The district has had more than 2,000 requests for substitute teachers over the last nine days for teachers in isolation and quarantine, but more than 40 percent of those were not filled.
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Virginia Gov. Youngkin's day-one executive orders include investigating Loudoun County officials, CRT ban
Virginia’s newly sworn-in Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed 11 executive actions on his first day in office, including ending the use of Critical Race Theory in schools, investigating officials' alleged wrongdoing in Loudoun County, and allowing parents to decide if their children should wear masks in schools.
- Business Insider
Rhodes Scholar who went to a $30k-a-year private school is accused of faking poverty to win a place at Oxford University, report says
A tip-off email included images of Mackenzie Fierceton sky-diving and riding a horse from the yearbook of her expensive private school, per reports.
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Letter to the editor: Jordan has a style of talking much and saying little.
- Springfield News-Leader
The only reality the governor, the attorney general and the right-wing legislators have to offer is chaos and misinformation.
On his first day in office, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin banned teaching Critical Race Theory and mask mandates in schools
Critical Race Theory was not part of Virginia's K-12 schools standards of learning, the commonwealth's department of education said last year.
- Delaware Online | The News Journal
Although Navient denies the charges, the settlement ends probes by multiple states into the company's practices.
A substitute teacher in Florida resigned after she repeatedly used a racial slur at school where the majority of students are Black, report says
The teacher continued to use the slur in front of the schools' principal, who is Black, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
- Raleigh News and Observer
For this student in Chapel Hill, pandemic burnout comes not from ongoing safety precautions but from seeing some people’s lack of empathy while they continue their lives as if everything is fine.
A New York school district has apologized after sixth-graders were given an 'unacceptable' homework assignment for their Spanish class
Students were told to translate sentences like "You (friendly) are Mexican and ugly" and "You (politely) are pretty and American."
- Associated Press
Mark Schlissel has been removed as president of the University of Michigan due to an alleged "inappropriate relationship with a university employee," the school said Saturday on its website. The removal was effective “immediately,” the University of Michigan Board of Regents said, adding that members learned on Dec. 8, 2021, about the relationship from an anonymous complaint and that an investigation revealed that “over the years,” Schlissel used his university email account to “communicate with that subordinate in a manner inconsistent with the dignity and reputation of the university.” “As you know, the Regents received an anonymous complaint regarding an alleged sexual affair between you and a subordinate,” the board wrote in its letter to Schlissel informing him of his removal.
- The New York Times
Amid a flurry of bills nationwide that seek to ban the teaching of critical race theory in schools, one such proposal in Virginia stood out. Tucked inside a bill introduced by Wren Williams, a Republican delegate, was a glaring error: Among the concepts that school boards would be required to ensure students understood was “the first debate between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.” But as scholars, Williams’ colleagues in the House of Delegates and others on social media noted, that debat
- The Hill
White House press secretary Jen Psaki weighed into Virginia's debate over school mask mandates on Sunday, after newly sworn-in Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) criticized a school district that pledged to flout his bid to make masking optional.Youngkin's executive order allows parents to opt their children out of any mask mandates at schools. Responding to Arlington Public Schools saying masks would still be required in schools and on buses, Youngkin...
- Asheville Citizen-Times
A woman is out of jail on a written promise after a Jan. 12 incident at Asheville Highschool when she allegedly pepper sprayed a student.
- Motley Fool
The rise of infections caused by the omicron variant is just one more reason to buy this growth stock.
- The Telegraph
One of the UK’s leading universities is running degree courses that includes military training for Chinese scientists at an institution deemed a threat to US national security.
- The Topeka Capital-Journal
Some Kansas schools closed amid COVID outbreaks with educators hoping the long weekend will alleviate staffing shortages and student absences.
- NBC News
Three lawmakers have asked companies that develop online degree programs for universities for information about their recruiting tactics and use of federal aid dollars.
- USA TODAY
The National Parents Union says it cares about school closures, not critical race theory. Is it designed to oppose teachers unions?
- Modesto Bee
“He asked where Turlock is,” Emily Yonan said of her interview with then-DA Cyrus Vance Jr.
- The Augusta Chronicle
Columnist Dana Harris looks back on the effect COVID-19 has has on learning in the United States and looks forward to what comes next.