Baltimore City Public Schools announced a reduced quarantine period of 5 days as protocol for all students and staff members testing positive for COVID-19 starting January 18.
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- 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.
- Charlotte Observer
“I heard a rumbling noise,” one student told the local newspaper. “It was loud, and I was out of there.”
- 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.
- Charlotte Observer
The state has vowed to keep schools open despite the current surge. But it’s taking a toll on staff. | Opinion
- 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.
- 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.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Kevin Nicholson, likely GOP candidate for governor, wants to close 'failing' schools, implement 'universal school choice'
Nicholson is proposing massive changes to the state's education landscape but did not answer questions about how he would accomplish his goals if elected.
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.
- Miami Herald
After a tense, five-hour meeting, the Miami-Dade School Board Tuesday narrowed the pool of 16 superintendent candidates to just three: Jose Dotres, Rafaela Espinal and Jacob Oliva.
- 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.
- The Repository
Writer offers another perspective on "politically correct" names for athletic teams.
- The 74
Ever since the start of the pandemic, more and more public school students are using laptops, tablets or similar devices issued by their schools. The percentage of teachers who reported their schools had provided their students with such devices doubled from 43% before the pandemic to 86% during the pandemic, a September 2021 report shows. […]
- 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.
- Rock Hill Herald
The racist graffiti included epithets, references to Hitler, and offensive words, officials said.
- Portsmouth Herald
Patsy Huntsman, 72, asked to remove “It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health” by author Robie Harris.
- Palm Beach Daily News
The deal links Florida's flagship university to one of the world's leading bioscience research groups and adds to its footprint in Palm Beach County.
- NBC News
California State University has become the first university system in the country to add caste to its anti-discrimination policy.
- Fox News
New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday insisted that the city's public schools will remain open despite the spread of omicron COVID-19 cases.
- Southern Living
When staff was spread thin, Meramec Elementary School had a Gold Glove winner waiting in the wings.
New Jersey on Tuesday became the second state to require Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) history in school curricula.Why it matters: The move comes after a rise in anti-Asian hate since the pandemic began two years ago, and calls for action from AAPI leaders who say education is necessary to understand the community's diversity and needs.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Details: The legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy (D) will ensure that A