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Wait! What if that truck RUNS OVER the kids? Delusional principal worry # 47.

First Grader Suspended for 3 Days for Pretending to Shoot Pretend Arrow

. Writing in a note that, “I have no tolerance for any real, pretend, or imitated violence. The punishment is an out of school suspension,” the principal of Our Lady of Lourdes elementary school in Cincinnati, Joe Crachiolo, suspended a first grader for pretending to shoot another student with a pretend arrow in a pretend […]

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Autistic Man in Jail for Talking to Some Kids

. A Philadelphia area man with autism is being held on $100,000 bail for talking to some children. The man, Daniel Lee, 26, of Wayne, PA,  spoke to a group of three siblings, 8, 9 and 10 on Wednesday, asking them about their school and telling them he was on his way to a cabin […]

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My mom told me I can't climb because I could fall and hurt myself.

Monkey Bars Are Not the Enemy

. If to a hammer, everything looks like a nail, to a pediatric surgeon, everything looks like a fall hazard. That’s how we end up with studies like the ones discussed below, which strike fear in the hearts of parents. There’s something sickening about the way we assess everything in terms of risk all the […]

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A different kind of school test.

Can All Schools Do This?

What’s particularly wonderful about this outdoor field trip is how it gives kids who aren’t “good” or successful in the classroom another place to show who they are. It was sent to us by filmmaker Alastrair Humphreys, who writes: Two years ago, teacher Mrs Monaghan took her class on an overnight microadventure (video here). Now, […]

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