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    LYNNFIELD (CBS) – School officials in Lynnfield are pleading with parents to be open and honest about any possible COVID-19 exposure. In the past few days, the district learned four Lynnfield High School students had close contacts with COVID-19 positive people in their homes but did not inform the school. “This failure to inform us...
    A college professor in Iowa went viral online after she offered Thanksgiving meals to any kids who can’t go home for the holidays because of the coronavirus pandemic. "My email offer to make a few extra Thanksgiving meals would probably have been greeted by an – ‘oh that's nice’ fleeting thought last year," Liz Pearce, a...
    As the Thanksgiving holiday looms, more colleges and universities in the United States continue to abruptly shut down their campuses for the remainder of the fall semester because of increased COVID-19 cases across the country.   At the beginning of the COVID-19 shutdown last spring, colleges and universities scrambled to respond to the pandemic and...
    When it came to deciding whether his two college-aged kids would come home for Thanksgiving, Robert Lawton assessed the risk with military precision. “We’ve been talking about Thanksgiving since April,” Lawton, 56, an Army veteran who lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, told The Post. “We’ve tracked R0 values, transmission rates, fatality rates and vaccine news.”...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Two students from the Southland who attend Harvard are headed to Oxford to study as Rhodes Scholars, it was announced today.Elijah DeVaughn of Compton and Carissa Chen of Tustin were among 32 students chosen for the prestigious honor, which provides all expenses for two or three years of study at the...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Former President Barack Obama surprised thousands of students in Chicago Monday.They were told a special speaker would be at a virtual assembly, and when they tuned in Obama was there.RELATED: Barack Obama announces new memoir 'A Promised Land' due out after 2020 electionHe's also gave free digital copies of his new memoir...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two local students are receiving a high honor. They are both getting one of the top awards available to American college students, the Rhodes Scholarship. Vijayasundaram Ramasamy is a Johns Hopkins University graduate. The public health studies major graduated in 2018 after just three years at Hopkins. He wants to improve his...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — CBS2 has an update on a story it first reported Sunday night. As New York City schools operate remotely, some say a city day care program is turning away students with special needs. CBS2’s Lisa Rozner demanded answers on behalf of one mother, and Monday she got action. “She had to...
    Some students who have been attending in-person courses in Virginia’s largest school system are returning to virtual instruction. Fairfax County Public Schools said it has notified parents of “Group 4” students that their children will go back to all-virtual learning because of rising COVID-19 cases. Those students — who had begun in-person classes Oct. 26...
    An uptick in positive coronavirus cases had prompted two Jersey Shore school districts to return to all-remote learning this week. School officials announced their districts would go all-remote in Ocean Township and Manchester after new COVID-19 cases emerged.  Manchester schools opted to return to all-remote learning after four of its students tested positive.  Ocean Township...
    Another school has decided to transition to fully remote education due to COVID-19, but not for the usual reason. It wasn’t an outbreak of COVID-19 infections that forced the change in East Windsor High School, but the lack of available professionals due to the strain the virus has put on working people and families. There...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Students at New York's Columbia Business School who recently violated the university's COVID-19 travel policy are temporarily prohibited from attending in-person classes.The group of 70 MBA students had traveled to the island of Turks and Caicos on a trip that was not school-sponsored. None of the students have been suspended."An...
    ENGLEWOOD — The high school anime club was her idea. But when the moment came to log in on a recent Thursday evening, Demaya Holman hesitated.  Fitful sleep the night before and the daily gauntlet of online classes had left the freshman at Chicago’s Englewood STEM High School feeling drained.  As dusk fell outside...
    Unlike other major purchases in life, families know little about what they will actually pay for a college education when they begin the search. Without clarity on the eventual price, families think more about the academic and social fit of campuses rather than the financial fit. They believe, often incorrectly, that they can figure...
    Fourteen Southern California residents have been charged for their involvement in two “sham” schools allegedly funded with fraudulent workers compensation claims that cost insurance carriers more than $22 million, prosecutors said. The defendants were charged in three separate cases on counts of conspiracy, insurance fraud, receiving kickbacks and illegally paying for referrals, the Riverside...
    A Texas superintendent who believes in “love” and “prayer” to tackle the COVID-19 crisis has allegedly made face coverings optional in his schools — despite a statewide mask mandate that’s been in place since July. Lance Johnson, who oversees the Peaster Independent School District, has been openly defiant of Gov. Greg Abbott’s order, telling...
