February 3, 2015 by Kiran Dhillon
Among the many factors that go into deciding where to attend college, safety is a one of the most important.
To find the colleges where the most crimes are committed relative to the size of their total enrolled student body (as of 2013), StartClass analyzed statistics from the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE).
New School Program To Provide Affordable Safety And Federal Special Education Grant Assistance For U.S. Schools
A new training program entitled the SCHOOL SAFETY ASSESSMENT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM which provides schools with federal level training to assist in securing Special Education funding has been announced today.
The new program trains and certifies school based personnel to audit their safety, emergency management and Special Education systems – known by the U.S. Department of Education as a Climate Assessment. This assessment provides important documentation for schools to apply for Federal grant monies.
In response to a record number of complaints about bullying, U.S. Department of Education officials sent out a detailed letter to the nation’s schools outlining their legal responsibilities to students with disabilities.
The U.S. Department of Education said in a letter to school officials this week that they are obligated under federal law to respond immediately when bullying of students with disabilities is suspected and act to halt attacks and prevent any recurrence.
The letter comes after an ever-increasing number of complaints and law suits related to bullying of special needs students have occurred in recent years.
Superintendents School Board Members: ACCURATE FACTS AND ASSISTANCE IN PROTECTING YOUR SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS FROM EBOLA
The United States has an outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) which is harmful to children.
You have questions about the Ebola virus. The U.S. Department of Education has a number of informational resources to share with you.
Most of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cases this year of EV-D68 infection have been among children.
CDC resources about EV-D68 for Parents:
The current influx of undocumented immigrant children from Central and South America has created a financial crisis for school districts throughout the United States.
Headlines from nation’s newspapers tell the tale of financial stress as school districts’ seek aide from the federal government.
- Illegal border children taxing resources inside U.S. schools USA TODAY
- Illegal Immigrant Children In The Classroom, Schools Brace For 50,000 New Students
- Cost of educating new class of illegal immigrant minors estimated at over $760M
The Federal Communications Commission plans to spend $2 billion in the next two years to ensure American students have access to fast Wi-Fi networks at schools and libraries.
Schools have complained for years that their Internet connections are too slow to take advantage of new educational tools. Friday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his long-awaited plan to revamp the E-Rate program, which funds communications services at schools and libraries. The FCC plans to spend $1 billion in both 2015 and 2016 to connect an additional 10 million students to Wi-Fi, and will wind down funding for landlines, pagers and other non-broadband services.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Controversial Presentation To Be Given at Federal GovSec Conference DC
A training session for federal law enforcement officials has members of various politically left U.S. groups disturbed by the content.
‘THE FORGOTTEN DOMESTIC TERRORISTS: Radical Left-Wing Gangs in America’, will be presented at the national GovSec – Government Security – conference Tuesday May 13th
The presentation given by Forensic Profiler Dale Yeager of SERAPH and Peirce College Criminal Justice Professor Robert Brzenchek focuses on groups such as PETA, Direct Action, Straight Edge and Juggalos and their connection to domestic terrorism.
U.S. Department of Education Releases List of Colleges and Universities with Title IX Sexual Violence Investigations. Several Ivy League & K-12 schools involved.
The U.S. Department of Education‘s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released today a list of the higher education institutions under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. In the past, Department officials confirmed individual Title IX investigations at institutions, but today’s list is the first comprehensive look at which campuses are under review by OCR for possible violations of the law’s requirements around sexual violence.
New research suggests that as students become more popular and climb the social hierarchy of middle and high school, they are at increased risk for gossip, harassment and even physical attacks from rivals competing for status.
And the adverse consequences of that bullying — including increased depression, anxiety and anger, and decreased school attachment — are magnified the more popular the victim, according to the paper published in April’s American Sociological Review.
The recent knife attack at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville PA by student Alex Hribal is another in a long line of school crimes – Newtown Public School District Sandy Hook Elementary, Virginia Tech and Columbine – to name a few.
But what are the facts?
Attack occurred just before the first class was scheduled to begin.
Alex Hribal 16-year-old male suspect –used two kitchen knives.
22 injured including Capital Asset Protection security guard John Resetar.