A surge in the number of COVID-19 positive cases at some Maryland area colleges and universities has forced schools to take drastic actions. Among those schools is Towson University.
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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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Photos of a flyer shared on Facebook accurately show a permission slip for students to attend an After School Satan Club.
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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.
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.
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The University of Tennessee has proposed creating a critical race theory collective center as well as integrating diversity, equity and inclusion practices.
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."
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The agency had reportedly visited the preschool several times starting in September 2021 to check that children were wearing masks properly, prompted by a parent complaint.
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The only reality the governor, the attorney general and the right-wing legislators have to offer is chaos and misinformation.
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Chicago Public Schools students walked out of classes on Friday and made several demands, including a return to remote learning for two weeks and coronavirus “stipends” for students.
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Youngkin signs executive orders banning critical race theory, lifting mask mandate in Virginia public schools
Virginia's Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed 11 executive orders on his first day in office, including one lifting a mask mandate in public schools and another banning the teaching of critical race theory, both issues Youngkin campaigned on."Executive Order Number One delivers on his Day One promise to restore excellence in education by ending the use of divisive concepts, including Critical Race Theory, in public education," a press release...
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.
Teachers were exhausted before the pandemic. Now? They're in crisis.
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Some Kansas schools closed amid COVID outbreaks with educators hoping the long weekend will alleviate staffing shortages and student absences.
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She was charged with assault on a child, Asheville police say.
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Chicago Public Schools students stage walkout over return to in-person learning amid lackluster COVID precautions
Classes might be back in session for Chicago Public Schools, but students are worried about the health consequences of that return. This week the Chicago Teachers Union voted to approve a COVID-19 agreement with Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday, formally putting an end to their latest dispute over school safety, but some students decided to participate in a walkout at their respective ...
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The settlement will result in the cancellation of $1.7 billion in student loans. Another $95 million will be distributed in restitution payments.
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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.
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Rep. Chuck Basye, a Rocheport Republican and sponsor of the bill, has been a vocal critic of district school boards.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. - By 9 a.m. on the first day of the spring term, 15 or so students in the University of Kentucky's honors college had settled into their seats here for a seminar on knowledge and society. Eric Welch, their instructor, mused about how to pronounce omicron - with a short or long "o" in the first syllable? - and lamented that he couldn't see more than half of their masked faces. He told them it would be an easy A if they show up and do the work. "Your presence in this class matters,"
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Teachers, administrators and child advocates say they’re impressed with Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposal to improve education by shoring up the employee pipeline and releasing billions of dollars in additional aid to schools, but they’re unsure if her approach will bring lasting change. In her first State of the State address, delivered Jan. 5 amid a […]