Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 8:55am
Three months after a tornado cut a swath of devastation through Moore, Okla., leveling an elementary school where seven children died, state officials and residents are debating the costs and benefits of making safe rooms mandatory in schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 8:40am
Before they get past the front desk, visitors to Dublin schools will be required to swipe their driver’s licenses through a machine that searches for their information in a national database of sex offenders. The technology, which cost the district $34,000 and also prints visitor badges, is rarely used in central Ohio schools but is an example of new efforts to monitor who has access to students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 08/18/2013 - 8:59am
Education officials are taking a more sensitive approach to student misbehavior for the upcoming school year with a newly revised disciplinary code. The 2013-2014 version of New York City’s annually updated guidelines, which will take effect next month when classes resume, include new rules to encourage the use of counseling, reduce bullying and protect students with special needs.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 2:00pm
A vendor contracted by the Boston Public School system to print student identification badges lost a flash drive with basic data for more than 21,000 middle and high school students, prompting the school system to redesign the badges to prevent the lost data from being misused, officials said.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 10:52am
Instead of making the schools safer, we've simply managed to make them more authoritarian.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 10:31am
Students heading back to the classroom in Moore, Okla. on Friday nearly three months after a massive tornado destroyed their schools will find a "new normal," their superintendent says, with some pupils attending classes in a church and others in a building loaned by a junior high.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 3:42pm
Back to school usually means new notebooks, new clothes and new teachers. But this year it also means more security, after the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 3:37pm
Rejecting the worries of the state's nursing union, the California Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for public school employees to administer insulin shots to diabetic students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 10:57am
An Arkansas school district that was advised against arming its staff by the state attorney general has decided to let teachers carry guns anyway.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 9:00am
With the closing of nearly 50 Chicago schools, many people are worried about what will become of the boarded-up buildings in poor neighborhoods.