OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — The fight to keep some schools in Oakland open reached a new level Friday as a group of parents filed a legal claim against the school district. The parents feel they have been pushed around by Oakland Unified School District figuratively and literally. They say they have had enough. WATCH: CBSN Bay Area – 24/7 Digital News Channel from KPIX 5 Standing in front of the Oakland Unified School District office Friday morning, the parents detailed the police brutality they say they were victims of the night of October 23rd at a school board meeting. “And proceeded to descend upon us with their metal batons, beating up parents and teachers who are here today and even pushing one 9-year-old child,” said Saru Jayaraman, one of the nine Oakland parents filing the claim. Jayaraman says she was thrown to the ground by an officer, tearing her ACL, MCL, meniscus and damaging her bone. Dan Siegel, the lawyer representing the parents, said he had never seen … [Read more...] about Oakland Parents Announce Claim Against School District Over Violent Board Meeting
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Rhodes Stadium viewed from next door at Legacy Stadium in Katy on Aug. 29, 2018. Rhodes Stadium viewed from next door at Legacy Stadium in Katy on Aug. 29, 2018. Photo: Craig Moseley, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Photo: Craig Moseley, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Rhodes Stadium viewed from next door at Legacy Stadium in Katy on Aug. 29, 2018. Rhodes Stadium viewed from next door at Legacy Stadium in Katy on Aug. 29, 2018. Photo: Craig Moseley, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Katy ISD trustees award contracts for sports, building projects 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Funding from 2017 bonds will help pay for three of the four … [Read more...] about Katy ISD trustees award contracts for sports, building projects
On Thursday, a band of about thirty striking teachers and staff from Kelvyn Park High School made its way along Chicago’s West Fullerton Avenue in bright morning sunshine, holding signs aloft as drivers honked their horns and gave thumbs-up. Leading the parade were two people carrying a hand-painted banner that read “Kelvyn Park Teachers Stand Up for Students.” Someone wheeled a boom box tuned to Aretha Franklin, who was belting out “Oh, freedom, yeah, freedom!” Noe Castro, an English and journalism teacher, was in the back of the pack, rapping wooden drumsticks on a snare drum. He, like many of the others, was wearing red, the color of teachers’ strikes around the country, memorably branded as “Red for Ed.” Castro, who is Kelvyn Park’s representative to the Chicago Teachers Union, said that the strike, which was then entering its second week, was wearing him out. Mainly, he said, it was the uncertainty of not knowing when the union … [Read more...] about Chicago’s Striking Teachers Test a Progressive New Mayor
Enrollment for Trident’s new Doctor of Education Degree Completion Program is currently underway. Designed for students who have made significant progress in an EDD program at another institution, instruction is set to begin in the University’s Winter Session on January 13, 2020. CYPRESS, Calif. (PRWEB) November 22, 2019 Trident University International (Trident) today is announcing the introduction of its new Doctor of Education Degree Completion Program (EDD-DCP). The EDD-DCP starts instruction in the Winter Session on January 13, 2020. This Degree Completion Program is designed to help students who have made significant progress in an EDD program at another institution. These include students who may have started a dissertation or dissertation-equivalent study, who may have received IRB approval and started collecting data, or students who describe themselves as ABD (“all but dissertation”). “Trident's EDD program is intended to prepare educational … [Read more...] about Trident University Now Offers New Ed.D. Degree Completion Program
Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a frequent contributor to CNN Opinion, and professor of history and Italian studies at New York University. Follow her on Twitter: @ruthbenghiat. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN)They're an English teacher's nightmare: full of misspellings, typographical and grammatical errors, strange or missing punctuation. Read carefully, they often make no sense. They are full of Weird Capitalizations AND WHY IS HE ALWAYS SHOUTING? They are tweets from the personal account of President Donald Trump. It's not hard to see why his critics point to his Twitter feed as evidence of instability and unfitness to hold America's highest office: rages, lies, vindictiveness -- it's all there for the world to see, as is dangerous egomania. The tweets cry out: READ ME! As always with Trump, there is more to the story. We know a lot by now about the content of the President's tweets, thanks to linguists like Jennifer Sclafani and political … [Read more...] about Trump’s tweets: Why is he always SHOUTING?