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Yakima school looking to help students experiencing trauma

A tattered box with pencil punctures, holes cut with scissors and filled with miscellaneous paper – some crinkled and folded – sits atop a small desk in the vice principal’s …


After shooting threats, Mary Walker School District in Stevens County to reopen Friday

Mary Walker School District in Stevens County announced schools would be open Friday as normal.


Mary Walker School District closed Thursday, possible shooting threats reported

An alert sent to families of Mary Walker School District students warned of school closure Thursday, while some early reports noted the possibility of a shooting threat.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Gunshot at Georgia school ignites debate on arming teachers

When a gunshot was fired from a classroom in the north Georgia mountains and police identified the gunman as a teacher, it immediately pierced the national debate over whether educators …


Principal offers year-end cash to students for not fighting

The principal at a Philadelphia elementary school in a violent corner of the city is paying eighth-graders to not fight.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

L.A. school shooting was accidental, 12-year-old in custody

Two students were shot and wounded, one critically, inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning and police arrested a female student believed to be 12 years old, authorities …


Lawsuit claims Montana school failed to protect student from teacher

The parents of a former student have filed a federal lawsuit against a western Montana school district, claiming school officials did not protect their daughter from being sexually harassed and …


School virtual shooter training program aimed at survival

Using cutting-edge video game technology and animation, the U.S. Army and Homeland Security Department have developed a computer-based simulator that can train everyone from teachers to first responders on how …


Is your child ready for kindergarten? Here are a few things to consider

With school sign-up time approaching, this is the time of year many parents have to ask a tricky question: Is my child ready for kindergarten? And if the answer is …


School ditches online learning program after parents revolt

The fast-growing online platform was built with help from Facebook engineers and designed to help students learn at their own speed. But it’s been dropped because parents in this Connecticut …


Eight boys, not one, brought knives to Connell school

The Connell incident of a fifth-grade boy trading a pocket knife at school appears to be bigger than at first glance.


Police: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ threats prompt school closure

Police say an Ohio high school canceled classes after two teenage girls made threats similar to ones on the television show “Pretty Little Liars.”


Schools adept at shoring up security at any hint of danger

Schools have become adept at rapidly shoring up security, measuring responses against the toll it could take on students’ learning and sense of safety.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Gunman targeted neighbors then continued rampage

A Northern California man killed two neighbors with whom he had been feuding before he went on a shooting rampage Tuesday at apparent random sites – including an elementary school …


From graffiti to Snapchat, schools react to racial incidents

Racial incidents are appearing to pop up at an alarming rate in the nation’s public schools.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Point Roberts school has 1 teacher, 4 grades and 15 students

Mary Edgley remembers a time when she taught an entire marine animal lesson inside a giant, inflatable whale in the field outside the small, three-room schoolhouse in the woods.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Puerto Rico youth stranded with school still out from storm

Alanys Arroyo and her little brothers have been cooped up in a school for weeks, but they aren’t in class. They’ve been living in a campus-turned-shelter in western Puerto Rico …


Intoxicated mom found passed out in SUV at child’s school

Authorities say a woman found passed out behind the wheel of her SUV at her child’s school had a blood-alcohol level that was nearly six times the legal limit.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 6:40 p.m.

Mexico official: Warnings over school ignored before quake

A Mexico City borough president said officials from a previous administration ignored warnings that unauthorized construction work had damaged the structural integrity of a school that collapsed during a powerful …


Montana high school donates homecoming budget to fire relief

A Montana high school donated all of the money from its homecoming budget for fire relief in the state.


Anti-Trump, anti-Nazi graffiti found on Tacoma school

Tacoma Public Schools officials are investigating anti-Trump and anti-Nazi graffiti found on an elementary school.


Sheriff: FBI has contacted suspect in Montana school threats

A sheriff in northeastern Montana says his office and the FBI have communicated with the person suspected to have sent text and email threats that prompted schools to cancel classes …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 1:18 p.m.

Rising river threatens Florida residents in Irma’s wake

Officials went door-to-door Saturday warning residents who live near the Withlacoochee River north of the Tampa Bay area of the potential for record-high flooding in the coming days.


Schools seek to help immigrants amid mixed signals on DACA

Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high.


Fire at Islamic school in Malaysia kills 24, mostly teens

A fire killed 24 people, mostly teenagers, trapped behind barred windows and a blocked exit in an Islamic school dormitory on the outskirts of Malaysia’s capital early Thursday, officials said.


Three high school students arrested in fake shooting threat

Three Tennessee high school students who posted a fake shooting threat on social media have been arrested.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 10:06 a.m.

Thousands of students return to school in storm-ravaged Houston

Tens of thousands of children are returning to school Monday in Houston, two weeks after Hurricane Harvey battered the city, flooding homes, sweeping away uniforms and school supplies, and shuttering …


Digital Detox: With the school year underway, parents can help set gradual boundaries about screen time

In general, children adapt to change best if it’s gradual and clear. That could mean slowly winding down the amount of time kids are playing video games, and setting clear …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 12:10 p.m.

Fires destroy Montana homes, students start school in resort

Students at a western Montana high school will start classes at a nearby luxury resort and ranch property after a wildfire forced evacuation of much of the town of Seeley …


Robert Archer: Advice for parents as school begins

I want to use my and my son’s experiences at Shadle to extrapolate some useful advice for all parents.