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    Just two weeks after going remote because of a COVID-19 spike, the University of Wisconsin Madison is resuming in-person activities, despite what Gov. Tony Evers described as a “near-exponential” increase in coronavirus cases in the state. UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced Wednesday that the 45,000-student school would return to classroom instruction and reopen some dining,...
    Schools in Orange County are beginning to reopen. For parents trying to gauge the safety of their school’s plan, it may be useful to put the county’s numbers and procedures in context with how places around the world have handled school reopenings. Orange County got to this stage because new state guidelines announced at...
    Governor Jared Polis's September 25 press conference focused less on specific details of the COVID-19 crisis and more on delivering verbal valentines to residents of the state's Western Slope; the event took place at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. However, Polis did divulge that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today counted 709...
    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...
    In interviews with Campus Reform this week, students pushed back against President Donald Trump’s pick to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court of the United States. The problem? President Trump had not selected a replacement at the time of the interviews. “So Trump has actually just announced who he’s going to...
    The Trump administration has announced a rule limiting the open-ended stay for international students from countries, amid concerns about overstays, fraud and potential risks to national security. The new rule, proposed by the Department of Homeland Security, would allow those coming into the U.S. onto an F or J nonimmigrant visa to be limited to...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff JEFFERSON HILLS, Pa. (KDKA) — Students at Thomas Jefferson High School are upset and want a school board member gone. Students held a protest on Friday to call attention to removing the board member. It stems from a social media post the board member allegedly made, calling the Black Lives Matter...
    A zoom class was interrupted by the grandmother of one of the students, who argued with the teacher about Black Lives Matter. In the video, uploaded to TikTok, a woman can be seen wagging her finger at the screen and raising her voice, as the teacher attempts to calm the situation.   'All we're talking about...
    By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Friday that movie theaters and other entertainment venues can reopen after nearly seven months of closure during the coronavirus pandemic, and lifted a cap so more people in Michigan can attend funerals and other indoor events. The governor also issued an order...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — University of Minnesota’s infectious disease expert Dr. Michael Osterholm says the COVID-19 pandemic is just getting started. During an interview with News Talk 830 WCCO Friday, Osterholm said the pandemic is now in a “fall surge”, and cited college students on campus as one of the reasons. “It’s exactly what...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order amending the MI Safe Start order to reopen movie theaters and performance venues and requires face coverings for students in grades K-5.  “Michigan took some of the most aggressive action against COVID-19 in the country, and as a result, the health of our families and our economy are faring...
    MOSCOW – A Ukrainian military plane carrying aviation school students crashed and burst into flames Friday while landing, killing 22 people, the country’s emergencies service said. Two other people on board were seriously injured and four people were missing. The An-26 crashed while landing at the airport in Chuhuiv, about 400 kilometers (250 miles) east...
    Fayetteville State University students get off a Black Votes Matter bus at Smith Recreation Center on March 3, 2020 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images) On September 10 and 11, this historic summit, for the first time, brought together over 40 HBCUs from around the country to chart a way...
    SDI Productions | E+ | Getty Images Financial aid packages for next year might be woefully short for college students whose parents have lost their jobs amid the Covid-19 downturn. Students can begin applying for financial aid as early as Oct. 1. That's the first day they can fill out the Free Application for Federal...
    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS (CBSDFW) – Richland High School’s brand/mascot is now the Richland Royals instead of the Rebels. The Birdville ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to remove the former, controversial mascot and all related imagery after hearing comments from students, alumni, and parents in spring 2020. (credit: Birdville ISD) The district hired a branding company,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota officials have stopped a COVID-19 testing study after multiple reports that state and federal public health workers were greeted by racial and ethnic slurs as they went door-to-door. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pulled federal surveyors out of Minnesota this week after they experienced verbal abuse and intimidation....
