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Mom posts heartbreaking photo of empty porch on first day of school
Lindsay Rhoades' daughter, Kate, died from acute lymphoblastic leukemia on Jan. 12.       
3303 points by USA Today | Acute lymphoblastic leukemia Primary school Primary education Leukemia Family Childhood Elementary school Girl
Lakeview home with skyline views: $815,000
2920 Paulina St. in Chicago: $815,000 Listed on Aug. 16, 2016 This three-bedroom townhome, located in the Wellington Park subdivision of Lakeview, has two-and-a-half bathrooms and a bonus family room that can be converted into an extra bedroom. The corner home offers abundant natural light, as...
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Moon Area reopens Hyde as an elementary school
A majority of parents escorting their children to R. Hyde Elementary on Moon Area’s first day of classes last week said they were excited, even overjoyed, that the school once again was housing grades K-4.
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Let doctoral candidates teach science to kids: Column
Mediocre U.S. test scores would rise if we deployed hard-science grad students to elementary schools.         
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Judge locks up 4 more principals in DPS scandal
One by one, the convicted principals pleaded for mercy, insisting they lived for their students and had suffered enough already.        
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Cover reveal: 'Real Friends' and navigating the perils of elementary school
Summer vacation has come and gone and now kids are back in school. And there's no better way to get into the back-to-school spirit than with new graphic novel "Real Friends," set on the playgrounds of grade school.  Author Shannon Hale and artist LeUyen Pham have teamed up for "Real Friends," a...
287 points by Los Angeles Times | Salt Lake City Children's literature Shannon Hale Graphic novel Elementary school The Real World The Real Picture book
CCSD officials unclear on how mercury contamination occurred at Las Vegas junior high — VIDEO
Officials were still uncertain Thursday as to how a mercury contamination occurred at Johnson Junior High School, causing more than 1,000 students and faculty members to be locked downed and tested during a scare that lasted more than 16 hours.
48 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | High school United States Environmental Protection Agency Middle school Elementary school College
Bragbook for Sept. 9

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Missing 5-year-old found in bus, Omaha authorities say
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Omaha authorities say a missing 5-year-old boy has been found locked in a school bus. Samuel Van Tha Bik was found about 9 p.m. Wednesday, five hours after his scheduled release from classes at Field Club Elementary School. It's not clear whether the boy had any ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | English-language films School bus Bus Minibus Primary school Primary education The Washington Times Elementary school
After meeting, Hill speeding ahead to become SAU 103 in July
With just one elementary school holding 63 students, Hill School District will officially become SAU 103 on July 1.The topic came up only briefly at the town’s annual school district meeting Wednesday, which was held at the SAU’s new headquarters: Jennie D. Blake elementary school.School board chair...
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Redistricting recommended as Howard County schools pass capacity
Overcrowding in Howard County public schools has school officials contemplating another round of redistricting, while parents worry about the county's growing student population. According to the school system's 2016 feasibility study, 15 of the county's 76 schools are currently overcapacity, falling...
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Younger public school kids more mischievous than older peers
Elementary public school kids committed more sexual mischief and violence than older students last academic year, a Post analysis of Department of Education data found. Elementary-age kids — usually between 5 and 10 — had more low-level sexual offenses, assaults, assaults with injuries, and assaults with injuries using a weapon than middle-school, junior-high and high-school...
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CCSD Turnaround Zone offers ‘approach on steroids’ for lifting low-performing schools
Clark County School District officials argue that schools exit the Turnaround Zone in better standing than they entered. Yet nine of 13 schools that have exited still fall below state averages, either in math and reading proficiency levels or in composite ACT scores.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | High school Middle school College Educational stages Elementary school School types Secondary school Three-tier education
Catholic diocese announces plans for North Hills elementary schools
The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh announced the final plans for parish schools in the North Hills that will consolidate in time for next school year. 
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Towns crier for Feb. 19, 2017
ALLENSTOWN Clerk office to close The Suncook Senior Center will be closed on Monday to commemorate Presidents’ Day.The Wii Bowling Tournament will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. The entry fee is $1. For more information, call Leslie at 485-4254.The Allenstown’s town cler...
