Some saddening news out of Reno, Nevada where Jaime Escalante, a former Calculus teacher at Garfield High School in Los Angeles, has died. Escalante was 79. He was battling bladder cancer. Escalante’s story was featured in the film “Stand and Deliver,” where he managed to teach a class consisting of 14 students Calculus. All the… Read More »
When we reported on a school district based in Rhode Island that decided to fire all staff members at one of its schools, we ourselves were shocked by the board vote. But this story out of Kansas is even more appalling. The Kansas City School District has decided to close half of its 61 schools… Read More »
In what appears to be an accidental yet embarrassing mistake, Crystal Defanti of Isabelle Jackson Elementary School sent her kids home with a compilation of video memories accumulated throughout the school year.