Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:56am
As school districts across the country consider placing more police officers in schools, youth advocates and judges are raising alarm about what they have seen in the schools where officers are already stationed: a surge in criminal charges against children for misbehavior that many believe is better handled in the principal’s office.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 4:24pm
How tight is too tight for school? Administrators and teachers at a middle school in Petaluma, Calif., are asking themselves this question as they implement a new dress code policy around girls’ form-fitting pants. Kenilworth Junior High has been making national news for prohibiting girls from wearing tight-fitting pants because they’re “distracting to teenage boys,” according to KTVU-TV.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 3:57pm
Four bills authored by House Speaker T.W. Shannon related to the issue of school safety passed full votes in the House Thursday. Speaker Shannon and President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman and Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb said they created the Oklahoma Commission on School Security in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 3:50pm
The West Genesee School Board Wednesday approved a $73.2 million budget for 2013-2014 that will increase the tax bill for a $100,000 home in Camillus by $42.70. Voters will be asked to approve the budget in voting on May 21 and to approve the district’s purchase of six 70-passenger school buses and four 29-passenger buses. The proposed budget is a 4.1 percent increase over the current spending plan of $70.4 million.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 3:39pm
Parents at 24th Street Elementary School have overwhelmingly chosen a partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District and a charter operator to run the persistently low-performing Jefferson Park campus.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 3:37pm
Federally funded school lunches — long derided as unhealthy or unappetizing — may have a role in curbing childhood obesity rates, after all … if they are done correctly. Students who receive such lunches as part of the National School Lunch Program are often from disadvantaged backgrounds, and are at a higher risk of obesity as it is. Many health experts have asked whether these free lunches just make matters worse.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 3:30pm
Texas' Senate Education Committee on Thursday approved a private school tax credit bill that would allow about 10,000 students in low-performing schools to attend private or religious schools at state expense. The measure by Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, was approved on a 5-0 vote of the committee, with four other members who were either opposed or lukewarm to the proposal absent.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 3:12pm
The N.J. Dept. of Education shook the education world Wednesday when it released a new multi-page "School Performance Reports," that provides an analysis of the state’s schools in detail never before seen, including the percentage of middle school kids chronically absent; the percentage that took algebra in middle school; and more.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 10:17am
A federal grand jury has indicted officials at an English-language school in Duluth on charges of illegally bringing female immigrants here to work as prostitutes in local Korean bars. Dong Seok Yi, president and CEO of College Prep Academy and the owner of The Korea Times Atlanta, is accused of conspiring to enroll the immigrants at his school knowing they would not attend classes as required.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 4:45pm
The Goshen School Board voted Monday to add Goshen Community Schools to the Central Time Coalition's list of more than 40 Indiana school systems that support observing Central Standard Time in Indiana during the winter and Central Daylight Time the rest of the year.