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CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. – Clayton County Public Schools said someone fired a gun on a college campus when police confronted an intruder. A school district spokesperson said the shooting happened after hours on the evening of March 15 at Forest Park Middle School. The suspect was not a Clayton County student, the district said. Officials …

A former Chicago Public Schools principal is suing a school cafeteria worker and a Chicago police detective after being found not guilty on three felony charges stemming from a March 2020 incident in which he was threw a bottle of water which hit the worker in the head. Kurt Jones resigned from the Franklin Fine …

People went to the old gymnasium at Franklin Junior High School in Des Moines on Friday night. After all the chairs were taken, other people were standing at the back and sides of the room. A group of speakers sat at the front of the room: newly elected Des Moines School Board member Maria Alonzo-Diaz, …

Want to run for the Grand Forks School Board? Grand Forks Public Schools is set to hold elections for five seats on its nine-member school board in June. As of Thursday, March 10, three people have filed the necessary documents to appear on the district ballots. They are, in alphabetical order by surname: Ron Barta, …

Below is a press release from the Mississippi Department of Education: The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) recently announced the finalists for Mississippi 2022 Administrator of the Year and Mississippi 2022 Teacher of the Year. 2022 Mississippi Administrator of the Year Finalists The Mississippi Administrator of the Year program honors an administrator who demonstrates a …

There is no school today in the Minneapolis School District, after months of negotiations that did not result in a collective agreement between Minneapolis public schools and educators’ unions. The issues for the union are higher wages, smaller class sizes and mental health support in the district. The Minneapolis Public School District responded that there …

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Earlier in the week, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced California would be lifting its mask mandate for K-12 schools across the state — effective March 12. California mask mandates lifted for schools, unvaccinated However, cities and counties are allowed to mandate masks for schools in their respective area, which will override the …

Three months into her first term, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has been tasked with finding a permanent leader to lead the city’s public schools as she embarks on the nomination process for the next commissioner of the Boston Police Department. To that end, Wu and School Committee Chairman Jeri Robinson announced Thursday that there would …

WATERVILLE — The Waterville School Board voted 6-0 Monday night to hire the Maine School Management Association to help find a principal to succeed Eric Haley, who plans to retire this year. Board member Spencer Krigbaum offered to spend up to $5,000 to start the process, which in total could cost up to $18,000, depending …

RALEIGH — State Superintendent Catherine Truitt announces she is launching a new Parent Advisory Board to bring the voice of parents to the education of students. The 48-member advisory council will include six parents or guardians from each of the state’s eight educational regions to ensure diverse geographic participation with the app available to parents …

(The Hill) – A Virginia high school has apologized for placing a sign that read “Things some adults don’t want you to read” among a display of books in its library as a number of schools and communities debated whether to teach or ban books that address topics such as sexual orientation and race. The …

HARRISBURG — With a single sentence slipped 15 pages into an otherwise dry budget report on the state Department of Education, an independent tax watchdog has embarked on a heated and deeply politicized debate about the links between funding schools and student performance. In a section of the report analyzing the relationship between …

Schools “We don’t have the luxury of being able to waste time.” Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius (left) and Mayor Michelle Wu speak outside Brighton High School last week. Lane Turner / Globe Staff Departing Boston Schools superintendent: ‘Nothing is pushing me out’ Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius to step down in June …

Many South Carolina K-12 virtual public school programs suffer from high failure rates. The problems have become so acute that Horry County School District, the third-largest school district in the state, announced at a January 25 board meeting that it was considering ending its virtual program after that about half of his students failed at …

The voters were spread over funding for schools in Bellingham and Ferndale and a library measure in Birch Bay, according to the vote count on election night. Polls closed at 8 p.m. on Tuesday February 8 for the special election which featured a bond measure for Bellingham schools, a levy renewal for Ferndale schools and …

ROCHESTER — As Rochester Public Schools searches for a new superintendent, local officials are unconcerned about a previous failed effort in Minneapolis associated with the research firm RPS contracted with. RPS approved a deal with Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates (HYA) in January. The board and the company have since established a timeline for the …

A female administrator who was paid less than a male colleague to do essentially the same job has settled her lawsuit against Roanoke County Public Schools, two months after a judge ruled her case had merit. Erin Barnett, school system supervisor for science education, sued for gender discrimination after learning her salary was about $26 …

