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    Courtney Roznowski (pictured) was jailed after having sex with a 16-year-old high school student in Green Bay, Wisconsin  A disgraced school worker has been jailed for six months after having sex with a 16-year-old high school student - who allegedly told cops that 'it is every kid's dream to do a teacher'. Courtney Roznowski was branded the 'nightmare of every parent' by a judge as he sentenced her to prison.  Roznowski admitted a charge of exposing herself to a minor under a plea deal which saw more serious sexual assault counts dropped.  The 32-year-old was handed the six-month sentence at a hearing last Friday where she told the court in  Green Bay, Wisconsin, that 'I know what I did was...
    High school sweethearts Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea Bongiovi refuse to give love a bad name. The rocker and his spouse opened up to People magazine on Wednesday and revealed the secret behind their 40-year bond and 31-year marriage. “Mutual respect,” Bon Jovi told the outlet. “Having grown up together and grown together. And we really like each other. We want to hang out.” The pair, both 58, share four children: Stephanie, 27, Jesse, 25, Jacob, 18, and Romeo, 16. JON BON JOVI SAYS HE BELIEVES HIS SON CONTRACTED 'MILD VERSION' OF CORONAVIRUS The “Livin’ on a Prayer” singer also revealed that despite fame and fortune, Dorothea has always remained “without a doubt” his rock. “We work hard...
    By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Budget cuts, furloughs and more state aid will be needed to address coronavirus-related losses in revenue at the University of Connecticut, the school's chief financial officer said Wednesday. The school estimates it will end the fiscal year next June with a deficit of $76 million, finance chief Scott Jordan told the board. That could jump to about $109 million should the school be forced to close early by a resurgence of the virus, he said. The school will ask the state Legislature for an additional $28 million to help close the budget gap, Jordan said. The university hopes to make up the rest through mitigation efforts including a hiring freeze, program...
    The number of students at Fairfield Ludlowe High School testing positive for COVID-19 has jumped, forcing dozens into quarantine and the closure of the building. Fairfield Public Schools Superintendent Mike Cummings said that the high school will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 30, and Thursday, Oct. 1 due to three more confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in students or staffers. Cummings said that more than 30 additional students have been instructed to enter quarantine, bringing the number of students and staff in isolation to more than 80. An additional two dozen others outside of the Fairfield School District have been identified as close contacts and have also been placed in quarantine. As more students are tested, Cummings said that he...
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The school district in Vermont's largest city is trying to determine next steps after its public high school was shut down this month because of chemical contamination, including finding a possible temporary location for students. At a town hall meeting Tuesday, Superintendent Tom Flanagan said the goal is getting the PCB levels in Burlington High School to an appropriate level under federal guidelines, WCAX-TV reported. He said it could take three months for consultants to determine if other factors are contributing to the elevated levels. The district is considering alternative spaces for students who were sent back to remote learning. The PCB levels were significantly high in a building housing the technical center. Finding a new...
    Oregon prison inmates find redemption, adrenaline in fighting wildfires Meet the K-shaped recession, where professional workers are largely fine and everyone else is doing awful 4-star USC QB commit who transferred to play senior season in Georgia ruled ineligible Jake Garcia’s senior season of high school football may never happen. Garcia is a California native and has committed to play football at USC. But without California high school football in the fall, Garcia tried to transfer out of state to play one more season. He transferred to Valdosta High School in Georgia. But now the Georgia High School Association has said he’s ineligible to play. After multiple reports surfaced Tuesday about Garcia’s pending ineligibility, Valdosta coach Rush Propst confirmed...
    Top Japanese chef killed himself after false sex claims, say family Ranking todays 8 MLB postseason games Jon Bon Jovi Opens Up About His 40-Year Love Story with High School Sweetheart Dorothea Jon Bon Jovi and wife Dorothea Bongiovi give love a good name. © Provided by People Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea on keeping their marriage strong — and giving back, together In this week's cover story, the rock star and his high school sweetheart — who still finish each other's sentences — opened up to PEOPLE exclusively about their 40-year bond, keeping their 31-year marriage strong and raising their four children. Something for everyone. Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for just $12.99/mo. GET ALL THREE Ad Disney+ Their secret?...
