Report recommends Fairfax Co. schools security improvements

Report recommends Fairfax Co. schools security improvements

WASHINGTON — After the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Fairfax County Public School launched an internal security review and looked for ways to improve. Now, the results are in. A report from the school district’s Office of Safety and Security recommends replacing outdated locks on classroom doors and requiring that those doors always be locked. It also calls for hiring eight new staffers so that security training and drills can be more thorough and frequent. Related Stories Ohio schools can get aerial photos to augment safety plansEDUCATION NEWS School…

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Schools ‘sweat’ over heat holiday

Schools ‘sweat’ over heat holiday

An overcast sky over the Hooghly on Tuesday afternoon. The Met office expects the maximum temperature to be back at 40 degrees Celsius or higher on Wednesday. Picture by Ankit Datta  Calcutta: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations on Tuesday issued a circular to all its affiliated schools in Bengal, requesting them to comply with the state government’s appeal to suspend classes till the heatwave-like conditions prevailing since last week abate. This came within hours of the school education department issuing two circulars, one addressed to the ICSE council…

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The Guardian view on mobile phones: schools are better without them

The Guardian view on mobile phones: schools are better without them

 ‘Some games are so overwhelmingly attractive when they first appear that unhappy children can be entirely swept away in them.’ Photograph: Alamy When a minister in this government stumbles on a policy that is both popular and good, it’s newsworthy. Matt Hancock, the digital minister, has suggested that schools ban the use of mobile phones by their pupils. Amanda Spielman, the head of Ofsted, agrees. In France, the Macron government has put forward legislation that will ban the use of phones in all primary and middle schools. This removes the matter from the…

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