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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.

How to address your kid’s nutrition at school – without being the pesky parent

You’re concerned about your child’s eating habits at school. How can you communicate nonmedical concerns with the teacher without sounding like a pesky parent?

Student attacks 4 with bat in Australian university class

A student was detained by police after assaulting his teacher and three of his fellow students with a baseball bat on Friday in a classroom at the Australian National University, …

Sue Lani Madsen: Back to school shopping doesn’t have to be a hassle

Students have always been expected to bring their own basic supplies. The cost of fully funding the supplies list for a typical 5th grader is $30 to $60 or more …

Walmart says gun-display back-to-school promotion was prank

Walmart says an internal investigation shows it was the victim of a prank when a photograph showed up on social media showing a sign reading “Own The School Year Like …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

U.S. colleges help foreign students wary of traveling home

Adelphi University is among a number of U.S. schools that offered housing, employment or other help to accommodate international students who stayed because of the concern and uncertainty surrounding U.S. …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

School district aims to open on time after massive vandalism

Officials with a Washington state school district say progress is being made repairing $500,000 in vandalism, and they’re hopeful the academic year will start on time this fall.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 4:39 p.m.

Teen suspect in school rape case pleads to child porn charge

One of two Hispanic teens who entered the country illegally and were later charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a restroom at their suburban Washington high school entered a …