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Ash, Katie; Davis, Michelle R. – Education Week, 2009
The closing of hundreds of U.S. schools in recent weeks because of concerns about swine flu underscores the need for administrators to make plans for continuing their students' education during any extended shutdown, emergency experts and federal officials say. Fears about a severe flu pandemic had eased as of late last week, but experts say…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Federal Legislation, State Standards, Emergency Programs
Maxwell, Lesli A. – Education Week, 2007
This article reports the racial tensions in Jena, Louisiana. On Aug. 31, 2006, school leaders in Jena, Louisiana, arrived to find two nooses hanging from an oak tree on the campus of Jena High School. The events since that incident--including the beating of a white student and resulting criminal charges against six black schoolmates that have…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, African American Students, White Students, Violence