Erin Einhorn and Chastity Pratt Dawsey Chalkbeat Detroit and Bridge Magazine Published 6:01 AM EDT Oct 10, 2018 Solving the damaging problem of Detroit students moving frequently between schools would require sweeping policy changes to both stabilize housing and improve the quality of public education. But schools and policymakers could also take simpler, smaller steps to help ease a crisis created when more than one in three elementary school students change schools every year. More: How teachers cope when kids switch schools Here are five of them: 1. Ease access to student records Centralized student records databases do not prevent students from frequently changing schools, but they do allow schools to more quickly assess and acclimate their new students. The Michigan Department of Education is developing a new data system called the Michigan Data Hub that will allow districts to see the test scores their new students posted on state exams. The idea is one day … [Read more...] about Five ways to help Detroit kids who change schools too often
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By Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle Published 4:58 pm CDT, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 PHOTOS: Last week's high school football action The Woodlands defensive lineman Sean Stavinoha (99) reacts with linebacker Jacob Kutchback (11) after a tackle during the first quarter of a District 15-6A high school football game at Woodforest Bank Stadium, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Shenandoah. >>>See high school football photos from last week's games ... less PHOTOS: Last week's high school football action The Woodlands defensive lineman Sean Stavinoha (99) reacts with linebacker Jacob Kutchback (11) after a tackle during the first quarter of a District 15-6A high ... more Photo: Jason Fochtman/Staff Photographer HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Sept. 27 PHOTOS: Travis vs. Elkins Eric Rodriguez (11) of Travis carries the ball on a quarterback keeper in the third quarter of a high school football game … [Read more...] about Houston media high school football poll: Week 6
By Sunne Wright McPeak | PUBLISHED: September 28, 2018 at 6:45 am | UPDATED: September 28, 2018 at 6:50 am Less than 20 miles from the small Central Valley town of Livingston — where I was raised on one of the many small dairy farms scattered along Highway 99 between Sacramento and Southern California — lies UC Merced, the newest campus in the University of California system. As a child growing up in the 1950s and ’60s, it would’ve seemed near-unfathomable that a top research campus from the nation’s premier public university system would be constructed in my community. But the school recently commemorated its 10th graduating class and continues to produce groundbreaking work in biological engineering, cognitive science and public health. As the character, color and culture of California have changed in the intervening decades — with the growth of an enormously diverse population and a booming tech economy — so too has the … [Read more...] about Opinion: Why San Joaquin Valley is overdue for a UC regent
PARENTS have been told to pick up their kids from school after Storm Ali crashed into the UK bringing 90mph winds and flying debris - with the chaos lasting until Friday. A danger to life warning has been issued due to debris flying as the storm's strong gusts surge across the UK and Ireland - with other warnings in place for the entire country. The storm has already claimed its first victim as a woman died after the caravan she was sleeping in was blown off a cliff near Cliffden in Co Galway. Now parents in Dumfries & Galloway have told parents to either pick their children up from school in cars or wait until the wind has died down after people were injured by flying debris. The Virtual Operations Support Team said: "Dumfries and Galloway is currently experiencing a major incident due to the weather. This means there is a serious risk to life. "We will continue to keep you updated however it is likely that, in order to keep pupils safe, we will not be allowing children … [Read more...] about Parents told to get kids from school NOW as Storm Ali set to cause flooding, travel chaos and power cuts until FRIDAY
A recovery process is underway this week after over 60 fires and at least three explosions broke out in homes across the Merrimack Valley last week serviced by Columbia Gas pipelines, leaving approximately 25 people injured and an 18-year-old Lawrence man dead. The event displaced thousands of Andover, Lawrence, and North Andover residents. People in houses and apartment buildings fled their homes last Thursday afternoon as firefighters stomped out the blazes and local officials cut electricity to the region as they worked to pinpoint the cause of the emergency. Leonel Rondon, a student at Phoenix Charter Academy, died after a chimney from an exploding house landed on a car he was sitting in near 35 Chickering Road in Lawrence, according to the Essex District Attorney’s office. In total, emergency personnel tackled between 60 and 80 structure fires and 150 emergency calls within hours, state officials said last week, adding that 8,100 to 8,500 gas meters were connected to the … [Read more...] about Where does the Merrimack Valley gas crisis stand now? Here’s what we know.