One fifth of teachers in England say they have been bullied either by telephone, Internet or text message, according to a survey from the Teacher Support Network and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers. Those groups say policy makers must ensure anti-bullying regulations expand to teachers and to the cyber world.
A provision in the No Child Left Behind law that is supposed to identify dangerous schools can be obviated by state guidelines that don't require the reporting of all crimes. Fewer than 100 of the country's more than 90,000 public schools have been given the label since 2002.
Elementary physical ed teacher Sandy Hopkins is using interactive PlayStation games to keep students fit, thanks to a $550 grant from the Brownsburg Education Foundation. Games like Dance Dance Revolution get children moving, she said.
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and the State Assembly reportedly are at odds over the mayor's plan to gain control of the city's schools. Specifically, lawmakers are said to be objecting to Bloomberg's demand to strip the 32 community school boards of their power to appoint superintendents.