Following a planned “sick-out” on Friday where more than 500 teachers across the Oakland Unified School District called out of work sick, hundreds of students within the district have come together in an online petition demanding increased COVID-19 protocols or else they’ll strike.
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- Charlotte Observer
“I heard a rumbling noise,” one student told the local newspaper. “It was loud, and I was out of there.”
- Associated Press
A Michigan professor who was suspended after making a profanity-filled video for his students is threatening to file a lawsuit if Ferris State University doesn't quickly lift the sanction. An attorney for Barry Mehler warned the school in a letter Tuesday, saying the history teacher is protected by the First Amendment and a contract between Ferris State and its faculty. “The university should be celebrating and defending Dr. Mehler, not summarily disciplining him,” attorney Matthew Hoffer wrote.
- VC Star | Ventura County Star
Letters include a call to public schools to follow private schools' lead in return to online learning; and reaction to Mathews' column about parenthood.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
“Ms. Foster was always smiling. She was a teacher who loved her students and thought of them as her own,” said Burnside Elementary School Principal April Mounce.
- The 74
Despite a national nursing shortage in the United States, over 80,000 qualified applications were not accepted at U.S. nursing schools in 2020, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. This was due primarily to a shortage of nursing professors and a limited number of clinical placements where nursing students get practical job training. […]
- The 74
The full numbers aren’t in yet, but 2021 will likely set a modern record for number of Americans who quit their jobs. Economists have dubbed it the Great Resignation, as millions of employees search for higher pay and better working conditions. Is this Big Quit happening in education? The data suggest the answer is no. […]
- The 74
Pandemic-related school closures, which caused an alarming rate of learning loss among the country’s most vulnerable students, have prompted some administrators to reconsider the school calendar. An earlier start date, a later end date and numerous, elongated breaks throughout the year could allow more timely remediation for children in need — and enrichment for those […]
- Rock Hill Herald
The racist graffiti included epithets, references to Hitler, and offensive words, officials said.
- Portsmouth Herald
Patsy Huntsman, 72, asked to remove “It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health” by author Robie Harris.
New Jersey on Tuesday became the second state to require Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) history in school curricula.Why it matters: The move comes after a rise in anti-Asian hate since the pandemic began two years ago, and calls for action from AAPI leaders who say education is necessary to understand the community's diversity and needs.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Details: The legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy (D) will ensure that A
- Fox News
California will remove controversial chants from its ethnic studies model curriculum after multiple parents sued, alleging it was violating the state and federal constitutions.
- USA TODAY
Students in Boston and Chicago will stage COVID walkouts on Friday, following similar protests in New York City, Seattle, Milwaukee and elsewhere.
- Palm Beach Daily News
The deal links Florida's flagship university to one of the world's leading bioscience research groups and adds to its footprint in Palm Beach County.
- NBC News
California State University has become the first university system in the country to add caste to its anti-discrimination policy.
- The Conversation
More than masks and critical race theory – 3 tasks you should be prepared to do before you run for school board
School board elections are increasingly contested. Nathan Howard/Getty ImagesWhen people run for school board these days, they often are motivated to campaign on a controverisial topic. That’s according to Ballotpedia, a nonprofit that tracks political elections in the U.S. In an analysis of school board elections in 463 school districts in 2021, the organization found elections that were once uncontested had drawn candidates who were “galvanized by one issue or another.” Three issues came up th
- Associated Press
An elite public high school in northern Virginia discriminated against Asian American families when it overhauled its admissions policies amid a push to increase Black and Hispanic representation at the school, lawyers argued Tuesday. A federal judge in Alexandria heard arguments on whether the new admissions policy at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology discriminates against Asian Americans, or simply tries to level the playing field so that other minorities can gain admission. The case has garnered significant attention in part because of the school's prestigious status: it was ranked the best public high school in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
30,000 union workers call on Biden to cancel all student debt: 'We are wanting to let him know that unions have demands on him'
A Western Massachusetts labor union said if Biden is a "union-friendly president," he should cancel student debt.
- Fox News
New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday insisted that the city's public schools will remain open despite the spread of omicron COVID-19 cases.
- Southern Living
When staff was spread thin, Meramec Elementary School had a Gold Glove winner waiting in the wings.
I’m living out of my car until I start work, and even then I will only make $41K a year. But I owe $189K in student loans. What should I do?
Need help getting out of student loan or other debt? First up, the emergency student loan pause is now scheduled to end in May 2022, so you will want to think about how you’ll tackle payments then. One solid option to consider is to “try to get your loans on an income-driven repayment plan, which will cap your monthly payments at 10% to 20% of your discretionary income,” says Rebecca Safier, certified student loan counselor and education finance expert at Student Loan Hero.