Every year students at the Mt. Bethel Christian Academy visit the Nation's Capitol, but the 2022 trip was canceled due to a citywide COVID-19 mandate.
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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.”
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The Chesapeake teachers’ union is protesting the school board’s decision to make masking optional as school divisions statewide grapple with implementation of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order scrapping school mask mandates. The union is encouraging employees to wear black to school and work to contract hours “as much as practicable and decline additional duties and responsibilities,” ...
A Texas teacher was placed on administrative leave after calling junior-high-school students 'complete and utter morons'
She said in audio obtained by KHOU that she'd never "dealt with kids that are so awful that if they fell into a river I would let them float away."
I couldn't stand the pressure New York schools put on kids, so I moved my family to a remote town in Argentina
When her daughter turned 2, the author started looking into New York City schools. She said the pressure they put on kids made her move.
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The Supreme Court takes on affirmative action, and its conservative justices may be ready to forbid race as a factor in admissions to universities.
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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?
At least seven school boards have sued Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) over his decision to end the commonwealth’s mask mandate in public schools.Why it matters: The school boards — including Fairfax County Public Schools, one of the largest school districts in the U.S. with more than 178,000 students — asked for an injunction to prevent Youngkin from enforcing the order, which leaves masking decisions up to parents and went into effect on Monday.Stay on top of the latest market trends and econ
Gov. Greg Abbott unveiled the outline of a proposed “Parental Bill of Rights” that would give parents — and not schools — the right to decide if a student should repeat a grade.Why it matters: Abbott said he wants to amend the Texas Constitution to make parents the “main decision makers in all matters” involving their children, which mirrors a national push from conservatives fueled by contentious battles over how race and sexuality are addressed in public schools.Stay on top of the latest marke
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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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.
- South Bend Tribune
More South Bend area students are choosing to attend schools outside of their assigned district's boundaries. Here's where students are going.
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Tens of thousands of people have gotten student loan forgiveness through an overhauled federal program. Here's how to get help with your debt.
Educator Julia Varnedoe was hospitalized with COVID-19 in late 2020, around the same time two fellow teachers, Patrick Key and Dana Johnson, were fighting for their lives in the ICU with the same disease.Varnedoe, who at the time taught at Mount Bethel Elementary School in Cobb County, survived her battle. Johnson and Key did not. Even though she didn’t know them, Varnedoe said she and other educators in the county were touched by their colleagues’ deaths. Why it matters: It’s been about a year
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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,...
With most extracurricular activities shut down in the pandemic, and many schools giving out pass/fail grades, what will colleges be looking for?
- 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.
- Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
On her first day as a pandemic substitute teacher, Kitty Kremer got a face shield, a mask, a microphone, some wipes and directions to the classroom where the children were waiting behind plexiglass. "I felt like a space person, walking from room to room," Kremer — one of Minnesota's irreplaceable replacement teachers — said with a laugh. When it feels like the pandemic is tearing Minnesota ...