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Volume 11, Issue 5
February 2, 2012
School Bans Fuzzy Boots Used To Hide Cell Phones
Starting Monday the Philadelphia suburban district is banning the wearing of fuzzy open-top boots, including the popular Ugg brand, to middle school classes because students have been stashing cell phones in the loose footwear, according to district director of community relations John Armato.
Study Proves New Small Schools are Key to Student Success
Stoked by the teachers union, supposed parental advocates holler whenever City Hall shutters a failing school. The cry goes up that the Education Department is depriving students of an institution that has long served a community, no matter how terrible that service has been. This has been a lie. Now it is a proven lie.
One-Room School Also One-Student School
At a time when many schools are concerned about overcrowded classrooms, the Sunset school in this ranching community has a different problem — keeping its lone student at her desk so it can remain open.
NYC Opens High School for Software Engineering
This September, New York City Will Open a New Public High School Dedicated to Training Children in Software Development and Engineering.
Some Call Healthy L.A. School Lunches Inedible
New federal guidelines aimed at making school lunches more nutritious were announced this past week. It may seem like a welcome trend, but in the Los Angeles school district, many students are calling healthier inedible.
Two Devon Primary Schools to Scrap Hot Meals
Two Devon primary schools are scrapping hot school meals because they say they cannot afford to buy them any more.
School Celebrates New Library as a Success of 2009 Referendum
Three years ago to the day, “it was hanging in the balance,” Elgin Community College President David Sam said.
Teacher: I Won’t ‘Teach and Shut Up’
I remember the moment I stopped resenting the deduction in my paychecks that went to my union. It took me three years, and happened suddenly. Halfway through my third year of teaching music, in 2007, administrators in my St. Louis district decided to cut student time in the arts by 64 percent at the middle-school level as part of a plan to improve student test-scores. Appalled, I sent an email to my fellow arts teachers across the district asking what we were going to do.
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