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Some public grade schools cancel Halloween due to lack …

A handful of elementary schools across the country are canceling Halloween celebrations because some activists and administrators say the spooky holiday is unfair to poor children, minority

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Six Conference USA schools apply for AAC membership

(Just Now) Six schools from Conference USA -- UAB, UTSA, Rice, North Texas, Charlotte and Florida Atlantic -- have applied for membership with the American Athletic Conference and are expected to be accepted

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Why local school board elections are so important

(9 days ago) They know that the schools severely mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic. The learning loss from months of often inadequate online schooling was substantial, and kids will be …

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Parents are fed up with school boards bowing down to

(9 days ago) A recent study by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools found charter school enrollment increased by 7.1 percent between the 2019-20 …

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Virginia father says school board covered up sexual

(Just Now) A local father in Loudoun County, Virginia, whom police arrested at a school board meeting in June has accused its members of attempting to …

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National School Board Association turning against …

(Just Now) Our schools and government agencies are being sabotaged by wolves in sheep’s clothing — those pushing communist ideology under the guise of protecting schoolchildren, and, sadly, union members

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Schools look to testing, technology for a leg up against

(Just Now) Schools look to testing, technology for a leg up against COVID-19. Reopening has been messy, with virus-induced closures coast to coast. In this Sept. 13, 2021, photo, a …

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National School Boards Association rocked by state …

(Just Now) The national association, which represented 47 state school board organizations at the time, sent the letter to Mr. Biden on Sept. 29 requesting federal intervention in local school

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Flush with COVID-19 aid, schools steer funding to sports

(9 days ago) The money is part of a $123 billion infusion intended to help schools reopen and recover from the pandemic. But with few limits on how the funding can be spent, The Associated Press found that

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Students in New York City, the largest U.S. school system

(Just Now) A "Welcome Back to School" hangs on a fence at Brooklyn’s PS 245 elementary school as children arrive for the first day of class, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in New York.

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Los Angeles bans homeless encampments near schools, parks

(Just Now) The Los Angeles City Council this week voted to ban homeless encampments at more than 50 locations. In a 12-2 vote, the council passed a law prohibiting sitting, lying, sleeping or placing

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McAuliffe wants parents to stay out of public education

(8 days ago) At the very moment our schools need help, Terry McAuliffe wants parents to stay out. • Marc Short was the Legislative Affairs Director for President Trump when he …

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Mask mandate may relax in some South Florida schools

(Just Now) The mask mandate for students in some South Florida schools could be eased by the end of October as local rates of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continue to fall, officials said.

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Merrick Garland blasted for unleashing FBI on school board

(Just Now) Attorney General Merrick Garland sees a rising domestic threat to the nation’s public schools, but others are struggling to identify anything more insidious than irate parents getting rowdy at

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Judge rules for Tennessee school district's mask mandate

(Just Now) A Tennessee school district can continue requiring students to wear masks in school after a federal judge on Friday extended a ruling blocking an opt out provision, The Tennessean reported.

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Confusion erupts after Texas school advised to offer book

(Just Now) A new Texas law requiring schools to provide opposing views to books in their classroom libraries caused a commotion when a school administrator suggested that reading material from another

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Parents sue Georgia school district for not ordering masks

(9 days ago) Earlier this week, when the Southern Poverty Law Center threatened the lawsuit on behalf of the students, Cobb schools told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that “as is the case with any issue

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Ad urges Loudoun County schools to 'get politics out of

(Just Now) The embattled Loudoun County Public Schools system in Virginia has been targeted by a six-figure ad campaign calling for its leaders to "get politics out of the classroom" as they wrestle with

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Challenge the TikTok challenge with school resource

(Just Now) Schools needed them in September, when the monthly TikTok challenge was to trash school bathrooms — and post videos of the devilment online. TOP …

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Undocumented immigrants and public schools stealthily

(Just Now) Undocumented immigrants are not only attracted by low-paying jobs, but by lots of free stuff, like access to health care and public schools, all paid for by American taxpayers.

