Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 12:45pm
A computerized emergency system from CopSync lets teachers and administrators alert police and other emergency responders to a crisis without waiting to go through a dispatch center. The instant message can display room numbers on a school map and the teacher assigned to that room.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:38am
Sumner County (Tenn.) business leaders and school officials met at Volunteer State Community College to address the state of technology and ways to handle areas of need at a panel discussion hosted by COMPASS and the Hendersonville Young Professional Council.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 3:31pm
A graduation ceremony at a Texas preschool that began with a prayer is drawing criticism from a group advocating for the separation of church and state.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 3:15pm
Americans have long looked to our public schools to provide opportunities for individual advancement, promote social mobility, and share democratic values. We believe good schools are essential to democracy and prosperity—and that it is our collective responsibility to educate all children, not just a fortunate few.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 3:06pm
More than two years after millions of dollars were discovered stolen from the Cuyahoga Heights (Ohio) school district, the pace of action against those accused is quickening in federal and county courts.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 11:17am
Education officials plan to vote on what critics are calling a 'doomsday' budget, a proposal that would force city schools to open next fall without resources like assistant principals, guidance counselors, athletics, and music programs.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 8:55am
More than 40 percent of New Jersey's students saw traditional holidays, such as Martin Luther King Day or President's Day, cancelled this year. A quarter had a shortened spring break. And 40 percent will remain in classrooms longer this month, with lessons stretching well into June and some graduations pushed back later into the month, all thanks to Superstorm Sandy.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 8:56am
Chicago returned to the center of the national debate over the future of public education this week as the city’s school board voted to shut down 50 schools. The decision, which could be derailed by a lawsuit, would result in the biggest single round of school closings in United States history.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 3:43pm
Some 110 students from 11 Detroit area high schools that have been chosen for the first year of GM Student Corps, a program the automaker is sponsoring to pair the high school students with GM retirees and current employees on community service projects throughout the city.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 2:32pm
The American Humanist Association threatened to sue Missouri’s Fayette School District and several school officials on Wednesday for their alleged roles in holding morning religious ceremonies with students on school grounds every week for at least the last year.