Some schools have moved classes outdoors to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as others move to remote learning as cases surge. Mark Strassmann takes a look.
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- USA TODAY
A University of Pennsylvania student had her Rhodes scholarship revoked after questions over her claims of a first-generation, low-income status.
- Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Gordon W. Davis, a Lubbock businessman who spent 10 years as an associate professor in the college, and his wife, Joyce, have given a $44 million to Tech
- Bucks County Courier Times
A shocking image from the North Penn School District showing a teacher taping a mask to a student’s face is making waves on social media.
- 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.
"Not everyone is aware of a big issue that makes starting a family prohibitive for those of us in this profession."
- Kansas City Star
Evening classes would give teachers and schoolkids the flexibility they need in today’s world. | Editorial
- Charlotte Observer
The state has vowed to keep schools open despite the current surge. But it’s taking a toll on staff. | Opinion
- 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.
- Poets & Quants
Stanford has released its 2021 MBA employment report, the last top school to do so As we’ve seen in the release of employment reports from top-25 programs throughout fall and winter, the pandemic whirlwind ... The post Stanford GSB Graduated The Highest-Paid MBAs Of All Time In 2021 appeared first on Poets&Quants.
- Detroit Free Press
A statement posted by an Oxford schools official attempts to to clarify what the district knew before the Nov. 30 shooting that left 4 students dead.
- 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.
- NBC News
California State University has become the first university system in the country to add caste to its anti-discrimination policy.
- IndyStar | The Indianapolis Star
K-12 schools reported more than 15,000 cases among students last week, and more than 1,000 cases in both teachers and staff members for the 1st time.
- 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.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Wednesday sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen responding to the Biden administration's threat that it will take back and withhold the state's COVID-19 relief aid over anti-masking school policies.Driving the news: "[W]e will not be intimidated by the heavy-hand of the Biden Administration forcing Arizona to comply with ambiguous and unrealistic national standards," Brnovich said.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights w
- 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. […]
Biden ignores question on whether he will cancel $10,000 in student debt — something he promised to do during his campaign
During his first solo press conference of 2022, Biden was asked whether he plans to cancel student debt broadly. He simply did not answer.