School Risk

By Carl Southwell | Trends in school-related risk

New D.C. schools chancellor under scrutiny for overspending in California district he led

Antwan Wilson came to Washington nine months ago to become chancellor of the city’s school system, a surprise choice by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, who said she picked the Oakland, Calif., public schools chief because he was a “proven manager” who brought fiscal stability to that district.<p>But just a …

Education

Teacher arrested after texts reveal relationship with student

Authorities arrested a teacher for having an inappropriate relationship with one of her students after his mother uncovered the evidence.

Crime

What 150 Years of Education Statistics Say About Schools Today

Even before there was a federal education department, there was a federal education statistics agency. The National Center for Education Statistics …

Education

Alta Energy Delivers Cost Savings to California Public Schools with Solar on Portable Classrooms

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#EdLeaders--Alta Energy installed solar on 65 portable classrooms at Poway USD, saving the district $250,000 per …

Renewable Energy

'Protect the Kids.' California Teacher Was Ready to Sacrifice Himself to Save Students from Mass Shooter

When a gunman smashed through the gates of Rancho Tehama Elementary School, opened fire and tried to get inside the building, veteran teacher Ken …

Education

'In Harm's Way,' School Staff Saved Students During Tehama Shooting

One day after a gunman killed four people and put 10 others in the hospital, authorities are still picking through the seven crime scenes the rampage left behind in Rancho Tehama, Calif., including the local elementary school. As they do so, a few key facets of the chaotic day are beginning to …

Crime

Genius Hour in Elementary School

We’ve all heard legends of Google employees being able to spend 20 percent of their workweek exploring topics of their choosing. Some of our favorite …

California sheriff says gunman tried to get into rooms at elementary school to shoot more kids, ...

Updated: Nov 14, 2017 - 7:41 PM<p>RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) - California sheriff says gunman tried to get into rooms at elementary school to …

Education

California’s crisis with athletic trainers: High school athletes are at risk

Javier Venegas, a 21-year-old distance runner for Golden West College, suddenly collapsed on the track one afternoon in late January.<p>He wasn’t …

College & University

3 dead after shooting in Northern California elementary school

Authorities said at least three people are dead following a shooting at an elementary school in Northern California on Tuesday morning. Among the dead are the gunman, who was killed by police, authorities said.<p>“At this point the suspected shooter is deceased by law enforcement bullets,” Tehama …

Crime

Boys Read Better When There Are More Girls in Class, Study Finds

Having more girl classmates may help boys and girls alike boost their reading skills, according to a new study in the Journal of School Effectiveness …

Education

Palos Verdes High Student Charged in South L.A. Murder Will Study Off-Campus After Parents’ Backlash

A Palos Verdes High School student charged with murder in an alleged gang shooting will no longer attend classes on campus, instead attending an …

Crime

3-year-old with allergies dies after school feeds him grilled cheese sandwich

- A Harlem pre-K school was closed by the city after a 3-year-old boy with a dairy allergy was reportedly given a grilled cheese sandwich to eat.<p>It …

Foodies

Equality California Institute launches safe and supportive schools survey

LOS ANGELES – Nov. 3, Equality California Institute (EQCAI) officially launched its Safe and Supportive Schools Index by distributing a survey to …

Education

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Sexually active students must be reported to law enforcement or state officials, Ore. school district says

Teachers and staff in the Salem-Keizer school district — which includes more than 40,000 students — were recently told that if they learn or merely suspect a student is sexually active, they must report it to law enforcement or state officials.<p>According to Oregon law, anyone under 18 years old …

Education

The secretive industry of social media monitoring

It was mid afternoon on a Brooklyn college campus when an unexpected phone call sent a chill through the school. The caller warned that a student, …

Surveillance
Education

Police kill parent who held teacher hostage at elementary school, ending tense standoff

SWAT officers on Tuesday evening swarmed a Riverside elementary school classroom and shot a parent who had taken a teacher hostage, ending an hours-long standoff.<p>The parent, identified as Luvelle Kennon, 27, of Riverside died later at a hospital, said Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback.<p>The …

Crime

Teacher held hostage by parent freed after Riverside classroom standoff

<i>Students are escorted off campus at Castle View Elementary School in Riverside on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. A man held a 70-year-old teacher hostage in</i> …

Southern California

New law prohibits teachers with permits from carrying guns on campus

ANDERSON, Calif. - Starting January 1, 2018, California school employees with concealed carry permits will no longer be able to bring firearms on …

Gun Control

Gunman arrested in attempted abduction of 13-year-old in Rancho Palos Verdes

A Rancho Palos Verdes man was arrested Monday for allegedly trying to kidnap a 13-year-old girl at gunpoint as she was walking to school, sheriff’s …

Crime

California map shows hot spots of homeless students

Explore our map showing the percentage of homeless students as reported by California's more than 10,000 schools.

Maps

Pennywise Isn’t Welcome at Los Angeles Public Schools, as District Continues Its Clown Ban for Halloween

The creepy "It" character is predicted to be a hot Halloween costume — just don't bring him on campus.<p>They all float down here. Except, apparently, …

American Horror Story

California Mom Supplied Drugs to Local High School

San Diego police have arrested a 48-year-old mother who is suspected of supplying drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes to high school students.Kimberly …

Crime

Legislation undoes Kern High School District policy allowing concealed guns on campuses

With the flick of a pen, Governor Jerry Brown undermined months of work Saturday that some California school districts — including Kern High School …

Education

What the Supreme Court Says About Sitting Out the National Anthem

Some public schools are telling student athletes they can't kneel during the anthem – but that's unconstitutional<p>When the president uses what used to …

Education

Why school vaccinations are needed

Outbreaks of infectious diseases are a lot like hurricanes. They pop up out of nowhere, they sweep over large areas and they leave a path of …

Public Health

Calif. Teacher Allegedly Contaminated Flutes With Bodily Fluids

Federal officials are investigating flutes, possibly contaminated by bodily fluids, that were given to students from school districts across Southern …

U.S. Postal Service