Three local school districts have announced they are delaying the start of classes after Christmas because of a recent surge in coronavirus cases in their attendance areas.
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- USA TODAY Opinion
Children have lost almost two years of normal childhood because of our response to COVID-19. We shouldn’t require them to sacrifice anymore.
This dad's pictures of inadequate school lunch went viral. A registered dietitian says parents can make a difference in school nutrition.
After his kids complained about school lunches getting smaller and less appetizing, Chris Vangellow shared a photo of school lunch that went viral.
- The Week
Princeton gives a pay raise to some of the most privileged people in the world
- Fox News
Children who attended a state-funded pre-kindergarten were doing worse than their peers at the conclusion of sixth grade, study finds
Six educators told Esquire what their classrooms are like two years into a pandemic and amid the rise of the latest variant.
- The 74
In the Arizona desert, a new school model has Black parents driving across city lines to drop their children off each morning. Frustrated with what they say is their public schools’ failure to provide quality education and nurturing environments for Black children and fearing the persistent school to prison pipeline, a group of mothers, many […]
- Akron Beacon Journal
A probe has led to the removal of one work from the Hudson High School library, the return of one to the shelf and a committee review of a third item.
- Mineral Daily News Tribune
PARRIS ISLAND - Keyser resident Leland Henderson has graduated from basic training.
- The Hill
A Utah teacher is suing the Park City School District, accusing it of retaliating against her for reporting sexual harassment among students. Kathryn Moore specifically accuses the district of "violations of Title IX" and "state breach of contract," according to CNN.The lawsuit, filed in the 3rd District Court for Summit County, says a few of the fifth grade girls in Moore's class told her in December 2020 that "one of the boys in the class was...
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
If the Legislature doesn't act soon, Arizona's public schools will fall off a fiscal cliff. So, what are lawmakers doing? They're busy banning books.
- The Conversation
'Teaching has always been hard, but it's never been like this' – elementary school teachers talk about managing their classrooms during a pandemic
Joy Harrison, a second grade teacher in Oakland, California, helps a student. Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via APAs the omicron wave spikes across the United States, K-12 education is one of many systems buckling under the weight of expanding needs. Recent headlines highlight staff and busing shortages, parental anxieties about both in-person and distance schooling and disputes between unions and districts. Yet teachers’ experiences in their classrooms can be overlooked in these conver
- NBC News
Experts say that Black and Latino students would suffer disproportionately if the Supreme Court decides to reverse a long-standing policy on affirmative action
‘This feels very unfair.’ I’m 73 and worked full-time in education. Over 17 years, I made only one late payment on my student loans. I still owe $12K. Can you help?
After applying for loan forgiveness, I was notified that payments made before 2007 do not count. Answer: “You can, seemingly, do everything right — work in public service and make your payments — and still not get forgiveness due to the red tape inherent in the system,” says Anna Helhoski, NerdWallet’s student loan expert. For those unfamiliar, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program forgives the remaining balance on direct loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan — but even the Department of Education itself notes that this program has had flaws: “The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program is an important — but largely unmet — promise to provide debt relief to support the teachers, nurses, firefighters, and others serving their communities through hard work that is essential to our country’s success,” it writes.
- The New York Times
NEW YORK — Tausifa Haque, a 17-year-old daughter of Bangladeshi immigrants, walks in the early morning from her family’s apartment in the Bronx to the elevated subway and rides south to Brooklyn, a journey of 1 1/2 hours. There she joins a river of teenagers who pour into Brooklyn Technical High School, who are Bengali and Tibetan, Egyptian and Chinese, Sinhalese and Russian, Dominican and Puerto Rican, West Indian and African American. The cavernous eight-story building holds about 5,850 studen
- The Des Moines Register
A southern Iowa school district reports the state's first superintendent confirmed to have died of COVID-19
Southern Iowa's Mormon Trail Community School District reported the death of Superintendent Kerry Phillips on Facebook on Sunday.
- The Des Moines Register
Northwest Iowa teacher: Educators are "pushing" the science of learning, helping students build critical thinking skills, and optimizing learning.
Two years after Japan locked down its borders to block the coronavirus, some 150,000 foreign students still aren't able to enter the country, left in limbo by a policy that has disrupted lives and caused headaches for universities and businesses. The absence of the foreign students and researchers is being felt from big laboratories to small, private universities, highlighting the importance of overseas talent - and their tuition fees - as Japan grapples with a shrinking population. While the policy to stop the virus has proved popular for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, some business leaders have warned about the economic impact, particularly as the labour market is tight.
- The Herald-Times
Most of Indiana University's unvaccinated students who are living in dorms were placed in the Willkie Center or Ashton Residence Center buildings.
- McDonough County Voice
Solving IL teacher shortage means increasing teacher salaries, reigning in pensions and consolidating some school districts to reduce tax burdens.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The new calendar provides 30 additional learning hours, adds more teacher preparation and eliminates weather make-up days.