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Education
11:18 am
Tue June 24, 2014

New Approaches To Discipline Strive To Keep Kids Out Of Jail

A jury of 9th-graders is sworn in at a "teen court" session in Michigan.
Jennifer Guerra Michigan Radio

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 6:14 pm

School's out for the summer. For young people in New York City, if last summer was any guide, that may mean they're less likely to be arrested.

The connection between young people, especially poor boys of color, getting into trouble in school and getting into trouble with the law is known as the "school-to-prison pipeline."

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2013 TN General Assembly
6:30 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Some Tennessee Teachers Could Go Armed Under Advancing Bill

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A proposal meant to put more armed guards in Tennessee schools has begun moving forward in the General Assembly. It offers money for schools to hire retired police officers and allows teachers with law enforcement backgrounds to carry a gun to class.

Whether a retired officer hired part-time as a security guard or a teacher already on the payroll, both would have to go through at least 40 hours of special training.

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Education
2:00 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Stewart Co. Closes Schools for Second Time This Year

Stewart County, Tennessee schools are closing due to student illness for the second time this year. Transportation Director Eric Watkins says because a large number of students are out sick, the district will not hold classes tomorrow, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

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Education
12:41 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Three Regional Schools Get or Renew Accreditation

Three area school systems have achieved voluntary school accreditation. Graves County Schools and Marshall County Schools have first-time accreditation from the AdvancED/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). McCracken County Schools renewed its accreditation.

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Government
6:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Lawmaker wants to expand the availability of EpiPens in schools

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A Kentucky state lawmaker wants to expand EpiPen use in schools. EpiPens are used to stop the effects of allergic reactions, and currently, state law only allows students with allergies to carry the devices. But Representative Addia Wuchner says not all students are aware of their allergies, and she will again file a bill that would allow schools to carry EpiPens for general use.

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Education
2:51 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Toyota gives grant to help early childhood academies

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Automaker Toyota is helping Kentucky schools expand an early childhood learning program.

Toyota is giving $115,000 to open 10 more Born Learning programs in the commonwealth. The 10 elementary schools are Hiseville Elementary in Glasgow; Crabbe Elementary in Ashland; Burgin Elementary in Burgin; May Valley Elementary in Prestonsburg; Grandview Elementary in Bellevue; East Calloway Elementary in Murray; H.W. Wilkey Elementary in Leitchfield; Berea Elementary in Berea; Farley Elementary in Paducah; and Boston Elementary in New Haven.

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Education
10:08 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Illinois Emergency Management Makes Tornado Video

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Illinois officials are encouraging school administrators and teachers across the state to talk to students about tornado safety when they return to classes this fall. To help get the message across, the state Emergency Management Agency has just released a video on tornado preparedness and is asking school administrators and others to watch it.  The agency says the video outlines steps such as identifying shelter space within school buildings and plans they can make to move students to shelter if there is a threat of a tornado.

Government
9:39 am
Thu July 26, 2012

IL officials encourage immunization updates

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Illinois health and education officials are reminding parents to update their children’s immunizations before school starts this fall.  

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Education
4:30 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Health Department Budget

Hopkins County school clinics may be the latest casualty in a series of budget cuts to the County Health Department. 

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Politics
5:00 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Edelen school board audit

A busy schedule won’'t keep Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen from digging into school board funding. 

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