    The fathers of two teenagers killed in last year’s shooting at a Santa Clarita high school are suing federal firearm regulators who they say are allowing untraceable “ghost guns” to fall into the hands of people who shouldn’t have them. Bryan Muehlberger and Frank Blackwell, fathers of 14-year-old Gracie Anne Muehlberger and 15-year-old Dominic Blackwell, joined the state of California and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Gifford’s anti-gun-violence foundation in suing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Dominic Michael Blackwell and Gracie Anne Muehlberger were killed when a fellow student opened fire at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita. (Photos courtesy of GoFundMe)  They’re arguing the ATF is refusing to use its authority to regulate...
    US coronavirus: As states sound alarm on Covid-19 trends, some communities loosen restrictions Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast: Stat trends we love and hate to see – Kamaras shot at RB1, top 5 worst defenses & more Celebrate Maddie Zieglers 18th Birthday by Checking in on the Cast of Dance Moms A little more than nine years ago, the world was introduced to a pint-sized dynamo with pirouettes for days, seemingly flawless extension and enough charisma to captivate some 2 million-plus viewers, with everyone from Derek Hough to Katherine Heigl chiming into the Dance Moms conversation.  Celebrate Maddie Zieglers 18th Birthday by Checking in on the Cast of Dance Moms E! See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Alicia...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff ALIQUIPPA (KDKA) – A senior in the Hopewell School District has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the district, the student was last in the high school last Wednesday, September 23. Hopewell School District is working with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to identify those that came in contact with the student.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Ask most football coaches and they’ll tell you discipline is what wins football games. But this year, that trait has extra importance. Willie Howard is head football coach at Robbinsdale Cooper High School. “Now we need discipline in order for us to continue to maintain safety for not only ourselves, but the people that we’re gonna play against,” Howard said. READ MORE: Vikings Shut Down In-Person Practice After 8 Titans Players, Personnel Test Positive For COVID Maintaining safety means preventing the spread of COVID-19 and keep Hawks on the field. For example, players must wear masks and be socially distant when not wearing their helmets or involved in drills. The players are also split into pods based...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden didn't exactly treat President Donald Trump in stately fashion early in their first debate Tuesday night. Biden called Trump "buddy," said, "this man doesn't know what he's talking about," challenged him to "keep yappin'" — and at one point asked Fox News moderator Chris Wallace and the socially distanced audience, "Folks, do you have any idea what this clown's doing?" But the former vice president's heaviest hit at that point was pleading with the leader of the free world during one of their nearly countless contentious exchanges, "Will you shut up, man?" Say it ain't so, Joe Most folks probably figured Biden would unearth some version of his famous...
    Issues with a notification system caused confusion at one Bergen County high school Tuesday morning. Students had already showed up for an in-person day of learning at Ramsey High School when the email announcing the shift to remote learning due to a positive COVID-19 case went out around 9:05 a.m., NorthJersey.com reports. The email sent by Superintendent Matthew Murphy said classes would be held remotely "out of an abundance of caution," after an unidentified faculty member's rapid COVID-19 test returned positive. Later in the day, District Technology Director Ryan Kenny said there had been an issue with the district's emergency notification system, hence the delay in notifying families of the remote switch, NorthJersey.com reports. Ramsey schools were working with the their vendor and...
    A junior high school band director from Anaheim molested eight students from the 1970s to the 1990s, forcing one girl to have two abortions, a lawsuit alleges. The band director, Richard Elgas, retired in 2003 after a nearly 40-year career. He died in 2017, according to the Orange County Coroner Division. The alleged abuse occurred while Elgas taught at Fremont and Sycamore junior high schools and ranged from sexually harassing students to having years-long sexual relationships with girls, who were 12 or 13 years old when the abuse started, according to the suit. He allegedly impregnated one girl three times, ordering her to abort the fetuses. The final time, in 1983, she had the baby, but he died seven...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Parents from across Massachusetts begged state education officials to get their students back into the classroom. “It is heartbreaking to watch your child struggle and have no idea how to help them,” said Melissa Bello, a mother from Needham. She was among several parents who spoke at a meeting Tuesday held by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, known as DESE. “The schools are abandoning our children,” said David Goldstone, a father from Newton. State Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley said the state has done everything possible to push lower-risk communities toward in-person education. “At this time, we think that most of our schools should be back in person to the greatest extent possible,”...
