AM News: Guns, Waivers, & The Mayan Doomsday
Schools Look to Armed Police After Connecticut Massacre Bloomberg: For now, Boone is considering shifting more officers' time to elementary schools. “It's a new day,” Poe said. “You have to think differently here.”
ND files No Child Left Behind waiver tomorrow Grand Forks Herald: The state-defined accountability system will focus on college/career readiness, school improvement methods and overall teacher and principal evaluation.
Maryland's new school metric Baltimore Sun: Maryland developed the School Progress Index in order to receive a federal waiver from the requirements of the Bush-era federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Doomsday Prophecy Prompts Rumors of Violence in Schools NYT: The Mayan prediction that the world will end on Friday has caused rumors of violence in schools, including shootings or bomb threats, and a few districts have canceled classes.