The Parents Action League -- classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Center last year, largely due to the group's onetime support for ex-gay-therapy -- is back in the news for filing a formal complaint calling on the Anoka-Hennepin School District to remove Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & ... More >>
Champlin Park High School industrial arts teacher Joe Hall is in hot water after video of him headlocking a Somali student on May 3 made its way onto YouTube.SEE ALSO: South High brawl: Video captures student saying, "Somalis just be getting knocked out!" The footage, visible below the jump, has pro ... More >>
At best, it's an example of horrible public relations on behalf of Anoka Halloween. At worst, it reflects the fact that the more things change in the Anoka-Hennepin School District, the more they stay the same.SEE ALSO:-- Anoka-Hennepin settles lawsuit with bullied students-- [FEATURE] Gall bullying ... More >>
Fifteen-year-old Jake Balthazor's grandmother has breast cancer. She goes in for surgery today.In the days leading up to his grandmother's operation, Jake has taken to wearing a rosary she gave him as a necklace. He's Lutheran, yet wears the Catholic badge "to support her."But recently, school offic ... More >>
Last night, the Anoka-Hennepin school district settled the lawsuit brought against it by six students who say they were bullied for being gay. The settlement requires that the district implement a raft of anti-harassment policies, which will stay in place for five years. "Nothing like this has b ... More >>
Moments after the final vote.The "no homo promo" is no 'mo. In front of a standing room-only audience, five of the six Anoka-Hennepin school board members voted to retire its controversial Sexual Orientation Curriculum policy. The so-called "neutrality policy" or "no homo promo" has been rewrit ... More >>
In response to an article in the most recent issue of Rolling Stone, officials in the Anoka-Hennepin school district issued a lengthy statement lambasting reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely."The article in Rolling Stone presents a grossly distorted portrayal of the Anoka-Hennepin School District, its ... More >>
Anderson Cooper talked to Kyle, bullying victim and scene-stealer.Anderson Cooper is making it something of a personal mission to take on the school bullying issue, and every night this week on CNN is devoted to his "Bullying: It Stops Now" campaign.To kick off the series on Sunday night, Cooper ... More >>
It took a while, but Michele Bachmann has finally addressed the anti-gay bullying and suicides in her district. Uh, sort of. In response to a petition delivered to her St. Cloud office three weeks ago, the congresswoman sent an email to 6th district constituents who signed it. In it, she ackno ... More >>
Justin Aaberg committed suicide after years of bullying.The Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Center for Lesbian Rights are suing the Anoka-Hennepin County School District on behalf of five current and former students, claiming that the district's hands-off policy on sexual orientation ... More >>
The lawsuit is off and the kids are alright. Openly lesbian Champlin Park High School students Sarah Lindstrom and Desiree Shelton have won the right to walk together in the processional for the school's annual Snow Days Pep Fest.
The Anoka-Hennepin School District can't seem to come to terms with the idea that Champlin Park High School students have voted for two lesbians to be among the "royalty" at its annual Snow Days Pep Fest and Coronation. And instead of just allowing openly gay girls Desiree Shelton and Sarah ... More >>
Protesters at the school board meeting last night demanded more training for teachers concerning gay students and some asked for the teachers to be fired.
The district is paying his family a $25,000 settlement in the case and the student, Alex Merritt, is speaking out in hopes of helping others come forward about harassment in the classroom.
The Anoka-Hennepin School District is paying a high school student's family $25,000 in a settlement after two teachers made his perceived sexual orientation into a class joke.
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