Philadelphia public school students will be wearing masks in the fall. That was the message from Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Thursday.
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed legislation requiring state colleges and universities to annually survey their students, faculty and staff about their beliefs to ensure "viewpoint diversity and intellectual freedom."Why it matters: The legislation doesn't specify for what the survey results will be used, but at a press conference on Tuesday DeSantis said that schools found to be "indoctrinating" students aren't "worth tax dollars" and are "not something we’re going to be supporting going fo
- Idaho Statesman
Students told the Idaho Statesman they want the task force to listen to their experiences and opinions.
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The 8-1 ruling left unresolved the broader question of when schools may regulate off-campus speech.
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Republican Ron DeSantis claims university campuses are ‘intellectually repressive environments’ The Florida governor, Ron DeSantis: ‘It used to be thought that a university campus was a place where you’d be exposed to a lot of different ideas.’ Photograph: Wilfredo Lee/AP Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, sparked backlash this week when he signed legislation cracking down on so-called educational “indoctrination” at colleges and universities, soon after the state banned critical race
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Affluent students also benefited more from gifted programs compared to students from low-income backgrounds. SDI Productions/E+ via Getty ImagesThe Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Participating in a gifted and talented program improved high-ability students’ reading and math achievement, on average, nationwide, I found in a new study. However, in reading, these achievement gains were not universal. Black students benefited less from participating in g
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While conservatives are pushing patriotism and a “take back America” platform, those on the Left have been moving in the opposite direction, with the inclusion of critical race theory training in schools and government.
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Nikole Hannah-Jones is refusing to join the faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill without tenure, a letter from her legal team to the university this week indicated.
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"Critical Race Theory is not being taught in our schools, period," the chair of Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia said in her closing remarks.View Entire Post ›
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Guildford County SchoolsCulture war crusaders in a North Carolina county have escalated their battle against an imagined enemy—“critical race theory”—with a disturbing campaign of racist and misogynistic threats against Black public school administrators.Guilford County Superintendent Sharon Contreras, a former top contender for the role of education secretary in President Joe Biden’s cabinet, has been relentlessly targeted in a trail of nasty emails that have landed in the laps of school admini
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in a major free speech case involving when schools can enforce rules of conduct on social media. Days later, Lee’s school accused her of breaching a code of conduct and suspended her from cheerleading for an entire year.
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Black University of Kentucky students have argued for years that the mural is hurtful and traumatic.
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Families have until June 30 to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.
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Pressure is likely to mount on unvaccinated workers to get the shots or accept unhappy consequences.
One Florida county’s online student enrollment skyrocketed during Covid. Now the virtual school landscape has changed.
Broad student debt forgiveness remains a possibility, for these reasons.
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Wokeness isn’t leaving education anytime soon. With pernicious so-called anti-racism becoming increasingly prevalent, students and parents need to learn how to fight back.
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“There is no universe where you can suspend a lot of kids or be overly punitive in your code of conduct and expect excellence academically.
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Joe Raedle/GettyIn 1954, the year after Florida adopted a hardline anti-communist curriculum, feverish stories hit a northeast Florida newspaper. “School Text Praises Communist Fronts,” read one Putnam Sun headline.What, exactly, were those secret communist messages? A trio of concerned mothers later elaborated to another Florida paper: the textbook American Problems Today painted a favorable picture of the American Civil Liberties Union, and “advocated FEPC [the Fair Employment Practice Committ
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How the billions MacKenzie Scott is giving to colleges attended by students of color will help everyone in America
Scott is giving dozens of predominantly nonwhite schools their biggest donations ever, including Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesWhen billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced her third round of charitable gifts in June 2021, she said she was giving US$2.7 billion to 286 organizations. This list includes 31 colleges and universities serving people of color and other underserved communities. That’s on top of the $4.2 billion Scot
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is delaying the confirmation of President Biden's pick to lead higher-education policy at the Education Department as she pushes for reforms of the federal student loans program, according to a source familiar with the matter.The state of play: The negotiations have hampered the swift confirmation of James Kvaal as undersecretary of education, whose nomination to the position was advanced with bipartisan support by the Senate's education panel in April.Get market