Schools

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