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    Lane Bridges Callie Brown Cora Conley The Chattooga County 4-H is proud to announce that three of their members were elected to serve on the 2020-2021 Northwest District Junior Board of Directors. Cora Conley and Lane Bridges, both 8th graders at Menlo Elementary...
    (CNN) — If college campuses want to remain open this fall, it may take frequent screening of college students, according to a modeling study published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open. The researchers found that screening college students every two days — even with a low-quality test catching 70% of positive Covid-19 cases —...
    PETALUMA, Calif. (KGO) -- There appears to be a battle brewing after two Black educators were laid off from their positions at a North Bay High School. Those educators believe they were racially discriminated against but the school principal is defending the administration's actions saying they are two of four people laid off due to...
    By DAVID RISING, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Children returned to school Monday in the northeastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the first in the country to start the new school year following nationwide shutdowns at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in March. Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek has advocated mask requirements inside school...
    BERLIN (AP) — Children returned to school Monday in the northeastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the first in the country to start the new school year following nationwide shutdowns at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in March. Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek has advocated mask requirements inside school buildings. But the school system...
    (CNN)If college campuses want to remain open this fall, it may take frequent screening of college students, according to a modeling study published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open. The researchers found that screening college students every two days -- even with a low-quality test catching 70% of positive Covid-19 cases -- is a...
    Shannon Dunn has to report in person to her job this week as a cafeteria manager at at elementary school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but she has no idea what she’ll do when her daughter starts kindergarten with online-only instruction. As a new school year begins this week in some states, Dunn, like many working...
    BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday accused the United States of “monitoring, harassing and willfully detaining” Chinese students and researchers in the U.S. Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin’s comments follow the denial of a bail request in California for a university researcher accused of lying about her ties to China’s military and Communist Party to...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Teachers Union is planning to rally outside City Hall to demand remote learning only this fall.As of now, Chicago Public Schools will be opening for modified in-person learning next month. But the city's teachers' union wants that plan scrapped for an all-remote model.RELATED: CPS, mayor release hybrid learning framework for...
    BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday accused the United States of “monitoring, harassing and willfully detaining” Chinese students and researchers in the U.S. Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin’s comments follow the denial of a bail request in California for a university researcher accused of lying about her ties to China’s military and Communist Party...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is investing in education throughout his city. On Monday, Mayor Liccardo is expected to announce new investments that will provide 11,000 hotspots throughout San Jose.Building a Better Bay Area: Back to SchoolHe also plans to have outdoor wifi at libraries, community centers, and parks.This is...
    By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press Shannon Dunn has to report in person to her job this week as a cafeteria manager at at elementary school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but she has no idea what she'll do when her daughter starts kindergarten with online-only instruction. As a new school year begins this week in some...
    By ELIZABETH SHOCKMAN, Minnesota Public Radio News ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Areli Cardoso does not want to send her 11-year-old son, Carlos Sanchez, back to in-person classes in Minneapolis this fall. But she’s not eager to go back to distance learning, either. Most of what she remembers from the school shutdown that began in...
    By LILLIA CALLUM-PENSO, The Greenville News GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Restaurants continue to contend with COVID, and universities plan reopening strategies for the fall, but for culinary schools, which combine both elements, the landscape is particularly challenging. While program leaders across the state say enrollment is down, there is still a great need for hospitality...
    BY CHRISTIAN MARTINEZ, By Lansing State Journal LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sean Holland has a memory of closing a multimillion-dollar business deal in Chicago. “Everybody was doing a toast to this deal. And I blanked out,” he said. “I was at the top of this posh restaurant and I was overlooking Lake Shore Drive. I...
            by Scott McClallen  The Buckeye Institute Wednesday joined an amicus brief supporting private school students in a July 7 lawsuit between several states and the federal government. At issue is a federal rule initiated by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, directing the U.S. Department of Education to share federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Parents of students with special needs are doing what they can to prepare for the upcoming school year. Amanda Garcia is frustrated and concerned with the uncertainty. Her daughter, Macy, is in elementary school in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan district. Macy is non-verbal, non-mobile and on a feeding tube. She loves school, which...
    Joe Biden sent his own children to an elite private school, and parades as the Black Lives Matter candidate, yet his policies are openly hostile to the educational choices that offer the best chance for minority advancement. The Biden-Bernie Sanders “unity” policy platform aims a dagger at charter schools, insisting they “undermine the many extraordinary...
    HOWARD COUNTY, MD. (WJZ) — They typically build and repair homes after natural disasters, but COVID-19 is forcing the local non-profit, Dreambuilders to change how they give back. Don’t worry, they’re still using their skills of building things to good use. DreamBuilders is used to building and repairing homes after natural disasters. They had a...
    District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Thursday that schools will stay closed for the first term and that all learning will be virtual, citing the well-being of students as the top priority. But on Friday, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said at a House hearing...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Playing for and empty bar probably isn’t summer performance Seven Greaves and Devonte Brunson were envisioning. Instead of performing in front of a crowd, they played together, but separated, at Herman’s Hideaway and streamed their concert on Facebook. (credit: CBS) “We don’t have a live audience, but the livestream went really well,” said...
    College students were interviewed this week by Campus Reform about the possibility of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden selecting Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate. Most students argued that it would be inappropriate to select Harris as a running mate due to her work as a district attorney in California. Campus Reform asked...
    An Italian man became the nation’s oldest graduate after passing his final exams at the age of 96, Reuters reported. World War II veteran Giuseppe Paterno completed his undergraduate degree in history and philosophy from the University of Palermo. “I said, ‘That’s it, now or never,’ and so in 2017, I decided to...