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Glenn Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County

(Just Now) “The blame for these wrongs and the present chaos in our schools lay squarely at the feet of 40-year-politician Terry McAuliffe,” Mr. Youngkin said Tuesday. “Squarely at his feet, but also

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Education by ZIP code

(8 days ago) One of the most sought-after traditional public high schools in the District is Woodrow Wilson, which is located in Upper Northwest. Wilson is a sort of …

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Washington state school required White privilege training

(Just Now) A Washington state public high school required its teachers in 2018 to undergo mandatory training in White, heterosexual male privilege. The suburban Tumwater School District, southwest of Tacoma

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Public-private partnerships build schools

(1 days ago) Biden's war on Texas is a war on America. On Tuesday, the 11-member council unanimously rejected a proposal to build the new schools via …

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California public high school boys defecate on teacher's

(Just Now) In the latest skirmish over LGBTQ pride flags in public schools, two boys at Paso Robles High School in California posted a TikTok video of themselves …

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Teachers unions spin alternative facts over pandemic

(Just Now) A Florida teachers union filed a lawsuit to dispute a state order calling on schools to reopen. The Chicago Teachers Union argued that reopening schools was …

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Weekly child COVID-19 cases surpass 250K as school

(9 days ago) One in four COVID-19 cases is occurring in children as schools reopen across the country, a prominent medical organization said Wednesday, as President Biden prepared a …

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'Domestic terrorism': Garland stumped by school rape case

(Just Now) Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday pleaded ignorance when a lawmaker asked him about the case of a girl raped in a high school bathroom in Virginia that has become a flashpoint in the

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Parents groups opposed to critical race theory vow not to

(Just Now) Parents groups formed to combat critical race theory in K-12 schools vowed not to back down after teachers' unions said this week that they would go …

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Parents sue California over mandated 'chants to Aztec gods

(9 days ago) A group of parents in California sued the State Board of Education Friday over a proposed new "Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum" that would have public school

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Alleged rape of teen girl in school bathroom tests

(Just Now) The political peril inflicted by Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe's education stances deepened this week when a father accused the Loudoun County School

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EDITORIAL: All schools should be mandated by governors to

(Just Now) All schools should be mandated by the governors of their states to prepare to open as planned and on a regular schedule. They should also offer options like …

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Larry Hogan: Maryland public schools can safely reopen

(Just Now) Schools that reopen will need to follow physical distancing, cleaning and disinfection and quarantine guidelines, officials said. Dr. Jinlene Chan, Maryland’s acting deputy health secretary

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America's closed schools will widen haves, have-nots gap

(9 days ago) The teachers’ unions are fighting hard to keep schools closed this fall, fighting mad in most cases, and it’s a fight that really has little to do with what’s best for kids and almost all to

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National Education Association targets school reopen push

(Just Now) President Trump's urgent call to reopen schools is running smack into powerful teachers unions, which are closely aligned with Democratic challenger Joseph R. …

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California becomes first state to require ethnic studies

(9 days ago) California on Friday became the first state to require an ethnic studies credit for high school graduation, a move Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom approved after surviving a …

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Governor orders some NYC schools closed amid virus flare

(9 days ago) NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered schools in certain New York City neighborhoods closed within a day in an attempt to halt flare-ups of the coronavirus.

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Youngkin seeks to mobilize parents against McAuliffe after

(9 days ago) “A recent poll of Virginia voters showed parents support Terry over Glenn by nearly double digits because they know Terry is the only candidate who will keep their kids safe in schools and has a

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The Bible's Influence: The Bible & Public Schools, A First

(Just Now) Schools must keep in mind that the Bible is seen by millions of Jews and Christians as scripture. For adherents of these faiths, the Bible makes sense of …

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2 people wounded in shooting at Virginia high school

(Just Now) George Parker, superintendent of Newport News Public Schools, said the high school does random searches for guns. Classes resumed on Sept. 8, so students were in …

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Surgeon General Murthy defends school mask mandates

(Just Now) Surgeon General Vivek Murthy offered support Sunday for mask mandates and vaccine requirements at schools as the Biden administration feuds with red states opposed to the novel coronavirus directives.

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Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

(9 days ago) Schools have spent the summer coming up with safety plans, securing protective gear and figuring out how to fit fewer students into classrooms and …

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Trump's school choice plan will help kids, and is smart

(9 days ago) More than 100,000 low-income Florida students receive Florida Tax Credit scholarships to attend around 1,800 private schools. Yet, 13,000 children were …

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Bible literacy in schools to expand with states

(7 days ago) Legislatures from the Bible Belt to the Dakotas are mulling bills that would establish biblical literacy courses in high schools, but some education analysts say classes focusing on …

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Indiana Republicans say law adequate despite school fraud

(Just Now) The State Board of Accounts found the two online schools improperly claimed about 14,000 students as enrolled between 2011 and 2019, even though they had no online course activity.

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Trump urges states to consider opening schools before

(Just Now) Schools might bring half the students in for the morning, for example, and rotate in the other half for the afternoon. While they’re at home, students could keep taking classes online, Domenech

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Schools, bars, restaurants and casinos closing in New

(Just Now) All of New Jersey's public and private schools, along with colleges and universities, will close indefinitely starting Wednesday in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Democratic Gov. Phil

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