As winter break comes to a close, students and staff across Central Virginia are preparing to head back to class. In Richmond, school leaders handed out thousands of at-home rapid COVID-19 tests after many children gathered with family over the holidays amid a record-breaking coronavirus surge.
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Teachers Are Sharing The Hilarious Yet Wholesome Ways Students Have Caught Them Off Guard, And I Could Never Keep A Straight Face
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Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) has fired attorneys from the University of Virginia and George Mason University, saying he "wants the university counsel to return to giving legal advice based on law."The University of Virginia's Tim Heaphy, who was on leave to help lead the House's investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, was reportedly among 30 staffers Miyares dismissed upon taking office last week, according to...
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One Pennsylvania school board member is sending a message message to parents: “No, I don't work for you.”
- Austin American-Statesman
Running for governor, Democrat Beto O'Rourke said in a November rally that 70% of Texas fourth graders cannot read at grade level. Is he right?
Gov. Greg Abbott unveiled the outline of a proposed “Parental Bill of Rights” that would give parents — and not schools — the right to decide if a student should repeat a grade.Why it matters: Abbott said he wants to amend the Texas Constitution to make parents the “main decision makers in all matters” involving their children, which mirrors a national push from conservatives fueled by contentious battles over how race and sexuality are addressed in public schools.Stay on top of the latest marke
A Texas teacher was placed on administrative leave after calling junior-high-school students 'complete and utter morons'
She said in audio obtained by KHOU that she'd never "dealt with kids that are so awful that if they fell into a river I would let them float away."
- Florida Today
Members of conservative parent group Moms for Liberty criticized a contract to buy 53 tickets for the Conscious Discipline Institute this summer
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Tens of thousands of people have gotten student loan forgiveness through an overhauled federal program. Here's how to get help with your debt.
At least seven school boards have sued Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) over his decision to end the commonwealth’s mask mandate in public schools.Why it matters: The school boards — including Fairfax County Public Schools, one of the largest school districts in the U.S. with more than 178,000 students — asked for an injunction to prevent Youngkin from enforcing the order, which leaves masking decisions up to parents and went into effect on Monday.Stay on top of the latest market trends and econ
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'Climate of fear': Fla. school district cancels professor’s civil rights lecture over critical race theory concerns
Critical race theory concerns played a role in a Florida school district cancelling a civil rights lecture.
A Pennsylvania school district apologized after a photo appeared to show a teacher taping a mask to a student's face
During a school board meeting earlier this week, parents called for the teacher to be fired, according to local reports.
Meet a first-generation college grad with $250,000 in student debt: 'It's the price I had to pay to achieve the American Dream'
Juan Sorto called the student-loan process "freaking confusing" — and he's not the only one. Paying off debt in the US can be a lifelong process.
- Erie Times News
Nearly 128 years ago, a father argued that a school board overreached by requiring smallpox vaccine for son. He lost in case that resembles today's mask fights.
- Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
On her first day as a pandemic substitute teacher, Kitty Kremer got a face shield, a mask, a microphone, some wipes and directions to the classroom where the children were waiting behind plexiglass. "I felt like a space person, walking from room to room," Kremer — one of Minnesota's irreplaceable replacement teachers — said with a laugh. When it feels like the pandemic is tearing Minnesota ...
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Students in Los Angeles public schools will be required to wear "well-fitting, non-cloth masks with a nose-wire" and staff will be required to wear surgical-grade masks beginning Monday under the school district's latest round of pandemic protocols.The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) on Friday updated its coronavirus guidelines, which are posted on its website, to essentially ban cloth masks."Masking will be required at all times,...
- Bucks County Courier Times
I was saddened to read five Central Bucks English teachers were told they couldn't attend a conference on equity, justice and antiracist teaching.
- The Hill
Lawmakers and advocates who have pushed for President Biden to act on student loan forgiveness were left frustrated and disappointed this week when he didn't answer a reporter's question on the issue.Biden was asked during his marathon press conference on Wednesday if he still plans to cancel $10,000 in student loans - which he pledged to do during his campaign - but he didn't respond."We are looking for a clear answer from our president - I for...
- The Tennessean
Tennessee grants seven districts permission to switch to virtual learning — for all of their individual schools
Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn has given seven school districts permission to shift all of their schools to virtual because of COVID-19.
- The Guardian
Experts say trend is accelerating as groups push for bans of works that often address race, LGBTQ issues and marginalized people A Moms for Liberty chapter in Tennessee with what they say is an inappropriate book for school students. Moms for Liberty is linked to other groups backed by conservative donors. Photograph: Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters Conservative groups across the US, often linked to deep-pocketed rightwing donors, are carrying out a campaign to ban books from school libraries, often fo