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amid trump travel ban, canadian schools question future of class trips to the un


schools across canada are grappling with the uncertainty of u.s. travel restrictions and how that affects upcoming student trips across the border.a travel ban instituted by president donald trump on citizens from seven muslim-majority countries and syrian refugees may be on hold as it works its way through the u.s. justice system, but canadian schools remain concerned with how foreign-born students will be treated at the border.jim cambridge, superintendent of the sooke school district in british columbia, said there are a number of trips planned for sports, music and educational purposes in the coming months that are being reconsidered.while the refugee population among students in the vancouver island district is small, cambridge said the board must make a decision based on safety and a






sask. teacher accused of having sleepovers with a student and organizing a strip


a professional misconduct hearing is taking place in regina today for a saskatchewan teacher accused of having sleepovers with a student, organizing a strip basketball practice and encouraging theft.a notice from the saskatchewan professional teachers regulatory board in regina says the allegations against martina cain cover a period between 1986 and 1989 and were made by a former student.it’s unclear where cain was teaching at the time of the allegations. she was principal at churchill community high school in la ronge as recently as 2015.cain is scheduled to appear before the board in early february.if found guilty, she faces penalties that could include a suspension or cancellation of her teaching certificate, a fine, or possible restrictions on her work. the board’s notice contains a t






east aurora high school student struck, seriously injured while crossing street:


an east aurora high school student was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured wednesday afternoon while attempting to cross a street on aurora's east side, according to aurora police.the 15-year-old male was attempting to cross the street northbound at east new york street and north smith street, police spokesman dan ferrelli said in a text message. the student received a serious head injury, and is expected to survive, he said.ferrelli could not specify the time of the collision wednesday, but said it occurred during the afternoon. the student was taken by ambulance to a suburban hospital, he said.east aurora school district 131 board president annette johnson said the student is a freshman at east aurora high [email protected] @srfreish






school board in key transgender case seeks us high court delay


the virginia school board sued by a student over bathroom access in a major transgender rights case asked the u.s. supreme court on wednesday to delay the matter until at least april, when president donald trump’s conservative nominee could be on the bench and potentially cast the deciding vote.lawyers on both sides of the dispute urged the justices to decide the case even though the trump administration on feb. 22 rescinded obama administration guidance to public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms corresponding to their gender identity. the gloucester county school board asked for the delay so the trump administration, which is not a party in the case, can file a brief providing its views.the court, currently one justice short, has scheduled oral arguments for march 28 on w






video of white student’s racist remarks prompt protest at north carolina school


micah street, a black student at wake forest high school in north carolina, was suspended from school after an altercation between him and a white student on friday, march 3. video of the incident was shared on instagram by user tyler goodell who said his friend micah was defending himself from racist abuse, according to the news & observer.the video starts with the white student already on the floor and escalates toward the end when a teacher steps in, seemingly yelling at street for getting physical with the student. the teacher responds in a way that is dismissive of micah’s concern, noting that the white student only “used words.” based on the video, it sounds as though the white student calls micah a “black piece of sh*t.”street told cbs north carolina that the altercation happened as






suffolk police use stun gun on copiague high school student


advertisement | advertise on newsdaysuffolk police use taser on copaigue high school student wednesday, march 1, 2017. news 12 has obtained a video of a plain-clothed suffolk police officer using a stun gun on a young man at copiague high school on wednesday afternoon. (credit: john collado) a teen was hit with a stun gun wednesday afternoon during an altercation with a suffolk police officer at a copiague school that was recorded by a bystander. assistant police commissioner justin meyers said the video captured the tail end of the altercation between the police and the 16-year-old student at walter g. o’connell copiague high school. the student was arrested.both meyers...






lincoln-way student claims swimsuit discrimination


lincoln-way area voters will have at least two opportunities to meet the 13 candidates seeking seats on the lincoln-way high school district 210 board — one of the most contested area races in the spring election.the school district, which is on the state's financial watch list, attracted a lot...






