Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 8:35am
As school districts rush to adopt learning-management systems, some privacy advocates warn that educators may be embracing the bells and whistles before mastering fundamentals like data security and privacy.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 2:14pm
Four members of local unions, two of whom have students in Philly public schools, began a hunger strike early yesterday in front of Gov. Corbett's Center City field office.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 11:30am
Parents in the Polk County (Fla.) district received a letter stating a pilot program would track bus riders using each child’s iris. Parents could opt out, but by the time they learned about the program, the company charged with gathering the information had already captured images of about 750 children’s eyes.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:56pm
While most of the nation's students are enjoying summer break, teachers in a handful of states are studying – not their fall curriculum, but how to take out an assailant.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 6:02pm
Every West Virginia school should practice responding to a gunman's attack at least annually, as part of a plan to guard against violence, the top prosecutor for the state's southern federal court district said Tuesday.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 9:49am
When Alissa Parker first heard there was a shooting at her 6-year-old daughter’s school, she immediately thought of the building’s security weaknesses and wished she’d spoken up. “Knowing the location of where Emilie’s classroom was, if anyone gained access to that building, I knew that my child was very vulnerable,” she said.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 4:27pm
Largely invisible to the public, these workers help create a climate in which students feel supported but also accountable.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 3:04pm
Middle Tennessee school systems with their own resource officers aren’t showing any interest in a new law allowing teachers with police training to carry guns, but the small districts touted as beneficiaries of the plan aren’t rushing into action, either.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 12:09pm
School police officers at Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia begin every morning with a prayer. "We must save the children," one of them said, head bowed.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 2:59pm
The deadly tornado that swept through Moore, Okla., and flattened or severely damaged two elementary schools last week, hit especially close to home for the Lake Local School District.