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Storm sends mud, rock and other debris flowing down Duarte streets
Live updates: Strongest storm in years moving into L.A. area Feb. 17, 2017, 7:06 p.m. The strongest storm to hit Southern California in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds Friday. A flash flood watch has been issued for Santa Barbara, Ventura and...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Tropical cyclone Weather 2003 albums Tornado Elementary school The Strongest Primary school Water
Padonia International Elementary School set for renovation to relieve overcrowding
Padonia International Elementary is slated to receive a $5 million-plus addition and renovation by August 2018 that will add 12 rooms that officials said will help address capacity problems at the school, which is one of the most crowded in the county. Construction will begin within the next 30...
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Two Spring ISD schools on lockdown as police chase suspect
Two Spring ISD schools are on lockdown while constable deputies chase down a suspect in the area, authorities confirmed Tuesday.
8 points by The Houston Chronicle | Harris County Texas Middle school Elementary school High school Houston Spring Texas College News
Flexing learning areas help students in some Texas schools
WACO, Texas (AP) - Miranda Bennett's first-grade students have had their new classroom furniture for only a week, but the swivel chairs, whiteboard tables, wobbly stools and movable cushions have already changed the way her students engage in the classroom. "Interestingly enough, I thought it was going to be my ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | High school Middle school Waco Texas School district Secondary school Texas Elementary school School districts
The new civics course in schools: How to avoid fake news
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - They are the unexpected classroom lessons of the election season - on the reach and repercussions of fake news. Teachers from elementary school through college have been ramping up media literacy training to recognize bogus reports and understand their potential to weaken civic culture. Tom Boll ...
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Students raise $2,000 for SPCA in 'Kindness for Paws' art show at White Marsh Mall
Elementary and middle-school students in Maryland raised more than $2,000 over the weekend in the fourth annual "Kindness for Paws Art Show," the Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said Sunday. Students sold their drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures of dogs and cats...
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Henderson, CCSD officials look to alleviate overcrowding at 5 schools
Overcrowding issues at five Henderson campuses have led city and Clark County School District officials to begin searching for sites to build new schools.
102 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Primary school Councillor High school Municipality Primary education City council Overpopulation Elementary school
Edwin R. 'Eddie' Malin, liquor salesman, dies
Edwin R. "Eddie" Malin, a wholesale liquor salesman and beverage consultant, died Sunday from lymphoma at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 85. The son of Samuel Malin, a tavern owner and grocer, and Florence Malin, a homemaker, Edwin Ronald Malin was born in Baltimore...
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Colorado invests $250,000 to give children financial smarts
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman has dedicated $250,000 to teaching elementary school students how to be smart about their finances. The program offers web-based tools to gamify the lessons of saving money, balancing budgets, investing and more -- at no additional cost to schools that participate.
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Butler schools maintenance director resigns amid lead contamination controversy
The director of maintenance for the Butler Area School District is the latest person to resign amid a controversy surrounding lead and E coli contamination in an elementary school well.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Termination of employment Primary school School types High school Primary education Escherichia coli Butler County Pennsylvania Elementary school
Murrysville elementary school evacuated
A Murrysville elementary school has been evacuated after someone smelled smoke in the building.
1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | High school Middle school Primary school Export Pennsylvania Westmoreland County Pennsylvania Primary education Elementary school
Concerns over budgets’ tax impact at Pittsfield hearing
With significant bumps in the tax rate and layoffs expected out of the school district and town’s proposed budgets, Pittsfield residents packed the middle school’s cafeteria for the town’s public hearing on Wednesday night.“The tax rate – we can’t do it. My family, and my husband actually makes pret...
19 points by Concord Monitor | High school Elementary school Tax Pension School Middle school College Primary school
Henderson City Council agrees to receive federal funds for Special Milk Program
Henderson City Council agreed Tuesday to receive up to $35,000 in federal funds for the Special Milk Program, which serves students from 25 elementary schools and seven middle schools citywide.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | High school Middle school Elementary school School types Primary school Clark County Nevada College Elementary and primary schools
Golden Library competition gives girls a chance to build STEM skills
Golden Library hosts a STEM Girls Program and will host a Girls in STEM competition, along with Bell Middle School and Colorado School of Mines, in an effort to give girls a chance to showcase their skills in science, technology, engineering and math.
