United States Education
Data Breach At Apple Valley Testing Vendor Exposes 52 Students
High School Students Team Up With Seniors For ‘Chelsea Place Games’
Auburn University announces hiring of new athletics director
New app helping Seminole schools track, improve tardiness issues
Ursuline teacher goes for one-of-a-kind pieces
College men's hockey: Hawks' Olson set for hometown finale
MPS, Autauga County schools closed Friday
How an Artist Learned About Freedom From ‘The Negro Motorist Green Book’
2018-01-19 14:11:34 On a recent wintry morning, the multimedia artist Derrick Adams was sitting in his cozy basement studio in Brooklyn talking about distant cities and faraway times. “It’s like reading a fairy tale book. I see the names of beauty schools and men’s clubs and taverns, and I think, ‘What does that place look like?’” Mr. Adams was referring to the establishments listed in the “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” a series of AAA-like guides for black travelers published from 1936 through 1966, and the inspiration for “Derrick Adams: Sanctuary,” an immersive installation opening at the Museum of Arts and Design (known as MAD) on Jan   Read More ...
Comey to teach course on ethical leadership for College of William & Mary
2018-01-19 14:01:03 Former FBI director James B. Comey is joining the faculty of his alma mater, the College of William & Mary, and plans to teach a course on ethical leadership at the school’s Washington center starting in the fall. Comey, whom President Trump fired last year, will have a nontenured position as an executive professor in education, the school announced Friday. His course will be offered through the W&M Washington Center to students of the public college based in Williamsburg, Va   Read More ...
Teacher’s Civil Rights display sparking conversation in and out of the classroom
2018-01-19 14:00:17 ALBUQUERUQE, N.M. (KRQE) – With Black History Month less than two weeks away, a local teacher’s passion project that has been five years in the making, is now giving students a hands-on, in-depth look at the Civil Rights Movement. At Volcano Vista High School, the walls outside of ninth grade English teacher, Susannah Ross’ room, are covered in stories of Civil Rights spanning centuries   Read More ...
Bill would add 'Bible literacy' class to Iowa public schools
2018-01-19 13:48:24 A bill introduced at the Iowa Statehouse this week would establish a public school course centered on the Bible — sparking outcry from opponents who call it an "extreme piece of legislation." If passed, Iowa would join a small but growing number of states with "Bible literacy" laws that allow or require public schools to offer such courses. Supporters say that studying the Bible for its historical and cultural influence is instrumental to understanding western civilization and the values on which America was build   Read More ...
Durham superintendent warns parents against charter schools, resegregation
2018-01-19 13:40:36 As much as he wanted to avoid talking about charter schools, Superintendent Pascal Mubenga couldn’t get around discussing their impact on Durham Public Schools during his town hall meeting Tuesday night at Hillside High School. Durham’s charter school enrollment, about 4,800 students four years ago, has climbed to nearly 6,400 students. Mubenga said that “because I’m the superintendent of DPS and not charter schools,” he didn’t want to spend too much time talking about charters, but felt compelled to do so because of the impact they have on DPS   Read More ...
More College Students Seem to Be Majoring in Perfectionism
2018-01-19 12:39:21 New data from American, Canadian and British college students indicates that perfectionism, especially when influenced by social media, has increased by 33 percent since 1989. As a psychologist, I’m not shocked. The study, published last month in the Psychological Bulletin, reflects what my colleagues and I are hearing from our clients and discussing among ourselves: As college students are returning to school after their winter breaks, many parents are concerned about the state of their mental health   Read More ...
Extra Security In Place At New Rochelle High School Following 3 Violent Incidents Involving Students
2018-01-19 12:34:50 NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Additional security will be in place Friday at New Rochelle High School as parents express concerns after three violent incidents involving students within the last eight days. A forum is expected to be held at the school next week to specifically address additional security measures, CBS2’s Janelle Burrell reported. Meanwhile, hundreds of parents packed a school board meeting Thursday night after a week of violence involving school students   Read More ...
Grants will help students pay for trip to Lincoln museum
2018-01-19 12:32:23 SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Students in five Illinois counties will get some help paying for their trip to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. The museum says in a news release that grants that will go toward transportation costs and admission fees come from the John Ulrich Foundation. Schools can apply online . The application deadline is Feb   Read More ...
Mother fears for daughter’s safety after brutal bullying attack caught on video at Staten Island school
2018-01-19 12:22:10 The mother of a student at a Staten Island high school with a deadly history of bullying says her daughter is being tormented mercilessly — and a video of the girl getting beaten up at school is going viral on social media. Sandra Riccardo said she fears for her daughter’s safety at Tottenville High School after she saw the video of her child getting attacked by another girl at school in December   Read More ...