    The Cuomo administration is giving Mayor Bill de Blasio a lousy grade for his schools reopening plan. The tardy 32-page plan Hizzoner submitted to state officials on Friday looks more like “an outline” than a comprehensive vision and is tiny compared to those of other school districts, a senior Cuomo official said Sunday. “It’s...
    Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center of Infectious Diseases reports that well visits for children across the country have dropped 50 percent.With some children about to return to the classroom, there is concern about a possible drop in immunization levels and the impact that could have.We're talking about that with Dr. Michelle...
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Former students of the University of Lynchburg in Virginia want to cut ties with Liberty University and rename part of a building dedicated to the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that an online petition has received more than 700 signatures. Former students pointed to what they described as...
    AleksandarGeorgiev | E+ | Getty Images The cost of higher education has been rising for decades, but the federal government's Pell Grants program has not kept up with the cost of college tuition.  Federal Pell Grants are the largest source of government-funded grants. The Department of Education anticipates giving 6.8 million students grants for the...
    Getty People are hoping for a second wave of coronavirus stimulus checks. It’s looking up for college students in negotiations over the second round of COVID-19 stimulus checks. The Republican proposal in the U.S. Senate would extend stimulus checks to adult dependents, which means a lot of college students who didn’t get the...
    SAN ANTONIO – This incoming school year will be unlike any other in wake of the coronavirus pandemic and schools in and around Bexar County are working to figure out the best way to safely reopen. To help break down what the new year will look like, Dr. Sean Maika, North East Independent School District...
    WOODSTOCK, Ga. — John Barrett plans to keep his daughter home from elementary school this year in suburban Atlanta, but he wishes she was going. Molly Ball is sending her teenage sons to school in the same district on Monday, but not without feelings of regret. As the academic year begins in many places across...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's public high school graduation rate has dropped, only a year after state leaders celebrated the state reaching a milestone. The Advocate reports the senior class of 2019 had a graduation rate of 80.1%, down from 81.4% a year earlier, according to the state Department of Education. But in a...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen so students can go back to their classrooms, but the Maryland private school where his son Barron is enrolled is among those under county orders to stay closed. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said his order to stay closed for in-person instruction through...
    Black at Harvard-Westlake. Dear Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. Black at Oakwood School. Oaks Christian Stories. Dear Polytechnic School. These are among the Instagram accounts linked to some of L.A.'s most elite private schools — but created by students and alumni who are going public with personal stories of racism that have otherwise gone unheard. In...
    HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Tech University students want to help other students who didn't qualify for federal financial help related to the coronavirus. Michigan Tech set up the Husky Emergency Assistance Fund months ago. The graduate student government organization now is pledging to match up to $10,000 in donations from other students. Students received...
    In my nearly fifty years as a resident of Montbello, I've seen a lot of change in Denver Public Schools. As a parent, retired DPS teacher and community member, I'm accustomed to fighting to get what our kids deserve. And now, after serving on the Reimagine the SPF committee, I want the Board of Education...
    (CNN)The majority of Defense Department schools that educate the children of the US military are moving ahead with plans to return with in-class instruction later this month amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. More than 110 intend to return children to the classroom but 43 on bases where the highest level of restrictions have been imposed...
    (CNN)At this point in the Covid-19 pandemic, we each have our own list of our biggest coronavirus concerns. But there's one question that unites many of us, and that's "What is the next school year going to look like?"The answer to that question will depend on where you live -- and not just because that...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Students from across Chicago took to the streets demanding the removal of police from schools and universities.Thousands gathered in downtown Chicago near State Street and Jackson Boulevard Saturday night, sometimes blocking entire intersections.Defund the police: What it means and who it will affectEMBED More News Videos You've seen the sign and heard...
    In 2016, the American electorate polarized to a historic degree, though not by race or sex. The Democratic nominee performed worse with working-class whites than any other nominee, of either party, since World War II. Years later, elites continue to be confounded by how Donald Trump happened, whether he could stun again, and what his...
    BY BRIAN GORDON, Asheville Citizen Times ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — This fall, Grace Christian Academy will look fairly normal. The Cleveland County private school will welcome full classes of students, pre-K through 12th grade, to in-person instruction. Neither teachers nor students will have to wear face coverings and no virtual academy will be offered. While...
            by Bethany Blankley  Several reports and national surveys indicate that private and charter schools provided more meaningful educational services during state shutdowns than public schools did, and more parents are choosing nontraditional educational options this fall. A nationally representative survey conducted by Education Next found that while there was “a lot of...
    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen so students can go back to their classrooms, but the Maryland private school where his son Barron is enrolled is among those under county orders to stay closed. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said his order to stay...
    The city is in secret talks to buy out three school bus companies, and to operate their 1,300 vehicles itself, sources told The Post. Right now the Department of Education contracts with multiple firms that provide a total of 10,000 buses to transport about 150,000 students a year. DOE spokeswoman Miranda Barbot refused to comment...
    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, has reversed its decision to open its campus to some students for the fall semester due to the coronavirus. The Baltimore Sun reports that college President Kent Devereaux announced Friday the college will hold all of its fall classes online. He says only students with a...
    The British may have to trade their pubs for the safety of their pupils in the face of coronavirus. With virus cases on the rise in the weeks after the United Kingdom reopened pubs and other parts of its society, one British expert told the BBC new restrictions may be needed so schools there...
    Nonpublic schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, are ordered to remain closed for in-person instruction through Oct. 1. County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles announced the health directive to be effective immediately, citing the need to protect the safety of parents, students and teachers amid the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for the order. “At this...
    THE summer holiday is well under way and I can safely say that our schools and colleges deserve this one more than usual. It has been a really difficult school year for so many teachers, pupils and parents. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5To ensure students could still...