January 25 K-12 news round-up

  • A New Mexico high school teacher is caught on video locking a misbehaving student in a cage. [KOAT-TV (Santa Fe)]
  • The Associated Press (via the Houston Chronicle) reports that Texas, which is facing a $15 billion budget shortfall for the next two-year budget cycle, is facing a massive political storm after Republican Gov. Rick Perry proposed a $5 billion cut to the state’s K-12 budget.
  • Also in Texas – a new study finds that students in major urban school districts in the state increasingly are being reported to and cited by local police for misdemeanor offenses that once were handled by a trip to the principal’s office.  [Dallas Morning News]
  • Anonymous K-12 teacher “Mrs. Q” spent 2010 eating – and blogging about – the lunches served at her school cafeteria. [The Huffington Post]
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