Michigan Public Schools Privatizing Teachers ‘Very Real’ Possibility, State Lawmaker Says (Kalamazoo Gazette/Huffington Post - October 4)
To compensate for educational funding deficits, state Republican lawmakers are proposing legislation that would expand charter schools and employ teachers from for-profit companies.
More than 1,800 Thomas Built Buses Recalled (AP/NPR - October 4)
The school bus manufacturer based in High Point, N.C., is recalling three series of buses that may have a faulty clamp assembly.
Deasy Blasts Police for Not Warning of Student’s Potential Threat (Los Angeles Times - October 4)
John Deasy, the L.A. school district superintendent, said that police should have notified high school administrators that Abraham Lopez, 18, had been threatening his fellow student and former girlfriend, 17-year-old Cindi Santana. On Friday, Lopez fatally stabbed Santana and wounded another student, a dean and a school police officer at South East High School.
MSU Gets $3.6M to Boost School Girls’ Activity (AP/WSLS - October 4)
The National Institute of Health is funding a Michigan State University pilot program designed to increase physical activity among middle school girls, particularly those from minority groups living in urban, low-income areas.
Free Audio Books Available for Blind Children (AP/Knoxnews.com - October 4)
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will now offer free books for children who are blind or visually impaired through a partnership with the American Printing House for the Blind.
Schools Dangle Carrot Snacks, but It’s a Tough Sale (New York Times - October 3)
While the vending industry, school administrators and nutritionists are embracing healthy vending machines, students at a Long Island school still prefer less nutritious alternatives.
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