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The book ban debate is taking center stage at the Tennessee State Capitol. Earlier this month, the McMinn County School District Board voted to remove Maus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on the Holocaust, from his program. Some leaders support the movement, others say the action does nothing more than an attempt …

The Center for American Progress welcomes Jesse O’Connell as senior vice president for education. In this role, he will lead our efforts to advance policies that ensure all Americans have access to high-quality educational opportunities across the learning spectrum, including early childhood, K-12. year and higher education. In his role, Jesse will work with the …

STAFFORD — Superintendent Steven A. Moccio has proposed a 4.92 percent increase in spending, or $1.4 million more, for a proposed total school budget of just over $30.5 million for the 2022-23 financial year. Salary increases, special education costs and small budget increases in recent years are the main reasons for the strong growth, Moccio …

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida. – The state’s attorney’s office announced Monday that it found “no foul play” in the case filed against Brevard County Public Schools by the parents of a child with Down syndrome who had a mask attached to his head. State’s Attorney Phil Archer said after reviewing that investigation, he found no criminality …

Wealthy with federal government cash and previous tax hikes on the wealthy, Governor Kathy Hochul has proposed to increase funding for charter schools in the Big Apple by 4.7% and expand authority of Mayor Eric Adams to control New York’s public education system for the duration of his first term. The boost will increase charter …

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Schmitt will file lawsuits against several School districts who enforce mask mandates and quarantine orders, his office said. Republican Attorney General sent cease and desist letters to more than 50 schools in December, ordering them to stop Mandates COVID-19 which may have been canceled by a recent court …

NORTH LAWNDALE – While a battle between Chicago’s public schools and the Chicago Teachers Union interrupted in-person classes for most of the city’s students, a West Side charter school was able to function normally thanks to numerous precautions , planning and frequent communication with parents. North Lawndale College Prep, spread across the campuses of 1615 …

LONDON – Evelyn Forde hoped January would bring some relief. As principal of Copthall School in north London, she spent the final weeks of 2021 dealing with severe staff shortages as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus began to spread across the city. But on Tuesday, as the girls-only high school reopened, 13 of 120 …

In 2022, the New England College of Optometry will celebrate 50 years of its students training and serving patients in community health centers across the region. As the first school of optometry to design and create such a model of clinical training, NECO has influenced thousands of optometrists and optometry itself. Here is the story …

A winter storm containing heavy snowfall was expected to batter the District of Columbia, northern Virginia and central Maryland overnight, bringing at least 3-7 inches of snow to the area until Monday after -midday. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the area from 1 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST Monday. Wind …

Mobilize to meet the need By Taylor Owens • Dec. 27 2021 • Retired educator Carl Schoessel officially began his second term as Acting Superintendent of Delton Kellogg Schools on Monday, December 13. He is expected to remain in this position until the start of the next school year, July 1, while the school board …

Over the past few weeks, the retired Austin, Texas school librarian, along with three other library professionals, has spearheaded a grassroots effort known as #FReadom. Their goal is to fight the tide of book-related challenges in the state and create a space for school librarians to help each other. “We wanted to state that we …

An award-winning superintendent of a suburban Seattle school district is competing with a longtime local district administrator for the leadership position of the San Diego Unified School District. In a few weeks, the public will meet with Susan Enfield and Lamont Jackson, the only finalists selected by the school board to replace former Superintendent Cindy …

You have 1 free item left this month. McMahon, who began work on July 1, based his findings for the district on community feedback and surveys of educators and parents that were completed in June of this year. She also held more than 70 one-on-one meetings with staff, school committee members, city officials and families, …

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Florida – Threats of violence at schools in Miami-Dade County have led to the arrest of a 15-year-old student and increased police presence on some campuses, a school district spokeswoman said Monday morning. Threats are not considered credible. Daisy Gonzalez-Diego, communications and community engagement manager for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, said it appears …

NAPLES Collier County Public Schools Superintendent (CCPS) Kamela Patton has been named Florida’s 2022 Superintendent of the Year by the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS). Patton was officially recognized in Tampa on Wednesday at the joint meeting of the FADSS and the Florida School Boards Association. She is the 35th superintendent and the …

