Maryland School Shooting Leaves Shooter Dead, 2 Other Students Wounded

VOA A student with a gun opened fire in a high school hallway in the eastern U.S. state of Maryland on Tuesday, wounding two classmates, before being killed during a confrontation with a school resource officer. The latest U.S. school shooting unfolded
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Two Shot Dead on University Campus in California

VOA News Two people were shot dead Wednesday at the University of California, Los Angeles, prompting authorities to temporarily lock down the campus. Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck says the shooting was a murder-suicide. He described both victims as male adults. Authorities say reports of a shooting near an engineering studies (more...)

2,400 Urban Students to Get Unique Water Education Experience

Officials Gather in Camden to Celebrate First Area Stop for ‘Canoemobile’ As many as 2,400 urban students will paddle the Delaware River and other area waterways, test the quality of the waters and learn about key water issues over the next two weeks as the national “Canoemobile” program rolls into Delaware (more...)

Developing Self-Confidence and Cross-Cultural Skills

Sonya Hakobyan Armenia Utah State University, Logan, Utah, a large research university on a suburban campus Undergraduate study in the United States is a rewarding experience for any international student. The USA offers the world’s finest colleges and universities, with outstanding programs in all possible fields, including my own major, (more...)

Summer Shouldn’t Mean Hunger for Our Nation’s Children

By Kevin Concannon, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services As a child, I always looked forward to the carefree joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch.  Unfortunately, many of our nation’s children (more...)

The importance of the college admission essay

By Donna Kirschner, PhD. Is your child or grandchild applying to college? Did you know that a good essay can make a difference between the "reject" and "accept" pile on the admission officer's desk? American colleges are very competitive. Many families (more...)

“School Choice Week” in Pennsylvania

This week is School Choice Week in Pennsylvania and across the country. More than 200 events were planned across the Keystone State, in addition to 5,500 events nationwide. The Week, which is the nation’s largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity, gives students, parents, and teachers in Pennsylvania a chance to raise awareness (more...)

Holocaust Survivors in Capitol Pushes for Genocide Education

Representative Brendan F. Boyle hosted survivors of the Holocaust in Harrisburg.  The group led by Chuck Feldman, President of the Holocaust Awareness Museum, arrived early in the morning to lobby elected officials to pass legislation that obligates Pennsylvania schools to teach students about the Holocaust (more...)

Youth Drug Prevention Campaign: “A Healthy Me Is Drug FREE™”

NATIONAL RED RIBBON WEEK® CONTEST VOTING IS NOW LIVE AT redribbon.org/vote - Ten schools from across the U.S. will each win $1,000 grant for drug prevention - - Ten families will each win an iPad for their home - Online voting ends on Tuesday, November 19th, at 11:59 p.m. (EST) There will (more...)

How To Repurpose Closed School Properties In Philadelphia?

School Reform Commission approves new school disposition policy Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite announced today that the City of Philadelphia will partner with the School District of Philadelphia to manage the revised Adaptive Sale and Reuse Policy for schools closed (more...)

Education Key to Prosperous Lives

By Kathryn McConnell Staff Writer Data on student learning gathered by aid workers in partner countries is helping the United States develop effective local strategies to teach reading to 100 million children by 2015, says the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development. “Instead of measuring our success by (more...)

The Time For School Tax Reform Is Now

By State Rep. John Galloway "Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not." - George Bernard Shaw When I was a kid, I loved Bobby Kennedy. He is a big part of why I got involved in (more...)

Rise of the Public School

(The following text is excerpted from the U.S. Department of State publication USA Education in Brief.) Public schools were unknown in the colonial era, although several New England colonies established “subscription schools” for those who could afford to pay the fees. Harvard, the first institution of higher learning (more...)

Choosing the Safety of our Kids over the Rights of Sex Offenders

Op-Ed Column by State Senator Lisa Boscola Recently, in Lancaster County, a 5-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped from her front yard. She was heroically rescued by two teenage boys who discovered her in the backseat of a car driven by suspect Harold Leroy Herr. The boys pursued (more...)

Sixteen Jesuit Priests Ordained This Month

Society of Jesus Celebrates First Ordinations since Election of Jesuit Pope Nearly three months after the historic election of the first Jesuit Pope, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church, will ordain 16 new priests this month in the United States. Ordination (more...)

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