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With millions of Syrians spilling into Turkey as they flee the conflict tearing their homeland apart, schools are at the frontline of the battle to integrate the newcomers into society. On a crisp spring morning in Gaziantep, the playground of Sehit Karayilan school is abuzz with cheers as eight-year-olds face off in a football ...
During a press conference before the start of the Durham Public Schools board meeting, the educators said they would request the board cancel classes on May 16 so parents, teachers and advocates can travel to the state General Assembly to demand increased school funding, teacher pay raises and ...

TAMPA, Fla. — A Hillsborough County middle school student was arrested on Thursday for possessing a loaded firearm on school property. Hillsborough County deputies say that the 13-year-old male student brought the firearm to Dowdell Middle School on Thursday. Deputies say a witness saw the ...
A letter written by St. Benedict school president Dr. Michael LaFever to parents on Monday confirms the incident. It indicated the student involved has been the target of bullying. “As you know, we had an incident with a box cutter being brought to school last week which resulted in a suspension,” LaFever ...
The original tweet, shared on Monday, was in response to tweets sent by Kyle Kashuv, a survivor of the shooting massacre at a Parkland, Fla., high school and a gun rights supporter. Bone said that when he saw Kashuv getting grief for sharing a photo of himself at a gun range, Bone wanted to send a ...
The district's announcement Thursday brings a second consecutive annual pay raise to educators in what is Utah's fourth largest school district, with 59 schools and 2,762 teachers. Jordan officials budgeted an additional $10 million in 2017 to raise the teacher starting salary from $34,500 to $40,000, which ...

Educators across Arizona walked out of their classrooms Thursday with a series of demands in hand, foremost among them a raise and a return to the school funding levels of a decade ago. And many of those walking out have descended on downtown Phoenix, where they are marching from Chase Field ...
MACON COUNTY, NC (WSPA) - Macon County Schools officials are encouraging parents to monitor their child's social media pages after they learned of a group had some sort of a suicide pact or had "suicidal ideations." According to a Facebook post by Macon County Schools, NC, Mountain View ...
April 25, 2018 06:24 PM. Hmong students and their families were at the St. Paul Public Schools school board meeting Tuesday night - hoping to educate the board and public about their culture. At least one parent has questioned the district about Hmong holiday celebrations, saying he feels some are religious in nature.
All profits from this camp will go toward a teacher's summer scholarship fund, which offers discounted camp for the children of teachers and school support staff. Additionally, teachers and school staff will be offered a 10 percent discount with the code WELOVETEACHERS for camps from here on out, said ...
Montgomery County Public School parents learned about the threats in a letter sent home this week. "Unfortunately, in the wake of Parkland we are seeing a rise in threats to school and most of them aren't credible but we have to take each and every one seriously," said Montgomery County Public Schools ...
WHITE MOUNTAINS – Today, April 25th, some White Mountain school districts have announced that schools within their district will participate in the statewide #RedforEd strike on Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27th. The exact length of the strike appears to be somewhat unclear, but most school who ...
“We are not arming all teachers in (Laurens County schools), nor will we have teachers or any other staff members 'openly' carrying firearms during the school day,” Laurens County school Superintendent Dan Brigman told the Macon Telegraph. “The processes to support this approved policy will be ...
A judge dropped two assault charges Monday against Williamson County Director of Schools Mike Looney. The assault charges stem from an incident at Franklin High School on Feb. 20 involving Looney's response to a student in a psychological crisis. One of the charges was filed by Franklin police.
MADISON - Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said the state will use $30 million in grants to ensure that by fall all Wisconsin schools are using a single secure entrance and other basic safeguards. Speaking at St. Dennis Catholic school here Wednesday, the Republican attorney general said by ...
Parents with children attending Durham Public Schools might need a Plan B for childcare on May 16, because the school system might be forced to close schools that day. Hundreds of DPS teachers, like thousands from across the state, are expected to take a personal day May 16 to travel to Raleigh to ...
“At this time we can't provide any information from the report,” Isgro told the three dozen audience members at the Hamilton Schools Central Office meeting room. But former Hamilton school board candidate Chris Mate, who ran and lost his election last fall for the board, quickly filled the vacuum by taking to the podium and ...

