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A recent Fairfax County schools graduate who now plays football at Georgetown University is among five recipients of a prestigious award by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
James McLaughlin, a 2014 graduate of W.T. Woodson High School, is among five college athletes to earn the accolade for accomplishments in high school. The National High School Scholar-Athlete award has been given to 101 students since 1991 for academic achievement, athletic accomplishments and community engagement. Past recipients include Colts quarterback and Stanford University graduate Andrew Luck.Read full article >>
This is one of those calls you never want to get to get from a school: The child who you think is safely in school isn’t.
The Press-Enterprise reports that most of the parents of the more than 700 students at Adams Elementary School in Corona, Calif., got an unexpected automated phone call from the school on Oct. 23 that said their child was not in class. The good news is that the kids actually were. Someone had made a mistake with the relatively new automated messaging system that the district uses to communicate with parents.Read full article >>
It’s not often you find the “ebola researcher” and “kindergarten teacher” in the same sentence but a new survey about scary jobs found a way to do it and have it make sense, more or less.
Conducted by CareerBuilder.com, the largest online employment website in the United States, the national survey was conducted by Harris Poll, which asked 3,103 full-time, non-governmental U.S. workers to name the jobs they think are the scariest. Admittedly the survey participants may not be a real nationally representative group of workers. But, that said, there is still something interesting about any group of people who would list infectious disease researchers and kindergarten teachers as among the most frightening jobs in the country.Read full article >>
A school board in Arizona has voted to remove a section in a high school biology book because it includes a factual discussion about varying methods of birth control, including the “morning after” pill that can end a pregnancy. What does “remove” mean? The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board left it to the district’s high schools to decide how to do it, but the acting board president said that ripping out the page was the “cheapest, least disruptive” method.Read full article >>