Some very excited students and teachers are now back in class full-time at Anne Arundel, Carroll and Harford county schools.
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Facebook/James WhitfieldParents, teachers, and students were furious when a beloved high school principal in Texas was suspended from his post at Colleyville High School last month. Dr. James Whitfield, the school’s first Black principal, was put on administrative leave after being accused of pushing critical race theory in the school’s curriculum. Now, it seems as if their attempts to save him were all in vain. On Monday night, the Grapevine Colleyville Independent School District voted unanimo
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A Texas school district said COVID-19 cases have dropped “significantly” three weeks after enacting a face mask mandate.
- Kansas City Star
“Those are the types of things we’re working hard to make sure it does not happen while we keep schools open,” Education Commissioner Randy Watson said.
Robin Steenman, an Air Force veteran and white mother of three, is fed up with the way public schools in her community of Franklin, Tennessee are teaching kids about race. She believes that the reading materials and teachers' manuals are biased, specifically the lessons taught to second graders about civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. Kids leave class believing that white people are oppressors and minorities are victims, Steenman claims. While her only school-age child attends private school, Steenman nevertheless wants the public system, Williamson County Schools, to change its approach.
- Kansas City Star
Five students are under investigation after the “possible hazing incident” at a Texas high school.
- USA TODAY
The incident set off a firestorm of criticism by school parents who are calling it a "terrifying" and "scary" hate crime.
Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.) says she won’t vote for President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion social spending plan in its current […] The post Rep. Adams threatens to vote against spending bill over HBCU funding appeared first on TheGrio.
- The State
Tucker Hipps’ parents are renewing their efforts to find out what happened during a Clemson fraternity pledge run, announcing a $50,000 reward for information.
- Charlotte Observer
Stakes were high before the school board agreed to change COVID rules: NC leaders threatened to ‘take over’ schools, board chairwoman says.
- LA Times
The new agreement also approves a policy that allows quarantined students to receive live instruction.
- The Conversation
Some preschoolers are encouraged to bring in their favorite toy or stuffed animal, while others risk having it confiscated. Layland Masuda/Moment Collection via Getty ImagesThe Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Poor preschoolers get fewer chances than wealthier children to bring their prized personal possessions to school. That’s what I found in my two-year comparative ethnographic study of two preschools in Madison, Wisconsin. One of the preschools pri
- Business Insider
The Education Dept. stripped student-loan forgiveness from more than 4,500 teachers over minor paperwork errors
Public servants like government and nonprofit workers bank on this debt forgiveness program, but thousands of teachers found out they don't qualify.
"This behavior represents violence and evokes trauma; it is beyond unacceptable," said Newberg Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Joe Morelock
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
It's a shame that some of the writers of the first draft of California's ethnic studies program quit after their anti-Israel bias was called out.
Once the darlings of Wall Street and venture capital as recently as the beginning of this year, China’s edtech firms are now wondering if they will be able to remain solvent long enough to see the beginning of the next. In a series of sweeping regulations, the central government has taken a wrecking ball to an education and test-prep industry worth billions, the collective value of both the schedules and wallets of the country’s urban, middle-class families. The most impactful policies were introduced in July, and they include a ban on any for-profit tutoring services focused on the country’s core public school curriculum, oriented around the make-or-break high school and university entrance exams.
- Miami Herald
A Miami Carol City Senior High School employee charged with helping students feel secure was arrested at the school Monday on a charge of sexual battery of a minor by an adult.
- Associated Press
A day after assuming his job, Florida's newly appointed surgeon general on Wednesday signed new protocols allowing parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or stay in school if they are asymptomatic after being exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The new guidelines signed by Dr. Joseph Ladapo also tweaked the state’s prohibition against school mask mandates, prompting an administrative law judge to dismiss a lawsuit against the old rule that had been filed by various school boards. In terms of quarantine rules, Ladapo eliminated previous mandates requiring students to quarantine for at least four days off campus if they've been exposed.
- The 74
Two key national updates this week, on education priorities inside the federal government: —Community Schools: A “full court press is underway from the White House, states and education officials” to expand interest and investment in the so-called ‘community schools’ model, writes Lauren Camera U.S. News and World Report. The community school model typically positions schools […]
- Poets & Quants
Columbia Business School’s new campus will open in January Just four months before Columbia Business School welcomes its MBA students to a new home, entertainment honcho David Geffen has pledged $75 million to support the ... The post Columbia Business School Gets $75 Million From David Geffen For Its New Campus appeared first on Poets&Quants.
- NBC News
Deputies were alerted to the student after witnesses alleged that he made threats to staff members and students at Colorado State University Pueblo.