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'Best schools' rankings are meaningless — and harmful

'Best schools' rankings are meaningless — and harmful, critic says U.S. News & World Report published its first-ever list of the "Best" K-8 schools in America. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with

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The case for free tampons and pads in schools : NPR

(9 days ago) 12 hours ago · The case for free tampons and pads in schools. At age 9, Mahoro Amani got their period for the first time. At home, their mother talked openly about everything they …

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When Schools Ban Books : 1A : NPR

(4 days ago) When Schools Ban Books : 1A In late October, Republican Texas state legislator Matt Krause wrote a letter to the Texas Education Agency asking it …

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New Delhi is closing schools as it tries to deal with air

(9 days ago) New Delhi is closing schools as it tries to deal with air pollution Kids in Delhi, India, have been indoors for 20 months –- first for COVID, now for smog beyond four times what's safe

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America's One-Room Schools : NPR

(1 days ago) One-room schools still exist in America, although they've dwindled from 190,000 in 1919 to fewer than 400 today. The bulk of them are in isolated Western towns. …

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Should schools mandate COVID vaccines

(1 days ago) And as a result, we saw obviously 80-plus more years of schools doing exactly that through state law." Hodge has been tracking legal challenges to COVID vaccine mandates. 4. …

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Schools Are Helping With COVID-19 Contact Tracing : …

(3 days ago) Schools Are Helping With COVID-19 Contact Tracing : Shots - Health News Struggling to keep up with a COVID-19 surge in Michigan, overwhelmed local health departments turned to …

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Uncovering Who Is Driving The Fight Against Critical Race

(7 days ago) Uncovering Who Is Driving The Fight Against Critical Race Theory In Schools An NBC News analysis finds at least 165 local and national groups are trying to …

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New York's COVID vaccine mandate takes effect for school

(9 days ago) Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter said she did not know exactly how many employees had declined the shots and been put on leave. Implementing the mandate smoothly will be a test for de Blasio

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Texas schools can require masks again after a judge

(4 days ago) Texas schools can require masks again after a judge overrules state's ban A federal judge on Wednesday blocked an order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that …

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What we know about the young victims of the Oxford High

(7 days ago) 10 hours ago · What we know about the young victims of the Oxford High School shooting Oxford High School lost four young students in a shooting this week. The victims, many of …

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Native Boarding Schools: Behind The Fight To Repatriate

(5 days ago) Native Boarding Schools: Behind The Fight To Repatriate Indigenous Remains : Code Switch After discoveries of more than 1,300 bodies at Canada's residential schools, the …

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How Loudoun County schools ended up at the center of

(4 days ago) In 2019, a third-party audit concluded that Loudoun County Public Schools was a "hostile learning environment" for students of color and that staff often failed to address racist incidents.

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Corporate donations to agriculture schools can put

(1 days ago) 6 hours ago · Big agriculture schools have to rely more on corporate gifts to fund research as other sources have dwindled. While most gifts don't come with direct strings attached, they can still lead to …

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Emily Oster: Why wasn't the US tracking the spread of

(3 days ago) Emily Oster: Why wasn't the US tracking the spread of COVID-19 in schools? Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Bucking The System. In summer 2020, parents faced so many unknowns when it came to

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California requires free tampons in public schools : NPR

(3 days ago) The state's schools and colleges must stock their restrooms with free menstrual products under a new law. Women's rights advocates are pushing nationwide for affordable access to …

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Public Schools In A Maryland County Will Reopen Without

(3 days ago) Public Schools In A Maryland County Will Reopen Without Police Officers NPR's Michel Martin talks with Councilman Craig Rice and student Julia Angel about public schools in …

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Oxford High School shooting: Prosecutors consider charging

(6 days ago) 11 hours ago · Oxford High School shooting: Prosecutors consider charging the suspect's parents Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald said the parents of the suspect failed to …

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Federal judge allows Texas schools to require masks : NPR

(8 days ago) A federal judge has ordered a halt to Texas' efforts to ban mask mandates in state schools. U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel ruled in Austin …

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COVID-19 compounds staffing issues at Las Vegas schools : NPR

(7 days ago) COVID-19 compounds staffing issues at Las Vegas schools Even in non-pandemic years, Las Vegas has struggled to fill school jobs. COVID-19 has exacerbated the problem. Now, principals are filling

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Schools Close Bathrooms Due To Vandalization From TikTok

(8 days ago) Schools Close Bathrooms Due To Vandalization From TikTok 'Devious Licks' Trend As if schools across the country didn't have enough to worry about: some middle and …

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Parents Say Schools Must Make Up For Failing Kids With

(2 days ago) Families say schools must make up for all their children have lost after the special education services they have a legal right to were disrupted or stopped during the …

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To Keep Kids In Class, And COVID Out, Many Schools Choose

(1 days ago) Schools without mask mandates have experienced outbreaks and even teacher deaths. Within a few weeks of schools reopening, tens of thousands of …

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Texas' governor wants 'pornographic' school library books

(3 days ago) Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asked the state's association of school boards to review and remove any school library books with "pornography or other inappropriate content." It's part of …

