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    SAN JOSE (KPIX) — School starts Wednesday for the San Jose Unified School District when hundreds of teachers will be ordered back to their classrooms but KPIX is learning that some teachers will stand their ground and teach from home. The district told teachers they could apply to teach from home if they had a valid reason, such as a medical issue. District leaders also said they would accommodate teachers who needed child care. However, high school teacher Kelly Walker said that has not been the case. Walker applied to stay at home because she was scrambling to find daycare for her 3-month-old son after district leaders decided teachers would be required to report to their classrooms. She found out...
              A Memphis man has won a lawsuit against the Tennessee Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners for denying him the right to work. As The Tennessee Star reported in 2018, state officials denied that man, Elias Zarate, a barber’s license because he did not have a high school diploma. A press release that the Nashville-based Beacon Center of Tennessee emailed Monday updated Zarate’s case. Beacon, a right-of-center think tank, represented him. “The judge ruled that it was constitutionally irrational for the government to require barbers to obtain a high school degree, especially when they don’t require one for cosmetologists, who perform essentially the same function,” Beacon officials said in their press release. Beacon...
    The city lost its attempt to avoid paying the $60 million verdict that was awarded to a Beacon High School student who was badly burned in a since-banned chemistry experiment gone awry, a judge ruled Monday. Alonzo Yanes was awarded the stunning sum by a jury on July 1, 2019 following a trial that detailed how Yanes, then 16, suffered horrific and disfiguring burns on Jan. 2, 2014, after his chemistry teacher, Anna Poole, conducted a “Rainbow Experiment” that erupted in a fireball. The trial also laid out the harrowing physical and emotional recovery that the teen went through in the months and years following the incident. “All of this excruciating physical and emotional trauma experienced by Mr. Yanes has...
    LOS ANGELES -- Two high school students created a music program to provide much need support to underprivileged kids during the COVID-19 pandemic. They host weekly virtual music lessons with a focus on emotional wellness."Music has just been so important in our lives," said Katheryn Williams, co-founder of Music for Milestones. "Because of the focus of our program, and it being focused on wellness, we felt that doing it virtually during this pandemic made our program all the more valuable," said Charu Balamurugan, the program's co-founder. "Being able to provide a sense of normalcy, at least once a week, is really amazing doing that." 5 year-old Isabella Pizarro has participated in the music program since its inception. She's learning to...
    Dr. Scott Atlas, senior fellow at Stanford University Hoover Institution and an outspoken critic of coronavirus lockdowns, has joined the White House staff as an adviser to President Trump. A White House spokesperson confirmed to the Washington Examiner on Monday that Atlas is now an adviser to the president but did not further explain what his responsibilities will be. Trump introduced Atlas at his press briefing the same day, saying only that he is “a very famous man” and that “he's working with us and will be working with us on the coronavirus.” Atlas has decried statewide lockdown measures for months, writing in April that lockdowns and isolation have cost the lives of people too afraid to seek...
    SAN ANTONIO – Prevented by the COVID-19 pandemic from proudly marching onto football fields, in parades or even practicing in the summer heat, Reagan High School director of bands Daniel Morrison had to get creative. "My thing with the students has been different doesn't mean worse," Morrison said. "We just kind of decided to just really go for it." This year, the Reagan High School Marching Band’s summer camp was not only virtual, it became an “all star master class” taught by professional musicians, and even a dancer. "Between the three band directors, we knew almost all of these people and were able to connect with them," Morrison said. Using funds from its budget that in the past paid for...
    A South Texas school district has officially suspended all UIL fine arts and athletic activities until Oct. 31, effectively ending its football season. Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD, located west of Corpus Christi, announced last Tuesday that these extracurricular activities would be suspended for the first nine-week reporting period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to MaxPreps, the Ben Bolt Badgers were scheduled to open the season in late August against Skidmore-Tynan. Their final regular-season game was scheduled for Nov. 6. Ben Bolt participates in District 16-2A Division I. The University Interscholastic League has allowed high school football teams in smaller conferences, 1A to 4A, to practice this month. The larger schools, 5A and 6A, have to wait until Sept. 7...
    The city lost its attempt to avoid paying the $60 million verdict that was awarded to a Beacon High School student who was badly burned in a since-banned chemistry experiment gone awry, a judge ruled Monday. Alonzo Yanes was awarded the stunning sum by a jury on July 1, 2019 following a trial that detailed how Yanes, then 16, suffered horrific and disfiguring burns on Jan. 2, 2014, after his chemistry teacher, Anna Poole, conducted a “Rainbow Experiment” that erupted in a fireball. The trial also laid out the harrowing physical and emotional recovery that the teen went through in the months and years following the incident. “All of this excruciating physical and emotional trauma experienced by Mr. Yanes has...
    FREMONT, Calif. -- Players from James Logan High School in Union City, California are making their community proud, and not just on the field. The team made an unforgettable memory while out on a weekend hike.One of the coaches posted a Twitter video Sunday afternoon, saying he, another coach and some players were hiking up Mission Peak, outside of Fremont, California, when they came across a man named Filipe, who was in a wheelchair, hiking with his family.Coach Lousi says Filipe was close to the top, but couldn't quite make it up the final steep and rocky section. So, some other hikers pointed to an easier route, and the players helped Filipe reach the summit. Me and another coach took...
    FREMONT, Calif. (KGO) -- James Logan High School is making the Bay Area proud. Players, former players and some members of the coaching staff helped carry a man in a wheelchair up to the summit of Fremont's Mission Peak.RELATED: Oakland's Laney College football team reacts to debut on Netflix series 'Last Chance U'One of the coaches posted a Twitter video Sunday afternoon, saying he, another coach and some players were hiking up Mission Peak, outside of Fremont, when they came across a man named Filipe, who was in a wheelchair, hiking with his family.Coach Cedric Lousi says Filipe was close to the top, but couldn't quite make it up the final steep and rocky section. So, some other hikers pointed...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — COVID-19 is crushing championship dreams. One of the largest conferences in local high school sports is canceling competition, impacting thousands of athletes. Last week, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf suggested that no high school sports be played until at least January of 2021. The Philadelphia Public League has decided to heed that advice, putting sports on hold due to the coronavirus. In a statement released Monday afternoon, the School District of Philadelphia says: “If guidelines released by the Governor’s office change, or are updated in a way that would allow programming to resume, we reserve the right to revisit our stance and provide further guidance on a safe return to play,” according to a statement from the School...
    ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Arlington Independent School District has announced a change to its policy for serving meals to children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2020-2021 school year. Schools qualifying to operate the Community Eligibility Provision provide breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price, and paid student meals. This new approach reduces burdens for families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals. Arlington ISD Schools participating in the CEP include: Adams Elementary Amos Elementary Anderson Elementary Atherton Elementary Berry Elementary Blanton Elementary Burgin Elementary Carter Junior High Crouch Elementary Crow Elementary Ellis Elementary Farrell Elementary...
    A Georgia high school sophomore who shared a viral photo of a packed school hallway said Sunday she has been receiving threats since posting the image last week. Hannah Watters said in an interview on CNN that North Paulding High School "used us as guinea pigs." Watters said she's faced threats since she and another student shared pictures that captured national attention showing students shoulder-to-shoulder in a crowded hallway, many without masks. "I know I'm doing the right thing and it's not going to stop them from doing it, but it is concerning, especially since it's a lot of the people that I go to school with," she said. "People I've known for years now that are threatening me now.'"...
    Last week, two high schoolers said they were suspended over viral photos of their high school’s packed hallways that were posted to social media. One high schooler remains unidentified, but Hannah Watters, a sophomore at North Paulding High School, gave an interview to CNN on Sunday night in which she shared she’s received threatening messages since her photos went viral. First, she explained her original motive in sharing the photos and video to Twitter, where they immediately got national attention.  "They kind of sent us to school and used us as guinea pigs to see what would happen later on,” she told CNN, explaining that she shared the photos because she believed it was the right thing to do, and that she...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Public League is suspending all interscholastic high school sports until January 2021. The Philadelphia Public League is the governing body for the city’s public school sports programs and says they decided to suspend sports to align with recommendations from Gov. Tom Wolf. It is unclear if Philadelphia public schools will play sports in the new year but a source tells CBS3 they hope to have a fall football season. Last week, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association paused mandatory fall sports activities for two weeks after Gov. Wolf’s recommendation. The PIAA is also asking for Wolf to work with them to find the best solution forward, highlighting the potential negative impact canceling sports may have on...
    The Georgia teenager who shared a photo of her classmates crowded into a hallway, with few of them wearing masks, says she’s been getting violent threats, CNN reported. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, last week Hannah Watters, a sophomore at North Paulding High School in Dallas, was concerned about the seeming absence of safety protocols at her school, as evidenced by a scene in which hundreds of her peers were crowded into a narrow hallway, and few of them were wearing masks. She then posted it on Twitter. Day two at North Paulding High School. It is just as bad. We were stopped because it was jammed. We are close enough to the point where I got pushed multiple...
    A Georgia high school has temporarily switched to online learning after several students and staff tested positive for coronavirus, news that came on the heels of a viral photo showing students packed in a hallway during the school’s return to in-person instruction last week. North Paulding High School in Dallas, about 32 miles west of Atlanta, announced the decision in a letter to parents on Sunday, just one week after students started the new school year, FOX 5 Atlanta reported. GEORGIA SCHOOLS REPORT CASES OF CORONAVIRUS AMONG STUDENTS, STAFF AMID REOPENINGS Paulding County Schools Superintendent Brian Otott wrote the school would hold remote classes Monday and Tuesday after parents were alerted that at least six students and three staff members had tested positive for COVID-19....
    This is the amazing moment a high school graduate seized an opportunity and took his graduation photos while wakeboarding.  Andrew Shaffer, 17, had the opportunity to wakeboard while at Lake Powell, Utah. Amazing footage shows Andrew balancing on the wakeboard, holding the rope with one hand. 
    A photo showing a packed hallway at North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia, on August 3, 2020. @ihateiceman/Twitter The Dallas, Georgia high school that punished students for posting pictures of a packed hallway says it will close for two days after nine people got COVID-19. Six students and three staff members tested positive for the virus since the school reopened on August 3, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. North Paulding High School superintendent Brian Otott told parents Sunday that the classes will be conducted online until Wednesday, WSB-TV reported. Photos of a crowded hallway at the school, with many not wearing masks, spread widely across social media on August 4, stoking concerns that schools could be...
    (CNN)A teen who shared a photo of a crowded hallway at her Georgia high school last week says she has been receiving threats after the image went viral.North Paulding High School sophomore Hannah Watters told CNN she and her family and friends have been receiving screenshots of group chats with threatening language against her.One message said "I know where this girl lives," she said. Other threats included, "We're going to jump every girl named Hannah in the tenth grade," and, "Hannah is going to have a rough day at school on Monday," Hannah told Boris Sanchez Sunday night on CNN's "Newsroom."The teen said she understands why people are upset but said she shared the photo because she felt like it...
    A high school in Georgia which shot to fame this week, after photos of the packed school corridors with mask-less students went viral, has announced that it is switching its lessons to online-only.  North Paulding High School confirmed six new cases among students and three infections of staff members, less than a week after school resumed.  On Sunday Brian Otott, Paulding County Schools Superintendent, said that the school would be closed on Monday and lessons would be online.  In a letter to parents, Otott said Monday and Tuesday will be used to clean and disinfect the school. North Paulding High School confirmed nine cases of COVID-19 this week, and will go online Images shared earlier this week showed few...
    A high school in Georgia that gained viral attention last week after photos emerged showing students, many without masks, in packed hallways says it will temporarily close after it was discovered multiple students and faculty contracted COVID-19 following its first week of classes. Dr. Brian Otott, superintendent for the Paulding County School District, said in a letter to parents shared by WSB-TV journalist Chris Jose on Sunday that the North Paulding High School will be switching from in-person instruction to digital learning this coming Monday and Tuesday.  Otott said in the letter that the announcement was the “result of our being informed of nine cases of COVID-19” at the high school after it resumed in-person classes last week. He said the district, which he added...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff BEAVER FALLS (KDKA) – All middle and high school sports in the Blackhawk School District have been postponed for two weeks after the district learned of a student-athlete tested positive for coronavirus. According to a letter sent from Superintendent Dr. Robert Postupac, the district was alerted to the positive test this weekend. They have said the district contacted the Pennsylvania Department of Health and contact tracing was initiated. They identified close contacts of the athlete and those people are also following isolation and quarantine protocols. Dr. Postupac has said that sports programs, including the marching band, may resume on August 24 pending no further directives from the department of health. “Should community...