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence College said Friday that its remote-only learning plan put in place due to a coronavirus outbreak that has affected more than 200 students has been extended another week until Oct. 3. Although the number of positive cases among students has been on the rise, the private Roman Catholic school has...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota officials have stopped a COVID-19 testing study after multiple reports that state and federal public health workers were greeted by racial and ethnic slurs as they went door-to-door. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pulled federal surveyors out of Minnesota this week after they experienced verbal abuse and...
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado State University is taking extremely aggressive measures to try to halt the spread of COVID-19 on its Fort Collins campus. On Thursday night, CSU informed students in two residence halls — Braiden Hall and Summit Hall — that they must go into mandatory quarantine immediately. It came after wastewater...
    P-aww — we knew it! Looking at photos and videos of adorable animals can significantly reduce stress and relieve anxiety, a new report claims. The University of Leeds in England and Tourism Western Australia recently teamed up to investigate the physiological and psychological impact that watching cute animal clips can have, finding that people’s blood pressure and...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – In-person classes at the University of Minnesota resumed this week, but a number of safety protocols are still being considered as the school adjusts to a learning model that takes COVID-19 into consideration. One of those safety protocols is the potential of moving back spring break. There is a proposal to move the...
    SAN ANTONIO – The Comal Independent School District has been named a District of Distinction for the second year in a row from the Texas Art Education Association, a press release said. Comal ISD was one of only 18 districts across Texas to receive the statewide award two years in a row. “Our art teachers...
    An allegedly mandatory class at the College of Eastern Idaho reportedly instructed its students to document the many forms of white privilege and male privilege. If students find themselves unable to list any white or male privileges, that, according to the school, is indicative of privilege itself, The College Fix reported. What are...
    By Heather Hollingsworth, Nicky Forster and Jocelyn Noveck | Associated Press MISSION, Kan. — It began with devastation in the New York City area, followed by a summertime crisis in the Sun Belt. Now the coronavirus is striking cities with much smaller populations in the heartland, often in conservative corners of America where anti-mask sentiment...
    IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) -- Health leaders say Orange County is moving in the right direction, but it's too soon to predict whether it will make it to the Orange tier on Sept. 28.This comes as students are heading back to campuses.With the okay from the state as of Sept. 22, some K-through-12 schools in the...
    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has proposed to eliminate "duration of status" on visas for international students, exchange visitors, and those working in international media. Officials are hoping to impose fixed end dates rather than allowing visas to be valid for as long as it takes them to get their degree or finish a...
    SAN ANTONIO – There have been more than 200 COVID-19 cases total among students and staff reported in Bexar County public schools since the end of July, according to a report from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The state health department and Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the first data for COVID-19 cases...
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa reported a jump of 1,086 new coronavirus cases on Friday. the second consecutive day of new cases exceeding 1,000. Four more people died, pushing the state’s death toll from the virus to 1,303. Data from state health and education departments indicate the virus is circulating in schools and nursing...
    By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, NICKY FORSTER and JOCELYN NOVECK, Associated Press MISSION, Kan. (AP) — It began with devastation in the New York City area, followed by a summertime crisis in the Sun Belt. Now the coronavirus is striking cities with much smaller populations in the heartland, often in conservative corners of America where anti-mask sentiment...
    French health officials reported 16,096 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours. A total of 31,511 people have died from the corona virus in France, and 497,237 cases have been reported. The Public Health UK (PHE) tweeted that 6,634 new cases have been reported in the UK, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 416,363....
    A new set of rules proposed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement could add significant restrictions to foreign students seeking visas in the United States.  Under the new regulations, students would only be granted visas for a set period of time of 2 or 4 years, rather than being...
    MISSION, Kan. – It began with devastation in the New York City area, followed by a summertime crisis in the Sun Belt. Now the coronavirus is striking cities with much smaller populations in the heartland, often in conservative corners of America where anti-mask sentiment runs high. The spread has created new problems at hospitals,...
    BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — Frustration is mounting for some parents and students in the Pennsbury School District in Bucks County. They want to know why kids can’t have some sort of in-person learning. Parents and students gathered outside the Pennsbury School District administration building in Yardley Friday morning to express their concerns. They want...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he is exploring the possibility of a “bill of rights” for students regarding COVID-19 regulations during a roundtable discussion. The Republican said it is “incredibly draconian” that students face possible expulsion for attending parties, according to a video of the Thursday discussion posted on his YouTube page. (RELATED: Florida Governor...
    GLEN MILLS, Pa. (CBS) – A Garnet Valley High School teacher was arrested for allegedly having “inappropriate internet interactions” with a recent graduate. Authorities arrested special education teacher 38-year-old Derek Vattelana on Thursday. He was charged with possessing instruments of crime, indecent exposure, and open lewdness. The victim is said to be an 18-year-old female...
    PARENTS are furious after a high school survey asked if students would have sex with a black person, and asked how they feel about white people. The survey was given to students at West Technical and Career Academy in Las Vegas, KTNV reported. 9Parents were outraged after students at West Technical and Career Academy reportedly...
    (CNN)A mother and father are mourning after their two children died from coronavirus just one day apart. Gerald "Jerry" Jones, 51, was a longtime paramedic in Volusia County, Florida. His sister, Shyla Pennington, 41, was a teaching assistant at Volusia County Schools.Their father, Greg Jones, shared a number of updates on his Facebook page after...
    PARENTS are upset as a high school survey reportedly asked if students would have sex with black people, and asked how they feel about white people. The survey was given to students at West Technical and Career Academy in Las Vegas, KTNV reported. 9Parents were outraged after students at West Technical and Career Academy reportedly...
    SYDNEY- Thousands of Australian students on Friday protested to demand investment in renewable-energy projects, though COVID-19 restrictions confined the events to small gatherings and online activism. About 500 protests were held across Australia, with other demonstrations expected worldwide on Friday. In Sydney, gatherings were limited to no more than 20 people, while in Melbourne,...
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– University of Colorado Boulder Senior Matthew Parone is stuck in student housing with nowhere else to go. This after the university banned all 18-to-22-year-olds from gatherings of any size, indoors or out, until further notice. The order was issued by the Boulder County Health Department and went into effect at 4 p.m....
    This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here. Hundreds of thousands of New York City students are heading back to school buildings in the coming days. Many of us have not seen our friends since schools were closed in March because of COVID-19....
    SYDNEY- Thousands of Australian students on Friday protested to demand investment in renewable-energy projects, though COVID-19 restrictions confined the events to small gatherings and online activism. About 500 protests were held across Australia, with other demonstrations expected worldwide on Friday. In Sydney, gatherings were limited to no more than 20 people, while in Melbourne, which...
    CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools said that 49,000 students failed to log into classrooms on the first day of remote learning, a figure it has now winnowed down to fewer than 6,900 after expanded outreach efforts. The figures released at Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting offer the first look at how many of Chicago’s 300,000...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Public Schools are partnering with Lyft and Uber to help students get their immunizations. All students must have certain immunizations to attend school. To assist families needing transportation, the rideshare services will offer free rides to students to immunizations appointments. Families with a scheduled appointments should contact their child’s school....
    Boulder County announced a new public health order Thursday barring all college-aged individuals from gathering for at least two weeks. The order bars all indoor and outdoor gatherings for people in the 18 to 22 age group and cites University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) students as causing a surge in COVID-19 infection. ...
    There’s nothing like a neat and clean work space to get the job done. The coronavirus pandemic has upended the traditional academic year for millions of American students, inspiring one crafty dad in California to make virtual learning a bit easier for local kids in need. To help start the school year off strong, the...
    CHICAGO — Allison Gorsuch, the mother of a Chicago kindergartner, made an impassioned appeal in front of the city’s school board this week: Spell out soon how the district will decide whether to bring students back to school buildings and when. The decision on whether to bring students back into school buildings on Nov. 9...