l.a. unified considers a program to soothe parent-school tensions


the los angeles unified school district has cut its student suspension rate in half since 2013, thanks in part to an alternative discipline approach called restorative justice that relies on methods such as talking circles and trust-building to get at the the root of conflicts and resolve them. now the district is considering the same approach for a different group: parents and principals. the school district's board considered a resolution tuesday that would require the superintendent to create a pilot program to train school administrators in using restorative-justice practices with parents. such a program, the resolution said, would aim "to restore and strengthen school and parent relationships and school communities when conflict arises." the discussion began after the nonprofit ad






students who want to get involved in l.a. school board election don't have to go


when los angeles high school students get a chance to spend $1 million or more on a political campaign, that’s pretty interesting, right?i thought so, and managed to get myself invited to a meeting of l.a. students for change.but then my invitation got yanked.i guess i shouldn’t have written a column questioning the morality of recruiting students for a negative campaign of distortions in a school board race.to be clear, i’ve got no issue with the students. good for them for raising their hands out of a desire for an improved l.a. unified.but i had trouble believing that 18 students, without adult guidance, decided all they wanted to do was attack a single candidate rather than extol the virtues of other candidates. and that one candidate, incumbent steve zimmer, is a target of charter sch






palo alto school officials negotiate with feds on ual har ment probe


more details have emerged from conver ions palo alto unified school district officials and prosecutors have had with representatives of the federal office for civil rights regarding ual har ment investigations.the u.s. department of education released in december an 11-page draft resolution agreement outlining changes the district should make to its policies, procedures and investigative responsibilities to comply with federal title ix laws.since then, school board members have asked for clarification on some of the agency’s directives, such as how far back the district should go to investigate prior reports and find possible victims.federal representatives said in a jan. 19 meeting with superintendent max mcgee and other district officials that they want the district to investigate report






funds being raised for injured kenyon woods middle student


a kenyon woods middle school student was hospitalized friday after being seriously injured by another student, according to a note posted on elgin school district u46's facebook page.the injured boy was taken to presence st. joseph hospital in elgin and later transferred to advocate lutheran general... (janelle walker)






suffolk police use stun gun on copiague high school student


a suffolk police officer used a stun gun on a teen during an altercation at a copiague school wednesday afternoon that was recorded by a bystander. assistant police commissioner justin meyers said the video captured the tail end of the altercation between the police and the 16-year-old student at walter g. o’connell copiague high school. the student was arrested and charged with harassment, criminal possession of marijuana and resisting arrest. most popularboth meyers and a school spokeswoman said the incident began outside school grounds around 3 p.m., after school had ended. meyers said police received a call about a crowd fight just off school property. responding officers broke up the crowd and said they saw a teen smoking what appeared to be marijuana.the teen ran onto school grounds






groups speak out for, against transgender students' locker room access


more than 100 people rallied outside a suburban school board meeting wednesday night in support of transgender students' rights, while inside some community members sought to roll back the district's practice of granting locker room access based on gender identity.with both the trump administration and the u.s. supreme court making recent moves on transgender student protections — and school board elections just weeks away — the issue remains as divisive as ever in palatine, where township high school district 211 has been sued over its agreement with the federal government to allow a transgender student to use the girls' locker room.on wednesday, opponents and proponents of such access gathered at palatine's sundling junior high in community consolidated school district 15, one of distric






groups speak out both for and against locker room access for transgender student


more than 100 people rallied outside a suburban school board meeting wednesday night in support of transgender students' rights, while inside some community members sought to roll back the district's practice of granting locker room access based on gender identity.with both the trump administration and the u.s. supreme court making recent moves on transgender student protections — and school board elections just weeks away — the issue remains as divisive as ever in palatine, where township high school district 211 has been sued over its agreement with the federal government to allow a transgender student to use the girls' locker room.wednesday, both opponents and proponents of such access gathered at sundling junior high in community consolidated school district 15, one of district 211's f






classes called off at de la salle high due to potential threat


de la salle high school students are being told to stay home wednesday after a "potential security threat" was made against the school by a student.school officials have not specifically said what the nature of the threat was, but in a letter to parents school president larry bieske told students to stay home and that wednesday would be an online learning day."this decision was made out of an abundance of caution for student safety and in response to a potential security threat," bieske said in a statement.administrators learned of the threat after school hours tuesday and contacted minneapolis police to help investigate. in statement released tuesday night, school officials said they were getting cooperation from the student who made the threat, the student's parents and law enforcement."






