Saturday, April 18, 2015

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Preliminary results show nearly 15 percent of New Jersey high school juniors and less than 5 percent of grades three through eight refused to take a new standardized test being given for the first time this year in all districts, state education officials said Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Their musical performances pack college auditoriums, though they play no instruments.
A caller awaited Central High School's principal when he arrived at school Wednesday: Mayor Nutter. The city's chief executive, it turns out, had read an Inquirer story detailing the plight of Central's RoboLancers, the student-led robotics program. The team recently won the organization's top honor and a pass to its world championship in St. Louis next week - but needed $35,000 to get there.
Voters tell pollsters that education is the No. 1 issue in this year's mayoral election.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Limited testing has been successful Friday in Nevada for the troubled Common Core assessments, but now the state is offering school districts an out.
The protesters said the community has not been involved in decision-making. They were escorted from the auditorium after a testy exchange.
The subject was one kids don't want to talk about: online predators. On Thursday, the entire student body at the Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Radnor Township - about 400 in kindergarten through eighth grade - participated in Project iGuardian, an online safety initiative started last year by the Department of Homeland Security.
US-USA-IPADS-SHCOOLS:Los Angeles schools seeking refund over botched iPad plan: LA Times
Rowan University announced Tuesday that its 34 public safety officers have begun using body cameras. The devices will be activated when officers respond to incidents, including theft, assault, and illegal alcohol or drug use, which are the most common offenses on campus.
A former high school administrator was awarded a $5 million settlement for severe injuries she sustained when she slipped on wet flooring glue at her...
The RoboLancers needed to raise $35,000 to attend a national competition next week in St. Louis.
Karren Dunkley doesn't do things halfway. When the news became public last week that one of her teachers had won citywide recognition for his work, the principal of Parkway Center City High School grabbed a plastic bucket and a stray piece of wood from the art room, rounded up two dozen random staffers and students, and led a drumming, cheering procession into the teacher's room.
'Students Speak!' is a written and video essay campaign that lets students advocate for full and fair funding for city schools.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series "Game of Thrones."
More than 500 students in the city school district have been excused from taking the PSSA test, up from 20 last year, officials said.
BCC will increase its per-credit costs by $6 next year, a 4.63 percent increase that will see annual costs for a full-time student rise to $3,974, from $3,626.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Limited testing has been successful Friday in Nevada for the troubled Common Core assessments, but now the state is offering school districts an out.
The protesters said the community has not been involved in decision-making. They were escorted from the auditorium after a testy exchange.
Angry over a plan to close a small city high school, several dozen students said Thursday that they would fight to keep Kensington Urban Education Academy open.
The subject was one kids don't want to talk about: online predators. On Thursday, the entire student body at the Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Radnor Township - about 400 in kindergarten through eighth grade - participated in Project iGuardian, an online safety initiative started last year by the Department of Homeland Security.
US-USA-IPADS-SHCOOLS:Los Angeles schools seeking refund over botched iPad plan: LA Times
Trans Lualhati is building a prosthetic hand for James Stewart, a La Salle employee with a birth defect.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Their musical performances pack college auditoriums, though they play no instruments.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Preliminary results show nearly 15 percent of New Jersey high school juniors and less than 5 percent of grades three through eight refused to take a new standardized test being given for the first time this year in all districts, state education officials said Wednesday.
A caller awaited Central High School's principal when he arrived at school Wednesday: Mayor Nutter. The city's chief executive, it turns out, had read an Inquirer story detailing the plight of Central's RoboLancers, the student-led robotics program. The team recently won the organization's top honor and a pass to its world championship in St. Louis next week - but needed $35,000 to get there.
Rowan University announced Tuesday that its 34 public safety officers have begun using body cameras. The devices will be activated when officers respond to incidents, including theft, assault, and illegal alcohol or drug use, which are the most common offenses on campus.
Voters tell pollsters that education is the No. 1 issue in this year's mayoral election.
More than 500 students in the city school district have been excused from taking the PSSA test, up from 20 last year, officials said.
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