    By Dakin Andone and Chuck Johnston, CNN A Georgia high school that came under scrutiny last week when a student shared a photo of a crowded hallway will temporarily move to virtual learning after it reported nine cases of Covid-19, according to a letter the school district sent to parents Sunday.   “As a result of our being informed of nine cases of Covid-19 at North Paulding High School following the first week of in-person instruction, along with the possibility that number could increase if there are currently pending tests that prove positive, we have consulted with the Department of Public Health and are temporarily switching the instructional method to Digital Learning at NPHS,” the letter from Paulding County...
    By Dakin Andone and Chuck Johnston, CNN A Georgia high school that came under scrutiny last week when a student shared a photo of a crowded hallway will temporarily move to virtual learning after it reported nine cases of Covid-19, according to a letter the school district sent to parents Sunday. “As a result of our being informed of nine cases of Covid-19 at North Paulding High School following the first week of in-person instruction, along with the possibility that number could increase if there are currently pending tests that prove positive, we have consulted with the Department of Public Health and are temporarily switching the instructional method to Digital Learning at NPHS,” the letter from Paulding County Schools...
    The high school in Georgia that found itself at the center of an uproar after students tweeted photographs showing crowded hallways has now decided to switch to virtual learning, at least temporarily, according to a report by CNN. As Mediaite reported earlier this month, two students at North Paulding High School were suspended for posting the tweets and photos, showing hallways crowded with students changing classes and a low percentage of students wearing masks. The school originally stood by their decision to suspend the students, but later reconsidered after major online backlash and revoked the suspensions. Sunday afternoon, CNN’s Jim Acosta introduced reporter Natasha Chen to explain the announcement about the school’s new policy, calling it “startling news.” Chen said that...
    Greg Kelley, a former Texas high school player wrongly convicted of sexually molesting a 4-year-old child three years ago, said he was 'labelled a monster' throughout his ordeal. 'I was labeled a monster, and you would see one out of every two people I interacted with on a daily basis talk terrible about me,' said Kelley, who spoke out in a new interview.  'Now that I've been exonerated, people's eyes started to open and not just follow accusations and the reports on the news. I've had a lot of people say they're sorry and that they're so happy for me,' Kelley explained.  'It feels good to hear that because it's opened a lot of people's eyes to not be so...
    In this photo posted on Twitter, students crowd a hallway, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at North Paulding High School in Dallas, Ga. (Twitter via AP, File) Days after a photo showing students in a jam-packed hallway at a Georgia high school made rounds on the internet, nine people have tested positive for COVID-19. As reported by ABC News, North Paulding High School in Dallas, Ga., sent parents a letter on Saturday informing families that six students and three faculty members who were on school premises last week have contracted the disease. “We have anticipated that COVID-19 would impact us as it has nearly every community, and the district has worked in partnership with the Department of Public Health...
    By SOPHIA EPPOLITO and FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — At a mostly white high school near Salt Lake City, the steps leading to the football field are covered in red handprints, arrows and drawings of Native American men in headdresses meant to represent the mascot, the Braves. “Welcome to the Dark Side” and “Fight like a Brave” are scrawled next to images of teepees, a tomahawk and a dream catcher. While advocates have made strides in getting Native American symbols and names changed in sports, they say there's still work to do mainly at the high school level, where mascots like Braves, Indians, Warriors, Chiefs and Redskins persist. Momentum is building during a nationwide push for racial...
    At a mostly white high school near Salt Lake City, the steps leading to the football field are covered in red handprints, arrows and drawings of Native American men in headdresses meant to represent the mascot, the Braves. “Welcome to the Dark Side” and “Fight like a Brave” are scrawled next to images of teepees, a tomahawk and a dream catcher. While advocates have made strides in getting Native American symbols and names changed in sports, they say there's still work to do mainly at the high school level, where mascots like Braves, Indians, Warriors, Chiefs and Redskins persist. Momentum is building during a nationwide push for racial justice following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the NFL...
    BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — At a mostly white high school near Salt Lake City, the steps leading to the football field are covered in red handprints, arrows and drawings of Native American men in headdresses meant to represent the mascot, the Braves. “Welcome to the Dark Side” and “Fight like a Brave” are scrawled next to images of teepees, a tomahawk and a dream catcher. While advocates have made strides in getting Native American symbols and names changed in sports, they say there’s still work to do mainly at the high school level, where mascots like Braves, Indians, Warriors, Chiefs and Redskins persist. Momentum is building during a nationwide push for racial justice following the death of George Floyd in...
    The Georgia high school that was the subject of viral photos and videos last week, in which students were crammed into a hallway and few of them were wearing masks, has had nine people affiliated with it test positive for the coronavirus, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, North Paulding High School made headlines last week after a student, sophomore Hannah Watters, snapped a photo of the unsafe situation and shared it on Twitter. Day two at North Paulding High School. It is just as bad. We were stopped because it was jammed. We are close enough to the point where I got pushed multiple go to second block. This is not ok. Not to mention...
    @ihateiceman/Twitter North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia, has been facing backlash after photos were widely shared on social media showing crowds of mask-less students filling the halls in the first week of school. At least nine cases of coronavirus have now been reported at the school, including students and staff, according to local news. The administration has said masks are a "personal choice" and suspended at least one student for posting the photos, although the suspension was later reversed. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Students at North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia, returned to class on August 3. Within a day, photos of many mask-less students filling the halls went viral on social media,...
    The Enfield community is gathering Sunday, Aug. 9, to hold a candlelight vigil for a local Teacher of the Year who died earlier this week in a motorcycle crash. Megan Arsenault, 37, is being mourned by the many people in the Enfield community whose lives she touched. “Meg Arsenault was an absolute cornerstone of our CLHS family and was taken way too soon,” said Jeff Larson, the high school’s principal. She was a music teacher at CREC Civic Leadership High School and a former U.S. Navy captain. She was the school’s Teacher of the Year, 2018-19. On Thursday, Aug. 6, at around 2:30 p.m., Arsenault was driving a motorcycle at the intersection of Locked Drive and South Road when she...
