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One Man's Rant: A teacher's reach

November 15, 2017 by Chino Valley Review

Chino Valley ReviewThink of a person who played a pivotal role in your formative years — other than a member of your immediate family. One person that consistently comes to mind for me was a 1964 Principles of Democracy teacher/coach I had at Whetstone High School in ...

Whetstone High School: Volunteers pack food, provide hope

November 6, 2017 by ThisWeek Community News

ThisWeek Community NewsA few hours of effort by Whetstone High School Key Club members and community volunteers can save hundreds of lives more than 8,500 miles away. That's the impact the Lesotho Nutrition Initiative food-packing event at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 16 can have, said ...

Whetstone High School homecoming parade to salute band director

October 9, 2017 by ThisWeek Community News

ThisWeek Community NewsJosh Reynolds, who had the tough task of replacing legendary Whetstone High School band director Rick Burkart, is gratified that in only his fourth year he has been named the school PTA's Educator of the Year for 2017. Reynolds will ride in the 11th ...

Ohio Court Upholds Search of Unattended Backpack

May 30, 2017 by Education Week

Education WeekOhio's highest court has upheld a warrantless search of a high school student's unattended book bag, ruling that such searches are justified by schools' obligation to keep students safe in the era of the Columbine and Sandy Hook campus attacks. The ...


May 29, 2017 by ThisWeek Community News

ThisWeek Community NewsThis weekend's graduation will scatter Whetstone High School seniors to the winds of change. College beckons many; others will turn to trade schools to help shape their future. The world of work awaits some. Two are headed to the U.S. Marines and at ...

Columbus City Schools Pilots Food Truck to Boost Interest in School Lunch

May 23, 2017 by columbusunderground

columbusundergroundColumbus City Schools is tackling food insecurity with a novel approach: bringing food trucks to high schools. The pilot program kicked off this week, starting today, May 23, with Whetstone High School in Clintonville. “I don't want to say that it's ...

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds School Search of Unattended Student Backpack

May 13, 2017 by Education Week (blog)

Education Week (blog)The Ohio Supreme Court held unanimously that the search by a school security officer of a backpack left on a school bus, which turned up bullets, was not an unreasonable search under the First Amendment. The book bag belonging to Joshua Polk, a student ...

Ohio Supreme Court Says Searches of High School Students' Backpacks Are Legal

May 11, 2017 by WKSU News

WKSU NewsIn 2013, officials at Columbus' Whetstone High School found a gun in 18-year-old Joshua Polk's backpack. They were led to Polk after first finding bullets and an item that had Polk's name on it in another bookbag left on a school bus. Polk's lawyer had ...

ICE Arrests Twice as Many Citizens as Illegal Immigrants, Trump to Launch Voter Fraud Commission, New Hampshire ...

May 11, 2017 by Reason (blog)

Reason (blog)The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that Columbus' Whetstone High School did not violate a student's rights when they searched his bookbag on school property. Massachusetts may get more aggressive about civil asset forfeiture in order to shore up a sex ...

Ohio Supreme Court: Search of Columbus student's book bag proper

May 11, 2017 by The Columbus Dispatch

The Columbus DispatchOverriding governmental interest in ensuring student safety grants school officials greater leeway to search student belongings, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today in a case involving a gun found in the book bag of a Columbus high school student. Lower ...

Ohio court rules school's search of Whetstone High School student's backpack was constitutional

May 11, 2017 by

COLUMBUS (AP) — The search of a high school student's backpack that authorities say led to the discovery of bullets and later a gun was constitutional, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday. At issue before the high court was whether the search of the ...

Ohio Court Upholds Backpack Search That Led to Bullets, Gun

May 11, 2017 by U.S. News & World Report

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The search of a high school student's backpack that authorities say led to the discovery of bullets and later a gun was constitutional, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday. At issue before the high court was whether the search ...

Dividing Lines | Minimum-wage hike, job training are focus of efforts to close pay gap

March 21, 2017 by The Columbus Dispatch

The Columbus DispatchBut those opportunities have yet to rebuild a middle class that, in Columbus and cities across the United States, continues to shrink. “Is it even possible in this economy?” said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, who heads the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. “Let's ...

What Privacy Do Students Have? Ohio Supreme Court Hears Backpack Seizure Case

March 1, 2017 by WOSU

WOSU... a gun in Polk's possession, but exactly how the gun was discovered has been ruled unlawful in two lower court hearings. A security guard at Whetstone High School found the backpack left unattended on a bus. He did a brief search of the bag and ...

Police: Attempted abduction at park by Whetstone High School

March 1, 2017 by Council on American-Islamic Relations group, along with several other activist groups, rallied outside the Ohio Statehouse Friday evening. They held signs, chanted and gave speeches during the rally. "This action by the president is unlawful, it's ...

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