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Downsize Schools, or Keep Them Open & Hope Students …

This year, count day — the time when schools take their snapshot of student enrollment — was especially painful in the Twin Cities. Both the Minneapolis and St. Paul districts have been losing students for years, but the decline during the pandemic has been steep indeed. State officials are still tabulating this year’s count. But […]

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Schools Revive Holiday Traditions As COVID Leaves its Mark

(1 days ago) Schools across the country have revived holiday traditions after a challenging year, but the pandemic has left its mark on the celebrations. Food drives were back in a big way, with schools reporting record donations. With the pandemic pushing up food prices, classes took up lessons in budget friendly Thanksgiving feasts and spending money locally.

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Superintendent says Detroit schools 'deeply using critical

(8 days ago) 2 days ago · The superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) said earlier this month that schools in his district are “deeply using critical race theory," claiming students must learn about historical injustice in the United States “to better understand who they are.”

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Leon County Schools making masks completely optional …

(Just Now) More: Florida Gov. DeSantis signs executive order making masks in schools optional. The current 7-day average COVID-19 positivity rate in Leon County is 2.73%, according to the Centers for Disease Control. District schools have reported only three COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days, and currently only four students are quarantined for potential

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Multiple WA schools report threats, 1 student arrested

(2 days ago) Multiple WA schools report threats, 1 student arrested. December 2, 2021, 8:06 PM. Schools in Bothell, Mukilteo and Everett were investigating reports of threats of violence against students. In these cases, the threats were made by a student. Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions.

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Holland Public Schools parts with new superintendent …

(1 days ago) The Holland Public Schools Board of Education reached a mutual separation agreement with Superintendent Shanie Keelean, just five months after she began in the role. Board president Phil Meyer read a prepared statement during the meeting. Meyer said Keelean is “an experienced educator with excellent credentials,” but said her “talents

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In Minneapolis Schools, White Families Are Asked to Help

(8 days ago) The plan also moved magnet schools from whiter neighborhoods to more diverse, centralized locations. The changes were projected to minimize high poverty and highly segregated schools, while redistributing resources. This, activists and researchers say, is perhaps the most powerful promise of integration: shared resources.

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Schools provide free Thanksgiving meals

(9 days ago) Schools provide free Thanksgiving meals. November 28, 2021, 12:39 PM. The Palm Beach County School District Food Service Department distributed nine meals and nine snacks at no cost at 16 schools to cover the Thanksgiving break. Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions.

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S. Korean schools resume full in-person classes

(1 days ago) S. Korean schools resume full in-person classes. As the first country outside China to face a major outbreak of the virus, South Korea's schools have seen various stages of shutdowns, remote learning, and hybrid arrangements. The fully reopened schools come as part of South Korea's "living with COVID-19" plan, adopted after it reached its

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Unique effort reopens girls' schools in an Afghan province

(3 days ago) “The schools are open without any problem. We never issued any official order saying high-school aged girls should not go to school.” Herat is the only place where girls’ high schools are open across the province, although schools also have reopened in a few individual districts in northern Afghanistan, including the city of Mazar-e Sharif.

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Michigan school shooting, more threats prompt multiple

(5 days ago) 14 hours ago · Holly Area Schools also announced their schools will be closed Thursday and Friday “out of an abundance of caution” following “multiple reports of a potential shooting threat against Holly Area Schools that have been posted on social media," District Superintendent Scott Roper and Holly Police Chief Jerry Narsh said in a joint statement.

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Cobb private schools face reclassifiication again

(1 days ago) Dec. 2—Just when Cobb County's private schools thought they knew what region and classification they were going to be in for the 2022-24 school years, it looks like it is about to change again. North Cobb Christian, Walker and Whitefield Academy are potentially moving up to Class AA, while Mount Paran Christian and Mount Bethel Christian would remain in Class A. Mount Paran, …

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Michigan school shooting updates: Dozens of schools closed

(4 days ago) DETROIT – Multiple schools across the metro area were closed Thursday because of threats of violence just two days after a 15-year-old shooter at Oxford High School killed four students and wounded seven other people. Some schools said …

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S.Korean schools resume full in-person classes

(1 days ago) For the first time since South Korea began battling its coronavirus outbreak in early 2020, all schools across the country resumed full-time in-person classes on Monday. As the first country outside China to face a major outbreak of the virus, South Korea's schools have seen various stages of shutdowns, remote learning, and hybrid arrangements. Widespread testing, intensive contact tracing …

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Less Than Two-Thirds of Parents Give Schools an A or B on

(9 days ago) Schools get higher marks, however, for keeping parents updated on school policies, assessing where children stand academically and even requirements regarding vaccines, masks and quarantines. Almost three-quarters of parents give schools an A or B in these areas.