    Nine cases of coronavirus were reported Saturday in a Georgia high school that hit national headlines over viral pictures of its maskless students packed into hallways.  North Paulding High School confirmed six new cases among students and three infections of staff members less than a week after school resumed in a letter to parents.  The school did not provide details on whether the new cases were in quarantine, how many others may have been exposed, or whether it would be changing its safety measures which does not require students to wear masks.  It also didn't give any notice of whether classrooms could be shut down.   As a result, a whistleblower hotline has been created by a local representative to allow...
    The Enfield community is gathering Sunday, Aug. 9, to hold a candlelight vigil for a local Teacher of the Year who died earlier this week in a motorcycle crash. Megan Arsenault, 37, is being mourned by the many people in the Enfield community whose lives she touched. “Meg Arsenault was an absolute cornerstone of our CLHS family and was taken way too soon,” said Jeff Larson, the high school’s principal. She was a music teacher at CREC Civic Leadership High School and a former U.S. Navy captain. She was the school’s Teacher of the Year, 2018-19. On Thursday, Aug. 6, at around 2:30 p.m., Arsenault was driving a motorcycle at the intersection of Locked Drive and South Road when she...
    In Leander, Texas, football is religion. Every Friday night, a crowd of over 10,000 people—one-fifth of the entire population—congregates at A.C. Bible Jr. Memorial Stadium to cheer on the Leander Lions. And during the 2012-13 season, nobody elicited more oohs and aahs than Greg Kelley, the team’s star safety. Kelley’s combination of size—6-feet, 200 pounds—and speed made him a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks and anyone who dared to go over the middle. When he received offers from UTSA, Texas State, and Rice, it felt like the culmination of a years-long journey. “As a kid, I saw my parents’ financial position and their health position. When my Dad had a stroke he couldn’t be the provider for our family, so...
    White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller in South Korea last year.Susan Walsh/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.In 1932, a judge rejected Nison Miller’s US citizenship application on the grounds that he was ignorant. A few generations later, Nison’s great grandson, Stephen, would complain about a Latina housekeeper dropping him off at middle school in her cheap car. It made him “look poor,” Miller told his friend Jason Islas. Soon after, Miller told Islas they couldn’t be friends anymore. Miller explained the decision by attacking Islas’ height, bad skin, lack of confidence, and Mexican American heritage. “What he targeted was, looking back, an impressive feat of understanding what I didn’t like...
    Shorter University has announced recipients of competitive scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. On the list is Trion High School 2020 Graduate, Eli Duvall. Lyerly, Ga., resident Elijah Jordan Duvall received a Presidential Scholarship. The Trion High School senior is the son of Jeff and Amy Duvall. He lettered in tennis in grades 9, 10, and 11. He was a member of the Trion High School Marching Band, The Green Team, National Beta Club, National Mu Alpha Theta, and the National Society of High School Scholars. He served as vice president of Future Business Leaders of America and is a member of the Dry Valley Baptist Church Youth Group....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Transitioning from high school to college can be difficult for incoming freshman, especially during a global pandemic.Luckily, one company is hosting a virtual conference to help students best prepare for success.Marilyn Gilbert-Mitchell with MGM College Services LLC joined ABC7 Chicago via Skype to tell us about the virtual event.High school and college students who are transitioning to colleges, transferring schools and even transitioning into virtual learning will receive essential skills to adapt to new environments and the challenges that come with them.Gilbert-Mitchell says the conference will bridge the gaps between students and access to information.Experts from various professions will equip students with tips and strategies in four areas: Best College Practices; Financial Literacy and Wellness; Legal and...
    ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — High school coaches in the area are not ready to give up on the fall season. (Photo Credit: KDKA) The PIAA is asking Governor Tom Wolf and his administration to work with them and discuss fall sports. Until then, mandatory fall sports activities are on pause. Local coaches say sports are a hugely important part of students’ lives. They say while official activities are on hold, some preparation needs to continue even while the outcome is unknown. “If we don’t have a season, that’s bad for the kids. I just think it’s bad for the kids and some communities do rely on high school football, especially in Western Pa.,” said Andrew Baker, Bishop Canevin defensive...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s high school football season will be shortened to six games this fall and all teams will advance to the playoffs, if contact sports are approved by Gov. Mike DeWine, the state high school sports association announced Friday. The move follows a recommendation from DeWine’s office to shorten the season out of concerns the coronavirus pandemic might spike in early winter, the Ohio High School Athletic Association said. If DeWine approves a football season, all teams will enter playoffs beginning Oct. 9 and state championship games will be played no later than Nov. 21, the OHSAA said. DeWine has promised an announcement next week on whether high school contact sports, including football, soccer and basketball, could...
    A Georgia high school reversed its decision to suspend a student who tweeted a viral photo of a crowded hallway, which sparked widespread criticism for the school's apparent lack of social distancing, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sophomore Hannah Watters, 15, attends North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia. Earlier this week, Hannah tweeted a photo showing the hallway between classes, where students were packed in the hallways shoulder-to-shoulder with most of them unmasked. She and another student were suspended for sharing photos.Day two at North Paulding High School. It is just as bad. We were stopped because it was jammed. We are close enoug… https://t.co/x0k2JLqEFk — hannah (@hannah)1596568687.0Hannah's mother, Lynne Watters, confirmed that after a conversation with school...
    Two students from a Georgia high school said they have been suspended after they posted images on social media showing crammed hallways filled with maskless kids. Hannah Watters, 15, told BuzzFeed News that she was hit with a five-day out-of-school suspension for posting a photo and a video on her Twitter feed. Another student who preferred to remain nameless took a photo that went viral after it was shared by a Twitter account that goes by the handle @Freeyourmindkid. The second student who was suspended has not agreed to have their name publicized, so it is unclear if that student took the photo that was shared by @Freeyourmindkind. It showed a crowded hallway filled with dozens of kids on the...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says he believes there should be no high school sports for the rest of the year. Wolf made the statement on Thursday. “The guidance is that we ought to avoid any congregant settings. And that means anything that brings people together is going to help that virus get us,” Wolf said. “We ought to do everything we can to defeat that virus. So any time we get together for any reason, that’s a problem because it makes it easier for that virus to spread. So the guidance from us, the recommendation is, we don’t do any sports until Jan. 1.” Last week, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association released guidelines for returning to competition....
