Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 8:38pm
In the face of more poverty and fewer resources, schools have become hubs for charitable programs, where churches, government agencies and charities deliver donations and services directly to children.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 8:31pm
A $100 million legal claim filed against the state of Connecticut in the wake of the deadly Newtown elementary school shooting has been withdrawn for now, local media reported Tuesday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 12:22pm
Folly Quarter Middle School in Ellicott City has been named a 2012 Maryland Blue Ribbon School. It is one of six Maryland schools, and the only school from Howard County, to receive the honor.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:41am
Derek Reeve, a San Juan Capistrano city councilman, has asked his local school district to allow teachers to carry guns in classrooms to protect their students. According to a letter obtained by The Capistrano Dispatch, Councilman Reeve said, "efforts must be taken to empower teachers, staff and parents to protect our children." The letter, dated Thursday, then suggests training teachers and staff for "active-shooter scenarios" and allowing school staff, teachers and parents to carry guns on school grounds to protect children in such situations.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:30am
Administrative leaders from four Michigan school districts have been chosen as semi-finalists for the superintendent position in Rochester. The candidates' backgrounds are diverse: one is a former high school choir director. Another, a police detective. A former longtime technology director for Rochester Schools is also in the mix.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:18am
Austin Public Schools is opening a new school in August 2013 that will house all fifth and sixth grade public school students from the Austin area. Sections of the building are now sealed up tight and heated. Classrooms are beginning to appear within as cement floors are laid and walls are erected. I had the opportunity to tour the construction recently and the images I have viewed for months on blueprints are becoming a reality.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:26am
In a reversal, New York City school officials on Wednesday said they would continue their sibling-preference policy for gifted and talented programs that have more eligible students than seats. Amid an explosion in the number of students who qualify for the seats, the city in October said it would end the policy as part of a raft of new changes to the program’s admissions process. School officials at the time said their move would create a fairer system for its highest-performing pupils.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:08am
Sharon Scott-Hunter, 59, a retired assistant superintendent of the Chester Upland School District who spent 25 years teaching special education elementary students in Philadelphia, died of cancer Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Mrs. Scott-Hunter was a "consummate educator," said Gregory Thornton, former superintendent of Chester Upland.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 9:24am
Sgt. Craig Pusley, a Marine veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, took up self-imposed duty in front of a central California elementary school in the wake of the Connecticut shooting. "When I enlisted, I swore to defend this country from all enemies, foreign and domestic," Sgt. Pusley said. "I just want to be sure all these kids go home safe for Christmas."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 9:21am
Donna Page, the retired principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School, will return to her former post when the school reopens, her husband confirmed Tuesday night.