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Texas superintendent head-butted other superintendent at educators’ training, police say

The superintendent of a Texas school district has been briefly suspended after police claim he head-butted another superintendent while drunk at a fast-food restaurant.

Xavier De La Torre, superintendent of Ysleta Independent School District in El Paso, was suspended without pay for three days on July 30 after the alleged altercation at a Whataburger in June.

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Following the July 30 meeting, school district trustees said De La Torre’s suspension was “an appropriate cause of action due to Dr. De La Torre not advising the board promptly about the incident in question,” according to the El Paso Times. Trustees didn’t acknowledge De La Torre’s alleged conduct in the incident.

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Xavier De La Torre, superintendent of Ysleta schools, was suspended last week after he failed to tell the school district he was involved in an incident with another superintendent in June. (Ysleta Independent School District)

A police report said De La Torre, in San Antonio with other educators for a training provided by the Texas Association of School Boards, appeared to be intoxicated and head-butted José Espinoza, superintendent for the Socorro Independent School District, which covers much of El Paso County.

De La Torre denied the incident last week, claiming he was not the aggressor and that he didn’t head-butt anyone. Espinoza, according to the Times, said the police report accurately stated what happened on June 13.

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The superintendent reportedly makes around $314,000 a year and his contract with the school district runs until June 2024.

No criminal charges were filed following the reported altercation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Gender-neutral restrooms planned for Nevada district’s newly built schools

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A Nevada school district has eliminated separate male and female restrooms in its floor design for newly constructed schools, instead opting for gender-neutral facilities.

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The Washoe County School District said Wednesday that newly built elementary and middle schools in the district will have gender-neutral restrooms complete with wall-to-ceiling stalls. All students will share a handwashing station in an open space of the restroom, Reno’s KTVN-TV reported.

“The architects and the school board really wanted us to come up with a new design for the student restrooms,” Adam Searcy, chief facilities officer at the Washoe County School District, said. “When you go into traditional restrooms, it’s an area where some students don’t really feel safe.”

In theory, the stalls that stretch from wall to ceiling will provide students with more privacy and help combat problems that the district has experienced in the past of students using cell phones to take photos of others underneath or over traditional restroom stalls, Searcy said.

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The shared handwashing station located in an open space will allow school teachers and staff to more easily monitor students, Searcy also told KTVN.

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Ohio middle school students prank teacher allergic to bananas, send her to the hospital

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A group of middle-schoolers in Ohio sent their art teacher with a deadly banana allergy to the hospital after intentionally smearing banana peels on her door and doorknob and throwing bananas at her while she sat in her classroom, a new report said.

A group of three students—between 12 or 13-years-old who attend school in Columbus, Ohio, allegedly carried out the prank during lunchtime in November 2018.

OHIO TEACHER ALLEGEDLY TOUCHED DOZENS OF FEMALE FIRST-GRADERS INAPPROPRIATELY, PROSECUTOR SAYS

Columbus’ Fox 28 reported– citing a police report– that students at the Starling K-8 school knew the unidentified teacher had a deadly food allergy. The teacher’s classroom door also had a “Banana Free Zone” sign that warns students to wash their hands if they come in contact with the fruit.

“All of the kids know she’s deathly allergic to bananas,” a security officer told the police. “If it touches her, she will go into anaphylactic shock.”

According to the school security officer, the teacher went into anaphylactic shock within 15 minutes of the incident, was administered two EpiPens and was rushed to the hospital where she recovered.

The three students were put on probation through juvenile court. It was unclear what, if any charges the juveniles faced. It was also unclear on what punishment they faced at the school.

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The Columbus Police Department said felony assaults on teachers were on the rise in 2019, with more than 30 cases documented since January. Officers responded to 65 felony assaults on city school campuses in 2017, which was nearly three times the amount of assaults from the year before, Fox 28 reported.

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Florida couple asks for school supplies for kids in need instead of wedding presents

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In lieu of gifts, a Florida couple asked for something a little different on their wedding day.

Matt and Kelli Cameron, of Tampa, asked their friends and family not for presents to start their new life together, but for school supplies for around 70 local children.

