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Covid and critical race theory: Sleepy school board races

(9 days ago) 2 days ago · The Blue Valley School District in Johnson County, Kansas, boasts some of the top public high schools in the state. Generally, candidates for the school board sail to victory unopposed, while

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In Virginia, Republicans see education, curriculum fears

(6 days ago) 2 days ago · Schools have long been a top issue in gubernatorial campaigns. And education has frequently been the battlefield of American culture wars, from war protests to classroom prayer.

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Supply chain woes hit school cafeterias, leaving

(4 days ago) Schools served almost 500 million lunches on average per month from September 2018 to May 2019. The number dropped during the pandemic-scarred 2020-21 school year to about 330 million lunches per

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New crisis hits schools: Food and labor shortages caused

(Just Now) And at schools, unfilled cafeteria positions have forced staff to serve lunches and some have stopped providing hot meals altogether. Back-to-school chaos amid closures due to Covid Sept. 19, 2021

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Schools become political 'battlefield' in culture wars

(2 days ago) Schools become political 'battlefield' in culture wars Trump cultivated. "Normally, our kids have been off-limits," said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. "Now

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Schools facing critical race theory battles are

(3 days ago) Schools facing critical race theory battles are diversifying rapidly, analysis finds. Many of the school districts facing backlash over equity …

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Covid disrupted American kids' schools. It might be a

(3 days ago) Public schools, especially those in under-resourced urban and rural districts, face major hurdles in creating the conditions for student …

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California schools must stock bathrooms with free

(9 days ago) SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California public schools and colleges must stock their restrooms with free menstrual products under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The move comes as women’s rights

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Southlake school leader tells teachers to balance

(5 days ago) SOUTHLAKE, Texas — A top administrator with the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake advised teachers last week that if they have a book about the Holocaust in their classroom, they

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Public and private schools show a pandemic learning divide

(3 days ago) NBC News’ Rehema Ellis gets an inside look at how public and private schools are operating differently during the pandemic. Across the nation, 76% of private schools have managed to stay open

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Mountain lion sighting prompts lockdowns at two California

(9 days ago) 1 day ago · Oct. 18, 2021, 5:29 PM PDT. By Tim Stelloh. Two Northern California schools were placed on lockdown Monday after a mountain lion was seen nearby, authorities said. The cat, described as an adult

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Florida school board member who supports masks says people

(5 days ago) A Brevard County School Board member who supports masks in Florida schools said Tuesday that she and her family have been the …

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Gifted programs worsen inequality. Here's what happens

(4 days ago) This article about SEM schools was produced in partnership with The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.This is part 2 of

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Schools grapple with thousands in isolation or quarantine

(5 days ago) Many schools that planned to forgo virtual and hybrid learning this year, in favor of in-person classes, are revisiting those plans as outbreaks require students to quarantine.

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CDC school guidelines and universal masking: A shopping guide

(4 days ago) The CDC recommends universal indoor masking for K-12 schools. Getty Images. July 27, 2021, 10:12 PM UTC. By Zoe Malin and Mili Godio. Select is editorially independent. Our editors selected these

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Teen charged with sexually assaulting student is accused

(6 days ago) A Loudoun County, Virginia, high school student charged with sexually assaulting a female at one school is accused of groping another at a different school.

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Why many districts are struggling over whether to keep

(4 days ago) Aug. 10, 202103:46. Policing in schools continues to be debated across the country in an ongoing racial re-examination, with many districts still struggling with what to do in light of robust data

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American Academy of Pediatrics recommends masks in schools

(7 days ago) The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday recommended that all children over the age of 2 wear masks when returning to school this year, regardless of vaccination status.

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Oklahoma's anti-critical race theory law violates free

(8 days ago) 5 hours ago · OKLAHOMA CITY — A coalition of civil rights groups sued the state of Oklahoma on Tuesday over a law limiting instruction about race and gender in public schools. It is the first federal lawsuit

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K-12 schools keep mishandling sexual assault complaints

(Just Now) But K-12 schools are often left out of this conversation, even though students reported about 9,700 incidents of sexual assault, rape or attempted rape at elementary and secondary schools

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4 shot at Alabama high school football game

(6 days ago) The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. on an exit ramp outside Ladd-Peebles Stadium as the game between rivals Williamson and Vigor high schools was coming to an end.

