Midlothian High School under hold after report of threatening language

Midlothian High School under hold after report of threatening language

MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Midlothian High School officials said they were notified of threatening language Monday afternoon, causing the campus to go into a hold. Officials said there is no active incident, but out of an abundance of caution, put the campus under a hold. A hold is when no students are allowed outside of … Read more

Instruction about race may be under siege across the US, but this course is empowering students at a Southern high school

Instruction about race may be under siege across the US, but this course is empowering students at a Southern high school

Washington CNN — In the early 2000s, when I was a student at Ridge View High School, in Columbia, South Carolina, I loved to parse the legacies of certain historical figures: WEB Du Bois, in AP US History; Malcolm X, in AP English Language and Composition. At the same time, I wanted more. Too often, … Read more

Education’s value now similar to share in stock market, says Mahatma Gandhi’s hologram at the UN

Education’s value now similar to share in stock market, says Mahatma Gandhi’s hologram at the UN

By Yoshita Singh In a first, Mahatma Gandhi made a special appearance at the United Nations, sharing his message on education at the world organization as it commemorated the International Day of Non-Violence on the occasion of the Indian leader’s birth anniversary. A special life-size hologram of Gandhi was projected during a panel discussion organized … Read more

Pressures of teaching made her retire early but Ms. D. still teaches her students as a volunteer

Pressures of teaching made her retire early but Ms.  D. still teaches her students as a volunteer

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — School districts in the Bay Area are desperately trying to fill vacancies weeks into the start of the school year. This was a pre-pandemic issue that has gotten worse in many districts as educators are opting out for a variety of reasons. “Everyone thinks I’m crazy and they’re right,” said … Read more

A Danish City Built Google Into Its Schools—Then Banned It

A Danish City Built Google Into Its Schools—Then Banned It

Some children could adapt better without them than others. Throughout his career in education, Pederson has never heard a single parent complain about data protection. But after the Google ban, he did receive complaints—mostly from parents of dyslexic students, who rely on Chromebook tools such as AppWriter. There might be ambivalence among many Danish parents—but … Read more

Former Dallas ISD police chief says there’s a trend on when threats happen

Former Dallas ISD police chief says there’s a trend on when threats happen

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A student was arrested Thursday in Keller ISD after carrying a gun and ammunition onto the campus of Timber Creek High School. Everman ISD was hit with another threat on Thursday after authorities saw a shooting threat posted on social media. “I think we are seeing more threats being made right … Read more

Alex Jones testifies in trial over his Sandy Hook hoax lies

Alex Jones testifies in trial over his Sandy Hook hoax lies

Alex Jones testifies in defamation trial Alex Jones testifies in defamation trial over false Sandy Hook shooting claims 03:53 Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones took the stand Thursday at his defamation trial in Connecticut as he tries to limit the damages he must pay for promoting the lie that the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre was … Read more

Kentucky school shooter seeks parole in high-stakes hearing

Kentucky school shooter seeks parole in high-stakes hearing

PADUCAH, Ky. — A Kentucky man who killed three students and wounded five more in a school shooting 25 years ago will go before the state parole board on Tuesday in a high-stakes hearing that could see him released or denied the chance to ever leave prison. Michael Carneal was a 14-year-old freshman on Dec. … Read more

Texas leads the nation in book bans, a new report says

Texas leads the nation in book bans, a new report says

TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Throughout the 2021-2022 school year, Texas had more book bans than any other state in the nation, according to a new report by PEN America, a nonprofit group that advocates for freedom of expression. In North Texas, the controversy has played out in school board meetings in Granbury, Grapevine-Colleyville, and Keller. PEN … Read more