201 points by The Denver Post | Middle school High school College Elementary school
North Royalton schools face significant operating cuts if voters reject May tax increase, school officials say
The North Royalton schools hope voters will approve a 4.4-mill bond issue and .5-mill levy in May. If not, the schools might eliminate 15 teacher positions and increase class sizes to 30 or more students. NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio - The North Royalton schools might eliminate 15 teacher positions and increase class sizes to 30 or more students, if voters don't approve a property-tax increase May 2. Also, the district might stop busing North Royalton High School students and bus K-8 students only if they live outside a 2-mile radius of their schools. In addition, the district might scrap all North Royalton Middle School athletic programs and require families to pay more for sports and music programs. The district would save about $3.5 million through these and other cuts and would spend the money on badly needed building repairs, including new roofs and heating-ventilation-and-air-conditioning systems. "This is a crucial time for our district, our students and our community as a whole," schools Superintendent Greg Gurka said at a recent school board meeting. "The rhetoric of, 'Tighten your belts and live within your means,' can no longer be thrown around like a rallying cry. "We have always tightened our belts and we are the poster-child for living within our means," Gurka said. "But now critical dialogue needs to be had on how this district is going to look in the coming years." On Jan. 23, the school board placed a 4.4-mill bond issue and .5-mill building-maintenance levy on the May 2 ballot. The district would borrow $88.9 million upfront and district property owners would repay the debt over 30 years. The money would pay for a school building master plan, which would involve replacing three elementary schools with one new school, adding a new high school wing and renovating the middle school. North Royalton school-improvement plan includes new high school wing It's the same bond issue, levy and master plan voters defeated 53 percent-47 percent in November. The package would cost the owner of a $200,000 home $18.08 a month or $217 a year. Gurka and the school board did not consider, at least publicly, scaling down the plan to increase the likelihood that voters would approve it. "We've had five bond issues on the ballot (since 2012) and they were different almost every time," Gurka said. "I think this (bond issue in November) was the best plan we've put forward." Gurka said the district is still refining Plan B and will present specifics during a March board meeting. Survey says North Royalton and Broadview Heights voters rejected a $54.5 million bond issue for the schools in November 2012; $49.8 million bond issues in November 2013 and May 2014; and a $28.4 million bond issue and 1-mill permanent levy in November 2014. In each case, the district would have used the money to repair deteriorating school buildings. After the November 2014 bond issue-levy defeat, the district tried a different approach. In February 2015 it formed a Community Engagement Task Force, consisting of community members. They worked with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission to weigh whether the district should renovate existing schools or build new ones. After a year of work, and seeking input from citizens, the task force recommended the building master plan, which featured the consolidation of three elementary schools into one new building. The consolidation was recommended partly due to declining enrollment but mostly to provide better learning spaces and technology, Gurka said. After the November 2016 bond issue failed, the task force organized focus groups - consisting of random registered voters, along with PTA and booster club presidents - to determine what went wrong at the polls. "The major theme is that the community realizes that there are serious issues with our buildings but does not understand the urgency to fix them and how they are impacting children," Gurka told in an email. Also, the schools paid Business Research Services Inc. in Beachwood $9,500 to conduct a December phone survey of 400 district residents. When asked why they believed voters opposed the November bond issue, 40.5 percent of respondents said some residents don't want to or can't pay higher taxes. Meanwhile, 19.8 percent of respondents said the district has done a poor job of managing money; 17.2 percent said many families don't have children in the public schools; 16 percent said the district was asking for too much at one time; 10.5 percent said residents don't know how the district would spend the new money; 8 percent said voters don't know the conditions of the buildings and why it's urgent to repair them; 6.3 percent said the district should repair the existing buildings instead of building new; and 4 percent said school leaders aren't trustworthy. Nearly two out of three, or 62.5 percent of respondents, knew about the building master plan. Of those who knew, 48 percent liked the plan and 34.4 percent did not. Plan B On Jan. 4, about 200 residents, teachers and school workers assembled at the high school for a town-hall meeting about the future of the schools. At the meeting, Gurka presented two options: If voters don't approve a bond issue and maintenance levy in May, the district - under a "Plan B" -would slash its operations budget to pay for building repairs. Plan B would include teacher reductions and class-size increases, estimated to save $750,000 annually. Busing changes would save $950,000. Elimination of middle-school sports would save $125,000. Increasing pay-to-participate would save $250,000. Here are other possible cuts and the amounts they would save: Eliminate about six remedial-support staff positions: $300,000. Eliminate three teachers