Urban school districts, like Baltimore City, are trying to rebound from the effects the COVID-19 pandemic had on student learning.
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A Minnesota student says she was given an "equity survey" in class that she was not allowed to share with her parents.
- Business Insider
Elizabeth Warren took aim at Jeff Bezos, saying 'the richest guy on Earth can launch himself into space while over half the country lives paycheck to paycheck'
"He can afford to pitch in so everyone else gets a chance," Warren said, nodding to reports that Bezos paid $0 in income taxes for at least two years.
- Coin Rivet
Amid widespread diploma forgery, and driven by the intense competition in India’s job market, the Maharashtra state government has announced the launch of a new blockchain verification system to ensure transparency for genuine qualifications.
Justin Sun flaunted his new partnership with the CCP on social media.
- The Daily Beast
AP Photo/Eric GayAny suggestion that COVID-19 can be equated with the flu should have ended more than 4 million deaths ago.But here is what the Northeast Independent School District (NEISD) in San Antonio, Texas, sent to parents four days ago:“This school year, public schools will treat COVID-19 exposure similar to the flu or strep throat and will not send home COVID-19 letters.”The announcement, signed by Superintendent Sean Maika, also reported that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the state legisla
- USA TODAY Opinion
Canceling student loan debt would be a bold step toward opportunity for millions, and reverse decades of economic injustice for people of color.
(Bloomberg) -- The pass rate for the Chartered Financial Analyst Level I exam administered in May was the lowest since testing began in 1963.Twenty-five percent of applicants passed the latest test, down from 44% for those who sat for the February examination, according to the CFA Institute’s website. The 10-year average pass rate is 42%.Nearly 26,000 candidates sat for the Level I exam, which was administered at test centers around the world, the CFA Institute said in a statement Tuesday.“The d
- National Review
Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) on Monday introduced the Love America Act, a measure to promote patriotism in public schools and ban federal funding from going to schools teaching that the nation’s foundational texts are rooted in racism.
Anxious Chinese parents were rushing to hire private tutors to help their children navigate a fiercely competitive education system after the government moved last week to rein in companies in the massive tutoring services industry. China's for-profit education sector has been under scrutiny as part of Beijing's push to ease pressure on school children and reduce a cost burden on parents that has contributed to a drop in birth rates. After-school tutoring (AST) classes are seen as crucial to academic success in China's notoriously difficult college entrance exam.
- USA TODAY
Biden, Congress and student loan forgiveness: What is the federal government doing to address the issue?
Biden has relieved some student loan debt, but Democrats want to go bigger to undo some of the nation's $1.7 trillion in student loan debt.
- Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Florida has experienced school bus driver shortages each fall for several years. This year, it appears worse than ever. Read on for that story and more Florida education news. Some Tampa area districts already are warning parents and students to prepare for late buses. Officials say hiring efforts are barely making a dent. One north Florida district is taking more dramatic steps. Escambia ...
- Wolverines Wire
That narrows things down considerably.
- USA TODAY
As the delta variant spreads and young children aren't eligible for vaccination, new CDC guidelines recommend masks in schools.
- NBC News
"It's coming down to personal choice and personal responsibility and really letting people decide if they believe in the science or not," one teacher said.
- Washington Examiner
Walmart will pay 100% of its associates' college tuition and book costs, the company announced on Tuesday.
- Raleigh News and Observer
Coronavirus cases are surging across the nation, including in North Carolina where hospitalizations climbed over 1,000 Tuesday for the first time in more than two months.
- The 74
Get essential education news and commentary delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Education advocates in Indiana are warning that it’s going to take years of work for students in the state to rebound after Indiana’s spring 2021 assessment results showed concerning signs. “These results confirm what we expected, […]
- Yahoo Finance
Democratic lawmakers continue to pressure President Biden to extend the student loan pandemic payment pause and enact student loan forgiveness.
California State University System Will Require All Students & Staff To Get Covid Vaccinations For In Person Fall Term Classes – Updated
UPDATED with latest: Following in the footsteps of the University of California, the California State University system announced on Tuesday that it will also require all students and staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to take part in any in-person classes or activities for the fall term. The CSU had previously announced plans to require […]
- Associated Press
California Gov. Gavin Newsom's office said Tuesday he pulled his children out of a summer day camp that did not require kids to wear masks, a violation of state policy that Newsom's spokeswoman said he and his wife missed when reviewing communication from the camp. “The Newsoms were concerned to see unvaccinated children unmasked indoors at a camp their children began attending yesterday and after seeing this, removed the kids from the camp," Erin Mellon said in an email. Two of Newsom's four children, ages 10 and 11, attended the day camp, Mellon said.