Dual biography offers fresh insight into Adams, Jefferson
2018-01-19 12:20:10 Brown University historian Gordon S. Wood explores relationship between two Founding Fathers in "Friends Divided." By Erik J. ChaputSpecial to The Journal "Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson," by Gordon S. Wood. Penguin Press. 512 pages. $35. On May 17, 1776, an exuberant John Adams informed his wife, Abigail, that American independence had finally been declared. Two days before, the Second Continental Congress approved a radical preface to a set of resolutions calling for the creation of new state governments   Read More ...
Budget plan seeks $250M bond to launch R.I. school infrastructure improvements
2018-01-19 12:19:26 Linda Borg Journal Staff Writer @lborgprojocom PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina Raimondo's 2019 budget calls for a massive infusion of spending to repair Rhode Island's deteriorating school buildings. An engineering study recently concluded that the state's 306 public schools need $2.2 billion worth of repairs — $500 million alone to bring schools to minimum standards called "warm, safe and dry." The report found more than 50,000 deficiencies, many of them severe   Read More ...
Security Concerns At New Rochelle High School
2018-01-19 12:11:29 Parents in Westchester County are demanding action following three violent incidents involving New Rochelle High School students. CBS2's Janelle Burrell reports.   Read More ...
UCF extends in-state tuition for displaced Puerto Rican students
2018-01-19 11:03:59 UCF extends in-state tuition for displaced Puerto Rican students UCF extends in-state tuition for displaced Puerto Rican students ORLANDO, Fla. — The University of Central Florida board of trustees voted Thursday to continue offering students displaced by Hurricane Maria in-state tuition. The Board extended the tuition reduction, which started in the spring of 2018, through the spring 2019 semester for students from Puerto Rico and the U   Read More ...
10 colleges with the best return on investment
2018-01-19 10:07:21 Looking for a college that will give you a good return on your investment? You can't do better than Stanford University, according to Princeton Review, publisher of the annually updated book "Colleges that Pay You Back." Though Stanford's sticker price is a mind-numbing $63,996 for tuition, books, fees, room and board, the university provides an average of $45,318 in need-based aid to undergraduates, bringing the real cost down to a more manageable $18,678 annually   Read More ...
Data Breach At Apple Valley Testing Vendor Exposes 52 Students
2018-01-19 09:32:00 NEW YORK (AP) — A data breach at testing vendor Questar Assessment exposed personal information of about 52 students in five New York schools, state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia said Thursday. Questar, headquartered in Apple Valley, Minnesota, reported that someone accessed a small amount of “personally identifiable” information from Dec. 30 to Jan. 2, Elia said. The data included some student names, identification numbers, grade levels and teachers’ names, but not student addresses, social security numbers, disability status or test scores   Read More ...
3 middle schoolers responsible for Port Orange school vandalism, police say
2018-01-19 09:06:21 3 middle schoolers responsible for Port Orange school vandalism, police say 3 middle schoolers responsible for Port Orange school vandalism, police say PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Three middle school students have been identified and are being questioned after allegedly breaking into an elementary school and causing extensive damage. Port Orange police said students from Port Orange Middle School, a 12, 13, and 14-year-old, entered Horizon Elementary to vandalize it multiple times over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend   Read More ...
College wrestler injured after sledding accident
2018-01-19 08:30:00 SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - A Springfield College wrestler is recovering from injuries suffered in a sledding accident on campus on January 4. Springfield College said that they are aware of what happened and are working with the family of Griffin Reid who now has a traumatic brain injury and is at a rehabilitation facility in Connecticut. A spokesperson for the college told Western Mass News that it happened on the college's East Campus about a mile from the main campus   Read More ...
Oakland Mayor Apologizes to H.S. Students for Illegal Dumping by Their School
2018-01-19 08:15:52 Mayor Libby Schaaf showed up at Ralph J. Bunche Academy on Thursday to apologize for a longtime problem of illegal trash dumping near the campus which has plagued the school for years. Christin Ayers reports. (1-18-18)   Read More ...
Paterson school board taking applications to fill Irving’s vacancy
2018-01-19 08:14:20 Candidates are being asked to submit a letter and a resume. School board members will interview candidates on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 to appoint a replacement. Irving resigned on Wednesday to take a job at the New Jersey Department of Education. The appointed replacement will serve on the board until the 2019 reorganization meeting. A special election will be held in November 2018 for voters to pick a candidate to serve out the remainder of Irving’s unexpired term   Read More ...
HCC trustee Dave Wilson censured
2018-01-19 08:05:47 Houston Community College trustees narrowly voted to censure their most outspoken colleague late Thursday evening, accusing him of publicly criticizing his colleagues' votes and showing a lack of respect in the board's decision-making process, among other items. Dave Wilson, elected to the board in 2013, said Thursday that he believes he acts "in the best interest of this board and this college   Read More ...
