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Arts Education = Safer Schools and More Prosperous Communities

Kristen Paglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kristen Paglia

This week my kids' public elementary school, a high performing school in a "good" neighborhood, was in lockdown (again) for violent intruders on campu...

From Arizona Shootings, Teachable Moments

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

The horrific Tucson shootings are a reminder of the lessons to be learned from the campuses, buildings and design priorities of our nation's schools.

Controlling Guns, One Class at a Time

Pamela Kripke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Pamela Kripke

At what tick on the clock did the sentiment change, did fear and horror turn to acquiescence? When did the expected human response flip to the aberrant one?

School Bus Cameras Send Tickets To Reckless Drivers In School Zones

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Ever felt the urge to pass that school bus in your way? You may want to think twice. New cameras being installed on school buses are meant to catch p...

No 'Golden Voice' To Fall Back On: Homeless Man Breaks Into Elementary School To Survive

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Without a prospect or 'golden voice,' Kendall Cleveland had to survive somehow. WTVF reports that after weeks of shadowy sightings and missing sup...

How The Philadelphia School District Failed Its Students

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In the case of South Philadelphia High School in the Philadelphia School District, however, the school and its district failed in their quality of education and bulling in schools.

Building Schools that Work

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

In 1902 Booker T. Washington was at the dedication of a school in the District of Columbia. The school, the Armstrong Manual Training Academy, had be...

Have Your Say: Who Is Responsible When Students Disappear?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When a student disappears from school, or is left on a school bus, or drowns on a school field trip, who should be held accountable? N.M. mother Sara...

'National Safe Schools Week' Puts The Spotlight On School Violence

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

According to national data, almost 8 percent of students reported being "threatened or injured with a weapon" on school grounds in 2009. Findings fro...

Los Angeles Parents Take Action To Improve A Failing School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A group of concerned Los Angeles parents are planning to take action to improve what they say is a dangerous local school. New California legislation...

Back to School

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Antonio Villaraigosa

We are entering a new era of accountability and reform in the Los Angeles education system, where public schools strive for metrics-driven change -- and are held accountable to achieve it.

Remembrances of the Angels

John Kuenster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
John Kuenster

In writing Remembrances of the Angels I felt as I did in the beginning--that tragedies such as Our Lady of the Angels School fire should never be forgotten. The deaths and injuries of the students and nuns, the emotional wounds inflicted on parents, relatives, and survivors, represent a horrible price to pay for the improved fire safety of our schools today.

Thousands Of California Lunch Boxes Recalled For Lead | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

About 56,000 lunch boxes distributed by California in an effort to promote healthful eating may contain lead, and state officials Thursday urged consu...