For immediate release Timothy Tichacek has been appointed the new Acting Principal of Mansfield High School for the remainder of the school year. (Images courtesy of Mansfield Public Schools) Outgoing MHS principal Mary Watkins, left, was recognized for her work at Mansfield during the November 16 school committee. School committee chair Kiera O’Neil presented Principal …

STAMFORD, CT – It’s donation season, and several local Stamford schools are doing their part to help. Most recently, Villa Maria School raised funds and donated a check to Stamford Health and the Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center. In recent years, the school has raised funds during the month of October for breast cancer …

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Indianapolis school administrator who went viral for explaining how his district grows Critical Race Theory on the kids was kicked out of his email and Google Drive accounts and was asked to work from home because he caused “anxiety” to other staff. “An hour ago Indianapolis Public …

Ugandan schools have been closed in whole or in part for more than 77 weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. The United Nations cultural agency says it’s the longest break in the world. Many countries around the world have moved their courses to the Internet. But most schools in this East African country were unable …

According to the superintendent, Dr. Mike Redmond, on Tuesday evening, the two public schools in Shakopee passed questions on operating royalties. The unofficial results show that 5,060 voters, or 66.4%, voted to pass question 1 against 2,566 voters, or 33.6%, against, according to Redmond. 4,774 voters, or 62.7%, voted to pass question 2 against 2,836 …

GREENWICH – Fred Camillo, who successfully tackled the challenges of COVID-19 in his first term as first coach, was re-elected on Tuesday in a landslide for a second term in a Republican sweep in local elections. Selectwoman Lauren Rabin was also re-elected to the Selectmen board of directors as the GOP made a strong display …

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) – The Arizona Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in an appeal of a court ruling that found new laws prohibiting schools from requiring masks and a range of other measures were unconstitutional. Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants the court to overturn this decision and allow …

Illinois schools experienced higher chronic truancy rates and lower test scores in the 2020-21 school year, although graduation rates have remained stable, according to the state’s latest report card. The data, released on Friday, shows the significant impact of the pandemic on student enrollment, attendance and academic success. One in five Illinois students were chronically …

Credit: (Edwin J. Torres / NJ Governor’s Office; AP Photo / Frank Franklin II, Pool)Gov. Phil Murphy, a leftist Democrat and Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli When Phil Murphy was elected governor four years ago, it was seen as a sea change in the state’s leadership and oversight of New Jersey public schools. His predecessor, Governor …

The New Haven public school system and the Students for Educational Justice organization recently received a $ 600,000 grant to design anti-racist teaching practices and curriculum development in K-12 classrooms across the country. the city. Brian Zhang 01:19 am, October 28, 2021 Contributing journalist Daniel Zhao, senior photographer The New Haven public school system – …

A New Jersey congressman received a significant pay raise for his post in the Paterson School District this year, according to payroll records. Benjie Wimberly’s salary rose from $ 147,105 to $ 169,778, according to district records, a huge increase of $ 22,600. Wimberly represents District 35, which includes Paterson, in the New Jersey Assembly. …

Curman Gaines wanted every student who attended St. Paul’s public school to be successful, regardless of race or socio-economic background. Gaines, the first person of color to serve as superintendent of St. Paul’s public schools, died on October 10. He was 81 years old. Gaines is remembered as a popular school administrator who advocated for …

The K9 Connection program pairs ninth and tenth grade students from the Brainerd Public Schools Area Education Center with Shelter Dogs at the Babinski Foundation, with the goal of creating responsible and educated students and talented dogs and obedient. JoDee Moen, a teacher at the Area Education Center, proposed the program after attending a similar …

As they planned to close eight schools next fall, leaders of St. Paul’s public schools blamed charter school competition and low birth rates for a seven-year downward trend in enrollment. In a report to the school board on Tuesday, they identified another hurdle: class size limits negotiated by the teachers’ union that have been in …

Middletown Public Schools Superintendent Michael T. Conner was put on leave at his own request Monday night as the Board of Education grapples with allegations of harassment and intimidation among school administrators. At a special Education Council meeting on Monday evening, Council members voted in favor of a motion to investigate the allegations and in …

