Transparency in schools
The federal government sent around $190 billion in aid to public schools across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. That is a lot of money by any standards, but in terms of federal spending on primary education, it is a shockingly large amount: as Reason's Matt Welch explained when surveying the Biden administration's weak moves toward promoting public school reopening back in February
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The Webb Schools To Receive $100 Million
(4 days ago) CLAREMONT, Calif., Oct. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Webb Schools today announced an historic estate gift of at least $100 million - the largest ever made to an independent high school west of the Mississippi. The donation will dramatically expand Webb's innovative education programs, strengthen its team of expert educators and significantly boost student aid .
Priti Patel: Harassment by anti-vaxxers outside schools is
(3 days ago) The Home Secretary has said it is “completely unacceptable” for anti-vaccination campaigners to be harassing members of the public outside school gates. The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) revealed earlier this month that most of the schools surveyed by the union (79%) had been targeted by anti-vaxxers. The
What Schools Can Learn from Learning Pods About Teacher
(2 days ago) When schools closed down last spring, some parents and educators responded by forming “pandemic pods,” or small groups of students who came together outside of school to learn during the pandemic. These experiments from last year provide some important examples of how families and educators can affirm students’ identities, instill a sense of belonging, and […]
What Did Public Schools Do With COVID Relief Money
(6 days ago) The federal government sent around $190 billion in aid to public schools across the nation during the COVID-19 pandemic. That is a lot of money by any standards, but in terms of federal spending on primary education, it is a shockingly large amount: as …
The problem with ranking schools
(7 days ago) U.S. News and World Report recently announced that in addition to its annual rankings of high schools, colleges and graduate schools, the company was releasing a list ranking the top elementary and middle schools in the country. Immediately, teachers, school officials, scholars and commentators on both the left and the right
The Webb Schools to Receive $100 Million
(4 days ago) CLAREMONT, Calif., Oct. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Webb Schools today announced an historic estate gift of at least $100 million – the largest ever made to an independent high school west of the Mississippi. The donation will dramatically expand Webb's …
Realignment era: 6 C-USA schools leaving for American
(7 days ago) Six schools from Conference USA — UAB, UTSA, Rice, North Texas, Charlotte and Florida Atlantic — have applied for membership with the AAC and are expected to be accepted by the end of the week, according to two people with knowledge of the process who spoke with The Associated Press, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021.
The difference between private schools and charter schools
(3 days ago) The SUNY Charter Schools Committee Thursday unanimously approved granting a charter to Destine Preparatory Charter School (Destine Prep), which plans to open in August with 116 kindergarten and first-grade students, then add a grade each year for four years up to fifth-grade. By the 2026-27 year it would serve about 435 students.
Why Restorative Justice Programs May Fail in Schools
(7 days ago) DENVER (CBS4) – Schools districts across Colorado are desperate to hire more staff in a variety of positions, but filling the need inside the classroom is a priority. (Photo by Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) “Safety is our No. 1 thing, and we can’t have empty classrooms,” Lacey Nelson said.
Schools have the money. Why can't they fill job openings
(Just Now) Kansas City Public Schools is months, if not years, away from completing a plan and implementing the goals of “Blueprint 2030,” but one item the school district in Kansas City, Missouri, is considering is closing or consolidating school buildings.
Schools see drop in COVID cases
(6 days ago) Some schools are at tipping point and could be forced to close because of a lack of staff, the UCAC union warned. It said self-isolation due to Covid has exacerbated a supply teacher shortage that existed before the pandemic. Headteachers' union …
Starmer demands fast-track exclusion orders to protect
(5 days ago) 11 hours ago · Starmer demands fast-track exclusion orders to protect schools from anti-vaxxers. Councils should be able to use exclusion orders to keep anti-vaxxers from protesting outside schools, Sir Keir Starmer has said. The Labour leader said it was “sickening” that those against vaccinations were demonstrating at the school gates.
Research Exposes Continued Student Trauma As Schools
(4 days ago) CPS schools are open for in-person learning after nearly 18-months of quarantine. Sullivan students shared their feelings about going back to school while protecting their classmates by wearing masks, using hand sanitizer, washing their hands, and making sure they have fun while doing it. Hajir Hasan (Sullivan Sophomore) interviewed Olamide
American Athletic Conference rebuilding with 6 C-USA schools
(5 days ago) Six schools from Conference USA — UAB, UTSA, Rice, North Texas, Charlotte and Florida Atlantic — have applied for membership with the AAC and are expected to be accepted by the end of the week, according to two people with knowledge of the process who spoke with The Associated Press, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021.
