Baltimore City is proceeding with plans to reopen schools for in-person learning this week. Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonja Santelises on Monday told 11 News that the district has ramped up its COVID-19 testing program. There are two important days to remember: High school students will be tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Then, all city students with negative test results will return to the classroom Thursday.
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Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) has fired attorneys from the University of Virginia and George Mason University, saying he "wants the university counsel to return to giving legal advice based on law."The University of Virginia's Tim Heaphy, who was on leave to help lead the House's investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, was reportedly among 30 staffers Miyares dismissed upon taking office last week, according to...
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One Pennsylvania school board member is sending a message message to parents: “No, I don't work for you.”
A Texas teacher was placed on administrative leave after ranting to junior high school students and calling them 'complete and utter morons'
"I have never in my life dealt with kids that are so awful that if they fell into a river, I would let them float away," the teacher said in audio obtained by KHOU.
- Florida Today
Members of conservative parent group Moms for Liberty criticized a contract to buy 53 tickets for the Conscious Discipline Institute this summer
- Austin American-Statesman
Running for governor, Democrat Beto O'Rourke said in a November rally that 70% of Texas fourth graders cannot read at grade level. Is he right?
Teachers Are Sharing The Hilarious Yet Wholesome Ways Students Have Caught Them Off Guard, And I Could Never Keep A Straight Face
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As of earlier this week, Apple began requiring that students and teachers in the US verify their identity through UNiDAYS before they could take advantage of the company’s discounted education pricing.
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A Texas teacher remained on administrative leave Friday after a video showing her ranting about her students and her job circulated online.
- Newark Advocate
State School Board member Michelle Newman says public education is important to introduce children to different people and ideas.
- The Root
During his presidential campaign, Joe Biden committed to prioritizing funding for HBCUs, and now a year into his term, students are coming to collect. This past week, NBC News reporter Isa Gutiérrez reached out to students at various HBCU campuses to get their take on the unfulfilled promise.
- Kansas City Star
In February 2019, Crystal Smith was working as a teacher at the Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School when she was caught on surveillance cameras kicking a 5-year-old girl.
- The Hill
Students in Los Angeles public schools will be required to wear "well-fitting, non-cloth masks with a nose-wire" and staff will be required to wear surgical-grade masks beginning Monday under the school district's latest round of pandemic protocols.The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) on Friday updated its coronavirus guidelines, which are posted on its website, to essentially ban cloth masks."Masking will be required at all times,...
- USA TODAY
As thousands of schools close classrooms, some districts have managed to keep disruptions to a minimum. Here's what they're getting right.
- USA TODAY
Tens of thousands of people have gotten student loan forgiveness through an overhauled federal program. Here's how to get help with your debt.
- Business Insider
Florida lawmakers advanced a bill that would allow parents to sue schools if staff speak to students about gender identity or sexuality
Known as the "Don't Say Gay" bill, the legislation says it protects a parent's "right to make decisions" on "the upbringing and control of their children."
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- The Tennessean
Tennessee grants seven districts permission to switch to virtual learning — for all of their individual schools
Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn has given seven school districts permission to shift all of their schools to virtual because of COVID-19.
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Michigan university held basketball games at 100% capacity despite shutting down in-person learning in January
Michigan State University allowed basketball games to continue at 100% attendance capacity while shutting down in-person learning for nearly the entire month of January.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
Opinion: Skills, not schools. It took a pandemic and BLM to get employers looking at new ways to hire
Too many employers have required college degrees that aren't necessary. COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter are helping them realize what a mistake that is.
A Virginia woman was charged Friday with making an oral threat on school property when she said at a school board meeting that she would show up with loaded guns if her children were required to wear masks at schools, according to the local police department.Driving the news: "My children will not come to school on Monday with a mask on," Amelia King, 42, told the school board. "Alright? That's not happening. And I will bring every single gun loaded and ready to ... I will call every..."Get mark