    A combined 37 Morristown High School staff members and students under a two-week quarantine someone associated with faculty tested positive for COVID-19, district officials said. The individual who tested positive was identified only as a community member in an announcement on the school’s website. A “close contact” of the individual has also started to experience symptoms and is awaiting test results, the announcement said. All students will be learning remotely Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week. All in-person extracurricular and athletic activities have been canceled until Friday. “We continue to work in partnership with our local health department to monitor this situation carefully,” said the announcement. “Any close contacts of the individual who tested positive will be required to produce a...
    NYC reports uptick in virus positivity rate 6 Recent Changes at the Grocery Store You Need to Know About Coronavirus shutdowns have some high schoolers moving out of state to play football Three of Oregon’s most heralded football prospects are starring for the same high school this season just like they always planned.  They just had to leave the state to make it happen. Having lost hope that Oregon high schools would play football this fall, the father of Westview High quarterback Sam Leavitt scrambled to find a way to avoid this becoming a wasted year for his son. Jared Leavitt soon decided that his family’s best option was to box up their belongings, leave their home behind and...
    ROWLETT, Texas (CBSDFW) – Rowlett High School’s varsity football games are canceled through October 9 after a student athlete contracted the coronavirus. His team members will quarantine for 14 days. Director of Communications for Garland ISD, Tiffany Veno said the October 9 game against Sachse High School will be rescheduled. Families of quarantined players were notified and given resources to monitor for symptoms. All Garland ISD students, staff and families can also receive free COVID-19 testing at Ayman Care, according to Veno. Latest Coronavirus News | Coronavirus Resources
    U.S. intelligence reports warn of extremist threat around election National Coffee Day 2020: Get free drinks and deals Tuesday at Krispy Kreme, Starbucks, Dunkin, Panera and more USA TODAY Sports Super 25 high school football rankings for Sept. 29, 2020 This the USA TODAY Sports Super 25 high school football rankings for Sept. 22, 2020. Teams that were ranked in USA TODAY Sports' Super 25 preseason poll who are not playing football this fall are being excluded from the remainder of the fall rankings. © USA TODAY The USA TODAY Sports Super 25 rankings. You can look back on the Super 25 preseason rankings and also check out the preseason USA TODAY Sports All-USA team, where we introduce you to the best...
    Amid the nationwide movements for racial justice, high school and college students have taken to social media to share their experiences with microaggressions and racism on campuses across the country. Social media accounts – many beginning with “Black At” plus the institution’s name – have been created in an effort to hold individuals and schools accountable for acts of discrimination and to root out systemic racism. In the era of social media, it has become easier for screenshots and videos of racist behavior to spread. And these actions are now facing consequences. For example, in June 2020, three students from the private Morristown-Beard School in New Jersey had their college admissions revoked after videos went viral showing the boys...
    More COVID-19 cases in Fairfield County have been linked to students attending mass gatherings in violation of the state’s COVID-19 mandates. At least 14 positive COVID-19 cases have been linked to Fairfield Ludlowe High School students who attended gatherings, the district announced this week. The number had been at 11 through the weekend, but Schools Superintendent Mike Cummings said that there were three new cases that were identified among students already in quarantine. The announcement comes on the heels of the district being forced to close the building for two days last week to sanitize and disinfect following an initial outbreak of four cases. Earlier story - COVID-19: Cases Linked To High School Parties In Fairfield County Following a...
    A serial sex offender was back in jail weeks after a Sussex County judge granted approval for to remove his ankle bracelet after three years of compliance while wearing it. Richard Boydston, 66, of Vernon, was first arrested in April 2017 for luring a detective posing as a 14-year-old girl. He was arrested again the following month on accusations that he sexual assaulted three young girls for several years. Boydston was indicted in both cases and released from ail with an ankle monitor, but has not appeared in court since 2018, nor showed up on Zoom, Assistant Prosecutor Laura Nazzaro told the Daily Record. Despite the lack of participation, Boydston has been compliant, authorities said. And so, on Aug. 9,  Sussex County...
