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The School District of Philadelphia is asking high school principals and other officials to search for skeletal remains in their buildings after the discovery of a human skull at Central High School.Driving the news: The school district announced the finding of the "human skeletal item," believed to have belonged to a Native American male, on Friday. The district told Axios that a staff member originally discovered the skull in June.Now district officials are working with the Department of Inter
An 'offensive' high school teacher caught on video wearing a fake Native American headdress and waving air tomahawks has gone on leave
A Native American student in the class began filming when he saw the teacher pull out a fake feather headdress.
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Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin called for the resignations of Loudoun County Superintendent Scott Ziegler and the Loudoun County School Board in the wake of a bombshell email this week. The email showed that Ziegler alerted the board to reports of a male student wearing a skirt allegedly assaulting a female student in a girl's bathroom – about a month before Ziegler publicly declared that he had no record of bathroom assaults.
- The Conversation
More than half of the top 250 U.S. colleges and universities offer legacy admissions. Paul Marotta / Getty ImagesLegacy admissions – a practice in which colleges give special consideration to children of alumni when deciding who to admit – have been making headlines. Colleges are increasingly being called on to rethink the merits of the practice – and some colleges are beginning to heed those calls. Here, Nadirah Farah Foley, a postdoctoral associate at New York University, answers five question
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
We're coming of age in a country that can't agree on basic truths and getting bombarded by false information on social media.
- The 74
New York City’s elementary school gifted and talented program, long criticized for its stark failure to include Black, Hispanic and other students, might win a reprieve from the likely incoming mayor. But the problems that led to its potential closure — how best to serve advanced learners without being exclusionary — still bedevil school districts across […]
- Associated Press
A racial reckoning began years ago for the Guilford school system, first with an episode in which a student wore blackface makeup to a home football game and then a fraught debate over the elimination of its mascot, the Indians. After the killing of George Floyd, district leaders announced they were doubling down on efforts to address social justice and racism in schools and teaching materials. This summer, conservative activists won the GOP’s endorsement for school board, knocking out three incumbents in the Republican caucus.
Some student loan refinance rates are around just 2%. Here are 6 ways you can get the absolute lowest rate
Student loan refi rates are very low right now, with some borrowers finding rates starting at just 1.89%. What’s more, unlike with a mortgage refinance, it usually isn’t costly to refinance your student loans: “Most lenders don’t charge an origination fee or application fee,” says Rebecca Safier, certified student loan counselor and debt expert at Student Loan Hero. If you have federal student loans, you may lose the built-in protections — like generous loan repayment and forgiveness options — if you refinance.
- Yahoo Finance
Colgate University is using its billion-dollar endowment to address the issue of college affordability, starting with 600 students this fall.
- Yahoo Finance
“I just encourage the guys to create, come up with their own content," Malcolm Mitchell told Yahoo Finance.
- Kansas City Star
The 2020 National Teacher of the Year teaches in Olathe. She knows firsthand we need to invest in our kids. | Opinion
- The 74
When schools closed down last spring, some parents and educators responded by forming “pandemic pods,” or small groups of students who came together outside of school to learn during the pandemic. These experiments from last year provide some important examples of how families and educators can affirm students’ identities, instill a sense of belonging, and […]
- NBC News
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona thinks harnessing the positive energy of surviving 2020 — and adding federal funds — may be the way to solve long-standing problems.
- National Review
Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin said Saturday that he will ban critical race theory from schools on his first day in office if he is elected governor of Virginia.
Teachmint, one such startup that is helping teachers and institutes create their own virtual classrooms with a few taps on their smartphones and build direct relationship with students, has raised $78 million in its Series B financing round, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed. Rocketship.vc and Vulcan Capital co-led the new round, the startup said on Monday. Mihir Gupta, co-founder and chief executive of Teachmint, confirmed the size of the new funding round in a text message, but declined to comment on the valuation.
- LA Times
The story of the Little family women is one of perseverance, of pushing further than the previous generation and yet still starting from behind.
- Raleigh News and Observer
“Our mental health is declining at an unsustainable rate,” says Superintendent Nyah Hamlett.
- Idaho Statesman
The Idaho Statesman’s fall fundraiser will support our education reporting.
- The Independent
Addiction isn’t shameful – so why aren’t more universities offering students the support they need to recover?
I’ve noticed a reluctance from universities to acknowledge the issue, as though students experiencing addiction are themselves the problem
- The Conversation
Students who take political science classes in college are more likely to be civically engaged. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesThe Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Community college students who take political science classes are more likely to register to vote, turn out to vote and understand constitutional checks and balances. That’s according to our study of more than 2,000 students at nine community colleges. After taking students’ prior