oregon school district bans confederate flag after fight


north bend, ore. — an oregon school district banned the confederate flag from school property following a fight between two s, one of whom was wearing a hat that included the symbol.north bend superintendent bill yester says the punches were thrown last week at the high school pus. neither student has been disciplined as of yet and there were no serious injuries.yester contends the ban doesn't violate free expression because schools have the legal authority to provide an environment free of har ment, and district policy allows principals to prohibit clothing that distracts from the educational process.the world newspaper of coos bay reports (https://is.gd/6fxilt) protesters unhappy with the new policy were outside north bend high on monday, holding up confederate flags, a gadsden flag and






high school makes $24 million from snap ipo


a california high school has made millions of dollars from the initial public offering of shares in snap inc., the company behind the snapchat photo messaging application. the board of the saint francis high school in mountain view agreed to invest $15,000 in seed money in snap in 2012, when the company was just getting started. it had been invited to do so by one of the student's parents, a venture capital investor, the high school president says in a letter issued to the school community thursday. the school held onto the investment until this week, when snap shares sold for $17 each in an ipo. the share price rocketed 44% higher when trading began thursday. the school was quoted by media including website quartz as saying it sold two-thirds of its shares at $17 each, to raise $24 millio






high school makes $24 million from snap ipo


a california high school has made millions of dollars from the initial public offering of shares in snap inc., the company behind the snapchat photo messaging application. the board of the saint francis high school in mountain view agreed to invest $15,000 in seed money in snap in 2012, when the company was just getting started. it had been invited to do so by one of the student's parents, a venture capital investor, the high school president says in a letter issued to the school community thursday. the school held onto the investment until this week, when snap shares sold for $17 each in an ipo. the share price rocketed 44% higher when trading began thursday. the school was quoted by media including website quartz as saying it sold two-thirds of its shares at $17 each, to raise $24 millio






california high school makes $24 million from snap ipo


san francisco — a california high school has made millions of dollars from the initial public offering of shares in snap inc., the company behind the snapchat photo messaging application.simon chiu, the president of saint francis high school in mountainview, said the school board agreed to invest $15,000 in seed money in snap in 2012, when the company was just getting started. they had been invited to do so by one of the student's parents, who was a venture capital investor.snap shares sold for $17 each in an ipo this week and their price rocketed 44 percent higher when trading began thursday.the school was quoted by media including quartz as saying they sold two-thirds of their shares at $17 each, to raise $24 million.






high school makes $24 million from snap ipo


a california high school has made millions of dollars from the initial public offering of shares in snap inc., the company behind the snapchat photo messaging application.the board of the saint francis high school in mountain view agreed to invest $15,000 in seed money in snap in 2012, when the company was just getting started.they had been invited to do so by one of the student's parents, a venture capital investor, the high school president says in a letter issued to the school community thursday.the school held onto the investment until this week, when snap shares sold for $17 each in an ipo. the share price rocketed another 44 percent higher when trading began thursday.the school was quoted by media including website quartz as saying they sold two-thirds of their shares at $17 each, to






deputies: student arrested for threatening to ‘shoot up’ lynnwood high school


several students reportedly overheard the freshman say “i’m going to shoot up the school tomorrow” and “i have a gun in my bag.”a 15-year-old student was arrested wednesday night after threatening to “shoot up” lynnwood high school, according to the snohomish county sheriff’s office.the sheriff’s office said several students alerted authorities after overhearing the freshman boy say, “i’m going to shoot up the school tomorrow” and “i have a gun in my bag.” the witnesses said the boy did not display a gun, but that his statements concerned the other students, the sheriff’s office said./ the student told deputies he was joking, according to the sheriff’s office. the boy was booked into the denney juvenile justice center for investigation of felony harassment.






