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NEW YORK | Authorities: Wave of hoax bomb threats made across US

NEW YORK — A wave of bomb threats emailed Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the U.S. triggered searches, evacuations and fear — but there were no signs of explosives, and authorities said the scare appeared to be a crude extortion attempt. Law enforcement agencies across the country dismissed the threats, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Authorities: Wave of hoax bomb threats made across US

MAGALIA, Calif. | The Latest: Poor air quality shutting San Francisco schools

MAGALIA, Calif. — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 4 p.m. Most schools in San Francisco, Sacramento, Oakland and Folsom will be closed Friday as a deadly wildfire in Northern California send smoke into the Bay Area. School districts announced the closures Thursday as the region experienced some of the worst air … Continue reading MAGALIA, Calif. | The Latest: Poor air quality shutting San Francisco schools

PASADENA, Calif. | West Coast quake warning system now operational, with limits

PASADENA, Calif.  — Automated alerts from the fledgling West Coast earthquake early warning system are ready to be used broadly by businesses, utilities, schools and other entities but not for mass public notification, officials said Wednesday. “We’re making a large change from a production prototype in pilot mode to an open-for-business operational mode,” Doug Given, … Continue reading PASADENA, Calif. | West Coast quake warning system now operational, with limits

WASHINGTON | DeVos’ rocky Senate confirmation hearing turned into theater

WASHINGTON — Guns in schools to protect students from grizzly bears? Betsy DeVos endured yet another rocky confirmation hearing in the Senate to become education secretary — this time on a theater stage. In a play performed Monday at Washington’s Arena Stage theater, about a dozen student actors from local high schools posed as frustrated … Continue reading WASHINGTON | DeVos’ rocky Senate confirmation hearing turned into theater

DETROIT | Water coolers replace school drinking fountains in Detroit

DETROIT— Thousands of Detroit public schools students were told Tuesday to drink from district-supplied water coolers or bottled water on the first day of classes, after the drinking fountains were shut off because of contaminants in some water fixtures. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said last week that elevated levels of lead or copper were found in … Continue reading DETROIT | Water coolers replace school drinking fountains in Detroit

BEIRUT | UN schools for Palestinians defy funding cuts, open on time

BEIRUT  — United Nations schools for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are starting the new school year on time, despite the U.S. decision to cancel funding to the international body’s Palestinian relief agency. Students looked giddy as they arrived at the Haifa Intermediate School in Beirut’s Bir Hassan neighborhood on Monday and sat attentively through their … Continue reading BEIRUT | UN schools for Palestinians defy funding cuts, open on time

WASHINGTON | Anger over Ed Dept mulling federal money for guns in schools

WASHINGTON  — A senior Trump administration official says the Education Department is weighing whether to allow states to use federal grants earmarked for academic enrichment to purchase guns for schools. The official told the Associated Press on Thursday that the agency is reviewing legislation governing the grants to see if the money can be used … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Anger over Ed Dept mulling federal money for guns in schools

Homeland Security News: U.S. Secret Service Releases Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence

WASHINGTON – On July 12, 2018, the United States Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center released another tool in support of the effort to end the prevalence of targeted violence effecting the Nation, the world, and most importantly – our schools.  ENHANCING SCHOOL SAFETY USING A THREAT ASSESSMENT MODEL – An Operational Guide for Preventing … Continue reading Homeland Security News: U.S. Secret Service Releases Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  | New Zealand to spend billions on fixing hospitals, schools

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  — New Zealand’s government plans to spend billions of dollars rebuilding rotting hospitals and schools and improving other infrastructure as the economy continues to grow at a healthy clip. The liberal government on Thursday announced its first budget plan since winning national elections last year. It has ditched tax cuts that were … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand  | New Zealand to spend billions on fixing hospitals, schools

Montana Governor & First Lady Bullock Announce Nearly $56,000 For Montana Schools to Make Breakfast Part of the School Day

In partnership With Montana No Kid Hungry, Breakfast After The Bell Grants To Help Combat Childhood Hunger HELENA, MT – Montana Governor Steve Bullock and First Lady Lisa Bullock today announced that a total $55,743 in private grant funding has been awarded to 14 Montana schools through an ongoing partnership with Montana No Kid Hungry.  … Continue reading Montana Governor & First Lady Bullock Announce Nearly $56,000 For Montana Schools to Make Breakfast Part of the School Day

BOSTON  | Court says schools can be liable for suicides but clears MIT

BOSTON  — Schools can be held liable for student suicides in certain circumstances, Massachusetts’ highest court said Monday in a ruling that also cleared the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of responsibility for the death of a graduate student who killed himself on campus in 2009. The Supreme Judicial Court said MIT cannot be blamed for … Continue reading BOSTON  | Court says schools can be liable for suicides but clears MIT

Missouri Announces 2018 Gold Star Schools

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has named this year’s Missouri Gold Star Schools.  The program recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students. There are eight winning schools: Kingston Elementary, Kingston K-14 School District … Continue reading Missouri Announces 2018 Gold Star Schools

U.S. Dept of Education Secretary DeVos Announces New Support for Wildfire Impacted Schools in California

WASHINGTON (STL.News) U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today new federal assistance for students and schools impacted by the October 2017 California wildfires.  The California Department of Education will receive $2 million in Project SERV funds to aid in their recovery efforts. According to education officials in California, the award will specifically help to … Continue reading U.S. Dept of Education Secretary DeVos Announces New Support for Wildfire Impacted Schools in California

Schools remain closed as Germany prepares for winter storm

BERLIN/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Schools remain closed in many parts of Germany as the country prepares for a winter storm that’s expected to come in from the west and bring heavy snow, rain and gusty winds. Authorities warned Germans, especially in western and northern Germany, to not leave their homes on Thursday if possible. German Railways … Continue reading Schools remain closed as Germany prepares for winter storm

Huge swath of US hit by winter storm bringing, snow, cold

HARTFORD, Conn/January 04, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Residents across a huge swath of the U.S. were hunkered down as a massive winter storm packing snow, ice and high winds, followed by possible record-breaking cold, moved up the Eastern Seaboard, with the worst conditions expected from the Carolinas to Maine. The massive storm expected on Thursday began two days … Continue reading Huge swath of US hit by winter storm bringing, snow, cold

Vacant St. Louis schools come to life in photo exhibit

Vacant St. Louis schools come to life in a photo exhibit scheduled for September 8th ST. LOUIS, MO/August 7, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News)(Keywords: photo exhibit, St. Louis schools) Back in the spring of 2015, the St. Louis Public School District launched open houses for approximately 30 abandoned and destroyed-beyond-repair schools in hopes that potential buyers would find favor … Continue reading Vacant St. Louis schools come to life in photo exhibit

Trump tours private school in Florida, promoting choice

ORLANDO, Fla./March 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump toured a private religious school in Florida on Friday, praising it as an ideal institution for “disadvantaged children” while re-emphasizing that his education agenda will focus on school choice. Trump visited St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, dropping in on a fourth-grade classroom and shaking hands … Continue reading Trump tours private school in Florida, promoting choice