US School Violence Fast Facts
- Atchison, a former student at the high school, dies of what police believe to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
- 12-year-old student Jose Reyes takes his parent's handgun to school and shoots three, injuring two 12-year-old male students and killing Mike Landsberry, a teacher and Marine veteran.
- 16-year-old student Trevor Varinecz is shot and killed by a police officer after allegedly pulling a knife and stabbing the officer.
- A 16-year-old, Byron Truvia, is taken into custody for stabbing and killing high school teacher Todd R.
- 15-year-old Kenneth Bartley Jr. opens fire on a principal and two assistant principals, killing one of them and critically wounding another, authorities said.
- 13-year-old Nathaniel Brazill, after being sent home for misbehaving, returns to school and shoots and kills his teacher Barry Grunow.
- After killing his parents the previous day, 15-year-old Kip Kinkel returns to Thurston High armed with a rifle.
After Parkland, Saugus High students walked out to protest school shootings. Today, their school was the target
- They joined the March For Our Lives movement.
- They held town halls with local leaders.
- Their school developed an in-depth safety plan in case a day like today ever came.
- After the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, Saugus High students joined thousands in nationwide walkouts in March 2018, leaving their classrooms for 15 minutes to protest gun violence, the Santa Clarita Valley Signal reported at the time.
- The next month, a few of them hosted a gun control town hall with local leaders advocating for safer schools.
- Former California Rep. Katie Hill, a Saugus High School alumnus, told CNN that students at the school interned for her campaign.
- Many of them feared the day a school shooting would strike their campus.
How did unfettered business become a bipartisan issue? Professor Luigi Zingales explains why Democrats and Republicans are both pro-business parties, at the expense of everyone else.
- Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein had a long conversation about the shifting relationship between economics, politics, and business with Luigi Zingales, an esteemed professor of finance at the University of Chicago in the Booth School of Business.
- Zingales, the author of "A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity," is also the director of the Stiegler Center, which studies how vested interests are subverting the competitive market economy.
- NH: I would submit to you that there were a bunch of ideas that came out of the economics profession, a lot of it from Chicago, that led people in both political parties to a policy framework that ended up concentrating wealth and making our markets effectively less competitive — this idea that the only purpose of the corporation is to enrich shareholders, and by so doing, we maximize benefits to everybody being the canonical example of that.
Students' lunches were thrown away over a $15 debt. Now the school is apologizing
- About 40 students at Richfield High School had their lunches taken away Monday and replaced with cold lunches before school leadership intervened, Richfield Public Schools told CNN on Wednesday.
- Cafeteria workers gave students a cold lunch in place of a hot lunch, which is the existing practice at the school, the statement said.
- Senior Diamond Johnson was at lunch when she saw a cafeteria worker throwing away lunches.
- Johnson said she shared the video on social media because she wanted to bring awareness to the issue and get helps for the kids who can't afford a hot meal.
- The district said it has $19,669 in outstanding lunch account balances, which includes a deficit carried over from last year.
- Richfield Public Schools has a fund set up for people to help cover unpaid lunch accounts.
3 school staff members to be charged in the restraining death of California boy with autism
- Guiding Hands School Executive Director Cindy Keller, Principal Staranne Meyers and special education teacher Kimberly Wohlwend each face a charge of felony involuntary manslaughter, according to a Tuesday news release from the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office.
- Guiding Hands School Inc., which owned the now-closed private alternative school in El Dorado Hills, will also be charged with a count of felony involuntary manslaughter, according to the news release.
- School staff restrained the student out of fear he might hurt others, the sheriff's office said in a statement released days after the boy's death.
- Guiding Hands School, which served students with disabilities, said only that staff members used "a nationally recognized behavior management protocol" during the incident -- an approach the state Department of Education criticized.
Age to buy tobacco and e-cigarette products in New York raised to 21
- New York State Police is partnering with the Department of Health to conduct undercover investigations on retailers selling vaping products to underage youth, according to a press release.
- According to New York Department of Health data, nearly 27% of high school students in the state are now using e-cigarettes.
- In September, New York became the first US state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and nicotine e-liquids to combat the increase in young people using vape products.
- Several states have considered new ways to limit e-cigarette sales after a nationwide outbreak of vaping-related lung injury.
- Last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that vitamin E acetate, an additive sometimes used in THC and other vaping products, may be to blame for the outbreak of e-cigarette-related lung injuries.
Top Apple exec says students who use Google's 'cheap' laptops at school are 'not going to succeed'
- Apple's marketing SVP Phil Schiller slammed Google's Chromebooks in an interview with CNET published on Wednesday, saying that students who use them are not going to succeed.
- Schiller's argument against Chromebooks goes like this: According to a study done "many many years ago" internally at Apple, kids learn the best when they're engaged.
- To maximize engagement, schools need to buy "cutting-edge learning tools" like Apple's iPad. He also returned to an argument that Apple CEO Tim Cook has made previously: Google's Chromebooks are "test machines." That's because Chromebooks are better suited for government-mandated "Common Core" tests, which require or heavily recommend keyboards.
- Apple's iPad, which Schiller calls the "ultimate tool for a child to learn on," doesn't have a built-in keyboard and requires an additional accessory to add one.
- Last year, Apple announced that it would build a new course for Advanced Placement high school students focusing on Apple's programming language, Swift.
A teacher suing her school district is alleging it made her pay for school supplies and work unpaid hours
- Shannon Burgess, a teacher in South Carolina, sued her school district for allegedly requiring her to pay out of pocket for supplies and work for free at school-related events, according to a lawsuit obtained by WIS Digital News in Columbia, the state capitol.
- In the suit, Burgess claimed she and her colleagues used their own money for school supplies, which the suit argues is a violation of state and federal law which requires the district to compensate workers for supplies bought for the school.
- The suit alleges the Cherokee County School District violated a state law that requires compensation for teachers who pay for items which benefit the school.
- Burgess claimed the Cherokee County School District violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, which requires overtime pay for extra hours worked.
Scandal of kids posing as researchers continues to grow in South Korea
- More South Korean researchers are accused of fraudulently adding the names of children and teens to their published scientific manuscripts as part of an ongoing college admissions scandal, according to a report by Nature.
- The authorships, in some cases, are thought to give the children a leg-up in the country’s fiercely competitive college admissions.
- Since the problem of fake science authorship was first identified in 2017, South Korea’s education ministry and universities have identified 794 published scientific papers with child co-authors.
- So far, a total of 17 academic researchers are accused of fraudulently adding the names of children to their scientific work, which is considered scientific misconduct in South Korea.
- The ministry’s latest report last month named 11 of the 17 accused researchers and highlighted several cases in which teens were accepted to colleges after including allegedly fake authorships in their applications.
The Perl Master Plan: How to Put Perl Back on Top
- The Perl Master Plan is a collection of centralized plans & resources available here, implemented & distributed by the decentralized Perl Mongers groups around the world.
- Industry Perl jobs should be created at every corporation, non-profit group, and NGO.
- Apps Perl software should be used on every mobile device, personal computer, and supercomputer.
- We will start by targeting teenagers, who are most likely to be interested in becoming software developers.
- Perl jobs should be created at every corporation, non-profit group, and NGO.
- We will start by implementing machine learning algorithms, which are central to modern industry trends.
- Perl software should be used on every mobile device, personal computer, and supercomputer.