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The National Parks: “America’s Best Idea” for Authentic Learning
Nov 22, 2013
Our National Parks have been called “America’s Best Idea” by novelist Wallace Stegner. Congress’s vision was to set aside our most significant places as public lands for all to enjoy, in contrast to monarchies that sequestered spectacular properties for the the few and privileged.


AZ schools' safety efforts might be endangering students
Nov 13, 2013
Today's schools are challenged to determine how best to keep kids safe. CBS 5 Investigates found many are responding in a way that could be putting children in danger.


Malloy Announces Additional $16M in School Security Funding
Nov 12, 2013
Gov. Dannel Malloy has announced an additional $16 million in state funding for school security improvements in districts around Connecticut, bringing to the total amount to $21 million.


Schools receive school safety grants
Nov 07, 2013
Muncie Community Schools has been awarded a $50,000 grant for security upgrades, including two more security officers.


Projected rebuild costs for West ISD about half of original estimates
Nov 01, 2013
New projected costs for rebuilding West Independent School District structures damaged in the April 17 fertilizer blasts are about half of what was first predicted.


Get Ready To Shakeout!
Oct 17, 2013
Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:17am TODAY! 


Local school to add rain graden to its campus
Oct 15, 2013
Gilbert Primary School soon will be home to a unique eco-friendly project.  Students gathered outside last month to break ground on a rain garden as part of national Green Apple Day of Service.


Rahway High School's $16 million renovation is complete
Oct 15, 2013
About four years ago, Rahway voters approved a referendum allocating $16 million for improvements to Rahway High School, a building originally constructed in 1938. 


School Safety Ideas Lead WCSB Facilities Workshop
Oct 14, 2013
The Walton County School Board (WCSB) held a facilities workshop on Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. to discuss current and existing funded projects, with an eye on future district needs.


Government shutdown: School storm shelter construction delayed
Oct 14, 2013
Two years after a massive tornado hit Joplin, Mo, neighboring Webb City hopes to start work on seven new storm shelters.



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