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              State Rep. Bruce Griffey (R-Paris) on Tuesday announced he wants members of the General Assembly to issue a vote of no confidence in Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. Griffey announced this through an emailed press release as well as a statement he published on his Facebook...
    A substitute teacher shortage is looming in some school districts already grappling with the complicated logistics of returning to the classroom during the coronavirus pandemic. A number of schools throughout the Northeast are already facing challenges with classroom coverage weeks into the new school year. In Trumbull, Conn., Hillcrest Middle School has reportedly closed...
    Big Apple public school kids in need of reading tutors may be out of luck this school year thanks to the Department of Education’s beleaguered background check system, a fuming non-profit organization told The Post. Go Pass, the DOE-run background check service that screens all volunteers, requires the unpaid workers to get fingerprinted at their...
    The best of country music is featured on the CMA Awards every fall here on this ABC station, and the organization behind it is committed to finding and developing the next generation of artists.The non-profit CMA Foundation is dedicated to the simple principle that every child would have access to music education.The CMA Awards might...
    From education and economics to housing, public safety and even the environment, several factors were considered for the 2020 Healthiest Communities rankings compiled by the Aetna Foundation. The list — which comprises 500 communities across America — includes two New Jersey counties in the top 25 spots alone. Hunterdon County came in at no. 15...
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is under investigation for possibly violating the Hatch Act after her department promoted an interview she gave with Fox News during which she criticized Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The investigation, conducted by the Office of the Special Counsel, focuses on a video posted on the department's YouTube page that includes...
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is reportedly under investigation for possibly violating the Hatch Act during an interview with Fox News, Politico reported Monday. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) reportedly started the investigation after DeVos criticized former Vice President Joe Biden during the interview, according to Politico. An OSC Hatch act attorney told the executive...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — This pandemic has Geri Swann working her cell phone constantly as she deals with up to 100 emails a day seeking help for students and their families. Finding them Chromebooks, and then buying eyeglasses for kids squinting at screens. Helping people get unemployment checks. Delivering groceries so a woman can feed...
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have celebrated their recent birthdays by making a $130,000 donation to the nonprofit CAMFED, which supports the girls’ education in Ghana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, and Tanzania. The couple announced they would match contributions of their fanbase, the Sussex Squad, who started a fundraising campaign titled “#InspiredByMeghan #InspiredByHarry.” CAMFED reports...
    CHICAGO — Chicago is floating a plan to reopen school buildings to some special education students for in-person therapeutic services such as physical therapy or vision screenings. The proposal would be Chicago’s first effort to reopen schools to students since schools reopened this fall in an all-virtual format — and a broader step toward addressing...
    Under the leadership of Commissioner Penny Schwinn, Tennessee’s Department of Education and its affiliates have experienced turnover of one-third of its employees, department data shows. Since Schwinn took office as commissioner in February 2019, a total of 405 employees, or roughly 33 percent, have left the department. The vast majority of employees leaving the...
    BERKELEY (KPIX) – In November, California voters will go to the polls to vote on Proposition 16, a measure that would lift the state’s ban on considering race, gender or ethnicity in admission and hiring decisions at colleges and universities. To understand how Prop 16, which seeks to reinstate affirmative action in California, ended up...
    By Cate Cadell BEIJING (Reuters) - China is pushing growing numbers of Tibetan rural laborers off the land and into recently built military-style training centers where they are turned into factory workers, mirroring a program in the western Xinjiang region that rights groups have branded coercive labor. Beijing has set quotas for the mass transfer...
            by Chris White  President Donald Trump said Saturday that he approved a transaction between Oracle and TikTok that allows the Chinese application to stay in the United States. Part of the arrangement requires the newly U.S.-based TikTok company to direct $5 billion toward teaching American children “the real history of...
    The Prem Rawat Foundation is celebrating the U.N. International Day of Peace with an inspiring new video and initiatives to help people live with dignity, peace and prosperity. LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — In solidarity with the U.N. International Day of Peace on September 21, The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) released a new video...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Roughly 90,000 New York City school students returned to the classroom for in-person learning Monday, but for everyone else, it was an experiment in remote learning.In Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Kira Ha-Healy logged on to sixth grade with no problem. Her brother Lucas, however, had a difficult time."I thought it was...
    The Office of the Special Counsel has started investigating Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for potentially violating the Hatch Act for her comments during an interview with FOX News' Martha MacCallum, according to Politico. During the interview on "The Story", Devos had been asked about Biden's promise to roll back her school choice policies. "Today he’s turned his back...
    There was no masking their excitement. The city’s tiniest students kicked off their formal educations amid an unprecedented pandemic Monday — but bravely embraced the challenge with good cheer and hope for the future. “I love school!” announced 4-year-old Cassius Sanchez-Snead after his first slate of pre-K classes at PS 20 in Clinton Hill. While...
    Massachusetts is strongly encouraging about 15 school districts to put students back in the classroom. School districts in communities where the risk of COVID-19 infection is low should be offering in-class education, the state said. Low-risk districts that started the school year remotely, and do not have a firm date on when in-class education will...
    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County officials announced Monday $1.3 million in CARES Act funding will go to support virtual learning. County Executive Calvin Ball announced $750,000 of funding will be directed toward Howard County Scholars Program, $450,000 toward Digital Equity and $100,000 toward Food Access. “The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on all...
    New Yorkers are calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to resign after delaying in-person classes for New York City schools as he hailed Monday's return to the classroom for just select students.  The return to NYC schools on Monday wasn't the one anyone planned for after a last minute decision to postpone, for the second...
