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Board of Education Upholds Firing of Teacher Over Book Read to Class

Katie Rinderle can appeal the decision, and is also suing the district

(Newser) - The firing of a Georgia teacher who read a book on gender fluidity to her fifth grade class was upheld Thursday by the Georgia Board of Education, the AP reports. Katie Rinderle has maintained that the book was about inclusivity. She was fired in August, and filed an appeal the...

After Asking Students to Write Their Obituary, Teacher Is Out

High school assignment was prompted by plans for an active shooter drill

(Newser) - When he learned the Orlando high school where he teaches was going to hold an active shooter drill that day, Jeffrey Keene had an idea for an assignment. "This isn't a way to upset you or anything like that," Keene said he told the 35 students in...

Assistant Principal Fired for Reading Butt Book Isn't Giving Up

School district upholds Toby Price's termination, but he'll appeal to Mississippi's Chancery Courts

(Newser) - Update: Toby Price remains fired for what his district says was poor judgment in storytime choice. The assistant principal had appealed his termination for reading I Need a New Butt to second-graders at Gary Road Elementary School near Jackson, Miss., but on Monday, his legal team let him know the...

A Man Wouldn't Be Punished Over a Topless Selfie, Fired Teacher Says

District says photo means she's not a good role model anymore

(Newser) - When a Long Island middle school teacher was fired after a student obtained a topless photo of her, she saw it as a gender discrimination issue, the New York Times reports. Numerous male teachers in her district have posted shirtless photos of themselves on social media, she says, without being...

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