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With so much attention being put on the reopening of schools in Florida during the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Ron DeSantis turned some of his attention to high school sports on Thursday. The Florida High School Athletic Association Advisory Committee is still trying to determine when and how sports will start. This is what the governor had to say when asked about sports: coronavirus “The message is sports is an important part of people’s lives. This is really significant for students, coaches, parents. The governor’s office is supportive of getting them back into competition. Obviously, you do it with care and safety. An athletic director’s advisory committee reportedly recommended high school football be delayed until the end of...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With so much attention being put on the reopening of schools in Florida during the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Ron DeSantis turned some of his attention to high school sports on Thursday. The Florida High School Athletic Association Advisory Committee is still trying to determine when and how sports will start. This is what the governor had to say when asked about sports: coronavirus “The message is sports is an important part of people’s lives. This is really significant for students, coaches, parents. The governor’s office is supportive of getting them back into competition. Obviously, you do it with care and safety. An athletic director’s advisory committee reportedly recommended high school football be delayed until the end of...
    Two high school students in Georgia say they were suspended after they posted photos and footage of students – some of whom were not seen wearing a face covering – crowding in their school’s hallways after it resumed in-person classes. One 15-year-old student at North Paulding High School in Dallas, Ga., told BuzzFeed News in an interview on Thursday that she was suspended for sharing a photo and footage on Twitter of crowded hallways at her school earlier this week. She said the school suspended her for five days, saying she violated school polices that “stated that I used my phone in the hallway without permission, used my phone for social media, and posting pictures of minors without consent.” The alleged suspension...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of the suspects in mass attacks in the U.S. last year had experienced stressful situations, like losing their job, or had struggled with substance abuse or mental health issues, according to a Secret Service report released Thursday. The cases highlight the importance for law enforcement that people report suspicious or concerning behavior to head off potential attacks, officials said. The report, compiled by the Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center, examined 34 attacks that killed or injured three or more people in 2019. A total of 108 people were killed and 178 were hurt. Investigators found that nearly half of the suspects who had used guns had possessed them illegally, and about two-thirds...
    IT'S ALL ABOUT the Money, Honey. A high school yearbook containing a rare photo of Elvis Presley sold for over $2,500 in an auction Wednesday. 3 Elvis Presley's high school year was sold for over $2,600 at a west London auction houseCredit: Bournemouth News The King of Rock's signature graces the yearbook next to his photo, showing the king's boyish good looks just years before he broke into the music industry. "Best of luck to a swell pal, Elvis" the "Jailhouse Rock" singer wrote in the yearbook. Presley graduated from Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee in 1953. Enamored with songwriting and hoping to make it big, Presley spent the subsequent next three years writing and recording his songs before...
    A series of harrowing images that went viral on Twitter shows the inside of a crowded Georgia high school that reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the student who took the pictures has allegedly been suspended.  Hide Twitter user @Freeyourmindkid shared photos of the inside of North Paulding High School, about an hour outside of Atlanta, on Tuesday and Wednesday. The photos, which have been retweeted tens of thousands of times, confirm many skeptics’ fears about reopening schools as COVID-19 cases surge throughout the United States. The photos show dozens of students clogging the hallways, standing shoulder-to-shoulder as they switch classes, with only a handful wearing masks. Hide Football players at the school reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this...
    A Black teenage says he had to take off his Black Lives Matter mask during his high school graduation ceremony in York, Pennsylvania last month. Dean Holmes told CBS News that he wore it because Black lives are "at risk right now."  Holmes, 18, was pulled off the York Catholic High School graduation procession line by the principal on July 28 and was "forced to remove his mask," according to a viral Facebook post where his father, John, listed his grievances against the school.  John Holmes said his son's "freedom of expression was censored when he was compelled to remove his mask or face the very real possibility of not graduating." The school did not issue any specific warnings about masks or...
    While hand sanitizer has played a large role in public safety during the coronavirus pandemic, it won’t be found on school buses in New York state should classrooms reopen this fall. School buses in the state won’t be equipped with hand sanitizer due to the flammable nature of the alcohol-based substance, the New York State Department of Education said in an outline of the state’s school reopening plans. CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL NOT REOPEN THIS FALL; LESSONS WILL BE HELD REMOTELY “School buses shall not be equipped with hand sanitizer due to its combustible composition and potential liability to the carrier or district,” the NYSDE said. “School bus drivers, monitors and attendants must not carry personal bottles of hand sanitizer with them...
    Dean Holmes was 'pulled from the graduation procession line' for York Catholic High School's commencement on August 1 because he was wearing the mask A black high school student from Pennsylvania was forced to remove his Black Lives Matter face mask in order to graduate, according to the teen's family.  Dean Holmes had been participating in his graduation from York Catholic High School in York on July 28 when he was 'pulled from the graduation procession line' by the school's principal, his mother shared in a viral August 1 Facebook post.  Holmes was allegedly told that he would not be able to graduate when the principal - - Katie Seufert - pulled him aside and told him to remove the mask. ...
    (CNN)First, last and always, Pete Hamill, was a newspaperman from the old school -- happily at home in a newsroom roaring with profanity, poetry, punishing deadlines and quirky personalities. He dropped out of high school, worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a sheet metal worker, did a tour in the Navy -- and then walked into the New York Post in 1960 to start working as a night-shift reporter, the start of what became a legendary career. Errol LouisHamill died on Wednesday at the age of 85, days after breaking his hip from a fall. A lot of men and women can turn a phrase, land a big interview, meet a deadline or chase down leads. Hamill did...
