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Online petition launched to return Glendora teacher to classroom

According to friends and fellow teachers, Ken Bencomo had been a “beloved mentor” and teacher at St. Lucy’s Priory High School in Glendora, California for 17 years, heading up the English department and serving as […]

08/01/2013

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Teachers chief: Bad teachers should find new jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teachers who aren’t up to snuff shouldn’t be in classrooms and should find new professions, the head of the 1.5 million-member American Federation of Teachers said Monday. Randi Weingarten told a gathering […]

07/22/2013

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Two more say they had underage sex with teacher

REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) – Investigators say two more victims have come forward to say they had underage sex with a Southern California teacher who allegedly had a baby fathered by a 16-year-old student. Redlands police […]

07/04/2013

L.A. teacher indicted on child porn charges

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An eighth-grade teacher at Royal Oak Middle School in Covina who allegedly met an undercover agent in his classroom so they could look at child pornography was indicted Tuesday on multiple […]

07/02/2013

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Study: US education spending tops global list

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States spends more than other developed nations on its students’ education each year, with parents and private foundations picking up more of the costs than in the past, an international […]

06/25/2013

Deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma on May 20, 2013. (AP Photo)

Kids, teachers from devastated school reunite

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Students from a suburban Oklahoma City elementary school destroyed by this week’s tornado reunited with their teachers Thursday and collected whatever could be salvaged from the ruins. Some children carried thank-you […]

05/23/2013

Eric Justin Toth, on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, escorted by National Police agents, Managua, Nicaragua. (AP Photo)

FBI shows new photo of teacher in child porn case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has released a new photograph of a former D.C. elementary school teacher who was arrested in Nicaragua over the weekend on child pornography charges in hopes it will encourage any other potential abuse victims to come forward.

04/24/2013

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California sees steep fall in teacher pink slips

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California teachers are seeing a steep drop in pink slips, thanks to the strengthening economy and new revenue from voter-approved taxes.

03/16/2013

Mark Berndt, former Los Angeles teacher charged with committing lewd acts against students. (Photo credit: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department / AP)

LA schools settle 58 teacher lewd acts claims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles school district will pay millions of dollars to settle dozens of legal actions stemming from an abuse case in which a former teacher is charged with lewd acts on children in his classroom over five years.

03/12/2013

1 of nation’s oldest teachers retires in LA at 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the oldest fulltime schoolteachers in the nation has retired at the age of 94. Rose Gilbert has been educating kids in Los Angeles for the past 63 years.

03/01/2013

Los Angeles Unified School District

Prior sex abuse claims made against LA teacher

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While it took nearly a year to bring charges against fourth grade teacher Robert Pimentel, the reaction by LAUSD shows reforms put in place have reshaped policies over dealing with sexual abuse by teachers.

01/24/2013

Ohio teacher may be fired over duct-taped students

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – A northeast Ohio middle-school teacher has until later this week to respond to an allegation that she posted a Facebook photo of her students with their mouths covered with duct tape.

01/22/2013

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