At least one parent is concerned the district is unprepared for the Omicron variant. Tina Patel reports.
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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.
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 […]
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
An anti-mask mom threatened to bring a loaded gun during a Virginia school board meeting, saying 'see you all on Monday'
Police have been notified of the comments by the parent at Thursday's Page County Public Schools board meeting and are investigating the incident.
- 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.
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.
- 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 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...
- Yahoo Life
U.S. schools scramble to fix staff shortages, as CDC calls for canceling 'high-risk' extracurriculars to help keep them open
New Mexico and Oklahoma are among states scrambling to come up with solutions to COVID staffing shortages, as the CDC recommends canceling certain extracurricular activities to slow the spread of COVID-19.
- 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,...
- 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.
- IndyStar | The Indianapolis Star
These bills undercut teachers' expertise and strip them of their professional judgment, writes a professor and substitute teacher.
- The 74
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- Tallahassee Democrat
The judge, who sits in the Northern District of Florida in Tallahassee, issued the order against the university's controversial conflict-of-interest policy regarding giving expert testimony in legal matters.