Violent kids take over Florida’s classrooms, and they have the law on their side

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

Missed asbestos, dangerous dust: How Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin H.S. project went wrong

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