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GreatSchools is a United States national nonprofit organization that provides parents with information about PK-12 schools and education. The website provides ratings based on test scores and a variety of other factors for schools in all 50 states, including tools for finding, evaluating, comparing, saving and following schools. As of July 2017, the GreatSchools database contains information on over 138,000 public, private, and charter schools in the United States.
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  • University of Texas' plan for campus transportation still in the works
    The Daily Texan

    University of Texas' plan for campus transportation still in the works

    After tearing ligaments in both of her legs while in club team gymnastics her freshman year, journalism junior Bailey Abramowitz has been in and out of using medical walking boots, crutches and wheelchairs to navigate campus.  She has yet to find a quick or painless method of transportation, Abramowitz said. In 2016, when she used a wheelchair as a freshman, Abramowitz said she called a University employee, who she believes worked within Services for Students with Disabilities, to see what types of transportation accommodations she could get. She said she was told there were none. “They said 'If it's raining, maybe you can call the UT police, and they can drive you to class,'” Abramowitz said.

  • Business Standard India

    Winds of change in Delhi government schools

    Schools rum by Delhi government have had a makeover which few thought was possible. When the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came to power in February 2015 it made a pledge to bring about far-reaching changes in the education and health sectors. That change is visible in the nearly 1,000 government schools in the city. The classrooms are cleaner with colourful walls and comfortable benches. Many senior classes boast of projectors, smart boards and air-conditioned labs besides indoor and outdoor sports facilities. Some schools have lifts and swimming pools -- a luxury lacking in many private schools. Government schools run by the Delhi government were not always like this. Most had worn out buildings, battered

  • Chicago Teachers Union shuts down strike at CICS charter schools
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    Chicago Teachers Union shuts down strike at CICS charter schools

    By Alexander Fangmann 20 February 2019 Early Monday morning, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) announced that it reached a tentative agreement with Chicago International Charter Schools (CICS) and was suspending the strike of 175 teachers after nine days, with workers scheduled to return to the classroom on Tuesday. Displaying the union's contempt for teachers, the CTU informed them by an email sent out at 3 a.m. Monday that the strike had been “suspended” without teachers seeing any contract, let alone voting on one. Despite hailing the tentative agreement as a “victory,” even the terms that have been released show that conditions at the four charter schools, as well as the compensation of teachers

  • Video showing student reading college acceptance letter goes viral
    5 Eyewitness News St. Paul

    Video showing student reading college acceptance letter goes viral

    It's a moment of pure joy-- an accomplishment 18-year-old Sean Sieleni has worked hard for. With his family surrounding him, the emotion is overwhelming. "It feels amazing to get in," Sieleni said. Sieleni will enter Bethel University's BUILD program this fall. The program features a two-year study for students with intellectual disabilities that focuses on everything from academics to social learning. "It's going to be happiness. I'm going to go to college, and that's my dream to go to college," he added. Sieleni will take classes like intro to psychology with other non-BUILD students and will also get to live on campus. "We want their college expereince to be integrated in with the other students

  • Fulton schools say sickened kids showed signs of 'drug intoxication'
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Fulton schools say sickened kids showed signs of 'drug intoxication'

    Fulton County Schools reported that some students sickened after eating Valentine's Day treats last week “exhibited behavior indicative of drug intoxication.”  The district on Tuesday released its police department's initial incident report, which The Atlanta Journal-Constitution requested last week though the state's open records laws.  The GBI said that it received materialsTuesday afternoon from the district to test. Fulton school officials said that the state agency will run toxicology tests related to the drug suspicion.  Twenty eight students at Sandtown Middle School were taken to the hospital on Thursday after eating food the district said had been brought to school. By Monday, all of

  • Bill would require annual testing of school drinking water
    Miami Herald

    Bill would require annual testing of school drinking water

    Lawmakers in Maine held a hearing on a bill that would require all schools test for lead in drinking and cooking water. Under current law, the roughly 300 schools that draw their water from wells must test for lead at least once every three years. However, about 500 public schools do not have to undergo these tests independently as water suppliers are responsible for extensive testing. Democratic Sen. Rebecca Millett, whose bill would mandate annual testing, says protecting children in schools from lead is critical. The bill allows schools with a track record of safe drinking water to extend the testing period. A similar bill was vetoed last year by former Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who was

  • Engineering students explore emerging LNG opportunities
    The Jamaica Observer

    Engineering students explore emerging LNG opportunities

    DOZENS of engineering students gathered at The University of the West Indies Mona (UWI) during its Research Days to learn more about opportunities in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry locally and overseas. New Fortress Energy (NFE) Senior Vice-President Kevin Frantz was on hand to break down the 'Seven Wonders of LNG' for the students, a recent release from the company has said. According to the VP, the 'Seven Wonders of LNG' include reduced energy costs, increased efficiency, improved power quality, environmental stewardship, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, decentralised power, and making LNG the primary source to one's current back-up installation. “The projects we've completed

  • Lack of financial aid leaves students at Western State College of Law and Argosy University campuses scrambling
    Orange County Register

    Lack of financial aid leaves students at Western State College of Law and Argosy University campuses scrambling

