Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Academics

Hurricane Ian closes schools in Florida

Hurricane Ian threatens Florida's gulf coast this week. Several counties are being evacuated and schools shut down.

Writers sometimes struggle silently

Writer's block can feel very real for English students as they find themselves staring at a white document with a blinking cursor.

N.J. steps up climate change education

N.J. has significantly upgraded its climate change education plan for students in the state, hoping to move toward a clean-energy future.

Banned Books Week, Sept. 18-24, 2022

Banned Books Week has new significance this year, as everyone in education, from teachers to school boards, hears about inappropriate books.

Athletics

Tom Brady’s fitness program pilots in Florida schools

The NFL quarterback's fitness program is being tried in 10 schools just outside Tampa Bay. How important is the science?

Pandemic hits some high school sports participation

TX was one of 14 states that gained since 2018-19. CA retained the #2 spot despite a drop of more than 60,000 from 3 years ago.

Former Whitman teacher sexually abused students

A former teacher and rowing coach at a Md. high school was sentenced to 3 years in prison for sexually abusing students.

Arts

Parades, spirited dressing announce homecomings

School spirit steps up at high schools across the country during these weeks, culminating in a homecoming celebration.

Show choir rehearsals under way in Iowa City

Show choir competition season begins in January, but many groups are already getting their shows ready for the season, including Ia. City H.S.

Theater, confidence, & creativity in Lake Forest

The benefits of a good theater program go far beyond entertainment for audiences, although that's a big part of it.

La. may consider mandatory summer school

Louisiana has a plan to ease the state's "literacy crisis": mandatory summer school if kids need it and phonics.

Hurricane Ian closes schools in Florida

Hurricane Ian threatens Florida's gulf coast this week. Several counties are being evacuated and schools shut down.

Parades, spirited dressing announce homecomings

School spirit steps up at high schools across the country during these weeks, culminating in a homecoming celebration.

Hazardous chemicals detected on school uniforms

Dangerous chemicals, which tend to remain in the bloodstream for years, have been detected on school uniforms.

Recent Stories

Writers sometimes struggle silently

Writer's block can feel very real for English students as they find themselves staring at a white document with a blinking cursor.

N.J. steps up climate change education

N.J. has significantly upgraded its climate change education plan for students in the state, hoping to move toward a clean-energy future.

Tom Brady’s fitness program pilots in Florida schools

The NFL quarterback's fitness program is being tried in 10 schools just outside Tampa Bay. How important is the science?

Banned Books Week, Sept. 18-24, 2022

Banned Books Week has new significance this year, as everyone in education, from teachers to school boards, hears about inappropriate books.

Student Reports

Parades, spirited dressing announce homecomings

School spirit steps up at high schools across the country during these weeks, culminating in a homecoming celebration.

Hurricane Ian closes schools in Florida

Hurricane Ian threatens Florida's gulf coast this week. Several counties are being evacuated and schools shut down.

Writers sometimes struggle silently

Writer's block can feel very real for English students as they find themselves staring at a white document with a blinking cursor.

Banned Books Week, Sept. 18-24, 2022

Banned Books Week has new significance this year, as everyone in education, from teachers to school boards, hears about inappropriate books.

Show choir rehearsals under way in Iowa City

Show choir competition season begins in January, but many groups are already getting their shows ready for the season, including Ia. City H.S.

Senior at Wheeling launches a clothing drive

A successful clothing drive and giveaway were initiated and run by a senior from a high school in Chicago's northern suburbs.

Theater, confidence, & creativity in Lake Forest

The benefits of a good theater program go far beyond entertainment for audiences, although that's a big part of it.

Memorial serves many victims of mass shooting

The effects of a mass shooting, even one not at a school, cut deep into all members of a community, including schoolchildren.

Maryland & Illinois

Md. schools evacuated; suspicious package in vehicle

A suspicious package near a middle school Tuesday forced police to evacuate the school and detonate the device. A suspect is in custody.

National Blue Ribbon: 17 Illinois schools

17 Illinois schools, including 2 high schools and 1 private school, have been named National Blue Ribbon schools.

Senior at Wheeling launches a clothing drive

A successful clothing drive and giveaway were initiated and run by a senior from a high school in Chicago's northern suburbs.

Will teachers with guns have enough training?

If we bring more guns into school, we may simply be throwing fuel on an open flame; how can violence be stopped?