Is doing good even possible? That’s the provocative question posed by Such Good Work, Johannes Lichtman’s debut novel (out February 5 from Simon & Schuster). It tells the darkly comic story of Jonas, a newly sober teacher who decides to fully wipe his slate by taking a volunteer teaching job abroad. He finds himself educating young migrants at […]
A teacher in a Texan junior high school was making arrangements for her young relative to be shipped to Morocco allegedly for prostitution. The would-be pimp was arrested upon returning from Morocco after a tip by family. Amber Michelle Parker, a 37-year-old reading teacher at Mexia Independent School District, was arrested on Wednesday in a […]
When Chelsea Libitzki was 4 years old, she picked up her first pair of ballet slippers in her mom’s dance studio, the Libitzki School of Dance, in the small town of Ellsworth, Maine. “Dancing has always played a huge part in my life,” Chelsea says. “It’s always been an escape … something that I can […]
One US high school student’s red ‘Make America Great Again’ hat triggered his teacher into calling the kid an “a**hole” and evacuating the classroom. In a video filmed by his classmate, the kid’s teacher gives him a telling off for the hat, saying that other students are “provoked by the presence” of it. [embedded content] […]
Few people talk openly about Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. Even fewer talk to them. But in her motherly way, the simple-looking Hamsatu Allamin is fearless and unapologetic. “I talk with Boko Haram even today, and they are open to [a] peace deal,” says Allamin, 60, sitting cross-legged on the floor of a yellowed bungalow, […]
York University nursing students are concerned they’re being thrown into hospitals lacking crucial skills after losing up to 100 clinical hours due to the strike, and they’re worried that will adversely affect the patients they’ll care for.
Lori-Anne Mikkelson of Porters Lake, N.S., hoped to take advantage of 18 months of parental leave after her third son was born, but has learned it is not available to everyone in Nova Scotia. The federal government changed the rules around parental leave last year.
A science teacher in Idaho, who fed a sick puppy to a turtle in front of his students, has been accused of animal cruelty and faces a possible six-month prison sentence, as well as a fine of $ 5,000, if found guilty of misdemeanor. Robert Crosland of Preston Junior High School was charged on Friday, […]
After receiving a letter signed by US President Donald Trump, a retired English teacher checked its grammar and posted her corrections online, earning both praise as “a hero” and scorn for being “sanctimonious and self-serving.” Yvonne Mason, an English teacher of 17 years who retired last year, has landed in the spotlight after she posted […]
Student and teacher injured, suspect in custody after shooting at middle school in Noblesville, Indiana, police say
The Indianapolis Star/Robert Scheer via Associated Press A student is in custody after a shooting at a middle school in Noblesville, Indiana. One student and one teacher were taken to nearby hospitals with gunshot wounds, though their conditions remain unclear. A teacher “swatted” the gun out of the shooter’s hand when he entered a classroom, […]