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Coach Resigns After Anti-Gay Survey, but Remains on Staff

The "Hurt Feelings Report" handed out by head coach Pat Lynch before a high school playoff game contained homophobic and sexist language, such as "I am a queer," and "I am a pussy."

(Read the details after the jump)

And although Lynch has resigned as head coach and weight room supervisor, he remains employed at Buffalo High School in Wyoming as - get this - a guidance counselor!

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Michigan Education Association Spends $500,000 On Ads [Video]

According to the Flint Journal, The Michigan Education Association decided to use some money to pay for some new advertising campaigns. Part of the money was used for an ad featuring a CEO taking things away from kids in schools. It's supposed to represent Governor Snyder's $1.8 billion tax cut to big businesses, as he cut $1 million in education funding. You can watch the video after the jump to see if you think this is a good ad.

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Flint School Count Day Brings Mixed Emotions

Student count day was Wednesday and there are mixed emotions on the day, according to ABC-12. For Flint Community Schools, numbers were down but not as low as they have been in the past. Superintendent Linda Thompson says the district lost 776 but it's better than what the numbers normally are:

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Fourth Graders Scrub School Toilets For Tardies

A few parents at a school in Houston are upset with administrators for making kids clean toilets because of showing up late to class. One fourth grader had to clean the bathroom because she had been late five times, according to WTSP. Parents were outraged that their kids' had to come into the school on a Saturday to clean bathrooms and floors.

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Northern Michigan District Alters Teachers’ Salary Structure

Officials in Suttons Bay, about 15 miles north of Traverse City, have abandoned the traditional teacher salary model which pays educators based on seniority, and adopted a system which ties compensation to performance.

Is this a good idea?

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Schools Use Dogs In The Classroom To Prevent Bullying

Some schools in Kansas City are using dogs to help prevent bullying in schools by bringing the animals in every day for an hour. The dogs are brought in to teach kids responsibility, self control, passion and integrity. USA Today says the program has been in place for five years and teachers have noticed the positive impact it has had on the students.

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10 Years Older – The Second-Graders who Watched Bush React to 9/11

Of all the news I've seen this week, as we approach the 10-year anniversary, I was most inspired by this piece on Good Morning America.

GMA caught up with the students in Mrs. Daniels' second-grade class in Florida, to whom President Bush was reading when he learned of the attack.

See the video after the break.

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Prank Video Shows a Great Way to Wake Up Kids on the First Day of School [VIDEO]

Some kids may be in for a shock when they have to get out of bed for school next week.

 

 

This boy was "Doom"ed, as his dad decided a Super Soaker squirt gun, and the theme song from "Doom" would be more effective than an alarm clock!

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Flint Schools Will Provide Bussing

Last week the Flint School District was considering outsourcing school bussing, with several people concerned they could lose their job. ABC-12 reports the district has decided not to use a private company which means no one will lose their job.

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5 Fun After School Activities That Keep Kids Learning

A child’s day doesn’t end when the final school bell rings. In fact for many children it’s just beginning. Where to go for ideas? Oddly, pull from what your kids love most about school — and think outside the sandbox. From the physical, to the

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Genesee County School Districts Failed Guidelines

It's not looking good for several Genesee County School Districts who have failed federal education guidelines in a new report, according to the Flint Journal. There are yearly progress reports through the federal No Child Left Behind standards and a poor rating can lead to forced reforms and restructuring.

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Local Teachers’ Reactions to Law Banning Facebook Friendships with Students

A new law in Missouri will make it illegal for teachers and students in that state to have private relationships on social media sites like Facebook.

The idea is to discourage sexual contact, though the social networking language is buried within:  "Teachers also cannot have a non-work-related website that allows exclusive access with a current or former student."

Should teachers and students be "friends" on social media sites?

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