Students are coming back to campus at Malibu Middle and High schools after a day of remote learning, while La Cañada Unified schools are starting out the semester virtually due to a high number of positive tests. Kara Finnstrom reports.
- Business Insider
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.
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.
- Fox News
Virginia Gov. Youngkin's day-one executive orders include investigating Loudoun County officials, CRT ban
Virginia’s newly sworn-in Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed 11 executive actions on his first day in office, including ending the use of Critical Race Theory in schools, investigating officials' alleged wrongdoing in Loudoun County, and allowing parents to decide if their children should wear masks in schools.
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."
- The News-Messenger
Letter to the editor: Jordan has a style of talking much and saying little.
- Springfield News-Leader
The only reality the governor, the attorney general and the right-wing legislators have to offer is chaos and misinformation.
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.
- Delaware Online | The News Journal
Although Navient denies the charges, the settlement ends probes by multiple states into the company's practices.
- The Hill
White House press secretary Jen Psaki weighed into Virginia's debate over school mask mandates on Sunday, after newly sworn-in Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) criticized a school district that pledged to flout his bid to make masking optional.Youngkin's executive order allows parents to opt their children out of any mask mandates at schools. Responding to Arlington Public Schools saying masks would still be required in schools and on buses, Youngkin...
- The Topeka Capital-Journal
Some Kansas schools closed amid COVID outbreaks with educators hoping the long weekend will alleviate staffing shortages and student absences.
- The Telegraph
One of the UK’s leading universities is running degree courses that includes military training for Chinese scientists at an institution deemed a threat to US national security.
- Raleigh News and Observer
For this student in Chapel Hill, pandemic burnout comes not from ongoing safety precautions but from seeing some people’s lack of empathy while they continue their lives as if everything is fine.
- The New York Times
Amid a flurry of bills nationwide that seek to ban the teaching of critical race theory in schools, one such proposal in Virginia stood out. Tucked inside a bill introduced by Wren Williams, a Republican delegate, was a glaring error: Among the concepts that school boards would be required to ensure students understood was “the first debate between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.” But as scholars, Williams’ colleagues in the House of Delegates and others on social media noted, that debat
- USA TODAY
The National Parents Union says it cares about school closures, not critical race theory. Is it designed to oppose teachers unions?
- Modesto Bee
“He asked where Turlock is,” Emily Yonan said of her interview with then-DA Cyrus Vance Jr.
- LA Times
Surging coronavirus cases among students and staff due to the Omicron variant have put schools under intense strain, exhausting teachers and increasing student anxiety.
- The Augusta Chronicle
Columnist Dana Harris looks back on the effect COVID-19 has has on learning in the United States and looks forward to what comes next.
- Asheville Citizen-Times
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.
- Motley Fool
The rise of infections caused by the omicron variant is just one more reason to buy this growth stock.
- Springfield News-Leader
Rep. Chuck Basye, a Rocheport Republican and sponsor of the bill, has been a vocal critic of district school boards.