    PORTSMOUTH — Joe Biden signaled throughout his campaign and now as president-elect the possibility of forgiving student debt, a decision that could affect thousands of students at Shawnee State University. Originally a portion of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Heroes Act, Biden supports federal payments of $10,000 to help pay off student loans. That $3...
    SILVER SPRING, Md. (CNN/WJZ) — The coronavirus has put a number of parents out of work. That loss of income has made it difficult for families to put food on the table. One Maryland teacher is on a mission to change that. One kindergarten teacher in Silver Spring is going the extra mile to make...
    By MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Leaders of several Louisiana public school systems called on state officials Monday to relax coronavirus quarantine rules that have sent thousands of students home from school because they have been in close proximity to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. School superintendents from Ascension, West...
    A Texas superintendent who believes in “love” and “prayer” to tackle the COVID-19 crisis has allegedly made face coverings optional in his schools — despite a statewide mask mandate that’s been in place since July. Lance Johnson, who oversees the Peaster Independent School District, has been openly defiant of Gov. Greg Abbott’s order, telling parents...
    The families of two teenagers who died while playing Nerf War lost their wrongful-death lawsuit against a Minnesota school district. Jacob C. Flynn, left, and John A. Price IV  The suit had alleged that the staff of Lakeville Area Schools knew, or should have known, that a dangerous game was being played at the school....
    The state of Nevada will be under a “statewide pause” for the next three weeks, Fox News reports. In an attempt to curb the number of rising coronavirus cases, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced new coronavirus restrictions, including an enhanced mask mandate and capacity limits, that will go into effect Tuesday. Sisolak announced the changes during...
    A coronavirus outbreak at Concordia University in Irvine has infected more than 60 students and employees, prompting campus officials to cancel athletic practices and urge against out-of-state travel for Thanksgiving. The active cases — 49 on-campus students and 16 on-campus employees, according to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard — were found through antigen testing that...
    CUBA, N.M. — The midday arrival of a school bus at Cyliss Castillo’s home on the remote edge of a mesa breaks up the long days of boredom and isolation for the high school senior. The driver hands over food in white plastic bags, collects Castillo’s school assignments and offers some welcome conversation before...
    CUBA, N.M. — The midday arrival of a school bus at Cyliss Castillo’s home on the remote edge of a mesa breaks up the long days of boredom and isolation for the high school senior. The driver hands over food in white plastic bags, collects Castillo’s school assignments and offers some welcome conversation before setting...
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — The Harvard University student body has elected a Black president for the first time in the school’s history. “Me being a Black man from Mississippi is not something that I run from,” said Class President Noah Harris. “It was a historic election and for it to come in a year of so...
    This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here. After Mayor Bill de Blasio gave parents just one more chance to opt for in-person classes for the rest of the school year, only about 35,000 additional students are set to return, which will leave...
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System is in the midst of an effort it called “safe departure testing” to avoid sending students home for Thanksgiving with the coronavirus. The goal of the effort is to avoid sending home students who might be infected but are not showing symptoms, system Chancellor Dannel Malloy...
    By TRACEE M. HERBAUGH, Associated Press These weren’t the piano lessons of my youth. Quite the opposite. Gone was the septuagenarian teacher crowding me on a piano bench at my grandmother’s house, extolling the importance of Christian hymns. “Old Rugged Cross,” “Jesus Loves Me,” “How Great Thou Art." Grandma finally accepted my resignation after a...
    Another wave of coronavirus cases is sweeping across the country and schools nationwide are shifting back to virtual classes. Based on a growing body of evidence, researchers suggest that schools do not serve as hot spots or major points of spread for COVID-19. Instead, they argue the number of cases in schools reflect both the...
    These weren’t the piano lessons of my youth. Quite the opposite. Gone was the septuagenarian teacher crowding me on a piano bench at my grandmother’s house, extolling the importance of Christian hymns. “Old Rugged Cross,” “Jesus Loves Me,” “How Great Thou Art.” Grandma finally accepted my resignation after a few solid years of protest....
