At Milton Academy, at least one girl offered oral sex to several boys on several occasions. The girl was 15 at the time, and the boys ranged in age from 16 to 18. Some of the sex acts occured on campus, and others were off campus.
Five boys were expelled. Three of the expelled boys were arrested, charged, and convicted of engaging in sex with a minor. James Driscoll, Alexander Casiano, Pasko Skarica were sentenced to two years probation and 100 hours of community service for engaging in sex with a minor.
Mr. Driscoll's family have filed suit, "claiming their son was wrongfully questioned by school staff and coerced into signing a confession. The suit also claims school officials made incriminating and false statements to the media. The Driscolls are seeking damages and want Milton Academy to revise their son's final transcript and their disciplinary procedures."
Not all college professors are liberals, and attacks on academic
freedom are dangerous partly because, in some instances, they can
undermine the intellectual autonomy of conservative professors. And I
don’t believe that this is the same old same old, either. What we’re
seeing today is actually unprecedented, for two reasons. One is
demographic: college professors have, in the aggregate, become more
liberal over the past thirty-five years—though, as I’ll explain later
on, most of the studies that have been done on this subject in the past
three years are exercises in cooking the data. The other is strategic:
for the first time in American history, there is an organized, national
campaign to undermine academic freedom by appealing to the ideal of . .
. academic freedom. And the reason it’s enjoyed such success in
recent years is that so few people—faculty, students, and state
legislators included—seem to have a good grasp of what academic freedom
This Web site is dedicated to the idea that the very nature of
information is changing, practically before our eyes. It is changing in
what it looks like, where we find it, what we look at to view it, what
we can do with it, and how we communicate it. Here you will find
information and tools designed to help us redefine literacy for the
I have been reading posts about insurance companies not paying for this
or that. Remember, that is their only product- the ability to pay or
not. They are nothing more than risk brokers. If you viewed them as a
local grocery store, they would be one that sold only one product-
lottery tickets. Except in this game, the insurance execs get the money
and the patients get sicker.
On December 10, 2005, using his grandmother's computer, Layshock created a parodic MySpace profile purporting to be that of his principal. The profile "often poked fun at Trosch's apparent heft by using the word "big" before phrases." Another question on the profile asked, "What did you do on your last birthday?". Layshock had the site read: "too drunk to remember."
Layshock included a photograph of Mr. Trosch, from the school's Web site.
On December 13, 2005, Layshock tried to take the site down, but it had already been removed, evidently by MySpace management.
Peg Elliot Mayo writes a first-person account of having mild dyslexia, while sadly repeating the tired disinformation about letter reversals:
While I claim only cursory information about the problem — anyone can Google the word — I’ve a lifetime of observing and experiencing it. Understand dyslexia is more than not being able to distinguish “b” from “d” or “p.” Or of reversing, erratically, syllables and words. This is the most common manifestation, but there are subsets.
For me, reading and writing are tonal or oral. I hear what I read or write as if the words were spoken aloud. My writing is like taking dictation, which is why I detest professional articles both to read and to write — no artistry, no alliteration nor storytelling there. Just the monotonous drone of fact-driven opinion in the dullest possible format. When I read, I’m highly tuned to the sound of the material, retaining little visual memory.
So what’s the problem? Oh just the little matter of being blind to typos, practicing free-form spelling and careening commas. Editors and readers don’t like that. For them, it is as if I’d painted their living room with a mop and never cleaned up the dribbles nor smoothed the lumpy surface.
I think it has cost me respect from agents and publishers: my work looks unkempt, as if I don’t care. Wrong again: I do.
Paul Lewis, 55, alleges that university officials held a disciplinary hearing last spring and charged him with making other students uncomfortable because of his homosexual behavior, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Milford Superior Court.
After the May 18 hearing, university officials barred Lewis from the campus and ordered him to undergo psychiatric treatment before he could return. Officials also ordered Lewis, who was studying for a doctorate in chiropractic medicine, to reapply to the school if he wanted to continue taking classes, the lawsuit states.
This instrument, the Learning And Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) is in wide use. I wonder how many otherwise bright, low-performing kids could benefit from knowing where they could "work smarter". I think a certain Princessa has some weaknesses here.
The LASSI is a 10-scale, 80-item assessment of students' awareness about and use of learning and study strategies related to skill, will and self-regulation components of strategic learning. The focus is on both covert and overt thoughts, behaviors, attitudes and beliefs that relate to successful learning and that can be altered through educational interventions. Research has repeatedly demonstrated that these factors contribute significantly to success in college and that they can be learned or enhanced through educational interventions such as learning and study skills courses.