The Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education voted 5-0 Monday evening to require all staff and faculty working on district property to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
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- Yahoo Life SEA
Ms Banna will now represent Singapore for the December event, the 70th Miss Universe international competition in Eilat, Israel.
- NY Daily News
NYC students who moved, got jobs during pandemic remote learning now face tough choices as in-person classes return
Remote classes weren’t 19-year-old Guerly Lizie’s favorite way to learn, but they allowed the West Brooklyn Community High School student to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic even as her life changed dramatically. After Lizie’s mom lost her job early in the pandemic, the teen found full-time work at a home health aide agency so she could chip in, while squeezing in online schoolwork ...
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Fort Worth ISD has invested in reading intervention programs, assessments and trainings to try to turn around failing reading scores for years. How much does your school library spend each year?
- Idaho Statesman
“His devotion to the students showed when he would greet them in the mornings and make sure to say goodbye to them at the end of their day.”
Although the CARES Act was signed into law in March 2020, there's a lesser-known provision regarding student loan debt. Section 2206 of the CARES Act created a temporary tax-free provision for...
In response to the economic hardship created by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. government suspended payments and interest on student loans starting in March 2020. Now that vaccine distribution in...
- The New York Times
When the schools in Marietta, Georgia, opened their doors on Aug. 3, the highly contagious delta variant was sweeping across the South, and children were not being spared. By Aug. 20, 51 students in the city’s small school district had tested positive for the coronavirus. Nearly 1,000 others had been flagged as close contacts and had to quarantine at home for 7-10 days. “That’s a lot of school, especially for children that are recovering from 18 months in a pandemic where they missed a lot of sc
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the resumption of face-to-face classes in areas deemed low risk for COVID-19, with up to 120 schools to join a two-month pilot reopening run, his education minister said on Monday. The Philippines is among 17 countries globally where schools have been closed for the entirety of the pandemic, according to a report https://www.reuters.com/world/unicef-calls-schools-reopen-pandemic-hit-nations-2021-09-16 last week by the United Nations children's agency UNICEF, highlighting what it called "18 months of lost learning". Duterte has held off on reopening schools https://reut.rs/3EBJZbU, sticking to a vow to keep them shut until a vaccine was available, warning that doing otherwise "spells disaster".
- Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO — The so-called devious lick TikTok bathroom challenge that has lured teens nationwide to wreak havoc on school restrooms has arrived in suburban Chicago districts, where officials are warning the latrine marauders that videotaping their friends yanking soap dispensers off the wall is no laughing matter. TikTok has now blocked users from viewing any videos with the “devious lick” ...
An Alabama high school student was charged after being accused of stealing fire extinguisher stemming from viral 'devious licks' TikTok challenge
Robertsdale High School Principal Joe Sharp said the student was caught on camera taking the fire extinguisher, the AP reported.
- Raleigh News and Observer
UNC needs to focus on transparency, not spin (Opinion)
- USA TODAY
'Senseless erasure': The US is reckoning with Indigenous education – from Hawaii to South Dakota to Maine
Connecticut, Maine and Oregon have all passed legislation requiring the addition of Native American studies across all school curriculum.
- USA TODAY
COVID-19 is surging, amid some of the starkest evidence yet of the toll climate change will take on the planet and on the lives and learning of kids.
Taha Ahmed and Rooshan Aziz left their jobs in strategy consulting and investment banking in London earlier this year in order to found a mobile-only education platform startup, Maqsad, in Pakistan, with a goal "to make education more accessible to 100 million Pakistani students." Having grown up in Karachi, childhood friends Ahmed and Aziz are aware of the challenges about the Pakistani education system, which is notably worse for those not living in large urban areas (the nation’s student-teacher ratio is 44:1). Pakistani children are less likely to go to school for each kilometer of distance between school and their home -- with girls being four times affected, Maqsad co-founder Aziz said.
- Kansas City Star
Five years into the Kansans Can initiative, more students are graduating but math, science and English scores aren’t rising.
- Reuters Videos
This is Seyede-Zahra. She says she wants to become successful so she can make her country prosper…She’s one of many Afghan girls who returned to primary schools with gender-segregated classes on Saturday. But her older counterparts faced an anxious wait with no clarity over if and when they would be able to resume their studies at the secondary school level.Most schools in the capital Kabul have stayed shut since the Taliban captured the city just over a month ago.Taliban officials say they will not return to the fundamentalist policies - including a ban on girls receiving an education - when they last ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.They have now promised that girls will be able to study - but only in segregated classrooms.Nazife, a teacher at a private school in Kabul which had mixed classrooms before the Taliban takeover, said they had made changes in order to reopen."We don't have a problem in our school. The hours are different for boys and girls. Girls study in the morning and boys in the afternoon. Male teachers teach boys and female teachers teach girls."However, there was uncertainty for many other girls at the school, which teaches at both the primary and secondary levels.On Friday the Education Ministry said boys' secondary schools would soon reopen, but made no mention of girls.Hadis Rezaei, who teaches the school's female secondary-level pupils, said morale is low as students await announcements from the government.Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the local Bakhtar News Agency on Saturday that arrangements were being made to reopen girls' secondary schools, but he gave no date.
- The New York Times
Teenagers are acting out — and their high schools are the victims. It’s all on TikTok. Missing are soap dispensers, bathroom mirrors, paper towel holders, fire alarms and even a teacher’s desk — anything that can be swiped from school and then revealed in a TikTok video, with the hashtag #deviouslicks. In the last month or so, TikTok has hosted close to 94,200 similar videos under #deviouslicks, or #diabolicallicks, according to the website Know Your Meme. The hashtag also seems to have encourag
- Business Insider
The Taliban on Saturday said girls aren't banned from attending secondary school but they first want to set up a "secure transportation system."
What is considered middle class? It might take more money than you think to reach this income tier. The Pew Research Center defines middle class, or middle-income households, as those with incomes...
- Washington Examiner
More school districts may eventually follow the example of Los Angeles public schools and impose a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all students ages 12 and older, but it is not likely to happen overnight.