The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee JohnsonA captivating debut novel for readers of Celeste Ngs Everything I Never Told You and Curtis Sittenfelds Prep, The Most Dangerous Place on Earth unleashes an unforgettable cast of characters into a realm known for its cruelty and peril: the American high school.
In an idyllic community of wealthy California families, new teacher Molly Nicoll becomes intrigued by the hidden lives of her privileged students. Unknown to Molly, a middle school tragedy in which they were all complicit continues to reverberate for her kids: Nick, the brilliant scam artist; Emma, the gifted dancer and party girl; Dave, the B student who strives to meet his parents expectations; Calista, the hippie outcast who hides her intelligence for reasons of her own. Theirs is a world in which every action may become public: postable, shareable, indelible. With the rare talent that transforms teenage dramas into compelling and urgent fiction, Lindsey Lee Johnson makes vivid a modern adolescence lived in the gleam of the virtual, but rich with the sorrow, passion, and beauty of life in any time, and at any age.
At Strawberry Mansion High, There's Fear, Hope - A Hidden America with Diane Sawyer (Nightline)
School police officers at Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia begin every morning with a prayer. The officers then take their posts to watch for razor blades in tin foil, knives in backpacks and Vaseline on students' faces, which is used to prevent scratches during fights. As the students enter the building, they have to file through metal detectors, some even emptying their pockets before being cleared to go to class.
Lindsey Lee Johnson
Inside One of the Country's Most Dangerous Schools, There Are Fights, Threats and Hope
Much has been made about a crisis in education in America concerning falling grades and budget tug-of-wars. While the debate about how to fix the problem rages on, we can all be thankful that at least school violence has been trending down over the last two decades. Yes, despite what the heavy coverage of horrible school shootings would seem to indicate, grade school and college campuses are actually safer, in general, than they used to be. That being said, there is no shortage of violent schools, at the university level and as early as middle school. In March , a teacher whose life was threatened by a student with scissors was the fourth Lincoln teacher to be assaulted in two weeks.
Of these students, more than 3. Getting to school everyday — be it as a vehicle passenger, pedestrian, or bicyclist exposes our kids to the leading cause of death for children in the United States: motor vehicle traffic-related crashes. While exposure to this danger is impossible to avoid entirely, understanding which school zones pose the most risk for injury can help parents make choices to mitigate it. As consumer safety advocates — and parents ourselves — we wanted to find out which California elementary schools are the most dangerous for students getting to and from school. So, we enlisted data visualization firm 1Point21 Interactive to help us do the heavy lifting. After reviewing our findings, here are the California elementary schools with the riskiest routes for students:. Elementary San Francisco 62 16
C alifornia just released its third round of scores on new, tougher standardized tests, and now the state is on the hook. California education officials have yet to develop a detailed plan of how to do that. Rather than wait on the state, The Times assembled its own list. We identified California's lowest-scoring schools two years ago, when the new testing regime started, and tracked their results over time. But the largest concentration is here in South L. As you might expect, students at these schools do not excel at standardized tests.
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Take a look at the schools on this list. If you have children at one of these schools or you know someone who does, please take action to address the needs of the children who are condemned to attending one of these chronically and persistently low performing schools. Feel free to tag your local school board members on social media, and ask them what is being done to address the educational needs that are NOT being met by these students. Ask other parents to join you in signing a petition to close down these schools and restart them using the Parent Trigger Law! Do something, these children have the right to a better education than is being provided here. Some of these schools have been on the list for more than a decade! Lowest Performing Schools in California.
Since everyone in the district is so close, coming in in 6th grade was a little hard only knowing 3 people but I made friends that I still talk to now. Read 31 Reviews. We have not had an unpleasant experience since they have been attending there. The teachers are great, the campus is clean and safe and the facilities are excellent! I would not want to send my kids anywhere else. Read 19 Reviews. I am glad me and my siblings all had such a wonderful experience here.