Education

News Briefs

March 01, 2003 1 min read

Fashion Police

Several parents dressed down a suburban St. Louis, Missouri, school board last fall after they discovered that one of the chaperones on a field trip was a man wearing women’s clothes. Parents complained that they didn’t want their 4th graders exposed to his “controversial lifestyle,” according to the Los Angeles Times. District educators stand behind the father, a frequent volunteer at Castlio Elementary School. “This guy was not a disruption,” board member Jon Bennett told the newspaper. “He didn’t show up wearing a skintight leather dress and fishnet stockings.”


Limited Warranty

If schools in Georgia don’t like a new hire’s work, they can send the teacher back for improvement. The state university system announced that it will retrain for free any recent graduates of its 15 education programs if a district finds them unsatisfactory. The quality guarantee lasts for a teacher’s first two years of work, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.


Leap of Faith

What’s the secret to happiness? For many teens, apparently, it’s faith in God. A report published in December by the National Study of Youth and Religion, a group researching young Americans’ spiritual beliefs, finds that religious 12th graders have more positive attitudes than their less-religious peers. In the study, about 90 percent of religious high school seniors agreed with the statement “It feels good to be alive,” compared with 75 percent of nonreligious seniors, according to the Gannett News Service.


Out of Line

Teacher Fred Dezort crossed the picket line 22 days before the nine- week Cleveland teachers strike ended last fall. Now union officials are suing him for not returning $300 worth of grocery coupons they handed out to help ease protesters’ financial burdens, the Plain Dealer reports. The union wants Dezort to pay $25,000 in damages for keeping the coupons, received 11 days before he returned to work.

Let us know what you think!

We’re looking for feedback on our new site to make sure we continue to provide you the best experience.

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Future of Work Webinar
Digital Literacy Strategies to Promote Equity
Our new world has only increased our students’ dependence on technology. This makes digital literacy no longer a “nice to have” but a “need to have.” How do we ensure that every student can navigate
Content provided by Learning.com
Mathematics Online Summit Teaching Math in a Pandemic
Attend this online summit to ask questions about how COVID-19 has affected achievement, instruction, assessment, and engagement in math.
School & District Management Webinar Examining the Evidence: Catching Kids Up at a Distance
As districts, schools, and families navigate a new normal following the abrupt end of in-person schooling this spring, students’ learning opportunities vary enormously across the nation. Access to devices and broadband internet and a secure

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Great Oaks AmeriCorps Fellow August 2021 - June 2022
New York City, New York (US)
Great Oaks Charter Schools
Great Oaks AmeriCorps Fellow August 2021 - June 2022
New York City, New York (US)
Great Oaks Charter Schools
Data Analyst
New York, NY, US
New Visions for Public Schools

Read Next

Education Obituary In Memory of Michele Molnar, EdWeek Market Brief Writer and Editor
EdWeek Market Brief Associate Editor Michele Molnar, who was instrumental in launching the publication, succumbed to cancer.
5 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: December 9, 2020
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of articles from the previous week that you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of stories from the previous week that you may have missed.
8 min read