DIM BULB: Florida high school civics teacher Jill Cicciarelli could face thousands of dollars in fines for helping students preregister to vote at age 18. Cicciarelli organized a school registration drive and unknowingly violated the state’s controversial new election law — which requires that third parties signing up new voters be registered with the state and submit all registration applications within 48 hours. Read More
Jeremy Hollinger, a special-education teacher at Eichold-Mertz Elementary School in Mobile, Ala., is accused of repeatedly belittling his second-grade students on Facebook. He allegedly posted status updates that said, “I guess crayons are on the menu” and “why is there s--- on the floor?” and took one of the kids’ helmets, put it on his head, took a picture and put it on Facebook. The school refused to comment on the situation, but Hollinger is still thought to be working as a teacher. Read More
Shannon Cody got word recently that she’d won a top honor — the fourth-grade teacher was named San Mateo County’s Teacher of the Year.
The 39-year-old Wisconsin native teaches at Clifford Elementary School in Redwood City and first came to the district 13 years ago.
Cody said she was both surprised by and appreciative of the award last week. Read More