Districts, collaboratives, and special education schools reported 38,887 cases among students and 12,213 among staff between December 23 and January 5.
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- USA TODAY
A University of Pennsylvania student had her Rhodes scholarship revoked after questions over her claims of a first-generation, low-income status.
- Good Morning America
The reality is far worse than even parents may realize, according to Danielle Christian, a high school guidance counselor in Paris, Texas. "If you’re not currently working in the world of education, there’s no way that you can understand what is going on in schools right now," Christian wrote in now-viral Facebook post. Christian, also the mom of a second-grade student, told "Good Morning America" she has worked in education for 13 years and has never seen anything like what teachers, administrators and students are going through now amid the pandemic -- from facing school closures over the past two years to learning loss, experiencing mental health struggles and needing absences due to quarantine and illness.
- Bucks County Courier Times
A shocking image from the North Penn School District showing a teacher taping a mask to a student’s face is making waves on social media.
- Kansas City Star
Evening classes would give teachers and schoolkids the flexibility they need in today’s world. | Editorial
- Associated Press
A Michigan professor who was suspended after making a profanity-filled video for his students is threatening to file a lawsuit if Ferris State University doesn't quickly lift the sanction. An attorney for Barry Mehler warned the school in a letter Tuesday, saying the history teacher is protected by the First Amendment and a contract between Ferris State and its faculty. “The university should be celebrating and defending Dr. Mehler, not summarily disciplining him,” attorney Matthew Hoffer wrote.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Other states are proposing major pay raises for teachers and calling in the National Guard to help with bus driver shortages. But not Gov. Doug Ducey.
- VC Star | Ventura County Star
Letters include a call to public schools to follow private schools' lead in return to online learning; and reaction to Mathews' column about parenthood.
Apple closed a loophole in the US that allowed buyers to take advantage of its education pricing even if they're not actually a student or a teacher.
- Detroit Free Press
A statement posted by an Oxford schools official attempts to to clarify what the district knew before the Nov. 30 shooting that left 4 students dead.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
“Ms. Foster was always smiling. She was a teacher who loved her students and thought of them as her own,” said Burnside Elementary School Principal April Mounce.
- The State Journal-Register
"Virtually every district in downstate Illinois has a teacher teaching something they’re not 100% qualified in," said Matt Plater, superintendent.
- Poets & Quants
Stanford has released its 2021 MBA employment report, the last top school to do so As we’ve seen in the release of employment reports from top-25 programs throughout fall and winter, the pandemic whirlwind ... The post Stanford GSB Graduated The Highest-Paid MBAs Of All Time In 2021 appeared first on Poets&Quants.
- Detroit Free Press
An ongoing investigation into now former U-M Pres. Mark Schlissel includes a look into whether he misused university funds, sources say.
- NBC News
California State University has become the first university system in the country to add caste to its anti-discrimination policy.
- Rock Hill Herald
The racist graffiti included epithets, references to Hitler, and offensive words, officials said.
"Not everyone is aware of a big issue that makes starting a family prohibitive for those of us in this profession."
- Southern Living
When staff was spread thin, Meramec Elementary School had a Gold Glove winner waiting in the wings.
- Portsmouth Herald
Patsy Huntsman, 72, asked to remove “It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health” by author Robie Harris.
- The Repository
Writer offers another perspective on "politically correct" names for athletic teams.
30,000 union workers call on Biden to cancel all student debt: 'We are wanting to let him know that unions have demands on him'
A Western Massachusetts labor union said if Biden is a "union-friendly president," he should cancel student debt.