Gov. Charlie Baker and Massachusetts education officials on Thursday announced plans to file a nearly $40 million proposal in order to significantly invest in school safety initiatives that are intended to help make schools safer and more secure across the state.
A shooting in the stairwell of a Memphis school Thursday morning left a 13-year-old boy hospitalized in critical condition, a fellow student in custody, and a community grasping to process a violent outburst in a school year already beset by challenges.
The listening tour, the student focus groups, the marquee school transformation plan: There’s a lot about Tennessee Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn’s first year on the job that might be straight out of a standard new top teacher’s playbook.
Going out to eat with friends is not a decision Maria said she gets to make anymore — she can’t afford it. Instead, she’s had to choose between purchasing textbooks or buying groceries. Maria is a part of the 32% of UT students surveyed who are food insecure, according to a report released by Student Government’s Food Insecurity Action Team at the end of the spring semester.