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    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The Jefferson County School District received a huge donation of infrared thermometers on Thursday. Local company Reven Pharmaceuticals teamed up with the maker of the device to provide the gift. (credit: CBS) The company delivered the thermometers to Jeffco Schools in Golden and even tested the thermometers. (credit: CBS) The...
    Fewer than one percent of students and teachers have tested positive since US classes began this fall, new data reveals.  Early data from Brown University's tracking of hundreds of schools across the US suggests that infection risks are relatively low in classrooms, despite public health officials' and parents' anxieties that that in-person learning could trigger...
    Four Westchester schools earned top marks in 2020 and have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that 367 schools across the country were recognized for their overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among students. In Westchester, Byram Hills High School in Armonk, Dobbs Ferry High...
    Four Westchester schools earned top marks in 2020 and have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that 367 schools across the country were recognized for their overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among students. In Westchester, Byram Hills High School in Armonk, Dobbs Ferry High...
    SCARSDALE, New York (WABC) -- A school district in Westchester County reports that Legionella bacteria has been found in two of its schools.Scarsdale School District says Legionella bacteria, the cause of Legionairres' Disease, has been found in the water at Scarsdale Middle School and the Quaker Ridge School.In the past 30 days, at least 10...
    Thomas Jefferson was both one of America’s greatest patrons of education and defenders of religious freedom but a top official in Jefferson’s home state trades in religious hate in his push to dumb down Virginia’s best schools. Nestled in the DC suburbs, America’s best high school (Thomas Jefferson High School) is named for the Declaration...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Drag racing has quickly become a prime concern for residents living around Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights, and some of them are turning to the city’s Open Streets program as their best option for restoring a...
    One school in Fairfield County earned top marks in 2020 by being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon Schools. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced 367 schools across the country were recognized for their overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among students. In Fairfield County, the South Street School in Danbury...
    Celebrities reacted with outrage to a Kentucky grand jury's decision to indict only one of the police officers being investigated for their roles in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. And as the messages poured in, Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron was quick to dismiss critics as 'celebrities, influencers and activists who [have] never lived in Kentucky'...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Nine schools in Los Angeles County and five in Orange County were named National Blue Ribbon Schools Thursday. The honor is awarded to campuses based on their overall academic achievement or success in closing achievement gaps among groups of students. Out of nearly 370 schools that earned recognition nationally, 36 were...
    For several months last spring, New York City was the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic: Hospitals were overwhelmed by patients, a makeshift morgue was erected in Manhattan, and residents feared to leave the safety of their homes. But after a months-long lockdown, New York gained the upper hand on the virus, and since then,...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Charter Schools USA, one of the largest operators of ‘public schools of choice’ in South Florida, is returning to ‘in-person’ learning. Seven of their Broward charter schools began allowing children to voluntarily return to the classrooms this week. Their Miami-Dade charter schools will begin face to face learning next week. It...
    Three Long Island schools earned top marks in 2020 and have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced on Thursday, Sept. 24 that 367 schools across the country were recognized for their overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among students. On Long Island, three high schools...
    STONY BROOK, New York (WABC) -- State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras visited SUNY Stony Brook University and Farmingdale State College to meet with their presidents to discuss how each campus is working to contain the COVID virus.Every two weeks 4,700 Stony Brook University students living on campus have to get a COVID...
    They gave him an F in basic courtesy. Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza angered DOE superintendents Wednesday when he failed to tell them they were furloughed during a conference call — and only later informed them via email, sources said. The omission infuriated already overwhelmed administrators — some of whom broke down in tears during an...
    With COVID-19 related expenses piling up, local governments and school districts face increasingly difficult economic challenges without the benefit of state aid. Schools have been tasked with implementing costly coronavirus mitigation and prevention measures just as the Cuomo administration halted millions in state aid, the Buffalo News reported. And more reductions may come at...
