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WDBJ7 ReporterChatham Middle School eighth grader Phillip Motley says he's seen his classmates get picked on because of their clothes. "Some people call them gay. Different names and stuff. I don't know why people do that," Motley said. "Some people think of like swag...
The former treasurer of the Eastern Montgomery Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization has been found guilty of stealing money from the group. Dawn Owens pleaded guilty to two counts of petit larceny and two counts of obtaining false pretenses,...
Tags: Schools, Elementary Schools, Theft, Prisons, Punishment
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefAyisha Littlejohn works hard to make sure learning is a top priority for her two sons. "My boys know that when they come home, we're going to open up the books," said Littlejohn. "There's no playtime first. Schoolwork comes first." She stays in tune...
ReporterStudents at one Franklin County school will start the new year with free school supplies thank to the Parent Teacher Organization. The PTO at Henry Elementary School bought school supplies for every student and they saved parents a bundle in the process....
Tags: Education, Teaching and Learning, Students
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefThere was no prince involved, but some Lynchburg teachers were kissing frogs anyway Friday. They were puckering up for a good cause. Teachers at Sandusky Elementary promised students they would kiss a frog, if they raised enough money for the Parent...
Though they vary in composition and mission, South Florida's diverse lineup of disabled performers have a special commonality: They shine a spotlight on the growing notion that talent is not diminished by disability. "I'm a dancer, you wouldn't expect...
Tags: Culture, Fort Lauderdale, Dance, Arts and Culture, Entertainment
Barbershop singing has remained on a short list of activities that might be enjoyed equally by teenagers and octogenarians since a revival of the turn-of-the-century music took off in the 1930s. A Naperville chapter of men's barbershop vocalists who...
The Baltimore Teacher's Union has called for the district hold off on attaching penalties to schools' performance on the the new Common Core assessments, citing insufficient professional development and resources to implement the new high-stakes...
South Bend Tribune CorrespondentNILES -- Brandywine second-graders recently had the chance to show off their creativity at a “Cookies and Canvas” party at Merritt Elementary School. Youngsters were able to complete a painting in the space of two hours and even have a...
South Bend TribuneDr. Kristin Huynh is on a path that far too few of the nation's young doctors are choosing these days. That is, she's planning to practice primary care instead of a specialty. "I liked seeing babies, kids, adults, and I essentially couldn't decide which...
The Florida Senate proved its value on Tuesday by not approving SB 0862, the Parent Empowerment in Education Act — better known as the "Parent Trigger" bill. The tie vote — 20-20, the same tally as last year – effectively killed the...
The contentious "parent trigger" bill failed again in the Florida Senate, dying Tuesday on a tie vote just as it did in 2012. The bill aimed to give parents more say in the fate of a struggling school, allowing them, by petition, to select a "turnaround"...
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