Parents let Carmel Clay Schools administrators know they are not interested in making the school calendar more balanced — a growing trend that has pushed start dates in Indiana toward Aug. 1. Nearly 6,000 people submitted thoughts online to Carmel Schools earlier this year, with 73 percent identifying ...
"The beauty of this position is that it has no other responsibility except trying to make kids and schools safer," Rehberg said during an interview. Rehberg said his role isn't intended to be "the guru" but to bring organizations, people and best ideas together to improve school safety. "We hope to get the $100 ...
A small percentage of votes were left to be counted as 19,166 ballots had been returned in the 47 precincts. The official results will not be certified until early May. Community members, school board directors, district employees and members of Stand Up for Peninsula Schools all met to watch the numbers ...
MUSKEGON, MI - Although the Muskegon Public Schools Board of Education removed proposed school closing from an agenda last week, that doesn't mean it won't come up again. Closing buildings is "off the table for the moment," said President Cindy Larson after a special meeting Tuesday. Much of the ...
Farewell, As and Ds: Bozeman middle schools adopting new grading system ... Starting next fall, Bozeman's middle-school students will no longer get report cards with A, B, C, D or F letter grades. Instead ... Grissom said Bozeman's middle schools have been working on this idea for 10 years or so.
The purpose was "to show Brevard Public Schools what it will look like when they put this in place," Hudson said. Tuesday night's town hall at the Palm Bay High School auditorium was the first of three public town halls hosted by the Brevard County School Board to gather feedback on the marshal program, ...
According to Orange County Public Schools, the suspicious backpack was near the 800 building on Boone's campus, prompting that building to be evacuated. During the investigation, principal Dusty Jones said in a phone call to parents that students are safe and that the school hopes the situation is ...
ROCKVILLE, Md. - A Clarksburg High School student who pleaded guilty to bringing a loaded gun to school has been sentenced to four months in prison. Alwin Chen was arrested on Feb. 15 after officials say a school resource officer recovered a 9 mm handgun from his backpack and a knife from his shirt ...
WYOMING, MI - The Wyoming Board of Education announced Tuesday, April 24, Craig Hoekstra will be the school district's next superintendent. Hoekstra, the district's assistant superintendent for instructional services since 2015, will take the reins July 1. He replaces the retiring Thomas Reeder, who was ...
"On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at approximately 11:52 a.m., Harrisburg Police Officers were dispatched to John Harris High School for a report of a stabbing. A fight had broken out at the school and a student was stabbed in the arm with a pocket knife. Upon arrival, Officers learned that the victim had punched ...
About 90 percent of a K-8 school's grade relies on AzMERIT testing: 30 percent is based on the amount of students at schools with proficient scores on the tests, 50 percent is based on students' testing improvement from year to year and 10 percent is based on English-language-learner growth and ...
The Maine School Management Association, which represents superintendents, sent out a notice Tuesday urging members to contact lawmakers and ask them to find a way to vote out that bill. At stake is more than $1 billion in general purpose aid for public schools for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
By Adam Owens, WRAL reporter. Raleigh, N.C. — A Monday morning bomb threat at Holly Springs High School turned out to be a hoax, but it delayed buses for three schools, cost teachers part of their class time and cost the school district and law enforcement time and money checking it out. Holly Springs ...
DENVER -- More than a half dozen Colorado school districts, including the three largest, are canceling classes or sending students home early because of planned teacher protests later this week. Schools will be closed Thursday in Jefferson and Douglas counties because so many teachers are expected ...
BARBERTON, Ohio - The verdict is in: Judge Judy will be coming to Barberton High School to partake in the school's graduation ceremonies as part of a nationwide essay contest. Nick Ratay, a senior at Barberton High School, is the winner of the judge's essay contest that asked why Judge Judy should ...
Two elementary school students were hospitalized Monday morning after their school bus was hit by a car that ran a red light in Akron, police said. The small bus was carrying 12 students to Ephrata School District's Fulton Elementary School when the crash happened just after 8 a.m., according to Akron ...
“That approach includes the implementation of PBIS (Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports) and social emotional learning curriculum, which helps our teachers set and model expectations for student behavior throughout the school year. Our schools also work in coordination with our counselors and ...
