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American Rescue Plan funding raises questions about Georgia schools’ reopening plans

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Georgia K-12 schools are receiving billions of dollars in federal aid through the American Rescue Plan Act, but some policy analysts wonder why certain schools had to wait for the incentive to reopen their doors. Local Education Agencies (LEAs)......

Closed schools are a harmful inequity, but teachers’ unions don’t give a damn

NYPost
Post Editorial Board In New York City and nationally, school shutdowns without question do the most harm to minority, low-income and special-needs students. And it’s beyond outrageous that the teacher-union leaders who are behind the most egregious public-school closures pretend the opposite. They’re making things easier on the members, knowing......

CDC says schools don’t have to disinfect daily. That’s a godsend

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Arizona Republic The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finally said what the research has been suggesting for months: Schools don’t need to be disinfecting surfaces daily. Will they take that to heart? It’s possible to spread SARS-CoV-2, the virus that......

Lost students in Arizona schools lead to teacher layoffs, partisan accusations

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here News of teacher layoffs at one of Arizona’s largest public school districts has the state’s elected officials pointing fingers over how to solve the issue. Gilbert Public Schools announced last month it would not welcome back 152 certified professionals......

A teachers union boss’ borderline anti-Semitic case for school closings

NYPost
Jack Elbaum Randi Weingarten leads the nation’s second-largest teachers union — which is alarming, since her recent remarks show her thinking on school reopenings to be confused, offensive and downright creepy. In an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency this month, the American Federation of Teachers boss repeated many of......

Andrew Yang was right the first time: UFT preventing schools from reopening

NYPost
Post Editorial Board What a way not to show independence: Mayoral wannabe Andrew Yang just withdrew his spot-on criticism of the United Federation of Teachers because … UFT boss Mike Mulgrew told him to blame Mayor Bill de Blasio instead. “I do believe that the UFT has been a significant......

NYC is on the brink — here’s what a new mayor can do to save it

NYPost
Post Editorial Board Our Wednesday front page, “Bell tolls for NYC,” marks not necessarily the doom of the city, but a warning: The town we all love faces an inflection point, a chance to rebound to new highs post-pandemic, or sink into something even worse than its horrific 1970s descent.......

Federal corruption prosecutors charge West Bloomfield schools official

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Detroit — Federal corruption prosecutors Wednesday charged the assistant superintendent of West Bloomfield schools with obstructing a grand jury investigation by lying to investigators and deleting emails. The case against Deanna Barash, 46, is the latest public corruption scandal involving a......

Alabama legislature stalls bill to lift ban on yoga in schools over Hinduism concerns

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lexi Lonas A bill in the Alabama state legislature to lift a ban on yoga in K-12 schools over concerns that yoga promotes Hindu practices has stalled. Conservatives groups opposed the measure in a public hearing, saying yoga is......

How the Rosenwald Schools Shaped a Generation of Black Leaders

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | March 30, 2021, 9:33 a.m. Little more than a century ago, deep in America’s rural South, a community-based movement ignited by two unexpected collaborators quietly grew to become so transformative, its influence shaped the educational and economic future of an entire generation of African American families. Between 1917......

Albany’s race to pay off friends — while shunning everyday New Yorkers

NYPost
Post Editorial Board State lawmakers are racing to cram as much cash for their allies into next year’s budget as they can by Wednesday’s deadline — without a care in the world for the needs of everyday New Yorkers. Legislative leaders are now finalizing a deal that could boost the......

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