Several school districts went back to class on Monday, but it didn’t mean they were in the building. For Pittsburgh Public, a dozen schools were forced to learn remotely because of staffing shortages due to COVID cases and quarantines; KDKA's Chris Hoffman reports.
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- Good Morning America
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.
- 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.
- VC Star | Ventura County Star
Letters include a call to public schools to follow private schools' lead in return to online learning; and reaction to Mathews' column about parenthood.
Jen Psaki backed her kid's school in a fight with Virginia's GOP governor over mandating masks for students
The White House press secretary's child studies in the county at the centre of a fight between Gov. Youngkin and Arlington Public Schools.
- 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.
- The 74
Despite a national nursing shortage in the United States, over 80,000 qualified applications were not accepted at U.S. nursing schools in 2020, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. This was due primarily to a shortage of nursing professors and a limited number of clinical placements where nursing students get practical job training. […]
- The 74
The full numbers aren’t in yet, but 2021 will likely set a modern record for number of Americans who quit their jobs. Economists have dubbed it the Great Resignation, as millions of employees search for higher pay and better working conditions. Is this Big Quit happening in education? The data suggest the answer is no. […]
- Portsmouth Herald
Patsy Huntsman, 72, asked to remove “It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health” by author Robie Harris.
- Rock Hill Herald
The racist graffiti included epithets, references to Hitler, and offensive words, officials said.
- 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 […]
- Fox News
New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday insisted that the city's public schools will remain open despite the spread of omicron COVID-19 cases.
- Fox News
California will remove controversial chants from its ethnic studies model curriculum after multiple parents sued, alleging it was violating the state and federal constitutions.
- USA TODAY
Students in Boston and Chicago will stage COVID walkouts on Friday, following similar protests in New York City, Seattle, Milwaukee and elsewhere.
- The Conversation
More than masks and critical race theory – 3 tasks you should be prepared to do before you run for school board
School board elections are increasingly contested. Nathan Howard/Getty ImagesWhen people run for school board these days, they often are motivated to campaign on a controverisial topic. That’s according to Ballotpedia, a nonprofit that tracks political elections in the U.S. In an analysis of school board elections in 463 school districts in 2021, the organization found elections that were once uncontested had drawn candidates who were “galvanized by one issue or another.” Three issues came up th
- Palm Beach Daily News
The deal links Florida's flagship university to one of the world's leading bioscience research groups and adds to its footprint in Palm Beach County.
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.
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- Associated Press
An elite public high school in northern Virginia discriminated against Asian American families when it overhauled its admissions policies amid a push to increase Black and Hispanic representation at the school, lawyers argued Tuesday. A federal judge in Alexandria heard arguments on whether the new admissions policy at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology discriminates against Asian Americans, or simply tries to level the playing field so that other minorities can gain admission. The case has garnered significant attention in part because of the school's prestigious status: it was ranked the best public high school in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
- Akron Beacon Journal
Everyone is stressed about the pandemic. Our teachers, the real heroes among us, are hurting. They want our kids to be safe. Let's keep them safe too.