Among those in attendance in Leeds was 11-year-old Rudee Curtis, with around 15 fellow pupils from Shire Oak Primary School in Headingley, as well as his mother Polly, 30, and one-year-old brother Che. He said he and his classmates had been asked to write an essay about why they have attended. Polly, who works for the ambulance service, said she was proud to have taken Rudee to the event. “It is his future and he cares so much about the world. It is awful to think about what his future and his children and grandchildren’s might be.” … [Read more...] about Schools’ climate strike pupils turn up the political heat
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But parents were angry that, while CMS had alerted them to the initial testing in fall 2017, the district didn’t reveal the results until reporters asked questions the following summer. CMS defended that decision, saying the tests were voluntary and revealed no likely health hazards. … [Read more...] about NC gets an ‘F’ grade for keeping lead out of school drinking water, new report finds
T. Keung Hui has covered K-12 education for the News & Observer since 1999, helping parents, students, school employees and the community understand the vital role education plays in North Carolina. His primary focus is Wake County, but he also covers statewide education issues. … [Read more...] about NC schools chief opposes May 1 teacher rally. He says protest should be on a non-school day.
This winter, Elkhorn established a SafeSchools tip line where people can report threats or concerns online, by email, phone or text. About 70 tips have been received, many of them falling into three categories: bullying, vaping and safety. District staff or building principals follow up on tips. … [Read more...] about Elkhorn lays out timeline for new high school at 180th Street and West Maple
Ms. Scanlon, who served several terms as an elected school board member and leads the pro bono practice at Ballard Spahr, a large Philadelphia-based firm, led the voting in the recent endorsement contest. Speaking at the meet-and-greet, she tied women’s access to health care to women’s economic success: “At least having a woman in the room is going to raise their profile, and raise the level of the conversation.” … [Read more...] about A Surge of Women Candidates, but Tough Races and Crowded Primaries Await