    School systems in Maryland will have the option to decide if they would like to reintroduce falls sports starting Oct. 7, Gov. Larry Hogan and the state’s superintendent of schools announced Thursday. A news release from the governor’s office said the decision was made after each of the state’s 24 school jurisdictions submitted their plans...
    Private schools will be able to reopen sooner than public schools in West Virginia after Gov. Jim Justice struck a deal with private schools, the governor announced Wednesday. School reopenings and other restrictions are determined by the number of COVID-19 cases per capita and the percent positivity rate in the school’s county. Each county...
    (CNN)New York City schools opened Monday with in-person classes for some students but remote learning for most -- and the first few days have been a bumpy ride for all.Jeffery White teaches ninth grade special education math and science at Sunset Park High School in Brooklyn. He described the start of remote teaching -- with...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Fall sports practices at Maryland public schools can begin October 7, Gov. Larry Hogan and Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon announced Thursday. Golf competitions can begin on October 7, with other fall sports starting competitions October 27. “The steps taken today are directly related to the needs of our students to be active...
    A lockdown at two schools has been lifted and a gun has been recovered following an emergency, Thursday, Sept. 24. At around 12:30 p.m., Hartford Police said the lockdown at Kinsella and Sport & Medical Sciences Academy had been lifted. Two people are in custody, police said, and one gun was recovered as well as...
    New York State has introduced a new tool for parents and educators to alleviate any concerns they may have about returning to in-person education amid the COVID-19 pandemic. New York Gov Andrew Cuomo announced that the state is adding new, more detailed data for individual schools and school districts to its COVID-19 “Schools Report Card”...
    With many of Maine’s schools shifting to online learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Maine’s two virtual charter schools are seeing long waiting lists due to state limits on how many students from each district can enroll. The Maine Virtual Academy (MEVA), which has been operating since 2015, and Maine Connections Academy (MCA), which began...
    Three schools in one Bergen County district are closed due to COVID-19 cases. Ramapo Ridge Middle School, Mahwah High School and Joyce Kilmer had all switched to remote learning as of Thursday. Ramapo Ridge Middle School and Mahwah High School both switched to virtual learning Tuesday. A staff member tested positive at the middle school,...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Some encouraging news for parents as children head back to school.A new report suggests the coronavirus is not spreading inside school buildings.That's according to research reported in the Washington Post.EMBED More News Videos A new report suggests the virus is not spreading inside school buildings. Public health experts have found that...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. As schools across the state put their new school plans to test this month, administrative teams are busy tallying up all pandemic-related expenses. Heading into a...
    Instructor Chablis Torres (C) reads to children in a pre-school class, wearing masks and at desks spaced apart as per coronavirus guidelines during summer school sessions at Happy Day School in Monterey Park, California on July 9, 2020. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Most people agree that in-person education is best for...
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine school systems will receive another $164 million in CARES Act dollars to help with health and safety protocols, the state's governor said. Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, said the money will be distributed to school systems using a weighted formula developed by the Maine Department of Education and school superintendents....
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence public school system is bringing high school seniors back to the classroom two weeks earlier than originally planned, in part to help them with the college application process. Seniors, who have been learning remotely, will now return to the classroom starting next Tuesday, rather than Oct. 13 as originally...
    Fewer than 1 percent of teachers and students have become infected with COVID-19 since classes began, according to a new study. The new data from Brown University’s National COVID-19 School Response Data Dashboard followed 550 schools across 46 states over a two-week period starting Aug. 31, with at least 300 conducting some form of...
    Fewer than 1 percent of teachers and students have become infected with COVID-19 since classes began, according to a new study. The new data from Brown University’s National COVID-19 School Response Data Dashboard followed 550 schools across 46 states over a two-week period starting Aug. 31, with at least 300 conducting some form of in-person...
    Two Wisconsin counties have warned this week that parents are sending their children to school despite testing positive for COVID-19. Health officials from Washington and Ozaukee counties know of at least three cases where students tested positive but still attended class in-person, Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department Officer Kirsten Johnson told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel....