Coming Sunday: Schools battle enrollment trends
(1 days ago) Andover has about 100 fewer students in its public schools this year as the district continues to see a multi-year decline. District officials recently reviewed the Oct. 1 enrollment numbers with the School Committee to give an outlook for the budgeting cycle to come.
CDC boss Walensky says schools should keep mask mandates
(9 days ago) U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday that schools should keep mask mandates, even if children are vaccinated. Walensky, speaking at a White House COVID-19 team briefing, urged that even as cases decline following a surge of the highly transmissible delta variant, Americans must not become
English schools must not teach ‘white privilege’ as fact
(6 days ago) Schools in Wales must improve teaching of Welsh, and black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) histories and cultures, inspectors say. Estyn's report, commissioned by the Welsh government, said teachers needed more professional support. It found schools in multicultural areas were better at teaching the histories of BAME individuals and communities.
Will big changes shape up California schools
(9 days ago) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California public schools and colleges must stock their restrooms with free menstrual products under a new law. The measure signed Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom builds on a 2017 law requiring low-income schools in disadvantaged areas to provide students with free menstrual products.
Masks optional again at junior, senior schools
(Just Now) The mask choice is back at Harrison Junior and High Schools. Southwest Local Schools updated its masking policy starting Wednesday, Oct. 20. Superintendent John Hamstra sent a letter to district families Tuesday night announcing that “Starting Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, the first day of
Most Minnesota Schools To Receive COVID Testing Help From
(2 days ago) PRINCETON — Mercer County schools are among the recipients of federal funding that will help schools improve broadband access to its students. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. announced Wednesday that $12,760,030 from the American Rescue Plan for 19 West Virginia schools and libraries as part of the second round of the Emergency Connectivity Fund.
Schools describe bus driver shortage as 'severe'
(1 days ago) DENVER (CBS4) – Schools districts across Colorado are desperate to hire more staff in a variety of positions, but filling the need inside the classroom is a priority. (Photo by Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images) “Safety is our No. 1 thing, and we can’t have empty classrooms,” Lacey Nelson said.
Poll indicates strong support for civics education in schools
(6 days ago) Beech Grove City Schools Superintendent Dr. Laura Hammack announced last week the district has received a three-year, $4.8 million federal grant from the federal Teacher and School Leader (TSL) Incentive Program to increase teacher and school leader effectiveness, attract a more diverse group of educators, and improve teaching and learning in all five of the district’s schools.
Realignment era: 6 C-USA schools leaving for American
(7 days ago) Major college football is settling into a strange period with lame duck memberships and frayed allegiances that could last another season or even two as conferences sort out the latest shifts and turns of realignment. Support local journalism reporting on your community. * New Subscribers Only. * Digital Subscription Only.
Natasha Adams: West Clermont Schools creates bold vision
(2 days ago) Natasha Adams: West Clermont Schools creates bold vision and mission. In another recent op-ed, I talked about what it means to West Clermont School District to invest for success. Step one included improving our organizational health by investing in people. Without this initial investment, we would not have the established trust and respect
The mask mandate for Miami-Dade schools could soon be
(4 days ago) Superintendent Alberto Carvalho says the number of students being quarantined has dropped significantly since school started. An easing of the policy would give parents an opt-out provision. The mask mandate for students in Miami-Dade schools could soon be eased as local rates of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continue to fall.
Princeton Public Schools
(9 days ago) Pentwater Public Schools is asking voters to pass a bond worth $23.9 million for 20 years. The bond would let the school renovate their current and only school building. “The updates include boilers, rooftop unity, classroom furniture, classroom technology, replacing casework and cabinetry in the building some is the original from the 1960s
Six Richardson ISD elementary schools awarded $2,000
(5 days ago) Last week, six Richardson ISD campuses received grants from Big Green Jumpstart for their garden areas. The nonprofit organization, which focuses on environmental education, awarded $2,000 grants to almost 500 schools across the U.S., according to its website. Six of those schools were Forest Lane Academy, Mark Twain Elementary, Hamilton Park
Seminole County schools to go mask optional in November
(Just Now) BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Brevard Public Schools announced Friday evening that it had changed its mask policy. According to a release, the state's weekly COVID-19 report lists Brevard County at 50.1 cases per 100,000 people, prompting the school to move from only a medical opt-out policy to a parental opt-out policy.
