Brianne Altice: Lawsuit Against School in Teacher Sex Case Dismissed

A lawsuit against the Utah school district which employed convicted sex offender and former teacher Brianne Altice has been dismissed. Altice, 35, pleaded guilty back in April to three counts of forcible sex abuse, admitting she had sexual encounters with…

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, Chicago Public Schools CEO Guilty… and Sorry

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, CEO of Chicago Public Schools, plead guilty and then told CPS students and teachers on the courthouse steps. “I’m terribly sorry and I apologize to them. They deserved much more, much more than I gave to them,” She…

Teacher Suspended Over ‘Dumb Duck Ass Crackers’ Tweet

In another episode of you can’t say that shit on Twitter, a Duncanville, Texas high school teacher has been suspended after sending out a rather explicit tweet. “Who the fuck made you dumb duck ass crackers think I give a…

Principal Calls 6-Year-Old ‘Honey Boo Boo’ on Facebook, Resigns Amid Outrage

Most people would be better off if they were just a little bit more careful with what they posted on Facebook. This goes double for anyone in the public eye, especially if it’s your job to look after children. Actually,…

Evolution in Texas Schools Encounters Resistance

A report from the Dallas Morning News confirmed that Texas State Board of Education members approved a series of textbooks this week that cover Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution in its scientific entirety. Almost immediately after the books were approved,…

Idaho High School Coach Fired Over Innocuous Facebook Photo, School District Faces Sexism Charges

An Idaho school district is under fire after they terminated a high school basketball coach and part-time teacher for a seemingly innocuous vacation photo that she posted on Facebook. Pocatello, Idaho School District 25 fired Laraine Cook, a varsity girls…

Racist Facebook Post About ‘Ghetto’ Trick-or-Treaters Lands Teacher on Leave

A 51-year old Akron, Ohio orchestra instructor has been placed on paid administrative leave after posting a racist rant on Facebook about trick-or-treaters from “the ghetto.” The post, in which he is apparently upset about some kids peeing on his…

Pinterest Launches New Teachers Hub with Ideas for Lesson Plans, Classroom Decor, and More

It’s back-to-school time, and Pinterest wants to help teachers find new ideas for how to shape young minds. They’ve just launched a new hub, called Teachers on Pinterest, that features over 1,000 pins contributed by teachers. “We’re thrilled to announce…

Myth Busted: Do Teachers Get “Summers Off”?

Every teacher has, at some point, had someone lament to him/her about how they wish their job paid them to “take the summer off”. Most of the time this statement is not made with any sort of ill intent, but…

Teacher Fakes Illness for a Year, Claims She’s Dying to Avoid Work

Many working adults know that playing hooky isn’t just reserved for kids, but the lies one Polk County, Florida teacher made up to skip out on work are just plain shocking. According to school district officials Ashley Barker, a first-grade…