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  • No charges for teacher tweeting she wanted to 'stab some kids'
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:50:37 GMT
    Newark, California: A teacher whose Twitter messages expressed violent thoughts about students will not be charged with a crime, police said. Investigators found that Krista Hodges - whose tweets said she wanted to "stab some kids" and wished two students "would get hit by a car" - did not rise to the level of criminal threats, said police commander Mike Carroll....
  • No charges over teacher's evil tweets
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:50:54 GMT
    Newark, California: A teacher whose Twitter messages expressed violent thoughts about students will not be charged with a crime, police said. Investigators found that Krista Hodges - whose tweets said she wanted to "stab some kids" and wished two students "would get hit by a car" - did not rise to the level of criminal threats, said police commander Mike Carroll....
  • Teacher's tweets won't land her in jail
    published on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:39:43 GMT
    Threatening Twitter messages directed at students by a Newark teacher were "inappropriate and unprofessional" but were not criminal, police said Thursday. Krista Hodges, a teacher at Newark Memorial High School, was reprimanded last month after reports of the tweets surfaced , but was still employed by the school, Newark Unified School District officials said....
  • Threatening Twitter Messages Made By Newark Teacher Weren't Criminal, Police Say
    published on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:27:16 GMT
    Threatening Twitter messages directed at students by a Newark teacher were "inappropriate and unprofessional" but were not criminal, police said Thursday. Krista Hodges, a teacher at Newark Memorial High School, was reprimanded last month after reports of the tweets surfaced, but was still employed by the school, Newark Unified School District officials said....
  • Newark tweeting teacher will not be charged with crime for 'inappropriate' remarks
    published on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:24:41 GMT
    The teacher whose Twitter messages expressed violent thoughts about students will not be charged with a crime, police said Thursday. Investigators found that Krista Hodges -- whose tweets said she wanted to "stab some kids" and wished two students "would get hit by a car" -- did not rise to the level of criminal threats, said police Cmdr....
  • Newark teachera s Tweets a inappropriatea but not a crime
    published on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:26:59 GMT
    A Newark high school teacher who made questionable comments on Twitter about students she found difficult or annoying won't be prosecuted, police said Thursday. The teacher, identified in media reports as Krista Hodges of Newark Memorial High School, allegedly tweeted in April, "So happy to be done with school for 10 days but especially to be away from the ones who truly try my patience and make my trigger finger itchy."...
  • Newark teacher group votes no confidence in school board
    published on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:28:18 GMT
    A labor group representing Newark Unified's teachers has given a vote of no confidence to the school board, but one trustee says the move will help unify the embattled district. The Newark Teachers Association said Tuesday that board members have been divisive and dysfunctional, repeating complaints first raised when Superintendent Dave Marken resigned in late May. The resolution, approved by 90 percent of Newark teachers, was the second no-confidence vote from a Newark schools labor group....
  • More
    published on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:26:15 GMT
    Stopping domestic violence is a community effort, and it is in that spirit that Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments will stage its 12th annual Breakfast Eye Opener fundraiser event on Friday, September 26 at the Double Tree by Hilton in Newark. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, said Nina Clymer, SAVEs executive director/CEO....
  • Newark school board to appoint new member, interviews scheduled next week
    published on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:19:43 GMT
    The school board next week will appoint a new member, filling an open seat and, perhaps, healing a wound from its bruising summer of turmoil. Newark Unified's trustees say they will select a fifth board member after a special meeting on Sept....
  • 5 Ways to Stop Bullying and Move into Action
    published on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:38:00 GMT
    With the release of the film Bully and daily news reports about the devastating impact on students who have been relentlessly bullied, teachers find themselves on the front line in addressing bullying. It is time to move into action....
  • Not all legal immigrants allowed to work
    published on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 12:40:55 GMT
    H-4 visas are given to spouses of those on an H-1B visa . The State Department said 96,753 people received the H-4 visa in 2013, 76 percent of whom were from South Asia....
  • Three-Year Data from Oraya Therapeutics ...
    published on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:48:28 GMT
    NEWARK, Calif. & LONDON-- -- Oraya Therapeutics Inc. announced today that full results of three-year safety follow-up data from the INTREPID study of Oraya Therapya for wet age-related macular degeneration further demonstrated a favorable safety profile and also showed that there was no significant difference in vision outcomes in patients treated with Oraya Therapy compared with those receiving anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections alone....
  • Newark: Tweeting teacher takes paid leave from school
    published on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:38:05 GMT
    The teacher whose Twitter messages expressed violent thoughts about students, drawing national media attention, has taken a paid leave from work. Krista Hodges went on leave after this newspaper reported on Aug. 27 that her tweets said she wanted to dump coffee on students and wished two of them "would get hit by a car."...
  • Newark: Tweeting teacher takes paid leave from school
    published on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:06:22 GMT
    The teacher whose Twitter messages expressed violent thoughts about students, drawing national media attention, has taken a paid leave from work. Krista Hodges went on leave after this newspaper reported on Aug. 27 that her tweets said she wanted to dump coffee on students and wished two of them "would get hit by a car."...
  • I'm a legal immigrant, but can't work
    published on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:11:10 GMT
    But even though she's been legally living in the United States for almost six years, that's only a pipe dream. Bhatnagar -- who has her masters in communication from the University of Delhi -- has an H-4 visa, which means she can't earn an income or possess a social security number....
  • I'm a legal immigrant, but not allowed to work
    published on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:09:56 GMT
    But even though she's been legally living in the United States for almost six years, that's only a pipe dream. Bhatnagar -- who has her masters in communication from the University of Delhi -- has an H-4 visa, which means she can't earn an income or possess a social security number....
  • Three eye two seats on Alameda County Water District board
    published on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:49:06 GMT
    Two seats will open up at the end of this year on the Alameda County Water District Board of Directors, with both incumbents running for re-election and a new candidate campaigning for the positions on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot. Current Alameda County Water District board President Paul Sethy and Director Judy Huang seek to maintain their seats on the board while Eric Tsai, an investment manager, hopes to beat one of them....
  • Newark schools: Superintendent returns, district embarks on 'healing divisions'
    published on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:07:04 GMT
    Less than 12 hours after being reinstated as superintendent of schools, Dave Marken returned to work Wednesday, running the district that had been in upheaval since his resignation in late May. Though it undeniably felt strange to be back, Marken said, he was anxious to resume the district's progress and to heal its divisions as quickly as possible. "It's unbelievably surreal; I can't put it into words," he said....
  • Student urges school board to keep teacher who posted inappropriate tweets
    published on Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    As police investigate a teacher whose profanity-laced Twitter messages expressed violent thoughts toward students, a Newark teenager this week urged the school board to keep her on the job. Krista Hodges has been under fire since this newspaper reported last week that the Newark Memorial High School teacher posted tweets saying she wanted to "stab some kids" and that some students "make my trigger finger feel itchy."...
  • Newark teacher who wrote nasty, threatening tweets, given written reprimand
    published on Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    On her Twitter feed, a Newark Memorial High School teacher described in explicit terms her desires for her students. She wanted to pour coffee on them....