Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:13pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 3:05pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:58pm
A southwestern Pennsylvania school district superintendent who stayed on the job for free to help guide a $60 million building project has decided to work without pay for three more years.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:34pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:23pm
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."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:11pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:04pm
President Obama has defined education as a cornerstone of his legacy as president. He draws upon rich historical traditions such as the GI Bill that broadened education from classical and professional training to an expectation for most Americans.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:08am
An innovative field trip safety measure is being piloted by National Heritage Academies at four of its charter schools.
The four National Heritage Academies that are participating in the pilot program are Emerson Academy in Dayton, Ohio; Greensboro Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina; Knapp Charter Academy in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Walton Charter Academy in Pontiac, Michigan.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:01am
The Georgia Department of Education has awarded Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) certification to the Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Kennesaw Mountain High School.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 9:56am
Other than perhaps the opposite gender, nothing so perplexes the middle school student than fractions! Ordering fractions from least to greatest may strike fear in their hearts, but give them a compare and ordering fractions game, and that fear is greatly diminished, as the students' skills improve.