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Police arrest 3 young boys after two Saskatoon schools vandalized

Police arrested three young boys after two schools in Saskatoon were vandalized overnight.

It’s the second time this week that police responded to multiple calls of schools getting trashed.

It was just after 1 a.m. CST when officers were called to Pleasant Hill Community School on the 200 block of Avenue S S. They arrived to find someone had smashed in the glass by the main entranceway to get into the school.

They were investigating that scene when a second call came in that a break-and-enter was in progress at King George Community School, about nine blocks away on the 700 block of Avenue K S.

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Brick School Redistricting Plan Could Affect Four Schools

Brick Township is considering redistricting – a term for changing the geographic boundary lines – of four schools within the township, though officials say a relative few number of students will be affected.

The schools include Veterans Memorial Elementary School, Herbertsville Elementary School, Lanes Mill Elementary School and Midstreams Elementary School. The district recently completed a demographics study and have been considering the redistricting effort mainly because of class sizes being too large at VMES, officials said.

“We haven’t finalized any redsitricting plan,” said Dennis Filippone, Director of Planning, Research & Evaluation for the district. “We still have two meetings with parent groups and then we have to get it in front of the board.

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Safe Schools: Victoria’s DET can’t prove homophobic bullying

Victorian education officials have conceded there is a lack of hard evidence on the rates of homo­phobic bullying in schools to justify the state government’s decis­ion to mandate the contentious Safe School program.

Responding to questions on notice after a recent parliamentary hearing, the state’s Department of Education and Training revealed this week that it could not provide a statistical breakdown of bullying cases by cause, such as race, gender, physical appeara­nce, disability, faith or sexual preference.

The admission comes as the Andrews Labor government has committed to spending more than $2 million rolling out the Safe Schools program, developed by La Trobe University academics but now run by the department, to all public secondary schools.

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Former Major Leaguers Help Erlanger-Elsmere Schools with Anti-Bullying Project

A pair of former Major League Baseball players will be helping a local school district with a project.
Sean Casey, a former Cincinnati Reds first baseman, and Tim Flannery, who played for the San Diego Padres, have been teamed up through The Love Harder Project to support bullying prevention at Erlanger-Elsmere Schools.
They’ll be working on the Buddy Bench Project.
The Erlanger-Elsmere School District stated in a news release that the Buddy Benches will support its bullying prevention systems already in place.

“Through the positive preventative programming and bullying prevention work we do in our schools, our students collaborate daily and demonstrate appreciation and respect for one another,” said Dr.

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Hackers hit Forsyth schools server, cause disruptions

Forsyth Public Schools were hit with computer malware over the weekend, causing problems for teachers, students, parents and district administrators. The good news, Superintendent Dinny Bennett said, is that whoever did the damage “did not hack our system to take … View full post on National Cyber Security Ventures

Parents and Kalamazoo schools work separately to correct misbehavior

KALAMAZOO, MI – Kalamazoo Public Schools is finding alternatives to suspension and expulsion as forms of discipline, while an organized group of parents are frustrated with continued violence in the classroom.

Superintendent Michael Rice said the district wants to reduce the time students spend out of school because exclusionary discipline often sets the stage for students to become disenfranchised, under-perform and ultimately drop out.

A local emphasis on correcting unruly behavior in the classroom aligns with a recently-signed state law that tones down “zero tolerance” policies in regard to punishment.

Despite a steady increase in enrollment, the number of expulsions, exclusions and suspensions in Kalamazoo schools have decreased since 2006.

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Girl Brutally Attacked By Bully – School’s Response Is Disturbing

A number of local parents are complaining that a culture of bullying has developed at an elementary school in Alabama. Relating to this, a third-grader recently ended up with a concussion and two black eyes after being beaten by a bully at L.E. Wilson Elementary School in Sheffield, Alabama.

Lanny’s mother, Kelly Turpin, claims that her nine-year-old daughter was beaten by a larger girl when they disagreed.

It seems that when Turpin was called to the school, she was given the rather unbelievable explanation that her daughter “fell and was hurt accidentally”.

“The nurse started telling me my daughter fell and was hurt accidentally, but my daughter said “No mom, it wasn’t an accident”,” Turpin noted in an interview with the media.

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City’s Success Academy charter schools come out in support of transgender students

The operator of the city’s largest charter school network has come out in support of transgender kids and immigrant students, as new federal policies are fill some local families with fear.

In the letter sent to home to families and delivered to staffers Monday, Success Academy network founder Eva Moskowitz urged educators, students and parents to guard against the bullying of transgender students after the Trump administration moved to revoke federal guidelines allowing those kids to use restrooms that correspond to their gender identity.

Moskowitz wrote the federal changes would not affect policies at her schools allowing transgender kids to use the bathrooms they prefer.

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Supreme Court to Weigh Whether Pension Rules Apply to Church Schools, Hospitals

The justices will decide whether religious affiliates must adhere to the federal law that regulates private pension plans or whether a “church plan” exemption still applies.

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We All Have a Race Problem (and Need to Discuss It) – The Intersection: Culture and Race in Schools – Education Week Teacher

We are all struggling with race. We are all operating in a racist society. Unless we talk about it, we can’t fixing it.

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