Category Archives: School Board

Teachers and parents rally to save charter schools

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From KUSI News

Parents, students and teachers in the Grossmont Union High School District tried to save their schools Thursday night.

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Does It Pay To Pay Teachers $100,000?

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From NPR News

We’re brought up to believe our teachers are modern-day saints.

Just look at how we portray them in the movies and on TV. From Dead Poets Society‘s iconic Mr. Keating to resourceful LouAnne Johnson in Dangerous Minds, we reinforce time and again that teaching is a noble calling.

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Did You Know You Can Lower Your Student Loan Payments? I Didn’t

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From NPR News

Here’s what I remember about the beginning of the night: I’d planned to stay up late, for work. Later than usual, to watch President Obama’s State of the Union address.

It was cold outside, January in D.C. A snowstorm was coming, and the digital antenna for my TV wasn’t behaving. I was getting up often to adjust it.

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From ‘Book Strap’ To ‘Burrito’: A History Of The School Backpack

From NPR News

My editor, Steve Drummond, isn’t that old of a guy. He’s from Michigan — Wayne Memorial High School, class of ’79.

But when he starts talking about backpacks, he dips into a “back in my day” tone that makes you think of a creaky rocking chair and suspenders: “You know, Lee, when I was in school, no one had a backpack!

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What If Every High School Had A ‘Justice Program’ Instead Of A Cop?

From NPR News

This week’s viral videos of a Columbia, S.C., deputy’s push-the-chair-over-and-drag-the-student arrest of a 16-year-old high school girl in her classroom has refocused attention on the expanding role of police in schools, “zero tolerance” discipline policies and the disproportionate punishment of minorities. The student in the case was African-American and the deputy, Ben Fields, is white.

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Carlsbad teacher one of five California Teachers of the Year

From KUSI News

A broadcast journalism teacher in Carlsbad was named today one of five California Teachers of the Year.

Doug Green teaches students in grades seven through 12 at Valley Middle School and Carlsbad High School, according to the state Department of Education.

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