An elementary school principal whose daughter was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre says the school district lacks empathy and transparency. April Schentrup's daughter Carmen was one of the 17 killed on Feb. 14. She told school board members that Broward County Public Schools, where she works and where Stoneman Douglas is located, tried to dock her pay for missed work after her daughter's death. She said that when she tried to ease back into work, the superintendent also told her it was not a part-time job. Schentrup said no one on the school board sent condolence letters or called her until nearly three months after the shooting, the day after she signed up to speak at Tuesday's meeting. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that at the meeting, school board members quietly listened and didn't respond. Grieving Community Remembers High School Shooting Victims Mark Wilson/Getty Images Her husband, Philip Schentrup, said Superintendent Robert Runcie … [Read more...] about Broward School District Docked Pay for Principal Who Lost Daughter in Parkland School Shooting
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By Emily DeRuy | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: April 11, 2018 at 9:00 pm | UPDATED: April 12, 2018 at 8:53 am While more than eight in 10 parents worry about the possibility of a mass shooting at their kids’ public schools, the majority still oppose arming teachers with guns, a new poll released Wednesday shows. “I think recent events have really shaken people’s confidence in school safety and that’s something I think that local public schools and district administrators need to be aware of,” said Mark Baldassare, president of the Public Policy Institute of California, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, which conducted the poll. Such widespread shared concern about anything is rare these days. Yet there are stark, partisan divides about whether arming teachers and other school officials with guns — as President Trump has suggested — is a good way to respond to fears about gun violence on campus. Two-thirds of … [Read more...] about Most parents worry about shootings at public school, but don’t want teachers armed
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs filed to run for Orange School Board chair Wednesday, joining a race that already features an incumbent board member and two educators.Standing outside the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office in Orlando, Jacobs, 60, said she realized her bid to run the fourth largest school district in Florida and ninth largest in the U.S. could be considered an unexpected move for her after two terms as county mayor.But she said her experience running a county with a $4 billion budget and 7,500 employees gives her the leadership ability needed to lead the district’s School Board and its more than 190 schools.She also cited her work as a delegate on several schools committees and as president of the Orange County Homeowners Association. She also worked – and admittedly clashed, sometimes – with the School Board on school-location issues during her time on the County Commission.“I’m not the stranger some people think I am,” … [Read more...] about Teresa Jacobs announces run for Orange County School Board Chair
New Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza vowed Tuesday to fight for the city’s most vulnerable children. In an exclusive interview with the Daily News a week into the job, Carranza, 51, shared his views on a variety of topics, including arming teachers (“ridiculous”), divisive politics (“it doesn’t help”) and immigration raids (“over my dead body”). Amid a whirlwind tour of classrooms and administrative offices, the chancellor spoke to The News at Brooklyn’s Brighter Choice Community School in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Carranza visited a number of classes at the elementary school. When he got to a music class, he grabbed a guitar and sang, charming the students with the popular mariachi tune “La Bikina.” The delighted kids won over, Carranza now needs to focus on their elders. As he outlined his mission as chancellor, he suggested major changes may be in store for how the city serves black and Hispanic students, and those … [Read more...] about New NYC schools chief Richard Carranza plans changes to empower neglected students