    Getty Undrafted rookie free agent Michael Jacquet is trying to earn a roster spot in Philadelphia. The Eagles are adding cornerback Michael Jacquet to the practice squad. Philadelphia signed Jacquet as an undrafted free agent rookie back in April but released him at the end of training camp. He played in 44 games for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns from 2016-2019 where he recorded 94 total tackles, four interceptions and 14 pass breakups. Jacquet converted from wide receiver to cornerback after his redshirt sophomore year and possesses the hybrid versatility the Eagles crave. In fact, Doug Pederson raved about the 23-year-old on the third day of practices when asked about the young guys making an impact. “Jacquet as a...
              A Belmont University professor who specializes in social justice causes lectured Brentwood High School students Monday about how privileged and closed-minded they are and said it’s time they corrected themselves. Brentwood High Principal Kevin Keidel invited that professor, Mona Ivey-Soto, to speak. A Brentwood High parent who said he disapproved of Soto’s lecture provided The Tennessee Star with an audio recording of her lecture. Before Soto spoke, Keidel delivered a lecture of his own. According to the audio, he said Brentwood High alumni, who now attend Harvard and Princeton universities, complained to him that school administrators didn’t do enough to make them better people. “We took that to heart this summer. It doesn’t...
    It appears high school football will remain a spring sport as the pandemic continues. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday that he has not been talking with the Illinois High School Association about moving football up to this fall, but it is the state public health officials who made the call, not him. “It is doctors and epidemiologists that are leading the way here,” Pritzker said. “It is what I have done all along in this pandemic. I think it’s one of the reasons we have one of the lowest positivity rates in the Midwest.” Illinois High School Association executive director Craig Anderson sent the governor’s office a letter requesting permission to allow the IHSA to govern its...
    A HIGH school teacher threatened to kick a student out of a virtual class if he didn’t remove a “Trump 2020” campaign banner from his camera view. The teacher, who teaches at Colusa High School in Colusa, California, gave the 16-year-old to the count of 15 to either remove the banner or reposition his camera before kicking him out, but instead the teenager voluntarily left. 3The 16-year-old student waved goodbye at the camera moments before he voluntarily left the Zoom class room meetingCredit: CBS13 Another student in the classroom recorded the incident as the Chemistry teacher began counting to 15, but the teen waved goodbye and left the Zoom meeting before the teacher even got to 10. The boy’s mother,...
    WASHINGTON TWP. N.J. (CBS) — Some Washington Township High School students returned to class in-person Monday for the first time in more than six months. The high school was supposed to start hybrid learning a week ago. However, it was pushed back after concerns over a social gathering for seniors hosted by some parents off school property. A handful of the high school’s students had tested positive before the gathering.
    WHEATON, Ill. (WLS) -- Student athletes and their parents are filing a class-action lawsuit against the Illinois High School Association regarding the cancellation of fall sports due to COVID-19.The lawsuit could be filed as early as Monday. In the suit, the plaintiffs plan to seek a temporary restraining order against the state's order to cancel most fall sports, including football, soccer and volleyball.Some parents and athletes came to the courthouse Monday morning, trying to stay hopeful and positive.Dave Ruggles, the lead plaintiff on the class-action lawsuit, said his son Brady plays basketball at Wheaton-Warrenville South, but due to the pandemic, the season isn't happening."We gotta get the kids back in school," Ruggles said. "We gotta get the kids back in...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The message is clear: they want to play. So on Monday, parents and advocates of some local student athletes plan to file a lawsuit to pressure Illinois lawmakers and educators to re-open schools so fall sports can begin. Public schools around Illinois have said no to fall sports this year, delaying them until spring as of way of reducing COVID-19 in schools, but some parents argue that decision will hurt students’ chances of getting sports scholarships. Student athlete advocates say Illinois Is only one of a handful of states not allowing the full range of fall sports. High school football and soccer have been moved to the spring. Despite pleas from some parents, Gov. JB Pritzker has...
