Bartending school in Kansas City, Missouri is on the brink of closure


— Bartending schools in Kansas and Missouri are struggling to stay afloat amid growing student debt and falling attendance, according to a new report from the National Bartending Association.

The union representing state-licensed, non-profit schools said the schools have experienced a drop in attendance, a cut in state funding and an increase in debt.

The schools, which have existed since before the Civil War, were created in the 1950s by the state’s Legislature to offer education to low-income students, said John Smith, the union’s executive director.

There are now more than a half-million students in the state-approved schools, according a 2015 report by the Kansas Department of Education.

Teachers and administrators say the students are frustrated and angry, saying they are being punished for trying to make ends meet, Smith said.

Many students have dropped out, and the schools are losing state support and funding to cover costs, he said.

The union also said the students have been subjected to racial bias by school officials, who sometimes refer to them as “pigs” and “cows” when discussing students of color.

The schools have also been accused of using the school-record system to discriminate against students who were not white.

Since the unions began organizing, there have been two teacher strikes and several other protests in the Kansas City area, including in the city’s downtown, where a large crowd gathered Saturday to protest a proposal by city officials to change the name of the city park to “Mountain View Park.”

Smith said the state will not have enough money to keep the schools open without additional state funding, which is slated to run out in 2020.

That would leave schools with few other options than closing, he added.

In a statement released Monday, the state Department of Administration said it would look into the union and its claims.

The department did not provide details on its investigation.

In Kansas, a state agency is working to find a new contract for the state schools.

Parents: Teacher forced to ‘do his job’ after daughter’s death

A stepparent has been fired after her 13-year-old daughter was fatally shot and the district has reopened an investigation into whether she was coerced into an abusive sexual relationship with a student.

A district spokeswoman said Tuesday that Steffi J. Smith, 42, was fired on Wednesday after the district received a complaint that her daughter, who was in Grade 8 at the Flatiron School in Silver Spring, Md., was being sexually abused by the school’s teacher, Michael A. Smith.

Smith is a chiropractor who has been with the district for 12 years and has a background in massage therapy.

His daughter, whom he has known for more than 30 years, was a senior in high school when she was killed on Oct. 8, according to school district officials.

The death of the student was ruled a homicide and the District of Columbia Police Department opened an investigation, the spokeswoman said.

The girl’s family and attorneys have said she was abducted by Smith.

The district has opened an internal investigation into the matter and is cooperating with law enforcement officials, said District spokeswoman Sarah Lefferts.

The school district will remain open and will reopen as soon as the law enforcement investigation is complete, she said.

Which schools are the most dangerous for students?

A high school student in Texas may be in danger from a cyber attack, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Education.

The report, which is based on data from the federal Education Department, found that students attending high schools in states with more cybercrime data have a higher risk of being cyberbullied, according a report from The Wall St. Journal.

“Students who attend high school with a high level of cyberbullying risk are more likely to be victims of cyberattacks and may be more susceptible to cyberbullies’ tactics,” the report says.

The high school students were tracked using data from state school systems, which showed that the cyberbullish students were more likely than the non-bullish to be harassed online, the report said.

Students at the school where the cyber attacks occurred were targeted by cyberbulls, but also by others, including peers.

“In general, the students who were targeted were the ones who were more vulnerable to cyberattacks,” said Elizabeth Shaver, an assistant professor of computer science at Texas A&M University.

“We found that high schoolers who were victims of these cyberbull-related incidents were the most likely to experience a hostile environment.

That’s why we are concerned that cyberbulling is increasing and is impacting the educational experience of these students.”

The report also found that cyberattacks are often perpetrated by people with no prior experience in the field, and that cybercrime in high schools has become a common problem, particularly in areas where cyberbullishment is common.

The Department of Homeland Security has warned school districts that cyber attacks and cyberbulls