boy severely injured in ault by fellow student, school principal says


a kenyon woods middle school student was hospitalized friday after being seriously injured by another student, according to a note posted on elgin school district u46's facebook page.the injured boy was taken to presence st. joseph hospital in elgin and later transferred to advocate lutheran general hospital in park ridge, principal lisa olsem said in the note. the student responsible for the injuries was arrested by the south elgin police department.olsem described the incident as an ault that took place about noon and described the injuries as "severe," but she did not provide any specific details on what occurred other than weapons were not involved.south elgin police said the incident was still under investigation and provided no other information."the safety of our students at school






transgender student lauds waubonsie for its support, sense of safety


the reversal of federal guidelines regarding transgender student rights will not change how local school districts address the issue, officials emphasized this week, with many saying they will work with families to protect students in each situation."part of that work is to ensure that a student...






students give back by building lending libraries for low-income schools – the de


kate sneed needed a way to engage her geometry students at riseup community school and found the perfect project: building lending libraries for underserved elementary schools in low-income neighborhoods.the real-world application of mathematics and the knowledge the class would be helping the community helped get the students on board.“we talked about what it’s doing for the kids,” student loyd martinez, 15, said. “it can open doors for students.”many riseup students also came from underserved areas and know firsthand about not having access to books. the alternative school takes in students who have dropped out or are on the verge of dropping out of high school.kathryn scott, yourhubsecond-grade students help jazmin pina, 17, top left, and other students from riseup community high school






boy severely injured in ault by fellow student, school principal says


a kenyon woods middle school student was hospitalized friday after being seriously injured by another student, according to a note posted on the elgin school district u46 facebook page.the injured boy was taken to presence saint joseph hospital in elgin and later transferred to advocate lutheran general hospital in park ridge, principal lisa olsem said in the note. the student responsible for the injuries was arrested by the south elgin police department.olsem described the incident as an ault that took place at about noon and described the injuries as "severe," but did not provide any specific details on what occurred other than weapons were not involved.south elgin police said the incident was still under investigation and provided no other information."the safety of our students at scho






classes called off at delasalle high due to potential threat


delasalle high school students were told to stay home wednesday after a “potential security threat” was made against the school by a student.school officials have not specified the nature of threat, but in a letter to parents school president barry lieske told students to stay home and that wednesday would be an online learning day.“this decision was made out of an abundance of caution … in response to a potential security threat,” lieske said in a statement. administrators learned of the threat after school hours tuesday and contacted minneapolis police to help investigate. in statement released tuesday night, school officials said they were getting cooperation from the student who made the threat, the student’s parents and law enforcement.minneapolis police officers were stationed at the






high school makes $24 million from snapchat company ipo


san francisco — a california high school has made millions of dollars from the initial public offering of shares in snap inc., the company behind the snapchat photo messaging application.the board of the saint francis high school in mountain view agreed to invest $15,000 in seed money in snap in 2012, when the company was just getting started.they had been invited to do so by one of the student's parents, a venture capital investor, the high school president says in a letter issued to the school community thursday.the school held onto the investment until this week, when snap shares sold for $17 each in an ipo. the share price rocketed another 44 percent higher when trading began thursday.the school was quoted by media including website quartz as saying they sold two-thirds of their shares






l.a. school board president steve zimmer today on the high stakes of the electio


welcome to essential education, our daily look at education in california and beyond. here's the latest: two of three l.a. unified school board races likely will head into head into runoff elections. the state board of education meets today to discuss the type of information parents receive about their children's schools. follow along here.