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“We knew we didn’t need much of anything. Anything we did need, we could handle on our own,” Kelli, a teacher, told WTVT. “We started thinking of different charitable acts we could do, and as a teacher, I really liked the school supply idea. So I talked about it with Matt, and we decided on the idea.”

Matt said he “wasn’t a fan of the whole wedding gift idea, or wedding in general,” and so asking their guests to help children “worked out well.”

Each guest who attended their June nuptials was asked to consider donating a backpack full of the supplies.

Kelli, who has worked as a teacher for seven years, said everyone “got a little description of who they were buying for and what size they were for uniforms, and what grade they were in for school supplies that were needed.”

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The supplies were donated to Booker T. Washington Elementary School in Tampa, the news outlet reported. Kelli said the school she works at didn’t need help, so she reached out to the elementary school to see what they needed.

“Being a teacher, I know a lot of kids come with nothing to school,” Kelli said. “And you see the kids so excited about the little things: a backpack, or new shoes. It’s so important that they can start school excited, and a lot of teachers spend their own money for their kids. This helped out a little bit.”

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Florida principal told parent he ‘can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event’

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The principal of a Florida high school allegedly refused to say the Holocaust actually happened because “not everyone believes” the historical event — in which more than six million people were murdered — actually happened.

William Latson, principal of Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, told a student’s mother via email in April 2018 he was not allowed to say whether the Holocaust occurred because of his employment with the School District of Palm Beach County.

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“I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee,” Latson wrote in an email, later published by The Palm Beach Post.

“Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened and you have your thoughts but we are a public school and not all of our parents have the same beliefs so they will react differently, my thoughts or beliefs have nothing to do with this because I am a public servant,” the principal said. “I have the role to be politically neutral but support all groups in the school.”

Latson added: “I do allow information about the Holocaust to be presented and allow students and parents to make decisions about it accordingly.” He said he does the “same with information about slavery.”

In another email, Latson said the school’s curriculum, which reportedly includes Holocaust education in English and history classes, “is to be introduced but not forced upon individuals as we all have the same rights but not all the same beliefs.”

DUTCH POLITICIAN APOLOGIZES FOR CALLING JEWS ‘MEEK LAMBS’ DURING THE HOLOCAUST

The response to the student’s mother reportedly came after she questioned what Holocaust education would be provided for her child.

Latson apologized for his comments in a statement to the Post, explaining he regrets “the verbiage that I used when responding to an email message from a parent, one year ago, did not accurately reflect my professional and personal commitment to educating all students about the atrocities of the Holocaust.”

“It is critical that, as a society, we hold dear the memory of the victims and hold fast to our commitment to counter anti-Semitism,” the principal continued.

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The Jewish population in Palm Beach County is 134,200 adults and children in 69,000 households, according to a study conducted by Brandeis University published in 2018.

A Change.org petition calling for Latson’s resignation received more than 6,300 signatures as of Monday afternoon.

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University of Oklahoma president announces resignation

University of Oklahoma President Jim Gallogly, whose short tenure at the state’s flagship university included a sexual harassment probe of its longtime former president and bitter student reaction to a racist incident on campus, announced his resignation on Sunday.

A former energy industry CEO and major OU donor who began his tenure on July 1, Gallogly said he informed the university’s regents that he would step down once they have a transition plan in place. Brought in to help tighten the university’s finances, Gallogly soon found OU embroiled in an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against former President David Boren, a former Oklahoma governor and U.S. senator who led the institution for 24 years.

In a statement released by the university on Sunday, Gallogly pushed back against any suggestion that his decisions on the university’s finances, which included the firing of many longtime executives under Boren, was intended to diminish his predecessor’s legacy.

“That false narrative is now also being used to question the motives and propriety of the ongoing investigation of alleged misconduct,” Gallogly said in a statement released by the university. “The university was required by law to commence an investigation upon the receipt of complaint(s). That process has been ongoing according to its procedural mandate. The Jones Day law firm was hired to conduct an independent and unbiased, expert investigation and issue a report which the firm has now done.”

A former OU student, Jess Eddy, now 29, alleged he was touched and kissed inappropriately by Boren on several occasions almost a decade ago when the man worked as a teaching aide for Boren. Boren, now 78, has denied any inappropriate conduct in statements released by his attorneys. Eddy’s complaint led to an internal probe by the university, and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation also has opened an investigation into the allegations.

