The toll of COVID-19 in Florida classrooms has already resulted in tens of thousands of students quarantined, entire classrooms closed and schools shut down. Investigative Reporter Katie LaGrone learns it’s also leaving school districts still figuring out how to educate students at home,
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- USA TODAY
A small group of students allegedly posted a petition online calling for bringing back slavery in the United States, according to multiple reports.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A Texas school district said COVID-19 cases have dropped “significantly” three weeks after enacting a face mask mandate.
- Kansas City Star
“Those are the types of things we’re working hard to make sure it does not happen while we keep schools open,” Education Commissioner Randy Watson said.
- National Review
Point Park University in Pennsylvania has warned students that “action could be taken” if they do not respect their classmates’ preferred pronouns.
- Charlotte Observer
Principal says placement of cheer sign was not intentional but he understood some might have been offended.
- Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
For weeks, Gov. Ron DeSantis resisted applying for millions of dollars in federal assistance aimed at ensuring children get fed when school’s not in session. Florida schools are reopened, his staff contended, so the state didn’t need the money. The pushback was furious. Read on for the latest on that story and more Florida education news. This week, the Governor’s Office announced it reversed ...
- Yahoo Sports
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde continue their season-long Race for the Case competition picking games against the spread. The trio begins with the Big Noon game as #12 Notre Dame and #18 Wisconsin are set to battle in Chicago. The guys also preview the other ranked on ranked matchup, #7 Texas A&M vs #16 Arkansas in Arlington, Texas. Will the Hogs pull off the upset? We also have #19 Michigan hosting Rutgers, #9 Clemson traveling to NC State and #4 Oklahoma hosting West Virginia on the docket.
- LA Times
The new agreement also approves a policy that allows quarantined students to receive live instruction.
- The State
Tucker Hipps’ parents are renewing their efforts to find out what happened during a Clemson fraternity pledge run, announcing a $50,000 reward for information.
Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.) says she won’t vote for President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion social spending plan in its current […] The post Rep. Adams threatens to vote against spending bill over HBCU funding appeared first on TheGrio.
- Kansas City Star
Over the last few years, there have been several racist incidents at different schools that made headlines in the Kansas City metro.
- Associated Press
One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's “now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards, teachers are being offered signing bonuses and schools are moving back to online learning. Now that schools have welcomed students back to classrooms, they face a new challenge: a shortage of teachers and staff the likes of which some districts say they have never seen.
- The Conversation
Some preschoolers are encouraged to bring in their favorite toy or stuffed animal, while others risk having it confiscated. Layland Masuda/Moment Collection via Getty ImagesThe Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Poor preschoolers get fewer chances than wealthier children to bring their prized personal possessions to school. That’s what I found in my two-year comparative ethnographic study of two preschools in Madison, Wisconsin. One of the preschools pri
- Idaho Statesman
The Treasure Valley’s largest high schools announced expectations for fans with the state in crisis standards of care.
- Business Insider
The Education Dept. stripped student-loan forgiveness from more than 4,500 teachers over minor paperwork errors
Public servants like government and nonprofit workers bank on this debt forgiveness program, but thousands of teachers found out they don't qualify.
- The 74
Confronting classrooms without permanent teachers, school administrators across the country are turning to an assortment of incentives — many of them financial, some unprecedented — to fill widespread vacancies. Some districts are offering thousands in signing bonuses, others adapt to four-day work weeks and many are easing the way for college students or other would-be […]
- Washington Post
A rapper helped open a free grocery in his former school. As a teacher, I know how critical that is.
I know what it's like to work in a middle school where children are too hungry to learn. For two years, I taught English in South River, N.J., at a Title 1 middle school, meaning it is designated by the federal government as a high-poverty school. I saw firsthand the struggle of children trying to focus in class when they are distracted by their empty stomachs.Subscribe to The Post Most newsletter for the most important and interesting stories from The Washington Post. So when a photo popped up
- Associated Press
A day after assuming his job, Florida's newly appointed surgeon general on Wednesday signed new protocols allowing parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or stay in school if they are asymptomatic after being exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The new guidelines signed by Dr. Joseph Ladapo also tweaked the state’s prohibition against school mask mandates, prompting an administrative law judge to dismiss a lawsuit against the old rule that had been filed by various school boards. In terms of quarantine rules, Ladapo eliminated previous mandates requiring students to quarantine for at least four days off campus if they've been exposed.
- Charlotte Observer
“Principal Eric Ward, you will be terribly missed by so many ... #RamTough.”
- The 74
For the past year and a half, teachers have worked tirelessly to connect with students. We moved curricula online and helped students get access to laptops and broadband and to navigate digital learning platforms. Virtual learning was better than nothing, but it wasn’t nearly as effective as the classroom for most kids. Going into a […]