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Island anger: Guadeloupe closes schools after COVID rioting

(6 days ago) LE GOSIER, Guadeloupe (AP) — Schools closed across the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Monday and France's president warned of a “very explosive” situation in the territory, after protests against COVID-19 rules and vaccinations descended into days of rioting and looting. France's central government sent in police special forces

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NYC schools chancellor Meisha Porter will leave at the end

(4 days ago) City schools chancellor Meisha Porter, who took the reins of the nation’s largest school system mid-pandemic and served as its first Black woman leader, will leave her post when Mayor de Blasio’s tenure ends Dec. 31 to become CEO of a Bronx foundation, she announced Wednesday morning. Porter will start in 2022 as chief executive of the Bronx Community Foundation, leaving the …

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Masks in schools

(1 days ago) Three months after Connecticut rolled out its COVID-19 vaccination regulations for K-12 teachers and staff, the state’s public and private schools boast high employee vaccination rates. But there are some concerning outliers, including 15 schools in Connecticut — all small, private schools — which have vaccination rates below 75%, and a

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'Schools are becoming weary of the fight' on masks as

(2 days ago) Kansas health officials are encouraging schools to continue masking while data on vaccinations for children ages 5-11 remains unavailable. Health authorities last week granted emergency use authorization to the lower-dosage Pfizer vaccine for the younger age group. The Kansas Department of …

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Schools reap benefits of hiring Coach Prime, Eddie George

(2 days ago) Deion Sanders has been all over national TV, putting Jackson State in the spotlight every time his insurance commercials air. Hiring Eddie George has had a similar effect at Tennessee State. Thanks to their high-profile coaches, Jackson State and Tennessee State are reaping benefits from bigger crowds and more interest from top recruits to companies wanting to tap into all the hype, …

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Charlotte schools first to pilot Gov. Whitmer's COVID-19

(1 days ago) Charlotte Public Schools is the state's first pilot district for MI Backpack Home Tests, which sends take-home COVID-19 test kits to students, parents and teachers as a means of encouraging at-home testing. Everyone enrolled receives one kit containingtwo PCR tests.

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Oxford High School shooting is nation's deadliest since 2018

(3 days ago) In Michigan, 10 shootings causing injury or death have taken place at K-12 schools since 2014. The 15-year-old high school student's shooting spree on Tuesday was the most lethal. In total, six people were killed and 18 were injured at Michigan schools during the roughly eight-year time span.

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Twinsburg schools' bid to add logo to license plates puts

(8 days ago) Twinsburg, for instance, is one of about 36 high schools statewide that uses a tiger as a mascot, according to an Ohio High School Athletic Association count. That makes it the most widely used high school mascot in Ohio. But in a country flooded with lions, tigers, bears, bulldogs, knights, feisty leprechauns and more, these programs face

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Feds urge schools to provide COVID-19 shots, info for kids

(4 days ago) The Biden administration is encouraging local school districts to host clinics to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to kids and information to parents on the benefits of the shots as the White House looks to speedily provide vaccines to those ages 5 to 11. First lady Jill Biden and Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy visited the Franklin Sherman Elementary School in McLean, Virginia, on Monday to

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Why schools are failing children on climate change

(7 days ago) "Schools need to emphasise that there are solutions to the problem and that our individual and collective actions can make a big difference." Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting

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Do police belong in America’s schools

(4 days ago) Over the past few decades, school police officers — typically known as school resource officers (SROs) or school safety officers — have become an increasingly common presence on America’s elementary and high school campuses. In 1975, only 1 percent of schools reported having officers on site. But a series of deadly mass shootings

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Voice of the people: Schools value graduation rates over

(5 days ago) Schools value graduation rates over learning. How much is a high school diploma worth? After looking online at some figures for local high schools, I can say not much. At Kathleen, only 26% are math efficient and 36% are reading proficient. Lake Gibson's proficiency in both math and reading are hardly any better.

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Chicago Schools ousts 13 over misconduct at Marine academy

(7 days ago) The Chicago Public Schools said Friday is has removed 12 employees and a volunteer from an academy affiliated with a U.S. Marine Corps JROTC program who have been accused in a sexual misconduct investigation. The investigation alleges that several of those accused had inappropriate relationships

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NYC schools see huge surge in weapon seizures among

(4 days ago) The kids are not alright. Fear of violence that has plagued New York City streets during the pandemic has seeped into public schools, with frightened students grabbing guns, Tasers and pepper spray to protect themselves. A gun in a knapsack in class, and a 14-year-old middle school student packing a pink pistol, are just two examples of the eight firearms found in city schools

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US limits immigration arrests at schools, 'protected' areas

(3 days ago) U.S. immigration authorities will limit arrests at schools, hospitals and other “protected” areas under guidelines issued Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security, part of a broader effort to roll back the approach to enforcement under President Donald Trump. Agents and officers are being directed to avoid making arrests or carrying out searches at a range of sensitive locations

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Schools can teach full US history under critical race

(7 days ago) Shawnta Barnes is a veteran educator and consultant who works with a range of schools, including a rural, predominantly white district in Indiana. She’s often approached by teachers wondering how they should adjust their curriculum to avoid backlash from parents.