    A BOY of 15 has been charged with murdering his "uncle" and stealing $7,000 in cash. Charles Alexander allegedly shot high school football coach Corey Smith, 46, and then confessed the crime to his mother after cops let him go. 3High school football coach Corey Smith was shot dead with his own gunCredit: Facebook 3Charles Alexander, 15, has been charged with second degree murderCredit: Miami Dade PD 3Cops found Corey dead at his home in Miami, FloridaCredit: CBS Miami Neighbors in Miami, Florida, heard three shots at Corey's house and called police last Monday. Officers found the popular PE teacher dead in the den. Charles, who was said to be staying with him, told cops he was in the bathroom...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff MONROEVILLE (KDKA) — Students at Gateway High School and Moss Side Middle School in the Gateway School District will attend online classes for the week. This comes after the district was notified of positive Coronavirus cases at both schools. (Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Brian Smithmyer) In letters sent to parents, the district stated they decided to temporarily move to remote learning to adhere to Health and Education Department guidelines. (Photo Credit: KDKA)  Deep cleaning of both buildings and contact tracing is underway.
    A 15-year-old boy confessed to fatally shooting his cousin, a beloved Miami high school football coach, while staying over his house and robbing him of $7,000 in cash, police said. Charles Alexander, who is said to have a history of mental illness, has been charged with second-degree murder and armed grand theft in the killing of 46-year-old Corey Smith on Monday. Prosecutors in Miami-Dade County plan to charge him as an adult, the Miami Herald reported. Alexander was staying at Smith’s home in West Little River when he used the football coach’s own 9mm Beretta handgun and shot Smith dead in a den, according to police. Corey Smith (left), 46, the head football coach at Miami Senior High...
    A Tennessee high school athlete was disqualified from a volleyball match for wearing a hijab, prompting calls for a statewide rule change. Najah Aqeel, a freshman at Valor Collegiate Prep in Nashville, was warming up for a match on September 15 when her coach said a referee had refused to let her play due to her headscarf. The referee cited a casebook rule requiring athletes who wear a hijab to be granted authorization from the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA). Najah, 14, said she did not have authorization, but that it wasn’t an issue for previous matches. Faced with the choice to remove her hijab or sit out the match, Najah decided not to play. Most Muslim women who...
    A Florida high school has banned the “thin blue line flag” from its football games over fears it might be construed as a political statement by the team and the school. Players have carried the flag on the field at Fletcher High School football games since August 2019, in memory of Jacksonville Beach Police Department Corporal Andy Lavender, whose son plays on the football team, WJAX reported. Lavender passed away unexpectedly in August 2019, and the flag display served as a tribute to him and his service. Now, the school is banning the display after Principal Dean Ledford said the flag could be interpreted by some as a political statement. “We wanted to make sure that as the students were...
    LAKEVIEW — The body of an unidentified woman was found in the Chicago River in Lakeview on Sunday, according to police. Two residents spotted the woman in the water around midnight Sunday near the 3400 block of North Rockwell Street, just behind the Lane Tech College Prep campus, police said. Chicago Police Marine Unit and Chicago Fire Department crews removed the woman’s body from the water. She was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital and pronounced dead, police said. Police said the woman appears to be in her early 20’s and had been stabbed multiple times. Detectives have launched a homicide investigation. Subscribe to Block Club Chicago. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods. Already subscribe? Click here to support...
    BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — The town of Braintree has approval to build its first new school since the 1970s after voters passed a tax increase for the measure in a special election on Saturday. Nearly 75% of voters supported a measure allowing the town to borrow $86.5 million to build a new middle school, the Patriot Ledger reports. The town has not built a new school since Braintree High School opened in the 1970s. The new South Middle School is planned to open in 2023. Mayor Charles Kokoros called it "a historic victory” for the town. “Our residents have rallied together over the past eight months and with this vote have shown a commitment in the future of our children...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Student-athletes and their parents said Sunday they are filing a class-action lawsuit regarding the cancellation of fall sports this week.In the suit, they plan to seek a temporary restraining order against the state's order to cancel fall sports.They gathered Sunday morning in the Gold Coast, in front of Gov. JB Pritzker's Chicago home, to discuss their plans and said the suit would be filed Monday.Student-athletes rallied outside the Thompson Center in Chicago's Loop last weekend, as well as in the state capital of Springfield, asking Pritzker to work with the Illinois High School Association to bring back fall sports.The student-led protests demanded the return of athletic activities.In Illinois, contact sports have been pushed back to the spring...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Student-athletes and their parents are expected to announce a class-action lawsuit regarding the cancellation of fall sports.In the suit, they plan to seek a temporary restraining order against the state's order to cancel fall sports.They gathered Sunday morning in the Gold Coast, in front of Gov. JB Pritzker's Chicago home, to discuss their plans.Student-athletes rallied outside the Thompson Center in Chicago's Loop last weekend, as well as in the state capital of Springfield, asking Pritzker to work with the Illinois High School Association to bring back fall sports.The student-led protests demanded the return of athletic activities.In Illinois, contact sports have been pushed back to the spring over fears of COVID-19, but they are happening now in many...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Student-athletes and their parents plan to announce a class-action lawsuit Sunday morning regarding the cancellation of fall sports.In the suit, they plan to seek a temporary restraining order against the state's order to cancel fall sports.They will gather in the Gold Coast, in front of Gov. JB Pritzker's Chicago home.Student-athletes rallied outside the Thompson Center in Chicago's Loop last weekend, as well as in the state capital of Springfield, asking Pritzker to work with the Illinois High School Association to bring back fall sports.The student-led protests demanded the return of athletic activities.In Illinois, contact sports have been pushed back to the spring over fears of COVID-19, but they are happening now in many other states.Local athletes say...
