Kyle Schwartz, a third grade teacher at Doull Elementary in Denver, had a special assignment for her class. According to Schwartz, in her three years of teaching most of her students had come from underprivileged homes. Schwartz wanted to know her students better. She wanted to help them open up.Read Full Story
If your 7-year-old came home from school with a story like this, there's no doubt you'd be livid. One South Carolina mother is demanding that two school employees be fired after her son was made to unclog a dirty toilet using his bare hands.Read Full Story
We know anybody can be the target of online abuse. The anonymous trolls who get a kick out of targeting people who've done nothing to deserve it don't appear to follow a set of criteria when it comes to choosing their victims. It's another situation entirely when someone you know is abusing you online. Social media sites make it all too easy for jealousy, family fallouts and bitter break-ups to escalate to cyberbullying.Read Full Story
Lisa Butters-Lander made a horrible discovery during a Christmas pajama party at school. One of her students had no spare clothes, nothing to eat and no place to live. She did the only thing she felt she could.Read Full Story
The case of Brad Badiuk, the Winnipeg teacher who is on leave after making controversial Facebook posts about aboriginals, has yet again highlighted the issue of racist teachers. Luckily racist teachers are rare. How should you tackle the issue if it arises in your child's school?Read Full Story
Parents and administrators can pat themselves on the back that spanking has been banned in the majority of schools, but what about other forms of punishment? One North Carolina teacher crossed the line in her discipline strategy when she used hot sauce to punish a young boy with autism.Read Full Story
Do you want to live in a world where teachers' jobs are threatened for standing up to bullies? I know I don't, but after reading about 24-year teaching veteran Pam Aister's termination for breaking up a racial bullying incident, I don't think I have a choice.Read Full Story
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