california high school makes $24 million from snap ipo


san francisco (ap) — a california high school has made millions of dollars from the initial public offering of shares in snap inc., the company behind the snapchat photo messaging application.simon chiu, the president of saint francis high school in mountainview, said the school board agreed to invest $15,000 in seed money in snap in 2012, when the company was just getting started. they had been invited to do so by one of the student’s parents, who was a venture capital investor.snap shares sold for $17 each in an ipo this week and their price rocketed 44 percent higher when trading began thursday.the school was quoted by media including quartz as saying they sold two-thirds of their shares at $17 each, to raise $24 million.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






north carolina school board rejects ban on confederate flag


hillsborough, n.c. — a north carolina school board has voted not to ban the confederate flag from school grounds, rejecting two pleas from a local chapter of the naacp to establish the policy.the news & observer of raleigh reports (http://bit.ly/2m9a7kc) the orange county schools board of education decided instead on monday to establish an equity committee to advise the board on several issues, including symbolic speech. board chairman steven halkiotis said board members will not tolerate hate speech, bullying or intimidation.the northern orange county naacp had asked the board to ban the confederate flag on school grounds during the board's earlier meeting in february."to the naacp, that includes the historical context of the confederate flag to slavery, the confederacy, the civil war and






canadian school board bans student trips to u.s.


closeskip in skipxembedxshare at a press conference, the president hinted at a possible new travel order while his current immigration ban remains held up in court. veuer's nick cardona (@nickcardona93) has the story. buzz60the ambassador bridge is one of the busiest border crossings in north america.(photo: jessica j. trevino, jessica j. trevino, detroit free) 679 connectlinkedinemailmoredetroit — a public school board in windsor, ontario, has canceled all field trips to the u.s. — including visits to the detroit opera house and the holocaust memorial center — over concerns that some students could be detained or turned back at the border.clara howitt, superintendent of the 35,000-student greater essex county district school board, told the detroit free press on sunday that the decision t






canadian school board bans student trips to u.s.


closeskip in skipxembedxshare at a press conference, the president hinted at a possible new travel order while his current immigration ban remains held up in court. veuer's nick cardona (@nickcardona93) has the story. buzz60the ambassador bridge is one of the busiest border crossings in north america.(photo: jessica j. trevino, jessica j. trevino, detroit free) 467 connectlinkedinemailmoredetroit — a public school board in windsor, ontario, has canceled all field trips to the u.s. — including visits to the detroit opera house and the holocaust memorial center — over concerns that some students could be detained or turned back at the border.clara howitt, superintendent of the 35,000-student greater essex county district school board, told the detroit free press on sunday that the decision t






canadian school board bans student trips to u.s.


closeskip in skipxembedxshare at a press conference, the president hinted at a possible new travel order while his current immigration ban remains held up in court. veuer's nick cardona (@nickcardona93) has the story. buzz60the ambassador bridge is one of the busiest border crossings in north america.(photo: jessica j. trevino, jessica j. trevino, detroit free) 943 connectlinkedinemailmoredetroit — a public school board in windsor, ontario, has canceled all field trips to the u.s. — including visits to the detroit opera house and the holocaust memorial center — over concerns that some students could be detained or turned back at the border.clara howitt, superintendent of the 35,000-student greater essex county district school board, told the detroit free press on sunday that the decision t






canadian school board bans student trips to u.s.


closeskip in skipxembedxshare at a press conference, the president hinted at a possible new travel order while his current immigration ban remains held up in court. veuer's nick cardona (@nickcardona93) has the story. buzz60the ambassador bridge is one of the busiest border crossings in north america.(photo: jessica j. trevino, jessica j. trevino, detroit free) 862 connectlinkedinemailmoredetroit — a public school board in windsor, ontario, has canceled all field trips to the u.s. — including visits to the detroit opera house and the holocaust memorial center — over concerns that some students could be detained or turned back at the border.clara howitt, superintendent of the 35,000-student greater essex county district school board, told the detroit free press on sunday that the decision t






