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Teacher Who Said Stephen Miller Ate Glue Is Suspended

October 12, 2018 |

Some found a recent story about White House senior aide Stephen Miller hilarious ; others condemn it as “reprehensible.” The Los Angeles Times reports the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, meanwhile, is trying to figure out exactly what it’s going to do about Nikki Fiske, a longtime teacher in the district…
Newser

Tweet calling to ‘kill Kavanaugh’ gets Minnesota teacher put on paid leave, report says

October 9, 2018 |

A special education teacher in Minnesota was placed on paid administration Monday for an alleged tweet that seemed to encourage the killing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, The Star Tribune reported.
FOX News

Kids Find Body Near Search for Missing Teacher

October 6, 2018 |

Kids playing in the woods Friday stumbled on a body near the home of a missing Maine schoolteacher, the Portland Press Herald reports. A search team was scouring the area around the house of Kristin Westra—who apparently vanished Monday , leaving behind her car and cellphone—when children made the…
Newser

Maine Teacher Disappears in Perplexing Case

October 4, 2018 |

Authorities in Maine are perplexed by the disappearance of Kristin Westra, an elementary school teacher who disappeared from her North Yarmouth home Sunday night or early Monday morning. Jay Westra, the 47-year-old’s husband, says he woke up at around 3:30am Monday and discovered his wife had gone, leaving her…
Newser

Teacher Says She Got Fired for Giving Zeros

September 26, 2018 |

Should students get something for nothing? Diane Tirado doesn’t think so, and claims she got fired for it. The 52-year-old teacher says West Gate K-8 School in Port St. Lucie, Fla., let her go when she refused to give students a half-credit for handing in nothing, CBS 12 reports. She…
Newser

Teacher Accused of Doing Strange Thing With His Child

September 23, 2018 |

A Massachusetts teacher has been charged with putting his toddler into a game machine at a New Hampshire shopping mall and using her to steal prizes, the AP reports. Police in Salem say 34-year-old Anthony Helinski, of Lawrence, Mass., turned himself in Wednesday, five days after witnesses at the Mall…
Newser

Teacher Will Wear Same Dress for 100 Days

September 14, 2018 |

A New Jersey art teacher has pledged to wear the same outfit for 100 days to teach students about sustainability, the AP reports. William W. Allen Middle School teacher Julia Mooney tells WPVI-TV that wearing a different outfit each day is “very wasteful” and that the fashion industry is a…
Newser

12-Year-Old Tries to Shoot Teacher, But the Safety Is On

September 9, 2018 |

Court documents say a 12-year-old Iowa boy pointed a gun at his teacher’s face and pulled the trigger, but the safety was on. Court documents say the boy entered a North Scott Junior High classroom on Aug. 31 with a .22-caliber handgun and ordered everyone to the floor before he…
Newser

Teacher Has Heart Attack, Gets $108,951 Bill From Hospital

August 29, 2018 |

Drew Calver, 44, survived a heart attack last year only to be hit with a bill that, he tells NPR , could practically “give me another heart attack”: St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, said the teacher owed $ 108,951.31—almost double his annual salary. St. David’s is out-of-network…
Newser