Henriro Schools to host College and Career Night, virtual
(5 days ago) Henrico County Public Schools will hold its annual College and Career Night Nov. 3 in person at Henrico High School and also will offer three virtual opportunities in the coming weeks for students and families to explore college options. The College and Career Night will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Avenue
AP sources: 6 C-USA schools apply for AAC membership
(6 days ago) Six schools from C-USA — UAB, UTSA, Rice, North Texas, Charlotte and Florida Atlantic — have applied for membership with the American and are expected to be accepted by the end of the week, according to two people with knowledge of the process who spoke with The Associated Press. An announcement could come as soon as Thursday.
American Athletic Conference adding 6 C-USA schools
(6 days ago) All six schools are leaving Conference USA and will join the nine continuing members – East Carolina, Memphis, Navy (football only), South Florida, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa and Wichita State (basketball and Olympic sports only) – to bring the AAC's membership to 15 schools.
Bridgeport schools could introduce esports
(7 days ago) BRIDGEPORT — Students could soon become competitive videogamers through their schools. The school board’s Students and Families committee heard a report on Thursday of the district’s sports offerings. Staff discussed a schools partnership with the Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders programs, including an unconventional option: esports. At one local PreK-8
Culpeper schools get book grants to offset COVID literacy
(7 days ago) Students can take advantage of a wide selection of books in the classroom and school libraries through a recent round of grants to Culpeper County Public Schools designed to boost reading. The awards are targeted to combat COVID-19 learning loss. The Virginia …
Area Middle Schools to Require 2x Weekly COVID Testing for
(4 days ago) Shepherd Public Schools announced Tuesday that middle and high school students will be learning virtually the rest of the school week. The decision was made after the district announced Monday that they would be going virtual for two days. “Due to …
Nursery schools petition Chancellor ahead of spending
(5 days ago) The petition has been signed by 2,000 school leaders, staff and educators from almost every maintained nursery school (MNS) in the country. The march was organised by school leaders’ union the National Association of Head Teachers, with the National Education Union, Early Education and Unison. Nursery schools say they have
More Aurora schools may be closed or repurposed
(2 days ago) Schools that may be considered for repurposing or closing are Crawford, Paris, and Park Lane elementary schools and North Middle School. All were already listed on the district’s 2019 list as candidates for closure or repurposing. Superintendent Rico Munn emphasized the district has not made final decisions yet.
Princeton Public Schools
(9 days ago) Union Public Schools students will start voting on a new mascot for the school district. The district says the community was heavily involved in the decision-making. After looking through 320 mascot ideas, it's come down to two choices: the Redhawks or the Bison, and administrators say it is a pretty close race.
Former CDC official warns schools may close down more this
(9 days ago) Schools across the United States may be “forced to shut down” more than last year amid the surging Delta variant impacting infection rates and hospitalisations, a former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official has warned. Richard Besser, who served as the acting CDC director in 2009 under President Barack
The Atlantic Community Schools are Hiring!
(6 days ago) Families in the San Rafael City Schools district will be seeing and hearing a lot more about why they should enroll or re-enroll their children at local public schools. The district board has approved a $50,000, five-month contract with San Diego-based Target River Marketing.
‘There is a war going on in these streets’: Philly
(6 days ago) Some schools affected by the violence, such as Martin Luther King High School, have searched for ways to help students , including through weekly grief counseling. King principal Keisha Wilkins was among those who spoke, telling attendees that 30 students have been killed or injured in gun violence in her seven years at the school.
Rules Amended for Surf Schools at Kahaluʻu Bay
(1 days ago) DLNR’s State Board of Land and Natural Resources approved permits in shifts for surf schools at Kahaluʻu Bay. On Friday, Oct. 22, the board approved amended rules which authorize the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) to issue eight commercial surfing permits in two shifts; four morning-shift permits and four
Schools grapple with mask mandates as Republicans ban them
(3 days ago) The debate over masking requirements at local schools is headed for the courtroom. Judge Thomas G. Power of the 13th Circuit Court heard from lawyers on Wednesday at a show cause hearing, one of the first steps in a new lawsuit filed last week against Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) and Grand Traverse Academy (GTA).