north carolina school board rejects ban on confederate flag


hillsborough, n.c. -- a north carolina school board has voted not to ban the confederate flag from school grounds, rejecting two pleas from a local chapter of the naacp to establish the policy. the news & observer of raleigh reports the orange county schools board of education decided instead on monday to establish an equity committee to advise the board on several issues, including symbolic speech. board chairman steven halkiotis said board members will not tolerate hate speech, bullying or intimidation. “we believe our principals are best equipped to monitor and respond to issues of bullying, harassment or other disruptive conduct...” the board said in a release. “the board and administration believe the best way to effect positive change in the behavior of students is through the progra






windsor public school board forbids student trips to u.s. because of ‘unsafe’ po


the windsor, ont. public school board is cancelling all student field trips to the united states because the current american political climate is considered too “unsafe” and unpredictable to permit cross-border travel.“paramount for us is student safety … we really don’t know what will happen to our students at the border,” said clara howitt, a superintendent with the greater essex county district school board.a “handful” of trips have already been nixed, with no school travel to america being allowed for the month of february. at the end of the month, the situation will be re-evaluated and decisions made on an individual basis, said howitt.u.s. president donald trump recently signed an executive order barring citizens from seven muslim-majority countries from entering the united states.






california high school makes $24 million from snapchat company ipo


san francisco — a california high school has made millions of dollars from the initial public offering of shares in snap inc., the company behind the snapchat photo messaging application.the board of the saint francis high school in mountain view agreed to invest $15,000 in seed money in snap in 2012, when the company was just getting started.they had been invited to do so by one of the student's parents, a venture capital investor, the high school president says in a letter issued to the school community thursday.the school held onto the investment until this week, when snap shares sold for $17 each in an ipo. the share price rocketed another 44 percent higher when trading began thursday.the school was quoted by media including website quartz as saying they sold two-thirds of their shares






canadian school board bans student trips to u.s.


closeskip in skipxembedxshare at a press conference, the president hinted at a possible new travel order while his current immigration ban remains held up in court. veuer's nick cardona (@nickcardona93) has the story. buzz60the ambassador bridge is one of the busiest border crossings in north america.(photo: jessica j. trevino, jessica j. trevino, detroit free) 1068 connectlinkedinemailmoredetroit — a public school board in windsor, ontario, has canceled all field trips to the u.s. — including visits to the detroit opera house and the holocaust memorial center — over concerns that some students could be detained or turned back at the border.clara howitt, superintendent of the 35,000-student greater essex county district school board, told the detroit free press on sunday that the decision






canadian school board bans student trips to u.s.


closeskip in skipxembedxshare at a press conference, the president hinted at a possible new travel order while his current immigration ban remains held up in court. veuer's nick cardona (@nickcardona93) has the story. buzz60the ambassador bridge is one of the busiest border crossings in north america.(photo: jessica j. trevino, jessica j. trevino, detroit free) 1047 connectlinkedinemailmoredetroit — a public school board in windsor, ontario, has canceled all field trips to the u.s. — including visits to the detroit opera house and the holocaust memorial center — over concerns that some students could be detained or turned back at the border.clara howitt, superintendent of the 35,000-student greater essex county district school board, told the detroit free press on sunday that the decision






facebook atwitter over friendly fox sightings in southern minnesota


a friendly pet fox named notchi has gone missing from his lakeville home and is gallivanting across southern minnesota, despite multiple run-ins with humans, a social media paign and a $1,000 reward for his return.notchi, a tame, 8-month-old red fox, was rescued from a fur farm as a kit by mikayla raines, 21, who has a usda license to keep foxes. notchi has distinctive silver and white markings because foxes used for fur often are bred over generations for unique colors.foxes generally make poor pets, raines said, because they mark their territory and chew things up.“there’s just a special bond that i have with foxes that i can’t explain,” raines said. “you have to work hard to bond with a fox, but i like the challenge.”more than 50 people have spotted notchi traipsing from lonsdale to was