School Risk

By Carl Southwell | Trends in school-related risk

K-12: ‘Tidal wave of expenses’ in looming California school budget crisis

SAN JOSE — Faced with significant salary hikes and ballooning health benefit and pensions, school districts across the state scrambled to balance …

Education

L.A. school board salaries more than double to $125,000 a year

There’s one thing that past and current Los Angeles school board members seem to agree on: They’ve been underpaid.<p>Members of an obscure city commission agreed, and on Monday they voted to give L.A. Board of Education members a 174% raise that will take effect in 60 days. Board members who have no …

California

Up to two thirds of California school districts face insolvency

California's public school system is being battered through a combination of forces that may ultimately conspire to destroy it. Across the state, …

Education

Sexual Abuse at Choate Went On for Decades, School Acknowledges

Choate Rosemary Hall, the elite Connecticut boarding school, said on Thursday that at least 12 former teachers had sexually molested — and, in at least one case, raped — students in a pattern of abuse dating to the 1960s.<p>The allegations in a report prepared by an investigator for the board of …

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Private schools kept decades of sexual abuse secret

<b>HARI SREENIVASAN</b>: The past couple of years have brought new revelations about sexual abuse at private schools. At least eight private schools in New …

Are School Police Feeding the School-to-Prison Pipeline?

« 2018 Election Will Rock California Education | Main<p>| No comments<p><b>By Marquisha Spencer</b><p>By age 10, a young black boy with multiple siblings, raised in …

LAPD Chief Beck personally arrests officer on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old

A Los Angeles police officer was arrested Thursday and accused of having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 15-year-old member of the department’s cadet program, the latest embarrassment stemming from an investigation into thefts and other misconduct tied to the program, Chief Charlie Beck said.<p>…

Policing

Conn. teacher allegedly had sex with special education student

A Connecticut high school teacher was charged with second-degree sexual assault after admitting to police she had an illicit relationship with a …

Married middle school teacher arrested for sex romps with underage student

- A married Kentucky teacher has been accused of sexually assaulting an underage student while working as a teacher at two different schools, reports …

California bill would relax supervision of sex offenders

<i>Advocates for changes in California's sex offender registration law say it unfairly lumps dangerous criminals with people who pose no threat to</i> …

Southern California

One of 2 girls shot at grade school picnic tells dad, 'We didn't stand a chance'

Emerson Hart was in Michigan City, Ind., when he was told only that his 13-year-old daughter, Dakayla, was hurt and in the hospital.<p>He didn't know she and another girl, 7, had been shot while at an elementary school picnic on the South Side on Friday afternoon, she in the hand and the younger girl …

Policing

California school student pricks schoolmates with needle

FREMONT, Calif. — A San Francisco Bay Area school district advised the families of 14 elementary school students to take their kids to doctors after …

Harvard withdraws 10 acceptances for ‘offensive’ memes in private group chat

The Facebook messaging group was at one point titled “Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens.”<p>It began when about 100 members of Harvard College’s incoming freshman class contacted each other through the university’s official Class of 2021 Facebook group. They created a messaging group where …

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California School at Risk of Earthquake Damage Closing

Darian Somers | March 23, 2017<p>When it comes to safety, these states have low rates of both violent and property crime.<p>Casey Leins | April 25, …

California's State Board of Education votes to close 2 Celerity charter schools

California’s State Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to shutter two Los Angeles charter schools run by a nonprofit that is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education and the inspector general for the Los Angeles Unified School District.<p>Some parents and teachers at the …

Education

Superintendent: Bus driver evacuated 56 students in less than a minute during fire

breaking<p>Updated:Wednesday, May 10 2017 6:33 AM EDT2017-05-10 10:33:43 GMT<p>Power lines are down on Folly Road, Charleston County dispatchers say. Lanes …

Officials: Principal did alert bosses about teacher, student relationship

Charleston County School District officials did an about-face last week and acknowledged that a magnet school principal took steps last year to …

Crime

Two dead after shooting at Dallas area college, police say

Two people were found dead on the campus of a Dallas-area college that was locked down after reports of gunshots there Wednesday, police said.<p>Authorities said the shooting was believed to be a possible murder-suicide after officers found the bodies of a gunman and a second person, said Officer …

Policing

President of Buena Park School District arrested on suspicion of trafficking in child pornography

The president of the Buena Park School District Board has been arrested on suspicion of trafficking in child pornography, Fontana police said Thursday.<p>Dennis Brian Chambers, 50, was allegedly found with thousands of pornographic videos and images of children on an electronic storage device after …

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California’s kindergarten vaccination rates hit new high

SACRAMENTO – A controversial 2015 state law requiring almost all California schoolchildren to be fully vaccinated to attend public or private school …

Group Wants Processed Meat Banned At Two California School Districts

LOS ANGELES (AP) – An advocacy group sued the Los Angeles school district for serving hot dogs and other processed meats to students, arguing that …

Eight Steps to Rewrite the Special Education Script

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act entitles students to a better education than they often receive, writes Brent Betit.

Education

Will Cameras in Special Education Classrooms Protect Students?

6:17<p>To help prevent students with disabilities from being abused at school, Texas now requires cameras in special education classrooms upon request. …

Better locker rooms: It's not just a transgender thing

Several cases working their way through the legal system have placed a national spotlight on the issue of transgender access to bathrooms. While some …

Parents See Benefits in Spec. Ed. Vouchers, But No Silver Bullet

For students with disabilities, vouchers can help open the door to private school attendance, but they come with trade-offs, including the loss of …

Education

School bus routes are expensive and hard to plan. We calculated a better way

Here’s a math problem even the brightest school districts struggle to solve: getting hordes of elementary, middle and high school students onto buses …

A-F School Rankings Draw Local Pushback

Critics, including some local superintendents, call a method adopted by at least 18 states simplistic, while backers see it as transparent and easy …

Education