    A new study from Brown University researchers finds that there is minimal evidence to support the idea that the coronavirus is easily transferred inside K-12 school buildings. What are the details? As highlighted by The Hill, researchers — who collaborated with school administrators across the nation on a new National COVID-19 School...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — An innovative company is hoping to provide families an opportunity to balance virtual learning by giving students an opportunity for hands-on educational enrichment that can help bring learning to life for students. Snapology is a STEM enrichment program that uses different types of building materials to help students learn and explore...
              Another school district has been hit by pornography being displayed in Zoom classes. On Friday, Williamsburg-James City County Schools(WJCCS) had two incidents in high school classes. “During two separate live instruction sessions, someone used an inappropriate photo as their profile picture,” WJCCS Strategic Communications Officer Eileen Cox told The...
              Since COVID-19 hit, official reports of child abuse and neglect have decreased nationally and in Virginia, but pediatrics experts warn that might not mean fewer cases of abuse. “When families and parents are under greater stress, generally abuse increases,” President of the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy...
    PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A major provider of software services to local governments and schools across the United States, Tyler Technologies, told customers Wednesday an unknown intruder broke into its phone and information technology systems. It could not immediately be determined whether ransomware may have been involved. The Plano, Texas-based company, whose website was offline,...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – More than 24 hours after it was announced Miami-Dade and Broward public schools will reopen next month, there still some concern on all sides. “For some reason, everything is being rushed. Usually when you rush things you forget things,” said Chad Schilling, a high school teacher in Broward. Schilling is on the...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Public School District extended the amount of time families have to enroll their middle and high school students into in-person or virtual learning programs. The new deadline for those families is Sept. 28. If families don’t make a selection by the deadline, the student will be enrolled in the virtual program....
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Public Schools hosted a virtual back-to-school summit Wednesday evening. The school district said the virtual summit was about coming together to support one another and problem solve during these unprecedented times. There was a conversation among Baltimore County Public School community educators. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking...
    Despite colleges campuses throughout the country struggling with coronavirus outbreaks in recent weeks, new early data suggests that the situation may be less severe for younger students and their teachers, according to a report by the Washington Post. Researchers at Brown University released their first set of data Wednesday from the college's new National COVID-19 School Response Data Dashboard,...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Anthony Avery is one of the more than 400 teachers and other Baltimore City school employees who received sudden notice they will be laid off just days from now. He was told October 2 will be his last day. “I’m a computer teacher. Right now, we’re virtually learning. It’s crazy to me that...
    Public school systems throughout the D.C. region are grappling with how to handle the new school year during the coronavirus pandemic. Many are urging caution, start dates are being pushed back and some form of virtual learning is being included in plans by multiple regional school systems. Below are the plans for school systems by...
    By MORGAN LEE, Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday weighed whether pandemic-related occupancy limits on private schools in New Mexico violate constitutional rights to equal protection and freedom of assembly, in a case closely watched by the Trump administration. The lawsuit by the father of a 7th-grader at a...
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday weighed whether pandemic-related occupancy limits on private schools in New Mexico violate constitutional rights to equal protection and freedom of assembly, in a case closely watched by the Trump administration. The lawsuit by the father of a 7th-grader at a prep school in Albuquerque says...
    By SALLY HO, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — A candidate for state education chief in Washington state who claimed to operate a nonprofit now says her organization does not actually have federal tax-exempt status. Maia Espinoza, who is challenging incumbent Chris Reykdal in the November election to become the state superintendent of public instruction, made...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some high schools in central Minnesota have to switch gears due to growing COVID-19 cases. While we don’t know how many students have tested positive, we do know that all ninth- through twelfth-graders at Brainerd High School, Brainerd Learning Center, and Lincoln Education Center in Brainerd will be begin distance learning Thursday....
    The organization that represents the country's for-profit colleges is attempting to recruit support among "urban members of Congress" as a bulwark against the legislative reversal of policy gains the sector has made during the Trump administration amid fears of widespread Democratic victories in November. [ READ: IG Probing DeVos Borrower Defense Rule ]The industry group Career Education...