Lakeville middle school principal on leave amid police investigation
2018-01-19 07:38:08 The principal of Century Middle School in Lakeville is on leave during a police investigation into unauthorized access to computer equipment connected to a neighboring district's network. Christopher Endicott is on leave during the investigation, Lakeville Area Public Schools said in a statement issued Wednesday. No charges have been filed. According to Apple Valley police, a woman who works at Scott Highlands Middle School in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan district reported that her iPad and phone connected to the district's server had been reset repeatedly without her doing so, and the district's IT department determined the resets had been done remotely   Read More ...
High School Students Team Up With Seniors For ‘Chelsea Place Games’
2018-01-19 07:10:38 AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– For upperclassmen at Regis Jesuit High School it started as a required assignment. A 60-hour service project at Chelsea Place, a facility for people living with memory loss. But as the students came together for these seniors, they learned just how much the older generation had to offer them. “They taught me a lot of things about life and how we should live through and overcome things that are in our way to be great people in this world,” said Regis Jesuit Junior Nic Lippert   Read More ...
No 5-A High School Sports For Now
2018-01-19 07:08:34 The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association board has voted "no" on a 5-A classification for high school sports. In a 7-2 vote the NIAA board voted down a new proposal which would have created a 5-A class that bigger southern schools would move into, while the larger schools in the north would stay 4-A along with a group from the south. Essentially everything will stay as is through the spring of 2020, however the board also voted to approve a North Valleys move to 3-A   Read More ...
Delaware Gov. Carney Addresses Jobs, Schools, Budget In Address
2018-01-19 07:08:12 DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney told lawmakers his priorities for the year include strengthening Delaware’s economy and improving its public schools, lowering health care costs and investing in public safety. Carney delivered his State of the State Address to a joint session of the General Assembly on Thursday afternoon. It came ahead a week ahead of the planned release of his budget for the next fiscal year   Read More ...
Holt High School heat malfunction sends dozens of students home
2018-01-19 07:07:17 9th grade student Jaden Lundy was one of many students who left school early to go home. Her aunt picked her up. "It was cold in there, everybody was like the heat is not working and if you get checked out its excused. People had quilts around them and everything it was crazy" Lundy said. Her aunt Destiny Manns was very upset at how the school handled the problem   Read More ...
Threat to SLT High School on Social Media Unfounded
2018-01-19 07:07:13 Police say a threat to South Tahoe High School found on social media earlier this week turned out to be unfounded. Authorities say on Monday South Lake Tahoe Police officers responded to a residence in Meyers after receiving a report that a 10th grade South Tahoe High School student had posted a possible threat on his Snapchat account about bringing a gun to school and shooting people   Read More ...
Auburn University announces hiring of new athletics director
2018-01-19 07:07:12 Greene, a graduate of Notre Dame who played in the New York Yankees' minor league system from 1998 until 2001, comes to Auburn after serving as AD at the University of Buffalo. "Serving Auburn University as Director of Athletics is a tremendous honor and an awesome responsibility," Greene stated in the release. "Time-honored traditions have helped create a culture of success at Auburn that is incredibly rare   Read More ...
This Wake County teacher dominated ‘Jeopardy!’ How will he do Thursday?
2018-01-19 06:52:21 Lee Quinn’s appearance on “Jeopardy!” this week has brought people out of the woodwork. No, they aren’t asking for cash after the Broughton High School teacher won $22,400 on the game show Wednesday. They just want to catch up, and Quinn said that’s been his favorite part of what he calls a “surreal” experience. Quinn has heard from former students, the man who mentored him when he was a student teacher at Orange High School in Hillsborough and – in the most unusual turn – a former colleague and trivia team partner whose daughter was competing on “Jeopardy!” at the same time   Read More ...
Storm Lake teen arrested for threatening classmates
2018-01-19 06:47:05 STORM LAKE, IOWA -- A 15-year-old Storm Lake, Iowa, resident was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with threats of terrorism, a class D felony. According to the Storm Lake Police Department, officers were called to Storm Lake High School after an unidentified male student made threats to harm other students in the school. Officers found a threatening note possibly penned by the student and seized it as evidence   Read More ...
House OKs some millage revenue for Michigan charter schools; bill goes back to Senate
2018-01-19 06:41:33 Charter schools in Michigan would be able to share in some millage money under legislation narrowly approved in the House in Lansing on Thursday. The bill, which passed the Michigan Senate in October, allows charters to receive a portion of the revenue generated by enhancement millages — countywide millages levied by intermediate school districts that provide additional money for the local districts within those ISDs   Read More ...
These 15 public high schools are the best for athletes in Alabama
2018-01-19 06:38:45 Niche, a website that grades high schools on everything from academics to diversity, has used its data to rank the 2018 Best High Schools in Alabama for athletes. Rankings are based on several factors: student and parent reviews of athletic programs; student participation in athletics; and the number of sports offered at the school. It’s important to note the rankings don’t factor in performance by individual teams, facilities or the number of athletes the programs send to the college level   Read More ...
