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Volume 11, Issue 8
February 23, 2012
School Votes Not to Appeal Prayer Banner Case
A Rhode Island public school committee on Thursday voted not to appeal a federal court decision ordering the removal of a prayer banner displayed in a high school. The Cranston School Committee cast the 5-2 vote at a public hearing to discuss a lawsuit that had been brought on behalf of 16-year-old atheist Jessica Ahlquist, a junior at Cranston High School West.
NC School: Teacher's Mistake at School Lunch Led to Upset Calls of Government Meddling
It was a tale of government meddling that outraged radio talk show hosts and a pair of Congress members: A 4-year-old was forced to dump her packed lunch and eat a state-dictated cafeteria lunch of chicken nuggets. Now school officials are blaming a teacher's error in making sure the child had a nutritious meal.
Big Bucks Attract High School Grads To Mining
This spring, some high school grads in Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Nevada may see some good job prospects. The recent spike in metal prices, combined with a shortage of miners, means mining companies are hiring. So some teens are opting not to go to college, and instead are heading underground.
Seeking Money, Texas Schools Turn to Advertisements
The rooftop of a suburban high school is not a location that companies usually consider prime advertising real estate. But in Humble Independent School District, it may be. The district's high school lies directly in a flight path for Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
Middle School Students in San Jose Show Creative Flair in Cooking Contest
Young people today are not only eating healthy food, they're cooking it, too. Middle school students in San Jose Unified School District were up for the challenge when Sodexo, the company that provides food services for a variety of institutions, sponsored its Future Chefs 2012 contest.
Cincinnati School Pays Students to Attend; While Chicago School Fines Those Who Don't Behave
In Cincinnati, a high school on Monday started paying its students to show up, buckle down and behave themselves. In Chicago, a high school is fining students who don't behave themselves.
Colorado Senate Passes Safe2Tell School Safety Bill
The Colorado Senate on Tuesday voted unanimously to pass a bill that improves the way students can anonymously reach out to adults about dangerous, violent or criminal activities.
Schools Will Now Use Google Maps to Decide on Admissions
Amid complaints that schools were manipulating nursery admissions under Economically Weaker Section category by taking advantage of the sole distance criterion, some of them have now opted for Google Map to make the selection "fair and transparent".
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