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    Remote learning and school districts' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic were in the spotlight Wednesday at a Senate Education Committee and Higher Education Committee joint hearing. The hearing was the latest in the Black Caucus’ agenda-building series of hearings focusing on education, criminal justice and health care. Robin Steans, president of the education...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – As North Texas parents tackle this unique school year of virtual and hybrid learning, local education experts say there are some key questions they need to be asking their children’s teachers. Anne Wicks, the Director of the Education Reform Initiative at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, says this year it is...
    A bid to make a one-semester ethnic studies course a high school graduation requirement was vetoed late Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, who cited the ongoing controversy over the appropriate curriculum in his message on the legislation. “I value the role ethnic studies plays in helping students think critically about our history and understand the...
    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An elementary school teacher in Eugene has been named Oregon’s 2021 Teacher of the Year, making her the first Bethel School District teacher to win since the award program started in 1955. Nicole Butler-Hooten was honored by the Oregon Department of Education on Tuesday afternoon, The Register-Guard reported. After 14 years...
    Wrap it up! Dazed by a series of marathon meetings in recent months, the city’s powerful Panel for Education Policy plans to curb speaking times for public officials and members of parental boards. Comprised mainly of mayoral and borough president appointees, the PEP has run late into the evening and early morning during recent...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the education of countless students, but not a dedicated handful in a special program at a Manhattan senior care facility. The New Jewish Home hired high school students and put them on the payroll so they could continue their vocational education, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported Wednesday....
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s Office of Safe Schools, which was created after a mass shooting at a Parkland high school, hasn’t been carrying out all of its statutory responsibilities, according to a report by the state’s auditor general. The report examined the office’s operations during 2019 and determined it was understaffed and not fully...
    Three Pennsylvania lawmakers stripped down so they were only wearing a ballot above the waist in an effort to educate voters on mail-in ballot procedures. “Desperate times call for desperate measures! So your favorite elected officials got naked so that you remember to make sure that your mail-in ballot is NOT submitted without its...
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki presented a reshuffled Cabinet on Wednesday that formally brings in party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski as a deputy prime minister as well as a new education minister who has said LGBT people are “not equal” to others. Kaczynski, the behind-the-scenes strategist of the government since the party...
    WARSAW – Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki presented a reshuffled Cabinet on Wednesday that formally brings in party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski as a deputy prime minister as well as a new education minister who has said LGBT people are “not equal” to others. Kaczynski, the behind-the-scenes strategist of the government since the party won power...
    During Día de Los Muertos, people remember and pay respect to deceased friends and relatives. For artist Tony Ortega, that means celebrating the three most important women in his life: his mother, grandmother and great-aunt. Ortega was an infant when his mother brought him to Denver from Pecos, New Mexico, searching for better job...
    Andrew Wommack Ministries International defied the Colorado Attorney General's office when it staged an event for around 800 people during a late June-early July Bible conference. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment subsequently declared the gathering a COVID-19 outbreak, after two positive staff cases, six positive attendee cases and one probable attendee case. Now, Wommack...
    Eight months after becoming Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) named Adult Echocardiography student Christina Bullock as the first runner-up for the top technical college student in the State of Georgia.  ...
    By Issam Abdallah and Imad Creidi BEIRUT, (Reuters) - Piles of rubble and broken glass lie in the corridors and courtyard of Beirut's College Notre Dame de Nazareth. The principal's office has been damaged and the doors and windows of the chapel blown off. The statue of the Virgin Mary in the yard has remained...
            by Bethany Blankley  A RealClear Opinion Research poll of 2,020 registered voters in August saw a 10-point increase in support of school choice policies since its last poll in April, from 67 percent to 77 percent. The American Federation for Children describes school choice as the right for parents to use the...
            by Vivian Jones  Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn’s announcement of COVID-19-related learning loss projections for Tennessee students took state lawmakers and school superintendents by surprise. In a joint news conference with Gov. Bill Lee last week, Schwinn announced Tennessee students are expected to face learning loss of 50%...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a ruling that declared the state's school voucher program unconstitutional. Davidson County Chancery Court Judge Anne Martin had ruled against the law because it only applies to Memphis and Nashville. A three-member panel of the appellate court upheld that ruling, The Tennessean reported....
    Diabetes is Maryland’s sixth leading cause of death. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/AndreyPopov) Maryland has launched an online education series to try to help the nearly 45% of adults in the state who have diabetes or prediabetes. The free webinars can be found here on the Maryland Department of Health’s website. They’re intended for health care providers, people...
    Ayesha Curry, wife of Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry, recently revealed on The Kelly Clarkson Show that her husband has a new job: teacher. The couple have three children: Riley, 8, Ryan, 5, and Canon, 2. Apparently, Steph has been taking over a good deal of the remote learning responsibilities while...
    A city mayor is accusing Massachusetts of politicizing back-to-school plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic. West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt was one of 16 municipal leaders that received a letter from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on Sept. 18. The letter gave the school districts - all of which are “low risk” for...
    SEATTLE — Democrats in the Washington state Legislature thought they had passed a routine sex education requirement for public schools earlier this year. But a coalition of Republicans and religious conservatives launched a swift, historic backlash that’s led to a bitter partisan fight and an effort to overturn the measure on the November ballot. Democrats...
    SEATTLE — Democrats in the Washington state Legislature thought they had passed a routine sex education requirement for public schools earlier this year. But a coalition of Republicans and religious conservatives launched a swift, historic backlash that’s led to a bitter partisan fight and an effort to overturn the measure on the November ballot. Democrats...
    Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn’s announcement of COVID-19-related learning loss projections for Tennessee students took state lawmakers and school superintendents by surprise. In a joint news conference with Gov. Bill Lee last week, Schwinn announced Tennessee students are expected to face learning loss of 50% in English and 65 % in math,...
    MALDEN (CBS) – Massachusetts students can expect to take the MCAS tests next spring, state education commissioner Jeff Riley said Tuesday. Riley made the announcement at the Board of Education’s monthly meeting in Malden. “The federal government has signaled that they will likely not be allowing a waiver for any testing. We have told superintendents...
    People who refuse to wear masks – or wear them improperly – during the coronavirus crisis should be “in stocks, in prison, or hanging in the streets,” Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs said Tuesday. The English actor, 57,  made his claim on a morning television show while addressing the struggle to maintain a normal life in...
    By Nathan Layne YORK, Pa. (Reuters) - Natalie Cruz, 12, missed math and language arts instruction one recent morning because the school's virtual interface would not load. Carlos, her 8-year-old brother, sat beside her at the kitchen table, studying with last year's workbooks because the district had yet to supply him with a PC, weeks...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of historians wants a national site dedicated to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared school segregation illegal to incorporate locations in South Carolina that helped pave the way for the case. Historians and family members of those who fought for equal education of Black children in South...
    Getting kids back in school is vital to all families, especially those of the less-privileged. So it’s maddening to see how horribly Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza have screwed up — with the latest news being word that one of de Blasio’s own advisory committees flagged the likely teacher shortage four months...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio voters will be asked about a trio of sales tax initiatives on the Nov. 3 ballot, including a familiar program - Pre-K 4 SA. While much of the attention has been on the city and VIA officials' plans to share a 1/8 cent sales tax for workforce development and later...
    When John Hickenlooper campaigned for his first and second terms as mayor of Denver, then then his first and second terms as governor of Colorado, Chuck Morris helped organize benefit concerts for his campaigns. Now Morris, who recently left his post as CEO of AEG Presents Rocky Mountains but still acts as a consultant for...
    By SALLY HO, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Democrats in the Washington state Legislature thought they had passed a routine sex education requirement for public schools earlier this year. But a coalition of Republicans and religious conservatives launched a swift, historic backlash that's led to a bitter partisan fight and an effort to overturn the...
    NEW DELHI – In which language do you teach schoolchildren in a country of more than 1 billion people who speak more than 450 languages? That's a big challenge facing India. The government recently revised its national education policy — the first time in 34 years — and proposed that children be taught in their...
    New York City's principals union unanimously issued on Sunday a vote of no confidence in Mayor Bill de Blasio and School Chancellor Richard Carranza on Sunday. The leaders of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, which has roughly 6,400 members, cited a "failure to lead New York City through the safe and successful...
    New York City’s school principals union has issued a vote of no confidence in Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, calling on them to abdicate control of schools to the state in a brutal rebuke over their handling of the system’s coronavirus comeback. The heads of the Council of School Supervisors...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The union representing over 6,400 New York City's school leaders declared a unanimous vote of "No Confidence" for Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza due to their failure to lead New York City through the safe and successful reopening of schools.CSA's Executive Board made the announcement Sunday morning.The CSA...
    Washington (CNN)The US Department of Education's muted response to concerns about unreported child abuse in the age of virtual learning is fueling new distress among family welfare experts and advocates. The Education Department declined to tell CNN on the record what steps have been taken to help teachers or other members of school communities spot...
    By LAUREN MCDONALD, The Brunswick News BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Adam Winkler makes at least one quick stop each morning before beginning his teaching day at Glynn Academy. Winkler, an English and Language Arts teacher, picks up a stack of copies of The Brunswick News at the newspaper’s Brunswick office every morning. He later distributes...
    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Iowa school regulators temporarily removed Friday the top two officials in the Davenport school district amid concerns about inequities in discipline for minority students, inadequate special education and school safety. The State Board of Education decided to replace Superintendent Robert Kobylski and Chief Financial Officer Claudia Wood while the district rectifies...
    SAN ANTONIO – Lisa Barry’s commitment to education and her students has gained statewide recognition after being named as one of three finalists for the 2021 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Texas Association of School Administrators. Barry is a 5th grade teacher at Woodridge Elementary School in the Alamo Heights Independent School...
    CARACAS – The start of Venezuela’s 2020-2021 school year is marred with problems both old and new, and under an ongoing fierce Chinese Coronavirus lockdown that prevents you from leaving the country. A crumbling infrastructure, lack of public utilities, teacher protests and strikes over their low wages, and other logistic complications have created the most...
    Eight Georgia public schools were named 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools this week. Blue Ribbon is a national recognition from the U.S. Department of Education (USED). The Georgia schools named 2020 recipients of the honor are: Academy for Classical Education – Elementary (State Charter...
    Florida reopens bars and restaurants with no restrictions Early Walmart drone program pilots will deliver groceries and COVID-19 tests to customers. Heres everything you need to know about the retailers delivery trials. Guide to Coverdell education savings accounts There are a few different ways you can save for your child's college education, including 529...
    A new analysis of public university funding data is poking holes in decades-long conventional wisdom which posits that states have routinely and regularly divested from public institutions of higher education. The study, conducted and published by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, used four decades of publicly available state investment data to find that, on...