While panicked parents nationwide are clamoring for armed security guards in their children's schools in the wake of the Sandy Hook attacks of last month, one company is going on the defensive. The latest safety device headed for American classrooms is a bulletproof whiteboard that teachers can use to defend themselves and their students.
Rubio-Style Reform? Republican rising star Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Thursday that lawmakers must pay more attention to the "skills gap" between existing jobs and the lack of qualified employees to fill them, reports The Hill. Speaking at the Chamber of Commerce, Rubio said of education, "because it's not controversial, it's not getting nearly enough attention as it needs to be getting."
An innovative field trip safety measure is being piloted by National Heritage Academies at four of its charter schools.
The four National Heritage Academies that are participating in the pilot program are Emerson Academy in Dayton, Ohio; Greensboro Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina; Knapp Charter Academy in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Walton Charter Academy in Pontiac, Michigan.
The Georgia Department of Education has awarded Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) certification to the Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Kennesaw Mountain High School.
Super Duper Publications has introduced a new card deck — Comprehending Negation in Sentences Fun Deck — to its growing line of Fun Decks to help children understand statements that include the word "not."