Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:20am
Racial tensions and gang problems were plaguing a Northern California high school when three students arrived for classes in 2010 wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 3:04pm
Under a revised plan, all 650,000 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District would have iPads to use by the end of 2015 rather than the original target date of 2014. Principals and certified teachers at all of district campuses would have the extra time to attend orientation programs on the use of the devices.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 3:00pm
The program is designed for families to join their toddlers as they interact with other children age 5 and younger. It can be as beneficial for parents as well as their children, as Flocken learned.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 2:56pm
Now, it seems, the state is giving the green light not only to the standards but also to related exams that students will have to pass to graduate from high school. But it is not providing additional funding to implement the mandates, and educators in Philadelphia and other cash-strapped districts say their students are being set up for failure.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 2:51pm
A family of four would pay about $400 more each year, she said. Since most families get tax refunds, those would typically be smaller.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 2:47pm
Teachers, secretaries and other aides could receive training from nurses to administer the EpiPens, the most common self-injectable form of epinephrine. The auto-injectors contain adrenaline and treat anaphylaxis, a life-threatening, body-wide allergic reaction.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 2:43pm
That’s one reason why Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis is joining with the national advocacy group Fight Crime: Invest in Kids to push Congress to pass a $75 billion proposal that would provide states including Mississippi with resources to create, strengthen, and expand quality state preschool to serve low- to moderate-income 4 year-olds nationwide.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 2:41pm
In his first public appearance since he was shouted down in Poughkeepsie last Thursday, King said the remaining four New York State Parent Teacher Association forums won't be rescheduled, but that he is looking to create "other opportunities to have dialogue with parents."
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 4:07pm
Lake County parents whose children lost school-bus service because of budget cutbacks this year soon will be able to pay for their kids' bus rides to school.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 4:04pm
State lawmakers are pushing for answers against a new form of bullying and it starts with asking a question: what is cyberbullying?