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1 hr ago | WXOW-TV La Crosse
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.
2 hrs ago | Times-Herald
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.
4 hrs ago | TwinCities
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whittier Police Sgt. Jason Zuhlke shows earlier this year the recently acquired MRAP military personnel carrier that will be used for the department's SWAT team.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:23 am
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