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- Business Insider
Rhodes Scholar who went to a $30k-a-year private school is accused of faking poverty to win a place at Oxford University, report says
A tip-off email included images of Mackenzie Fierceton sky-diving and riding a horse from the yearbook of her expensive private school, per reports.
- Associated Press
Mark Schlissel has been removed as president of the University of Michigan due to an alleged "inappropriate relationship with a university employee," the school said Saturday on its website. The removal was effective “immediately,” the University of Michigan Board of Regents said, adding that members learned on Dec. 8, 2021, about the relationship from an anonymous complaint and that an investigation revealed that “over the years,” Schlissel used his university email account to “communicate with that subordinate in a manner inconsistent with the dignity and reputation of the university.” “As you know, the Regents received an anonymous complaint regarding an alleged sexual affair between you and a subordinate,” the board wrote in its letter to Schlissel informing him of his removal.
A substitute teacher in Florida resigned after she repeatedly used a racial slur at school where the majority of students are Black, report says
The teacher continued to use the slur in front of the schools' principal, who is Black, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
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."
- The News-Messenger
Letter to the editor: Jordan has a style of talking much and saying little.
- Springfield News-Leader
The only reality the governor, the attorney general and the right-wing legislators have to offer is chaos and misinformation.
- The Hill
Youngkin signs executive orders banning critical race theory, lifting mask mandate in Virginia public schools
Virginia's Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed 11 executive orders on his first day in office, including one lifting a mask mandate in public schools and another banning the teaching of critical race theory, both issues Youngkin campaigned on."Executive Order Number One delivers on his Day One promise to restore excellence in education by ending the use of divisive concepts, including Critical Race Theory, in public education," a press release...
- Delaware Online | The News Journal
Although Navient denies the charges, the settlement ends probes by multiple states into the company's practices.
On his first day in office, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin banned teaching Critical Race Theory and mask mandates in schools
Critical Race Theory was not part of Virginia's K-12 schools standards of learning, the commonwealth's department of education said last year.
- The Topeka Capital-Journal
Some Kansas schools closed amid COVID outbreaks with educators hoping the long weekend will alleviate staffing shortages and student absences.
- The Telegraph
One of the UK’s leading universities is running degree courses that includes military training for Chinese scientists at an institution deemed a threat to US national security.
- 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.
- USA TODAY
The National Parents Union says it cares about school closures, not critical race theory. Is it designed to oppose teachers unions?
- 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.
- LA Times
Surging coronavirus cases among students and staff due to the Omicron variant have put schools under intense strain, exhausting teachers and increasing student anxiety.
- Asheville Citizen-Times
A woman is out of jail on a written promise after a Jan. 12 incident at Asheville Highschool when she allegedly pepper sprayed a student.
- Springfield News-Leader
Rep. Chuck Basye, a Rocheport Republican and sponsor of the bill, has been a vocal critic of district school boards.
- Motley Fool
The rise of infections caused by the omicron variant is just one more reason to buy this growth stock.
- Kansas City Star
Olathe Public Schools said it had reached “dire circumstances” with more than 800 employees out sick.
- The New York Times
NEW YORK — The approach to the little reform school in the woods seemed to be from a storybook, a winding road bringing new students to its remote campus, with dormitories and a red barn perched beside a pond. Teenagers who were not in class sat quietly on porches or carried buckets across a broad lawn, part of the regimen of chores in a program that promised to rehabilitate — to cure. But a rash of recent lawsuits against the little campus in the woods, the Family Foundation School in Hancock,