My own pupils targeted me in the TikTok paedophile craze – now I can't go back to our school
Teachers have always had to expect a certain amount of stick from their pupils. It’s part of the job; normally we don’t grumble too much about it. Over my 14 years in the profession I’ve worked across nine secondary schools, teaching history in Wales, Blackpool, and Liverpool.news.yahoo.com
Legendary former Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has died. ‘She was a fighter and a treasure for this city.’
“I think this is a time for us to have incredible reverence for Karen, who was really brilliant, smart, everything I’ve heard about her, and her name has come up quite a bit in the last couple weeks about how she handled things and just was able to really be a fierce advocate for teachers but also had a great love of this city,” Lightfoot said. “I’m sure as people gather, her life will be present and on their minds, but I can’t speculate about whether that will have an effect on the ultimate vote.”chicagotribune.com
Minnesota teacher never misses class, even from her hospital room
Minnesota teacher never misses class, even from her hospital room Kelly Klein, a kindergarten teacher in Minnesota, is tackling virtual learning while battling ovarian cancer. She's showing up to her virtual classroom, even while undergoing chemotherapy at the hospital. Chip Reid shares her story.cbsnews.com
Meet the Houston teacher, father and author of ‘Drive Slow’, focusing on the importance of a father-son relationship
HOUSTON – We love to shine a spotlight on our teachers here on Houston Life and our next guest is a fantastic mentor to his students and recently wrote a new book. Knox Junior High School’s, Coach Ortiz pays homage to our beautiful city of Houston and to his father’s legacy in his book, ‘Drive Slow’. For more information or to purchase the book, click HERE.
Former HISD teacher accused of sexual assault in custody
HOUSTON – A former HISD teacher accused of sexually assaulting elementary students is in custody. “He did turn himself in by calling the police himself,” said the court attorney. He’s charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child. According to court documents, he sexually assaulted several third-graders inside his classroom at Northside Elementary School, some dating back to 2016. Prosecutors believe there are more victims and urge them to come forward.
Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, accused in killing of protesters listed in ‘hero’ assignment at Dallas ISD high school
DALLAS – A Dallas school district is investigating a high school English teacher who asked students to write about a modern-day hero and listed the 17-year-old accused of killing two people during Wisconsin protests as one possible option. Kyle Rittenhouse has been accused of fatally shooting two people and wounding another in Kenosha following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The writing assignment also listed Joseph Rosenbaum, one of the protesters Rittenhouse is accused of killing; along with Mahatma Gandhi, César Chávez, Malcolm X and George Floyd. The Dallas Independent School District did not release the name of the W. T. White High School teacher who assigned the report. In a statement, the district said: “An unapproved assignment posted in Google Classroom yesterday has been brought to our attention.
Inspired by the kids he drove every day, a school bus driver got his college degree to become a teacher
And even though Ward tried to avoid it, he found himself driving school buses, sharing his love for history with the kids he drove every day. As he bussed students to and from school in the city of Framingham, Massachusetts, the younger kids would simply talk to Ward about what they did in class that day. Those conversations, one by one, reignited Ward's desire to get back into the classroom himself and finally take the steps to work towards his dream of becoming a high school history teacher. Ward, who had dropped out of college 10 years ago, enrolled at Massachusetts' MassBay Community College in May of 2019. I would drive my route in the morning and afternoon, take a class in between shifts and take night classes and classes online to complete my degree requirements," Ward told the school.
Christian academy teacher in The Woodlands accused of inappropriate relationship with female student
HOUSTON – A teacher at The Woodlands Christian Academy is accused of an inappropriate relationship with an 18-year-old female student, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities and school officials were notified of the accusations on Dec. 13, 2019. Cunningham was placed on administrative leave from the school, officials said in an email to parents. “The safety of our students is our top priority,” school officials wrote. Through training, policies and promoting a nurturing and professional culture at The Woodlands Christian Academy, our employees learn the high standards and expectations we have of them regarding their interactions with students.
North Carolina teacher wins Grammy Music Educator Award
The Music Educator Award is given each year by the Recording Academy and The Grammy Foundation. This year, Phillip Riggs from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is taking the top honors. Mark Strassmann reports on the story you'll see only on "CBS This Morning."cbsnews.com
Teacher among 10 arrested in California jailbreak
A teacher is accused of helping Jonathan Tieu, Bac Duong and Hossein Nayeri break out of a southern California jail. She is among 10 people under arrest. The woman got to know one of the escaped inmates as his English tutor inside the jail. The three escapees have been on the run for a week. Ben Tracy reports from outside the Orange County Central Men's Jail.cbsnews.com