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Texas bill banning transgender students in school sports

(4 days ago) 1 day ago · Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is poised to sign a bill barring transgender youth from participating on school sports teams that align with their gender identity. The measure requires public schools from

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Vermont high school's halftime show is a drag pageant

(8 days ago) 1 day ago · A Vermont high school homecoming football game turned into a “drag ball" runway at halftime, with a mix of students and faculty members parading in gowns, wigs and makeup — and a big crowd in

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Southlake, Texas, schools restrict classroom libraries

(3 days ago) The Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, Texas, is cracking down on the books teachers keep in their classroom libraries, drawing protests from educators who say the guidelines amount

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USC to apologize for sabotaging its Japanese American

(9 days ago) 3 hours ago · Schools on the West Coast released the students’ transcripts, helping many students graduate from other colleges, said Brian Niiya, the content director of Densho, a nonprofit Japanese American

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For remote learners returning to classrooms, back-to

(7 days ago) At Gwinnett County public schools in Georgia, where Parker is the executive director of student services, the district tried to make the first day of school as festive as possible.

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Parents outraged after NYC schools close due to rise in

(8 days ago) Parents outraged after NYC schools close due to rise in coronavirus infections. Michael Melcher, a single father, said halting in-person learning was a "terrible, unscientific decision." Parents

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Map: Which counties are ready for schools to fully open

(3 days ago) K-12 schools can open for full in-person instruction, provided physical distancing is maintained. Sports and extracurricular activities are allowed with masks and physical distancing if …

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Coronavirus is spreading in schools, but the federal

(5 days ago) The county’s schools have 120 active coronavirus cases among students and staff, according to the latest report released Friday, and more than 1,100 have been quarantined since the county’s

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How safe is school cafeteria food

(8 days ago) One of those schools that gets its food from a large central kitchens is Rosa Parks Middle School, the second school we visited. The inspector found the turkey and burritos, both cooked off site

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Teen arrested in shooting that wounded 5 at Alabama high

(2 days ago) 1 day ago · Teen arrested in shooting that wounded 5 at Alabama high school football game. Jai Scott, 19, of Semmes, Alabama, was charged Saturday with five counts of attempted murder, Mobile police said. The

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Parents were at the end of their chain — then ransomware hit

(8 days ago) Schools are soft targets, too — and during a pandemic, particularly soft ones. Cybercriminals have recently ramped up attacks against American public school districts, with at least 44 of them

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To test or not to test

(4 days ago) As schools remain closed, debate heats up over standardized testing. The children most likely to have lost ground are also those most likely to skip tests, which could leave schools

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Covid school closings raise privacy concerns for students

(2 days ago) Schools must be purposeful about how pre-Covid rules should apply during online learning. Rules requiring students to raise hands before …

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Colleges, universities with Covid vaccination mandates

(6 days ago) Some schools such as Princeton University are requiring students to be fully vaccinated by Aug. 1, but it's still unclear how others will manage vaccination and mask mandates — …

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New York governor says schools can reopen for in-person

(8 days ago) A teacher collects personal belongings and supplies for remote teaching through the end of the school year at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 on June 9, 2020 in New York City.

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How coronavirus could change schools in the fall

(4 days ago) How coronavirus could change schools in the fall. More than 45 states are keeping their schools closed for the remainder of the academic year. So what will classrooms look like when the kids come

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Congressional stalemate leaves school districts in funding

(2 days ago) The administration insists in negotiations with Democrats that schools that reopen should get more money than schools that teach kids virtually, according to the HEALS Act, the Republican proposal

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Hours after barring maskless students from campuses

(6 days ago) The California Department of Public Health published its guidance for K-12 schools Monday afternoon, mandating that students wear face coverings indoors and stating that "schools must exclude

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Coronavirus prompts a dozen schools in Washington state to

(3 days ago) Coronavirus prompts a dozen schools in Washington state to close, others weigh options. Some school districts are sanitizing classrooms daily, while others have temporarily shut down schools in an

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LGBTQ students file class-action lawsuit against

(8 days ago) The suit claims Title IX’s religious exemption allows religious schools that receive federal funds to discriminate against LGBTQ students. The campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., on

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Rosie Perez: We have to do the right thing and fund the

(8 days ago) Plus, having the arts in the schools help kids become part of a community. You look at the movie "American Pie" with all the jokes about being in band, but that was a community of so-called geeks

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Cheat Sheet: Everything you want to know about the college

(3 days ago) Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were allegedly involved in a college admissions scheme to get their kids into top schools. Loughlin and Olivia Jade Giannulli are seeing immediate fallout.

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Potential Chicago school lock out could trigger teachers

(5 days ago) Chicago Public Schools is requiring teachers to report to their classrooms starting Monday following weeks of contentious negotiations between the school district and the city's teachers union

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McConnell says next phase of coronavirus relief to help

(5 days ago) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday the next phase of coronavirus relief will focus on education as lawmakers, educators, and parents grapple with reopening schools amid fears of

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San Francisco Schools Transformed by the Power of Meditation

(5 days ago) With a typical schools days filled with mayhem, O'Driscoll was skeptical when the San Francisco Public School District partnered with the …

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