    There are students at Western State College of Law in Irvine who have not received their federal financial aid for weeks, leaving them unable to pay their living expenses, several said. “With each day it passes, you lose hope,” Sydney McGregor, a third-year student, said on Monday, Feb. 18. Her tuition has been paid, she said, but she has yet to receive this semester's $16,400 loan for her living expenses. The semester started Jan. 14. Financial aid has been delayed as options are sought for keeping the college and other campuses operated by Dream Center Education Holdings running, as well as dealing with millions of dollars of debt.   And it has become less likely the aid will arrive anytime

  • Education majors thrive using the Learning Resource Center
    The Baylor Lariat

    Education majors thrive using the Learning Resource Center

    While many Baylor students cram for exams in Moody Memorial Library, School of Education students study in the Learning Resource Center. Located on the garden level of Marrs McLean Science Building, the LRC offers education students access to numerous resources while providing a learning environment comparable to that of the real world. The mission of the Learning Resource Center, according to the School of Education's Website, is “to meet the needs of both faculty and students by providing materials related to the subject fields, to child and adolescent learning, and to professional knowledge that support the SOE curriculum, and to offer students experience in using equipment and materials similar

  • Churchill community meets to address N-word passes handed out by students
    WTTG

    Churchill community meets to address N-word passes handed out by students

    - Parents, teachers and administrators at Winston Churchill High School are searching for solutions after students recently passed out tickets that encouraged others to use the N-word. Community members met Tuesday to discuss the incident and how the school will respond. The passes were handed out during lunch on February 8 and are based on a meme of a Willy Wonka ticket, according to the school administration. Principal Brandice Heckert and other Montgomery County Schools officials said they have created a plan that would be rolled out in phases to turn the incident into a teachable moment. A group of about 40 student leaders have met to begin planning how to share their experiences with racism

  • OLLU Provost named President of Bloomfield College
    KABB

    OLLU Provost named President of Bloomfield College

    SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio has reason to celebrate. A local woman who's dedicated more than two decades of her career to educating young adults is making history. Dr. Marcheta Evans is currently serving as provost at Our Lady of the Lake University. "I'm very excited about the opportunity," said Dr. Marcheta Evans. Bloomfield College in New Jersey has announced Dr. Marcheta Evans will become the college's 17th president. It's an announcement that comes after a nationwide search, and one Dr. Evans says has been a personal goal. "It became my mission to get to that goal of being a president," Evans said. "So I have strategically checked the boxes so to speak to make sure that I have this opportunity."

  • Education ministry to review smartphone ban for elementary and junior high school students
    The Japan Times

    Education ministry to review smartphone ban for elementary and junior high school students

    The education ministry will consider reviewing a ban on elementary and junior high school students carrying smartphones and other mobile phones at school, education minister Masahiko Shibayama said Tuesday. “We'll consider reviewing the notice (that included the smartphone ban) in the light of changes in the social environment surrounding schools and the situations of students and pupils,” Shibayama told a news conference. In the January 2009 notice, the ministry said that mobile phones are not directly required for educational activities and so taking them to elementary and junior high schools should be prohibited in principle. For high schools, the notice said that the use of mobile phones should be limited while a ban on carrying them should be considered as an option.

  • Jinseki International School, a European Style Boarding School for Young Children Scheduled to Open in Japan in 2020 with Michael Rob Gray, Headmaster of Le Rosey (Switzerland)
    The Japan Times

    Jinseki International School, a European Style Boarding School for Young Children Scheduled to Open in Japan in 2020 with Michael Rob Gray, Headmaster of Le Rosey (Switzerland)

    A Boarding School Education for children https://peatix.com/event/607691 Plans for Jinseki International School, scheduled to open in April 2020, are now well advanced. This international boarding school for elementary school children will be first of its type in Asia. It will be situated in Jinsekikogen-cho, a beautiful location in the Hiroshima Prefecture. Drawing on over 30 years in international education and 17 years as Head of Le Rosey, Switzerland's leading boarding school, Mr. Gray will talk about the concept of international boarding as well as specific features of the Jinseki school. At the same time, we will also introduce Jinseki Summer School 2019. This year, will be the third summer

  • College or vocational school -which is right for you?
    KOKH

    College or vocational school -which is right for you?

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —  College graduates in Oklahoma, on average, are carrying nearly $26,000 in student loan debt and recent research shows those young employees may be making less money than some high school graduates, who take blue collar jobs. When the time comes for young students to decide their fate knowing which move to make can feel like a shot in the dark. For generations, the push to take the college path has become stronger. But should it be? "I think probably, coming out of the great recession a few years ago, the common view was, the only people who end up going to trade school are those that have no other options." says Bettye Taylor with Express Employment Professionals, "Either

  • Weather-related closings, cancellations and delays for Wednesday, Feb. 20
    LJWorld.com

    Weather-related closings, cancellations and delays for Wednesday, Feb. 20

    • Lawrence Public Schools will be closed. All after-school and evening events will proceed as scheduled, unless canceled by the event's host. For parent-teacher conferences scheduled for Wednesday, teachers may choose to either call parents at their scheduled conference times or they may reschedule their Wednesday conferences during the next three weeks, district spokeswoman Julie Boyle said in an email. • Eudora Public Schools will be closed. • Baldwin Public Schools will be closed. • McLouth Public Schools will be closed. • Oskaloosa Public Schools will be closed. • The University of Kansas' Lawrence, Edwards and Leavenworth campuses will delay opening until 10 a.m. • Baker University will