and a coordinator in gifted-student services: $185,000. Reduce custodial staff hours by stopping after-hours activities by outside groups: $200,000. Cut various administrative and support-staff positions: $450,000. Eliminate eighth-grade foreign language and phase out German classes: $75,000. Reduce the number of field trips: $25,000. Cut back on professional development for staff: $25,000. Buy fewer supplies: $50,000. The total $3.5 million in annual savings would help fund Plan B building repairs, which would include replacing HVAC systems in the high and elementary schools, where students roast in summer and wear coats in the winter. Also, the district would replace sections of the middle school roof, repair parking lots, buy new buses, replace some windows and make school entrances more secure. However, the district would not have enough money under Plan B to remove asbestos from buildings, upgrade fire and security alarms, make building more handicapped-accessible, replace water pipes, install new fire sprinklers, replace furniture and flooring and improve technology infrastructure. Gurka, during a December board meeting, said Plan B was not his first choice. "It's not a wise use of dollars, but we have to make those decisions," Gurka said. "If we take funds from operating, that will hurt our educational programs and services. But we can't continue to wait." At the January town-hall meeting, attendees divided into 30 small groups and discussed the two options. Twenty-two groups advised the district to place the same bond issue and levy back on the ballot in May. "We are a district waiting for a disaster," said a Brook Park man who works for the North Royalton schools. "If you don't put this back on the ballot, this district is going to be in trouble." Some groups supporting the bond issue and levy suggested ways to improve their chances on the ballot. They said the district should better communicate accurate information, devise a better marketing plan, specify operating cuts under Plan B and stress that property values would fall without good schools. Other groups recommended coming up with other options that would involve raising and spending less money, or reducing salaries and wages instead of eliminating teacher positions. "We invite you to put on your thinking caps and see if there's another way to solve this problem," one man told district officials. A retired man said workers in the private sector, and those on fixed pensions, can't relate to cost-of-living increases and benefits that school employees receive. He said every time a levy passes, the incomes of average citizens decrease. "Older retired people just can't sign on for something like that," the man said. "That's why it (the bond issue) failed." Some brought up the "football-stadium" controversy, which has circulated for several years, as a possible reason why voters continually reject bond issues. The controversy surrounds district spending - and what some residents believe was overspending - on Serpentini Chevrolet Stadium. Gurka has always defended district spending on the stadium. It dates back to 2009, when the Ohio Department of Education ordered the schools to make the stadium bleachers and restrooms handicapped-accessible. Gurka said the schools made those upgrades, and built concession stands, while the Stadium Foundation, a private nonprofit, formed and raised money for a new track and field at the stadium. The schools contributed $2.9 million toward stadium improvements and sold a cell tower for another $525,000.
674 points by The Plain Dealer | High school Middle school North Royalton High School School College Elementary school Cuyahoga County Ohio North Royalton Ohio
Town crier for Feb. 5, 2017
ALLENSTOWN Help with activity plan The select boards of Allenstown and Pembroke invite the public to attend a meeting at the Allenstown Town Hall on Monday at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the establishment of a Suncook Village Commission and the revitalization of the surrounding area.The activity planning...
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Ex-DPS principal gets 15 months in prison
Ronnie Sims told U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts that he took $58,519 in kickbacks        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Federal Bureau of Investigation J. Edgar Hoover Elementary school Middle school Law enforcement agency Organized crime High school United States
South Elgin student's condition improving, U46 says
A South Elgin middle school student, assaulted Friday by another student, has made considerable progress, School District U46 officials said Monday afternoon. Parents in all of District U46 — not just those in Kenyon Woods Middle School, where the attack took place — received an official update...
48 points by Chicago Tribune | High school Middle school Elementary school College School types Elementary and primary schools Education Educational stages
Man, woman found shot to death in Southwest Side home
Authorities early Monday found a man and a woman shot dead in a Southwest Side home, and elsewhere, a man who was shot twice while walking outside on the West Side Monday morning, officials said. The man and woman were found in the home in the Brighton Park neighborhood Monday morning, Chicago...
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Tenn. teacher to Trump: 'Come meet my Syrian students that just got here in the last week before the ban'
"I wrote the letter to him saying I would love for you to meet these children you are keeping out," she said.       
23080 points by USA Today | High school Middle school Education Elementary school Nashville Tennessee School United States College
Tenn. teacher asks President Trump to meet her refugee students
"Come meet my Syrian students that just got here in the last week before the ban and see what they are doing at the school to help America b...       