In 2012, the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) suspension rate for black students was 85% of the district’s total suspensions. Today, little has changed according to a report presented to a school board committee on Oct. 5. This is despite a January 2018 agreement with the Office of Civil Rights of the United States Department of …

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County School District leaders issue a stern warning about the problems social media is causing on school campuses. Superintendent Addison Davis says that at the moment the challenges on TikTok are their biggest concern. He tells 8 On Your Side, “These challenges are causing damage to our facilities, potential damage …

About three in 10 San Diego Unified students were at risk of not meeting state reading standards last fall as schools were closed and students were learning on computers, according to the results of the upcoming district tests. to be published. In the spring, that number rose to around 35%, according to the scores. This …

YPSILANTI, MI – The Ypsilanti school board will discuss the resumes of candidates vying for a board seat recently vacated by a long-time member. The board will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 11, during which it will select the top three candidates that it will then interview on October 18. …

The event was billed as a celebration of his accomplishments, but was more like a funeral – with a program, prayers, dinner, tearful testimonies, gospel hymns, and an overwhelming sense of loss. “It’s not fair for little black girls to see people like us come in and be so powerful, and to see them taken …

A spate of racist incidents hitting area schools in recent weeks has placed Kansas City in “a time of crisis,” black leaders, students and their parents said at an emergency town hall on Saturday. The meeting, organized by the Kansas City Defender, the Kansas City Black Panthers Revolutionary Party and the Black Futures Coalition, was …

When the 12:45 p.m. bell rang at Urbana Middle School on Wednesday, marking the start of grade eight lunch, Sharon Eburg took a deep breath. “This is our cue for rock and roll,” she said, rising from her seat. Within three minutes, the line of students waiting for food stretched the length of the cafeteria. …

A Brockton High School student brought a gun to school Friday morning and handed it to a staff member, according to the Massachusetts School District. No staff or students were threatened, according to a statement from Brockton Public Schools. The high school was locked out for about 90 minutes out of caution while the school …

Featured sound system is an independent, non-partisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive / The Patriot-News, TribLIVE / Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG – Even after COVID-19 cases increased in children and district leaders worked to contain outbreaks among students, schools in Pennsylvania …

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Newport News Public Schools have come up with a new plan to keep students and staff safe at school. It’s been just over two weeks since a 15-year-old reportedly brought a gun to Heritage High School, had an argument with another student and ended up shooting, injuring two students. Newport …

PULASKI COUNTY, Virginia (WFXR) – Public schools in Pulaski County are making big changes due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The school district plans to turn to virtual learning every Friday in October. “We looked at the October schedule and found that Fridays were going to continue to be problematic with the number …

The Macomb Intermediate School District had the most school-related COVID-19 cases in Macomb County last week, according to data provided to the state of Michigan. Schools in Macomb County reported 12 cases of school-related COVID-19 in the state of Michigan last week, up from 25 cases the week of September 20. But according to a …

HALLOWELL – Regional School Unit 2 will receive just over $ 3 million under the US Rescue Plan (ARP), also known as the Postgraduate Elementary School Emergency Assistance Fund and secondary (ESSER). The total amount that RSU 2 will get is $ 3,088,400. The US bailout requires districts to set aside 20% – or $ …

Several shots were fired near a high school football stadium in Cherry Hill during the half-time of a game on Friday night, school and law enforcement officials said. Eight cartridge cases were found near an intersection just outside Morris Stadium, where Cherry Hill High School West was playing a home game against Bridgeton High School, …

In summary The possibility of offering transitional kindergarten to all 4-year-olds will fill a critical gap in equity in access to preschool education. By Steven Kellner, Special for CalMatters Steven Kellner is a former school principal who now works for California educational partners, a non-profit organization. One Tuesday evening in May, third-grade teacher Clara Yanez …

Claiming that a mask does not present a potential danger to others, United States Intermediate District Court Judge Matthew W. Brann on Thursday rejected an injunction regarding a requirement in the Montoursville-area school district according to which students must wear masks. In Brann’s opinion, “No one, except maybe a bank robber, likes to wear a …

A low teacher retention rate at Orange is just one of the realities of the challenges of rural education, according to Superintendent Elizabeth Zielinski. Among K-6 schools in Orange, there was a teacher retention rate of 72.1%, meaning that 31 of the 43 teachers stayed from year to year. This is a decrease from the …

