Thursday, October 25th, 2007 at 10:58 am in Schools.
This weekâ€™s school headlines run the gamut from concerning to appalling.
First up, a national Associated Press study uncovered 2,570 cases between 2001 and 2005 in which classroom teachers were cited or removed from the classroom for sexual abuse ranging from groping students to rape. And you worried about predators living near schools?
A UC Berkeley study may have figured out why California kids score so dismally on national science tests â€“ 80 percent of the stateâ€™s elementary classrooms spend less than an hour a week on the subject.
Local health experts say donâ€™t panic over the three just-reported cases of antibiotic resistant, potentially deadly staph infections at Walnut Creekâ€™s Northgate High and Oakleyâ€™s Freedom High. Wash your hands.
A Pittsburg 11-year-old slashed five classmates with a razor blade after they refused to hand over their â€śEagle Bucks,â€ť classroom reward scrip.
Hang on a sec … we’re too depressed to continue … oh hey, hereâ€™s something happy: Stellar chocolate chip cookies won a Concord High sophomore blue ribbons at the state fair.