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  1. Middle school teacher convicted of sexually assaulting teen

    06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced Monday that a Providence jury found Matthew Sheridan guilty of first-degree sexual assault. State police had concluded that the assault wasn't connected to Sheridan's role as a…
  2. Review: Coppola's 'The Beguiled' disturbing and beautiful

    06.19 / 22:13 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    Coppola's Civil War South is all mossy woods, buttoned-up dresses and gated plantations, realized in immaculate detail. While Coppola broadens the story's female characters beyond the stereotypes shown in 1971, she leaves the soldier's motives less clear, which makes his life-altering transgression harder to understand. Despite the war raging right outside her property, Ms. Farnsworth (Nicole Kidman) has continued to run her Seminary for Young Ladies, with a single teacher, Edwina…
  3. No deal on NYC schools as state lawmakers eye adjournment

    06.19 / 21:16 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    [...] the Senate's Republican leaders say they want to see any renewal of the policy include help for charter schools, such as a higher cap on the number of charters allowed in New York City. If mayoral oversight were to lapse, control of city schools would revert to a single board of education and many local districts within the city. Senate Leader John Flanagan, a Long Island Republican, has said he supports mayoral control but that it's imperative to support charter schools as an…
  4. Family of crash victim starts nonprofit to aid others

    06.19 / 21:16 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    The alleged driver and sole survivor is facing motor vehicle homicide charges. [...] along with Andrew's siblings and a small group of friends, the Savages have created The Andrew Project, a nonprofit organization that provides immediate aid to families who have experienced an unexpected loss of life. The care packages contain paper cups, plates, plastic utensils, trash bags, napkins and other things to make it easier to deal with the daily activities of feeding a family when cooking and…
  5. Mother, transgender son write book about coping

    06.19 / 21:16 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    In his senior year at Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Donald came out as transgender. [...] as he progressed through his transition from female to male — which affected his body, his lifestyle, his name, his interactions with others — he and his mother struggled with their emotions and differing opinions about what was happening to his body and to their family dynamic. Donald and his mother, Mary Collins, a professor of nonfiction at Central Connecticut State University, have written a …
  6. State again to take over failing South Carolina district

    06.19 / 20:20 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    The board could have avoided a takeover by signing the state's proposed improvement plan but refused to do so, she said. Since 1998, state law has allowed South Carolina's superintendent to take over persistently failing schools or districts. Before leaving office in 2007, Tenenbaum told The Associated Press that Allendale County's "belligerent" school board made the already difficult job in one of the state's poorest counties even tougher as members continually stirred up the community…
  7. University of Arizona dean sex-crime case going to Maricopa

    06.19 / 19:22 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    The move comes after Bootman's lawyer claimed local law enforcement appeared to be in favor of the alleged victim, who had been a key witness in a high-profile criminal case in the past. The former pharmacy dean is facing several charges including sexual assault, aggravated assaulted and…
  8. Day care center, 2 former workers sued over child fights

    06.19 / 18:16 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    CRANFORD, N.J. (AP) — Another family has sued two former day care workers who instigated scuffles among the children they oversaw as part of what prosecutors called a "Fight Club." The suit filed by the parents of a 4-year-old boy claims he suffered severe emotional distress and now receives therapy as a result of the forced fights at the Lightbridge Academy in C…
  9. Former UM president to earn $119K as chemistry professor

    06.19 / 17:11 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    (AP) — Former University of Montana President Royce Engstrom will earn $119,000 a year when he returns to teaching as a chemistry professor. The Missoulian reports (http://bit.ly/2tFRz0a ) Engstrom will the third highest-paid professor of the 10 faculty members in the university's chemistry d…
  10. The Latest: Alex Jones interview draws 3.5 million viewers

    06.19 / 17:11 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    Much criticized ahead of time, the report filled roughly one-third of NBC's hour-long "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," whose audience was dwarfed by CBS rival "60 Minutes," which drew 5.3 million viewers. Jones, among other claims, has called the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, a hoax. Members of that community, where 20 children and six educators were killed, were among the voices raised against NBC airing the interview. A parent of one of the…
  11. Budget talks remain at impasse over weekend

    06.19 / 16:14 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    House Republican Minority Leader Ken Fredette's spokesman said the caucus wants education reforms instead of a "pile of cash" for Maine's primary teachers union. Republican Senate President Michael Thibodeau proposed eliminating the tax and providing part of the educational funding sought by…
  12. University of Utah trustees OK new electronic game degree

    06.19 / 16:14 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    The Entertainment Arts and Engineering co-founder Roger Altizer says the bachelors will fulfill a growing interest in the subject that's an increasingly popular and powerful economic force. Undergraduate students interested in gaming have so far been taking classes from the School of Computing and the Division of Film…
  13. Chicago suspect in playground shooting held without bond

    06.19 / 16:14 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    CHICAGO (AP) — A visibly angry judge has ordered a Chicago man charged in a shooting at a South Side school playground to be held in jail without bond. Hudson and two juveniles are charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery with a f…
  14. UNC-Chapel Hill gets $1M to help low-income students attend

    06.19 / 16:14 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The country's oldest public university is collecting $1 million and plaudits for enrolling and graduating low-income students. UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt said the university plans to raise another $1 million from private donors and using the combined funds to further expand its help for low-income s…
  15. City administrators suspended after student left at park

    06.19 / 16:14 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    Recreation superintendent Edward McCann, recreation leader James Geary and school district coordinator Tina Jacovino all received three-day suspensions without pay. Waterbury Public Schools director of personnel Robert Brenker says steps will be taken to prevent a similar…
  16. Newtown parent won't view NBC interview of Alex Jones

    06.19 / 15:17 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    (AP) — A parent of one of the children killed in the 2012 Connecticut school shootings says she won't view the Megyn Kelly interview of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones that aired on NBC's "Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly." In the days preceding her segment on Jones, Kelly had received widespread criticism for giving a platform to a man whose false allegations only added to the pain of the Newtown tragedy and even encouraged people to harass relatives of the v…
  17. If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em: Pastries may help crab woes

    06.19 / 15:17 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    Two University of Maine scientists and a former graduate student believe they may have found a solution to the state's trouble with invasive green crabs, and it involves turning the clawed critters into savory pastries. The green crabs threaten Maine's environment and economy because they're ravenous predators of softshell clams, one of the state's signature seafood items. State officials have said the crabs, which are native to Europe, have increased in numbers in recent years as water…
  18. Wichita State offers degree for game designers, filmmakers

    06.19 / 13:21 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    (AP) — Wichita State University is offering a new degree for aspiring filmmakers, video game designers and sound engineers. Students can specialize in one of the university's technical and creative tracks: animation, audio production, game design or f…
  19. Mic silenced when grad's speech criticizes administrators

    06.19 / 13:21 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    Wyoming Area High School grad Peter Butera, who was also his class president, tells The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens' Voice (http://bit.ly/2srY3QO ) that he doesn't think Friday's speech "could have gone any better" adding, that "them cutting my microphone proved my point to be true." Butera's main complaint was that student government has no real voice in how the school and district are run, saying that will hold back graduates when they enter the real…
  20. Charter school group in Detroit seeking to hire teachers

    06.19 / 10:06 sfgate.com SFgate.com-Education
    DETROIT (AP) — Cornerstone Education Group expects enrollment to increase at its Detroit schools and it's seeking to hire more teachers and speech pathologists for the upcoming academic year. The tuition-free charter school group says it has about 25 positions to fill in all kindergarten through 12th grade s…