Interesting story from NPR about whether software in classrooms can help save lives from teachers viewing what topics students searched for.
He turned to a startup called called GoGuardian, which helped the school create a list of off-limits sites: porn, hacking-related sites and "timewasters" like online games, TV and movie streaming. The software also has another feature: It tracks students' browsing and their searches.Proving that SPS isn't the only district that struggles with facilities issues, a good article about Longview School District and its struggles.
And that's how Yeh was alerted that a student appeared to be in severe emotional distress.
He recalls getting an indicator at work that a student had been searching for suicide and several related terms. "I then went in to view the student's browsing history around this time period." The more he saw, the more Yeh was convinced that this wasn't an idle or isolated query.
Monday’s special board meeting was designed for the district’s facilities advisory committee members to present its latest plan to address the district’s building needs. The two, nearly identical options presented to the board only addressed needs at the elementary level.Wondering about how curtailing/revamping Obamacare might look? One GOP lawmaker gives us an idea...via his own son.
Board members prompted the committee throughout the night, looking for more answers on how to stagger the costs and balance those with the inevitable maintenance projects.
The example Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) gave in an interview with MLive.com was from his own experience when he waited until the morning after to take his youngest son to the doctor with an injured arm, because he did not want to waste money on an expensive emergency room visit. The arm, it turned out, was broken.Districts need to continue to watch out for Title IX issues as parents of softball players at Skyline High show.
A group of parents representing Skyline High School softball players are poised to file a Title IX lawsuit against the Issaquah School District and the school if measures are not taken to put the program’s facilities more on par with the boys baseball program.What's on your mind?
“I’ve been trying to explain to my 11-year-old daughter why the baseball team has a locked, exclusive field with fences all the way around to home plate, with dimensions that exceed Safeco Field, while the softball team plays on a substandard community field,” Parker said. “How is it equitable the school district spent approximately $400,000 in 2011 to improve the exclusive-access baseball field while the softball team doesn’t have its own dedicated field to play on? How is it equitable to move fences on and off the field in order to conduct practice or games? The boys don’t have to do this. The bottom line here is it’s not equitable.”