Several school districts on Long Island say they're not adjusting their optional mask-wearing policies this fall until they receive definitive guidance from the State Department of Health.
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- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A Texas school district said COVID-19 cases have dropped “significantly” three weeks after enacting a face mask mandate.
- USA TODAY
A small group of students allegedly posted a petition online calling for bringing back slavery in the United States, according to multiple reports.
- Kansas City Star
“Those are the types of things we’re working hard to make sure it does not happen while we keep schools open,” Education Commissioner Randy Watson said.
- Yahoo Sports
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde continue their season-long Race for the Case competition picking games against the spread. The trio begins with the Big Noon game as #12 Notre Dame and #18 Wisconsin are set to battle in Chicago. The guys also preview the other ranked on ranked matchup, #7 Texas A&M vs #16 Arkansas in Arlington, Texas. Will the Hogs pull off the upset? We also have #19 Michigan hosting Rutgers, #9 Clemson traveling to NC State and #4 Oklahoma hosting West Virginia on the docket.
- National Review
Point Park University in Pennsylvania has warned students that “action could be taken” if they do not respect their classmates’ preferred pronouns.
- Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
For weeks, Gov. Ron DeSantis resisted applying for millions of dollars in federal assistance aimed at ensuring children get fed when school’s not in session. Florida schools are reopened, his staff contended, so the state didn’t need the money. The pushback was furious. Read on for the latest on that story and more Florida education news. This week, the Governor’s Office announced it reversed ...
Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.) says she won’t vote for President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion social spending plan in its current […] The post Rep. Adams threatens to vote against spending bill over HBCU funding appeared first on TheGrio.
- LA Times
The new agreement also approves a policy that allows quarantined students to receive live instruction.
- Kansas City Star
Over the last few years, there have been several racist incidents at different schools that made headlines in the Kansas City metro.
- The Conversation
Some preschoolers are encouraged to bring in their favorite toy or stuffed animal, while others risk having it confiscated. Layland Masuda/Moment Collection via Getty ImagesThe Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Poor preschoolers get fewer chances than wealthier children to bring their prized personal possessions to school. That’s what I found in my two-year comparative ethnographic study of two preschools in Madison, Wisconsin. One of the preschools pri
- Business Insider
The Education Dept. stripped student-loan forgiveness from more than 4,500 teachers over minor paperwork errors
Public servants like government and nonprofit workers bank on this debt forgiveness program, but thousands of teachers found out they don't qualify.
- Idaho Statesman
The Treasure Valley’s largest high schools announced expectations for fans with the state in crisis standards of care.
- The State
Tucker Hipps’ parents are renewing their efforts to find out what happened during a Clemson fraternity pledge run, announcing a $50,000 reward for information.
- The 74
Confronting classrooms without permanent teachers, school administrators across the country are turning to an assortment of incentives — many of them financial, some unprecedented — to fill widespread vacancies. Some districts are offering thousands in signing bonuses, others adapt to four-day work weeks and many are easing the way for college students or other would-be […]
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
It's a shame that some of the writers of the first draft of California's ethnic studies program quit after their anti-Israel bias was called out.
- Associated Press
One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's “now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards, teachers are being offered signing bonuses and schools are moving back to online learning. Now that schools have welcomed students back to classrooms, they face a new challenge: a shortage of teachers and staff the likes of which some districts say they have never seen.
- Washington Examiner
A Virginia school board will not adopt a statewide policy that introduces certain protections to gay and lesbian students.
Once the darlings of Wall Street and venture capital as recently as the beginning of this year, China’s edtech firms are now wondering if they will be able to remain solvent long enough to see the beginning of the next. In a series of sweeping regulations, the central government has taken a wrecking ball to an education and test-prep industry worth billions, the collective value of both the schedules and wallets of the country’s urban, middle-class families. The most impactful policies were introduced in July, and they include a ban on any for-profit tutoring services focused on the country’s core public school curriculum, oriented around the make-or-break high school and university entrance exams.
- Business Insider
A California school district is putting 'now hiring' flyers in students' lunch boxes to help fill 200 job openings during a staff shortage, a report says
The school district, in the Mojave Desert, hopes the flyers will get to parents and help it fill more than 200 job openings.
- Washington Examiner
A new report on charter school enrollment found California’s charter schools appear to have benefitted from the state’s drop in public school attendance.