Thousands of students returned Thursday to the classroom in Baltimore City and were greeted with COVID-19 tests as part of the district's efforts to ensure students and staff stay safe. Baltimore City was one of the last school districts to reopen after the winter break, but it was also among the most prepared. Students at Abbottston Elementary School headed to class for the first time since winter break, and most say it beats the alternative.
- The Hill
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...
- Fox News
One Pennsylvania school board member is sending a message message to parents: “No, I don't work for you.”
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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- Virginian Pilot
The Chesapeake teachers’ union is protesting the school board’s decision to make masking optional as school divisions statewide grapple with implementation of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order scrapping school mask mandates. The union is encouraging employees to wear black to school and work to contract hours “as much as practicable and decline additional duties and responsibilities,” ...
- Austin American-Statesman
Teachers are leaving the profession in worrisome numbers. And our schools and communities will be all the poorer if we let this trend continue.
- Florida Today
Members of conservative parent group Moms for Liberty criticized a contract to buy 53 tickets for the Conscious Discipline Institute this summer
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."
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- 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?
- Newark Advocate
State School Board member Michelle Newman says public education is important to introduce children to different people and ideas.
- The 74
Americans have an enduring, though contradictory, fondness for local institutions. On the whole, it can be summed up as “it’s bad out there, but it’s fine where I am.” Polls have long shown Congress is held in low regard bordering on naked contempt, for example, but everyone’s own representatives are somehow immune from that harsh […]
- NBC News
'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.
- The Hill
Editor's note: A previous version of this story misstated the number of new coronavirus cases reported in Michigan. Michigan reported a daily average of 19,973 new cases. The U.S. as a whole reported 690,448.A school district in southwest Michigan is requiring face masks after parents, guardians and staff members voted in favor of doing so.Pennfield Schools' policy went into effect Monday and will continue through Feb. 18, according to the...
- Portsmouth Herald
“Questioning my loyalty is demeaning,” said Jennifer Given, a history teacher in the state.
- The Hill
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,...
With most extracurricular activities shut down in the pandemic, and many schools giving out pass/fail grades, what will colleges be looking for?
The lead investigator for the Jan. 6 House select committee investigating the Capitol riot has been fired from his position as the University of Virginia's counsel by the state's new Republican attorney general, per the Washington Post.Why it matters: Democrats say the removal of Tim Heaphy from his post after some three years while he's on leave from the university to investigate the insurrection is likely "retribution" for the House probe — an accusation strongly denied by the office of state
A 17-year-old Maryland student was charged after one of his classmates was found shot in a school bathroom
The suspected shooter was charged with attempted second-degree murder. Police found a ghost gun that "was believed to be the gun used" by the suspect.
- Fox News
Michigan university held basketball games at 100% capacity despite shutting down in-person learning in January
Michigan State University allowed basketball games to continue at 100% attendance capacity while shutting down in-person learning for nearly the entire month of January.
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.