    CANARSIE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Crews rushed to the scene of a fire at a day care in Brooklyn early Sunday morning.The fire was reported on the fourth-floor hallway of a building on Farragut Road in Brooklyn around 5:45 a.m.Twelve FDNY units responded to Yeled V'Yalda Early Childhood Center and the fire was under control just before 6:40 a.m.One firefighter was overcome with smoke and suffered minor injuries.Video from the scene showed firefighters breaking down windows to fight the fire.The school started classes for pre-K and 3-K students last week.No other injuries were reported but the fire did cause extensive damage to the building.It remains unclear how the fire started.ALSO READ | Confusion sets in as NYC high school makes last-minute...
    CANARSIE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Crews rushed to the scene of a fire at a day care in Brooklyn early Sunday morning.The fire was reported on the fourth-floor hallway of a building on Farragut Road in Brooklyn around 5:45 a.m.Twelve FDNY units responded to Yeled V'Yalda Early Childhood Center and the fire was under control just before 6:40 a.m.One firefighter suffered minor injuries and was taken to Brookdale.Video from the scene showed firefighters breaking down windows to fight the fire.This story will be updated as more information becomes available.ALSO READ | Confusion sets in as NYC high school makes last-minute changes before classes startEMBED More News Videos Parents are left confused after one high school announced that teachers will be remote,...
    CANARSIE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Crews rushed to the scene of a fire at a day care in Brooklyn early Sunday morning.The fire was reported on the fourth-floor hallway of a building on Farragut Road in Brooklyn around 6 a.m.Twelve FDNY units responded to Yeled V'Yalda Early Childhood Center and the fire was under control just before 6:40 a.m.No injuries were reported.This story will be updated as more information becomes available.ALSO READ | Confusion sets in as NYC high school makes last-minute changes before classes startEMBED More News Videos Parents are left confused after one high school announced that teachers will be remote, but students who have chosen in-person learning will still return to the classroom. ----------* More Brooklyn news* Send...
    PRINCE'S BAY, Staten Island (WABC) -- Some New York City schools are scrambling to prepare for students to return to the classroom next week, and in a last minute decision, one high school is switching to virtual instruction because of a teacher shortage.However, students will still be allowed inside the school at Tottenville High School on Staten Island.Students who have chosen in-person learning will return to the classroom, but teachers will be working from home.School administrators say it's all because of the teacher shortage and there aren't enough educators to instruct kids in the classroom and those at home - so the principal made the decision to have teachers work remotely on a computer while students learn from the classroom...
