Concerns of the COVID-19 Omicron variant spreading among children has one school district returning to class a day late in the New Year. Seattle Public Schools canceled class on January 3, and the opportunity for voluntary COVID-19 testing district-wide will take its place.
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- Panama City News Herald
A Panama City women plans to sue, as well as lodge a civil rights complaint, against Bay District Schools for expelling her son.
Schools may be a local issue, but how they are run—especially during the pandemic—can stoke the outrage politics that define many state and national races. Democrats, to their grief, learned as much in November when Republican Glenn Youngkin thumped a former Democratic governor by harping on the disastrous performance of the state’s schools when COVID-19 hit. My wife and I are the proud parents of twin second-grade boys enrolled in a great local public school.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business — attended by former president Donald Trump and his children Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. — is showing that there might be a major disconnect between the working class and what corporate America makes. Nina Strohminger, professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics at Wharton, shared […]
- Detroit Free Press
Mark Schlissel's status as a tenured professor make it costly for University of Michigan to cut cord after dismissing him as president
- NBC News
The dean of the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law said Tuesday that he will pursue sanctions against law professor Amy Wax over discriminatory remarks she made about the Asian American community.
Six Muslim students say they are not being allowed to attend classes because they wear headscarves.
- Associated Press
A mother who claims teachers secretly manipulated her 11-year-old daughter into changing her gender identity and name has filed a legal case against a tiny California school district. Spreckels Union School District was responsible for “extreme and outrageous conduct” that led the student on a path toward transitioning as a boy and drove a wedge between mother and child, according to the claim filed Wednesday by a conservative legal group. Jessica Konen said two middle school teachers who ran the school's Equality Club — later known as UBU (You Be You) — planted the seed that her daughter was bisexual in 6th grade and then introduced the idea she was transgender.
- Argus Leader
The House Education Committee voted 9-6 Friday to kill Gov. Kristi Noem's proposed moment of silence bill that she said would restore prayer in schools.
- The Providence Journal
Dilara Ozdemir has a profound passion for languages — she speaks five. She came here from Turkey in eighth grade knowing little English.
- The News-Star
The study found Louisiana to be a bad place to raise a family. Local professors, however, have varying opinions.
- The Hill
Two Virginia universities are dropping their vaccine mandates for staff in order to comply with a recent order from Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R). Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Virginia State University (VSU) both reversed their vaccine requirements for faculty and staff.Virginia Commonwealth University issued a statement on Tuesday that said employees are "not required to be vaccinated, receive a booster or to report their vaccination...
- Associated Press
The U.S. Department of Education has opened a civil-rights investigation into how LGBTQ students are disciplined at Brigham Young University, a private religious school. The complaint under investigation came after the school said it would still enforce a ban on same-sex dating even after that section was removed from the written version of the school's honor code, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. Students can be punished for holding hands or kissing someone of the same sex, harsher discipline than that faced by heterosexual couples at the school operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- National Review
The superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools instructed principals in the district to suspend students who refuse to wear a mask in school, defying an order by Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin that grants parents the authority to select whether their children wear masks.
Pennsylvania middle school apologizes after photo of a teacher taping a mask to a student's face sparks outrage
The North Penn School District in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, condemned the teacher's actions as "entirely inappropriate and unacceptable" in a statement.
- The Hill
The U.S. Department of Education has opened a probe into the treatment of LGBTQ students at Brigham Young University, a private school affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Salt Lake Tribune reported on Thursday.The investigation comes after BYU changed its Honor Code in 2020; the school removed a rule banning "homosexual behavior," but shortly after clarified that same-sex relationships would still be prohibited,...
- USA TODAY
Biden's overhaul of Public Service Loan Forgiveness has erased the student debt of more than triple the projected number of borrowers.
- The Columbus Dispatch
David Hodges says the lawsuit recently filed against Ohio calling EdChoice voucher programs unconstitutional will be 'devastating' if it succeeds.
- The 74
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- The Root
When it comes to COVID and schools, the loudest voices are always adults. Lawmakers, governors, and congressional representations all join in unison to say kids need to be learning in person–even in the storm of another surge of COVID cases due to the omicron variant. But the prominent voices that get drowned out are the young people. Along with teachers, they are the ones who have to sit in school, five days a week, without high-quality masks and proper ventilation.
- Poets & Quants
Former Columbia Dean Glenn Hubbard asks: Are business schools ready for the sea change underway in MBA students’ views of the market? When business-as-usual causes more harm than good, business schools and MBA programs ... The post Former Columbia Dean: B-Schools Must Adjust To MBA Students’ Growing Skepticism appeared first on Poets&Quants.