The Chicago Board of Education was expected to take a final vote Wednesday on whether to close 53 schools, an ambitious proposal that sparked protests and lawsuits and could help define — for better or worse — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's term in office.
Classes were out when the Sunday tornadoes decimated Joplin in 2011, but on Monday, the schools in Moore, Okla., were in. Seven children died at Plaza Towers Elementary School, some of them drowning after a pipe burst in the basement where they hid.
In explaining the patterns, the report pointed to Arkansas's small size that allows grassroots politics to have an impact on policy, the fact that advocacy groups work remarkably well together in coalitions, and a distinctly depoliticized state judiciary that allowed state courts the independence to make tough decisions, in addition to the state's populist political culture
Research suggests that students whose parents are involved in their schooling make better grades and are more likely to go to college, and some states -- with California leading the way of course -- are passing parent trigger laws that give parents much more power to intervene when local schools are failing.
One school structure in town is equipped with its very own storm structure built into the hallways, and school officials say other schools made of cinder block are still among the safer places to be when storms hit.
Edgerly introduced representatives from the Ridgefield School District’s board of directors; leaders and members from the Bond Advisory Team and the Citizens for Ridgefield Schools community association; and representatives from the General Contractor Construction Management (GCCM) Team responsible for the new construction.
The District already utilizes Horizon’s MyPaymentsPlus, an online system that securely processes students’ school-related payments and registers their participation in key activities like field trips, athletics, arts, clubs and other extracurricular interests.
The TurfMutt curriculum has reached more than one million students across the country, and is featured on the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Education, Department of Energy and USGBC websites.
The workshop will include time for teachers to collaborate with scientists, specialists, and other participants to developclassroom materials and create ways to integrate the experience into their classroom instruction for Connections Academy students.
Jack and Jill's Preschool Adventure engages children with six interactive games. Dressed in a costume of their choice, such as cowboy, fireman, superhero or princess, learners find shapes in the clouds, match letters to fruit names, count candles on a birthday cake and pick from colorful balloons.