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15-year-old charged in Michigan school shooting : NPR

(9 days ago) 1 day ago · December 1, 20214:51 PM ET. Heard on All Things Considered. Steve Carmody. 15-year-old charged in Michigan school shooting. Audio will be available later today. Prosecutors have charged a …

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School band classes are back — they just look a little

(6 days ago) Last year, band and choir classes were a far cry from normal, with students practicing outside or over Zoom. But with students back in school this …

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The U.S. Interior Seeks To Reveal The Abusive Legacy Of

(2 days ago) Former students at the Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nev., welcome the investigations into abuse in boarding schools like theirs. The legacy of …

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Schools Struggle To Serve Healthy Food; Staying Afloat By

(5 days ago) Schools are having trouble putting food on the table for thousands of kids. Many have resorted to raiding nearby stores for frozen foods just to get by. Jenna Knuth, director of …

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What Film Schools Are Doing About Diversity In The Movie

(1 days ago) What Film Schools Are Doing About Diversity In The Movie Business Before the pandemic, diversity training programs were all the rage at …

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U.S. Schools Aim To Lure Foreign Students Back Who Shied

(2 days ago) U.S. Schools Aim To Lure Foreign Students Back Who Shied Away During The Pandemic U.S. colleges and universities saw a 20% drop in the number of foreign students due to the pandemic. Though

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Schools, Tech Firms Push Back on Rule Blocking Some

(1 days ago) The schools range from small private colleges to large public universities, spread across the nation. "Though diverse in faith, academic mission, …

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Missouri’s K-12 schools can access free COVID testing

(4 days ago) One district that’s signed on is the Kansas City Public Schools. Lauren Grimes, director of nursing for the district, told St. Louis on the Air that administering the weekly tests to students

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A Silent Epidemic: The Mental Health Crisis In Our Schools

(5 days ago) Some schools have a visiting psychiatrist or an in-school clinic. That’s how it should work. But it hardly ever does. There are too many other demands and not enough training. And staff are sometimes dividing their attention among hundreds or thousands of students. 21-27

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Fairfax County Public Schools To Require COVID-19 Vaccine

(4 days ago) Fairfax County Public Schools To Require COVID-19 Vaccine For Student Athletes Fairfax is the first in the region to require vaccination for students playing sports, following guidance from the …

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Public Schools Try Ditching A-to-F Letter Grades : NPR

(9 days ago) Public Schools Try Ditching A-to-F Letter Grades School without letter grades is often associated with private schools, but more public schools are trying this progressive style of grading.

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Interested Parties Watch To See If U.S. Schools Reopen For

(2 days ago) The Trump administration urges schools to reopen in the fall. Immigration and Customs Enforcement rules say international students can't stay in the U.S. if their schools are entirely online.

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15-year-old boy charged in Michigan High School shooting

(1 days ago) 1 day ago · 15-year-old boy charged in Michigan High School shooting deaths Charges against the boy were announced a few hours after authorities reported the death of …

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COVID-19 Affects New York City Schools, Nation's Largest

(4 days ago) The coronavirus is taking a toll on New York City, including educators. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza about how the …

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Head lice are spreading again, despite physical distancing

(5 days ago) Unfortunately, the measures that many reopened schools have taken to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 — masks, hand-washing, vaccination — …

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Police Will Remain In Chicago Schools — For At Least One

(5 days ago) The schools removing police are working on alternative safety plans. CPS Chief of Safety and Security Jadine Chou said these plans mostly involve protocols for …

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Parents Push For Diversity In New Orleans' Schools : NPR

(3 days ago) In the city's public schools, test scores are climbing, charter schools are opening all the time, and facilities are being upgraded. But the population of the schools is overwhelmingly African

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Small 'Learning Hubs' Can Help Some Students When Schools

(7 days ago) Public schools in New Orleans are 91% students of color, and 82% economically disadvantaged, while private and parochial schools are far more skewed toward white and …

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The Struggle To Breathe Life Back Into Empty Schools : NPR

(5 days ago) A few deals are in the works to renovate old schools into apartments, offices and artist spaces. But there's still much more work to be done. Jessica Eiland is …

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States Begin Widespread School Closures To Fight

(4 days ago) The school closures in Maryland are scheduled from March 16 to 27. Karen Salmon, state superintendent of schools, told reporters that school buildings and buses will be …

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Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting

(4 days ago) An estimated 20 percent of children show signs or symptoms of a mental health problem. It's a destructive force in schools, but most educators don't have the training or resources to help.

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Teachers' Rally Will Force Schools To Close Across Indiana

(8 days ago) Teachers' Rally Will Force Schools To Close Across Indiana The teachers will gather at the statehouse. They want more funding for poorer students, fewer unfunded mandates and to …

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Week In Sports: Ivy League Schools Cancel Fall Sports Amid

(6 days ago) Week In Sports: Ivy League Schools Cancel Fall Sports Amid COVID-19 Pandemic. NPR's Scott Simon and ESPN's Howard Bryant discuss the week's top sports stories, including the Ivy League calling off

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