The Chicago Teachers Union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot are colliding over resuming in-person learning as COVID-19 cases spike nationwide. Parents are also voicing their frustrations with remote learning as many are forced to stay home from work. Charlie DeMar has more.
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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.
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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
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California will remove controversial chants from its ethnic studies model curriculum after multiple parents sued, alleging it was violating the state and federal constitutions.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
30,000 union workers call on Biden to cancel all student debt: 'We are wanting to let him know that unions have demands on him'
A Western Massachusetts labor union said if Biden is a "union-friendly president," he should cancel student debt.
Hundreds of Chicago Public School students walked out of classes late last week to demand better safety measures until COVID-19 dangers subside. "COVID rates are just getting higher and we want to protect the kids at our school by going online," Lake View High School junior Aiden M. told Axios Friday.Why it matters: The fight over CPS COVID safety is far from over as Chicago suffers record hospitalizations and some schools still show single digit vaccination rates. Get market news worthy of your
- 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.
- The 74
Pandemic-related school closures, which caused an alarming rate of learning loss among the country’s most vulnerable students, have prompted some administrators to reconsider the school calendar. An earlier start date, a later end date and numerous, elongated breaks throughout the year could allow more timely remediation for children in need — and enrichment for those […]
- 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. […]
I’m living out of my car until I start work, and even then I will only make $41K a year. But I owe $189K in student loans. What should I do?
Need help getting out of student loan or other debt? First up, the emergency student loan pause is now scheduled to end in May 2022, so you will want to think about how you’ll tackle payments then. One solid option to consider is to “try to get your loans on an income-driven repayment plan, which will cap your monthly payments at 10% to 20% of your discretionary income,” says Rebecca Safier, certified student loan counselor and education finance expert at Student Loan Hero.
- Portsmouth Herald
Patsy Huntsman, 72, asked to remove “It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health” by author Robie Harris.