Officials: High Stakes Tests Failing Students
A backlash is growing in Texas education circles against the emphasis on standardized testing that's required under the federal No Child Left Behind Law.   The rebellion started with parents and teachers, and now it has spread to principals and school district administrators in a number of…
School Kids Learn Teacher is a Porn Star
No place but California.  A middle school teacher in a town north of Los Angeles has been placed on indefinite paid leave, after some of her students surfing the Internet on their i-Phones discovered what she does in her spare time.
Happy Texas Independence Day – Ya’ll
Today, March 2nd, is Texas Independence Day. The 176th anniversary of the day in 1836, when a group of Anglo colonists gathered at a place they named Washington on the Brazos and agreed it was time for the area called "Tejas" to declare its independence from Mexico.
Today's Lufkin Daily New…
Are Aggies Ready for a Female Yell Leader?
The "spirit" squad at Texas A&M is unlike any other in the country.  For openers, they're not called "cheer leaders".  They're "Yell Leaders", and for the school's entire history, they've all been men.
But may…
Arizona May Outlaw Cursing by Teachers
The Arizona State Senate is debating a bill that would punish teachers who use foul language in their classrooms.  The bill, as written, would prohibit the same language the Federal Communications Commissions prohibits on television.
So, the late George Carlin's famous "seven words you can't say…

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