Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Philly teen who says she was mocked by teacher for wearing Romney T-shirt sues school district | Fox News

Philly teen who says she was mocked by teacher for wearing Romney T-shirt sues school district | Fox News: "The family of a Philadelphia teenager who says she was mocked by her geometry teacher for wearing a Mitt Romney T-shirt to class has sued the teacher and the school district.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the lawsuit claims the district ignored 16-year-old Samantha Pawlucy's right to free speech.

The lawsuit claims the district let other students harass Pawlucy and subjected her to emotional distress. It seeks unspecified damages."

'via Blog this'

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Changing Times

Changes to Intermediate teaching assignments means that my primary focus will be changing from Social Studies to 3rd Year Language Arts; this change obviously will alter how this blog will be used. I’ll be adding Mrs. Morton and Mr. Mishkin as contributors to this blog, so there might be changes brought about by their contributions.
I am, however, going to try to use this space to publish student work from my Language Arts classes. I intend to have them start to follow the events leading up to the primaries with the purpose of writing editorial type articles that will be published initially on KidBlog, but may find their way here. As with everything else, this will be a work in progress and it might be some time before work of sufficient quality is produced for entry here.
So, check back…

Friday, September 23, 2011

Social Studies Blog

If you have come here looking for posts from me; you have come to the wrong place. This year I want to make my blogs a place where student work is published. The posts will be slow to start, but will hopefully pick up speed as the year goes on. Students will be using KidBlog as a testing place for their posts. Once a post has become polished enough for publication, this is one of the places where you will find them.
Student names will not be used; there will be a “Nom de Plume” that those in the classes will recognize.