    By The Associated Press The Detroit News. Nov. 18, 2020 Killing Line 5 is bad for Michigan The best way to protect the Great Lakes is to move with urgency to build a tunnel deep beneath the Straits of Mackinac to carry vital petroleum products from Canada to Michigan and the Midwest. Instead, Gov. Gretchen...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – In a case filed by current and former students who said they suffered psychological injuries, a federal appeals court is considering constitutional arguments about whether Broward County officials had a “custodial” duty to protect students from the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The case went to the 11th...
    Columbia University temporarily banned at least 70 MBA students from campus after they took a group trip to Turks and Caicos amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The vacation was in violation of Columbia University's coronavirus travel policy, which suspended all domestic and international organized travel until further notice. 'All academic- or work-related travel, domestic or international, is...
    Another Fairfield County school is switching over to its distance learning model through the Thanksgiving holiday as the mounting number of COVID-19 cases caused a minor staffing shortage. Nathan Hale Middle School in Norwalk went all-virtual beginning on Monday, Nov. 23 due to newly confirmed COVID-19 cases. Students will not return to in-person learning...
    High school senior Mia Irvin-Pollard had hoped to finally win a title running track this year. She wanted to ramp up fundraising as the head of her school’s Black student union. But the pandemic quickly put a dent in those plans to build up her college résumé for the first step in her journey to...
    After more than a year of roiling controversies over how to teach ethnic studies in K-12 through college classrooms, discord erupted anew in a debate last week over course content and how to meet legal requirements, with many wondering: Can California get it right this go-round? The state’s top instructional-policy makers for K-12 education...
    By COLLIN BINKLEY, AP Education Writer BOSTON (AP) — A friendly feast shared by the plucky Pilgrims and their native neighbors? That’s yesterday’s Thanksgiving story. Students in many U.S. schools are now learning a more complex lesson that includes conflict, injustice and a new focus on the people who lived on the land for hundreds...
    More than a thousand schools in California reopened classrooms this fall with an array of safety measures — face masks, hand sanitizer, distanced desks — to keep kids from spreading the coronavirus. So far, for the most part, educators and experts say, it appears to be working. But with the virus now spreading so alarmingly...
    (CNN)Efren Berrones grabbed his luggage and booked a 4,000-mile flight home to Houston fearing his mother would be highly vulnerable to Covid-19 and alone. In the past seven months, Berrones, a sophomore at Hawaii Pacific University, withdrew from school for a semester to stay with his mother, who has several autoimmune disorders. Without a job,...
    Susannah Remillard, middle, speaks to one of her sixth-grade students at Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in East Harwich, Mass. In a growing number of U.S. schools, students are now learning a more complex Thanksgiving story that involves conflict, injustice and a new focus on the native people who lived...
    ALBANY PARK — The Chicago Children’s Choir is hosting a virtual open house for its Albany Park Neighborhood Choir on Dec. 8.  This free event is for students in third grade and up and their families who want to learn about joining the choir. There will be activities, like learning a song together, playing games and connecting with current Children’s Choir...
    CUBA, N.M. - The midday arrival of a school bus at Cyliss Castillo’s home on the remote edge of a mesa breaks up the long days of boredom and isolation for the high school senior.   The driver hands over food in white plastic bags, collects Castillo’s school assignments and offers some welcome conversation before...
    Justice Alito is right. In a recent speech, Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, a conservative jurist, paid tribute to Justice Elena Kagan, his liberal colleague. As Alito recalled, Kagan once expressed "love" for the Federalist Society, a conservative legal affairs organization, despite the fact that the society was not "my people." Kagan's appreciation for legal perspectives...
    Fourteen Southern California residents have been charged by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office in three cases of suspected workers’ compensation fraud related to two alleged “sham” schools that caused a loss to insurance carriers in excess of $22 million. The investigation involved two for-profit vocational schools, Ryon College in Riverside and Sutech School in...
    By Petra Mahira and Matthew Tostevin BANGKOK (Reuters) - A row over a Thai woman who held up a placard alleging sexual abuse in schools has put a spotlight on harassment in the education system even as she draws threats of legal action for misrepresentation and attacks for soiling Thailand's image. The issue is the...
    CUBA, N.M. (AP) — The midday arrival of a school bus at Cyliss Castillo’s home on the remote edge of a mesa breaks up the long days of boredom and isolation for the high school senior. The driver hands over food in white plastic bags, collects Castillo’s school assignments and offers some welcome conversation before...