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13 min ago |

Rural school district exploring consolidation

MODOC, Ind. Leaders of one of Indiana's smallest school districts have decided to explore consolidating with a neighboring district.


Related Topix: Modoc, IN, Randolph County, IN

4 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Flatow, 'Science Friday' settle claims over grant

In this Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, file photo, Ira Flatow, host of National Public Radio's Science Friday, speaks to a group of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists and Delta High School students at Battelle Auditorium in Richland, Wash. Federal prosecutors say the National Public Radio show "Science Friday" and host Flatow have settled civil claims that they misused money from a nearly $1 million federal grant aimed at boosting the show's reach to younger listeners.


7 hrs ago | WXOW-TV La Crosse

Majority of schools meet, exceed expectations

State education officials say the majority of Wisconsin public schools and school districts meet or exceed expectations for student achievement. The state report cards for about 2,100 public schools show approximately 88 percent met or exceeded expectations.


8 hrs ago | Times-Herald

Significant dates in B.C.'s troubled relationship with its teachers

However, the B.C. Teachers' Federation largely sees it as an attack, since the law also decentralizes bargaining to local school districts, removes compulsory membership in the federation and establishes the B.C. College of Teachers. 1988-1993: The province's schools are beset by dozens of strikes under the new system, the first of which happened in Kitimat in November 1998, when teachers staged a 10-day strike.


Related Topix: Canada

10 hrs ago | TwinCities

Stillwater man and former Wisconsin teacher pleads guilty in sex case

A Minnesota man who taught in a western Wisconsin high school has pleaded guilty to having sex with two female students. Matthew Koenen, 37, of Stillwater entered the plea Monday in Washington County court to two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.


Related Topix: Stillwater, MN

12 hrs ago | Morning Journal

3 students hurt in Ohio car crash

Three high school students have suffered serious injuries after the car they were in struck a culvert and an embankment in southern Jefferson County. Investigators tell WTOV-TV that the three Buckeye Local High School students were football players on their way home from practice.


Related Topix: Jefferson County, OH

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WALK 97.5

5 More Nassau School Districts Get Speed Cams

Five more school zone speed cameras went into service today, each in a different school district. The new cameras can be found in front of Island Trees Middle School in Levittown, part of the Island Trees School District; MacArthur High School in Levittown; Cantiague Elementary School in Jericho; West Hempstead High School; and the Harbor Hill School in Greenvale, part of the Roslyn School District.


Related Topix: Levittown, NY, Jericho, NY, Greenvale, NY, Hicksville, NY, Merrick, NY


St. Louis-area schools not likely to allow guns

Many superintendents in the St. Louis area say they don't want guns in their schools despite a new state law allowing designated staff to carry them. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the state Legislature on Wednesday overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the bill that gives school districts the ability to appoint "school safety officers."


Salt Lake Tribune

Back to school - even in Texas immigration prison

Karnes City, Texas a In one classroom monitored by security cameras, third- and fourth-graders read in Spanish from a short story about mice. On an artificial turf soccer field in the courtyard, seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders play a raucous kickball game - ignoring the high walls and surrounding 15-foot gate.


Related Topix: Prison, Karnes City, TX

The Republic

Students sickened, carbon monoxide leak suspected

About 90 Illinois middle school students were sent to hospitals Monday after becoming ill because of a carbon monoxide leak, school district and fire officials said. The affected students were largely middle-school aged at North Mac Intermediate School in Girard, a central Illinois city about 25 miles south of Springfield.


Related Topix: Illinois

Daily Herald

Closer Look: Rauner's schools plan raises eyebrows

Proposals to tie teacher merit pay to student test scores and alter tenure policies to make it easier to fire bad teachers are among the most recent education ideas being pushed in Illinois by Bruce Rauner, the Republican businessman challenging Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn this fall. The ideas, introduced last week as part of Rauner's 26-page education blueprint, did not offer many details.


Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Winnetka, IL

Marin Independent Journal

New Miss America grew up in Walnut Creek

A former Walnut Creek woman who attended middle and high school in the city has been crowned Miss America while representing New York in the nationally televised pageant Sunday night. Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, a 2009 graduate of Las Lomas High School in downtown Walnut Creek, took the crown, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from New York has won the title in Atlantic City, N.J. The top prized earned her the crown and a $50,000 scholarship.


Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA, Williams, CA, Pitch Perfect, Entertainment

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Northcrest students get vision tests

The Journal Gazette will again be featuring area teachers in Teacher Honor Roll. Do you have a favorite teacher? Please send us your nominations, including the teacher's name, school, school district and grade/subject taught as well as your name, phone number and reason for your nomination.


Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Anderson, IN, Huntington University, Huntington, IN

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Pot smell on kindergartner leads police to father

An Upper Peninsula man is asking a federal judge to suppress evidence of more than 200 marijuana plants, which were seized after his kindergarten-age daughter came to school with the smell of marijuana on her clothes and told her teacher about her father's homegrown pot. Federal Magistrate Judge Timothy Greeley ruled there was probable cause to search Randall Fieck 's home last January.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Science / Technology

My FOX Chicago

Highland teachers may end strike

The school district and teachers union in southwestern Illinois' Highland School District have reached a tentative agreement after a four-day strike. Superintendent Michael Sutton said the agreement was reached Saturday evening but declined to release details until it was ratified.


Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family

Pa. casino cash a mixed bag for taxpayers

In the summer of 2004, Gov. Ed Rendell and top state lawmakers promoted legalized casino gambling as a way to provide historic relief from burdensome school property taxes. A decade later, slot-machine revenue has helped restrain the inexorable growth of a tax that homeowners love to hate, and completely eliminated it for thousands of low-income seniors.


Related Topix: Ed Rendell, US Governors, Pennsylvania, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Wilkes-Barre, PA

Gaza children return to school after war with Israel

Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Gaza Education Ministry official Ziad Thabet said the opening is for 230,000 1st to 12th graders attending public schools, 200,000 going to United Nations-run schools and tens of thousands enrolled in private institutions.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Palestinian Territories


Man acquitted in fire to lose teaching credentials

A man who was acquitted in a fatal Kentucky dormitory fire has agreed to surrender his Missouri teaching and administrator licenses after he was accused of lying about his past. The Missouri Board of Education is set to consider the agreement with Jerry Walker Jr. next week.


KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Missouri lawmakers push electronic privacy, again

A new Missouri law banning schools from electronically tracking students is part of a recent national push among states to increase privacy protections, experts say. The bill will take effect in October after lawmakers overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the bill this past week, just barely getting the required two-thirds majority in both chambers.


Related Topix: Missouri, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Privacy

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Md. school system asks for immunization extension

Anne Arundel Public School officials are requesting a 45-day extension of an immunization deadline for its students. WBAL-TV reports the school district has asked for extra time for its students to be vaccinated.


Related Topix: Science / Technology