Philadelphia Police Department to fire 13 officers over offensive Facebook posts
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How Terry Frei's Racially Offensive Tweet and Ouster Helps the Denver Post
Longtime Denver Post sports sportswriter Terry Frei has been disappeared from the paper following a tweet in which he announced that he was "very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend." But while Frei's ouster is embarrassing, the incident could also prove beneficial to the Post's bottom line during a time of financial stress epitomized...
UF reaches No. 7 among top public schools
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13 Philadelphia police officers to be fired following Facebook post investigation
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross says 13 officers will be fired following an investigation into racist and offensive Facebook posts.
Investigation under way into racially offensive messages; Bethany College president responds
LINDSBORG The president of Bethany College has received hundreds of messages of support since writing in a Facebook post Friday that he
Rick Pitino and ULAA reach settlement: What it means
Courier Journal's Dominique Yates and Danielle Lerner talk Rick Pitino as he's settled with the University of Louisville Athletic Association.
Iowa man charged for critical Facebook post wins settlement
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A southwest Iowa man won his free speech legal battle on Monday with a sheriff's department and two officers who charged him with harassment for
How many times a police officer responded to each Lehigh Valley public high school last year
These figures come from public school crime statistics published annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Police officer writes poignant Facebook post to teen driver ticketed for 100 mph
Teen ticketed for driving 100 mph gets a Facebook message from the police officer who wrote the ticket. It's a powerful message.
Philadelphia moves to fire 13 officers over Facebook posts
The Philadelphia Police Department is suspending 13 officers with intent to fire them following an investigation into offensive and sometimes threatening
School shootings' effects on police officers understudied
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Philadelphia fires 13 officers for racist Facebook posts
Police officers in Philadelphia and St. Louis are paying a heavy price for their acts of racism.
No 10 Commandments in public schools
The legislators settled on this milquetoast version, which stops short of mandating Ten Commandment displays, for a simple reason: Such displays are illegal.
Why DeVos is opposed by public-school advocates: Letters
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How to Show Support for Your Local Police Officers
SUPERIOR, Wis.- National Police Week is a time dedicated to honoring fallen officers, but in Superior the community is taking this opportunity to honor those that have passed away along with officers currently serving. Reaching out to the police department on Facebook letting them know who helped you and how is a great way to show you’re thankful. But acknowledging their...
St. Louis officers' racist Facebook posts will be reviewed, top prosecutor says
Kimberly M. Gardner said her office ‘will determine appropriate measures to protect the public’ after completing a review of group’s database.
10 Years of Education Reform at DC Public Schools
Mayor Bowser celebrated a decade of education reform at DC Public Schools (DCPS) at the DC Public Education Fund’s 10th Anniversary Philanthropy Forum, a convening of education thought leaders, representatives from local and national foundations, and peer education funds from cities across the country. Throughout ten years of mayoral control and with the support of $120 million in high-impact investments from the DC Public Education Fund…
A substitute teacher’s guide to public schools
This week, Lenore explores the good, bad, and ugly of the Department of Education.