A full week off? Schools announce Friday closings and delays
2018-01-19 06:38:34 Some Alabama schools are already announcing closings and delays for Friday in the wake of sub-freezing temperatures and ice that has left parts of the state paralyzed since Tuesday. Every public school district in the state was closed Wednesday as snow, ice and sub-freezing temperatures threatened icy conditions. Butler County. Butler County Schools- Closed Friday. Oxford City Schools- Delayed three hours Friday   Read More ...
Longtime DPS teacher ‘was the consummate educator’
2018-01-19 06:37:21 Throughout nearly 40 years working for Detroit Public Schools, Joyce Gallant relished her role teaching youths and pushing other teachers to further their progress. “She was the consummate educator,” said Kathleen Smith, a former associate superintendent in the district. “She was just magnificent.” Mrs. Gallant died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, after battling Alzheimer’s disease. She was 88. The longtime instructor spent most of her career at Chaney Elementary   Read More ...
Student Found With Loaded Gun At Baltimore School
2018-01-19 06:19:20 BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A student was found with a loaded gun at a Baltimore City Public School Thursday. A Baltimore school police officer recovered the loaded gun at Carver Vocational-Technical High School. The gun was found after school police received an anonymous tip. Students were stunned when they found out, most heard after dismissal. “They be getting checked in the morning, how didn’t they find that?” one student said   Read More ...
Breach at Testing Company Allows Access to 52 Students’ Data
2018-01-19 06:18:08 A data breach at the company that develops New York State’s third-through-eighth grade reading and math tests allowed an unauthorized user to access information about 52 students who took the tests by computer last spring, the state’s Education Department said on Thursday. The data that was viewed included students’ names, New York State Student Identification numbers, school names, grade levels and teacher names   Read More ...
Connecticut Supreme Court Overturns Sweeping Education Ruling
2018-01-19 06:18:04 Photo It was a 12-year legal battle that began as a challenge to Connecticut’s education funding system and came to touch on issues ranging from graduation requirements to teacher evaluations. On Wednesday, it reached its likely conclusion when the State Supreme Court said Connecticut was fulfilling its constitutional obligation to its public school students. States across the country have faced legal challenges about how they spend money in schools and whether they spend enough on poor students, but this case, Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding v   Read More ...
Loaded gun recovered at Baltimore high school
2018-01-19 06:16:51 A Baltimore school police officer recovered a loaded gun at Carver Vocational-Technical High School Thursday morning, district officials said. The gun was confiscated after school police received an anonymous tip. The student involved was arrested and taken to Central Booking for processing. “This matter was swiftly under control without incident,” city schools spokeswoman Edie House-Foster wrote in a statement. “School safety protocols were followed to ensure a safe teaching and learning environment   Read More ...
New app helping Seminole schools track, improve tardiness issues
2018-01-19 06:07:52 New app helping Seminole schools track, improve tardiness issues WEBVTT AMANDA OBER HAS THE STORY.AMANDA: FOR HIGH SCHOOLSTUDENTS, TARDINESS TO CLASS CANBE A BIG ISSUE, AND IT CAN HAVEA NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THELEARNING PROCESS FOR EVERYONE.IN SEMINOLE COUNTY,INCLUDINGHERE AT LYMAN HIGH SCHOOL,THEY'VE COME UP WITH A PRETTYUNIQUE SOLUTION.LYMAN HIGH SAYS TARDINESS TOCLASS WAS SUCH A PROBLEM,TEACHERS WOULD GIVE DISCIPLINENOTES TO ALMOST A 100 STUDENTS ADAY   Read More ...
STRANGEST University or College Degrees
2018-01-19 06:04:30 Ever wanted to major in heavy metal performance? Did you know you could take a class about wasting time on the internet? Find out what other interesting things universities are offering all over the world in today's video on the STRANGEST college degrees! Subscribe to Talltanic 10 - Top of the class… Some might read about this course, and think they would score top marks. So where would you fair? David Beckham has a degree course that is dedicated to him, well it’s called Football Culture, and as the founder says – one needs to keep up with the times! I’m not sure though that learning about Beckham is classed as keeping up with the times! 9 - Book me a spot… Yacht Operations sounds very glamorous, doesn’t it? Seriously though, it can be very hard work and you can deal with the most difficult clients you can ever imagine! You learn how to navigate and maintain a boat, and if you’re keen to expand – you can study further and learn about sailing powerboats as well   Read More ...
Appointees tell state school leaders: Bring back elected board in St. Louis
2018-01-19 06:00:22 ST. LOUIS • The three-member appointed board that governs St. Louis Public Schools voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend that the state return control of the district to the city’s elected school board, which has not held governing powers for more than a decade. The Special Administrative Board will make this recommendation to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education   Read More ...