The Kentucky Department of Education has released the annual School Report Card for the 2020-2021 school year.
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RETIREMENT WEEKLY It’s almost unheard of for the U.S. Senate to pass anything these days, much less to do so unanimously. But earlier this month they unanimously passed a resolution honoring National Retirement Security Week, which is the third week of every October.
- Kansas City Star
What happens to society when it runs out of teachers? Kansas and the nation are on that path. | Editorial
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.
- Washington Examiner
A Catholic college is investigating allegations of male students engaging in a sex competition.
- Washington Examiner
A newly disclosed email sent by the superintendent of Loudoun County Public Schools alerting school board members of an alleged sexual assault on school grounds contradicts what he later said publicly about there being no record of such an incident.
- The New York Times
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. — A 7-year-old girl came home from school earlier this month upset, impatient to tell her mother a story. The second grader said her teacher in Maplewood had begun to pull off a hijab she wears as an observant Muslim, exposing her hair and prompting her to hold on to the head covering, the family’s lawyer said. The girl’s mother recounted the story on Facebook. Then, an Olympic medalist who fences in a hijab and lives in the same New Jersey school district denounced the incident
- National Review
Republican Senator Josh Hawley has called for U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland's resignation over the Justice Department memorandum directing the FBI and federal law enforcement to probe and potentially prosecute "threats" leveled by parents against school board members.
- Yahoo Life
Miami private school asks vaccinated students to stay home for 30 days, Tennessee school gets 'anti-COVID entry tunnels'
Miami's Centner Academy is facing scrutiny for its reported policy toward vaccinated students, and a Tennessee school plans to install "anti-COVID entry tunnels" after a gift from an alumnus.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Districts such as Carroll have to figure out how to implement a vague law and protect teachers. [Opinion]
- Business Insider
15 million student-loan borrowers would be completely debt-free if Biden fulfilled his campaign promise
Going even further, under Sen. Elizabeth Warren's proposal to cancel $50,000, 36 million borrowers would have their debts completely wiped out.
- USA TODAY
Education institutions with ties to slavery and Jim Crow crippled the earnings of Blacks for generations. Now, some are leading the way to justice.
As surging inflation pushes up the cost of living in Turkey, law student Candeniz Aksu says he hasn't been able to afford his housing rent for the past two months. "The natural gas has been cut off and they'll take the meter away in a couple of days because we have large debts," said Aksu, 23, who is studying at the University of Kocaeli and lives in Istanbul with another student. With higher-education students in Turkey returning to regular studies after a long period of distance learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, many are increasingly dependent on support from parents and income from part-time jobs to get by.
"Severe, pervasive and objectively offensive": Utah school district ignored widespread racial harassment, DOJ says
A Utah school district intentionally ignored racial harassment and abuse for years despite repeated complaints, the Justice Department said this week.Why it matters: An investigation launched in 2019 revealed "persistent failures to respond to reports of race-based harassment of Black and Asian-American students by district staff and other students," according to the DOJ.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Details: The review, which focused on 2015 through
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
The UC and CSU systems require students and staff to be vaccinated, but the state is letting each community college set its own rules. This is elitist, unfair and dangerous.
- CBS News
For a second week, students at Howard University are protesting what they call "unlivable" housing conditions.
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This marks the first collaborative collection between Adidas x Ivy Park and Peloton.
- USA TODAY
Parents are painted in an unfavorable light in a growing attempt to silence our voices.
Life is all about making choices, and that's especially true when it comes to making a monthly budget, no matter what your age. Weigh In: Should We Forgive Student Debt? Take Our Poll Read: What To...
- Washington Examiner
Some schools in Florida might be able to ease their mask mandates by the end of October.
- 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 […]