Although the university’s Title IX process for investigating sexual misconduct allegations includes a role for the university’s president in the appeals process, Gallogly said because he is stepping down, a third party will be appointed to replace him in that role.

Oklahoma’s governor and the university’s regents praised Gallogly for improving the university’s financial position during his short tenure, while keeping tuition flat and approving a faculty pay raise.

Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt described Gallogly as an “upstanding individual who stepped in to lead the University of Oklahoma through a historical financial crisis.”

“He hit the ground running, working to deliver efficiencies in order to keep tuition flat for students and casting vision to grow OU’s graduate research programs,” Stitt said in a statement Sunday. “Gallogly’s love for his alma mater is evident, and I appreciate the time he gave to strengthen the foundation of this important university.”

But Gallogly’s financial decisions also upset some students and faculty, and he faced fierce criticism from students for his handling of an incident in January when a racist video was shared on social media of a white student in blackface using a slur.

In his statement, Gallogly thanked the university’s faculty and staff for helping to put the university on an improved financial path.

“This has been a difficult process for the university community but a necessary one,” he said.

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Harvard won’t renew Weinstein lawyer as student house dean

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A Harvard faculty member who decided to represent Harvey Weinstein at his rape trial is losing his position as head of a student house at the college.

Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana said in a written statement Saturday that he would not renew the appointments of Ronald Sullivan and his wife, Stephanie Robinson — the school’s first black faculty deans — citing concerns about the climate at Winthrop House, which he described as serious and numerous.

Sullivan lives at the house and supervises students there.

Some students and faculty members have faulted Sullivan’s decision to represent Weinstein and his response to concerns raised by students.

Khurana called the situation regrettable and said actions that have been taken to improve the climate have been ineffective.

Sullivan did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Ex-teacher aides accused of verbally abusing students now suing media for making recordings public

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Two teacher aides who lost their jobs in West Virginia following allegations that they harassed special needs students are suing several media companies that disseminated a secret recording of the alleged verbal abuse.

A recording device hidden in a mentally disabled student’s hair captured eight hours of audio with “numerous instances of verbal abuse,” prosecutors said. One adult can be heard saying, “I ought to backhand you right in your teeth. How’s that for anxiety?” Hagerstown, Md.’s WDVM-TV reported.

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY STUDENT ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY THREATENING TO CARRY OUT ‘SHOOTING SPREE’

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Two former teacher aides are seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost salary and retirement income, plus other compensation, according to reports. (iStock)

Former aides Kristin Douty and June Yurish filed a lawsuit against 17 media companies in May, claiming the outlets violated state and federal wiretapping laws by airing clips of the audio recording, the Hagerstown Herald-Mail reported.

The two women are seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost salary and retirement income, compensation for lost health care benefits, $1 million each for pain, suffering and emotional distress damages, and punitive damages of $5 million or a sufficient amount to deter similar conduct in the future, the newspaper said.

Amber Pack chose to hide the audio recording device in her daughter’s hair when she suspected her child was being harassed by staff at Berkeley Heights Elementary School. After hearing what the device captured, she filed a harassment complaint with the Martinsburg Police Department on Oct. 5, 2018. West Virginia is a one-party consent state, meaning conversations can be legally recorded as long as one party agrees.

Pack said she chose to post clips of the recording to social media after school administrators failed to take action against its staff, WDVM reported. The media outlets involved in the suit further disseminated the recording by broadcasting it on air and quoting it online.

Douty and Yurish resigned from their teaching aide positions in February. Another woman, Christina Lester, who worked as a teacher in the special needs classroom was “no longer employed” was the school, the Berkeley County Board of Education confirmed in a statement.

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The Berkeley County Board of Education filed a counter-lawsuit against Pack, claiming the recording is illegal and should be excluded from evidence in the case, WDVM reported. The board voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit against the mother April 30.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Tuesday that he is pursuing additional charges against Berkeley Heights Principal Amber Boeckmann, Berkeley County Deputy Superintendent Margaret F. Kursey and the Berkeley County Board of Education for failing to take action to protect special needs students.

