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- Associated Press
An 1833 statue of Thomas Jefferson will be removed from New York's City Council chamber by the end of the year, a little-known city commission voted Monday, but it's unclear where it will go. The Public Design Commission held off on approving a plan to send the statue to the New-York Historical Society as a long-term loan after some participants at a virtual public hearing said it should be moved to a different room in City Hall instead. “I think he should stay in the seat of government in a public space,” said Raymond Lavertue, a historian who is a fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford.
Members of the UK Parliament held a minute’s silence on October 18 to pay tribute to the Conservative MP David Amess after he was fatally stabbed on Friday, October 15.The MP was killed during a meeting with constituents in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.On Sunday evening, his family released a statement to the media that said their “hearts are shattered” by what happened, and described his death as “cruel and violent.”A 25-year-old suspect, Ali Harbi Ali, was being held under the Terrorism Act, British news reports said. Credit: Parliament TV via Storyful
- American City Business Journals
Amazon.com said it needs an additional 1,700 workers in Baltimore to meet the demands of its ever-growing retail network during the upcoming holiday shopping rush — and the company is willing to pay job seekers to make it happen. This is the fifth consecutive year the company has launched a seasonal hiring spree in Maryland. "We're excited and grateful for this opportunity as job providers at this time," said Ofori Agboka, an Amazon executive based in Seattle in an interview Monday morning.
One high school had a super gross incident involving a rainbow Pride flag, and students aren't happy with the administration's sh*tty response.
- Business Insider
A Florida school says vaccinated students must stay home for 30 days after each shot, citing a false claim that they'll infect others
School officials said that the quarantine mandate exists because they believe vaccinated students can infect unvaccinated students. That's false.
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Data: U.S. News; Chart: Jacque Schrag/Axios Chicago scored big with both high schools and grade schools in this year's rankings of the top 10 schools in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report. Why it matters: The Chicago Public School system is often maligned for its failures but also runs the best schools in the state. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Context: Schools are ranked through a combination of state-required test results, graduation
- Washington Post
Miami school says vaccinated students must stay home for 30 days to protect others, citing discredited info
In April, a Miami private school made national headlines for barring teachers who got a coronavirus vaccine from interacting with students. Last week, the school made another startling declaration, but this time to the parents: If you vaccinate your child, they'll have to stay home for 30 days after each shot. The email from Centner Academy leadership, first reported by WSVN, repeated misleading and false claims that vaccinated people could pass on so-called harmful effects of the shot and have
- LA Times
On Monday, some parents kept their children home from school to protest the pending statewide student vaccination mandate.
- Kansas City Star
He has called the mother of a transgender kid “a child abuser,” and social-emotional learning “drivel.”
- Atlanta Black Star
Georgia High Schoolers Say Administrators Did Not Punish Students Waving Confederate Flag, But Chose to Suspend the Black Students Who Planned to Protest
A group of students at a North Georgia high school say just as they were planning to protest this month against peers caught carrying around […]
Gordon Klein, a long-time professor at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), has sued the college in response […] The post UCLA professor sues university after facing backlash amid George Floyd protests appeared first on TheGrio.
- USA TODAY
There is no 'opposing' perspective. Learning about the Holocaust cultivates an appropriate outrage at wrongs.
- Associated Press
College communities such as Bloomington, Indiana; Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and State College, Pennsylvania, are exploring their options for contesting the population counts, which they say do not accurately reflect how many people live there. When the pandemic struck the U.S. around spring break of 2020, it set off an exodus in college towns as classrooms went virtual almost overnight. The sudden departure of tens of thousands of students from these communities made it difficult to count them in the census, which began at almost the same time.
- The Telegraph
Covid testing in schools should be brought to an end for the sake of children's education, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has urged.
- Fox News
Author and prominent critical race theory advocate Ibram X. Kendi was reportedly paid $20,000 to speak at a one-hour virtual event last fall at the University of Michigan.
- NBC News
It was the second shooting at the Louisiana school in a matter of days. Classes are canceled on Monday and Tuesday, university officials said.
- USA TODAY
Two shootings within one week at Grambling State University have left two people dead. The university canceled classes and set a curfew in response.
A South Carolina teacher was arrested after a student took a pack of marijuana edibles from a prize box in her classroom, sheriff says
The South Carolina teacher asked the student to select another prize, but the student selected another bag of marijuana gummies, the sheriff said.
A federal judge on Monday ruled the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill did not discriminate against white and Asian American applicants in a closely watched case challenging the consideration of race in undergraduate student admissions. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs in Winston-Salem came in a lawsuit by Students for Fair Admissions, a group founded by conservative anti-affirmative action activist Edward Blum that is pursuing a similar case against Harvard University. SFFA is appealing its loss in the Harvard case to the U.S. Supreme Court, potentially giving its conservative majority a chance to end affirmative action policies used to increase the number of Black and Hispanic students on American campuses.