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    Imago via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.I’ve been perplexed by the ruckus surrounding President Trump’s ban on TikTok and the subsequent drama surrounding its sale to a US company, but for the most part I didn’t really pay a lot of...
    Bulloch EMA is now tracking numbers for the higher education institutions in Bulloch County. The numbers reported below are from Bulloch EMA. This article will be updated daily, however, some institutions are currently only reporting on a weekly basis. 9/21/20 GSU College considers ‘self reported’...
    On Thursday, President Trump announced that he would be creating a “patriotic education” initiative called the “1776 Commission” that will develop a “pro-American curriculum” for the nation’s schools. Attacking the New York Times’ Pulitzer-winning 1619 Project and other anti-racist educational frameworks as “toxic propaganda,” a “crusade against American history,” and “a form of child abuse,” Trump claimed that...
    If 2020 has confirmed anything, it is that our same old attempts to eliminate the perpetual racial disparities in our country’s systems and services are not working. Recent events – be it the historic COVID-19 pandemic that is disproportionately harming Minnesota’s African American and Hispanic populations, or the devastating killing of George Floyd in our...
    By Alexis Benveniste and Jill Disis | CNN Business President Donald Trump is adamant that a tentative deal involving short-form video app TikTok will include a $5 billion fund to “educate people” about the “real history of our country.” That appears to have taken TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance by surprise, and created even more...
    Nicholas Tampio September 21, 2020 8:59AM (UTC) This article was originally published on The Conversation. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced on Sept. 3 that the government intended to enforce federal rules that require all states to administer standardized tests at K-12 public schools during the 2020-2021 school year. Nicholas Tampio, a Fordham University political...
    President Donald Trump said Saturday that he approved a transaction between Oracle and TikTok that allows the Chinese application to stay in the United States. Part of the arrangement requires the newly U.S.-based TikTok company to direct $5 billion toward teaching American children “the real history of our country,” Trump told reporters at the White...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A group of Chicago musicians came together Saturday to organize a peace walk on the South Side.Rappers G Herbo, Vic Mensa, Joey Purp and Chance the Rapper were among the organizers for the event. The group said they wanted to do something positive for the community to mark the end of the...
    New York (CNN)The back-and-forth of the TikTok deal has been rocky, but President Donald Trump is certain that he wants to use the deal to create a $5 billion fund to "educate people" about the "real history" of our country."I think Walmart is going to buy it along with Oracle," Trump said on Saturday at...
    I didnt know her personally, but she knew me: Your memories of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Restaurants need to brace for 18 more months of extreme challenges — and the election is about to make things worse Hugh Jackman celebrates Emmy win for Bad Education © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Hugh Jackman is currently...
    The new company will also be required to have an IPO on a US stock exchange, and American ownership is expected to “grow over time.” The Commerce Department simultaneously created a window for the potential deal by delaying the ban on TikTok’s app by a week, until the end of September 27th. TikTok had already...
    The U.S. Department of Education (DOE), led by Betsy DeVos (pictured above), is threatening to withhold $18 million in federal funds from three Connecticut school districts unless they stop following the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s guidelines allowing transgender athletes to compete in sports. The DOE’s Office for Civil Rights sent a letter to the Groton, Hartford and...
    On Saturday, Donald Trump gave his blessing to a deal that would see Walmart and Oracle buy shares in TikTok Global — as long as the agreement comes with $5 billion in funding for education programs on “the real history of our country,” The Daily Mail reported. Under the proposed arrangement, Oracle would take a...
            by Autumn Klein  Nearly 20% of New York’s Millennials and Gen Z believe the Jewish people are to blame for The Holocaust, a nationwide survey released Wednesday found. While The Holocaust resulted in over 11 million deaths, 36% of respondents under age 39 believed the total death count of Jews...
    CULVER CITY (CBSLA) — President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he has approved a proposal that would temporarily stop TikTok from being banned in the U.S. The deal would put part of TikTok shares in Oracle and Walmart, as confirmed by the social media platform in a statement. “We are pleased that the proposal...
    NINGBO, China (Reuters) - TikTok owner Bytedance said in a social media post on Sunday that it was the first time it had heard in the news it was setting up a $5 billion education fund in the United States. U.S. President Donald Trump said he had approved a deal, which included a $5 billion...
    President Donald Trump at his Saturday evening campaign rally in North Carolina touted that he is going to have Oracle pay the United States $5 billion for an education fund to teach students about “real history” pending the technology company purchasing of TikTok. “We are very close to a great deal with TikTok. TikTok,”...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Labor awarded this week nearly $17 million to 25 local adult education providers. These organizations will continue to expand access to adult education opportunities for Marylanders in the areas of adult basic and secondary education, English language acquisition and civics education. The programs selected to receive grant funds include...
    PRESIDENT Trump gave his blessing to a deal in which Oracle Corp would take over operations of the video-sharing app TikTok. “I have given the deal my blessing," Trump told reporters. 2Donald Trump has given his 'blessing' for a deal between TikTok and OracleCredit: AP:Associated Press 2A ban on TikTok is slated to begin on...
    Donald Trump has approved a deal which will see Oracle lead a coalition to buy TikTok from Chinese company ByteDance. Last month Trump ordered that ByteDance sell TikTok, or else it would be shut down in the United States. About 100 million Americans use TikTok and U.S. officials have expressed concern about user data and...
    Staffing shortages are leading to a delay in in-person learning once again in New York City, said Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and city and teachers’ union officials Thursday. The nation’s largest public school system was slated to open its classrooms to students Monday, but a new agreement will have pre-K students and those with...