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- Charlotte Observer
“I heard a rumbling noise,” one student told the local newspaper. “It was loud, and I was out of there.”
Jen Psaki backed her kid's school in a fight with Virginia's GOP governor over mandating masks for students
The White House press secretary's child studies in the county at the centre of a fight between Gov. Youngkin and Arlington Public Schools.
- 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.
A New York school district has apologized after sixth-graders were given an 'unacceptable' homework assignment for their Spanish class
Students were told to translate sentences like "You (friendly) are Mexican and ugly" and "You (politely) are pretty and American."
- Florida Today
COVID-19 cases have reached new heights in Brevard County school district as the more contagious omicron variant spreads throughout schools.
- USA TODAY
Students in Boston and Chicago will stage COVID walkouts on Friday, following similar protests in New York City, Seattle, Milwaukee and elsewhere.
- Raleigh News and Observer
For this student in Chapel Hill, pandemic burnout comes not from ongoing safety precautions but from seeing some people’s lack of empathy while they continue their lives as if everything is fine.
- The Tennessean
Tennessee has become the first state to sponsor federally-recognized teacher apprenticeship programs to help people become teachers for free.
- Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Texas parents, students and school employees are facing disruptions as some districts temporarily close or alter operations amid the COVID-19 surge.
- The State
Unvaccinated teachers exposed to the virus but who don’t show symptoms won’t be required to quarantine when a school is experiencing a “critical staffing shortage.”
- The 74
The full numbers aren’t in yet, but 2021 will likely set a modern record for number of Americans who quit their jobs. Economists have dubbed it the Great Resignation, as millions of employees search for higher pay and better working conditions. Is this Big Quit happening in education? The data suggest the answer is no. […]
Trustees of the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) unanimously voted to save its endangered Cantonese program on Thursday, delivering a sense of relief to students and more than 20 Asian organizations that supported its continuation. The program was nearly canceled in the fall of 2021 due to budget cuts. The college, according to administrators, must prioritize classes that contribute to a degree or certificate, and Cantonese does not.
- Myrtle Beach Sun News
An Horry County Schools parent and autism advocate who sued the district in 2020 over alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act is running for a seat on the district’s board.
- Modesto Bee
“He asked where Turlock is,” Emily Yonan said of her interview with then-DA Cyrus Vance Jr.
- Akron Beacon Journal
Everyone is stressed about the pandemic. Our teachers, the real heroes among us, are hurting. They want our kids to be safe. Let's keep them safe too.
- The Hill
White House press secretary Jen Psaki weighed into Virginia's debate over school mask mandates on Sunday after newly sworn-in Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) criticized a school district that pledged to flout his bid to make masking optional.Youngkin's executive order allows parents to opt their children out of any mask mandates at schools. Responding to Arlington Public Schools saying masks would still be required in schools and on buses, Youngkin...
- The Augusta Chronicle
Columnist Dana Harris looks back on the effect COVID-19 has has on learning in the United States and looks forward to what comes next.
- Kansas City Star
Olathe Public Schools said it had reached “dire circumstances” with more than 800 employees out sick.
- The State
Since every dollar transferred into an education scholarship account is one taken away from a public school, critics argue the program would only exacerbate the problems plaguing public schools.
- The Root
Trymaine Lee is a Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award-winning journalist who is a correspondent for MSNBC and host of the podcast, Into America. On the podcast, he covers social justice issues and the role of race, violence, politics and law enforcement in America.