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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 9:10am
Super Duper Publications has introduced a new card deck — Comprehending Negation in Sentences Fun Deck — to its growing line of Fun Decks to help children understand statements that include the word "not."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 8:59am
observe4success, leading provider of classroom observation and walkthrough software is pleased to announce the addition of Erin Antonius to its executive leadership team.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 8:50am
NOTIFIER by Honeywell has launched a new Website to offer easier accessibility to its fire alarm and emergency communications product information for system designers and inspectors, as well as the specific, solutions-based information regularly sought by facility managers and first responders.