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First armed school marshals trained in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH -- The first seven school marshals in Texas -- armed employees in the classroom, ready to respond to an active shooter situation -- are being trained in Fort Worth at Tarrant County College's Northwest campus. The new class of law enforcem ...

CU survey: Only 9% of faculty members identify as Republicans

A University of Colorado social climate study found that while the majority of students, faculty members and employees feel respected on the campuses, there are some areas for improvement, including respect for political affiliation. The Board of Reg ...

California teacher tenure ruling may fuel debate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers Tuesday, saying such laws harm students — especially poor and minority ones — by saddling them with bad teachers who are almost impossible ...

Commencement speaker rebukes students for their efforts to limit speech

The stunning move by a commencement speaker at Haverford College on Sunday to use the celebratory occasion to lambaste students who had protested against another speaker drew a standing ovation by many but also sharp criticism. William G. Bowen, form ...

2+2=What? Parents rail against Common Core math

An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil." What could be so horrible? Grade-school math. As schools around the U.S. implement national Co ...

Harvard to host satanic black mass

Harvard and the Archdiocese of Boston are locked in a showdown over Satan as a club run by the Ivy League college's extension school prepares to host a controversial "satanic black mass" on campus next week. The mass will be re-enacted by Satanic Tem ...

Eric Holder Warns Schools About Bias Against Illegal Aliens

[caption id="attachment_3045" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a 32-year-old court ruling, school districts continue to raise barriers to enrollment for children brought into the U.S. illegally, the Obam ...

Public Schools Fail

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Handing out dismal grades, the Nation's Report Card says America's high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy. Only about one-quarter are performing proficiently or bett ...

CA Middle School assignment questioned validity of the Holocaust

Rialto -- The Rialto Unified School District is defending an eighth-grade assignment that asks students to debate in writing whether the Holocaust was "merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain." The district says the ass ...

What are parents for?

[caption id="attachment_31306" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]MIDDLETOWN -- With a successful breakfast program established this year, the school district has begun testing a supper program for students participating in after-s ...


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