Trump Proposes Banning Devices that Make Some Guns More Lethal

VOA Steve Herman After recommending a ban on devices that can make firearms more lethal and calling for stronger background checks on gun buyers, U.S. President Donald Trump is hosting a "listening session" Wednesday at the White House with
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Discover Russian Programs

With an eye toward increasing access to high quality foreign language programs in the greater DC/MD/VA area, American Councils administers two STARTALK DiscoverSTARTALK this summer: a two-week training track for teachers of Russian as well as a four-week immersion program for elementary school students. The programs is co-located at Holmes Middle (more...)

Below-Average Level of Students Taking AP Courses, Exams

State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, today outlined legislation that would expand access to and credit for advanced-placement classes in Pennsylvania. "Pennsylvania has a below-average level of students taking AP courses and exams. Studies indicate that even students who take AP courses and (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...)

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...)

Mayor Nutter Issues Statement On Philadelphia School District Layoffs

Mayor Michael A. Nutter issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Philadelphia School District to lay off 3,783 teachers and support staff: For months, the School District has been open and honest about the impact that its $304 million budget shortfall would have on District (more...)

Child Abuse Prevention Advocates Ramp Up Fight to End “Passing The Trash”

Frequent headlines detailing cases of children falling victim to sexually abusive coaches, teachers, principals, custodians and other school staff has state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams calling on the General Assembly to finally pass legislation that would better address the problem in Pennsylvania. According to the U.S. Department of Education, nearly 1 (more...)

Celebrating World Dance Day In Philadelphia

Dance Movement Collective and The Piazza at Schmidt’s Presents Free Outdoor Springtime Dance Celebration on Celebrating World Dance Day on April 28, 2013 The Beatles knew something about spring (listen to “Good Day Sunshine” and “Here Comes the Sun”). But when I think of spring, I want to dance. (more...)

The Ninth-Grader Charged For Threats To Council Rock School

On Friday morning when the driver attempts to get to the bank or store in Bucks County aria, they found that most of the roads were blocked, and the helicopters were circling over the town. In the office of the newspaper of "Philadelphia news" we found the message, that have been (more...)

Obama at Sandy Hook Interfaith Prayer Vigil

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT SANDY HOOK INTERFAITH PRAYER VIGIL Newtown High School Newtown, Connecticut

To all the families, first responders, to the community of Newtown, clergy, guests -- Scripture tells us: “…do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away…inwardly we are being renewed day by day. (more...)

Shooting In Connecticut Elementary School: 27 Killed

Terrible day is Friday 14 2012: more than twenty-seven people were killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, a small town 130 kilometers northeast of New York City, in Connecticut.  According to the media, " a gunman clad in black military gear opened fire inside his mother's kindergarten (more...)

Structure of U.S. Education

(The following text is excerpted from the U.S. Department of State publication USA Education in Brief.) For someone from another country, the U.S. educational system understandably appears large and varied, even chaotic. Within this complexity, however, American education reflects the history, culture, and values of the changing
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Standing Up for Your Child in School

As students immerse themselves in their lessons in the classroom, parents play a key role in working with teachers and school administrators to make sure their child is thriving at school. These days, more grandparents and other relatives are stepping up to raise children, so it’s (more...)

More Math and Science Students and Teachers

By Jane Morse Staff Writer Even as President Obama welcomed a crowd of more than 100 students with their science exhibits to the White House February 7, he made it clear he wants to see a whole lot more. At the second White House Science Fair celebrating the student winners (more...)

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