‘Horror and Disbelief’ at Virginia Tech NYT Questions were immediately raised about whether university officials had responded adequately to the shootings, in which the gunman killed himself. Universities Are on Alert, Rethinking Own Security Wash Post Security was heightened yesterday at some colleges and universities in the Washington area, and officials began reviewing procedures in reaction to the fatal shootings at Virginia Tech. Topic: Responding to the Virginia Tech Massacre The WaPo asks a litany of questions concerning yesterday's massacre at Virginia Tech, the deadliest mass shooting in American history: "Under what circumstances, and where, did the gunman obtain his ...

Dealing With Poverty in the Schools Washington Post According to Ruby K. Payne, a consultant to school systems locally and nationwide, teachers need to know more about the poor. Robotic trio wins 'Super Bowl of Smarts' CNN.com After six weeks of strategy and sweat, a coalition of high school teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Nevada took the top prize at the FIRST Robotics competition, otherwise known as the "Superbowl of Smarts." Principal, teacher videotaped having sex AP A principal and a teacher at a suburban elementary school quit amid allegations they were caught on video having sex in the ...

The latest edition of the Federal Update from Brustein & Manasevit lists 31 NCLB-related proposals that have already been introduced, in the order of their introduction. There are more to come, of course, as reports like the Aspen Institute turn into legislative language and get introduced....

The 2007 Pulitzers are out, and in the category of investigative reporting Brett Blackledge of the Birmingham News wins for his work on community college corruption (Lawmaker paid by 2 schools for the same work, Two-Year College Corruption) that "exposed cronyism and corruption in the state's two-year college system, resulting in the dismissal of the chancellor and other corrective action." (see here). Congratulations, Brett. Maybe that will help drum up reporters to be Hechinger Fellows and write about community colleges during the upcoming year....

A gunman opened fire in a dorm and classroom at Virginia Tech on Monday, killing 21 people and wounding another 21 before he was killed, police said (At Least 22 Reported Dead In Virginia Tech Shootings).On the Web site, Tech reported the shootings at opposite sides of the 2,600-acre campus at West Ambler Johnston, a co-ed residence hall that houses 895 people, and said there were "multiple victims" at Norris Hall, an engineering building....


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