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  1. What It Takes To Fix American EducationBy Jonah EdelmanRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | The Daily Beast

    We're spending way too much time focusing on who is "winning" and "losing" debates over education, and not enough on implementing proven solutions. As a parent, a mentor, the son of a civil rights leader turned child advocate and a former aide to Robert F. Kennedy, and an advocate for children for nearly twenty years, I can tell you this with confidence: when it comes to helping underserved students succeed, there's no silver bullet or quick fix.

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  2. How a GOP Senate Can Help the PoorBy Veronique de RugyRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | The Daily Beast

    Right now, the Republicans are riding high due. But if they want to stay in power and help Americans in the process, they need to change their priorities.

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  3. Good citizenship is rewarded at MacopinRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 20 | The West Milford Messenger

    Macopin School Principal Mary Reinhold and assistant principals Lee Turkowski and Marc Citro have announced the school's "Citizens of the Month" for September. The September honorees are, pictured above from left, Mikayla Barton, Alex Umansky, Sammi Lyons, Amanda Roth, Thalia Casagrande, Lancy Zheng, Sophia Pilaar, Madison Vacca and Ryan Schwartzman, as well as Lindsay Sammer at right.

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  4. Free hot chocolate, coffee help people stay warm as Armstrong Middle School Blueberry Ambassadors help communityRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | MLive.com

    Armstrong Middle School student Stephanie Lane, a Blueberry Ambassador, bought a hot chocolate and helped an elderly woman in her neighborhood as part of the program. This is part of a series highlighting the random acts of kindness performed by student Blueberry Ambassadors as part of an initiative started by Flint businessman and philanthropist Phil Shaltz.

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  5. Spirit shines during gas leakRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    Many Lavington residents were forced out of their homes. Lavington Elementary students were evacuated, Highway 6 traffic was rerouted and natural gas was shut off to the entire Village of Lumby.

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  6. Common Core article on targetRead the original story w/Photo

    51 min ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Leicester School Committee member Tyler Keenan is right on target advising parents to listen to the opinions of teachers and school leaders who are on the front lines of Common Core standards implementation, rather than to those who argue about politics and ideology. It is important to clarify, though, that the Common Core initiative was led by the states, not the federal government.

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  7. Montague seeking school superintendent; sharing with Whitehall could be exploredRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | MLive.com

    The Montague school board is gearing up to search for a new leader -- and, once again, one option before it is exploring the sharing of a superintendent with neighboring Whitehall.

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  8. Former BISD trustee banned from all district propertiesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Beaumont Enterprise

    Secretary Terry Williams talks about his reasonings for wanting to hold push back voting on reduction in force measures Monday evening.

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  9. Achievement advocate Montrose woman helps others find success in school, family and lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Times-Tribune

    From her 25-year career as a special-education teacher, to her dedication to her daughter in a time of crisis to her activity in her community helping women succeed, Mrs. Koloski is a force for good. Mrs. Koloski has been working as a special-education teacher at the Elk Lake School District for 25 years, but that's not what she originally saw herself doing with her life.

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  10. School districts see subs shortageRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

    Here are the requirements for the four Allen County school districts. All districts require a criminal background check, which starts at $28.

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  11. Wachusett community urged to complete superintendent's surveyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Even though he has been with the Wachusett Regional School District for more than a decade, Superintendent Darryll McCall is looking for the community's input on how to shape the district in the coming months and years. Mr. McCall, who was named superintendent of the school district effective Feb. 1, is participating in a new superintendent orientation program sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Mass.

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  12. Latest Habitat project will benefit veteran and familyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    The recession has hit veterans particularly hard. Twenty-three percent of veterans ages 18 to 24 are jobless, compared with a national average of 6 percent.

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  13. News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m....Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | SFGate

    A northern Kentucky gym teacher has been fired after he was indicted for felony sex abuse of a girl under 12 years old. The Kentucky Enquirer reports Herald had previously been accused of "conduct unbecoming" at a Boone County middle school.

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  14. Consolidations transformed educationRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The News Item

    Approximately 50 years ago, establishment of the school district boundary lines that remain in effect today transformed public education in eastern Northumberland County. Today's school systems, as constructed a half-century ago, quickly became an accepted, and valued, part of daily life in the communities they serve.

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  15. New York High School Scientists Win Regional Siemens Competition at...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

    Months of dedication and hard work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics paid off tonight for three students named National Finalists in the Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation's premier research competition for high school students. Jay Zussman of Great Neck, N.Y. earned the top honors and a $3,000 individual scholarship for research on improving reproductive health through meiosis.

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  16. Teens at Boys & Girls Clubs get their own placeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Daily Republic

    She wanted to make sure guests knew she, and the other teens, would take good care of their own place, Club Meadows on Meadows Drive. After years of sharing space at the Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Clubs facility on Holly Lane, the teens now have their own place with a designated homework station, a yard to exercise in and a great sense of pride.

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  17. Library project puts 50 years of yearbooks onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Daily Republic

    Hancock County residents can remotely take a stroll down memory lane, browsing through more than 120 old high school yearbooks that have recently been scanned and put online. Yearbooks from 1910 to 1963 are like a digital time capsule, capturing the hopeful young faces from 10 Hancock County high schools in a history preservation project of the Hancock County Public Library.

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  18. South Korea: 10 Years in Jail for Manager of Sunken Ferry Co.Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    A South Korean court sentenced 10 years in prison to the President of the ship company whose ferry sunk last April Over 300 people were killed in the tragic event, most of whom were high school students on a field trip.

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  19. Parents petition Oakland to reopen elementary schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    A baby boom and influx of families to a West Oakland neighborhood has residents there pushing the school district to reopen Santa Fe Elementary School, which was closed in 2012 amid budget problems. "We ran a survey last spring and came back with some pretty big numbers as far as babies and children in the area," said Megan Low, a parent and member of the Santa Fe Community Association.

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  20. Students get texting, driving crash courseRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

    Associated PressLogansport High School sophomore Cassia Scagnoli, 16, operates the texting and driving simulator.

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