Bigelow schools accused of censorship after pages torn from directory

BIGELOW, Ark. (KARK) – Yearbooks are meant to represent the ups and downs of a school year. But for those in Bigelow schools, students receiving a copy of this year’s book found two missing pages; torn apart by members of the school district. Many parents have expressed frustration with the deletion on social media, calling […]

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Twenty years in prison took Roderick “Rudy” Bankston to the dictionary, unlocking a long-standing passion for words

In 1995, at the age of 18, I was arrested and jailed in Milwaukee County Jail for first degree manslaughter, accomplice in crime and first degree reckless endangerment of security, accomplice in crime . The first case exposed me to a life sentence, the second to five years. My mother had convinced me to surrender, […]


Cheer team manager who has Down syndrome excluded from directory photo

A Layton family wants to know why their eighth-grade daughter, who has Down syndrome, was left out of the cheerleader squad photo in her school yearbook. “She was sad. She was sad not to be included,” said Jordyn Poll, Morgyn’s older sister. “There were two photos that were taken – one photo was taken with […]


Directory controversy; Rick Steves; Jobs in the hotel industry in Florida; Sweet flowers of the day

Listen Listen… / 52:55 Listen to Thursday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross The recent phone book fiasco in St. Johns County has garnered national attention, even from the federal government. The United States Department of Education’s Civil Rights Office is investigating the St. Johns County School District for potential violation of federal laws for […]


‘Heartbroken’: School comes under scrutiny for yearbook error involving cheerleader with Down’s syndrome

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A Facebook post about a high school directory error goes viral. In the post, a Davis County woman said her sister was left out of the support team photo. Her sister is on the team and also lives with Down syndrome. The school district is now reviewing the situation and […]


High school suspends its own yearbook on Black Lives Matter

A Florida high school suspended distribution of its yearbook because it devoted a section of the book to Black Lives Matter and student participation in the movement. School yearbooks are generally written by students and advised by a teacher. Teacher David Fleischer told CNN that his yearbook committee students took pride in their finished product, […]


Anger after the photos from the directory 80 Fla. be modified to hide the cleavage of the students

Opening a yearbook for the first time is normally a full of excitement – but at a high school in Florida, some students were shocked after seeing that their directory portraits had been changed. When Riley O’Keefe, a freshman at Bartram Trail High School, saw her yearbook photo, she noticed that a black bar had […]


Florida high school slammed after editing girls’ yearbook photos to cover chest and shoulders

ST. JOHNS, Fla. (NewsNation Now) – Parents and students criticize a Florida high school for digitally altering photos in a yearbook to cover nearly 100 female students whose clothes were deemed too shameless by school officials. “I laughed a bit at first and was confused,” said Riley O’Keefe, a freshman at Bartram Trail High School. […]


Florida high school issues refunds after yearbook edits 80 photos of female students to be ‘more modest’

Changes to the school directory: see the before and after photos The St. John’s County School District said the changes were due to many students, all girls, not following dress code guidelines, reports Ben Ryan of Action News Jax. A Florida high school offered refunds after parents found out the school had digitally altered dozens […]


Florida school reportedly alters photos in girls’ yearbook, covering exposed skin

Parents and students at a Florida high school are slamming what they say is a double standard in dress code policy after yearbook photos of several girls were allegedly altered. A review of yearbook photos by NBC affiliate WTLV of Jacksonville shows that some students at Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns County had […]


Parents angry at Missouri elementary school yearbook cover photo

through: Mikala McGhee and Editor-in-Chief and Nexstar Media Wire Posted: May 29, 2020 / 10:25 a.m. EDT / Update: May 29, 2020 / 8:00 a.m. EDT KIRKWOOD, Mo. (KTVI) – An elementary school and school district in Missouri are receiving reactions from families about this year’s yearbook cover, which appears to exclude students of color. […]


School district apologizes for ‘culturally insensitive’ yearbook photos of teachers

A Californian high school apologizes for the “bad judgment” which led its teachers of world languages ​​to pose in photos “insensitive to the culture”. Spanish teachers at San Pasqual High School in Escondido, Calif., Wore ponchos, sombreros and fake mustaches while the school’s French teacher wore a black beret, sunglasses and pearls. The photos were […]


Philadelphia Guide for New Teachers Introduces Slang, Emphasizes Relationship Building

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – There is a student-written handbook for new teachers doing the tour with a focus on all things Philly including, but not limited to our drawin slang, boul, ard and jawn. “They gave us the opportunity to write the manual from scratch and write anything,” said student Khalid Abogourin. “Ocky whiz jawn. Ocky […]


Philadelphia School District Releases “First Grade Teacher’s Handbook” with “Philly Slang” Section – CBS Philly

Follow CBSPHILLY Facebook TwitterPHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philadelphia School District wants to help first grade teachers learn “Philly slang”. The school district has published a “First Grade Teacher’s Handbook”. READ MORE: Pennsylvania US Senate candidate Sean Parnell suspends campaign after losing bitter custody battle The manual, which was written by high school students in the […]


Big Lake OK directory photo of a snare team with guns

Updated at 2:56 pm | Posted at 6:52 a.m. After all, the Big Lake High School Snare Team will have their photo in the school yearbook with guns. Team members had been told that the yearbook photo would not be included due to the school’s policy against showing guns in photos. Some parents were worried […]


California high school graduate strikes back at school dress code with yearbook quote

Chloe Cross has taken a stand against enforcing her high school dress code. Through KATIE KINDELAN 3 June 2015, 21:37 • 5 minutes to read Share on FacebookShare on twitterEmail this article ?? – The senior portrait of a recent California high school graduate went viral thanks to her senior quote criticizing her school’s dress […]


Lesbian Who Wants To Wear A Tuxedo In Yearbook: Mississippi School District Still Says No

(AP Photo / Rogelio V. Solis)Veronica Rodriguez, right, the mother of 17-year-old lesbian Ceara Sturgis, complains to reporters that her daughter deserves to have her senior portrait, included in the Wesson Attendance Center phone book even though she wears a tuxedo instead drapes over the shoulders traditionally worn by women while Kristy Bennett, an ACLU […]