While more than 2,000 K-12 schools have already closed or moved to remote learning, millions of kids are still heading back to class tomorrow, as America's major school systems learn to deal with the uncertainty of the pandemic.
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- Charlotte Observer
“I heard a rumbling noise,” one student told the local newspaper. “It was loud, and I was out of there.”
Jen Psaki backed her kid's school in a fight with Virginia's GOP governor over mandating masks for students
The White House press secretary's child studies in the county at the centre of a fight between Gov. Youngkin and Arlington Public Schools.
- The New York Times
In a profanity-laced introduction video for a history class, professor Barry Mehler wears an astronaut-style helmet with air filters, tells his Ferris State University students that they are “vectors of disease” and says that their grades are predetermined, regardless of their efforts. “I will not take questions in class because I’m wearing this” helmet “in order to stay alive,” Mehler, 74, says toward the end of the video, using an expletive. “So please, come to class. Enjoy the show. I’ll be t
- Detroit Free Press
An ongoing investigation into now former U-M Pres. Mark Schlissel includes a look into whether he misused university funds, sources say.
- Associated Press
Mark Schlissel has been removed as president of the University of Michigan due to an alleged "inappropriate relationship with a university employee," the school said Saturday on its website. The removal was effective “immediately,” the University of Michigan Board of Regents said, adding that members learned on Dec. 8, 2021, about the relationship from an anonymous complaint and that an investigation revealed that “over the years,” Schlissel used his university email account to “communicate with that subordinate in a manner inconsistent with the dignity and reputation of the university.” “As you know, the Regents received an anonymous complaint regarding an alleged sexual affair between you and a subordinate,” the board wrote in its letter to Schlissel informing him of his removal.
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."
- Detroit Free Press
Baker College promises a better life. But few ever graduate, and those who do often leave with crushing debt, useless degrees. No one has intervened.
- Florida Today
COVID-19 cases have reached new heights in Brevard County school district as the more contagious omicron variant spreads throughout schools.
- Springfield News-Leader
The only reality the governor, the attorney general and the right-wing legislators have to offer is chaos and misinformation.
- Fox News
California will remove controversial chants from its ethnic studies model curriculum after multiple parents sued, alleging it was violating the state and federal constitutions.
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.
- 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.
- USA TODAY
Students in Boston and Chicago will stage COVID walkouts on Friday, following similar protests in New York City, Seattle, Milwaukee and elsewhere.
- The Tennessean
Tennessee has become the first state to sponsor federally-recognized teacher apprenticeship programs to help people become teachers for free.
- Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Texas parents, students and school employees are facing disruptions as some districts temporarily close or alter operations amid the COVID-19 surge.
- The State
Unvaccinated teachers exposed to the virus but who don’t show symptoms won’t be required to quarantine when a school is experiencing a “critical staffing shortage.”
- Modesto Bee
“He asked where Turlock is,” Emily Yonan said of her interview with then-DA Cyrus Vance Jr.
- Portsmouth Herald
Patsy Huntsman, 72, asked to remove “It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health” by author Robie Harris.
- The 74
The full numbers aren’t in yet, but 2021 will likely set a modern record for number of Americans who quit their jobs. Economists have dubbed it the Great Resignation, as millions of employees search for higher pay and better working conditions. Is this Big Quit happening in education? The data suggest the answer is no. […]
- The Hill
Youngkin signs executive orders banning critical race theory, lifting mask mandate in Virginia public schools
Virginia's Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed 11 executive orders on his first day in office, including one lifting a mask mandate in public schools and another banning the teaching of critical race theory, both issues Youngkin campaigned on."Executive Order Number One delivers on his Day One promise to restore excellence in education by ending the use of divisive concepts, including Critical Race Theory, in public education," a press release...