    A TEEN whose 'rape' gripped the US has spoken out about her ordeal in a bid to help others who have gone through the same experience. Daisy Coleman and her friend Paige Parkhurst found themselves at the centre of a social media storm, and ostracized by their community, when the case of their sexual assault hit the headlines. 10 Daisy Coleman, who was sexually assaulted when she was 14, has spoken out about how she was dumped in her front yard and left to freeze to death   And despite going through the horrific ordeal, five years on, she says she forgives her attacker. The two teens, from Maryville, Missouri, were attacked in 2012 when they left their homes to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — High school football weather in Minnesota consists of warm summer nights to start season, slowly fading into an autumn chill worthy of gloves and blankets in the stands. That order will be reversed this year with the Minnesota State High School League’s decision to move the fall football season to spring, a time when winter can linger long enough to create a new set of outdoor challenges. Sam Bauer is an agronomist and owner of Bauer Turf, LLC. He specializes in soil and grass management. “The concern about football in March and April is real,” Bauer said. He said grass football fields in the fall are warm and have a cushion to them. In early spring, they’re...
    BRENTWOOD, Calif. (KGO) -- It will still be months before high school sports are likely to resume in California because of COVID-19.However, state health officials have given the green light for resuming preseason practices under certain specific guidelines.RELATED: California high school football players train without knowing if they will have a season this fallDue to coronavirus concerns, December is the earliest high school football can resume.That time frame is also true for high school basketball. And in both sports, many schools have held off on grueling preseason practices as they lack state health department guidelines for keeping those practices safe.The California Department of Public Health finally released those guidelines this week, not only for school sports, but also for club...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- High school holds a special place in life. These teenage years are defined by back-to-school night, rallies and homecoming.But as COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise in the Bay Area, all these rites of passage in a high schooler's life are being put on hold or canceled altogether.That's the case for Ysabella Ruvalcaba who is getting ready for her freshman year at Mount Pleasant High School in San Jose.RELATED: Building a Better Bay Area: Back to School"I feel for her, she is not going to have that experience with her friends, with any clubs that she wanted to go into, that whole first year freshman high school experience," said Ysabella's mom, Yanel Ruvalcaba.Instead, Ysabella will...
    FOLSOM (CBS13) — A social media post circulating in Folsom is prompting high school students to speak out. Many are calling the photo racist and want the person pictured in it, a Folsom High School student, to be held accountable. The photo, which shows a young man in sunglasses and a cowboy hat holding what appears to be a ceramic head of an African American person, was originally sent in a private message, but was leaked and shared more than 1,000 times online. The caption on the photo reads “Just a man and what’s left of his property.” It’s unclear who wrote that caption or what they meant by it. “I don’t know what was going through that person’s head...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The start of the school year is just about here, and we've heard from so many on what should or shouldn't happen. At the end of last school year, middle and high school students in California got a huge dose of distance learning. Some of them excelled and others struggled. News of more distance learning to start the upcoming academic year has garnered mixed reactions among teens."When they said they were going to start the year at a distance what was your reaction?"That was the question we asked Jaysyn Dempsey from Castro Valley High School. She quickly responded, "That's stupid, but okay I guess."RELATED: Building a Better Bay Area: Back to SchoolDempsey will be a freshman...
    Dean Holmes, a Black 18-year-old who graduated from York Catholic High School outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 28, says he was stopped by school officials shortly before receiving his diploma and told to remove his face mask. What did the mask say? “Black Lives Matter.” Holmes was allowed to join his peers and participate in the graduation procession after removing the mask, but as he told the York Daily Record: “You only get one high school graduation. I wish that mine didn't play out like this." The school says instead of face masks, it had students wear face shields. To this end, the school said that if students received prior approval, they were allowed to wear a plain face mask, without...
    By SALLY HO, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday that he's strongly recommending most schools offer online-only learning for students this fall due to COVID-19, and canceling or postponing sports and all other in-person extracurricular activities. “This pandemic will continue to grow unless something changes,” Inslee said, adding if every school district brought all students back "I believe we would see a dangerous increase of COVID activity.” Officials say the virus is still spreading too extensively in the state, which saw the nation’s first confirmed virus case in late January. Since then Washington has seen more than 59,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 1,600 deaths. Inslee, who made the announcement with the superintendent of public...
    (CNN)A Black student was forced to take off his Black Lives Matter face mask in order to graduate, his family says. Dean Holmes, a student at York Catholic High School in York, Pennsylvania, put on a Black Lives Matter mask under his face shield at his July 28 graduation ceremony. As students lined up before the ceremony started, the school's principal pulled him away in front of other students and told him to take off the mask, Holmes told CNN. Holmes had previously been told by another school official to take the mask off, so he eventually relented for fear to not being able to walk across the stage, he said. "I was so mad. I was shaking during the...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago high school has decided to scrap its symbol, after more than 100 years.Lane Tech's school council voted Tuesday to get rid of its controversial "Indian" mascot.But the decision has some divided.The large campus at Lane Tech is one of the city's oldest and largest high schools.And its Indian mascot has been around more than a century.That's long enough, according to the local school council, which voted unanimously to do away with the symbol."When we hear people saying that these images they created of us are supposed to be honoring to us and (are not) recognizing that we still live in genocide, that's not honoring, that's not OK," said Heather Miller with the American Indian Center.The...
    A former high school football star from Pennsylvania is alleged to have shot and killed his older brother. Michael Barbuto, 18, who played wide receiver and defensive back in his senior season last year at Central Valley High School in Beaver County, northwest of Pittsburgh, was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide in the death of his 29-year-old brother, Vincent. Police from Hopewell Township found Vincent Barbuto covered in blood and completely unresponsive by the time they got to his home on July 15th.  Michael Barbuto, 18, a former high school football star has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of his 29-year-old brother, Vincent Barbuto, pictured Vincent, affectionately known as Vinni, is pictured during his own graduation several...
    Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday ditched plans to have some students in classrooms to start the school year and announced a fully remote learning plan for the fall, CBS Chicago reports. This comes as the state faces a slow but steady rise in new COVID-19 cases and the possibility of a strike vote by the Chicago Teachers Union next week. CPS Chief Executive Officer Janice K. Jackson and Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Tuesday that all students would be learning remotely for at least the first part of the 2020-21 school year. "In a perfect world, students would be in classrooms more not less, but unfortunately that is not where we find ourselves today," Jackson said. Georgia 2nd grader tests positive...
    The Colorado High School Activities Association on Tuesday announced altered plans for athletics seasons to resume during the 2020-21 school year. CHSAA released the plans after working with Gov. Jared Polis’ office, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and the state’s COVID-19 response team. Under the plan, athletic seasons will be split into A, B, C and D seasons, which will last roughly seven weeks each. High school athletics, however, “are subject to change based upon any changes to national, state or local guidelines” relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact sports like football will be delayed to a season later in the school year. Season A in the fall includes boys golf, softball,...
