Erica Breunlin Knoxville News Sentinel Published 5:50 AM EST Jan 24, 2019 Knox County Schools has run its high schools with a block schedule for more than 20 years, with fewer, longer classes each day. But preliminary conversations within the district have raised the idea of converting back to a more traditional school day schedule, according to Board of Education member Patti Bounds. Nearby in Oak Ridge, where Oak Ridge High School follows a traditional schedule, the district has mulled over the opposite, as it's looked at adopting a block schedule. The Oak Ridge Schools Board of Education has had some discussion over the past couple of years about different scheduling scenarios, according to Chairman Keys Fillauer, though no concrete changes are on the table right now. The districts’ questions around the kind of schedule optimal for high-schoolers feed into a broader query about how best to structure the school day for effective learning. There’s no … [Read more...] about Could Knox high schools end block schedule? Might Oak Ridge adopt it?
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Debbie Truong, The Washington Post Published 4:23 pm PST, Sunday, December 16, 2018 Abid Mohammad, public health training assistant at Walt Whitman Middle School in Alexandria, Virginia, gives a high-five to M.J. Arnold, who successfully completed his Spanish homework worksheet during an after-school program lsat month. less Abid Mohammad, public health training assistant at Walt Whitman Middle School in Alexandria, Virginia, gives a high-five to M.J. Arnold, who successfully completed his Spanish homework worksheet during an ... more Photo: Washington Post Photo By Katherine Frey. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Katherine Frey. Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 Abid Mohammad, public health training assistant at Walt Whitman Middle School in Alexandria, Virginia, gives … [Read more...] about Community-schools initiative making its way into suburbs
Kelly Fisher Nashville Tennessean Published 6:23 PM EST Nov 26, 2018 Bruce and Nancy Johnson celebrated Thanksgiving in their Ashland City home after returning from Uganda earlier this month. The latest marked their third trip, aiming to progress Chosen Junior School and Chosen With a Mission Evangelical Ministries in Matugga, Uganda through their nonprofit organization, Chosen With a Mission. Now, the Johnsons want more community members and churches to get involved with their organization. Students 'definitely value' education Nancy Johnson said “we felt under-dressed” at a graduation ceremony for Uganda’s equivalent of kindergarten. The Johnsons likened it to a college commencement, with parents decked in their finest clothes and celebrating the all-day affair with the whole community. “They definitely value (education),” Nancy Johnson said. Bruce Johnson explained that most education options in Uganda are private, so it’s a big deal for … [Read more...] about Cheatham County family launches Chosen With a Mission to build school in Uganda
By Michael D. Clark, Staff Writer LIBERTY TWP. — Southwest Ohio’s largest suburban school district opened today with adults high-fiving kids and a principal who danced with students.Welcome to Lakota Local Schools’ new kind of opening day. The 16,500-student school system, which is the eighth largest in Ohio, swung the doors open Thursday on its 23 schools throughout Butler County’s West Chester and Liberty townships. MORE: Lakota officials promise different first days with many changes Lakota’s 170 school buses flooded local roads starting a school day routine that will run through spring of 2019 and see the bus fleet drive 11,000 miles each day. Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Ohio Chipotle stool samples test positive for foodborne disease 2 Shooting reported at Dayton home on Millicent Avenue 3 Court date for mom accused in Miamisburg Amber Alert of boy Lakota officials … [Read more...] about Dancing principal, pep rallies: Lakota takes pressure off first day of school
Gene Myers NorthJersey Updated 9:54 p.m. UTC Jun 13, 2018 In the wake of the Paramus middle school bus accident, parents are asking more questions and taking a closer look at safety protocols surrounding field trips. Who's behind the wheel of the bus? Who are the chaperones? Are there other adults on the bus and who are they? Are the buses equipped with seat belts? Are field trips even necessary? The scrutiny comes on the heels of the May 17 Paramus school bus accident that caused the deaths of East Brook Middle School fifth grade student Miranda Vargas, 10, and social studies teacher Jennifer Williamson-Kennedy, 51 and injured more than 40 others. So, what are the concerns? Transportation School or charter buses without seat belts top the list of parents' concerns. The best way for parents to know whether or not their children are traveling on buses with seat belts is to ask, say school officials. That's just what some … [Read more...] about After Paramus bus crash, parents ask: Are school field trips safe, necessary?