“That's going to help make it one of our marquee programs,” said Chrystal Wilson, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Public Schools Community District. “We're grateful and excited about this being another layer to attract people to this program.” When announcing the cameras, Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said ...
After the Supreme Court ordered schools to desegregate in 1954, integration in Bryan floundered, prompting a black parent to file a federal lawsuit. Despite initial objections from Bryan's school board, a court sided with the family in 1963, and ordered Bryan to desegregate one grade per year. In 1965 ...
“This is a really gray area right now in schools. We're trying to teach students how to think critically, trying to teach them about things they can't learn on Google,” he added. “In terms of fact-based education, it's become harder to justify teaching kids those things, because they're so accessible, and these ...
In most cases, law schools that are rated highly in the U.S. News Best Law Schools rankings have low acceptance rates. These schools typically admit students with excellent grades and test scores. For instance, the No. 1 school in the 2019 Best Law Schools rankings – Yale Law School – had an ...
More than half of the teachers at Lakewood High School in Hebron in Licking County called in sick Friday, leaving district officials scrambling to cover classes. A school board member also submitted his resignation Thursday, a day after the board in a split vote rejected the hiring of a new high school ...
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A few dozen students took part in a National School Walkout event, marching about 2 miles to protest gun violence and support the push for new gun legislation. The march began around 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, at City Middle/High School, 1720 Plainfield Ave. NE. It concluded about ...
Though DSST: Stapleton is a charter school, Desserich says students are selected essentially at random through a lottery system just like most other DPS schools. "We are not recruiting. We are not creaming off the top. We are working with every student that comes in our doors," Desserich said.
Public education school boards, staff, parents, and other supporters have become increasingly vocal in their advocacy for increased funding for our statewide K-12 public schools and the stabilization of PERA. There is a belief among these groups that years of low funding is having a significant impact on ...
Four suspects, described only as black females who appeared to be teens, entered Villa Cresta Elementary School, on Rader Avenue, and appeared to be registering, then left the building, said police spokesperson Ofr. Jen Peach. The girls were buzzed into the schools when they said there were inquiring about registering ...
At least seven bus drivers in DeKalb County, Georgia, were fired from their jobs for organizing a three-day "sick out" after they felt their voices were not heard on a variety of topics from fixing potholes to salary and retirement concerns. The "sick out" is taking place Thursday, Friday and Monday, Eileen ...
"I feel like nowadays teens have a voice, and I decided to express my voice with walking out and showing that I don't stand for the injustice in our schools," he told CNN. "The big difference from this walkout and the other walkout were numbers and with numbers we can still stand together and show that we ...
Facebook is working on a new feature to hook in the one market that they've struggled to dominate: teenagers. 'High School Networks for Messenger' appears to be its latest attempt to drag post-millennials to its platform, according to sources who shared screenshots with TNW. High School Networks ...
Students from Florida to Chicago started streaming out of their schools Friday in the latest round of gun-control activism following the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. The protests were chosen to line up with the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, which left 13 ...
A gunman carrying a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire at a Florida high school, wounding one student as other students and teachers piled desks and ... Craig Ham, deputy superintendent of Ocala schools operations, said the gunman carried the shotgun in a guitar case into the school by blending in ...
As racial-equity teams spread across Seattle schools, UW researchers want to know if they actually work ... But in 2014, the state's largest school district shifted its hopes of finally closing those widening gaps onto the teams of teachers, parents and principals working to change classroom practices at each ...
Weapons in schools and school security have been ongoing issues in the U.S.. A 19-year-old former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, is accused of bringing an assault rifle to the school in February and killing 17 students and staff members. In December 2012, Adam ...


 

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