As kids in North Carolina begin to resume in-person schooling, about a third of Covid cases in the state are in those under 17. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper recommended that all elementary and middle school students mask up.
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Teachers in Texas are growing increasingly worried about the rising number of Covid-19 cases and the lack of protections in the classroom. The state has banned mask mandates in public schools and students will return to classrooms in a couple weeks.
- WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
"Two breakthroughs in one household, I mean ... wow, really? (That was) not what I thought would happen."
- Daily Paws
Puppies are a joy. But there are times when they aren't filled with it, and they’ll make sure you know. Here’s how to soothe a crying and whimpering puppy.
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Amid widespread diploma forgery, and driven by the intense competition in India’s job market, the Maharashtra state government has announced the launch of a new blockchain verification system to ensure transparency for genuine qualifications.
- The Daily Beast
AP Photo/Eric GayAny suggestion that COVID-19 can be equated with the flu should have ended more than 4 million deaths ago.But here is what the Northeast Independent School District (NEISD) in San Antonio, Texas, sent to parents four days ago:“This school year, public schools will treat COVID-19 exposure similar to the flu or strep throat and will not send home COVID-19 letters.”The announcement, signed by Superintendent Sean Maika, also reported that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the state legisla
- USA TODAY Opinion
Canceling student loan debt would be a bold step toward opportunity for millions, and reverse decades of economic injustice for people of color.
(Bloomberg) -- The pass rate for the Chartered Financial Analyst Level I exam administered in May was the lowest since testing began in 1963.Twenty-five percent of applicants passed the latest test, down from 44% for those who sat for the February examination, according to the CFA Institute’s website. The 10-year average pass rate is 42%.Nearly 26,000 candidates sat for the Level I exam, which was administered at test centers around the world, the CFA Institute said in a statement Tuesday.“The d
- National Review
Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) on Monday introduced the Love America Act, a measure to promote patriotism in public schools and ban federal funding from going to schools teaching that the nation’s foundational texts are rooted in racism.
- USA TODAY
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Anxious Chinese parents were rushing to hire private tutors to help their children navigate a fiercely competitive education system after the government moved last week to rein in companies in the massive tutoring services industry. China's for-profit education sector has been under scrutiny as part of Beijing's push to ease pressure on school children and reduce a cost burden on parents that has contributed to a drop in birth rates. After-school tutoring (AST) classes are seen as crucial to academic success in China's notoriously difficult college entrance exam.
- USA TODAY
Biden, Congress and student loan forgiveness: What is the federal government doing to address the issue?
Biden has relieved some student loan debt, but Democrats want to go bigger to undo some of the nation's $1.7 trillion in student loan debt.
- Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Florida has experienced school bus driver shortages each fall for several years. This year, it appears worse than ever. Read on for that story and more Florida education news. Some Tampa area districts already are warning parents and students to prepare for late buses. Officials say hiring efforts are barely making a dent. One north Florida district is taking more dramatic steps. Escambia ...
Maddie* remembers walking into a sweaty, small practice gym one morning at Xavier High School, a private Catholic institution in Cedar Rapids, IA, for a unit on health. As she took a seat on the bleachers with her classmates, a teacher passed out brand new textbooks and permanent markers to everyone. For the first 20 minutes of class, the teacher instructed Maddie and the rest of the kids to turn to a specific chapter and black-out certain sections — ones that discussed topics such as sex, abort
- USA TODAY
As the delta variant spreads and young children aren't eligible for vaccination, new CDC guidelines recommend masks in schools.
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"It's coming down to personal choice and personal responsibility and really letting people decide if they believe in the science or not," one teacher said.
- The Telegraph
University leaders have hit back at plans to force students to be double jabbed before attending lectures. The move is a "terrible infringement on personal freedom" and would fall foul of contract law, vice-chancellors have warned. Their intervention comes amid reports that the Government is considering making it compulsory for university students to be fully vaccinated in order to attend lectures or stay in halls of residence. Boris Johnson is said to have been "raging" about the relatively low
- Washington Examiner
Walmart will pay 100% of its associates' college tuition and book costs, the company announced on Tuesday.
- Raleigh News and Observer
Coronavirus cases are surging across the nation, including in North Carolina where hospitalizations climbed over 1,000 Tuesday for the first time in more than two months.
- The 74
Get essential education news and commentary delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Education advocates in Indiana are warning that it’s going to take years of work for students in the state to rebound after Indiana’s spring 2021 assessment results showed concerning signs. “These results confirm what we expected, […]
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom's office said Tuesday he pulled his children out of a summer day camp that did not require kids to wear masks, a violation of state policy that Newsom's spokeswoman said he and his wife missed when reviewing communication from the camp. “The Newsoms were concerned to see unvaccinated children unmasked indoors at a camp their children began attending yesterday and after seeing this, removed the kids from the camp," Erin Mellon said in an email. Two of Newsom's four children, ages 10 and 11, attended the day camp, Mellon said.