23079 points by USA Today | High school Middle school Education Elementary school Nashville Tennessee School United States College
Ex-DPS principal gets 15 months in bribery scheme
Ronnie Sims told U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts that he took $58,519 in kickbacks       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Federal Bureau of Investigation Arraignment Plea Organized crime Elementary school Alford plea Pleas Middle school
Sunday Sitdown: New boss says Accenture working on city’s needs
Pallavi Verma is Accenture’s newly named senior managing director for the Midwest, working out of the tech-strategy company’s digital hub at the Ogilvie Transportation Center. “We take data from companies and say, ‘Where are you losing money? Where could you save money? What does your customer pattern look like? We are helping provide artificial intelligence […]
20 points by Chicago Sun-Times | High school Middle school Chicago Secondary school College Elementary school City Colleges of Chicago Richard J. Daley College
Teachers told their students everything would be OK after the election. Now, they're not so sure
For months leading up to the presidential election, elementary school teacher Ingrid Villeda tried to instill in her students a certain faith in democracy. The 18-year veteran of L.A. Unified’s schools looked for simple ways to decode the ugly back-and-forths on TV. She taught her fifth-graders...
1243 points by Los Angeles Times | High school Education School Teacher Middle school United States Anxiety Elementary school
Baltimore teacher calls students ‘punk a** n******’ who are ‘going to get shot’
A white teacher in Baltimore was fired after crossing a line with an unruly class of 8th graders. A student filmed her losing her temper and calling her black students “punk a** n*****s” who would be shot as a result of not doing their schoolwork. Read Full Article at
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Parents, religious groups protest Portland, Ore., After School Satan Club
Amy R. ConnollyPORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Parents and religious groups in Portland, Ore., protested the inaugural meetings of the After School Satan Club at local elementary and middle schools.
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Two ex-DPS principals face bribery sentencing
Ronnie Sims and Tia’Von Moore-Patton each face sentencing before U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts       
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Artisan alert: Mt. Washington fair to feature jewelry, ceramics, even pillows
Shop for ceramics, jewelry, housewares and more at Mt. Washington Made, an annual craft fair composed of neighborhood talent to be held Saturday at Mt. Washington Elementary School. The event includes colorful pottery by Pauline Wolstencroft, shown above, as well as Tracy Wilkinson, Mt. Washington...
516 points by Los Angeles Times | Visual arts Sale Decorative arts Elementary school Craft Artisan Sales Primary school
Court: Nashville teacher labeled porn videos with girls' first names
Videos found on hard drive belonging to teacher accused of recording girls undressing.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Nashville Tennessee Floppy disk Digital audio player Gérard Depardieu Parent Hard disk drive Elementary school Student
Louis A. Demely Jr., retired engineer, dies
Louis A. Demely Jr., a retired Maryland Glass engineering draftsman, ended his life Aug. 15. The Westport resident was 89. Friends said he had earlier suffered a stroke. Born in Baltimore, he spent his life on Annapolis Road in the Westport neighborhood. He attended Westport Elementary School and...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Life Elementary school Collegiality Louis College Engineering Jimmy Dorsey
Students arrested, released early over creepy clown threats

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Broncos’ Brandon Marshall meets with local students; says Terence Crutcher video a reminder “we have a long way to go”
Before the start of training camp, and long before he decided to take a knee for the national anthem, Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall decided to take a tour.
432 points by The Denver Post | Editing The Star-Spangled Banner Protest Education Primary school Elementary school The Denver Post Primary education
Remembering Carrie Collins, Littleton teacher and figure in Colorado black music community
Pioneering Littleton music teacher and supporter of opportunity for black musicians in Colorado, Carrie Beatrice Holloway Collins died last month at 85.
225 points by The Denver Post | United States House of Representatives Colorado Denver Elementary school United States Primary school Education Primary education
Heat is on L.A. school board over later start for classes
For teacher Stuart Sellz, the slick tile floor of the auditorium at Lawrence Middle School in Chatsworth made for an odd but familiar place to conduct a recent physical education class. Such coping strategies are common during the hottest months of the Los Angeles Unified School District calendar. ...
317 points by Los Angeles Times | High school Middle school College Elementary school
In ‘emergency situation,’ Concord adopts hurried plan to convert from steam heat
In an “emergency situation” Monday to ensure four city schools will be heated at this time next year, Concord school board members eschewed their traditional bidding process to instead go with trusted architects and engineers who can begin immediately working on the conversion to natural gas heat.Th...
13 points by Concord Monitor | High school Middle school Concord High School Board of directors Natural gas College Elementary school Management