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Springfield Public Schools named developer of the year by

(Just Now) Two years after city voters approved a historic bond issue, Springfield Public Schools has been recognized for how it used the money to improve and expand district facilities. The Developer of the Year award was announced Friday by the Springfield Contractors Association. "These …

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Three Bristol schools delay start after police emergency

(1 days ago) November 17, 2021, 5:46 PM · 3 min read. Ari Brisbon, 32, of Bristol, appears in District Court in Providence on Wednesday. A 32-year-old Bristol man faces felony charges including a count of attempted murder Wednesday in the aftermath of an early-morning shooting that involved a man who had followed him to his home, according to a prosecutor

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Shanghai canceled over 500 flights, closed schools, and

(2 days ago) Chinese financial hub Shanghai canceled hundreds of flights, closed schools, and suspended tourism programs on Friday after three locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases emerged in the city. According to a municipal government statement, the three positive cases were friends from the nearby city of Suzhou who attended a lecture about ancient

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With US aid money, schools put bigger focus on mental health

(2 days ago) In Kansas City, Kansas, educators are opening an after-school mental health clinic staffed with school counselors and social workers. Schools in Paterson, New Jersey, have set up social emotional learning teams to identify students dealing with crises. Chicago is staffing up “care teams” with the mission of helping struggling students on its 500-plus campuses.

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Schools pause facial recognition lunch plans

(6 days ago) A school canteen. Nine schools in North Ayrshire have paused use of facial recognition technology days after introducing it, following UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) inquiries. The schools wanted pupils to use the system for contactless lunch payments. However, North Ayrshire Council said it had "temporarily paused" the rollout.

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Push For Unmasking Children In Schools

(9 days ago) Push For Unmasking Children In Schools. November 3, 2021, 12:24 PM. Some experts say a push to let kids go without masks in schools could lead to higher vaccination rates. Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions.

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Westfield schools moving back to mask-optional starting Monday

(2 days ago) November 5, 2021, 1:46 PM · 2 min read. Starting Monday, masks will no longer be mandatory in Westfield-Washington Schools. Three months after instituting the contentious mask mandate for all teachers, students and staff members, the district will recommend but not require them, it announced in a message to families sent Friday.

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Understanding Charter Schools vs. Public Schools

(7 days ago) Some schools may focus on arts or theater. Others prioritize ecology and sustainability or racial and social justice. "Some of those approaches are more tailored toward what I consider to be the highest quality education, which are student-centered but facilitated by high-quality teachers and less so by a focus on test scores or on an over-dependence on technology in the classroom," Adamson says.

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Schools Plan Ahead Of Possible SEPTA Strike Monday

(1 days ago) Schools Plan Ahead Of Possible SEPTA Strike Monday. October 29, 2021, 2:43 AM. Jan Carabeo reports. Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting. JAC SafeFrame Sandbox.

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Iowa schools grapple with staff shortages

(4 days ago) It's the middle of the year, but staff shortages are still hampering Iowa schools' from performing their daily operations at 100%.And this year's politicized debates about classrooms aren't helping with morale and retaining workers, said Mike Beranek, president of the Iowa State Education Association.Why it matters: Staff shortages, especially in classrooms, hurt student learning.

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Republicans aim to repeat Youngkin's schools tactic in

(8 days ago) Hoping to retake both houses of Congress in elections a year from now, Republicans plan to follow a strategy Glenn Youngkin used to win Virginia's governor's race, making schools the front line in U.S. culture wars, several lawmakers said on Wednesday. Youngkin, a former Carlyle Group Inc chief executive, defeated former Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday, partly by focusing on - and fueling

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The Source Podcast: Oklahoma City schools fire 6 teachers

(4 days ago) Oklahoma City Public Schools issues mask mandate, confronting state law. Oklahoma judge puts temporary hold on law banning mask mandates in schools. More Oklahoma school districts require COVID-19 masks, citing court order. The Source is a podcast exploring current events in Oklahoma, as told by reporters and editors from The Oklahoman.

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Roundtable: Should schools phase out Halloween parties

(Just Now) November 5, 2021, 4:06 AM · 5 min read. A clown moves from station to station at Costa Academy's Trunk or Treat event Saturday in the school's parking lot. District 205 schools have moved away from Halloween festivities in the classrooms.

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What American schools can learn from other countries about

(6 days ago) Learning how to discuss divisive issues and disagree with respect is good for democracy. Mary Altaffer/APFew areas of American life have experienced more conflict of late than public education. The conflict has largely revolved around how public schools should deal with the difficult subjects of race and racism. The situation has become so inflamed that a national school board group asked the

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EXPLAINER: Why are schools revisiting gifted education

(7 days ago) The programs vary widely. In some schools, students attend regular classes most of the time but are pulled out once or twice a week to participate in special activities like a Socratic debate. In other districts, students test into specific gifted schools or programs in which they are mostly or entirely separated from “nongifted” peers.

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Did America’s schools open safely

(9 days ago) A total of 2,176 schools have partially or fully closed at some point this school year, or about 2% of the roughly 100,000 K-12 schools in America, according to an analysis of Burbio data as of Oct. 20. Almost 1 million students were affected by these closures.

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Advocating for students with disabilities in schools

(8 days ago) Advocating for students with disabilities in schools. November 4, 2021, 3:08 PM. Advocating for students with disabilities in schools. Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting.

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