The newly named superintendent for the Los Angeles Unified School District was in Elysian Heights. He begins March 1.
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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.”
Teachers Are Sharing The Hilarious Yet Wholesome Ways Students Have Caught Them Off Guard, And I Could Never Keep A Straight Face
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- Virginian Pilot
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,” ...
- Florida Today
Members of conservative parent group Moms for Liberty criticized a contract to buy 53 tickets for the Conscious Discipline Institute this summer
- Austin American-Statesman
Teachers are leaving the profession in worrisome numbers. And our schools and communities will be all the poorer if we let this trend continue.
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."
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Gov. Doug Ducey is suing the federal government, insisting on the right to use federal COVID-relief funds to help spread the virus.
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Taylor Ranch teacher Carrie Koontz wants everybody to remember that even academically high-performing elementary school students are little children.
- Newark Advocate
State School Board member Michelle Newman says public education is important to introduce children to different people and ideas.
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
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'Climate of fear': Fla. school district cancels professor’s civil rights lecture over critical race theory concerns
Critical race theory concerns played a role in a Florida school district cancelling a civil rights lecture.
- The 74
Americans have an enduring, though contradictory, fondness for local institutions. On the whole, it can be summed up as “it’s bad out there, but it’s fine where I am.” Polls have long shown Congress is held in low regard bordering on naked contempt, for example, but everyone’s own representatives are somehow immune from that harsh […]
- Chicago Tribune
Chicago Public Schools defends change in way it reports COVID-19 cases online after aldermen demand answers
On his second day as Chicago Public Schools CEO, Pedro Martinez promised transparency in the way the district publicly reports student and staff member COVID-19 cases. “On our website, we will be reporting out cases daily. We will be more complete. We will not only just show active cases, we’ll show quarantine. Please give us some grace. Because it is daily, that means there will be some ...
- 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.
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
The lead investigator for the Jan. 6 House select committee investigating the Capitol riot has been fired from his position as the University of Virginia's counsel by the state's new Republican attorney general, per the Washington Post.Why it matters: Democrats say the removal of Tim Heaphy from his post after some three years while he's on leave from the university to investigate the insurrection is likely "retribution" for the House probe — an accusation strongly denied by the office of state
With most extracurricular activities shut down in the pandemic, and many schools giving out pass/fail grades, what will colleges be looking for?
A 17-year-old Maryland student was charged after one of his classmates was found shot in a school bathroom
The suspected shooter was charged with attempted second-degree murder. Police found a ghost gun that "was believed to be the gun used" by the suspect.