By BRITTANY WALLMAN and MEGAN O'MATZ South Florida Sun-Sentinel. DEC. 10, 2019 Out of the blue, the student balled his fists and punched his teacher in the face, pummeling her until she was dazed and crying, a police report says. By the time a calm returned to Northeast High in Oakland Park, two teachers and an aide were … Continue reading Violent kids take over Florida’s classrooms, and they have the law on their side
by Wendy Ruderman and Kristen A. Graham, Updated: October 18, 2019 The Philadelphia Inquirer A few weeks into the school year, Benjamin Franklin High and Science Leadership Academy parents received an urgent note: Damaged asbestos had been discovered inside ducts in the boiler room and first-floor SLA commons. The Philadelphia School District shut the building to students on Oct. 1, … Continue reading Missed asbestos, dangerous dust: How Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin H.S. project went wrong
By Laura Meckler and Kate Rabinowitz September 12, 2019 The number of children attending U.S. public schools with students of other races has nearly doubled over the past quarter-century, a little-noticed surge that reflects the nation’s shifting demographics, a Washington Post analysis has found.