LUMBERTON – The Robeson County Sheriff met with local public school officials on Tuesday to discuss safety on school campuses. The meeting was held between administrators of Robeson County public schools, high school principals, Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins and members of the Sheriff’s Office. Discussions focused on the ongoing partnership to ensure the safety …

(The Center Square) – New Jersey taxpayers foot the bill for a new high school in Perth Amboy that officials say will reduce overcrowding. Dignitaries on Monday opened a new 576,000 square foot, three story Perth Amboy High School. The school, which is estimated to cost $ 283.8 million, will accommodate up to 3,300 students …

New York City’s immunization mandate for nearly all adults working in its public schools may go according to plan, a federal appeals committee ruled on Monday, overturning a decision taken over the weekend that suspended the app. of tenure until later this week at the earliest. Mayor Bill de Blasio initially ordered more than 150,000 …

WESTPORT – In a Sunday night emailed letter to parents, Westport Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Scarice wrote that the waving of an Israeli flag and other behavior expressed during a recent football game in high school were not intended to intimidate Jews and were not motivated by anti-Semitism. In the letter, Scarice addressed recent allegations …

512 SE Ellsworth Road, Vancouver District: Evergreen Public Schools Area: 62,000 square feet Architect / Contractor: LSW Architects / Petra Construction Cost / source of funding: $ 25.1 million / 2018 bond measure Students served: years K-5 Capacity: 550 students Opening year of the previous building: 1958 Fun fact (s): The existing school was occupied …

School administrators are reacting after several people reported anti-Semitic and racist comments against Westport players and students during the Staples / Cheshire High School football game. Westport school officials said they were made aware of a number of social media posts last night. “I want to assure the community that any allegation like this is …

SAN ANTONIO – On a recent Thursday, Ciara Brown, a junior at Fox Tech High School in San Antonio, walked over to a small white table, pulled down her face mask, and took a test that is still far from standard in American schools: a cotton swab on the nose. “The tests are super easy,” …

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) – Chesterfield County Public Schools have confirmed there will be an additional police presence at Meadowbrook High School after a scuffle Thursday in which 8-10 students were detained by police. Chesterfield Police Captain Mark Haynes told 8News they did not know what led to the altercation, but no injuries were reported. Video: …

PATERSON, NJ (CBSNew York) – Unappetizing breakfasts are making big changes in the Paterson Public Schools food program. Staff receive emergency cooking lessons as school leaders promise to cook something better. READ MORE: Federal arrest warrant issued for Gabby Petito’s missing fiancé, Brian Laundrie The photos show breakfasts served at public schools in Paterson. (Credit: …

The mayor was mostly without intervention, despite the myriad of problems in the district. The city froze school aid during his tenure. Challenger India Walton proposes to increase the assistant. Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles assessing the state of the city, 15 years after Bryon Brown took office. Our …

Darnell Carter, a 15-year school administrator who participated in this year’s Budding Superintendent Program, echoed the many complex challenges faced by principals. “As we face the rapidly evolving scenarios related to COVID, I was able to use my experience with the institute to look at the situation from different angles. “ As a part of …

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has called on the Moberly School District to end a policy prohibiting student tutors from recording meetings where their children’s education and disability plans are discussed. “The right to record such meetings rests with the parents, and they can exercise it as they see fit, regardless of any restrictions or …

New Mexico Department of Public Education Secretary Kurt Steinhaus outside the Jerry Apodaca Education Building in Santa Fe. (Eddie Moore / Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2021 Albuquerque Journal A native of New Mexico and a proud product of the state’s public education system, Kurt Steinhaus has spent his entire career in education-related fields in the …

Education, Press Release As part of his plan to improve the quality of charter schools and hold them accountable to students, parents and taxpayers, Governor Tom Wolf announced proposed new regulations to increase the transparency and accountability of schools in charter. “We have a responsibility to all students, parents and taxpayers to fix our broken …

Posted: September 17, 2021 School board election In his weekly post, the Superintendent. Elder invites employees and the public to the School Board Candidate Forums and encourages them to vote in the next election. Board Members Lorenzo Garcia, Candelaria Patterson, Elizabeth Armijo and Dr David Peercy All elections matter, but the one in a few …