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Acclaimed Cleveland school dance teacher gets life in prison for raping students

Jun. 08, 2023 17:38 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former school dance teacher in Cleveland was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for raping six teenage students and sexually abusing two others. Terence Greene, 57, was convicted late last month by a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court jury that also found him...

Movie Review: In ‘Blue Jean,’ a nuanced picture of life as a lesbian in Margaret Thatcher’s Britain

Jun. 07, 2023 14:03 PM EDT

A high school gym teacher grappling with her sexual identity is challenged on both a micro and macro level in 1988 England in “ Blue Jean,” a quietly complex portrait of compartmentalization and self-actualization. In October 1987, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher gave a...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 07, 2023 12:49 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. May 31, 2023; Editorial: Test scores alone can’t ensure high graduation rates High school graduation is typically an occasion for optimism and anticipation. That is, unless you’re one of the almost 3,000 high school seniors in Palm Beach County...

As conservatives target schools, LGBTQ+ kids and students of color feel less safe

Jun. 07, 2023 11:48 AM EDT

NOLENSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first encounter with racism that Harmony Kennedy can remember came in elementary school. On a playground, a girl picked up a leaf and said she wanted to “clean the dirt” from Harmony’s skin. In sixth grade, a boy dropped trash on the floor and...

Protests erupted outside Los Angeles elementary school's Pride month assembly

Jun. 03, 2023 01:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police officers separated groups of protesters and counterprotesters Friday outside a Los Angeles elementary school that has become a flashpoint for Pride month events across California. People protesting a planned Pride assembly outside the Los Angeles Unified...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 02, 2023 07:12 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. June 1, 2023. Editorial: Allow Parole Board to do its job For a place that is well down the list of most dangerous states in America (near the bottom, by most accounts), crime accounts for an outsize share of public debate in Connecticut....

California lawmakers advance bill to cool down outside areas at schools

Jun. 01, 2023 18:22 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As California grapples with how to deal with heat waves made more intense by climate change, schools in the state may soon have to come up with plans for cooling down outside play areas by planting more trees and replacing surfaces like asphalt that swelter on hot days....

Teachers leaving their jobs at an accelerating rate in Pennsylvania, new study finds

Jun. 01, 2023 11:48 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Teachers are leaving their jobs at an accelerating rate in Pennsylvania, amid fears of a nationwide exodus of burned-out teachers and a collapse in enrollment in recruitment programs that is making teachers increasingly difficult to replace. A new analysis by...

Florida drama teacher who includes deaf students in school shows will receive a special Tony Award

May. 31, 2023 10:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The special Tony Award that honors educators will go this year to a drama teacher in Florida who has closed the gap between the deaf and hearing worlds by having productions performed in both voice and American Sign Language. Jason Zembuch-Young, artistic director...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 31, 2023 07:11 AM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. May 25, 2023. Editorial: Pension Plan’s Ills Worse Than Stated Maybe it’s not the job of a legislative watchdog group to propose reforms to the unsustainable public pension plan in Mississippi. Or maybe those who do the analysis for...