Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 7:38pm
Kendra Tiedemann's 8-year-old son has been carrying an epinephrine injector with him since he was 3. But the Franklin mother says not all children may have the so-called EpiPen, a device designed to quickly treat serious allergic reactions.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 7:28pm
While Oklahoma legislators have spent much of the session so far publicly debating school safety and whether to allow armed teachers in schools, the discussion that educators and administrators are really interested in is taking place behind closed doors -- how much money common education will receive in next year's budget.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 7:26pm
When Mayor Nutter presented his $3.75 billion budget proposal two weeks ago, it did not include additional money for the cash-poor school district.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 7:20pm
During his 35 years as a Georgia state investigator, Richard Hyde has persuaded all sorts of criminals — corrupt judges, drug dealers, money launderers, racketeers — to turn state’s evidence, but until Jackie Parks, he had never tried to flip an elementary school teacher.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 2:00pm
Camden, New Jersey, is not an easy place for a kid to grow up in.Just ask 15-year-old Destinee Williams."Camden has this reputation of being dangerous because you can walk outside at 3 in the afternoon and hear gunshots," Destinee said. "Gangs and drugs are a huge deal. Kids get into gangs to feel safe so they won't get killed."
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 1:54pm
As school districts struggle to find ways to pay for technology upgrades to administer a new slate of standardized tests, the Jefferson Parish superintendent says it could cost up to $40 million to fully equip the district.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 1:50pm
Curtis Johnson cried when he heard that the public school where he works as a security guard and where two of his children are students will close at the end of this school year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 4:50pm
A new study suggests that states have not seen the academic boost they expected from introducing Algebra 1 to a broader range of students in middle school. This practice has been widely embraced in Georgia under the assumption that Algebra 1 in middle school better readies students for the more rigorous math now being taught in high school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 4:46pm
A bipartisan group of state House lawmakers is backing an ambitious bill to improve school safety in North Carolina. House Bill 452 would spend $34 million over the next two years to improve emergency planning, crisis response and prevention in schools around the state.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 4:44pm
A New Hampshire school district has banned dodgeball and other "human target" activities over concerns about violence and bullying. The school board in Windham voted 4-1 last week to remove the game and nine others from the district's curriculum.