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1/25/2013

1/25/2013
Graduation rates at Massachusetts public high schools increased for the sixth consecutive year, state officials announced this afternoon. Some 84.7 percent of students who entered high schools in fall 2008 graduated last year, an increase of 4.8 percentage points from six years earlier, according to the newly released data.
1/25/2013

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.

1/25/2013
Authorities conducted a full investigation Thursday after a Denver-area public school received a bomb threat, according to KDVR.com. The threat was made against the Bruce Randolph School late Wednesday and police searched the campus, the report said. The school remained closed to allow for a full investigation.
1/25/2013
An upstate New York school district is opting out of the National School Lunch Program as students throw out fruits and vegetables required under new nutritional guidelines. The Niskayuna Central School District near Albany plans to opt out April 1. Officials in the suburban district say the number of students buying lunch dropped significantly this year and the program is running a $70,000 deficit.
1/25/2013
The Connecticut police investigation into the shooting last month at a Newtown elementary school will continue through June and no criminal prosecution is expected, a state prosecutor said on Thursday.
1/25/2013
The next Chardon (Ohio) Schools superintendent will be chosen from a pool of three finalists, all of whom currently serve as area school district administrators. The three finalists to replace retiring Joseph Bergant are Painesville City Schools Superintendent Michael P. Hanlon, Willoughby South High School Principal Paul Lombardo and Brunswick Schools Assistant Superintendent Joelle Magyar.
1/25/2013

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."

1/25/2013
Fontana Unified School District police purchased 14 of the Colt LE6940 rifles last fall, and they were delivered the first week of December — a week before the Connecticut school shooting. The semiautomatic rifles look like they belong in a war zone instead of a suburban public school, but officials in this Los Angeles-area city say the high-powered weapons now in the hands of school police could prevent a massacre.
1/25/2013
It wasn't until 18-year-old Jacob Randolph's online video announcing he was gay hit 100,000 views that he allowed himself to celebrate. On Jan. 18, the Parsippany, N.J., high school senior accepted an award for best actor during his senior class awards ceremony. What happened next would be caught on camera by Rudolph's closest friend, sitting in a crowd of more than 300 students and school staff.

1/24/2013

1/24/2013
Lenovo announced the ThinkPad X131e Chromebook -- a fast booting, highly customizable laptop PC built with rugged features for the daily rigors of K-12 education.
1/24/2013
The National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Elementary School Principals issued the following statement in response to President Obama's proposals to reduce gun violence.
1/24/2013
To help families navigate this complicated form and increase opportunities for aid, the Center for New York City Affairs, a policy institute based at The New School, has partnered with the Capital One Foundation to develop the FAFSA: The How-to Guide for High School Students (and the Adults Who Help Them).
1/24/2013
Leckie Elementary School students, teachers, District of Columbia Public Schools leadership and Hyundai representatives will gather to celebrate an investment in math education that’s expected to boost students’ math scores and put them on track to become tomorrow’s high-skilled workers.
1/24/2013

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.

1/24/2013

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.

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