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2/15/2013

2/15/2013
Students were evacuated from New Jersey township elementary school this morning after an employee received a bomb threat, Teaneck Patch reported. Police told the site that the threat was emailed to a staff member at Hawthorne Elementary School.
2/15/2013
A school safety task force in St. Charles County, Mo. has identified a series of recommendations to improve security across local campuses. According to Dr. Bernard DuBray, Superintendent of the Fort Zumwalt School District and task force chairman, the meetings proved beneficial and played a crucial role in starting the project off in the right direction.

2/14/2013

2/14/2013
The FETC 2013 conference saw a rise in international attendees from over 30 countries, including a large percentage of attendees traveling from Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Canada. All 50 states were well represented this year, with most in attendance coming from states outside of Florida.
2/14/2013
The Follett Challenge will award $200,000 worth of Follett products and services to six winning schools, and also provide educators with a platform to show off their innovative teaching programs to the world through traditional and social media.
2/14/2013
The move gives teachers and students access to the lessons outside of school, ensuring learning continues even after the school day ends.
2/14/2013
Attendees at ASCD's 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, held March 16–18, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., will be able to improve their conference and professional development experience by downloading a new ASCD app that puts important conference information at their fingertips.
2/14/2013
As the Jersey Shore Area School District was set to move forward with a construction and renovation project at its borough elementary school, it was informed that adjustments were needed in order to get under budget.
2/14/2013
The Town of Penfield and the Penfield Central School District are seeking grant funding to help pay for a study that would evaluate the the possibility of building a shared services facility.
2/14/2013
Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams told lawmakers Tuesday that he thinks the appropriate number of mandatory end-of-course exams for high schools students is between eight and 10.
2/14/2013
Round Meadow Elementary School gives awards to the handful of students who make it through an entire school year with a perfect attendance record – that means no absences, no tardies, and no early sign-outs. No exceptions.
2/14/2013
Summer school would be an independent study program with online classes under a plan to reduce expenses considered Tuesday by the Shasta Union High School District Board of Trustees.
2/14/2013
To say that special education teacher Shannon Putman "does things kind of differently" in her classroom is an understatement.
2/14/2013
Results from an annual survey of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program released Wednesday underscore what's already well-known about the voucher program: Participating private schools spend less to educate each pupil than Milwaukee Public Schools, but offer little achievement data about how those pupils are doing.
2/14/2013
The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday night to not renew the contracts of several charter and other independently run schools — but deferred making decisions about whether most of them would close.
2/14/2013
Despite the tragedy at Columbine High School nearly 14 years ago, there is still no statewide standard for training students and teachers to respond to a gunman, a CALL7 Investigation has found. Moreover, some schools, particularly those in rural areas, often provide little in the way of drills because of budget and personnel constraints.

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