Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:07am
The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education voted to ban dangerous weapons, including guns, from school buildings and property. Under a new policy, a weapon such as a gun in a school constitutes an emergency.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:12am
E-cigarette use among high school students increased from 4.5 percent in 2013 to 13.4 percent in 2014. Among middle school students, the rate rose from 1.1. percent in 2013 to 3.9 percent in 2014. The 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey also found that e-cigarette use has surpassed that of every other tobacco product.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:38am
Rapid Emergency Response System is specifically designed to speed the response times of law enforcement and first responders and notify building occupants when life-threatening incidents occur within schools and other facilities.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:35am
The Tennessee district will implement an online student registration solution from InfoSnap with Spanish translation. PowerSchool will streamline the school system's data collection for new and annual student registration.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:27am
A new national policy must aim directly at improving classroom teaching and learning. Curriculum must be more demanding, and a fair amount of money should support every student regardless of the property wealth of school districts.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:09am
Califone International LLC has upgraded its portable PA419-02 wireless speaker with new wireless capabilities.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:45am
When professional, proven educators learn they’ll have to return to school, pay thousands of dollars in tuition and even student teach to become licensed in Minnesota, it’s not surprising that many teachers choose not to come to the state. Legislators need to establish more fair and transparent pathways to licensure for out-of-state teachers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:35am
It’s said what isn’t tested isn’t taught. Since the decision to postpone instituting passage of the U.S. history test as a high school graduation requirement, entire middle school social studies departments have been eliminated and history courses are being taught by English, math and science teachers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:28am
The state Senate passed a controversial policy that would allow parents of students at underperforming public schools to demand fixes from the state commissioner of education, including hiring new staff, contracting with a charter school operator to take over management or closing the school altogether.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:20am
Bowing to concerns from parents and lawmakers that children would be denied an education to which they are constitutionally entitled, a state senator delayed a vote on a bill requiring most California parents to vaccinate their children as a condition of enrolling them in private or public schools.