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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...
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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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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."
- Florida Today
Members of conservative parent group Moms for Liberty criticized a contract to buy 53 tickets for the Conscious Discipline Institute this summer
- 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?
Gov. Greg Abbott unveiled the outline of a proposed “Parental Bill of Rights” that would give parents — and not schools — the right to decide if a student should repeat a grade.Why it matters: Abbott said he wants to amend the Texas Constitution to make parents the “main decision makers in all matters” involving their children, which mirrors a national push from conservatives fueled by contentious battles over how race and sexuality are addressed in public schools.Stay on top of the latest marke
As of earlier this week, Apple began requiring that students and teachers in the US verify their identity through UNiDAYS before they could take advantage of the company’s discounted education pricing.
- Newark Advocate
State School Board member Michelle Newman says public education is important to introduce children to different people and ideas.
- 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.
- USA TODAY
Tens of thousands of people have gotten student loan forgiveness through an overhauled federal program. Here's how to get help with your debt.
- 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,...
Educator Julia Varnedoe was hospitalized with COVID-19 in late 2020, around the same time two fellow teachers, Patrick Key and Dana Johnson, were fighting for their lives in the ICU with the same disease.Varnedoe, who at the time taught at Mount Bethel Elementary School in Cobb County, survived her battle. Johnson and Key did not. Even though she didn’t know them, Varnedoe said she and other educators in the county were touched by their colleagues’ deaths. Why it matters: It’s been about a year
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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.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
Opinion: Skills, not schools. It took a pandemic and BLM to get employers looking at new ways to hire
Too many employers have required college degrees that aren't necessary. COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter are helping them realize what a mistake that is.
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.
A Pennsylvania school district apologized after a photo appeared to show a teacher taping a mask to a student's face
During a school board meeting earlier this week, parents called for the teacher to be fired, according to local reports.
- Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
On her first day as a pandemic substitute teacher, Kitty Kremer got a face shield, a mask, a microphone, some wipes and directions to the classroom where the children were waiting behind plexiglass. "I felt like a space person, walking from room to room," Kremer — one of Minnesota's irreplaceable replacement teachers — said with a laugh. When it feels like the pandemic is tearing Minnesota ...
- South Bend Tribune
More South Bend area students are choosing to attend schools outside of their assigned district's boundaries. Here's where students are going.
- Tacoma News Tribune
Parents get a break from making dinner. Students get cooking skills and a way to spend time together.