The media outlets listed on the lawsuit are: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Barrington Broadcasting Group, LLC, Cunningham Broadcasting Corporation, Deerfield Media, Inc., Gocom Media of Illinois, LLC, Gray Television, Inc. Howard Stirk Holdings, LLC, Roberts Media, LLC, New Age Media, Shenandoah Communications, Inc., Tegna, Inc., E.W. Scripps Company, Thomas Broadcasting Company, Waitt Broadcasting, Inc., Greer Industries, Inc., RSV NG, LLC and Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

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California OKs new sex-ed guidelines for teachers despite objections from parents, protesters

The California Department of Education approved controversial sex education guidelines for public school teachers Wednesday that encourage classroom discussions about gender identity and LGBT relationships, but removed five resources and books, including one that explains sex to students as young as kindergarten.

LGBT advocates praised the new recommendations for giving attention to a community that is often left out of sex education policies.

But some parents and conservative groups assailed the more than 700-page document as an assault on parental rights, claiming it exposes children to ideas about sexuality and gender that should be taught at home.

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Opponents of a proposal to make changes to the sex education guidance for California’s teachers rallied Wednesday at the Capitol in Sacramento. (Associated Press)

“It’s just scary what they are going to be teaching. It’s pornography,” said Patricia Reyes, 45, a mother of six who traveled more than 400 miles to attend Wednesday’s hearing in Sacramento, the state capital. “If this continues, I’m not sending them to school.”

“Not everything under the sun needs to be taught to our kids, with no moral judgment,” Greg Burt, director of the California Family Council, told the Sacramento Bee.

“Not everything under the sun needs to be taught to our kids, with no moral judgment.”

— Greg Burt, director, California Family Council

But department administrators explained their view.

“Our priority is to make all children feel comfortable at school,” the Department of Education said in a statement. “Dispelling myths, breaking down stereotypes and linking students to resources can help prevent bullying, self-harm, feelings of hopelessness, and serious considerations of suicide.”

“Dispelling myths, breaking down stereotypes and linking students to resources can help prevent bullying, self-harm, feelings of hopelessness, and serious considerations of suicide.”

— California Department of Education statement

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The department considered changes to the state’s Health Education Framework during a public hearing in Sacramento on Wednesday, the Sacramento Bee reported. More than 120 people registered to speak at the hearing to support or oppose the new guidelines for K-12 health curriculum, as nearly 200 protesters rallied outside.

After several organizations pushed back on “sexually explicit” and “offensive, reckless and immoral” books included in the document, the board decided to remove five books from the new framework.

One book, titled, “Changing You,” which shows cartoon illustrations of male and female genitals and described what “having sex is” was originally recommended for transitional kindergarten through third-grade students, the Bee reported.

“It’s important to know the board is not trying to ban books. We’re not saying that the books are bad,” board member Feliza I. Ortiz-Licon told the Associated Press. “But the removal will help avoid the misunderstanding that California is mandating the use of these books.”

“It’s important to know the board is not trying to ban books. We’re not saying that the books are bad. But the removal will help avoid the misunderstanding that California is mandating the use of these books.”

— Feliza I. Ortiz-Licon, member of California State Board of Education

An earlier draft of the guidelines also suggested high schoolers read the book: “S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-to-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties,” which includes descriptions of anal sex, bondage and other sexual activity.

Ultimately, California’s finalized framework tells teachers that students in kindergarten can identify as transgender and offers tips for how to talk about that, adding “the goal is not to cause confusion about the gender of the child but to develop an awareness that other expressions exist.”

The document also gives tips for discussing masturbation with middle-schoolers, including telling them it is not physically harmful, and for discussing puberty with transgender teens that creates “an environment that is inclusive and challenges binary concepts about gender.”

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Schools are not mandated to use the new framework in their curricula. The framework serves as a way to educate teachers and administrators on state standards about a wide range of health education topics, including nutrition, physical activity, combating alcohol and drug abuse in addition to sexual health.

Students are able to opt-out from lessons about sexual health, the Bee reported. But the state requires students to attend lessons that explain gender identity, discrimination and social issues such as the Supreme Court ruling of same-sex marriage.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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