Penn State Student Dies as Result of Frat Hazing

Tim Piazza, a 19-year-old sophomore at Penn State, died after falling head first down a flight of basement stairs during a fraternity pledge night. As part of a hazing ritual, Piazza and other pledges were ordered to drink beer, wine, and vodka as fast as possible. Within an hour of…

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Spotlight on Every Student Succeeds Act – Education Week

A year after the Every Student Succeeds Act became law, schools are preparing for its classroom debut. In this Spotlight, see how accountability rules are shifting under the new administration, how states are developing new indicators for assessing school quality, and how teacher evaluation may change under ESSA. View full…

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Student tips lead to sex trafficking arrest

It all started with a presentation on human trafficking at Shadow Hills High School in Indio. It was followed by a tip from not one, but two female students who said the same woman on Facebook, identified as Marlissa Garcia, had attempted to recruit them for prostitution. Recently-released court records…

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Brownsville ISD teacher charged with improper relationship with student

A Brownsville ISD teacher was arrested Wednesday on a charge of improper relationship between an educator and student, a second-degree felony. Vicente Flores was placed on administrative leave by the school district on Feb. 15 pending the results of the ongoing investigation, according to Drue Brown, the district’s spokeswoman. Flores…

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Student shows up at local high school with pellet gun

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Midway High School student was arrested Tuesday morning after showing up with a pellet gun and making “a verbal threat in the presence of witnesses,” interim Principal Brent Merritt said in a letter to parents. The pellet gun was not loaded, Merritt said. “The student and…

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