Kendra Tiedemann's 8-year-old son has been carrying an epinephrine injector with him since he was 3. But the Franklin mother says not all children may have the so-called EpiPen, a device designed to quickly treat serious allergic reactions.
While Oklahoma legislators have spent much of the session so far publicly debating school safety and whether to allow armed teachers in schools, the discussion that educators and administrators are really interested in is taking place behind closed doors -- how much money common education will receive in next year's budget.
When Mayor Nutter presented his $3.75 billion budget proposal two weeks ago, it did not include additional money for the cash-poor school district.
During his 35 years as a Georgia state investigator, Richard Hyde has persuaded all sorts of criminals — corrupt judges, drug dealers, money launderers, racketeers — to turn state’s evidence, but until Jackie Parks, he had never tried to flip an elementary school teacher.
Camden, New Jersey, is not an easy place for a kid to grow up in.Just ask 15-year-old Destinee Williams."Camden has this reputation of being dangerous because you can walk outside at 3 in the afternoon and hear gunshots," Destinee said. "Gangs and drugs are a huge deal. Kids get into gangs to feel safe so they won't get killed."
As school districts struggle to find ways to pay for technology upgrades to administer a new slate of standardized tests, the Jefferson Parish superintendent says it could cost up to $40 million to fully equip the district.
Curtis Johnson cried when he heard that the public school where he works as a security guard and where two of his children are students will close at the end of this school year.