With most schools now back from the holiday break and pushing into the second half of the school year, there's a different health issue at play that has nothing to do with COVID—vaping at school.
- Shreveport Times | The Times
A Waskom ISD middle school teacher and coach was placed on administrative after posting a TikTok video about a threat he received that he felt was not handled by the school
A 29-year-old woman has been charged for posing as a teenager to enroll at a public high school in New Jersey. Hyejeong Shin, a graduate of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, was charged on Jan. 24 with one count of providing a false government document with the intent to verify one’s identity or age, the New Brunswick Police Department stated in a news release on Wednesday. Shin allegedly submitted a fake birth certificate that indicated she was 15 years old to the New Brunswick Board of Education to enroll at New Brunswick High School.
- Springfield News-Leader
Plus, we asked ChatGPT some questions about Springfield. Here's what it had to say.
- Akron Beacon Journal
A Nazi-themed home-schooling curriculum reportedly being used in Upper Sandusky upset the superintendent there.
- USA TODAY Opinion
Some assume Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ goal is to create a bunch of conservative clones. But that’s the opposite of what a liberal arts education does
18 "Incidents" Where Teachers Immediately Got Fired, And They Range From Necessary To WILDLY Undeserved
"My principal got fired for hypnotizing the school's football team before games so they'd play better."
- Orlando Sentinel
Former Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran is in line to become the next president of embattled New College of Florida, while Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing to cut diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and curtail faculty tenure on state university campuses. All of these planned changes apparently are intended to further DeSantis’ campaign against what he describes as a “far-left” ...
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
A teacher says he's never seen a boy get distracted by a girl's 'provocative' attire at school. He says smartphones are the bigger problem.
- Miami Herald
“It was shocking to hear we’d stop midway through the year and be degraded to a class we didn’t choose,” Cyara Pestaina, a senior taking the AP African American Studies course that Gov. DeSantis rejected.
The governor announced during an event in Bradenton that he's requesting millions to recruit new faculty at Sarasota's New College.
- The 74
WASHINGTON – A panel of policymakers and educators, including author Dave Eggers and former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, gathered at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to promote the American Teacher Act. The bill, if passed, would authorize the federal government to create four-year grants for states to enact and enforce minimum school teacher […]
- Associated Press
The maker of ChatGPT is trying to curb its reputation as a freewheeling cheating machine with a new tool that can help teachers detect if a student or artificial intelligence wrote that homework. The new AI Text Classifier launched Tuesday by OpenAI follows a weeks-long discussion at schools and colleges over fears that ChatGPT’s ability to write just about anything on command could fuel academic dishonesty and hinder learning. The method for detecting AI-written text “is imperfect and it will be wrong sometimes,” said Jan Leike, head of OpenAI's alignment team tasked to make its systems safer.
Australia is preparing for the arrival of thousands of Chinese students, the education minister said on Monday, days after China's education ministry warned students enrolled overseas that online learning would no longer be recognised. Australia's education sector, which generated A$39 billion ($27.66 billion) in export earnings before the pandemic, has strong ties to China, with roughly 150,000 nationals enrolled in Australian universities.
- NBC News
Academics revising the AP African American studies course insist they won't cave to pressure from Ron DeSantis
Academics revising the AP African American studies course framework say they won't cave to pressure from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration.
- Savannah Morning News
Happy anniversary? A look at the GSU-Armstrong merger five years later and the affect the consolidation had on the Savannah campus.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
Kentucky has 11,000 teacher vacancies across the state. School districts and colleges, including the University of Kentucky and Fayette County schools, are making joint efforts to curb the teaching shortage and strengthen the workforce.
- Miami Herald
Florida governor’s plan for state universities would affect tenure, hiring of faculty and prohibit diversity, equity and inclusion programs.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Lawmakers are looking at ways to keep dangerous restraint techniques out of Texas schools.
Biden's student-loan forgiveness plan will still be legal even after the pandemic national emergency ends, the White House says
The emergency declaration for COVID-19 will end in May, but Biden's administration told Insider that shouldn't impact his plan to cancel student debt.
- The 74
In a school just east of Atlanta, students routinely miss 30 minutes of their 47 minute first period classes because of bus driver shortages. Math workbooks at a Eugene, Oregon school arrived months into the semester, delayed by paper shortages. Some 15 classes at one suburban New York high school were canceled last semester for […]