Teacher vacancies: Breaking down the openings at Central Florida schools
VIDEO: Teacher vacancies: Breaking down the openings at Central Florida schools Teacher vacancies: Breaking down the openings at Central Florida schoolsAt Stetson University, Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown is getting ready for another school year doing what she loves most: education. And teacher vacancies across Central Florida are piling up. Seminole County School District needs 17 elementary school teachers, 12 middle school teachers and 12 high school teachers. READ: Despite low pay and more demands, some Central Florida teachers ready to return to workBrevard County School District said it needs 194 teachers. Lake County School District needs 103 teachers.wftv.com
Art teacher on job for a week before arrest, firing, Port Orange police say
Martin Reese was hired as an art teacher at Creekside Middle School just one week before he called in sick to work on Tuesday, but showed up to the school with large speakers to blast music while kids were taking the FSA test, according to Port Orange police.
My own pupils targeted me in the TikTok paedophile craze – now I can't go back to our school
Teachers have always had to expect a certain amount of stick from their pupils. It’s part of the job; normally we don’t grumble too much about it. Over my 14 years in the profession I’ve worked across nine secondary schools, teaching history in Wales, Blackpool, and Liverpool.news.yahoo.com
Former Osceola County substitute teacher accused of inappropriately touching students sentenced
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A former Osceola County substitute teacher accused of inappropriately touching students pleaded guilty to four felony charges on Wednesday. In 2019, parents of children at Boggy Creek Elementary School accused Asher Syed Yaseen of touching young girls inappropriately in class. READ: Deputies: Ex-substitute teacher molested 9 girls at 3 Osceola County elementary schoolsOn Wednesday, he pleaded guilty to four felony counts as part of a plea agreement. He was sentenced to eight years for each guilty plea and is set to be deported to India once his time is served. READ: Detectives speak with girl about Osceola County substitute teacher accused of touching studentsHe’s already spent two years in jail, and those years will go toward his sentence.wftv.com
Legendary former Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has died. ‘She was a fighter and a treasure for this city.’
“I think this is a time for us to have incredible reverence for Karen, who was really brilliant, smart, everything I’ve heard about her, and her name has come up quite a bit in the last couple weeks about how she handled things and just was able to really be a fierce advocate for teachers but also had a great love of this city,” Lightfoot said. “I’m sure as people gather, her life will be present and on their minds, but I can’t speculate about whether that will have an effect on the ultimate vote.”chicagotribune.com
Minnesota teacher never misses class, even from her hospital room
Minnesota teacher never misses class, even from her hospital room Kelly Klein, a kindergarten teacher in Minnesota, is tackling virtual learning while battling ovarian cancer. She's showing up to her virtual classroom, even while undergoing chemotherapy at the hospital. Chip Reid shares her story.cbsnews.com
Central Florida lawmaker pushing governor to prioritize school workers for vaccination
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A state representative from Central Florida is putting pressure on the governor to make COVID-19 vaccines available to teachers. State Rep. Carlos Smith sent a letter to Florida Gov. We’ve just sent a letter urging @GovRonDeSantis to make #COVID19 vaccines IMMEDIATELY available to K-12 essential FL teachers and school district personnel 65+ currently in direct contact with students. Smith represents the 49th congressional district, which covers a large portion of Orange County, including the University of Central Florida. Several school leaders in Central Florida have sent similar letters to the governor, urging him to give educators and school staff priority when it comes to vaccinations.
Florida teacher posts own obituary on Facebook prior to returning to school
A Florida teacher wrote and posted her own obituary on Facebook on Tuesday as the reopening of schools draws closers. A loving and devoted teacher, mother, daughter, wife, aunt, and friend to all whose lives she touched, on August 7th, 2020.Reddicks obituary goes on to say, However, even though she shouted from the rooftops, attempted to be unemotional, and educated herself in facts and science, she succumbed to the ignorance of those in power. She returned to work, did her best to handle all the roles placed on her shoulders; educator, COVID-security guard, human shield, firefighter, social worker, nurse, and caregiver but the workload weakened her, and the virus took hold. Whitney was taken from us. Yes, of course too soon, but we are the ones left with holes in our hearts, missing how big hers was.To read the full obituary, click here.
Titusville teacher’s aide sent sex videos, photos to student, police say
TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A 27-year-old teacher’s aide at a Titusville school was arrested Friday on allegations of sending explicit videos and photos to a 16-year-old student. Lindsey Noele Thorson, an aide at Fieldston Preparatory School on Columbia Boulevard, was arrested on charges of transmission of materials harmful to minors and tampering with evidence. Titusville police said Thorson turned herself in to authorities at the Brevard County Jail after a warrant was issued for her arrest. He told school officials about the photos of the messages exchanged between Thorson and the victim on Instagram, where she sent him several sexually explicit videos and photos of herself, police said. A parent of the victim’s friend told police about the message, even though Fieldston officials did not, News 6 partner Florida Today reported.
Florida teacher washes out student’s mouth with hand sanitizer, officials say
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A Florida middle school teacher has been suspended after school district officials found she used hand sanitizer to wash out the mouth of a student who was talking too loudly in her class. Palm Beach County school board on Wednesday approved a 10-day suspension without pay for Guyette Duhart, the Palm Beach Post reported. The student told administrators at Polo Park Middle School in Wellington that Duhart told him he needed to have his mouth washed out with soap on Oct. 14, the newspaper reported. Six students told Palm Beach County school district officials that the teacher grabbed a bottle of hand sanitizer and pumped it into the student's mouth, an investigative report said. Duhart admitted to school investigators that she put the hand sanitizer near the student's mouth but said that he grabbed the bottle and pumped it into his own mouth, the newspaper reported.
North Carolina teacher wins Grammy Music Educator Award
The Music Educator Award is given each year by the Recording Academy and The Grammy Foundation. This year, Phillip Riggs from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is taking the top honors. Mark Strassmann reports on the story you'll see only on "CBS This Morning."cbsnews.com
Teacher among 10 arrested in California jailbreak
A teacher is accused of helping Jonathan Tieu, Bac Duong and Hossein Nayeri break out of a southern California jail. She is among 10 people under arrest. The woman got to know one of the escaped inmates as his English tutor inside the jail. The three escapees have been on the run for a week. Ben Tracy reports from outside the Orange County Central Men's Jail.cbsnews.com