McGruff the Crime Dog pays a visit to Operation School Bell, a program that provides school clothes to underserved children in the Tucson area.
I'm a former college teacher. I wish parents would teach their kids these 3 life skills before they're done with high school.
- The Daily Beast
Halfpoint ImagesWhen a girl left her competitors in the dust at a state-level school sports competition in Utah last year, not everyone was impressed with her inspiring athleticism. The parents of the girls who came in second and third couldn’t accept the winner had simply “outclassed” their daughters—so they called her gender into question, sparking a secret investigation that delved into the winner’s personal history.At a meeting of Utah Legislature’s Education Interim Committee on Wednesday,
- Ft. Smith Southwest Times Record
The original Title IX complaint was filed on March 11, 2022, accusing four students of sexual assault on March 8.
- The 74
A new report casts doubt on the narrative of a widespread “national teacher shortage,” finding instead that thousands of vacancies appear to be localized so far in nine states across the country. Mapping the vacancies nationally, a recently published working paper and website crafted by three education researchers offers the latest, though incomplete, snapshot of […]
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- Kansas City Star
When the girl’s parents reported the incident to administrators, they tried to brush it off, according to the lawsuit.
- KTLA - Los Angeles
As many as 50,000 students, or 11% of the Los Angeles Unified School District population, were reported absent on the first day back at school Monday.
Giving student-loan borrowers behind on payments a chance to return to good standing is 'literally the definition of insanity,' a top Republican lawmaker says
Biden wants to give student-loan borrowers in default a "fresh start" on their payments. GOP Rep. Virginia Foxx said it's "a terrible gamble."
- State College Centre Daily Times
With classes only a week away for some districts, schools around the county are adjusting to staffing shortages.
7.5 million student-loan borrowers in default will have 1 year after the payment pause expires to enroll in a program that returns them to good standing
Federal Student Aid head Richard Cordray said this plan will "ensure greater financial security and continued pursuit of a higher education."
- The Hill
Story at a glance The Economic Policy Institute published a new report on the history of teachers’ wages in the U.S. The average weekly wages of public school teachers, adjusted for inflation, increased just $29 from 1996 to 2021 — from $1,319 up to $1,348. By 2021, teachers’ average weekly wages were nearly 33 percent…
A group of student-loan borrowers over age 50 are going on strike if Biden restarts debt payments in 2 weeks: 'I simply cannot pay off my student loans'
The Debt Collective launched the "Fifty Over Fifty," older student-loan borrowers who won't pay their debt if Biden restarts payments after Aug. 31.
- The Daily Beast
Pascal Deloche/Godong/Universal Images Group via GettyA Texas school district has pulled dozens of challenged books from its library shelves—including the Bible—just before the start of the academic year under a new policy introduced by conservative leaders.“Attached is a list of all books that were challenged last year. By the end of today, I need all books pulled from the library and classrooms,” Keller Independent School District executive curriculum director Jennifer Price instructed princip
- The Topeka Capital-Journal
Often seen as the 'middle children' of K-12, Topeka middle schools are hoping a normal school year can refocus their energy on helping students mature.
- WSB Cox articles
A former teacher in Henry County says she was fired because she complained administrators tried to force her to give students grades they didn’t earn.
Announced at the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the payment pause has been extended and even expanded several times, including four extensions ordered by Biden himself. As of mid-August, speculation was rampant that Biden would grant another extension, but the Department of Education wasn’t making any promises, other than telling The New York Times that the department’s “review of broad-based debt cancellation remains ongoing and no decisions have been made.” In the meantime, student loan debtors are advised to prepare for resuming their monthly loan payments.
Changes are coming to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program that now allows nonprofit and government employees to have their loans forgiven after 120 payments or 10 years.
- Fox News
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis introduced a proposal to offer starting $4,000 bonuses to retired police, first responders willing to become teachers amid a classroom shortage.
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