While panicked parents nationwide are clamoring for armed security guards in their children's schools in the wake of the Sandy Hook attacks of last month, one company is going on the defensive. The latest safety device headed for American classrooms is a bulletproof whiteboard that teachers can use to defend themselves and their students.
Rubio-Style Reform? Republican rising star Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Thursday that lawmakers must pay more attention to the "skills gap" between existing jobs and the lack of qualified employees to fill them, reports The Hill. Speaking at the Chamber of Commerce, Rubio said of education, "because it's not controversial, it's not getting nearly enough attention as it needs to be getting."
Although construction at both Carroll County High School and Carroll County Intermediate School is very close to completion, there remains one problem that must be resolved soon, said Project Manager Dennis Cole during the Carroll County School Board meeting on Jan.7.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board unanimously approved year-round calendars for four schools Tuesday, launching plans to start their 2013-14 school year in July.