    The teenaged kids of some of the biggest names in New York’s media elite—Chris Cuomo, George Stephanopoulos, and others—have teamed up to start an online publication bridging the traditional style of their parents’ generation and the Gen-Z focus on fighting racism and inequality at all levels of society. In July, amid the coronavirus pandemic, Lily Wolfson and Ryan Pelosky, two New York City high-school students, decided they wanted to launch an online newspaper for teens. They emailed a network of friends they knew through school, extracurricular activities, and social occasions, and enlisted a few dozen peers from across the city to help launch The Iris, a New York-based digital newspaper. The resulting website is a student newspaper on steroids. The...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – For students at North Hills High School, the show must go on. Friday and Saturday night, the school’s spring musical “Catch Me If You Can” debuted on a drive-in style movie screen at The Block Northway in Ross Township, almost one year after production began. “I’m so glad that we get to enjoy everything that we’ve been working on for so long,” said North Hills senior and cast member Shea Sweeney. Students began working on the production in November, but five days before opening night in March, Governor Tom Wolf closed all K-12 schools as cases of Covid-19 began rising in the state. At North Hills High School, the spring musical was on an indefinite...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Staten Island‘s Tottenville High School may be starting the school year all virtual, and parents are not happy. The school was supposed to provide remote and in-class learning beginning next Thursday, but the principal sent out a letter Saturday saying they can’t do it because they don’t have enough teachers. Parents blame Mayor Bill de Blasio and the schools chancellor, who promised to provide additional staffing. “We need to get our kids in the building learning, even if it’s only one or two days a week, and the chancellor needs to do something other than tell me about his gardens and his rec centers. We need them to fix this,” said Tottenville High School PTA President...
    New York reported more than 1,000 people testing positive in a single day Friday, marking the first time since June 5 the daily numbers were that high.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday there were 1,005 positive cases tallied out of 99,953 tests, for a positive rate of 1%, reports NBC News 4 in New York City. The numbers come as students return to school, businesses reopen, and college campuses reopen. The state had been seeing an average of about 660 people test positive per day from late July through the beginning of September. The state had averaged 817 positive tests per that day for the 7-day period ending Friday.  Cuomo aide Gareth Rhodes pointed out Saturday that the new numbers...
    TOTTENVILLE, Staten Island (WABC) -- Tottenville High School on Staten Island will begin the year with "virtual instruction," according to a letter sent to parents.Gina Battista, the school's principal, said in the letter that the decision was made due to a lack of teachers."We have no choice but to implement virtual learning classrooms with in person supervision. Due to this decision, our students will be provided with live (synchronous) virtual and asynchronous instruction five days a week by our own Tottenville faculty," Battista said.Students were set to return on October 1 on a blended learning schedule.Now, they'll still attend school in person, there will still be a teacher in the classroom to supervise and assist with questions, but the lessons...
    Loading the player... A New Jersey education official spoke out recently after a racist photo, mocking the death of George Floyd and posted on the internet, was connected to students in his school district. The event is reportedly one in a string of racist incidents involving students at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, New Jersey, according to reporting from NJ.com. Jeffrey Moore, superintendent of Hunterdon Central Regional High School School District, revealed to the digital news outlet that local police are now investigating racist online activity by students. “We’ve had recent incidents on social media involving students, and incidents of infiltration with racist slurs on videoconference platforms,” Moore said. READ MORE: New Jersey teen who held...
    Highlights from recent meetings ■ The Haldane school board agreed to a settlement with the parents of a disabled student who said the district had not provided their child with the same level of public education given to other students. The district agreed to reimburse the parents $41,350 for three years of private-school tuition, as well as up to $15,000 for counseling, transportation and attorney’s fees. ■ The district’s outdoor education committee created 18 classroom spaces, two tented spaces and areas for art and music to allow for social distancing. The Haldane School Foundation donated $1,000 for picnic blankets. ■ Principal Julia Sniffen said the high school plans to test a program called Facing History and Ourselves in its English...
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    STRASBURG, Colo. (CBS4) – The Strasburg High School football team returned to the field Friday for a second day of practice preparing for a shortened fall season under new CHSAA guidelines for the coronavirus pandemic. As a program declaring for season “A” they are quickly realizing the work required to get ready for their first game. (credit: CBS) “We’ve missed so much, you take so much for granted,” said Strasburg head coach Brian Brown on Friday. “I kind of feel like a fish out of water, trying to figure out what I’m supposed to do here.” Practice began this year the same week teams would already be a few games into their regular season. While the coach can notice the...
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    BANGKOK – Wearing white ribbons, publicly hacking off their hair and making “Hunger Games” salutes – Thailand’s high school students are doing their best to shake up the country’s rigid education system. As university students stage weeks of high-profile campus protests for democracy, their younger brethren are advancing their own rebellion to Thailand’s establishment. “There’s a viral saying that ‘our first dictatorship is school’,” 17-year old Peka Loetparisanyu told Reuters at her apartment. “They are trying instill in us that we are only the little people in an authoritarian society,” Loetparisanyu said. “This means that a lot of our rights have been violated.” The movement sweeping through Thai high schools has been dubbed “Bad Student” by its leaders. Its...
