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Biden plans ‘roughly a dozen’ Day One executive actions: aide

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks about his plan to administer coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines to the U.S. population during a news conference at Biden’s transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will cap a busy day......

Schools open, businesses closed as Portugal enters new lockdown

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LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal began the first day of a new lockdown on Friday with businesses closed and most people confined to their homes, although parents were able to take their children to school. Schools will remain open this time around, but some parents were nervous about the decision, which......

American teachers grapple with patchy COVID-19 vaccine rollout

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By Maria Caspani, Brendan O’Brien NEW YORK (Reuters) – For New York City high school teacher Rebecca Crawford, receiving the coronavirus vaccine meant taking the first concrete step towards seeing her students in person again, after an uncertain year that she spent mostly teaching online. New York City teacher Sari......

From a Small Rural Schoolhouse, One Teacher Challenged Nativist Attacks Against Immigration

Smithsonian
Just over a century ago, on May 25, 1920, Robert Meyer sat in a one-room church schoolhouse near Hampton, Nebraska, teaching 10-year-olds how to speak German by speaking the language himself. As Meyer lectured, he noticed a shadow pass by the sunlight doorway. It was the county attorney, who was......

De Blasio hates gifted schooling because it exposes his own failures

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Karol Markowicz As things weren’t tumultuous enough for Gotham’s parents, the Department of Education announced Tuesday night that this year’s test for the city’s coveted Gifted & Talented programs would be the last. The academic year has been disastrous. Remote learning is lousy, and as The Post reported recently, for......

What we know about the spread of Covid among children — and whether shutting schools reduces the risk

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An unused classroom at Karl Marx secondary school in Saxony-Anhalt, Gardelegen, in Germany. Due to the still comparatively tense Covid-19 situation, stricter rules apply in Saxony-Anhalt as well as nationwide. Schools are to remain in emergency operation until at least......

Meagre lockdown food parcels for English school children provoke outcry

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LONDON (Reuters) – Shared images of meagre food packages supplied to children by schools during England’s COVID-19 lockdown prompted an outcry on Tuesday and led the government to warn private suppliers to raise their standards. FILE PHOTO: Food parcels for families that received free school meal vouchers during previous lockdowns......

CBS Weekend News, January 10, 2021

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live Trump may face 2nd impeachment after deadly Capitol riot; Teachers adapt lesson plans following assault on the Capitol Copyright © 2021 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News......

Austria to roll out 5 million coronavirus tests for school pupils

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ZURICH (Reuters) – Austrian schools will receive 5 million coronavirus testing kits from Jan. 18, the government said on Saturday, as part of efforts to curb the spread of the virus when pupils eventually return to the classroom. FILE PHOTO: Austria’s Education Minister Werner Fassmann attends a news conference in......

New York will start scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations for education and public transit workers on Monday

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday the state will start scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations for the next group of people on Monday. That includes first responders, education workers and public transit workers. People 75 and older and public safety......

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigns in wake of Capitol assault

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday night became the latest Trump administration official to resign in the wake of the assault on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.  She said in her resignation letter to President Trump that there is......

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigns over Capitol riot, blames Trump rhetoric

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos attends the “Getting America’s Children Safely Back to School” event in the State Room of the white House in Washington, DC, on August 12, 2020. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images Education Secretary Betsy DeVos......

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos quits, cites Trump rhetoric

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of Michigan has become the second Cabinet secretary to resign a day after a pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In a resignation letter Thursday, DeVos blamed President Donald Trump for inflaming tensions in the......

English school exams cancelled after COVID-19 disruption

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Teacher Wendy Couldridge teaches her class online from her home as the country starts a lockdown, in Hertford, Britain, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge LONDON (Reuters) – Schoolchildren in England will not sit formal exams this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, education minister Gavin Williamson said on Wednesday, with......

British PM Johnson says England’s lockdown will be slowly unwrapped

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LONDON (Reuters) -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned parliament on Wednesday that ending England’s latest lockdown would require a “gradual unwrapping” over time, pledging that schools would be the “very first things to reopen”. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street, in London, Britain, January 6, 2021. REUTERS/John Sibley......

Joe Biden is set to pull America’s schools far to the left

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Max Eden Education reformers breathed a sigh of relief when it became clear that President-elect Joe Biden wouldn’t tap a teachers-union leader as his secretary of education, contrary to the post-election rumor mill. Instead, Biden nominated Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona. Compared to teachers-union leaders, Cardona appears moderate. But Biden’s......

Cambodia reopens schools and museums as others lock down

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PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia has started reopening schools and museums as it relaxes a six-week lockdown following a coronavirus outbreak late last year, marking a contrast with some neighbouring countries that are facing new restrictions due to rising COVID-19 cases. A student from the Sovannaphumi school wearing a face......

Kenya extends night curfew to March to curb COVID-19 spread

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FILE PHOTO: A health worker holds a tube containing a sample during free mass testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya, October 17, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya is extending its nightly curfew to March 12 as part of measures aimed at......

Soon-to-be Secretary Miguel Cardona, the time is now for an education stimulus

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY COVID has made already unequal education even worse. We must invest in communities of color to repair damage done by the pandemic and structural racism.         Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page......

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