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4/19/2013

4/19/2013

Arson is suspected in a three-alarm fire that heavily damaged the Penn Wood High School in Lansdowne overnight and may force it to remain closed for the rest of the academic year, authorities said. The blaze followed a series of bomb threats at the school that stopped about two weeks ago, said Fire Chief Daniel Kortan.

4/19/2013

With efforts to halt an increase in Florida Bright Futures scholarship requirements all but dead in Tallahassee, opponents who fear the changes will disproportionately harm minority students are changing tact. That includes the Miami-Dade school district, where the impact would be greatest.

4/19/2013

Top elected officials in Wake County, N.C. have agreed to support a school construction program of around $911 million that could cost the average homeowner roughly $135 more per year in property taxes.

4/19/2013

When School Committee Chairman Jonathan Pope called out both Counselor-at-Large Bruce Tobey and the Times, he actually reached out in a manner that the entire school committee should have long before now.

4/19/2013

Lincoln (Neb.) Public Schools will have two former Omaha-area school administrators on its executive team. Liz Standish, 38, controller for Omaha Public Schools since 2007, was hired as the district’s associate superintendent of business affairs, replacing Mark Shepard. Shepard will return as the school district’s associate superintendent for a year, then will become superintendent.

4/19/2013

According to district board president Steve Sabo, the Niagara-Wheatfield (N.Y.) Central School District will have a full-time superintendent when the school year begins in September. Sabo confirmed the school board was to appoint its next leader at its meeting on Thursday night.

4/19/2013

As executive director of the Southwest Center for Educational Excellence, a consortium of 45 public school districts, private schools, colleges, and universities, I feel it is my duty to share some thoughts on Senate Bill 26, sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus of Lee’s Summit.

4/19/2013

Muskegon (Mich.) Public Schools is turning its financial operations over to the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, a move officials said isn’t directly related to the district’s budget deficit but one that will help address the deficit.

4/19/2013

What appears to be a bad stomach bug is ripping through a small school in Wayne (Pa.) A little more than 120 children and three teachers -- out of 444 students and 35 teachers who attend and teach at the K8 school -- were out sick Thursday at Saint Katharine of Siena School.

4/19/2013

Tim Wilson will step into Carrollton (Mich.) Public Schools in July as superintendent. The district, which is just outside Saginaw, hired the Clinton High School principal on Monday, according to Carrollton school board president Phillip Abney.

4/19/2013

Bombs interrupted elementary school principal Pam Mathers' quest to run the Boston Marathon a half-mile from the end, but her proud students helped her cross a finish line Wednesday in Troy.

4/18/2013

4/18/2013

The 160,000 square-foot building will have 45 classrooms and 12 laboratories. The double-decker school also will house a multi-purpose room, multiple music and art rooms, two gymnasiums, a large cafeteria, spacious hallways, a football field on site, and two driveways for students, staff and parents.

4/18/2013

Every year, 1.2 million students drop out of high school. Among those who do graduate, one-third need remedial courses in college and far too few actually earn a degree. Many national organizations, including United Way, are focused on changing these odds, and one of the keys to success is to support effective teaching. In fact, students who have the benefit of effective teaching can learn up to an entire grade level more each year than their counterparts.

4/18/2013

There are holes under the roof of the girls weight room at El Rancho High School and birds fly in and leave droppings on the floor, the wooden floor of the boys weight room is in splinters and has to be covered with rubber mats, the science and culinary arts rooms are antiquated, and parts of the girls locker room are covered in mold, the Daily News observed on a visit to the school on April 4.

4/18/2013

Rosters are kept for each bus. Each driver also has pertinent information on every student, whether it’s regarding a medical condition or emergency contacts.

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