Opinion: Should Schools Block Social Media sites on their Computers?
Social media has enabled us to create, share, and exchange information, ideas, career interests, and other forms of expression via virtual constituencies and nets as an interactive technology for the past few decades. By doing so, it has also cultivated what we often receive today, the “Digital rhetoric.” One can do so by informing, persuading, and inspiring an audience through digital media composed and distributed via social media outlets.
OCCHS Holds Annual Awards Day
Obion County, TN- Obion County Central High School held their Annual Awards Day for the 2021-2022 school year on May the 11th. One student from each class offered at OCCHS is selected to receive the Academic Award. OCCHS currently offers 108 courses for their students.
Arizona Third Graders Receive College Scholarships
A local nonprofit has provided college scholarships to all third graders at an Arizona school. The full-ride scholarships will be awarded to 63 third-grade students at Bernard Black Elementary School, located in Phoenix.
The Philly Four: Officials recommend masking as COVID cases rise, busy season begins
City expects appeals after new property valuations. Philadelphia conducted its first valuations of property in three years and decided to raise rates on residential buildings. The new valuations raise property tax on residential premises by an average of 31% from the 2019 rate. Property owners can begin informally appealing the valuation by requesting a "First Level Review" by the Office of Property Assessment.
For some Forsyth County families, hybrid schools offer the best of both worlds
(Forsyth County, GA) On a sunny day that feels more like summer than early May, Dr. Melissa Shipman is smiling outside the building that will soon become the new home of Learnwell, a hybrid school serving the Forsyth County area. The school, which began in 2017, started as a way to support homeschooling families virtually with teaching tips and curriculum ideas. But in 2021, Dr. Shipman and her family took a leap of faith and opened a physical location at the Bluegrass Village office park.
Summer SNAP program receives record $2.8M in funding
(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) The program, which helps low-income families feed school-aged children in the Summer, has received a record $2.8 million in funding to increase benefits for 28,000 students.
Florida governor approves law requiring students to learn about the dangers of communism, here are some of the topics
Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis just signed HB 395 into law which requires public schools to teach students about the dangers of Communism and the victims who have been prosecuted throughout history for speaking out against Communist regimes.
Connecticut lawmakers pass mandate requiring schools to teach Asian American history
Until now, most public schools have not been required to teach Asian American or Pacific Islander history as part of their curriculum. However, Connecticut lawmakers have set out to change that.
Fremont USD supporting 'Bike to the Moon Week'
(Alexey Furman / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) Some schools within the Fremont Unified School District are participating in the 'Bike to the Moon Week.'. Schools will track 'moon miles' with the collective county goal of 286,900.
The Philly Four: Middle schoolers getting screened for weapons in Philadelphia
Philadelphia public schools began periodically screening students for weapons on Monday. Weapons screenings were already being utilized in Philadelphia high schools but on Monday middle schools were added to the protocol. The screenings will be conducted at six schools per day and will be handled by school safety personnel who will use hand wand metal detectors and search through students' bags.
Clay County School Board approves new career academy at Middleburg High
"The Garber Academy of Automotive Services at Middleburg High School" will open for the 2022-2023 school year. The school board voted unanimously in favor of the new career and technical education program.
Amie Carter lays out positions for school superintendent campaign
Amie Carter is running for Sonoma County School SuperintendentAmie Carter Campaign material. This year after over a decade of Steve Harrington in the role, Sonoma County will have a new superintendent of schools. The position heads up the Sonoma County Office of Education, oversees county-wide education initiatives, and maintains fiscal oversight for Sonoma County’s 40 school districts.
Kid has the munchies; Mom wants to blow up school
The urban dictionary defines the word “hangry” as “when you haven't eaten in a while, and then you become really angry/mad.”. But this is a bit different. It’s a tale about an entitled woman who felt her child’s hunger was more important than the safety and peace of mind of a school full of children and their parents.
Green Cove Springs is now the largest municipality in Clay County
The 2020 Census shows the population of Green Cove Springs increased by 42 percent compared to 2010. As a result, the number of Green Cove residents went from 6,908 to 9,786, making it the largest municipality in Clay County.
U.S. News ranks best high schools in Clay County, metro area
U.S. News & World Report ranks three Clay County schools in the top 15 on the list of Best High Schools in the Jacksonville, FL metro area. There are 81 high schools in the area and 15 in Clay County.
ALCO Board of Education to host meeting on school district organization tonight
(Michael Loccisano / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The Alameda County Board of Education has a hybrid meeting Tuesday night. Tuesday night's meeting, which starts at 6:35 and will be streamed over Zoom, will deal with school district reorganization.
The Philly Four: Study finds poor students receive less funding under current system
Philadelphia high school named top 10 in the country. Julia R. Masterman Secondary School in Philadelphia was named the 10th best high school in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. The list is determined by ranking criteria like college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates.
Want to live in a renovated school? Now’s your chance!
The school turned house in Las Animas County.Courtesy of the current owners / Zillow. For $125,000 you could be the proud new owner of a 1920s school turned home. With more than 9,000 square feet, the home in unincorporated Las Animas County features hardwood floors throughout, tall ceilings, large rooms and is heated by wood-burning stoves.
NJDEP Identifies Common Health Hazards in New Jersey Schools
New Jersey has over 18,000 known contaminated sites under remediation and tens of thousands of additional sites that completed or are still in the process of cleaning up. Some of our state’s public schools sit on or near these contaminated sites.
Clay County District Schools avoids teacher staffing shortages despite pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused labor shortages across the nation in various fields, calling attention to pay and retention rates in certain jobs. One field, in particular, that has been dramatically affected has been staffing shortages in schools.