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    HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (WJZ) — Someone took the historic bell outside of Havre De Grace High School. According to the school, the bell from 1955 and is a part of the school’s collective history. “Someone has decided to help themselves to the Historic Bell from 1955 outside of 700 Congress Ave. This bell was a piece of our collective history that was planned for the entrance to our school along with “Enter to Learn, Leave To Serve” and the Bell from 1896. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of our history, please contact us or Havre de Grace Police,” the post reads.
    Heat star Jimmy Butler showed some respect for rookie teammate Tyler Herro, whose incredible Game 4 brought Miami within one game of the NBA Finals. Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler gave props to teammate Tyler Herro for his outstanding Game 4 performance during practice on Thursday, wearing the rookie’s high school jersey. With the 20-year-old dropping 37 points in Miami’s victory and bringing the team within a game of an NBA Finals berth, it isn’t hard to see why Butler felt the need to show him some love. Jimmy Butler pulled up to practice wearing Tyler Herro’s HS jersey ???? @JimmyButler @raf_tyler (via @MiamiHEAT)pic.twitter.com/DZf7KTuzzX — Overtime (@overtime) September 24, 2020 While many have tried to call Butler a...
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    WESTFORD (CBS) – Some students at Nashoba Valley Technical High School are going to class outside. Chairs and desks are spaced out around the school’s football field for some classes. Most learning is still remote but kids who are at school also get to have lunch outside, weather permitting.
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    WHEELERSBURG — Wheelersburg High School Football Homecoming will take place Friday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. in the afternoon at Ed Miller Stadium. The theme of Homecoming is “All of the Stars”. Reigning as Homecoming Queen is Carly Young. She is the daughter of Josh and Jill Young. Carly will be escorted by Senior football captains Gage Adkins, son of Jeremy and Jessica Adkins; Chase Conley, son of Rod and Jackie Conley; Camron Griffey, grandson of Carl Patrick; and Jay Holsinger, son of Rob and Amy Holsinger. Payton Walker is the Senior attendant. She is the daughter of Leighann Burchett and Roger Walker. Payton will be escorted by Zachary Mays, son of Rick and Michelle Mays. The Junior attendant is...
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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A West Rogers Park man is facing charges in the fatal shooting of an Evanston Township High School senior on the city's North Side.According to police, 17-year-old Arturo Munoz was shot just before 3 a.m. Monday in an alley in the 6400-block of North Hamilton Avenue in the West Rogers Park neighborhood.Munoz was taken to St. Francis with a gunshot wound to the back, but he later died.Christopher Arrellano, 18, has been charged with one felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and a misdemeanor count for having a firearm without a valid FOID card, according to police.Arrellano was arrested Monday evening in the same area as the shooting, in the 6400-block of North Hamilton,...
    DENVER (CBS4) – For the nearly 80% of Colorado high schools choosing to play fall football, practice officially starts Thursday, with the first games scheduled about two weeks later. Injuries typically come with the sport, but this season there’s some added concern because of what’s happening at the pro level. (credit: CBS) When it comes to injuries, it’s been a rough start to the NFL season. Within the first two weeks of the season, countless players have been injured, including big names like Saquon Barkley and Michael Thomas. In Denver, the list of injured Broncos has also continued to stack up. “I think it’s the absence of all the preseason and offseason conditioning, and then the lack of preseason games...
    The Summit community is mourning the loss of high school senior Daniel Pratt Tavit, who died on Sept. 20. He was 18. Born in New York City, Tavit was raised in Summit, his obituary says. A lifelong soccer fan, Tavit had played for two years on his school’s team as well as private club teams such as Summit Hot Spurs, Center Court FC, and the NJ Stallions in Clifton. Tavit also loved music and expressed himself through saxophone and drum performances in local music groups, according to his obituary. As a stock market enthusiast, Tavit had planned on pursuing economics and business in college. Tavit is survived by his parents, Elizabeth and Nerses David Tavit; his sister, Rebecca Tavit; his...
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