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May 01, 2004 1 min read
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Down the Drain

Administrators at a suburban New Jersey school quickly flushed a widely ridiculed policy limiting students to 15 bathroom breaks per month. Lawrence Middle School, which has had behavioral problems, implemented the policy in January to help control the movement of students. Officials upped the limit to 30 bathroom visits after outraged parents complained and a national media furor ensued. “This can’t be healthy,” parent Susan Gregory told the Times of Trenton.


Continuing Ed

Graduating seniors are often told education can take them anywhere, but it took Ryan Hopp nowhere. Hopp, who graduated from Kinnick High School on the U.S. Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan last summer, found himself substitute teaching at his alma mater the following fall. U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools are acutely short on substitutes in Japan, and the 19-year-old meets DODDS minimum requirements. “We’ve lowered the bar as low as we can,” Ikego Elementary School principal Jim Journey told Stars and Stripes.


Out the Window

A 17-year-old Florida student looking to win $20 and demonstrate his strength jumped from a second-floor classroom window in March after his science teacher bet the boy that he couldn’t do it without hurting himself. The Miami Beach Senior High School student was unharmed, but his teacher, Yrvan Tassy Jr., was reassigned to a nonteaching position, the Miami Herald reports.


The ‘A’ Is Silent

Honorable work isn’t what it used to be in Nashville, Tennessee. On the advice of lawyers, city schools stopped posting honor rolls this past December for fear they might violate a 1970s state privacy law. “This is as backward as it gets,” parent Miriam Mimms told the Associated Press. School officials have since announced that students who get permission slips signed by a parent may be listed on honor rolls.

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