    A former Pennsylvania high school football standout fatally shot his older brother, prosecutors alleged this week. Michael Barbuto, an 18-year-old Beaver County man who played wide receiver and defensive back in his senior season last year at Central Valley High School, was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide in the July 15 shooting death of his 29-year-old brother, Vincent Barbuto, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Hopewell Township police found Vincent Barbuto bloodied and unresponsive when they responded to his home and a coroner later pronounced him dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds, the newspaper reports. Barbuto was charged after several witnesses told investigators a Honda sedan was parked in front of his brother’s home when police suspect the shooting occurred,...
    A group of Alabama cheerleaders have come under fire for posing with a T-shirt bearing the image of the Confederate flag that said 'I love Redneck Boys'. The controversial photo depicting four white Daphne High School cheerleaders was posted on July 4 and was met with outrage for the symbol associated with racism and oppression in the South. 'I immediately see hate,' Reagan Coleman, a black cheerleader on the team who has since quit said to WKRG. 'There’s no two sides to that flag. That means hatred, That’s what it stands for for us. We were oppressed with that flag. They used it when they burned crosses in our ancestors’ yards. When it was railed around on horses. I don’t...
    New York Yankees: Gerrit Cole, a 14 year dream realized, through the eyes of a Yankee scout By: William Parlee August 5, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Yankees activate Luis Cessa ahead of Wednesday’s doubleheader ShareTweet0 SharesThis is a story about New York Yankees scout Dave Keith and new Yankee pitching ace Gerrit Cole.  If found the information from Keith to be fascinating.  I took this article in its entirety from The Athletic and they and Lindsey Adler should be credited for its content. Gerrit Cole, a Yankees scout, and a dream realized, 14 years later By Lindsey Adler Aug 3, 2020 17 Yankees scout Dave Keith was covering a scout ball tournament in...
    This story is part of “Parenting in a Pandemic,” WTOP’s continuing coverage of how parents are dealing with childcare, schooling and more through the coronavirus pandemic. Fairfax County school officials are providing parents with specific information on how class schedules, technology and special education will operate as the district heads for an unprecedented start to the school year with classes held entirely online. In a letter to parents and caregivers Tuesday, Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand said Virginia’s largest school district opted to start the year with 100% virtual learning in the face of staffing shortages that would have curtailed schools’ ability to provide students with high-quality, in-person instruction. “As educators, there is nothing we want more than...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — From missed proms to canceled graduations, the class of 2020’s final year of high school fizzled without much fanfare. Now, rising seniors have discovered the problems aren’t over as they head into their final year before college. They’re stressed trying to nail down times and dates to take college entrance exams. CBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory explains the latest drama with the ACT. With virtual class and virtually any school event canceled, the pandemic still leaves Rachel Johns with a normal rite of passage. The rising senior is readying for college application season, and needs to take the ACT exam. “We know that we have to participate in them in order to succeed, and there’s a...
    You can’t touch this high school principal’s hilarious back-to-school message to students: Stop! Sanitize. Dr. Quentin Lee, head of Childersburg High School in its namesake town in Alabama, knew his students would need a morale booster before coming back to class during the coronavirus pandemic. So the former band director tapped his musical talents to write and record a parody of MC Hammer’s 1990 classic, “U Can’t Touch This,” with a decidedly pro-hygiene theme. THESE HAND SANITIZERS AREN'T MADE WITH ENOUGH ALCOHOL, FDA SAYS Lee took just 15 minutes to rewrite the lyrics, according to Alabama NewsCenter, then he called local filmmaker Jaylen Mitchell to record the video. They also called upon a few students and teacher Jessica Veazey to play various...
    Another top city specialized high school is losing its leader. The principal of Bronx Science High School, Jean Donahue, announced her retirement in a letter to parents and staff Tuesday just weeks before the new academic year. “I will be retiring at the end of August,” Donahue wrote. “It has been my great pleasure and privilege to be principal at Bronx Science for the last seven years, and to have been an assistant principal and teacher here for many years before that.” The departure comes roughly a month after Eric Contreras, the longtime principal of another top city institution, Stuyvesant High School, left for North Shore High School in Glen Head, Long Island. Along with Brooklyn Technical High School, Stuyvesant and...
    GOSHEN — Multi-sport student-athletes who excelled academically and athletically in high school, more often than not, have had a strong track record for succeeding at the collegiate level. By the resume that he’s built up at Goshen High School, a 35-minute drive from the Cincinnati metro area, Connor Holmes is well on his way to success at Shawnee State. The senior, who was also a three-year letterman inside the school’s football program, will continue his career inside Bryan Sturgell’s bowling program and Phil Butler’s baseball program at SSU. For Holmes, the opportunity to seal up his destination and commit to a bowling program on the rise is a special achievement for the soon-to-be SSU two-sport seeker. “To me, it’s very...
    The L.A. County Department of Public Health said Tuesday that it would not consider any applications for waivers enabling elementary schools to reopen, citing high local COVID-19 case rates. The decision comes one day after the California Department of Public Health announced new guidelines for granting school reopening waivers, indicating that counties with case rates above 200 per 100,000 residents should not consider applications. The case rate in L.A. County is currently 355 per 100,000 residents. “We know that to many families, this is a disappointing announcement, but it’s based on the existing science and data that is guiding all of our decision-making. We need to ensure the health and safety of our children, school teachers and staff and...
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KABC) -- A music program started by two students at University High School Charter is providing much need support to underprivileged youth during the pandemic. They host virtual music lessons with a focus on emotional wellness."Music has just been so important in our lives," said Katheryn Williams, co-founder of Music for Milestones."Because of the focus of our program, and it being focused on wellness, we felt that doing it virtually during this pandemic made our program all the more valuable," said Charu Balamurugan, the program's co-founder. "Being able to provide a sense of normalcy, at least once a week, is really amazing doing that."5 year-old Isabella Pizarro has participated in the music program since its inception. She's...
