Manhattan school plagued with violence, parents say concerns neglected

Violence has spiraled at a Manhattan middle school in one of the city’s top districts this year — and administrators aren’t doing enough to stop it, a group of parents told the Post. A string of incidents at 75 Morton, including a bus stop beating and a cafeteria body slam, drew a rare visit from Department of Education security chief Mark Rampersant on Friday, sources … Continue reading Manhattan school plagued with violence, parents say concerns neglected

1 student dead, another injured in shooting at Minnesota school

One student was dead and another in critical condition after a shooting Tuesday outside a school near Minneapolis, officials said. Officers were called to the South Education Center at 12:07 p.m., and upon arrival, discovered “two students had been shot on the sidewalk outside of the school, Richfield Police Chief Jay Henthorne said. Henthorne said the suspects fled “immediately,” and area schools were locked down. … Continue reading 1 student dead, another injured in shooting at Minnesota school

Sex-ed teacher out at Dalton after ‘masturbation’ lesson for first graders

A teacher who taught controversial sex-education classes that included cartoon videos on masturbation for first graders at the posh Dalton School has resigned, The Post has learned. Justine Ang Fonte, who also taught a one-day workshop on “porn literacy” to juniors at Columbia Grammar & Prep School last month that angered some parents, will not return to the school next year, according to an email Dalton’s head of school, … Continue reading Sex-ed teacher out at Dalton after ‘masturbation’ lesson for first graders

New York school apologizes after uproar over book on police shootings

Staff at an upstate New York elementary school enraged local police by reading aloud to students a children’s book that warned how cops “don’t like Black men,” it was revealed Wednesday. Teachers at MacArthur Elementary, a public school in Binghamton with students from pre-K through fifth grade, chose “Something Happened in Our Town (A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice),” a story about how a black … Continue reading New York school apologizes after uproar over book on police shootings

Mississippi school under fire for ‘slave letter writing’ assignment

A Mississippi middle school is taking heat over a “slave letter writing” assignment that asked a group of mostly white students to “discuss the journey to America” or “tell about the family you live with.” The assignment at Purvis Middle School also gave students the option to write about “how you pass your time when you aren’t working,” according to a report by the Daily Beast. … Continue reading Mississippi school under fire for ‘slave letter writing’ assignment