    ALAMO HEIGHTS, Texas – With the summer winding down, there is a huge debate about students returning back to school in the San Antonio area regarding how they want to be instructed. Some of them are excited to return to the classroom while others are choosing to learn from home in school districts where that option is available. Alamo Heights Independent School District is one district where parents and students were able to make the decision. But there are concerns, including the quality of education. For incoming Alamo Heights High School senior John Brookreson, the decision is clear on how he wants to continue learning after a mandatory 3-week online back-to-school initiative beginning mid-August. “Of course, I chose face to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There will be a fourth season for some Minnesota high school athletes this school year because of COVID-19. The Minnesota State High School League moved the football and volleyball season from fall to spring. For more than three hours, the Minnesota State High School League weighed in on what to do about fall sports. The 18-member board voted Tuesday and gave soccer the green light to start on Aug. 17 with a shortened season and no scrimmages. MORE: High School Football Season Moved To Spring With Shorter Season, Fewer Games But for football that won’t be the case — with no Friday night lights this fall. They’ll have to wait until spring. Michelle Carstensen had to break...
    CHICAGO (CBS) —    While high school sports are limited in Illinois, they are going forward in the neighboring state of Indiana. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports from Lake Central High School with at look at how that’s playing out in one district. There are state decisions to move ahead with high school sports, but local districts can take stricter measures. When it comes to high school sports in the Hoosier state, let’s start with a tweet last week from the Indiana High School Sports Association reading “high school fall sports are on track to proceed as planned.” The extensive directives include face coverings “when not engaging in vigorous activity” and screenings for COVID-19 signs and symptoms. But in her list...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- At just 14 years old, a North Side high school freshman has made history as the youngest Democratic Deputy Committeewoman of Chicago's 40th Ward."I feel like people see me and they're like 'She's a little young'" said Ana Lopez-Alcantar.Lopez-Alcantar has campaigned for Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and even Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.40th Ward Democratic Committeewoman Maggie O'Keefe calls Alcantar an inspiration for future generation voters."Ana found me at the beginning of 2019 when I ran for alderman," said O'Keefe. "So when I decided to run for committeeperson she was one of the first people to come and step up and knock on doors with me again and talk to neighbors."Lopez-Alcantar says adults are often surprised at her...
    (CNN)A school that said a student couldn't attend classes if she didn't cut her dreadlocks did not infringe on the child's constitutional rights, the Supreme Court of Jamaica ruled Friday.The issue began in July 2018 when Kensington Primary School asked the mother of a 5-year-old -- identified as ZV since she's a minor -- to cut the child's hair or her acceptance into the school would be withdrawn.The mother refused to cut the hair. An injunction was issued that allowed the girl to attend school with dreadlocks until the ruling came out.The school had an unwritten policy of "no braids, no beads, no locking of hair" because parents do not wash their children's dreadlocked hair which leads to lice and...
    By JEFF AMY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Two suburban Atlanta school districts that began in-person classes Monday with mask-optional policies face more questions about COVID-19 safety protocols after on-campus pictures showed students packed shoulder-to-shoulder. In Cherokee County, dozens of seniors gathered at two of the district's six high schools to take traditional first-day-of-school senior photos, with students squeezing together in black outfits. No one in pictures at Sequoyah High School in Hickory Flat or Etowah High School in Woodstock wore a mask. In Paulding County, student pictures taken Monday and Tuesday show crowded hallways at North Paulding High School in Dallas. Fewer than half of the students shown are wearing masks. Critics widely derided the pictures on social media,...
    Douglas Ferguson is a rising senior at Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz, Texas. He's also a defensive tackle and middle linebacker for the school's football team, although he's not sure what his final season is going to look like thanks to the coronavirus. "Right now, we’re not allowed to compete, you can get with the team and do team workouts and strength and conditioning," Ferguson said. "It’s still a worry on my mind, everything in the news is saying it’s only gonna get worse before it gets better and I’m worried about having a senior season." Texas is one of a just a few states that are allowing a football season to go forward, albeit delayed. But other states...
    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. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health. Here are the latest updates from August 4: 57,162 confirmed cases; 1,620 deaths High school League delays football start; allows other fall sports to begin on time 57,162 confirmed cases; 1,620 deaths Four more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Tuesday, for a total of...
    GREENFIELD, Indiana -- A junior high school in Indiana put its COVID-19 plan to work after a student tested positive on the first day of school.Officials said the student attended part of the school day on Thursday."We immediately pull that student from class. We isolate them in a specific place in the clinic. Get the kid home," superintendent Dr. Harold Olin told WXIN. "We start doing contact tracing which means we go to those teachers. We get a seating chart. We find out who is in a close proximity to them. And I use that term 'close proximity' - that means within 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer."As the new academic year approaches, many schools across the country are...
    ROCKWALL, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – What happens if too many families choose in-person learning for their children when school starts in a few weeks? That’s a problem Rockwall ISD was having and leaders there came up with a solution. The families of 68% of Rockwall ISD students have chosen to have them go back to the classroom. The school district said social distancing requirements will make that impossible in its two high schools, Rockwall and Rockwall Heath. So all students will have spend as many as three days a week learning remotely. The district has informed parents that it plans to address it by having students at both schools with last names starting with A-K attend school on Mondays and Tuesdays...
    A PHOTO circulating on social media shows lack of coronavirus safety procedures at a Georgia school during first day back. One parent claimed on Twitter that the school pictured was North Paulding High School in Paulding County, Georgia. 4A photo of what is allegedly North Paulding High School on its first day is garnering attention online for its crowded hallways and lack of mask-wearingCredit: Facebook 4In Paulding County, schools are opening with "guidelines, not mandates"Credit: Rex Features In Paulding County, schools are reportedly opening with support from the Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Department of Public Health, however they are opening with "guidelines, not mandates", TMZ reported. The parent who identified the school on Twitter revealed...
    Crystal Cox/Business Insider As schools continue to determine how, and if, to safely reopen, many parents and educators are concerned about how to enforce hygienic measures protect against the coronavirus.  To show what those precautions may look like, a high principal in Alabama reimagined MC Hammer's '90s hit, "U Can't Touch This." In the video, Quentin Lee discourages students from using water fountains and continuously measures six feet of distance between students.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Parents and educators are understandably concerned about how schools set to re-open in the fall will enforce social distancing and other hygienic measures to protect against the spread of the coronavirus.  To add some levity to a fraught situation,...